Greetham Retreat Gate, Self Catering Holiday Cottage Horncastle Lincolnshire View of Greetham Retreat Self Catering Holiday Cottages Horncastle Lincolnshire View of the Wildlife Pond and Self Catering Holiday Cottages Horncastle Lincolnshire

Surrounding Area – Countryside, History & Features

Greetham Retreat with its excellent selection of self catering holiday cottages, apartments and touring caravan CL site, is in a superb position which is very peaceful with wonderful scenic views.  Being actually located within the Lincolnshire Wolds, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) it is ideally situated with plenty of open space; rolling hills and countryside to enjoy with quiet country roads, bridleways and footpaths to explore and or walk along.  The area is ideal for nature lovers, dog lovers and those who just enjoy spending time in the countryside, walking, rambling or even cycling.

A short walk will take you to into the centre of Greetham, our small, picturesque village. It is home to All Saints Church, the foundations of which date from as early as the 12th Century. The building was restored in 1903 and is presently in good repair. Beech Farm has also recently been restored; it is believed to be the oldest ‘mud and stud’ type construction in the country being dated as early as the late 14th century. An idyllic dew pond with seating on its banks is located at the centre of the village, next to which is Black Horse Farm, once the village’s Ale House.

For those with an interest in history, Somersby Church of St. Margaret is less than three miles away. This 15th Century, green sandstone church had the father of Lord Alfred Tennyson as its rector in 1808 and Lord Tennyson himself was born in the nearby rectory. The remains of the 13th Century Bolingbroke Castleis also nearby, as is the site of the 1643 Battle of Winceby, Bolingbroke’s only taste of war in its long history.

Less than two miles away is The Viking Way, a long distance footpath which begins on the banks of the Humber and leads 147 miles through Lincolnshire to Rutland Water. Visit the Long Distance Walkers Association for more information.

The historic market town of Horncastle is within 3 miles and is famously known as an antique collectors paradise. The ancient town has wonderful places of historic interest, such as the remains of its Roman wall, as well as all the modern shops and amenities of a modern, bustling market town.

For those with an interest in nature and wildlife, Snipe Dales Country Park is just three miles away. The park offers many attractive walks as well as picnic tables in the pleasant surroundings. There is a great deal of wildlife to appreciate, from frogs and dragonflies to herons and owls. For more information on Snipe Dales and other Lincolnshire nature reserves, visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s website. Just five miles away is the charming Stockwith Mill Tea Room and Craft Shop which serves homemade food in lovely surroundings by its working waterwheel.

If you find yourself just wanting to relax in a comfortable and friendly pub atmosphere there are several traditional inns, all serving good quality value for money meals. Within a few miles you’ll find  George & Dragon at Haggworthingham, Blue Bell Inn at Belchford, White Hart at Tetford and Massingberd Arms at South Ormsby.  Several more pubs and quality restaurants can be found in the market town of Horncastle only 3 miles away.

For more information, feel free to contact us using the information provided on our contact page. We also have a large selection of leaflets and guides to the Lincolnshire area available in the rear reception area next to our laundry room.

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