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Wildfowl Cottage

Donington, Lincolnshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This cosy, converted barn is situated in the owner’s sprawling grounds with a beautiful pond and wildlife
  • Sit on your private patio and watch the wildfowl, chickens, geese, and wallabies
  • Situated on the Lincolnshire Fens with access to nature reserves and historic castles
Property code: 83540

Take a break from the daily hustle and bustle in this quaint converted barn in Lincolnshire, perfect for couples or a family wanting a wildlife-filled trip with lots of attractive wildfowl on your doorstep.

The cottage is located on the Lincolnshire Fens, with a wealth of local history. The historic market towns of Boston, Spalding, Donington (all within 10 miles), and Sleaford (15 miles) are nearby. Take boat trips from Boston out into the Wash, with excellent bird watching areas, or visit Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve (35 miles), near Skegness. Visit the Fen Rivers for course fishing with Bream, Roach, Pike, and Zander. Ingoldmells’ Fantasy Island (36 miles) and Maplethorpe (45 miles) provide a great day out for all ages. Another attraction a little closer is the city of Lincoln (35 miles) and its Norman castle. Lincolnshire is home to the RAF and if you are lucky enough, you could see the Red Arrows practising.

Step into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and make yourself at home. The lounge area offers lots of comfy seating to curl up and relax in front of the TV. The kitchen area offers everything you need to rustle up a hearty meal during your stay, including an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and microwave. There is a farmhouse dining table where you can sit and plan the day's activities ahead. The barn benefits from a handy downstairs shower room with a shower and WC. Heading upstairs there are two bedrooms, a family room with double and single bed, with views over the surrounding countryside and a twin bedroom with views over the pond and gardens.

There is a patio area with seating and a BBQ, perfect for those warmer days when you’re relaxing with good company and enjoying the surrounding wildlife. Head through the gated garden to reach the wildlife pond teeming with unusual wildfowl and wallabies. There is off-road parking for three cars.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 family room with double bed and single bed, and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and microwave
  • TV in the lounge
  • An exclusive patio garden area for guests to use with seating and a BBQ, shared grounds with wildlife pond
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Pub and shop within walking distance miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Liz Johnson

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Liz.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phillip, 5th July 2024

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Reviewed by Patricia, 28th June 2024

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Reviewed by Janet, 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by Linda, 22nd September 2023

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Margaret really nice . Surrounding lovely. Animal's really friendly.

Reviewed by Joyce, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Ian, 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Felicia, 4th August 2023

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Wonderful, welcoming host. Amazing garden, great for kids to play. Will be back!

Reviewed by Bharat, 30th June 2023

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Wonderful host, very friendly. Location is very good to visit all major towns in Lincolnshire. It was a pleasure and sheer joy to feed the wildfowl, chicken, ducks, emu and wallabies everyday in the back garden.

Reviewed by Brian, 12th May 2023

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We were made to feel extremely welcome by Margaret our host. Wonderful place to stay for a few days whilst we attended the flower festival in Spalding. The small holding that the property sits on is a real delight with a small lake for the birds. This was a great location for our small doggie & Margaret very kindly looked after Archie our little doRead moreg for us on a couple of days allowing us to visit the Sandringham Estate & go out on our bikes. Thank you Margaret for making us feel so welcome Hide

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Location

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