Being from around this area i had never been to Bottesford, my bad. The village is really nice and with 3 play parks, some great walks, good places to eat, nice friendly pubs, it certainly has something for everyone.
Anne and Dermot were really great, very helpful and a good source of local information. Lots of pets which the kids enjoyed.
Cottage is a bit of a tardis, looks small from the outside but really quite roomy once you get inside. Peaceful location, great walking down to the river to feed the ducks.
Very enjoyable stay.
We stayed here in October 2016. Anne and Dermot were very helpful and friendly. The cottage was lovely and cosy. Lots of useful information was available. We could have easily tried to kidnapped the dogs and cats! Lovely and quiet, but only a few minutes walk from shops and restaurants. Will definitely try and stay there again.
We really enjoyed our stay. Very nice small cottage, even with 3 teenagers we weren't in each others way. The owners were friendly and helpful but gave us plenty of space despite living so close by. We would be more than happy to stay again.
Stayed in Bottesford Cottage for bank holiday weekend in August because we were visiting family in Grantham. This cottage is adorable. Jane, Dermot and their children are lovely and were there to greet us and show us around the cottage. The cottage has everything you could possibly need, down to kitchen equipment, towels, toiletries, dvd player & dvd's, iron etc, etc. My 4 year old absolutely loved the animals which roam freely in the owners garden outside the cottage, there are hens, cats, dogs, even horses. Jane and Dermot are around if you need them and they cater for your every need. We chose the English breakfast option and was amazed at what was supplied for us.. bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, milk, butter, cereals, jams. To sum it up, this place is a real find, its affordable, its beautiful, it has everything you need and has a real charm. We will not hesitate to go back. Thank you Jane and Dermot. We loved it. xxx
This is a beautiful little cottage with everything you could need in a fab village, unfortunately let down as very dirty, especially the carpets, skirting, under sofas, did not look like it had been hoovered in months! cobwebs and spiders everywhere and then discovered we had mice and mouse droppings behind the beds. Jars on kitchen shelf, full of mould, dirty dish cloths On the sink. Thankfully the shower and toilet were clean! A lovely place but let down by simple things! Told owner On departure that we found it dirty and there was mice, didn't seem faded and did not reduce the cost, we won't be returning!
If you are looking for an idyllic village location and a lovely home from home, you need look no further. This is the place for you.
The location is great at the back of the village with no through traffic, yet close to the main shopping street. There's views outside across open fields and the owners allow you to use their garden like it is your own (without the weeding).
There's a wealth of animals that make themselves at home here too. There's chickens, 7 cats and 3 dogs. The cats in particular make themselves at home in the cottage, which we absolutely loved (although a relative who was allergic was not so keen). Look out for Posher the cat, who I had to say, nearly got snuck into our bag for a trip over to Australia!
The cottage was very tidy when we moved in with nice bed linen and comfy single beds.
I have found this a very, very difficult property to rate as we loved it, and actually went back there for a few extra nights rather than going to another hotel in Grantham we had booked and paid for.
In the end I have had to rate it 4 star rather than 5 as we had a few problems with heating (I believe that they are on top of these issues now) and when we first moved in, and the wifi was down for most of our stay (we were just unlucky as they were changing providers). There was also a mouse in residence which is to be expected given it's location and to be honest the cats soon sorted it out. I also think that guests should be warned that cats are likely to have been in, just in case they are allergic. My nephew for example couldn't have stayed there and was getting some quite serious reactions after just a few minutes.
Having said all that, this is a lovely, lovely place that I can't recommend enough.
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Pretty cottage, nice location, helpful owner. Our 5 night break was spoilt by the breakdown of hot water and central heating system for 4days, and we were unable to contact the owner for 24 hours prior to our departure
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