Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages
Our holiday cottages are ideally located for escapism in the picturesque parish of Rigsby, which is in the Lincolnshire Wolds - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB). Rigsby is just 2 miles from Alford - renowned for its arts & crafts and striking five-sailed windmill. The holiday cottages are perfect for walkers and cyclists, with multiple public footpaths and cycle routes on the doorstep.
We are within easy reach of the award winning, golden-sanded coastal resorts of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea. Louth, the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds, is 10 miles away and the historic city of Lincoln is under an hour away. Prior to being converted into holiday cottages the cottages were used by our farm workers. We renovated Pheasant Cottage in 2007 and Owl Cottage in 2014, and converted The Stables in 2018/2019. You can rent our holiday accomodation all year round including Christmas and New Year. Clean linen and towels are provided
- Each holiday cottage sleeps up to 4
- Fully equipped
- Owl Holiday Cottage Lincolnshire has free wifi, sleeps 4
- Pheasant Holiday Cottage Lincolnshire is pet friendly, sleeps 4
- The Stables Barn Conversion is pet friendly, free wifi, sleeps 6 (converted 2019)
- Peaceful, rural retreats
- Lots of footpaths across our farm to enjoy
- Secure storage for up to 4 cycles at each cottage
- Ideal for you to explore by cycle the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds
- Independent holiday homes
- We live just 150m away and are always happy to help you have a great holiday
- Off-road parking for 2 cars at each cottage
- Located just 1.5 miles West of Alford a historic charming market town
- The Lincolnshire Wolds is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty
- Rigsby is an ideal touring base, within easy access of Louth, Horncastle, Lincoln and many of the attractions in Lincolnshire
- Many, many positive comments by previous visitors
- 7 night holidays from just £320 - check your preferred holiday dates and make a reservation now
Lincolnshire Wolds - Scenic Beauty
The Lincolnshire Wolds are a nationally important and cherished landscape. They were designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in 1973 on account of their high scenic unspoilt beauty. We love the long distance views from the rear of our holiday cottages, over our farmland and across the rolling chalky downs to the coast. The big skies are great for cloud watching and star gazing too.
Lincolnshire Wolds - Paradise for Ramblers
The Wolds have miles of well maintained footpaths in expanses of open countryside and are home to the largest walking festival of its kind on UK Mainland. The festival caters for families, from tinies in pushchairs to teenagers, with walks ranging from an hour-long town tour to a rigorous ramble taking up to 4 days! We love that we have so many options to walk from our doorstep, with freedom to explore without getting the car out.
Lincolnshire Wolds - Haven for Cyclists
The Wolds have some of the UK’s quietest roads and there are routes developed for all types of cyclists, from beginner to the more advanced. All our family enjoy cycling the C4 cycle route that runs through Rigsby
Alford, our nearest town, is just a 15 minute walk from the cottages or a 5 minute drive. Alford is a popular market town with much to offer. The Alford Manor house (awarded Highly Commended Lincolnshire Star Award in 2007) is well worth exploring and opportunity to enjoy exquisite homemade cakes and biscuits in their beautiful tea rooms, before making the short journey to Alford's five sailed Windmill, on the edge of this popular market town, to tour the mill and experience the flour milling process first hand. Alternatively visit the Mill's Old Engine House for Victorian and Edwardian antiques. You can purchase flour & oats from their ground floor shop as a souvenir of your visit. If you should be visiting over the late May or August Bank Holiday Weekends, we highly recommend Alford Craft market that features interesting crafts such as glass-blowing, blacksmithing, ceramics, restoration crafts and musical instrument makers. Alford also has a modern, safe and fun playground for the younger visitors. Download the Welcome to Alford pdf document to learn more.
Lincolnshire Wolds - Thriving Market Towns
Market towns like Louth, Horncastle and Market Rasen still have vibrant centres that house bustling individual shops. Our nearest and the one we love to frequent is Louth (12 miles away), which is considered the capital of the Wolds. Louth has many unique and interesting shops, including an old-fashioned Tailors and department store - Eve and Ranshaw - that has been a fixture in the town since 1781. Plus the town holds regular craft, food and farmers’ markets.
Lincolnshire Wolds - Fine food locally produced
As the Waitrose Kitchen Magazine said (December 2012 edition), Lincolnshire has it all when it comes to growing and rearing produce. The one we like to shout about is the highly lauded Lincolnshire Poacher cheese, as the family of a cousin of ours produces this on their farm just 2 miles away from us.
Lincolnshire Wolds - Escapism in a rural idyll
The people of the Wolds are very friendly and warmly welcome visitors to the area. You can get away-from-it-all in this rural idyll with a less hurried pace of life and glimpse a way of life from yesteryear. For example our Alford butchers, Paul Saywell, are shut on Mondays, have half-day closing on Thursdays and accept cash only. You can, however, be assured of them having time to stop and chat whilst they serve you.
Lincolnshire - Stunning coastline
The east coast with its long, wide and sandy award winning Blue Flag beaches (at resorts like Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea) is less than a 30 minutes drive away from the Wolds. One of the largest areas of unspoilt coastline in eastern England, with some of the best national nature reserves and sites of specific scientific interest in the country. A particular favourite of ours, with something for all ages, is Sutton-on-Sea. Their Gardens - in addition to the beautiful beach - feature a waterfall, children’s play area, bowling green and a Mapleleaf Paddling Pool.
Lincolnshire Wolds - Connect with nature
Wildlife is abundant and flourishing in Rigsby, allowing guests to reconnect with nature. You can listen to a sample of the birdsong that can be enjoyed from the cottage gardens on our YouTube Channel. We have named our holiday cottages Owl and Pheasant after the Barn Owl resident in our farmyard and the many pheasants our fields provide cover for. In the ancient Rigsby Wood there is a good range of breeding birds, including tawny owl, great spotted woodpecker, treecreeper, finches and five species of both tits and summer warblers. The reserve retains a rich ground flora, bluebells abound in late spring, wood anemone, wood-sorrel, early-purple orchid, sweet woodruff and ragged-robin, which is an old meadow relict species, are to be seen. In the fields en-route to South Thoresby you can often see 'mad March hare' behaviour when the unreceptive females brown hares fend off the passionate males. Nature lovers, birdwatchers and conservationists that stay with us can head through to the wilder stretches of sand and the tranquillity of our rural coast at Gibraltar Point.
Lincolnshire - Value for Money
Eating and drinking out is inexpensive. Many attractions are free of charge e.g. Donna Nook Nature Reserve. People tell us they feel recharged, having slept deeper due to the fresh air, tranquillity and lack of light pollution and you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep?!
How to book to stay in our cottagesTo check our upto-date availabilty, our cottage tariffs and to make a reservation please click: Rigsby Wold Lincolnshire Holiday Cottage calendar and reservations .
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