Luxury self-catering accommodation on the border of the Lincolnshire limestone heath and the Witham valley.
Centrally located at the heart of rural Lincolnshire, and only 15 minutes drive from The city of Lincoln. The Granary is a beautifully converted Lincolnshire barn, bursting with character and the perfect location from which to explore this historic county.
Situated on the very edge of the rural village of Digby, the Granary forms one side of the original yard and stables.
Sympathetic conversion of The Granary has resulted in a light and spacious holiday let with plenty of room to relax and unwind. The high quality fixtures and fittings, including antique furniture and fine artwork, combine with the original building fabric to create an atmosphere which is both luxurious and relaxing.
The ground floor consists of a semi open-plan kitchen and lounge area with underfloor heating and fossil stone floors throughout. There is also a separate storage room and WC.
The lounge is cosy and inviting with a big comfy sofa and soft yellow cushion. The dimmable chandelier and Retro side lamps produce a warm glow and the wood-burning stove creates a focal point for snug evenings and lazy afternoons. A TV/DVD/CD and a wide selction of games and books will prevent boredom creeping in on even the wettest of days.
French windows lead onto the guest's private patio with views across the open countryside
Spacious and modern but retaining many original features, the kitchen is clean and light with everything you could need for your time at The Granary. It is well equipped with a fridge and seperate freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, oven, toaster, coffee maker and microwave. Exposed beams, a large round table, dimmable lights and antique chairs will make mealtimes a memorable feature of your holiday.
The original granary stone steps have been restored and lead off the kitchen to the first floor.
With exposed beams and open ceilings to the ridgeline, the bedroom and bathroom take you back in time to when they were used to store the farm's grain. We have retained the original floor plan and as many as possible of the quirky hooks and pegs that adorn the beams.
The generously proportioned bedroom has been furnished with a mixture of contemporary solid wood furniture and antique pieces. A romantic crystal chandelier takes pride of place in the roof void and combined with the high quality bed linens and fluffy white bathrobes makes bedtime a pleasure.
The bedroom has a king-sized bed and a cot can be arranged in advance. Because it is not possible to install a stairgate we believe the Granary is really only suitable for babes in arm; from experience we know how fast crawlers and toddlers can move!
The sky light is fitted with blackout blinds to make sure that early mornings can be late mornings.
Probably the most indulgent space in the house, this is a room for pampering and relaxation. Pride of place goes to the large copper bath which takes some time to run but is worth it in the end! Other fixtures include a wash basin, heated towel rail, spacious shower, WC and shaving point. Another dimmable crystal chandelier adds to the WOW factor.
Large fluffy towels, dressing gowns and a selection of quality toiletries are included.
Accessible from the lounge and parking area, the garden consists of a stone terrace and gravel area with raised beds and a wooden table and chairs. To the east the garden overlooks our large pond and mature trees, to the north there are views over the countryside to the spire of the neighbouring village. A herb and vegetable garden is available for guest's consumption according to the seasons.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but owners are asked to keep them off the furniture and ensure they are supervised at all times. Pets must not be left unattended for any length of time in either the house or garden. An outside hose and a couple of dog towels are provided just in case!
Owners should bring their own bowls, bedding etc.
The garden is enclosed by a picket fence but guests are welcome to walk their animal on a lead within the grounds. Please be aware that we have horses nearby which makes keeping your dog on a lead essential.
There is a generous allocated parking spot immediately adjacent to the property and within the Manor House gates.
Sample the delights....
Although maybe best known for our famous east coast resorts of Skegness, Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe, with their beautiful sandy beaches and 'kiss-me-quick' delights, Lincolnshire offers a multitude of lesser known but equally impressive attractions to suit all tastes. For many it is the 'unspoilt' nature of the county which is its main draw. Here you are unlikely to suffer from crowds, over-priced attractions and mass-produced 'tourism'.
Below I have attempted to give a brief overview of the jewels in Lincolnshire's crown (plus a few lesser known gems).
Red Lion pub (serves food and only a five minute walk!), dating from the 1600's
Church of St Thomas a Becket with its well preserved Norman entrance arch and traces of Anglo-Saxon stonework
Medieval cathedral (used as a location during filming of 'The Da Vinci Code' and for the coronation scenes in 'Young Victoria')
Lincoln Castle which houses one of only four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta
Steep Hill - access to the historic core - boasts numerous independent and quirky shops selling Lincolnshire produce, second-hand books, craft items, fine wines, teas and coffees, good food and traditional sweets
Christmas Market, first weekend in December every year
European Steampunk Festival
The Collection - a state of the art museum and art gallery (www.thecollection.lincoln.museum) with FREE admission and a good shop and restaurant
The Theatre Royal (www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk))
Drill Hall (www.lincolndrillhall.com) host a range of evening entertainment in superb surroundings
A once fashionable Edwardian Spa town with an outstanding delicatessen and butchers, icecream parlour and independent book and coffe shop
The Kinema in the Woods, (www.thekinemainthewoods.co.uk), 2 screen independent cinema in a converted from a concert pavilion in the 1920s. Cheap and includes wurlizter at peak times
National Golf Centre (www.woodhallspagolf.com)
Picturesque Georgian limestone town 40 miles to the south
Museum, art gallery, brewery as well as plenty of shops and restaurants
Tolethorpe Hall to the south is the renowned Stamford Shakespeare open air theatre which hosts productions throughout the summer(www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk)
Burghley house, south of Stamford towards the A1 (www.burghley.co.uk)
Downtown Superstore and garden centre, just under half an hour away, off the A1 near Grantham. The garden centre has a particularly impressive Christmas selection (www.oldrids.co.uk)
Springfields retail outlet, near Spalding (www.springfieldsshopping.co.uk)
Meadowhall shopping centre at Sheffield
Horncastle, an historic market town well known for its antique shops and Roman history
Hemswell Cliff Antique Centre, north of Lincoln, calling itself 'The Largest Antiques Centre in Europe' (www.hemswell-antiques.com)
Bi-monthly International Antiques and Collectors Fairs held at the Newark Showground, only half an hour west of Digby. Reputed to be Europe's largest antiques events there are up to 4000 stalls to visit (www.iacf.co.uk)
Historic Sites and Stately Homes...
Tattershall castle, church and Almshouses owned by the National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk)
Belton House about 20 minutes away (used as a location for the BBC's filming of Pride and Predjudice)
Woolsthorpe Manor, the birth place of Sir Isaac Newton (www.nationaltrust.org.uk)
Grimsthorpe Castle in the south of the county (www.grimsthorpe.co.uk)
Belvoir Castle beyond Grantham (www.belvoircastle.com)
Doddington Hall, an impressive Elizabethan estate to the west of Lincoln, famed for its gardens, is well worth a visit (www.doddingtonhall.com)
Gainsborough Old Hall to the north-west is a magnificent medieval manor visited by Richard III and Henry VIII (www.gainsborougholdhall.com)
Skegness famed for roller coasters and kiss me quick hats also boasts wildlife reserves where seals and birds can be viewed
Donna Nook, 2 miles from North Somercotes, you can see grey seals and their pups throughout much of November and December (www.lincstrust.org.uk)
Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park (www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coastalcountrypark)
The Deep, over the spectacular Humber Bridge, is an internationally renowned aquarium (www.thedeep.co.uk)
The Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty (www.lincswolds.org.uk)
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirby (www.lincsaviation.co.uk)
Newark Air Museum (www.newarkairmuseum.org)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre at Coningsby (www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/visitorscentre)
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre near Cranwell (www.cranwellaviationheritagecentre.com)
Tipus de propietat
Lincoln , Anglaterra, Regne Unit