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2 Bedroomed Cottage with Spiral Staircase & Stunning View of St. James' Church

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Cottage in Louth, Lincolnshire, England - Peaceful Location within 5 Minutes Walk of Town Centre. Numerous country walks from Cottage.

Spireview Cottage (sleeping up to 4 people in two bedrooms) has been recently renovated. Featuring a spiral staircase and stunning views of St. James' Church. It has a living room with a log-burning stove; newly fitted bespoke kitchen; utility room; downstairs toilet; main double bedroom; smaller second bedroom; a beautiful bathroom with corner bath and shower unit; a private garden; off street parking for two cars. The cottage is only three minutes walk to Spout Yard Park, four minutes walk to Louth Museum, and five minutes walk to the centre of the charming market town of Louth with its three screen cinema, many restaurants, pubs, independent shops, and thrice weekly markets. Riverhead Theatre is a little further (perhaps 20 mins walk); as is Hubbards Hills (one of the treasures of Louth). The Meridian Centre (with superb facilities including a large swimming pool; children's fun pool; gym; badminton; table tennis etc) is only 1.5 miles away. The cottage also provides an excellent base to explore the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds and sandy beaches on the coast.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ian and Rosalyn married in 2011 and live in the house next door to Spireview Cottage. They have four grown-up children between them - a son and daughter each, and Ian is about to become a grand-father for the first time. Would you believe that Ian's daughter is called Nichola Anne and Rosalyn's daughter is called Nichola Anne too - both with exactly the same spellings! How strange is that?

Ian is Lincolnshire born and bred, and has worked in the nearby market town of Alford for over twenty-five years as the IT Manager of a Graphics Company. Ian spends his spare time working on his model rail layout, painting miniature Napoleonic figures (sometimes 'gaming' with them) and has recently started playing golf again. Earlier this year he managed to achieve one of his life-time ambitions of driving a steam train on the Bodmin Railway in Cornwall.

Rosalyn is from Leeds in Yorkshire but moved to Lincolnshire in 2001 when she was appointed to a teaching post at Mablethorpe Primary School. After funding for her specialised position to set up the first Nurture Group in Lincolnshire was drastically reduced, Rosalyn decided to focus on her writing as she had already had numerous articles published in Education and Parenting magazines. Her plan was to continue teaching on a 'supply' basis to subsidise her freelance writing income but alas two accidents one after the other put paid to those plans. She sold up and moved to Lincoln to start a new position as the Parenting Coordinator for Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service. After nine years in post Rosalyn was made redundant due to government cut-backs at the end of May 2015. Since then Rosalyn has been spending her time writing her second book, organising Human Scale Education conferences, giving parenting advice, and looking after Spireview Cottage. Her hobbies include swimming, going to the cinema and theatre, reading and playing classical guitar.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Had a really lovely time here. The cottage was perfect, everything you could ask for. Location brilliant. A perfect birthday present for me! Such welcoming hosts!’

Mandy & Robert, Essex



‘Thanks very much to Ian and Rosalyn for use of this great cottage. It’s really nicely furnished and set up with everything we needed for our stay. The cottage was ideal as a base in town whilst we visited friends and family. Hope to use the cottage again soon.’ John Annabelle and Kitty, Norwich



“..Spireview is a gem of a find, will definitely visit again.” Beverley & Michael Huddersfield
Jun 2014
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23 Reviews

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based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

5

Really lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Only stayed a couple of nights but felt really at home in the cottage,cosy & comfortable,had everything you could want and lots more besides.Hope to be back for a longer stay next time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

superb cottage really handy for the town with its shops and restaurants. close to some really good w

  • 5 of 5

A really warm welcome if we return to Louth we wouldn't consider booking anywhere else

It has everything you could need for a really comfortable and relaxing break. Truly excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. It was lovely meeting both of you. I'm pleased you had such a successful day at the seal colony at Donna Nook, and thank you also for sending us those beautiful seal pictures. Hope to see you again soon.
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Short stay in Louth

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in an excellent location and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. It also had the added benefit of a car parking space in an area where parking can be difficult. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay at Spireview Cottage, and look forward welcoming you back again :-)
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5

Absolute magic!

  • 5 of 5

Spireview Cottage is such a wonderful property! Travelling from Canada and Australia, we felt right at home from the moment we arrived, and we were only a few minutes' walk from both our family and the centre of town. The magnificent view of St James Church, where we were baptized, just added to the experience. We'll definitely be back! Thank you Roslyn and Ian!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It was lovely meeting you all and hearing about your amazing family roots originating from Louth. It was especially interesting (and sad) to learn of your family's historic links with the Louth Union Workhouse. Hope to see you all again next time you visit England.
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beautiful cottage,tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Spireview cottage was a lovely place to stay,close to town centre and easy to get to everywhere...louth is lovely with lovely friendly people.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Spireview Cottage. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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Such a beautiful, cosy and homely little cottage deserving of 5* rating.

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at spireview cottage which is conveniently situated in the quaint town of Louth. Our holiday was planned around the three day british superbike championships at Cadwell Park which was only a ten minute drive from Louth. We arrived to be greeted by Rosalyn and homemade scones and jam courtesy of Ian. The cottage itself is charming, beautiful and has a real homely feel. We cannot fault anything about spireview, it has absolutely everything you need so simply pack your clothes and necessities and enjoy a great holiday away.

Louth town has an abundance of pubs and restaurants so plenty of choice within walking distance from spireview. St. James church is the view from the main bedroom which is beautifully lit of an evening. Thank you Rosalyn and Ian for your warm welcome and personal touches to make our break that much better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to see you all back again soon. :-)
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Location

From the Owner

Ian and Rosalyn live in the adjoining property and lovingly restored Spireview Cottage in 2014. This lovely little cottage holds many fond memories, especially for Rosalyn, who bought this house (first time around) in 2003 while teaching at a local primary school. While living in Spireview Cottage with her teenage daughter, Rosalyn started working on her first book. She loved writing with the magnificent view of St.James Church Spire either from the enclosed garden, or working at a table by her bedroom window (especially enjoying seeing St James church lit-up while writing late into the night). In 2005 Ian bought the house next door and moved in with his two teenagers. A year later Rosalyn sold Spireview Cottage and moved to Lincoln to be closer to her new job but returned regularly to Louth to visit Ian. Three years later she moved back to Louth and in 2011 Rosalyn and Ian were married. Meanwhile the new owner of Spireview Cottage had moved away leaving the house standing empty and becoming very neglected, Rosalyn and Ian decided to buy back Spireview Cottage with a view to renovating it and letting it out as a holiday cottage especially as Rosalyn had loved living there so much. A year or so after renovating the cottage internally major improvements were completed to the outside to create improved parking, an attractive shared terrace between both houses and an al fresco dining area. And finally, Rosalyn and Ian set about much needed improvements to their own home but were delighted to be able to stay in Spireview Cottage themselves while some of the major works were going on.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Donna Nook 9.7 miles (37 min drive) - Wild seals & nature reserve

Cleethorpes 13.2 miles (28 mins drive)

Mablethorpe 15.9 miles (28 mins drive)

Sutton-on-Sea 18 miles (34 mins drive)

Travel:

Humberside Airport 20.4miles (35 mins)

P & O Ferries 28.1 miles (1hr 8 mins)

Limited bus services to Grimsby, Lincoln and other places of interest but car recommended for travelling outside Louth.

Distances:

Cadwell Park 5 miles (10 mins drive)

Lincoln 28 miles (45 mins drive)

Alford 14 miles (25 mins drive)

Horncastle 14 miles (25 mins drive)

Market Rasen 14miles (25 mins drive)

Tattershall Castle - 23 miles (38 mins drive)

Somersby 12 miles (24 mins drive)

Woodhall Spa 17.2 miles (36 mins drive)

Further Details:

Louth is a thriving award winning Food Town. It was voted Britain's favourite Market Town in 2012. Numerous events take place throughout the year such as the 'SO Festival'; Louth Christmas Market; Wolds Words; Wolds Walking Festival; and Continental Markets to name but a few ...

Within 5 mins walk from Spireview Cottage are Spouts Yard Park; Louth Museum; St.Mary's Park; 3 screen cinema; Louth Museum; Supermarket; thrice weekly Market, St. James' Church.

Within 5 - 10 mins walk there are numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, banks, hairdressers etc.

Approx 20 mins walk to Riverhead Theatre; Westgate Fields; and Hubbards Hills.

The Meridian Leisure Centre is 1.5 miles away - it has an excellent swimming pool with lane swimming usually available; a fun pool; badminton courts; gym facilities and cafe.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
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£65
£350
 
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£365
 
 
1st week Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£400
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£450
 
 
4th week of April 17
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
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£79
£425
 
 
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
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£84
£450
 
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£475
 
 
High Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£510
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£450
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£365
 
 
Pre-Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£450
 
 
Xmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£365
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£450
 
 
Spring 1 - 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
£425
 
 
Spring 2 - 2018
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£450
 
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£475
 
 
High Season 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
From
£98
£525
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£365
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the rental cost of your stay must be paid to secure the booking and then the remaining rental balance is payable no later than 40 days before the beginning of your stay (or in case of last minute bookings this can be negotiated). A Returnable Security Bond of £150 becomes payable with your final balance, this is usually returned in full within 7 days of departure in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the letting.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Rosalyn and Ian started letting Spireview Cottage out as a holiday home in August 2014. They have been amazed and delighted by the feedback they have received since then. So far every single review has been 5 stars and they are working hard to keep it that way. The most used comment received has been 'It's absolutely perfect!' Other comments have included 'It's like home from home'; 'It has everything we could ever need for our holiday'; 'It's really warm and cosy here'; 'Everything is spotlessly clean': and at least three couples have said 'This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in!'. Holiday makers love the view of St James' Church from the private enclosed garden, also a real sun-trap from mid-morning onwards. The shared terrace garden with its two strategically placed patio tables enjoys early morning sunshine - perfect for al fresco breakfasts and lunch. Everybody comments on how quiet it is at the cottage in spite of it being so close to town. In additon to all the positive comments we've received about the cottage, we have received numerous remarks about lovely Louth - a vibrant town with a thrice weekly markets, and many independent shops. There are numerous pubs and restaurants all within a 5 - 10 minute walk of Spireview Cottage, and there are also many different walks from the cottage itself. The cottage is just 3 mins walk from the local supermarket, park, museum and cinema, and the town centre is just a 5 minute walk away. Being so close to the town makes it hard to believe there are two parks each 3 minutes walk from the cottage, and the spectacular Hubbards Hill about 20 mins walk away. Louth also has a thriving theatre run by volunteers and a superb leisure centre with a larger than average swimming pool. And there is so much more ...

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, There are two steps down into the bathroom
  • Quirky, quaint upstairs bathroom - pine unit and heated towel rail on one level with carpeted steps down to large corner bath, separate shower unit, toilet and hand basin with attractive feature mirror over, and pine storage cabinet for toiletries.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 – standard size double bed, bedside cabinets, pine dressing table, wardrobe, chair, well-stocked bookcase, full-length mirror, good range of lighting. Bed options for second bedroom – 1 single, 2 singles, or 'double' bed

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The owners, who live in the adjoining house, have lovingly restored this property. If you want to see some of the renovation work in progress visit www.diarynotesonlife.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Spireview Cottage Outside: The cottage is accessed from an off street block-paved parking area. It has its own private garden consisting of a small lawn and a patio area with garden furniture for 4 guests. The garden, which leads from a door in the living room, is a little sun trap with a superb view of St. James' Church. There is also a larger paved area at the other side of the house which adjoins the owners' property making this a communal area. At the moment this area is visible from the street but there are plans to enclose this area too. Utility Room: A utility room is situated off the kitchen with sink, washing machine, Sheila Maid clothes airer, boot/shoe storage and coat hooks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included in rent and changed weekly. Other: Separate downstairs toilet with sink situated off utility room.

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