1 bedroom, 1 bathroom ground floor cottage, with own patio, pet friendly
Jeanette Folwell (Owner)
About Jeanette Folwell (Owner)
We are Rob and Jeanette Folwell, a husband and wife team who moved to the glorious Lincolnshire Wolds in 2007. Rob a retired Inspector from Leicestershire Police wanted to create a self catering holiday business to enable us to work together, so we purchased and created Greetham Retreat. We truly enjoy our jobs and consider it a pleasure to meet the wonderful people who choose to stay with us here at Greetham Retreat. The area is so friendly and welcoming, something we noticed immediately and our guests often comment on. Jeanette has worked within customer service since leaving school and we try to make your whole experience of Greetham Retreat memorable for all the right reasons. We visit lots of attractions and pubs, coffee shops and restaurants so we can confidently recommend them based on our experiences, the best way we think. We also provide lots of visitor attraction leaflets and keep this as up to date as possible. A large Ordnance Survey map covers one wall of our information room and a large folder of walks and cycling routes are available to guests too. These are so important to help you find all the great places on offer here in friendly and uncrowded Lincolnshire.
Jeanette Folwell (Owner) purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Jeanette Folwell (Owner) chose Horncastle
We found this unloved and derelict crew yard and lovingly restored and converted it into a complex of five luxurious self catering holiday cottages all set in over 4 acres of natural grounds. Sitting a 100 meters above sea level and in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Our vision was to create a rural haven for our guests to enjoy with natural features such as wildlife ponds, wildflower meadows. We also planted over 650 deciduous trees in 2008 to create a large woodland and glades. Plenty of seating is dotted around the grounds to enable you to rest and drink in the far reaching views over the Lincolnshire Wolds, including a large picnic table and benches made from some fallen trees and roof timbers from the barn. We are located centrally between the City of Lincoln and everything it has to offer and the beautiful coastline with it's famous resort of Skegness and it's much quieter sandy beaches, all of which are dog friendly. We live on site but a 100 meters away from the holiday cottages which was also important. Close enough to be available for helpful advice and suggestions for days out but far enough away to allow you the uninterrupted freedom and relaxation you may be looking for.
What makes this Cottage unique
The views from Greetham Retreat are truly stunning as you can see for miles over the Lincolnshire Wolds with it's undulating hillsides and ever changing arable fields. A large network of public footpaths, bridlepaths and quiet country lanes make this area a fabulous place to enjoy walking, cycling and driving
1 small or medium sized dog only in this cottage
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
I would certainly recommend this property to anyone, and look forward to staying here again
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Thank you for your positive review. It was a real please to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Thanks again.... Rob and Jeanette F (owners)
Short stay at Rose's Rest
Stayed for a short break, it was very comfortable- sitting area good as was the bed. Very warm and cosy cottage, with such a lovely welcome by owner- thank you, made such a change to have someone so friendly. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend
Many thanks Martine for your lovely review. Such a genuine pleasure to meet you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Have yourselves a great summer and a warm welcome awaits you both if you ever wanted to visit us again.
Upon our arrival we were met by Jeanette who welcomed us and discussed what we may be doing during our week. Jeanette gave us lots of information about the area and things we may want to do. She then showed us the accommodation and how things worked. After this Jeanette then left us with a very nice little treat of a tray of tea/coffee and local plum loaf..
We had a lovely week and the accommodation was very nice and clean. Thank you.
Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our personal welcome useful and informative. We meet all our guests on arrival to hand over keys, show you how everything works in the cottage and to recommend local etaeries and attractions so you can get the best for your stay here at Greetham Retreat. Thanks again and we hope that you get the chance to return sometime in the future as you are both most wecome....
The property was very thoughtfully set out. It was very clean and fitted our needs perfectly. The hosts were very friendly and very informative about the area. Would highly recommend this place to anybody.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Rose's Rest here at Greetham Retreat. We always try to help guests get the best from there stay and love recommending great places to visit or nearby eateries that you otherwise may not have discovered. You are most welcome to return whenever you want. We offer three one bedroom cottages for couples and two of these are also pet friendly. We also have larger cottages for families sleeping 4 or 6 guests and all our bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Thanks for choosing to stay here at Greetham Retreat in Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire wolds haven!
Jeanette and rob were delightful hosts with a wealth of information. They sold Lincolnshire to us! Roses retreat was spotless with the most comfortable bed in the world ! It was very well equipped with all you could need plus a very welcome pack. Our only pointer that disappointed was the lack of a window to look out to the world whilst we had time to enjoy it ! We had to be satisfied looking into one another's eyes for a change of scenery. A lovely holiday thankyou
Many thanks for your lovely review and such a pleasure to meet you both. When we renovated this old crew yard building we sadly couldn't add any more windows than were already there, due to planning regulations. To compensate for this, we created a private patio with comfortable table and chairs directly outside Rose's Rest for the enjoyment of those leisurely breakfasts, lunches and dinners or even simply a sit with the morning newspapers and coffee or pre dinner drinks. The views over the wildflower meadows and woodland are so lovely from this vantage point. Having had the pleasure of meeting you both and enjoyed your lovely sense of fun and humour, I can see that gazing into each others eyes was probably much nicer than the views available.
This really is a lovely, private and now, obviously such a wonderfully romantic holiday cottage, perfect for a relaxing break away spending time together. That said, it's also ideal for solo travellers.
So pleased you found the bed to be so comfortable. We replaced all of the beds throughout the whole accommodation in January of this year with hotel quality luxury pocket sprung mattresses. We're always looking at improvements we can make and very often reinvest the profits back into the holiday accommodation. That said, we'll never make successful candidates for Sir Alan Sugar's The Apprentice show, but we feel it's the right thing to do.
So pleased too that you enjoyed your time in Lincolnshire and hopefully you managed to get some antique shopping done in Horncastle and enjoyed the Aviation Heritage that the county has to offer.
Many thanks again for taking the time to review our cottage and our very best wishes to you both.
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found plenty of interesting places to visit whilst staying here at Greetham Retreat in the Lincolnshire Wolds. You are both most welcome to come and stay again when next visiting the UK.
Aviation heritage such as the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Just Jane Lancaster Bomber at East Kirkby within 15 minutes. Located equally between the vibrant City of Lincoln and several quiet sandy beaches all less than 30 minutes drive away. Museums, market towns, country parks and nature reserves within easy reach. Greetham Retreat is located in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds which is ideal for those who love walking or cycling or just relaxing in the lovely scenic and tranquil countryside.
The historic City of Lincoln with it's majestic cathedral, historic castle and many great eateries, museums and galleries. Waterfront marina in city centre with many restaurants and multiplex cinema plus boat trips up the River Witham on the Brayford Belle. Shopping aplenty from the high street to the independent shops of Bailgate and Steep Hill.