Abbotts Farm

Horbling, nr. Sleaford

Property Reference: RI2
  • Sleeps18
  • Pets 3
  • Bedrooms8
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Set on the owners’ non-working farm in Horbling village, this detached farmhouse, with its own swimming pool, lies in the heart of the Fens, an ideal touring base for visiting the area’s wealth of historic attractions. Providing comfortable holiday accommodation for families, it retains many original features, including exposed woodwork, an ornate cornice in the dining room and a traditional farmhouse-style kitchen. There is a second sitting room, well-stocked library and video and DVD collection (including latest releases). Outside is a large, private, rear lawned garden with apple, pear, plum trees and gooseberries which guests are welcome to pick in season, and a large patio with garden furniture and barbecue. The fenlands make ideal walking and cycling country, an excellent way to view the landscape with its rich farmlands, huge skies and wonderful sunsets; walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep; facilities can be found nearby for golf, fishing or horse riding. Within easy driving distance are a wealth of interesting places, including the delightful old towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, full of beautiful stone buildings. On the edge of Stamford stands Burleigh House, one of England’s greatest Elizabethan houses. Nearby Spalding is an attractive, Dutch-influenced town and centre of the flower-bulb industry, where the Springfields show gardens and the annual flower festival in May are popular. Tattershall Castle (NT), Belton House and Coningsby, noted for its huge one-handed church clock, and the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. One of the landmarks of the Fens is the octagonal lantern tower of St Botolph’s Church in Boston. Shop and good pub with food ½ mile in Billingborough, or village pub 300 yards.

Large living room and separate dining room with ornate cornice, each with open fire. Large beamed, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Neff 6-ring gas/elec double oven cooker and twin sink. Utility. Second sitting-room with multi-fuel stove and sofa bed (for +2). Double bedroom with zip and link beds. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Seven bedrooms, each with TV/DVD, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet; three double (one with half-tester bed), four twin (two zip & link). Bathroom with toilet. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath.

  • Open fires and multi-fuel stove – fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • TV/DVD in all bedrooms
  • Video, DVD (extensive library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Large gardens with fruit trees, patio and furniture
  • Large 3-burner gas barbecue
  • Parking (6 cars)
  • Private outdoor heated swimming pool (27ft 6in x 15ft 9in, depth 5ft) available May to August
  • Annexed games room with football table, snooker table, table tennis and games
  • Ground floor facilities

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. We had a lovely stay, the Farm house was so warm and brilliant for our big group. The children loved the pool. The owners were very helpful and left us to our own devices. Would recommend this place and would love to go back the the summer. May 2012.
  2. hat a lovely house very well equipped everything you could possibly need bags of space and owners very lovely and helpful if needed loved this house would definitely go again. Jan 2012.
  3. Very large property with lots of room to find your own space, should you need it. Very well equipped and very helpful owners. The grandchildren loved the swimming pool, as did some of the adults. Dec 2011.
  4. V. Good value cottage for large gathering getaway. Bedrooms very spacious, exceptionally well equipped kitchen. Huge dining area and sitting rooms, great stock of DVD’s and CD’s. Two great local pubs, good local walks. Not for you if you’re looking for modern minimal/elegant or night life (very quiet). Its a well loved country cottage full of antique character and old charm. heated pool great fun! Sept 2011.
  5. Really well located and the local village of Billingborough had excellent facilities - Post Office, Coop, Pubs, a general store etc. The house had extremely comfortable beds and a lovely kitchen. We enjoyed the pool and the games room. Hosts were very helpful when help was needed. July 2011.
  6. Comfortable with lots of hot water, extremely well stocked with cooking and serving dishes and pans and with books, videos and DVDs. The owners were very friendly and helpful. April 2011.
  7. Excellent venue for large party celebrations and everything you could need. Loved it. Dec 2010.
  8. Spacious, no over the top frills - great for families meeting up. Nov 2010.
  9. Very lovely house. Took a long time to heat up though as it had obviously been empty for a while and the weather was very cold. Never even ventured into the dining room it was so cold. The house was amazingly well equipped for large parties. Nov 2010.
  10. Extremely well-equipped kitchen & owner was very helpful. Sept 2010.
  11. Booked for a big family gathering, lots of room for all ages to enjoy. June 2010.
  12. The cottage was stunning and the equipment very exstensive. Everything was clean and we did not want for anything. Beautifully furnished with appropriatley dated funiture for the building. Plenty of room for our large party of guests. Nov 2009.
  13. The property is beautiful, the only problem is that the cooker is not large enough to cater for 16. I mentioned this to the owner who is going to rectify it. Oct 2009.
  14. Very good to find a property for 16 people which is generous with the crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. However the oven is far too small to cook easily for this number of people. Sept 2009.
  15. Spacious and well appointed. In fact we wanted for nothing. Aug 2009.
  16. Very friendly and helpful owners. Large library and DVD collection. Quality of equipment and furniture great. Helpfulness of owners great. Swimming poo great and location. Aug 2009.
  17. This property exceeded all our expectations. A beautiful, relaxing and well equipped house and the owners were very friendly and helpful. June 2009.
  18. The house was absolutely beautiful and well stocked with everything imaginable. A great house for a large group or family with loads of space and a gorgeous garden. June 2009.
  19. Andy is a fab owner. An ideal location for large family gatherings with sufficient room to escape from each other! Lovely large, well appointed property. July 2009.
  20. Party of 12 had a wonderful time, the owner was very helpful and we would all recommend this property. The swimming pool was a success and the house accommodated everyone. May 2009.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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