Unique, quirky holiday home | The Tower - RAF Wainfleet, Friskney, near Skegness
Fantastic far reaching views | The Tower - RAF Wainfleet, Friskney, near Skegness
  • Cottage
  • Friskney, near Skegness
  • UKC1178

RAF Wainfleet - The Tower


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 3

  • 1

Hot Tub
Car parking on site

The Tower at RAF Wainfleet offers truly unique accommodation, steeped in history with amazing views and a private hot tub.

Ground Floor:
Utility room
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request), Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request), Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Third Floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Fourth Floor:
Living room:
With 42’’ Freeview TV and CD player.

Stairgate available on request. Patio with garden furniture. Hot tub (private). Private parking for 6 cars.

All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site). Garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue (shared with other properties on site). ½-acre grounds. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced dyke 25 yards from the properties.

These four delightful properties are nestled in the beautiful, Lincolnshire countryside and offer unique accommodation, steeped in history. Enjoy amazing views across the marsh to The Wash and onto the North Norfolk Coastline and Hunstanton from this former observation tower at RAF Wainfleet. Along with three former, above ground bunkers, there is accommodation to suit individuals as well as a large group. The Tower (ref: UKC1178) has double bedrooms on three floors with the living room located on the fourth floor, boasting stunning 360° views. Hurricane (ref: UKC1179), Lancaster (ref: UKC1180) and Spitfire (ref: UKC1181) offer comfortable, single-storey accommodation, ideal for a family holiday or a break away for friends.
Great fun for the younger ones is the additional quirky feature of the Westland Lynx helicopter, set within the grounds of RAF Wainfleet. With a double bed, mini-fridge and TV, guests can book this direct with the owner, in addition to their main accommodation, for just £60 per night.
The bombing range, which The Tower was built to observe, first came in to use in the 1890s as an army artillery range and becoming a bombing range in 1938, which is where The Dambusters practised during WWII. You can still see the ships that were used as targets until 2009.
The land and marshes around are abundant with wildlife and great for dog friendly walks. It is possible to walk along the old sea banks to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve with its visitors centre. Inland, Friskney offers a village shop as well as the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park which is home to ten tigers amongst other wild animals. There is a pub serving good food and drink at the end of the lane and the visitors centre at Batemans Brewery is just 3 miles and away always worth a visit. The traditional seaside resort of Skegness is 8 miles away and Boston, with the famous St Botolph’s Church, which boasts an extraordinarily tall tower, known as the Boston Stump being 14 miles away. Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests.


  • Customers' Choice 2021, 2020, 2018


All Ensuite


Cot Available

Fishing Nearby

Games Room

Golf nearby

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Hot Tub Privacy - Private

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pub Within 1 Mile



Unique Cottages



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews


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  • Pulloxhill

  • Friends


out of 10

An unusual and very pleasant place to stay. The standard and cleanliness of accommodation was excellent. The location was stunning. I would recommend it to anyone as a base to explore the local area. As three keen motorcyclist it was ideal for us to explore Lincolnshire and the heritage air museums. The only drawback was the state of the roads across the fens and the mud, which means having to give the bike a deep clean when we got home. Overall an excellent place to stay

12 Sep 2022

  • Friends


out of 10

We had a fabulous time at the tower. The accommodation is so much more glamorous than I expected. Had a fabulous time there with 7 friends 

10 Sep 2022


  • Lincoln

  • Family


out of 10

Had a very good stay at the tower. The hot tub was excellent and all the facilities at the tower were very clean. Managed quite a few walks in the local area local facilities, pubs and restaurants were a little hit and miss, make sure you book ahead and that the opening times are still valid. Wifi was good, plenty of parking available and the site easy to find. Kitchen is well stocked and the beds comfortable, the views from the living area at the top of the tower were amazing. Overall an interesting and enjoyable stay.

4 Jul 2022

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