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Bungalow In The Countryside, But Only 10 Minutes Drive From The Beach



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Holiday cottage in Mumby, Nr. Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire, England LN13 9SE - Local Pub Within Walking Distance

Corbiere really is in a central position so you can enjoy the peace of the countryside and the views for miles across the fields to the back of the property. Sometimes the barn owl and weasels can be seen at dusk hunting along the field boundaries.

Corbiere has been completely refurbished (Spring 2014) and now offers home comforts such as a TV with Freeview and DVD, a leather sofa, microwave and washing machine. For guests with mobility needs please be aware that there is a step up into the shower. there is a grab rail in the shower. We are planning this autumn (2016) to repaint where needed and plan how to improve the garden area... any suggestions when you have stayed will be gratefully received!

The long sandy beaches of Huttoft Bank and Anderby Creek are just a 10 minute car drive away. From there you can walk to Sutton on Sea (and even to Mablethorpe if you are feeling very energetic). There are plenty of dog friendly cafes at both seaside resorts and pubs to relax in and for refreshments.

Sutton on Sea has long sandy beaches to enjoy, a promenade to stroll along and a good variety of pubs, shops and restaurants to try, from the Bacchus Hotel to fish and chips. Children love the large paddling pool sheltered from the sea breeze and there are tennis courts and bowls or Petanque to try too. We easily entertained 6 children aged 8 to 13 for 3 days here last year. It is a quiet resort without amusements or slot machines. The paddling pool and long sandy beach with a lifeguard during the Summer holidays is excellent for young children too. We found that hiring a beach hut was a good idea and gave us a base with a kettle/sink/4 deckchairs from which we could relax but keep an eye on the children at the same time.

Mablethorpe is a larger resort with golden sand, a children’s paddling pool with squirting water features and amusements and rides along the prom. There are donkey rides in the summer and a cinema and Seal Sanctuary if the weather is wet.

Chapel St Leonards is also popular with families and dog lovers. Skegness is about 30 minutes drive from Corbiere and has Butlins, Fantasy Island, and a huge variety of amusements, cafes and restaurants to try!

For nature lovers, the breeding colony of grey seals at Donna Nook in November and December are a real ‘must’ and well worth trying to photograph. There are also nature reserves at Gibraltar point and Snipe Dales.

The Lincolnshire Wolds with their rolling hills are only a 25 minute drive away with the lovely market town of Louth to visit. Louth has independent shops, tea rooms and a market on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays throughout the year. Farmers Markets take place on the 4th Wednesday and 2nd Friday each month.

Corbiere is well located for a family or friends to explore this area.

Do press the availability button to see our current bookings calendar.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello…. We are Sarah and Pete and manage the holiday bungalow on behalf of Pete’s father, Gordon, who is now in a nursing home. He built the bungalow next door in 1975 as his home and Corbiere was his tractor shed! When his eye-sight deteriorated and he could no longer drive or farm, he built an extension on the tractor shed and changed it into a holiday bungalow. We now live further away and Pete's family home is rented out long term to another family.

It is called Corbiere as Gordon only went on one foreign holiday in his life to visit his wife’s brother who was posted to Jersey when learning to become a Methodist minister! This trip made an impression on Gordon and he named the holiday bungalow Corbiere after the light house on Jersey. Hence the décor in the shower room!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

hi Sarah , we had a brilliant time thank you we could feel all the love you have put in to Corbiere as soon as we walked through the door every thing was perfect and i shed a little tear when we had to leave .

The barn owl was the icing on the cake we saw it most nights take care and thank you for such a wonderful holiday made all the better for Corbiere, love XXX
Jun 2016
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Very clean and comfortable. First class.

  • 5 of 5

We have had a lovely few days at the bungalow at Mumby. It was very clean and comfortable, and we had an en enjoyable time. I would recommend the holiday home .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for phoning me to say you had enjoyed your stay and for recommending us to another lady. We are glad that your visit went well and that you enjoyed the cafe in Skegness.
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Very homely, comfortable , and clean.

  • 4 of 5

This place is a little home sweet home. We booked , this bungalow because it is close to where my Dad lives, and only booked it for 2 nights, wish it could have been longer. The double bed is very comfortable, the property was very clean, loved all the wildlife we saw.

My only crib would be the shower, nothing wrong with it, worked fine, just getting in and out for me,(I have mobility issues), was difficult, because of the step up and down when getting in and out.This will not stop us booking this property again though next visit to my Dads.

All in all a great little place, peaceful, homely, clean , and comfortable. what more could you ask. Yes will be recommending this place to others.

Thanks for a great stay, will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for review and for recommending us to others, I have put your comment about the shower into the property details this morning as you made a very sensible suggestion. I look forward to you visiting again.
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Great little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage, central for many coastal locations, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the local resorts. This was our third visit we will most definately be back. Super accomodation for our family of five.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Very well placed cottage for lovely beaches and lots of places to visit within a few miles. The Red Lion pub was an evening favourite,with outstanding food and pleasant beer garden. We did have to be careful with our small dog, who could easily escape under the gate. The road was not too busy, however cars were going a great speeds on the country road. This did not spoil our stay,just something to be mindful of. Overall a great break was had by all

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love you to stay again. We hope to sort out the garden and gate over the winter and will mention it in our description when we have done it!
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excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

Great little ' tractor shed' very compact and a definite home from home. Would have been perfect if property perimeter had been altered so dogs could not get out, we had to keep going out into the garden with the dogs to make sure they did not wander out of gate. Some chicken wire on gate would suffice. would definitely book again if this was done.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great place to stay,everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

The lovely property had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean and we especially appreciated the welcome tray. We loved the Sea Side themed decor.

The lay out and outside gentle ramp was easy for someone with poor mobility

We found it very convenient to get to beaches at Huttoft, Anderby and Sutton and the weather was kind to us ( no rain ! )

We really enjoyed our visit and would love to return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the bungalow suited your mobility needs. We would love you to stay again and we enjoy leaving a surprise on the welcome tray! You left the bungalow clean and tidy and were excellent guests. Thank you.
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From the Owner

There are so many sandy beaches to play on that we still haven’t tried them all as we keep having to go back to our favourites! There are lifeguards at Sutton, Mablethorpe and Skegness for swimming in the sea. We have had many lovely weeks here and have even had 9 here this summer by putting all the children in a tent outside! There is masses of space outside and parking for several cars so it is good for meeting other members of the family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Mumby at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Sandilands at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Skegness at 9 Miles Nearest Beach : Anderby Creek at 4 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Grey seals can be seen in their breeding colony at Donna Nook in November and December. We saw pups there in October half term 2014 and they expect hundreds of seal pups to be born between late October and the beginning of December. Look at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website for up to date information each year.

Bird watching at Gibraltar Point and Snipe Dales nature Reserve near Spilsby.


There are many long sandy beaches within a 15 minute drive from the bungalow. The nearest is Anderby Creek or Huttoft Bank (with its car terrace).

Sutton-on-sea is a charming small resort without amusements. Its sandy beach has won the Blue flag award. Pretty sea front gardens with a large paddling pool, bowls, tennis and plenty of cafes. The Mablethorpe to Sutton on Sea Cycleway runs along the promenade too.


Alford is a small market town with a tiny market on Tuesday, a working windmill and Manor House. It is only 5 miles away.

Sutton-on-Sea is 6 miles away.

Mablethorpe is 8 miles away.

Skegness is 9 miles away.

Louth has many shops, a large church and a market on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays throughout the year. Farmers Markets take place on the 4th Wednesday and 2nd Friday each month. It is 18 miles away.

Further Details:

The postcode for Corbiere is LN13 9SE.

The nearest shop and PO is at Hogsthorpe, just 5 minutes drive away. It is open long hours and stocks a good range of food, necessities and alcohol! It is open Monday to Saturday 6am to 9pm and Sundays 7am to 9pm.

There is a Spar and Post Office attached to Bilsby filling station. It is only 4 miles away and is a good place to get your supplies and a newspaper.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May bank holiday
20 May 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fees £20
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Emails or telephone communication will provisionally hold a booking for 4 days until your booking deposit has been received.
If you are taking your dog, please let us know its breed.
A security deposit of £100 is required for all bookings.

Payment in full is due 8 weeks before your arrival date.

Our preferred payment option is by internet banking.

We do accept cheques, but please ensure that there will be adequate time for them to be received and banked before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday changeover in high season but otherwise we can be flexible. Short breaks are welcome outside the Summer holiday period. Arrivals from 3pm and checkout from 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please email or phone us to talk about prices out of season.

All dogs must be declared at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We hope that all our guests enjoy the clean and simple accommodation and the welcome tray you find on arrival. Lively resorts like Skegness and our favourite amusement arcade the ‘Lucky Strike’ are good for a rainy day. At the Lucky Strike you can enjoy a cuppa for 50p while the kids play on the 2p slots! Get them to save their coppers in advance. Meals there are about £3 on the chips/beans/sausage/egg theme.... always tasty and hot. If you go to the 'posh' cafe upstairs it is about £2.50 for a coffee! Just remember that Pete used to ‘shovel’ the coins as one of his jobs (the sheer amount of coins meant it was easier to weigh them than count them) …. so really only the arcade is the winner!

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Small shower room with toilet, basin and shower cubicle with grab rail.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed, Bunk bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Corbiere sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: There is a double width 4’6’’ bed, the bunk room (3 foot) with the bottom bunk suitable for an adult, and a single bedroom. All beds will be made up and ready for you. The double and bunk rooms have views over fields.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is through storage heaters and an oil filled radiator for the cooler months. Please notify us if you are bringing your dog. Outside: Enclosed lawned area easily large enough to pitch a 5 person tent and parking for several cars Daffodils in the Spring and hedges of pink hawthorn blossom in May/ June. There is parking for several cars on the drive and a large concreted area. The garden is fenced and has a gate onto the road. A small dog or child could escape under this gate! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh clean bed linen, duvets, pillows and hand and tea towels are provided. We do ask that you bring your own bath towels and beach towels. We do ask that guests leave Corbiere as they find it. All bed linen is changed weekly. Other: There is no internet access.

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