We loved our stay at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage!! We decided earlier in the week that we were going to have a weekend visiting National Trust properties and that we would look for the most central place to stay on the Saturday night. Taking the six properties (Stainsby Mill, Hardwick Hall, The Workhouse, Tattershall Castle, Belton House and Woolsthorpe Manor) into consideration we decided on Woodhall Spa (never heard of the place before) and then used Trip Advisor to see what accommodation was there.
Again, Trip Advisor came up trumps!!! I emailed Barbara and within 30 mins I had a reply that the Balcony Room was available! Following a couple of e-mail exchanges and a phone call we had everything in place. Barbara is very thorough with finding out our likes and dislikes and endeavours to accommodate. Her website is one of the most informative I have come across. We arrived (the cottage is situated at the end of a dirt track; easily driven, but means that we are in a very quiet location) just before the expected time and Barbara was on hand for a cheery welcome. As we were rushing out for a meal (the meal was booked by Barbara) and then to the “Kinema in the Wood” (also highly recommended for a different cinema experience) we did not have time for a welcome cup of tea. Barbara took our breakfast order and off we went.
Our room was spotlessly clean; it has mirrored cupboards, remote controlled beds and a “space-age “shower cubicle (which was easy to operate). We had a lovely restful sleep in a comfortable bed, room at the right temperature and it was ever so quite.
The breakfast was first class; all cooked to order, with quality ingredients. We had a lovely chat with Barbara and then we were on our way, a short distance, to our first visit of the day.
We highly recommend and do hope to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you value peace and quiet, and enjoy watching wild life, come and share the riverside tranquility of Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, which is a mile off the B1192, but just two from the idyllic village of Woodhall Spa in central Lincolnshire. Choose from two twin/double bedrooms, with luxury en-suite facilities, or opt for our economy twin/double room with use of a private WC and separate shower. After your Gold Award breakfast, relax in the sunroom or beside a log-fire in the lounge, or explore the gardens and four-acre nature reserve. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire