The Bothy | A romantic luxury eco-retreat in the heart of rural Lincolnshire

This handcrafted little hideaway provides an ideal escape for couples searching for luxury near Lincoln. The Bothy, in the quiet village of Martin, is part of a converted stable with country oak beams and cosy corners. It is run by owners who are clearly keen to share their passion for local and organic produce. The Bothy is a special place for that perfect break away. And now your pet can enjoy it too!

Step inside this retreat and you enter a world created by local craftsmen, with a natural look. The living room includes a wood burning stove and underfloor heating, perfect for winter evenings. The beamed living and dining area is warm, earthy and cosy with a leather sofa and chair and a pine dining table – where you will find a special hamper with fresh fruit, beautiful flowers and bottle of wine waiting for you to get your carefree break off to a luxury start.

You can wake up in a cast iron bed, in The Bothy’s ground-floor bedroom, which looks out over the garden. Then, step into the beautifully tiled wetroom with an unusual wooden soaking tub for laying back and relaxing. For an extra guest, there is a snug and charismatic single box bed tucked under the staircase - ideal for children or small adults.

The Bothy’s handcrafted little kitchen includes an Everhot range cooker and every modern convenience for cooking. You will find Lincolnshire sausages and organic butter and milk plus organic eggs from a local farm in the fridge, and on the side there will be a loaf of freshly baked bread. Yes please!

A doorway from here leads to the patio and small private garden – so you can enjoy the summer sun, the autumn colours, or the clear winter skies. There is a small enclosed private garden with bird-feeding table, a picnic table, barbeque to use with lawnchairs, a basket swing and pots of herbs.

Special care has been taken to make this accommodation suitable for those with limited mobility (M1). The floor is level throughout and doors are all extra wide. There is also a ‘walk-in’ shower area and grab bars in the bathroom.

There is ample parking adjacent to The Bothy. And, while you are visiting, make the most of the sights that are only a short drive away. These include Lincoln, with its grand castle and beautiful cathedral. Also there are marks of aviation history across the area. The famous golfing centre of Woodhall Spa is only a few miles away too, along with a wealth of walks and cycle rides around Woodhall Spa. We recommend couples seek out the Kinema in the Woods, a tiny and unique cinema venue in Woodhall Spa.

The Bothy’s owners have given us a whole set of great food hotspots to seek out while you are there. They tell us that The Royal Oak, only a 7 minute stroll away, has been completely refurbished and serves good pub food in a warm atmosphere.

Four miles from the door, in Woodhall Spa, is the historic Petwood Hotel, which used as an military hospital in the First World War and, in the Second World War, acted as the officers mess for the 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron. Their atmospheric Squadron Bar is full of memorabilia and tributes to Guy Gibson. You can have bar meals and sit outside or have afternoon tea in the wood-panelled room with a roaring fireplace in the winter.

The pub/restaurant in the next village of Timberland as well as The Village Limits just outside Woodhall both create lovely meals using local produce. A bit further away and not far from Coningsby is the Leagate Inn, a really oldy-worldy pub which hasn’t been tampered with! And finally, in Lincoln, it is worth seeking out the Brown’s Pie Shop on ‘The Steep’, not far from Lincoln Castle and the cathedral. The Bothy’s owners also recommend Shakesby’s in Horncastle and the The Old Bakery Restaurant, in Lincoln - both serve excellent meals using local produce.

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The Bothy at the Manor House Stables, near Woodhall Spa
The Manor House
Timberland Road
Martin, Nr Lincoln

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