The Hayloft | A luxury eco friendly cottage for two in rural Lincolnshire

A rural and thoroughly romantic retreat, the Hayloft is an eco-friendly yet luxurious 18th century stable conversion. Situated close to the Wolds, Lincolnshire coast and the Fens this is a rural escape for those seeking peace and tranquillity.

The Hayloft takes its eco credentials very seriously: solar panels and a wood pellet boiler provide hot water and heating, insulating materials include cotton and hemp, paints and wood stains use citrus essential oils as solvent and a floor-screeding is made from limecrete and recycled glass. But most impressive about all this is that you’re not constantly reminded of it – the Hayloft looks and feels just how you would expect a luxury barn conversion to be (so you will be allowed in without the sandals!).

Features include wood burning stove, cast iron bed, an unusual ‘box bed, a large flat screen TV and a luxurious bathroom with copper bath and shower and small sauna. On top of this you’ll be welcomed by an extremely scrummy hamper with local and (where possible) organic products such as milk, eggs, and sausages, tea, coffee, freshly baked bread, a bowl of fruit, a box chocolates and (when in season) flowers and vegetables from the garden.

The open plan living area/ kitchen has exposed beams and lime-washed walls. Fabrics are soft and natural and colours are warm and earthy - the wooden floors are covered in braided or wool rugs and recycled cotton mats. Tucked away in a corner of the living room is a double ‘Box Bed’ or ‘Snug’ - a bed boxed in and enclosed by a curtain, similar to those found in old-fashioned crofters’ cottages - a lovely place to relax or an additional sleeping space for two. The kitchen area is well equipped with a Belfast sink, full-size dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker, an unusual ‘retro’ microwave, an Italian wooden refrigerator and a range of quality kitchenware.

The main bedroom is lovely and peaceful and has a double cast iron bed, small ornamental fireplace and an en-suite toilet & sink. The luxury mattress is made of organic Welsh wool covered in organic cotton, and the sheets, bedspreads, quilts and curtains are all of cotton too. The main bathroom at the other end of the ‘Hayloft’ is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Here you can soak in the deep copper bateau spa bath, relax in the sauna or freshen up in the shower! Natural soaps and other luxuries are also provided for pampering yourself during your stay.

A little private garden surrounded by a hazel hurdle screen is situated at the bottom of the outside staircase behind the Stables. A picnic table on a brick patio, a barbeque set, bird-feeding table and a basket swing make this garden a room to relax in.


  • Under floor heating throughout
  • Wood burning stove
  • 26” Sony HD-ready digital TV and DVD player
  • Reproduction record player /CD Player
  • Selection of books, games, DVDs & CDs
  • Seating and place settings for 4
  • Rangemaster cooker, microwave, toaster and kettle, full-size dishwasher
  • Range of quality kitchen equipment
  • Baby’s high chair and travel cot (on request)
  • Toiletries, linen and towels included
  • Small enclosed private garden with table & chairs, BBQ and lawn chairs
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer a few steps away
  • All heating and fuel included in price
  • Hamper and all other food included in price
  • Ample parking adjacent to Stables
  • Short Breaks also available, please enquire

While you are visiting, make the most of the sights that are only a short drive away. These include Lincoln, with its castle and beautiful cathedral, famous for the Magna Carta. 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 Hayloft’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 Hayloft’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 Hayloft at the Manor House Stables, near Woodhall Spa
The Manor House
Timberland Road
Martin, Nr Lincoln

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