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Spacious lounge for cosy evenings
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen with dining table
Breakfast bar perfect for a lazy brunch
Perfect for the whole family to come together
Enjoy a celebration dinner
Super king bedroom on the first floor
En suite bathroom
Enjoy a good nights sleep
Shower room
Stairs leading to the first floor
Gallery landing with pool  table
Hours of entertainment the kids will love
King size bed (zip and link can be made into a twin bed) on the ground floor
A peaceful corner to curl up with a book
The barn at night
View of the property
The ideal spot to enjoy the evening
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the evening
Private courtyard with BBQ
Patio area, perfect for evening drinks
and relax ..........
View towards to the barn
Anyone for fishing
Take a walk within in the ground
or tennis ............
Cheeky neighbours always around to say hello
Furnished to a hgh standard throughout
Views over countryside
1 / 34  Spacious lounge for cosy evenings
2 / 34  Well equipped kitchen
3 / 34  Spacious kitchen with dining table
4 / 34  Breakfast bar perfect for a lazy brunch
5 / 34  Perfect for the whole family to come together
6 / 34  Enjoy a celebration dinner
7 / 34  Super king bedroom on the first floor
8 / 34  En suite bathroom
9 / 34  Enjoy a good nights sleep
10 / 34  Shower room
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14 / 34  Stairs leading to the first floor
15 / 34  Gallery landing with pool table
16 / 34  Hours of entertainment the kids will love
17 / 34  King size bed (zip and link can be made into a twin bed) on the ground floor
18 / 34  A peaceful corner to curl up with a book
19 / 34  The barn at night
20 / 34  View of the property
21 / 34  The ideal spot to enjoy the evening
22 / 34  Enjoy the peace and quiet of the evening
23 / 34  Private courtyard with BBQ
24 / 34  Patio area, perfect for evening drinks
25 / 34  and relax ..........
26 / 34  View towards to the barn
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28 / 34  Anyone for fishing
29 / 34  Take a walk within in the ground
30 / 34  or tennis ............
31 / 34  Cheeky neighbours always around to say hello
32 / 34  Furnished to a hgh standard throughout
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34 / 34  Views over countryside

The Dovecote - East Barkwith

Lincoln (15mls W), Lincolnshire

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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Party houses
Hen parties
Stag Parties
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Come together with loved ones in this fantastic barn conversion designed specifically for families and friends
  • Spend the evenings bubbling the day away in the hot tub / swim spa or a enjoy game of pool
  • Have miles of private footpath to walk through and discover the secret lake nestled on this working arable farm
Property code: 78147

Retreat to this beautiful converted barn with fantastic original features, floor to ceiling windows, stylish furniture, and plenty to keep you occupied whether you visit during summer or winter.

This magnificent house sleeps 12 guests in six bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have en-suites, making this an ideal base for groups of couples and friends looking to enjoy the Lincolnshire countryside. The spacious property boasts an outdoor hot tub for nights in bubbling away while enjoying a glass of wine. Located on 300 acres of farm, you will find pure tranquillity and peace and quiet here. The nearest pub is 3 miles away and a convenience shop is 1 mile away.

The kitchen/diner is the heart of the home here, which is perfect for entertaining and celebrating together. The kitchen has all the necessary amenities as well as a kitchen island, perfect for pre-dinner drinks, or preparing a feast for all. There is also a separate, smaller kitchen that is useful for those members of the group with children or those needing some quiet time away. A mezzanine between the two floors has a lovely reading area with board games and a pool table, perfect for some of the more competitive members of the group. All bedrooms have en-suites with either showers or baths. Outside is a courtyard complete with a hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ, fabulous for warm evenings enjoying the surroundings and dining al fresco. Guests are free to follow the private farm trail, a glorious walk that takes guests around the farm seeing beautiful scenery, woodlands and dedicated wildlife areas. There is also a private lake where guests can try their hand at fly-fishing, and shared tennis courts on site.

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  • 6 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twin upon request) 1 twin and 3 king-size bedrooms
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms with WC, 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC. 2 ground floor separate WC's
  • Main kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Smaller kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge and dishwasher
  • Outdoor dining furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Private hot tub - Please bring your own towels
  • Pool table, farm trail and shared tennis courts
  • Shop within 1 mile and pub within 3 miles
  • Property is located on a working arabel farm
  • There are several steps throughout the property
  • Two night bookings may be considered with prior arrangement from the owner
  • Please refer to the booking terms with regards to group bookings - Section 1 - Contracts and bookings
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £55. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The city of Lincoln is 16 miles away from the house and history lovers will enjoy visiting Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and the Magna Carta Centre. It is also a great place for a night out enjoying the many bars, restaurants and clubs there. Are there motor lovers in the group? Visit Cadwell Park, 13.5 miles away. Known as the ‘mini-Nürburgring’, the circuit has various race events you can attend. The lovely market town of Louth is 12 miles away with some fabulous independent shops and cafes. On Saturdays, a market takes over the town centre and the streets are bustling with life. A great day out for all ages is the fantastic Rushmoor Country Farm Park. It’s 17.5 miles away and children will love pony rides, falconry displays and other farm activities. If the weather is pleasant, take the whole family for a day out at the beach to Skegness, 35 miles away.

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Spacious lounge for cosy evenings
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen with dining table
Breakfast bar perfect for a lazy brunch
Perfect for the whole family to come together
Enjoy a celebration dinner
Super king bedroom on the first floor
En suite bathroom
Enjoy a good nights sleep
Shower room
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Liz Johnson

This property is personally managed by Liz.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 15th March 2024

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Reviewed by Scott 23rd February 2024

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Lovely modern conversion of a characterful building - all mod cons, couldn't have asked for more, and the quiet countryside setting was perfect catching up with old friends.

Reviewed by Laura 19th February 2024

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We stayed as a family of 11 at very short notice & were so grateful to have a wonderful holiday in a beautiful home, with lovely grounds (the lake, play park & tennis court are brilliant!), an amazing swim spa and really welcoming and helpful owners. The house is beautifully decorated & spotlessly clean with plenty of space. The bedrooms were so spRead moreacious, all having en suites was great & we loved the snug & pool table. Would definitely return & highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Trudie 1st December 2023

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Reviewed by Paula 29th October 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 15th September 2023

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We had a fantastic long weekend in The Dovecote. The house exceeded our expectations. We were a family of 12 - 8 adults and 4 children. There was plenty of room for us all with an en-suite for each room plus 2 extra toilets downstairs. Loads of crockery, dishes, cutlery, glasses etc and with 2 fridges there was lots of room for all our food. We madRead moree great use of the pool table, tennis court and fishing lake. We hope to return sometime! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 1st September 2023

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The whole family thoroughly enjoyed our time at Dovecote - there was 11 of us in total and because there was so much space we never felt crowded. There was lots to do and the accommodation was to a high standard and clean. The hot tub was amazingly and cleaned daily. The tennis courts provided much fun for the sporty people in our group and the leiRead moresurely farm walks to the lake were great. We would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 25th August 2023

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The house the facilities all perfect. Could not have wished to have had a more perfect place to stay. Teenage kids loved the tennis courts and the jacuzzi. Grounds superb and plenty of great walks. Proprieters where very helpful.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th August 2023

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Our family of 12 with ages ranging from 1 to 84 stayed for 1 week. We were very impressed with the property and had an enjoyable stay. The house had plenty of space, the kitchen was fully equipped and the bedrooms were comfortable. We enjoyed the outside space including the hot tub and the children had fun playing on the climbing frame and slide. TRead morehe grounds around the property are stunning and we enjoyed walking through the fields to the lake. The owners are very friendly and on hand if needed. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 11th August 2023

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Luxurious accommodation in a lovely location for walking and cycling. Facilities include tennis court, hot tub, BBQ and snooker table.

Reviewed by Ray 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 7th July 2023

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Dovecote barn was absolutely beautiful. So much space, well equipped and spotlessly clean, yet also so very homely. It was perfect for our family get together.

Reviewed by Lynsey 30th June 2023

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The property is like a hidden gem, furnished to a very high standard, very clean, extremely well set out. We booked for a friends birthday and had an amazing weekend and have already booked again. There are walks around the property and a small village nearby. Would highly recommend the property for group bookings, the pictures dont do it justice.

Reviewed by Stuart 16th June 2023

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Fabulous barn conversion done to a very high standard with great onsite facilities; hot tub, pool table, BBQ, seating area and tennis court which were enjoyed over the weekend. Very helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Sandra 9th June 2023

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Fantastic stay we can't fault the property owner was available if needed hot tub checked everyday only downside the site states pub with in a mile but it was closed nearest pub was 3 miles away

Reviewed by Natalie 19th May 2023

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Beautiful cottage would love to stay there again

Reviewed by Rebecca 21st April 2023

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We all loved our stay, Sarah and Christopher have done a great job with the property and they've thought of everything, even down to the personal contact during the stay to ensure everything was ok.

Reviewed by Frederick 7th April 2023

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Excellent, one of the best self catering holidays we've had. Friendly hosts and a well presented, excellently equipped establishment. We can't recommend it too highly and won't hesitate to return when we want to revisit this part of Lincolnshire.

Reviewed by Sally 24th March 2023

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We stayed at Dovecote as a group of 6 couples for a long weekend and had no complaints! The house is very well maintained and comfortable. The hosts warm and welcoming. We had an amazing weekend.

Reviewed by Terri-anne 10th March 2023

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Amazing stay loved everything about the beautiful barn , hot tub! 5 star luxury

Reviewed by Mark 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Fiona 10th February 2023

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A beautiful place for a family get together, we enjoyed the farm trail, pool table, tennis court and especially the hot tub. It was a perfect place for the 11 of us and we definitely will be back. The owners were lovely and friendly. Thank you

Reviewed by Jane 3rd February 2023

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Super house, with all mod cons and comfort.... more than our expectation. The hot tub was wonderful, room for six or more and with a powerful jet. Would love to return to make full use of the outdoor facilities. All 11 of us agreed that we would be delighted to be able to return.

Reviewed by Anne 27th January 2023

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Reviewed by Marion 23rd December 2022

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The house was ideal for a Christmas family gathering. The farm walk to the lake was great for dog walking. I bet its lovely in the summer. The house was well equipped for the number of people in our party and the ground floor bedrooms meant we could manage my disabled mother without worrying about access. Some of us took advantage of the hot tub whRead moreich was great even when it was cold outside. Sarah and Johnathon were lovely and their cake was exceptional. Definitely would visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Gurpreet 19th December 2022

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Reviewed by Maureen 11th November 2022

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Great property - lots of space - plenty of parking. Very good cooking facilities. Great hot tub. Sarah and Jonathan extremely helpful and welcoming.

Reviewed by Amy 24th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by ANN 7th October 2022

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A really fantastic place to stay for my daughter's 21st and had a lovely welcome from Jonathan. Big enough for all our family and space to be apart when we wanted to. I particularly loved the sociable kitchen/dining room with lots of chatting whilst we prepared food or had a drink. The mezzanine reading area was great with a book I didn't want to pRead moreut down. The hot tub, tennis and the pool table were big hits too. I can't recommend this highly enough - you won't be disappointed Hide

Reviewed by Chloe 30th September 2022

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Stayed in this beautiful house for my sisters hen do, the owners were lovely & we had the best weekend! No worries about any noise complaints with the music on, the hot tub was amazing & so big! All the rooms had their own bathrooms & was just stunning! Would 100% stay here again & recommend for a big group of friends or families.

Reviewed by Joanne 26th September 2022

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Absolutely stunning place, very well equipped with excellent quality goods throughout.

Reviewed by Adele 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 19th August 2022

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A really beautiful barn conversion. The photos show how lovely it is but it is even better when you see it in person. We had a great week in The Dovecote and everybody made great use of the hot tub/spa pool, tennis court and the lake. We took our own canoe to use on the lake and there was also a little rowing boat to use as well. Was great fun, TheRead more house is so well equipped and there were plenty of crockery, pans etc Would we come back again? - most definitely YES! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 12th August 2022

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Excellent accommodation and facilities for a wonderful family holiday. Lovely hosts as well.

Reviewed by Michael 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Kelly 3rd June 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at dovecote, we had a hen do with 11 people and it was absolutely perfect for what we needed. Furnished beautifully, clean, spacious, clean hot tub etc. would highly recommend and would love to visit again! Would be great for couples weekend!

Reviewed by Martin 15th April 2022

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An excellent property for a family get together. We enjoyed the hot tub, pool table and tennis courts as well as local walks to the lake. The outdoor area was easy for children to play and for eating outside. A very friendly welcome from the owners.

Reviewed by Jacqui 8th April 2022

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Perfect well equipped accommodation for 12 family members of three generations. Everyone loved the evening strolls in the quite countryside, the lake, hot tub and the peaceful atmosphere. Thank you

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