Greetham Retreat is ideally located in the peaceful countryside of the Lincolnshire Wolds near to the market town of Horncastle and is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are plenty of activities and places to visit to suit everyone, from walking, cycling, nature reserves, aviation attractions and museums to theme parks, the seaside and much more!
Greetham Retreat is ideally situated centrally within the county of Lincolnshire, being about half way between the fabulous historic city of Lincoln and the East Coast with its wide sandy beaches and thriving seaside resorts of Skegness, Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea all with fabulous sandy beaches.
The activities and attractions suggested here are just a small summary of what’s on offer in Lincolnshire. Rob or Jeanette Folwell, the owners, personally meet, greet and welcome all guests on their arrival at Greetham Retreat and are always happy to recommend many interesting places to visit that will suit your personal interests and needs.
The Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival takes place annually in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
You can come and have a go at all kinds of activities that help to make the Wolds such a fantastic place to be. Have a go at fishing, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and sea-dipping to navigation, dancing, crafting, gliding, guided countryside walks and much more!
So why not book a stay in one of our luxury self-catering holiday properties or bring your touring caravan or motorhome to our CL site here at Greetham Retreat situated in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds and take part in the many activities on offer during this fabulous Outdoor Festival.
This nationally important and cherished landscape has so much to offer, so many great outdoor activities, things to do and places to explore and we want to celebrate it all!
During the Outdoor Festival you can come and discover some of the many activities that help make the Wolds such a wonderful place. Many of the activities available are either free or at a reduced cost.
Over 200 events and activities will take place during the Festival, across a multitude of locations. Some of the events available for you to participate in are Free of Charge.
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These are all local places that we visit ourselves – and they’re all within a ten minute drive of Greetham Retreat, so make sure to enjoy a taste of Lincolnshire!
Lincolnshire has a great variety of market towns, each with its own unique character and attractions, but the following few are all within easy travelling distance of Greetham Retreat.
Why not visit on a market day to sample local produce and really take in the atmosphere of these charming towns:
The scenic Lincolnshire Wolds have been designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The sprawling countryside with its beautiful scenery and historic sites is renowned for its walks and long distance paths. In all our self-catering holiday properties here at Greetham Retreat we offer an Ordnance Survey map of the area specifically for guests to use during their stay, and also have a folder available with more than 100 different walks throughout Lincolnshire for you to borrow and try out. In addition, we provided laminated sheets for several local walks for you to borrow and use.
For those with an interest in antiques, the nearby market town of Horncastle is a must. Being only 10 minutes drive from Greetham Retreat it is famous for all its independent antique shops and is known as the ‘antique capital of Lincolnshire’, it has over 19 individual antiques and old book shops.
The Hemswell Antique Centre is also well worth a visit and has Europe’s largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables. It is open 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm.Find out more
Why not come to Lincolnshire with its ‘big skies’ and experience the thrill and excitement of aviation, past and present. You’ll find a landscape crisscrossed by wartime airfields and reminders of Lincolnshire’s historic aviation role
Greetham Retreat Lincolnshire Holiday cottages are ideally located for explore all the following locations and attractions.
Lincolnshire is home to two of the last remaining Lancaster bombers left in Britain, the oldest military air academy in the world (RAF Cranwell), and the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Red Arrows display teams.
Hangar Tours Charged. Tickets for tours of the hangar where the planes are (noting that there is no guarantee of which planes are in the hangar at any time) can be purchased on arrival at the visitor centre though as places on tours are limited I’d recommend booking in advance here: – Lincolnshire Heritage Tickets – Buy Online (digitickets.co.uk)
For those with an interest in antiques and collectables, the nearby market town of Horncastle is a must. Being only 10 minutes drive from Greetham Retreat it is famous for all its independent antique shops and is known as the ‘antiques capital of Lincolnshire’, it has well over a dozen individual antiques and old book shops for you to browse.
The Hemswell Antique Centrein Lincolnshire, is also well worth a visit and has Europe’s largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables. It is open 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm and is about a 50 minutes drive or 35 miles from Greetham Retreat.Find out more
Greetham Retreat self-catering holiday properties are perfectly located in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds near Horncastle to visit the many wildlife and farm parks nearby. We have listed a few below which we are sure you will really enjoy during your stay with us. Just click on the links to find out more about what they have to offer…
The famous seaside resorts of Skegness and Mablethorpe are just a short drive (about 20 to 30 minutes) away from Greetham Retreat. Both are lively, traditional seaside holiday towns and have Blue Flag beaches. There is plenty to do for both young and old; Mablethorpe offers all the fun of the fair as well as an international circus in the summer, while Skegness has plenty of arcades, shops as well as the popular Natureland Seal Sanctuary and Skegnes Aquarium. Sutton-on-Sea is a quieter seaside resort which has Victorian architecture and a fantastic Blue Flag beach.
Endless stretches of sand lapped by a shallow tide, Lincolnshire’s beaches are the ideal playground for families and couples alike. Take a picnic, set up camp for the day and enjoy the vast expanses of beautiful sea and sand. Go beach combing, paddling or even have a swim. Explore the dunes, build sand castles or take the dog for a long walk as all our main seaside resorts have sog friendly beaches. Head to Skegness or Cleethorpes for the very best in family beaches and entertainment, When in Cleethorpes you must vist Seaview Street with its many unique independant shops from furniture to fashion with bistos and tea rooms, whilst there, you must also go and see the fantastic renovated traditional Victorian Pier. You can also book a beach hut for the day in Mablethorpe or Sutton on Sea via East Lindsey District Council.
Stretching more than thirty miles from Cleethorpes to Gibraltar Point at The Wash, Lincolnshire’s golden beaches are rated among some of the best sandy beaches in the world. Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park is located between Sandilands and Chapel Point. It has several more peaceful and unspoilt beaches. These include Huttoft Car Terrace (where you can park up to the beach), Moggs Eye, and Anderby Creek, an old family favourite at Chapel Point. All have their own car parks including disabled spaces and public toilets. There are cafes at Chapel Point and Anderby Creek too.
Click here to view a Leaflet and Map of The Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. The Fat Seagull bistro in Sandilands near to Sutton-on-Sea is very popular and worth a visit.
To find out more about these east coast seaside resorts please see the website Visit the Seaside which has a comprehensive ‘Whats on’ diary detailing special events taking place throughout the year and offers many ‘Discount vouchers’ for attractions along the coast. There are also theme parks along the coast. Fantasy Island near Skegness offer kids’ rides and family shows as well as ‘white-knuckle’ rides for the thrill seekers!Find out more
There are plenty of opportunities for evening entertainment.
Golfers may wish to visit The National Golf Centre in nearby Woodhall Spa which is considered a world class golf course and is ranked 25th in Golf World magazine’s World Top 100 Golf Courses. You could also have a round at the Horncastle Golf & Country Club which is the nearest golf club to Greetham Retreat being only 10 minutes drive away. Kenwick Park Golf Club and the Louth Golf Club are also both very popular choices nearby. For a more comprehensive list of the many golf courses in Lincolnshire please view the Golf Today website.
Those keen on fishing will find several parks for coarse fishing as well as Withern Mill Trout Farm for fly fishing. For a more complete lists of fishing sites in Lincolnshire visit the Go-Fish.co.uk website
If you are a fitness enthusiast or just want to take the kids swimming, there are several local gyms in the area, including the brand new Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth and the local Horncastle Swimming Pool and Lifestyle Fitness Suite.
Those with an interest in motor sports will enjoy Cadwell Park, a circuit that is especially popular with bikers nationwide.
If you like to spend a day at the races, why not consider a visit to Market Rasen racecourse, it has numerous horse racing weekends throughout the year as well as other events like concerts held at the race ground.
Horncastle Tennis Club is only 3 miles away from Greetham Retreat and welcomes everyone who wants to play or learn this wonderful sport.Find out more
Award-winning holiday retreat in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds offering high quality luxury self-catering holiday cottage accommodation and 5 pitches on a small touring caravan site. Centrally located in Lincolnshire, perfect for exploring the county. Within easy reach of the seaside with wide sandy beaches and the market towns of Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby, Alford or the City of Lincoln.