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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, 17/08/2018
    Had a great week at the Old Forge accommodation and owners fantastic would highly recommend. Lots to do in area and excellent rail link to lincoln only 10mins so hardly used car which was great.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    The Old Forge was an excellent place to stay, couldn't find any faults with the accommodation and easy access to Lincoln and surrounding areas. The owners David and Sue were very helpful and friendly, plus loved the welcome pack and all the little extras which made our stay so comfortable. Certainly deserves 10 out of 10.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    This is a gem of a place in Saxilby, local amenities so close at hand including the railway station making visits Lincoln so easy, less than 15min on an efficient service. Waiting for the train meant we were able to talk to local people also waiting for the train, they are all so friendly. We walked around the village each morning, everyone says good morning to you, a very welcoming village. The garden at The Old Forge is amazing (as good as Monty Dons'), I counted 47 fragrant roses, the Rambling Rector's scent filling some of the High Street as well as the garden. There were several honeysuckles so evenings on the patio was a heady mixture of beautiful fragrances, so relaxing. It was hard to believe you were in the middle of a village. Dave and Susan have done a marvellous job, they are knowlegable, friendly and very welcoming - the welcome pack being an indication of their friendy outlook. We would definately go back again if visiting that area, it is well worth a visit.

  • 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.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo
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