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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the balcony room for our weekend stay so can only comment on this. From start to finish we were made to feel right at home, the room was huge with a modern touch. The shower facilities were great and the bed was so so comfortable. Shame we are now in the darker winter months cos the balcony itself... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to family circumstances, I stayed at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage on 2 consecutive weekends. Barbara was a perfect host. She is concerned that your stay will be as enjoyable as possible and nothing is too much trouble. There is the added bonus of a superb breakfast and being able to watch her the many wild birds on the feeders... More 

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Thank Jenny C
BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you, Jenny, for keeping in touch. I really enjoyed meeting you and your two travelling companions. Please send them my warmest regards and take care of yourself. I do hope we meet up again sometime. I've managed to get into my wild garden since you left and the peace and silence was enchanting. Reg kept an eye on me... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed September 16, 2016

This was a fourth visit to Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage and the welcome was as warm as ever! Barbara thinks of every tiny detail and nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast is amazing and anything you can think of is served on request. As soon as we arrived we felt ourselves relaxing into the tranquillity of Kirkstead and the... More 

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Thank jackandmel2015
BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

All of the team here were looking forward to seeing you and your family again, and to hear that Mel had been looking forward to his breakfasts for weeks was most encouraging. I must admit that I enjoy preparing them. The garden birds have been delighted too with your generous gift, and I have been thrilled to see the return... More 

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

We stayed in the spacious balcony room at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage. Barbara had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and inviting. The weather was good so we sat on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the bird feeding down below. There is a long drive to the cottage from the road but it wasn't a... More 

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BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

It's really encouraging to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage and the breakfast you received. It is so rewarding when guests express delight when they see their fruit platter. Preparing them is a wonderfully creative start to the day for me. If you would like to show an image of it to your friends... More 

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Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a small paradise in the middle of the Lincolnshire countryside. The welcome Barbara gives is the warmest you will find. You can choose ANYTHING for breakfast. Rooms are tidy, bathroom spacious. We absolutely loved it!!!!

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Thank Trudy-from-Holland
BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

I'm delighted to hear that you loved staying here. I feel so privileged to be here all of the time. I see myself as the caretaker, who just loves to share the peace and tranquillity. I hope you will be able to return sometime, even if it is just to share some refreshments. More 

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Great breakfast, lots of choice. Relaxing location so peaceful. Very welcoming hostess. Barbara loves her wildlife and garden. Located a few miles from Woodhall Spa and well off the road so very quiet

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BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you, Keith, for mentioning in the Visitor's Book that you will be returning. I look forward to welcoming you. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

We're repeat guests and ALWAYS love staying with Barbara in deepest Lincolnshire. Breakfasts here are SUPERB with so much choice!!! The Balcony room is wonderful with views for miles around and everything you could possibly need on a break away from home. The grounds are lovely and we always come home with a little gift from Barbara. I can't give... More 

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Thank Trudie L
BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you, "Trudie", for finding time to mention how much you enjoy staying with me in Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage. It was lovely to see you both again. Since you left I have begun to learn how to add information and photographs to a Facebook Page dedicated to the B and B. Have you got any images of the views... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great relaxing B&B in a rural location 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Woodhall Spa. Barbara makes you very welcome with tea and cake on arrival and a chat about what you can expect from your stay at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage. This is a bird watchers paradise with many feeding stations equipped with cameras to watch the birds... More 

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BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you, taz546, for your compliments. When you return you will be able to watch the birds having their breakfast whilst you're still in bed, because I have added a feeding station to the balcony, which is reflected in the wall of mirrors. I am hoping that the squirrels won't find it. I've also got a new holder for CJ... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Highly recommend this rural bed and breakfast cottage. Warm welcome and a homely feel is ensured here with owner Barbara and her staff. Superb breakfasts each morning with an amazing choice. A five minute drive from here takes you into the centre of Woodhall Spa.

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BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for finding time to tell TripAdvisor's readers about our amazing breakfasts. When I reluctantly have to leave this peaceful home, I too appreciate being so close to the wonderful village of Woodhall Spa, which is where I am able to purchase all of the high quality ingredients for the Gold Award breakfasts that I prepare and... More 

Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Barbara is one of the most interesting and lovely people I have met in a long time. I turned up a week earlier than I should have due to my mix up on dates and she could not have been more accommodating. The cottage is a home from home and you are made so welcome. The breakfast is wonderful and... More 

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BarbaraHodgkinson, Owner at Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you, Dawn, for your compliments. I really love sharing my home and its tranquil surroundings with folks like you and your husband. It gives me the opportunity to welcome numerous interesting guests that I wouldn't otherwise get to meet, and as for the attention to detail that you mention, I hope it brings little surprises and creature comforts to... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage

Address: Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6UQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Woodhall Spa
Price Range: $88 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
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“I stayed in the balcony room which is huge and looks out over the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Y9745EQjennyc, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“The Balcony Room is amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles jackandmel2015, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Balcony room which was spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethWestSussex, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Quiet, great view, super sweat and helpfull staff. Everything is possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Trudy-from-Holland, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“The Balcony Room has extensive views, remote control ceiling fan and power beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 477trudiel, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
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