Online reviews Reviews on Facebook Google reviews Google Reviews of The Stables FlipKey/TripAdvisor reviews Comments 2019 Have had a lovely relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Beautiful design and really comfortable within all the facilities we needed for a family and dog. Had some great local dog walks and will recommend to our family and friends. Thanks Paul, Barbara and family. Thank you for providing such a lovely country retreat. It helped us during a very difficult family time, feel relaxed and cosy. Hope to stay again. Thank you for making things that little bit more manageable at this sad time, the house is so relaxing and the floor is a really good ideae the dogs loved it. Jill x Thank you so much for our lovely 11 day stay in this wonderful cosy and homely cottage. We’ve really enjoyed our stay in this ’home from home’ as we’ve been in between houses - just what we needed! Thank you Barbara and Bill! x We have had a lovely week staying at Owl Cottage. Very cosy cottage, to have a much needed break away. Thank you for such a lovely holiday. We all enjoyed fantastic walks in the woods and especially the beaches. Recommend the doggy ice-cream at Mablethorpe! Thanks again - the Stables is AMAZING!!! x Lovely accommodation comfortable beds, friendly owners. Hope you have a great time like we have had. I loved it here, I think I shall come back A delightful cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Loved it! Warm and cosy cottage. Thanks for the delicious cake. Did miles of walking using the leaflets provided. Loved Tealby and Donington on Bain walks We loved it here - it has everything. Thank you for the milk and scones and for being so decent when we mislaid the key We had a great short stay lovely cottage with great walks Nice cottage and the lovely weather made this much needed break extra special. A lovely cottage in a beautiful location (it is so quiet!). A great base from which to explore Lincolnshire. Had another lovely week in the amazing Stables. Shame about the weather. Love our chats with Paul and Barbara. Recommend Hubbards Hills for super walks. Also the Kings Heat at Tealby for great food. Thank you Paul x Lovely cottage - very comfortable good location too. Thank you for the scones Barbara! Milk wow very welcome too! We enjoyed out week here very much. Lovely cottage and lots to do here The cottage is so comfy and well equipped. Walking leaflets very handy. Excellent location. Thank you Barbara! We had a lovely weekand the Stables had everything we needed. Lots of toys to entertain the kids alhough a garden would have been nice to enjoy the Sun. Had a fantastic trip to the Battle of Britian memorial Flight - well worth a visit. The hosts were lovely and made sure we had everthing we needed. Lovely! Have had a fabulous stay in The Stables, cottage was perfect for a relaxing holiday, great for wheelchair and Piper. Lots to see and do around about, loved the ice-cream at Farmer Browns and the Beach at Huttoft Car Terrace. Huge thank you to Paul for all hi shelp before our stay, The Stables was a fabulous find and we will definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area. Hope to return as there are still lots of places we want to visit! Very peaceful and restful - away from it all! From one farming environment to another - Pat and Bill enjoyed talking shop! Thank you for your welcome, Barbara and Pluto of the delicious local plum bread! A real home from home. You made us so welcome. Thanks for the scones. You even organised wonderful weather. Fantastic, tranquil place. Very comfortable cottage. Great location for visiting. A great place to relax and celebrate our 33rd Wedding Anniversary. So peaceful! It was great to find St James Church and to walk on the public footpath. Thank for the scones. Another lovely stay - getting to be a habit. Very lucky with the weather. So peaceful and quiet. A good base for us to catch up with family who live in Spilsby and Horncastle. Thanks for a great week in a lovely cottage. We have had super walks, some directly from the cottage. Good to explore a region so different from our home. Had a lovely week in this well equipped cottage. So quiet and great position . Great walks, good beaches, good food and drinks. Hope to return one day. Thank you. Comments 2018 Had a wonderful stay in your lovel warm cosy cottage that has everything you could want and more even very lovely cake. Thank you will be back some more caches to locate. Very last minute break, lovely walks on the beach, warm and cosy, cheers A lovely stay in a very tranquil setting would love to return in the Summer and get out and about more as the heavy snow hindered us this time. Highly recommended. Lovely, tranquil cottage. Awful weather but me managed beach rruns and a visit to Louth - recommends other liked Bijoux in Spilsby. Truly lovely. Would like to come again and stay for longer. Kind welcome from Barbara and Bill. And real peace here after London! HAD A VERY RELAXING WEEK. RECOMMEND THE CHEESE SHOP IN LOUTH, WOODHALL SPA FOR A SWIM, MASSAGE BY CARMEN. LOVELY WALKS WITH THE DOG. SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM. So beautiful! It is so beautiful. Like I am on a farm. Love the trees and everything. (I Just found out I am on a farm) LOVELY and PEACEFUL. Cosy homely cottage with beautiful views. Great location. Very relaxing and peaceful. We had a really relaxing home this beautiful, peaceful cottage. What a lovely part of the country. We also could not have hoped for a warmer welcome! Had a wonderful stay in your lovely warm cosy cottage that has everything you could want a more even very lovely Cake . Thank you wil be back one more caches to locate. Very enjoyable stay great location for visiting the coast and all surrounding areas. Scones and milk much appreciated. A really lovely three weeks between moves. A great cottage in the Wolds Had a lovely, relaxing time here Cottage is superb and in perfect place to explore the district. Super relaxing week escaping from grandparent duties. 4 days of local walks - local guides. Used car twice. Once to Gilbrator point and Skegness. Another day to Louth Hubbards Hill. Visited Gunby Hall on the way here. Haddock and chips at Half Moon Alford was good. Now Lincoln for 2 days. Thank you so much Barbara and Bill for a lovely peaceful stay. The milk and scones were very thoughful and the cottage lovely and cosy :-) We enjoyed some great long walks Binbrook, Louth, Hubbards Hills (fab place in hot weather with a dog) and Tealby. Tealby village shop has a large range of the wal leaflets if you need any and the Kings Head Pub is amazing. We have been blessed with fabulous weather and the local pub at Aby is good, good home cooked food and very reasonable. Thanks again - hope to see you again... Had a lovely relaxing week Railway Pub closed until 28-03-18 Half Moon in Alford - most try thw haddock. Shower not very powerful. Good traditional cottage with everything you need. Thankyou Lovely peaceful stay with walks and dog friendly beaches close by. Now hooked on Lincolnshire. Thank you for the buttered fruit loaf. Thank you so relaxing. Wonderful walks marvelous beaches, fabulous food and wonderful people. xxx Lovely time in your beautiful cottage. Stunning position. Lots to see and do. x We had a lovely time in your college. Very peaceful and beautiful scenary. Ours boys and dog enjoyed it too. Thank you. Lovely cottage in a quiet location. A good base to explore the county. Gibraltar Point and Donny Nook good for birdwatching and wildlife. The Blue Bell Inn, Belchford does good food, may need to book. Great week! Lovely cottage very relaxing holiday great area with lots to see and do - Gibraltar point, Sutton on sea and Mablethorpe a must see. Great weak! Many thanks for your hospitality. We have had a lovely family holiday. Owl cottage is so comfortable. An enjoyable peaceful week found the Railway Tavern Aby a good place to eat. The cottage is comfortable and convenient. Many thanks What a wonderful hidden gem we loved our long weekend here quiet but also close to Alford its amenities we'll come again! Especially if the homemade scones one available! LOVELY, RELAXING WEEK BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER COTTAGE THANK YOU BARBARA, PAUL, ABI AND HARVEY FOR MAKING US SO WELCOME. HOPE TO BE BACK SOON Another lovely stay hope to be back next year see you then A very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. Easy to visit all the lovely places around and the cottage is well furnished and equipped with everything we needed. We heard the barn oil and saw badgers when out for our evening walk. Barbara and Bill thanks for all helpful information on the local area and for being such good hosts. Best wishes. The plum bread on arrival was delicious! BORN AND RAISED JUST TWO MILES FROM THIS COTTAGE RETURNED WITH MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER TO WATER MY ROOTS! THIS COTTAGE ENJOYS A WONDERFUL POSITION OVERLOOKING THE MARSH AND ON THE EDGE OF THE WOLDS. CLOSE TO THE SEA IT IS PERFECT FOR CYCLING THE QUIET LANES, COUNTRY WALLS AND SAVOURING THE PEACE AND QUIET. THANK YOU BARBARA AND BILL FOR A COMFORTABLE STAY. Very comfortable and cosy collage. We have enjoyed our stay here, very relaxing was a lovely welcome and the tea bread was much appreciated. Lovely cottage in a great location - so handy for lots to see and do. If you like Lancasters you must go to see Just Jane taxi at East Kirby. Will be back A lovely peaceful Cottage in beautiful surroundings. We have had a very relaxing holiday. Thank you Barbara and Bill for making our stay and the cakes and raisin loaf - much appreciated A wonderful hideaway for a week, beautiful surroundings, gorgeous views. Barbara and Bill could not do enough for us. The welcoming Cake was lovely. Plenty to do in the area, Rigsby wood was lovely for a picnic. One of our best family holidays yet! We will be back! We have had a lovely stay at Owl Catterge. Beautiful surroundings and ideally located. We have been to Gunby House, Lincoln Castle and Prison, Mablethorpe, Kickby Aviation Museum to see Just Jane and also Tattershall Castle! Plenty to see and do. Thank you for our great hols! We have had a lovely stay in Owl cottage and exploring this part of Lincolnshire. We have been to Mablethorpe, skegness, Louth and Lincoln. We would recommend the Indian Take Away Nayeemas in Alford, Rushhour Country Park and swimming pool in Louth. We have had a loveby family holiday and hope to be back soon. LOVELY STAY WITH GREAT WEATHER. HUBBARDS HILL IN LOUTH WORTH A VISIT. ENJOYED ANDERBY CREEK NICE MEAL AT RAILWAY ABY. GOOD WALKS FROM COTTAGE. Lovely break for us. Great cottage in beautiful surroundings. Relaxing week, excellent walks. Thank you. THANK YOU FOR AN AWESOME RELAXING HOLIDAY - LOADS OF WALKS GOOD FOOD AND PLACES TO SEE. XXXX A lovely relaxing week. Highlight Danna Nook watching a seal bring born. A lovely cosy cottage, ideal as a base for visiting all our local relatives and friends on our Golden Wedding anniversary. A wonderful holiday in a well equipped little residence. We have really enjoyed our weekend break. The cottage was really warm, cosy and well equipped. Thank you for the warm welcome, milk, scones - they were lovely. Comments 2017 A lovely cottage to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The scones were lovely and the milk much appreactiated. Thank you. Hope to see you both again. A lovely well equipped cottage - only wish we did not live so far away! Friendly hosts. Cottage ideal. Lincs is delightful. Very nice peaceful cottage wonderful views. We have had a very relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the country. A lovely cottage in a lovely setting. Thankyou! We have had a wonderful holiday in lovely Owl Cottage. The Wolds are truly beautiful. Great days out - Lincoln, Louth, Gibraltra Point. Brilliant butch Mareham le Fen - wonderful pork pie and sausages. Weather kind too 4. We had a really relaxing time in this beautiful, peaceful cottage. What a lovely part of the country. We also could not have hoped for a warmer welcome! Had a wonderful in your lovely warm cosy cottage that has everything you could want and more even very tasty cake. Thank you. Will be back some more (geo) caches to locate Fabulous time. Loved cottage, area, people and weather! Thank you for cake and milk. Hope to visit again. X Perfect setting for exploring. Cottage location and facilities spot on. Recommended: early morning walks in Nature Reserve Woods, Moggs Eye Beach for sand, Lincoln (a definite to do), Gunby Hall (NT). Good meals at Railway Tavern (Aby), Kings Head (Tealby), Kings Head (Theddlethorpe), Black Horse (Donington on Bain). Horse riding at Scambelesby (Brook Houst Farm - a BHS Centre). Plant lovers must visit Cottage Garden Plant Nursey outside Alford. If you go to Louth, take a river stroll at Hubbards Hill. Most of the above dog friendly. Enjoy!! Had a lovely quiet relaxing week. Saw 2 Owls. Recommend Railway Tavern Aby. Great choice of menu. Lovely cosy cottage, with nice cake on arrival. Saw 2x Tawny Owl and a Muntjac deer. Great Cottage, brilliantly equipped. Lovely area for cycling in the Wolds to good pubs An enjoyable week although the weather could have been kinder. The Blue Bell Inn at Belchford is worth a visit - execllent food. Loved the antique shops in Horncastle. Bit of a staycation for us - lovely welcoming home from home. Very comfortable, well equipped cottage. We will come back for another visit. Lovely stay. Plenty of walking. Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage. Enjoyed the welcoming scones. Thank you. Hope to come again. We had a fantastic week at Owl Cottage and packed so much in the time available here. Perfect cottage and beautiful countryside. Many thanks. Had a really lovely stay. It went far too quick. Lovel cosy cottage. Just like home. Hope to come again. Ditto the above Very nice peaceful cottage wonderful views. We have had a very relaxing holiday in a beautiful of the country. A lovely cottage in a lovely setting. Thank you! We have had a wonderful holiday in lovely Owl Cottage. The Wols are truly beautiful great days out - Lincoln, Louth, Gibralater Point. Brilliant butcher Mareham le Fen - wondeful pork pie and sausages. Weather kind too. Comments 2016 Thank you for a fantastic Christmas we had a lovely time. Many thanks. Had a lovely week’s break. Grateful for milk and lovely fruit loaf on arrival (sorry about broken glass) A lovely cottage to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary on 29.2.16 in. Thanks for the lovely cake and milk - much appreciated Didn’t know what to expect of a Lincolnshire stay - but found it friendly, delightful. Comfy cottage with cake on arrival. Beautiful area. Thanks to all the Read family! Clean, warm and very comfortable cottage and excellent walks from the door and idyllic setting and lovely peaceful church equals a super Easter break for us! Thank you for a lovely holiday Barbara and Bill. Loved the cakes and scones! Beautiful countryside, church, wood, birdsong, spring flowers, cottage ok! Very much hope to return before long. Another relaxing break at Owl Cottage. Enjoyed an 8 mile run from Alford taking in Well and Ulceby, Swathes of white wild garlic in the woods and bluebells. Lovely walk incorparating Ailby Plantation, where an exotic Reeves pheasant was keeping guard of the orchids. Grimsby fish and chips at South Ormsby was excellent. Do take cash though as no cards accepted. Great to come back for a relaxing time whilst enjoying the Spring flowers. We&ve had a lovely break, such tranquil surroundings and comfortable cottage. Visited Lincoln - a beautiful city. Walked the Castle Walls! Many walks in the Wolds a couple of trips to the beach. Fantastically relaxing. A very warm welcome to a very comfortable cottage. Ideally situated for walking and visiting many interesting places. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Owl Cottage. The kitchen is the best equipped of any cottage we have stayed! We have taken advanatage of the fabulous walks and cycling, and also the promimity of the coast with trsips to Gibraltar point and Sutoon-on-Sea. Thanks Barbara and Bill for a fantastic cottage and yummy cake on our arrival. Lovely cottage. Nice place to stay as we visited Lincolnshire family. A wonderful location, tranquil, picturesque, central. The cottage is large, clean and very well resouced a lovely home from home. We will certainly be back. Thank you Barbara and Bill Thank you. It's a magical place and we had a lovely time x Really Lovely Cottage and very peaceful. Many thanks Barbara and Bill. Hope to come again. Great stay - really lucky with weather. Fantastic house and location great walks - shmae some of the pubs now closed. Nayeema's Indian in Alford looks odd but food is great. Thanks for a great week. Many thanks Barbara, Bill (and Pluto!) for a wonderful relaxing weekend - cycling, walking and enjoying the beautiful cottage. Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage. Enjoyed the welcoming scones. Thank you. Hope to come again. Gunby hall, then Mablethorpe fish and chips...paradise. Barbara and Bill are lovely - I'll be back again! xxxxx 2015 Here visiting medieval churches, inspired by the late Sir Simon Marsen. Weather was not great for photography, but Barbara’s hospitality and lovely cotttage made our stay very relaxing and enjoyable. Love Lincolnshire, the people and will return. Our second escape to this conveniently close to home yet wonderfully peaceful hide-away. Thank you Cottage is excellent. Thankyou. We have had a lovely short break. The weather has been mostly fine. We have had some good walks at the coast since the local fields looked rather muddy. Can recommend Gilbraltar Point, Saltfleet and Donna Nook. The latter great if you like fast jets practising attacks! We have had a lovely holiday staying at Owl Cottage. Barbara & Bill are so welcoming. We loved the welcoming chocolate cake and Lincolnshire Plum Bread. Lincolnshire has now become one of our favourite holiday destinations. It has everything we want - walks on the doorstep through the Linolnshire Wolds and breathtaking unspoilt beaches close by. Our favourite places were Gilbralter Point and Anderby Creek. The White Hart at Telford does an excellent roast and good real ale, together with a cosy open fire after a walk in the Wolds. We will definitely be back! Thank you! Thank you for a warm cozy accomadating comfortable welcome! You thought of everything! See you again! Thank you Barbara, Bill & Paul. We’ve had a bird’s eye view of Lincolnshire and a perfect retreat, feel like we have a nest here! C xxx Everyone was a winner on our 1 week break: beach, castles, biking, beer etc what not to like about Lincolnshire and its people. It was like going back in time to the 70’s before pound shops, Tesco plc, globalisation, Euroland and all that jazz, alas back to smelly old London and M25...we will be back to get our fix! A peaceful and relaxing spot; quintessential England. Lovely cottage and people too, with lots to see and do. Had a fab weekend celebrating my birthday what a beautiful cottage, will definitely be back soon! Thank you Barbara x Cosy, clean and comfy. Enjoyed views, magical churchyard. Bluebells in Rigsby Woods, birds and flowers - delightful. Belle lovel running wild on the beaches. She would have loved a gate on the drive to keep her safe. ’The White Hart’ in Tetford - wonderful. Thank you for a good short break. A very big thank you for a well stocked, clean & comfy cottage, everything here we need and Barbara and Bill very helpful and friendly top marks! Lovely rural setting, but only minutes from the coast. Well done Barbara you have thought of everything! A lovely cottage and a lovely stay. We visited all sites on our list! We would like to come again and I’d recommend with confidence We have had a great week even better by staying in beautiful Owl Cottage. Beautiful walks and scenery with wild life on the doorstep. What more could you ask for. Feeling refreshed and ready to return in the future. Thank you X Lovely to be ??? at Owl Cottage. Looking forward to the next time. Thanks Barbara & Bill! So happy to have stayed here, lovely place, cows, bird song, Alford views and very kind hosts Barbara & Bill. Thank you We have so enjoyed our short stay in Owl Cottage. So comfortable. We love the area and will probably return A lovely place for our first family holiday We have had a wonderful holiday - thankyou to Bill & Barbara for making our stay so pleasant. Really friendly couple. Also had really good weather. Lovely comfortable cottage what more can we say.