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Out Back and Beyond, very rural, just the place to 'get away from it all'

Bedrooms Studio
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Rural 'Getway From It All' former dairy parlour - Circa 1850

Udder Barn is sited on the east of our property. Large entrance hall - floor to vaulted ceiling leading through to an open plan kitchen/dining area. Window facing east across the fens. Down stairs double bedroom, window to the north. Down stairs wet room with wc.

Stairs leading to twin room (2 double beds with seperate quilts) windows east and north. Walkway to mezzinine sitting area, two 2 seater settees, windows west and north. Televisions with free veiw in the kitchen/dining area, upstairs bedroom and sitting area. Blueray player in sitting room with some DVD's. If you want a lot more choice you would be more than welcome to come over to the house and choose from a wide selection, we just didn't want to clutter up the room.

The kitchen has a calor gas hob and a single oven/grill. There is a microwave, dishwasher (with tablets) and a fridge with a freezer box. Toaster, slow cooker, iron and board. We have not provided a washing machine, however, if you did want to do some washing you would be more than welcome to use our washing machine and tumble dryer.

An air source heat pump supplys the energy for the hot water and heating.

There is ample parking on a gravelled driveway and a block paved sitting area.

More Details

Sue Sharples
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Sue Sharples

We bought Poplar Farm in 1992 and have spent the last 23 years renovating the house. Two and a half years ago we saved the roof on the old dairy shed (circa 1740-1780) before it colapsed and decided to convert the barn into a holiday let, Udder Barn. We have just finished it and are hoping that you will come and stay and enjoy what we have created. We are chuffed to bits on how it has turned out and really want to share this lovely barn with you.

We run a three generation family haulage firm, celebrating 25 years in the business. Mainly supply and delivering aggregate. Our lorries are based at Poplar Farm. Monday to Friday the lorries leave early morning, so for 15 minutes there is vehicle movement, they then return late afternoon. There is a small amount of vehicle movement throughout the day, we do have working farms around us so there is farm traffic up and down the road leading from Poplar Farm to the Pointon.

We have an outdoor heated pool which is usually open from April/May through to October which our guest would be more than welcome to join us for a swim or just seat around the pool and relax.

Sue Sharples purchased this barn in 1992

Why Sue Sharples chose Spalding

We choose to live in the fens for the quietness, isolation and peace. We love it. Winter can be wet and wild, sitting outside on a summers evening is so quiet you can close your eyes and be anywhere in the world - it is so relaxing.

We hope you will join us and also appreciate this beautiful rural location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Spalding in South Kesteven District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Floor to ceiling tiled wet room
  • Large wet room with heated towel rail, radiator, toilet and sink with shaver point.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Out Back and Beyond, very rural, just the place to 'get away from it all'
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The chilled prosecco on arrival was a lovely touch!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Something to wet your whistle with after a long journey, thank you for staying with, we really appreciate you taking the time to send a review. Best wishes to all the girls. Warmest wishes Sue & Jim
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A Fabulously Peaceful and Restful Christmas break.

  • 5 of 5

Udder Barn is everything it says it is. Converted to the highest quality and kept superbly pristine. Everything you need is there.

As we were there over the Christmas period, it was wonderfully peaceful. A very comfortable and tastefully furnished place. Beds were comfortable too.

We spoke with Sue who owns the barn with her Husband Jim, a Lovely helpful Lady.

There are many places to visit in Lincolnshire. The Cathedral in Lincoln being one.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hoping to go back next year. Hopefully in the Summer months.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So please you enjoyed your stay at Udder Barn over Christmas time and that you arrived home safe and sound albeit wintery conditions. Still haven't had any of the 'white stuff' over the fens. Bread knife and vegetable peeler at the ready for when you next visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is very much appreciated as it does give future guest an insight on what to expect when arriving 'Out Back and Beyond'. Wishing you both a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. Jim and Sue
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Wonderful location in every way

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the incomparable Udder Barn and we'll definitely be back.

This superb barn conversion was as pristine as when we arrived last year and is a credit to the quality of Sue's choice of fittings and decor. The shower modification worked particularly well.

We love the peacefulness and rural charm of the Fen. The location is idyllic.

Sue and Jim are great hosts and are always there if needed.

Must remember to book early for next year. Would hate to miss out.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, thank you for taking the time to pop a review over, it is really appreciated. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay, I had forgotten that you hadn't seen the new addition in the bathroom, it means that you don't have to share the water if you don't want to! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your break and had a safe journey home, we will look forward to welcoming you back 'out back and beyond' next year. Our warmest wishes Jim & Sue
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Royal Tunbridge Wells

Fantastic barn conversion in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend staying at Udder Barn for a local wedding. The facilities are comparable to those in a 5* hotel.

The surroundings are beautiful and though it is located in the middle of nowhere, Sue provided brilliant directions to make sure we found it first time even in the dark!

The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable and the bathroom had the most fantastic shower!!

Waking up to the sound of birds singing was a welcome change from the traffic we usually wake to.

If a secluded country getaway is what you're after, I couldn't recommend Udder Barn enough!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, family and of course 'bump' We really appreciate you taking the time to pop a review through for Udder Barn and are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in the fens of Lincolnshire. It isn't until we have a guest remark on the bird songs that we take time out, step back, and listen ourselves. We are really lucky and take for granted our wildlife, it really is lovely to listen to. If you ever find yourselves back in this 'neck of the woods' you are more than welcome. Our warmest wishes Jim & Sue
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I needed a base for a few days while i was investigating some family history.I found udder barn ideal as it is out in the fends with no noise or distractions.The cottage is very modern,clean & has everything required.The only possible downsides are the lack of internet & the owners transport company,at least when i was there,starts before 6 am,although this was fine as it was a pleasure to rise early after such a good nights undisturbed sleep.I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for taking the time to pop a review on we really appreciate all feed back for Udder Barn. We do apologise for the early start for the lorries, however, we try to keep it to a minimum of 15 mins on week days. 5:45 - 6:00. Weekends are usually quiter but we are just entering our busy liming season so there could be some movement on a Saturday mornings but we never no which Saturday until the night before. The internet is a very frustrating point down here on the fens we really struggle to get a signal and somedays I have no internet in my office, one would think that you can get man to the moon but broadband 5 miles from the exchange? rubbish. Because of this we decided to advertise Udder Barn as a 'social media get away' - what happend here - stays here!! Once again feed back is really important and we loved having you stay we us, especially how 'spick n span' you left the barn - thank you so much. Hope to see you again someday. Our warmest wishes Jim & Sue
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Beautiful barn conversion in relaxing rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time at Udder Barn, a gift for my partner's birthday. Based in a beautiful, remote location it is the perfect place to chill. Sue and Jim have have thought of everything and more. Very pleased we chose this place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you both last weekend and thank you for taking the time to pop a review through to us, it very much appreciated. You certainly choose the right weekend for chilling out! 28 degrees. So pleased you both enjoyed yourselves. Warmest wishes Jim & Sue
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fortescue Arms, Billingborough
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Spalding Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Fortescue Arms, Billingborough
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Lincolnshire is a breath-taking rural area located on England's east coast. From the Wolds down to the Fens it is rich in history and natural beauty, this would be the perfect destination for anyone looking to enjoy a quiet holiday in the counrtyside.

Our accommadation has recently been converted from a milking barn to a two bedroom self catering holiday let.

There's no argument that the Fens are flat but the open countryside and huge open skies are stunningly beautiful. Sunrise and sunsets can be altogether spectacular.

This very rural setting provides for ample countryside scenery with vast open spaces, abundant wildlife - badger, foxes, monk jack and fallow deer and birds, fabulous light if you like to paint. You could also indulge in a day or two of pampering at The Grange Spa - Day Spa of the Year 2015, only 10 minutes drive - or cycle - there are no hills!!

There is lots of history in our area: historical sites from the medieval back to the 11th century. Churches, castles and other building from that era lie in wait to be explored. Lincoln Cathedral, only 45 minute drive, commenced building in 1088 - reputedly once the tallest building in the world, set in a beautiful medieval area - Bail gate. Lincoln castle - constructed during the 11th century by William the Conqueror on the site of a pre-excisting Roman Fortress. Celebrating the 800th year of the iconic charter that changed the course of history, the castle houses the Magna Carta.

Picturesque market towns lie all around us. Stamford and the magnificent Burghley House which famously holds its horse trials each year. Tolethorpe the home of the Rutland Theatre of the Stamford Shakespere Company. Grantham with Belton House and the Downtown/Boundry Mill shopping outlet. Boston with its famous 'Boston Stump'. Spalding's Ayscroughfee Hall and gardens and the water taxi that can take you along the River Welland to Sprigfields Outlet Shopping and gardens. Bourne, the birth place of BRM founded by Raymond Mays. Sleaford with its market place and 12th century St. Deny's church and last but not least the surrounding influence of our magnificent RAF heritage, they don't call this 'Bomber County 'for nothing - Cranwell, Conningsby and East Kirkby only a short drive away. For that ultimate WW2 aviation experience book a taxi ride in the Lancaster Bomber 'Just Jane' at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum, East Kirkby.

Sempringham Abbey is only a few miles away, the resting place of Princess Gwenllian, daughter of Llewellyn Prince of Wales, she was enclosed in the priory nearby throught her life and died here.

Hemswell Antique Centres, Hemswell Cliff - 90 minute drive - Europe's largest selection of dealers for antiques, furniture, jewellery and collectbles plus a delicious coffee shop, you will need a whole day to explore this abundance of treasure.

After all this excitment come back to Udder Barn to relax, unwind and recover ready for another day of exploring our lovely countryside.

Our barn has been recently renovated and completed to the highest standard. It contains two bedrooms plus plenty of natural light. A wet room, kitchen/dining area and a mezzanine sitting room. Holiday makers who take advatage of this rural retreat will enjoy complete privacy during there stay. However, the owners Jim and Sue are on hand if needed.

Transport is necessary. It is a five mile drive to Billingborough, the nearest store, post office, doctors surgery, butchers, pub/restaurant. The road from the village of Pointon to Udder Barn, 3 miles, is a single track tarmac road and must be driven with care not only for the safty of your car but for the wildlife - that forget there's a road here! We really do emphasize that we are very rural and that Pointon Fen is a no through road, so once your here there is only one way out.

We have working farms all arounds and we run a small family haulage company. There is a short time, 15 minutes, on week days when our vehicles start moving out of the yard and late afternoon they return. We do keep any noise to a minimum, unfortunatly or furtunatly depending how you see it, because it is so quite most of the time any noise seems loud. Even the barn owls screeching make us jump when they fly over and we have been here 24 years.


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Please note that the party leader must be 25 years of age or over at the time of booking.
We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who, in our opion, is not suitable to take occupancy of Udder Barn. If such an occasion materialises all payments shall be refunded and our contract of let will be terminated without further liability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.