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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 5 Star Gold Award Winning Holiday Home in the centre of Louth, Lincolnshire, England - Peaceful Private Location Minutes Walk Into Louth. Ideally Situated To Explore Lincolnshire

Louth's only 5 STAR GOLD rated holiday home. Our aim is to for you to enjoy luxury living in the heart of Louth. Byford Lodge is situated in the grounds of the owners property and offers peace and tranquility and yet is only minutes walk from the centre of town (voted 'Britain's favourite market town' and listed in The Times 101 top places to live in Great Britain). The Lodge sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, each of which is ensuite. One room is king size and one can be king size or twin. Luxuriously appointed throughout, as you would expect from a Visit England 5 Star Gold award winning property. Private rear garden with views over the extensive grounds and historic, gothic revival, Priory Hotel and lake beyond. The lodge provides easy access to the undiscovered and beautiful Lincolnshire beaches and countryside. So whether you want to chill out or be more active, everything is within easy reach. Private driveway with secure parking.

Josie Hamilton-Cook
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Josie Hamilton-Cook

I am a teacher and my wife Josie is a self employed product developer to the food industry who also runs our ever expanding holiday cottage business. Our daughter attends a local primary school.

Josie Hamilton-Cook purchased this house in 2011

Why Josie Hamilton-Cook chose East Lindsey

We fell in love with Louth the first time we visited, with its unique range of shops, restaurants and pubs with great access to the countryside and sea side it is the perfect place to raise our family. We came up with the idea to extend and build the lodge in 2011 so that others could come and enjoy this special place for themselves. Thankfully we have been rewarded with lots of bookings and happy guests who return to us year after year.

If you fancy a more rural retreat please check out our newly renovated holiday cottage in the heart of the Lincolnshire wolds Orford Farm Cottage Owners Direct Property ref: 8172142

What makes this house unique

The property is within walking distance to the beautiful market town of Louth yet is private and offers luxury with those extra personal touches to make your holiday special.

If you fancy a more rural retreat please check out our newly renovated holiday cottage in the heart of the Lincolnshire wolds Orford Farm Cottage Owners Direct Property ref: 8172142

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Josie and Iain,

We just wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoyed our recent stay at Byford Lodge.

When we arrived, we were delighted to find fresh flowers and a gift basket filled with local food items. The living space is nicely furnished and has HD TV and wi-fi. I appreciated the fully equipped kitchen, complete with herbs, spices, and oil (the little things one tends to forget about when self-catering). We particularly liked the master bathroom with the wonderful soaking tub and the skylight above it -such fun having a soak while looking at the stars! We were also happy to find that The Lodge is located so close to the town centre, yet is very quiet and private -and a lovely view down the garden. We love that it is filled with light and that you have put so much thoughtful attention to detail in making us comfortable. As a "hard to please" couple, we would totally recommend it.

Kristi and Malcolm Lamb.

Portland, Oregon, USA (USA).
Nov 2011
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Louth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Roll top bath
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite 1- Luxuriously appointed bathroom with toilet, sink, and double ended roll top bath with shower attachment. Enjoy soaking in the bath with a glass of champagne whilst watching your favourite TV show or gaze at the stars above through the large sky light. En suite 2- Large glass walk in shower with Bristan rain power shower. Toilet and sink. Both bathrooms are fully tiled in Italian Porcelain tiles with underfloor heating to warm your feet. Fluffy white towels are warmed on the heated towel rails. Both have illuminated bathroom mirrors. Bath towels and robes are provided for guests use during their stay along with toilet rolls, bath/shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and hand soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size room, travel cot for infants available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , King size or single beds available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms). Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1- Luxuriously decorated room with comfy king size bed. Cream dressing table with stunning large mirror above. 2 TV's one can be viewed from the bed the other from the en-suite bath. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail, drawers and shelving. French doors open out onto the private rear garden. Bed 2-The room can be adapted to be either a Twin bedded or King Size room. Chest of drawers/dressing table/chest of drawers with mirror above. TV. Floor to ceiling windows with views to the front garden. Bedrooms are sumptuously furnished with crisp white bed linen and adorned with bespoke hand made cushions for that added luxury touch.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Rated 5 STAR GOLD for the 2nd year by Visit England. Wi fi throughout property. Underfloor heating in all rooms. Smokers welcome to smoke outside using ashtrays provided. Children welcome, high chair, travel cot available on request The Lodge is suitable for disabled people please ask to see our access statement to check suitability for your needs. Sorry no pets. Outside:The lodge is accessed from a private sweeping driveway with planted borders and gravel parking area. The lodge has its own private rear garden which consists of a black limestone patio area which is accessed from both the lounge bifold doors and the master bedroom French doors. There is garden furniture for 4 guests and a gas bbq. The lodge garden is private but has views across the owners extensive mature grounds and the beautiful Priory Hotel grounds. The garden is not overlooked. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen, tea towels, oven gloves are provided and are included in the price of your stay. Bedlinen and towels are replaced once a week. Cleaning is done once a week. See our other NEW property 8172142.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

very well presented in a lovely setting within the town of Lourth

  • 4 of 5

Welcome from Josie was excellent and the welcome basket was very good. Her bread was to die for. Very warm and comfortable accommodation and handily place for the town centre and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very high standard accommodation in Louth

  • 5 of 5

We cannot fault the standard of Byford Lodge. We were very warm and comfortable during our short stay. The welcoming hamper was ideal and the bottle of wine greatly appreciated. Our stay was for a family christening and we won't hesitate to stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Immaculately maintained and decoarated to an exceptionally high standard.

  • 5 of 5

The property is a comfy, homely and luxurious hideaway in the center of Louth. A warm welcome from Josie & Ian, and a lovely hamper on our arrival at Byford Lodge.

Everything we may have needed and more can be found in the cottage, we particularly enjoyed the home-cinema style tv & sound system while we relaxed for the weekend. I don't recall seeing this in the cottage info/advert and was a pleasant surprise.

The cottage, central to Louth and so handy for local shops and pubs means the car didn't have to move from the secure off street parking. Even with the proximity to the town center the cottage is very quiet, we could have been in the countryside.

A real gem of a find, can't wait to plan our return.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy snug stay with friendly greeting

  • 5 of 5

Superbly decorated and well appointed with everything we needed for a totally relaxing stay. We received a lovely family welcome and delicious hamper on our arrival. A perfect location to explore Louth with everything within walking distance. Well worth another visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great break

  • 5 of 5

Great property in the centre of Louth ideal location to explore Lincolnshire

Cleethorpe is worth a visit and the five sail windmill and tea room at Alford.

We met Josie (owner) and she is very welcoming and made us feel at home, some really nice touches like the food hampers.

We chose the area after seeing the the pictures of the property and we weren't disappointed, it was very clean and welcoming. It was a great break, highly recommend and will visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, homely property - everything has been thought of.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, really clean, with everything you need.... Toiletries, bath robes, even kitchen foil. For entertainment there is a large TV, blue ray player, plays talion - there's also a TV you can watch from the bath!

The owners were really helpful before we arrived and didn't bother us during our stay (been to some places where the owners spoilt it by always being around). There's a small garden which is lovely for an evening drink.

Really well situated for walking into Louth. There are lovely beaches and Lincoln not too far away. This was a property which was recommended to us and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking time to review byford lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed it and hope to see you all again soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Humberside airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Louths many bars and pubs
Nearest Ferry
47 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Louth, Kenwick Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Market Rasen, Grimsby
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Priory Hotel or numerous in Louth
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes
Car: not necessary


Lincolnshire has so many fantastic beaches:

Mablethorpe (14 miles). Fine golden sand adorns the shore side of Mablethorpe beach.

Cleethorpes (15 miles). An unspoilt fine sandy beach with gentle gradient ideally suited to playing beach sports.

Donna Nook (16 miles). Famous for the seals who come here in late Autumn.

Sutton on sea (18 miles). Ideal for all the family, beautiful beach and fabulous preserved Edwardian promenade.

Skegness (23 miles). Bustling family resort.


Humberside Airport- 20 miles away.

P&O Ferries Hull -47 miles trips to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

Railway stations - Market Rasen, Lincoln, Grimsby, Newark.

As the lodge is in the centre of Louth all amenities are within walking distance so a car is not necessary to enjoy your holiday.


Horncastle - 14 miles.

Lincoln -27 miles.

Grimsby - 15 miles.

Cadwell Park -6 miles.

Further Details:

Louth is a unique town with busy markets on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and monthly farmers market showcasing the fantastic food Lincolnshire has to offer. There are lots of individual butchers, greengrocers, bakers, cheese shops, delicatessens as well as supermarkets Morrisons, Co-Op and the largest Aldi in the country. There are banks, post office and numerous pubs and restaurants too many to mention. Everything is on your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Louth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas New Year 2016
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Week long stays changeover Saturday but flexibility can be offered dependent on availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 2 people, please contact us for prices for up to 4 people.
We also offer short breaks (subject to availability) minimum 2 night stay please contact owner for details and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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