My husband and I had a relaxing and largely enjoyable stay at Dukes Wood. The lodge was in a quiet and secluded position and the hot tub was very welcome. The owners seemed friendly, but unobtrusive. The settee and beds were very comfortable and overall the lodge was quite spacious for a couple or smaller family. On the negative side, when we arrived the kitchen bin hadn't been emptied, my husband had to wash the crockery again before we used it and the handle in the small bedroom was broken. It was an extremely hot day when we arrived and when we entered the property it was 34 degrees centigrade inside, something which could have been avoided if the windows had been left open. The lodge went from being really quite hot during the day, if you didn't have all the windows and doors open, to being extremely cold during the early hours of the morning. To get from the bedrooms to the toilet you had to walk across a foyer where the glass door and window had no curtain, so the people staying in the other lodge could see you. Hence you had to put something on, which I found irritating. Having said all this, I still enjoyed my stay and suggest that, with a small amount of extra effort, and perhaps some blackout blinds, this could be made a really first class holiday
Everything about the cottage is first class. The quality of the furniture and kitchen equipment excellent. The owners live in the main house and allowed us to walk around their beautiful garden.
The train station and bus stops into Lincoln are just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage so you can visit the city and leave your car on the drive.
Saxilby is a lovely village. We enjoyed our weekend break, and look forward to visiting again.