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The Old Forge

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Saxilby, near Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Explore the delights of Lincoln from this former blacksmith’s forge, which is also well placed for walking, golf and fishing.

Superbly renovated, this detached, former blacksmith’s forge offers very comfortable and well-appointed, single-storey, detached accommodation for a couple close to the cathedral city of Lincoln in the village of Saxilby. Whether you are looking for a base from which to explore the area or simply a relaxing holiday home, then The Old Forge has it all. In a secluded location within the owners’ grounds, it is only a short walk to the shops, local pub and restaurants, as well as the canal connecting the River Trent to the vibrant Brayford Wharf in Lincoln. Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, housing the Magna Carta Centre, are a short drive away, located in the Bailgate area of Lincoln with its many restaurants and shops, and a walk down the hill into the centre of the city and the Brayford Wharf area. Newark Showground is about 20 minutes’ drive away and is well known for its international antique fairs. There are walks and cycle routes from the door, as well as golf courses and fishing in the local area. Shop 20 yards, pub 200 yards, restaurant 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two 32" Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 30 yards.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    spotlessly clean, well equipped with things like bedside torches and all the little bits like washing machine liquid, so rare to see this sort of attention to detail and comfort. The owners were really welcoming and the goodies basket was so nice, only ever done this for neighbours house guests when they rented their home out in summer, never before had we been given one ourselves. The village was well supported with transport regularly and we used the buses twice so we could leave the car behind, there was a chippy as well as co-op and one stop. Pretty cottage style garden and own entrance and parking so we were left to ourselves. The furnishings etc were of good quality too. Lots of small gardens to visit, Lincoln Cathedral and Castle if wanted one can get a bus up Steep hill area to them from bus station. Olivers small boat trip was friendly and individual phone booking a One and half hour trip with a cream tea included £5 each, so cheap. Chrissy even walked us to the bus station so we got there ok.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Excellent accommodation in a good location, very good public transport into Lincoln, nice canal walks which also includes good pubs for eating and thirst quenching. Couldn’t ask for more!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    This was our second visit to the Old Forge which was perfect for our needs. Centrally placed to visit many of the local attractions. Well decorated and cleaned to perfection. The welcome hamper was a great touch and much appreciated. Our hosts gave us access to their beautiful garden which was perfect for that evening stroll. Local shops were good and the Co-op was a short distance away. I can recommend the local Fish & Chip shop. I have no hesitation to recommend this property as it is of the highest quality.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    Have already stayed here twice really like it has all you need David and sue are really lovley couple also have relations in village so to have some where nice to stay helps so shall be back again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2018
    Exceptional accommodation. Friendly and helpful hosts providing homely touches in decor and welcome pack. Would definitely book again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2018
    The former blacksmiths forge has been superbly renovated into a very tasteful cottage .It has every thing you need and is a very good base to explore.we used it to visit relations and have already booked to come again. I would strongly recommend it you wont be disappointed.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    A lovely, spotless little cottage which was very well equipped. Very cosy and comfortable and owners friendly and helpful. Only one snag - it is on the main road and traffic noise quite noticeable but it didn't spoil the holiday !

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2018
    Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage with lots of unexpected added extras.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/03/2018
    One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stopped in. Everything was of the highest standard and very clean. The welcome basket was a pleasant surprise and very enjoyable. The bathroom was beautifully appointed and lovely and warm.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Very nice accommodation, friendly hosts and a great welcome pack. Good location for Lincoln and walking. Right next to grocery shops.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    Very Happy to stay at The Old Forge again, our 3rd stay! It's a lovely warm and cosy retreat, well equipped and handy for visiting Lincoln and surrounding area. I'm sure we'll be back again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2017
    We fell in love with the place as soon as we walked through the door. Very good use has been made of the available space and is perfect for two people. The rooms are larger than I expected from the photo of the outside of the property. The fittings are of very good quality and the property is well equipped. Sue and David are very welcoming and not at all intrusive but were available by one means or another if needed. There are many great places in the area if you enjoy walking and Lincoln itself is well worth a visit for the history. I should imagine the garden is beautiful in the summer but as we went in autumn it was not the time of year for sitting out. However, we experienced the lovely autumnal colours of the trees in the garden and enjoyed watching the squirrels instead. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be returning.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 28 reviews collected by Reevoo
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