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The Old Cow Shed Self Contained

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn


About the property

A self contained annexe with its own front door. It's peaceful and relaxing in a beautiful part of the world. South Clifton is a small village of roughly 300 inhabitants. It is very quiet, a real get away from it all place, although in a good location to explore the nearby city of Lincoln, or Newark. It's great for walking breaks on the Trent. Stop over for a home from home. It has all the essentials for a self catering stay and there is tea and fresh ground coffee. It might be a good idea to bring some food with you if you plan to stay in, as the nearest shop is about 6 miles away. There is free WiFi although its rural so range is a little limited.

The drive is long and private so you can leave your vehicles safe.

There are restaurants and pubs within a short drive, lots of places to visit and see, or just relax and make use of the barbecue, or try your hand with the built in pizza oven in the garden.

More Details

Property Manager
Neil Gilbourne
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Neil Gilbourne

Its a family house where I live with my wife Louise, our two children Nelson (10) and Jemima (8). We have two cats Peanut the ginger one, and Patchy the black and white one who will probably visit you during your stay.

In my other life I am an independent financial adviser, and my wife works with me in our family firm based in Collingham a few miles away.

Neil Gilbourne purchased this barn in 2009

What makes this barn unique

It's peaceful calm and relaxing, with excellent links to some cities. The drive is long and secluded so it's safe


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Newark in Bassetlaw District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom - walk in shower, no bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double bedroom - has memory foam mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Handy for visiting the historic city of Lincoln and all it has to offer, or the equally charming Newark on Trent. Retford and Gainsborough are also within easy reach. The village is next to the River Trent and there are pleasant walks around. There is the renowned Japanese Gardens in the next village of North Clifton to visit too.


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The Old Cow Shed Self Contained
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage in peceful location with welcoming owners whats not to like:)

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here. The old cow shed was lovely, clean and tidy. Just perfect for the two of us. Neil and family were helpful and welcoming. A brilliant start to the new year. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay. Quiet & peaceful. Spotlessly clean. I would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review
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Ideal little escape to the country.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, comfortable and warm apartment. The owners and family were very friendly and helpful. We appreciated all the little extras (milk, eggs, toiletries, towels etc.) Convenient location for visiting Lincoln and the surrounding area. Had lovely trips to Barnsdale gardens in Rutland, Doddington Hall, Wesley's home in Epworth and pottered around Newark and Southwell. Definitely want to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Neil and Lou for exceptional accommodation everything was supplied to make our stay more than comfortable. The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable, with much attention to detail. We explored nearby areas - very pretty villages and countryside. We took a tour around the awe inspiring Lincoln Cathedral - very knowledgeable and informative guide. We journeyed to Skegness - well what can I say! Not sure we'd go there again! Louth is a very beautiful town with georgian architecture, the church steeple very ornate. On our return journey home we explored Oakham in Rutland the market square and stocks was fabulous and well preserved. All in all our hosts were very welcoming and the accommodation fabulous - would highly recommend a visit. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Millfield, Torksey
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Newark North Gate
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Wheel House
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

It's in a wonderful part of the world, with great transport links to all the hustle and bustle if you really want


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.