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“A miniature Georgian mansion, surrounded by lawned gardens yet within 10 minutes of Lincoln city centre. Its restaurant has a well-deserved reputation while bedrooms offer a choice of traditional or contemporary style.”

“A miniature Georgian mansion, surrounded by lawned gardens yet within 10 minutes of Lincoln city centre. Its restaurant has a well-deserved reputation while bedrooms offer a choice of traditional or contemporary style.”

Hotel Review

If you want to explore Lincoln’s historic riches but from the peace of a country-house hotel, this ticks the box. Three miles to the east of the city, in the one-street village of Washingborough, the former rectory is a perfect pocket-size Georgian mansion, all soft golden stone, large sash windows and lavender-bordered lawns. Inside, a comfortably traditional style – William Morris wallpapers and mis-matched sofas - mixes with a contemporary elegance – bold tartan carpets and pale-washed panelled walls - giving a homely rather than over-designed look. Indeed, it’s the friendliness of the staff in this family-run hotel that strikes you most, and makes you forgive the odd clashing style. The 20 bedrooms, too, offer a choice of traditional and contemporary. The former, all in the main house and with the best views, have extravagant curtains and the occasional antique. The sleeker contemporary rooms are in the former coach house, some with private patios. Food has a deserved reputation with a choice of fine dining or gutsier bistro dishes. Leave room for afternoon tea; the scones are heavenly. Just the thing after a day coping with Lincoln’s steep streets – yes, it’s built on a hill – and enjoyed preferably on the terrace soaking up the afternoon sun.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • The ideal base for exploring both Lincoln and the surrounding countryside
  • Romantic Break
  • Boutique style rooms, some with four posters, and superb dining create a lovely romantic atmosphere.
  • Country Escape
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • The ideal base for exploring both Lincoln and the surrounding countryside
  • Cycling
  • Located very close to the Sustrans Route One National Cycleway, and offering overnight cycle storage facilities
  • Romantic Break
  • Boutique style rooms, some with four posters, and superb dining create a lovely romantic atmosphere.
  • Golf
  • There are lots of excellent courses in the vicinity
  • Sights nearby
  • Lincoln is home to its famous caste and cathedral.
  • Local markets
  • Lincoln's Christmas Market should not be missed.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the Lincolnshire Wolds on foot
  • Other Activities
  • Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting
  • Country Escape
  • Historic
  • 250 year old Grade II Listed Georgian Manor.
  • Restaurant
  • AA 2 rosette
  • Wedding license
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Pet friendly
  • Country House
  • Village
  • Owner managed
  • Conference facilities
  • Four poster beds
  • Traditional

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Free parking.
  • Restaurant
  • AA 2 rosette
  • Meeting Room
  • Garden
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Pet friendly
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Sitting Room
  • Conference facilities
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Located very close to the Sustrans Route One National Cycleway, and offering overnight cycle storage facilities
  • Golf
  • There are lots of excellent courses in the vicinity
  • Sights nearby
  • Lincoln is home to its famous caste and cathedral.
  • Local markets
  • Lincoln's Christmas Market should not be missed.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the Lincolnshire Wolds on foot
  • Other Activities
  • Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting

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