With views over countryside and refurbished to a high standard this spacious, cosy and family friendly cottage is a perfect retreat at any time of the year.
Valentine Cottage is detached and is situated in rural village of Stainton by Langworth
The village church, unique with its sheep which graze the churchyard, as in ancient times! is open for viewing and holds just one service a month.
Stainton by Langworth is a small rural village, located on Lincolnshire's Cycle Route One, off a single track road which is used for local access only. It is just six miles from the beautiful, historic Cathedral city of Lincoln with its ancient buildings, cobbled streets, restaurants, shops, theatre and cinema.
The cottage provides an ideal base for touring the county. The Lincolnshire Wolds with splendid natural scenery and picturesque villages, market towns and castles are a short drive away. The coast with its unspoilt beaches and seaside resorts is within 35 miles.
The area is a haven for wildlife with resident barn owls nesting on the paddock. Enjoy the wonderful sunsets and really starry night skies. Experience a slower pace of life, with clean air. There are a wealth of local footpaths and bridleways enabling walking right from the front door. Including walks around our 30 acres of private woodland and wild flower meadow, situated nearby.
The Historic City Of Lincoln boasts a fine medieval centre with cobbled streets, a magnificent Gothic Cathedral and 11th Century Castle. (Home to one of the few remaining copies of the Magna Carta).
In December, the city hosts the Christmas Market but all year round it offers fine architecture, shopping, museums, theatre, events and restaurants.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is nationally renowned for its fauna and flora and provides an impressive backdrop for walkers, cyclists and motorists. There are many pretty Wold villages to discover with unique churches, country pubs, local crafts and teashops, may offering 'taste of Lincolnshire' produce.
The Lincolnshire Coastline boasts some of Europe's best 'blue flag' beaches (Sutton on Sea) with safe shallow,shelving beaches and clean sand. In addition, popular resorts such as Skegness and Cleethorpes provide a full range of more traditional British seaside fun. In Lincolnshire you can view the amazing sight of the breeding grey seal colonies, fly a kite, bird watch, fish for starfish and crabs in rock pools or walk your dog along miles of deserted beach.
The cottage is about 10 minutes drive away from the Lincolnshire Showground which hosts major events throughout the year including the Lincolnshire Show in June and the Grapevine Festival in August
The area is also great for antique hunters, Hemswell Antique Centres, the largest centre in Europe for antiques and collectibles, is a short drive away, as is Horncastle with its wealth of antique shops. Open air antique fairs are often held at the Lincoln, Swinderby and Newark show grounds.
Lincolnshire also has lots of historic houses to enjoy such as Doddington Hall, Belton House and Burghley. Some have recently been used as film sets for Hollywood movies.
Lincolnshire has a great wartime aviation history; there are many airfields, memorials and museums to visit in the area, including the BBMF at RAF Conningsby, home to Britian's only operational Lancaster Bomber.
Pay a visit to the 'Dambuster' bar at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa (woodhallspa.org); it has lots of wartime memorabilia or visit the Lincolnshire Life museum. Lincolnshire is also home to the Red Arrows Air Force display team and they can often be seen practicing their amazing stunts in the skies around the cottage (raf.mod.uk/reds/).For those interested in avaition, the cottage is a short drive from RAF Waddington which hosts an International Air Show each July.
Places of local interest including Rand Farm Park and the Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Centre are both only a few minutes drive away