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 25 minute drive away and the lovely Edwardian 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.


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.


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

  • The Bothy has been a lovely cosy base whilst visiting the local area...Lovely hosts only too willing to help with anything you need.

    Stephen & Dianne, Bothy, December 2017
  • First visit and came to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.  Lovely friendly welcome by Sherry and the Hayloft did not disappoint!  The welcome pack was a lovely touch, the wine was delicious!  OMG that bath was amazing!  We visited Woodhall Spa & Lincoln and loved them both.  We can't wait to come back again...

    Oz & Em, Hayloft, October 2017
  • 1st timers to Lincolnshire and can safely say we will be back and specifically back to the Hayloft!  Super place - so relaxing & quiet and perfectly placed to see the whole county.  Lovely to meet Irven & Sherry...See you again soon.

    Laura & Calvin, Hayloft, September 2017
  • Our first impression was amazing.  Still had the Christmas Spirit...Lincoln is stunning...We are determined to come back here and maybe even do a course or two!  Many thanks for a wonderful stay and we love all the little touches and effort you have made to make us feel welcomed.

    Darron & Becci, New Year 2017
  • Wonderful peaceful retreat.  We have all had a fabulous time in Lincolnshire.  Thank you very much for a wonderful stay.  We loved your attention to detail!

    Jo, Helen & Alfie, Bothy, August 2016
  • A gem of a place, in a great part of the country.  We enjoyed every second we spent here. .., Thank you for probably the most enjoyable weekend we have had.

    John & Jan, Bothy, August 2016
  • We have had an amazing time staying here.  There isn't anything you haven't thought of and its such a beautiful place.  Such a fantastic area with so much history.  A perfect way to celebrate my birthday.   You are amazing hosts and go above and beyond.  Nothing is too much trouble.  We will definitively return!

    Lynne, Dale & Toby, Bothy, December 2017
  • It was our first time in this area and the info provided by Sherry has been invaluable.  We loved the welcome hamper...We found the Hayloft a peaceful haven away from our hectic 'real life' and we enjoyed the homely touches...

    Mandy & Roy, Hayloft, February 2016

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