We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage

Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6UQ, England
Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage
Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    53
    8
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
10
36
4
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (61)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (21)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (24)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is our third visit and, as always, Barbara and co excelled themselves. From the moment you drive up the lane peace and quiet envelopes you and relaxation becomes the theme. Our visit this year was extra special as Barbara has had cameras installed to film the wildlife including two in nest boxes. It was amazing to watch the six... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My wife Marian and myself enjoyed a recent stay at the Old Mill Cottage and we found it to be the most warm, friendly and welcoming of B&Bs. Barbara immediately made us feel at home where we enjoyed the wonderful garden, the wildlife, the river walks that proved to so peaceful and tranquil, something to see and enjoy around every... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A lovely, picturesque and tranquil location for a super little B & B. The setting, down a mile long track away from the mail road means absolutely no noise (apart from the birds dawn chorus). The breakfast was excellent and the choice amazing. We also took the evening meal which we pre-ordered from an extensive menu. This too was delicious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My Father and I stayed here, again, at the beginning of the month and yet again Barbara excelled. As always, her hospitality was warm and all encompassing,even to 'remembering' which milk and bread we like. (I know she keeps copious notes but it is still very welcoming.) Thank you again Barbara and crew, we look forward to staying again soon,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just got back from our second visit to Barbara and Co. Only a year has passed, but I'd forgotten the amazing attention to detail and the feeling of being completely spoilt. Nothing is too much trouble. This year we were lucky enough to see a tawny owl and that really was the icing on the cake! Thank you all for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Globe traveller
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I received a warm welcome after travelling down a slightly bumpy lane (1.1 miles), ideal for seeing wildlife as it is on the banks of the River Witham. A fantastic breakfast to set you up for the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
129 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It always makes me smile when I read the experiences of others as they recount the drive to Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage!! Yes, it is up a beaten track, but that adds to the character of one's stay (just drive slowly and carefully)! Always a great welcome from Barbara and it is always great to see her! This time we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midlands
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

To say we were having second thoughts about our choice of place to stay would have been an understatement as we approached it, following directions given we turned from the main road onto a very bumpy and quite narrow track running beside fields and dykes. Our driver was concerned about our rather aged car. - But once we arrived at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HARTLEPOOL
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

From the moment you enter the door you are assured of a warm welcome from Barbara. We stayed in the balcony room, and I can honestly say we enjoyed the best night nights sleep in a long time. so quiet, and Reg's breakfast set you up for the day. If you like wildlife, as we do, we saw Deer, Heron,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
KirksteadWoodhallSpa, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you, Barbara, for finding time to write about how much you enjoyed staying in Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage. I do hope you are able to come here again, and perhaps you will be able to add the Barn Owl and Kingfisher to your list of wild life sightings. I look forward to welcoming back, Barbara. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was our first visit, but definitely won't be our last. Unfortunately, words can't really describe this little oasis. You will need to experience it yourself. Nothing is too much trouble and the accommodation is fantastic. It is also a wildlife haven and so very peaceful. Make sure you have room for the amazing breakfast!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (16)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Woodhall Spa
1.1 mi away
Woodhall Spa Manor
Woodhall Spa Manor
#4 of 5 in Woodhall Spa
4.5 of 5 stars 59 reviews
0.7 mi away
The INN at Woodhall Spa
The INN at Woodhall Spa
#3 of 5 in Woodhall Spa
4.5 of 5 stars 209 reviews
1.2 mi away
Petwood Hotel
Petwood Hotel
#2 of 5 in Woodhall Spa
4.5 of 5 stars 495 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Dower House Hotel
Dower House Hotel
#1 of 5 in Woodhall Spa
4.5 of 5 stars 229 reviews
0.8 mi away
The Golf Hotel
The Golf Hotel
#5 of 5 in Woodhall Spa
3.5 of 5 stars 241 reviews
3.6 mi away
The Leagate Inn
The Leagate Inn
#1 of 1 in Coningsby
4.0 of 5 stars 116 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities