There’s lots to see & do in Lincolnshire

The Manor House Stables is ideally located in the heart of rural Lincolnshire. The historic city of Lincoln is only a 20 minute drive away and the lovely town of Woodhall Spa just 4 miles. Lincolnshire is the 2nd largest county in England and stretches from the Humber to the Wash. The geographical centre of Lincolnshire is Woodhall Spa and we are just 4 miles from there! There is a vast amount to see and do in this county and we are well placed to visit it all.

Lincolnshire has a unique history, rich traditions and an amazing countryside!  From what’s available at your doorstep to things to see and do further afield this information should help guide you through it all!

Events Calendar

Click here to view our complete events calendar for the coming seasons – includes museum and local events as well as all of our courses.

Top Ten Things To Do

Top ten lists of things to do and things to experience during your stay here.  There’s plenty more, so read on!

Unique Places

From the magnificent Magna Carta to the tiny memorial to Tom Thumb, from the Kinema to the Christmas Market and from the Lancaster to the Lincoln Imp, Lincolnshire has much to offer that you won’t see anywhere else!

Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa is a beautiful resort. It was designed to provide an elegant and spacious community in a woodland setting, and still provides that ambience today.

Where to Eat

Lincolnshire is definitely a place for foodies!  Try the local pubs and restaurants or stay in and cook up a meal in your own little kitchen.

Where to Shop

If you like hunting for antiques, buying from independent shops, or looking around food markets and fayres, Lincolnshire has it all!

Rest, Relaxation & the Big Outdoors

Walking, cycling, swimming, fishing bird-watching and golfing – these are but a few of the activities on offer!  Visit nature reserves, farm parks and the coast.

Windmills & Watermills

Visiting a working mill is a must! As is buying some of their stoneground flour!  (And learning to bake bread is a must too, especially if it is on one of my courses!!).

Aviation Heritage

It’s everywhere! Visit our own airfield just outside Martin, have a drink in the Squadron Bar at the Petwood or go on a tour around the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Industrial Heritage, War Memorials & the Railways

Lincolnshire was important in producing agricultural machinery as well as the tank during the First World War.  Those who lost their lives in the war are commemorated on the numerous war memorials around the County.

Castles, Abbeys, Houses & Halls

Spend weeks here and you would never see them all!  Rich in history, the castles, abbeys and halls all have an intriguing story to tell.

Cathedrals & Churches

From the majestic cathedral in Lincoln to the tiny commemorative church at Southrey all have a wonderful architectural history and a great story to tell.

Museums

Ever been to a Bubblecar Museum?  Well, you can in Lincolnshire!  Or you can visit our little Museum, the Cottage Museum in Woodhall or the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln – all tell stories of local life.

Amusements

Open top bus rides, boat rides, evenings at the cinema or theatre, ghost walks, boat trips or llama rides – what more could you want to entertain you!

Annual Events

Too many to mention!  Most know only of our wonderful German Christmas Market held in Lincoln each December, but there’s plenty more happening throughout the year.

Famous People

Poets, scientists, statesmen (or woman!), authors, astronauts and adventurers! Find out more about the famous people of Lincolnshire.  By the way, do you know what a Yellowbelly is?

What people say about us

  • Another great stay.  Beautiful walks in the day and cosy nights with the wood burner.

    Michael & Christine, Hayloft
  • Our third time in the Bothy; a wonderful few days of autumn sunshine.  Walks on the Fens, the Wolds and along the beach.

    Cathy & Bill, Bothy
  • This was our first time in Lincolnshire and we were left wondering why we've never been before.  We loved the wide open spaces and empty roads! ...

    Laura & Graham, Bothy
  • Loved it here!  I think this may be our favourite part of the UK - seems to offer everything!  And the Hayloft is wonderful - also seems to offer everything! Thanks, Sherry, for making this a wonderful ending to our trip - I don't think anyone can "top" your hospitality. This visit to Lincolnshire has truly been an unexpected joy.

    Peta & Wally (Canada), Hayloft
  • Lincolnshire is lovely - good food, friendly people and big skies.

    Adam, Maggie & Rory, Hayloft
  • If all self-catering holidays were like this, we'd never do anything else!  The luxury and thoughtfulness helped us make the most of a short break.  We've also converted to the delights of Lincolnshire

    Carol & Alan, Bothy