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Detached Bungalow In Large Lawned Garden With Old Orchard. Non-smoking Property

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bungalow in Sutterton, Nr. Boston, Lincolnshire, England - Peaceful Location On Quiet Lane Yet Close To Centre Of Village

Quiet location but close to centre of Sutterton village, between Boston and Spalding in south Lincolnshire. Large secluded garden. Wide range of amenities in village, including Anglican and Methodist churches. Good base for visits to market towns, stately homes, garden centres, RSPB sites, sea-side resorts such as Skegness and Hunstanton. Quiet country roads accessible for walks and cycle rides. Oil-fired central heating. Telephone (incoming calls only). Internet access.


Property Manager
Dr and Mrs J V Sharp
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Dr and Mrs J V Sharp

We live near Oxford, but have welcomed visitors to our holiday property in Sutterton for many years.

Dr and Mrs J V Sharp purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why Dr and Mrs J V Sharp chose Boston

I was brought up in the village, and many of our visitors tell us how much they also enjoy the wide open skies and landscapes of the flat Lincolnshire fenland farms. It's an ideal area for walking, cycling, bird watching, stately home visits or for garden enthusiasts.

It's in a peaceful and relaxing location, but a good base for expeditions exploring the local area.

What makes this bungalow unique

The large and secluded garden surrounding the property is always appreciated by our visitors.

I enjoy cooking, and the bungalow is well equipped with crockery and kitchen equipment, but there's also a wide choice of places to eat out either in the village or in the surrounding area if you don't feel like cooking!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our third visit here to this lovely clean bungalow with every comfort one could possibly want, and we do hope to come here again. (May 2012);



Great cottage, lovely to relax in. Plenty of walks and able to get out and about. (Oct. 2012).



Perfect location. Stunning gardens and wonderful homely bungalow (July 2013)



Perfect place for a quiet retreat and a good base for exploring the fascinating landscapes of the Fens and Wolds of Lincolnshire (Oct. 2013)
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Sutterton Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Grab rail fitted to wall over bath for use when showering.
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over (grab rail fitted), handbasin, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Child's travel cot available on request (also high chair)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 3' single beds (2)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed, central heating radiator; Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds, central heating radiator.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Well-behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement (extra charge). Double glazing, cavity-wall insulation, oil-fired central heating with supplementary electric fires provided for the coldest winter weather. Outside: Lawned and secluded garden surrounds the bungalow. An old orchard extends the garden behind a high hedge and towards open farmland at the rear of the property. Total area 0.5 acres (2023m2) approximately. Garden bench on lawn, table and chairs on patio. Ample gravelled driveway parking for 3 cars. Utility Room: Oil-fired boiler, washing machine, folding airing racks, Belfast sink, vacuum cleaner, brushes, mops, bucket etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned weekly, bed linen included but towels and tea towels provided for overseas visitors only. Other: Kitchen with breakfast table, sun lounge with dining table, coffee table + 2 easy chairs for a quiet read. French windows to patio with garden furniture. Pantry leads off kitchen, ample storage for visitors' food. Telephone (incoming calls only) WiFi.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Detached Bungalow In Large Lawned Garden With Old Orchard. Non-smoking Property
average rating of 4.090909 based on 12 reviews
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

A last minute booking, the owner was able to quickly arrange access for us. The bungalow was warm and comfortable, the decor a little dated, and it provided a perfect base for us to start our MacMillan Cross Britain Walk (Boston to Barmouth)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to hear that these visitors had found Somercotes a convenient and comfortable base to make a start on their challenging long-distance walk.
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5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Dr and Mrs Sharps cottage for two weeks for work. The location and the cottage were excellent and the service and price are simply unmatched anywhere. We left some of our things over the weekend without realising the cottage would be occupied in our absence and the owners arranged for the cleaner to store them safely and replaced them before we arrived back on the Monday, for which we were very grateful. A must stay for any occasion, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely period property with excellent original features

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful information supplied by the owners. Easy to find and work out how everything worked. Owners kindly telephoned to make sure we had arrived safely and all was well.

We really enjoyed our stay, the bed was very comfortable and the gardens a lovely space to spend time. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to hear how much these guests had enjoyed their stay at Somercotes.
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4

An enjoyable short break

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a three day break in late December. The bungalow was warm both on arrival and during our stay and has comfortable beds and a good lounge in which to relax. The kitchen is simple but sufficient for simple meals.

We thought the parish church well worth seeing and look forward to the restoration which is to take place.

We visited and enjoyed Boston, Spalding and Lincoln and also Gibraltar Point - in the fog!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that these visitors had a comfortable and relaxing Christmas break, and managed to make the most of the surrounding area - in spite of the inclement weather!
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5

Peaceful comfortable bungalow in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in 12 months. We love this cosy and comfortable bungalow set in a beautiful garden. We use it as a base for seeing family who are living locally and also for touring the area. The bungalow is really well equipped; we hosted a family meal on the Saturday, nine of us sat down to dinner and there was plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses for everyone.

The village is very friendly, I've had my hair done at Susannas on the last two visits and as well as a great service I know all the local news! Very pleased to hear that the pub (which closed earlier this year) has been bought by a local person and will reopen next year as a pub and restaurant. Hopefully we'll be back to try it!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We were delighted to hear how much you enjoy your stays at Somercotes, and hope to welcome you back again next year.
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Very dilapidated - A disapointment

  • 1 of 5

The garden was very overgrown, trees and hedges are in dire need of attention, what was a nice orchard is now a rubbish tip.

The entrance door mat has not been moved for years the mat and pathway are covered in moss. The patio area also has moss, the patio furniture was very dirty and chair broken.

On entering the property there was a strong small of Mustiness and damp even-though the central heating was operating to warm the property ( I would suggest an Dehumidifier is essential to reduce dampness especially in the main bedroom)

The bowl in the kitchen was in a disgusting state being very stained, the small chopping board (plastic material) was scored with knife cuts a nice breeding ground for bacteria. The kitchen sink needed a good clean. The crockery was however clean. A welcome pack of biscuits with milk and sugar was provided.

The tooth mug (stainless steel) in the Bathroom had fungus growing in the bottom. The hand basin in the bathroom appears to be partially blocked as the water took forever to drain away, this needs urgent attention. The bathroom was otherwise clean & tidy.

The wardrobes in each bedroom smelt musty, coat-hangers of every description were strewn around the bottom of each wardrobe.

We were disappointed to find the property in such a poor condition and vacated the property 3 days early.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The comment about the very dilapidated condition of the bungalow is both unfair and totally at variance both with the report of the 'Visit England' inspector dated August 2016 and of comments made by many of our recent visitors. Mr and Mrs M, elderly visitors, returned for a second visit after an interval of around 10 years. Surprisingly, they complain that the trees and shrubs surrounding the extensive lawned area around the bungalow had grown substantially. Many of our other visitors have commented on the extra privacy afforded by the foliage. The orchard area, hidden behind a high fence and hedge, is treated as a wild life haven, although there is a wide cut grassed walkway all around it. Clearly Mr and Mrs M did not understand this, calling it a 'rubbish tip'. Visiting children enjoy playing in this 'secret garden' making dens etc. The property is unusual in that it has an extensive garden area as well as an old orchard for the exclusive enjoyment of our visitors. We did ring them as usual the evening they arrived, and made it very clear that they were to 'phone us immediately if they had any problems so we could do our best to remedy them. We do regret that there were some unusual cleanliness issues around the sink area. We would have sent our cleaner round straight away if we had known at the time. Our cleaner has now been reminded to take more care in the future about the items listed. We are sorry that they chose not to tell us, only complaining by letter once they had returned home. We are pleased that they did appreciate the tea tray with biscuits left out for them on arrival.
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Map

Coast/Beach:

Skegness, traditional seaside resort with wide sandy beach. 29 miles, 46.7 km

Hunstanton, beach and Sealife Centre, 42.5 miles, 68.4 km

Travel:

East Midlands Airport, 62.3 miles, 100.3 km

London (Heathrow) 124 miles, 199.6 km

Dover, 186 miles, 299.3 km

Harwich, 118 miles, 189.9 km

Use of car essential

Distances:

Boston 7.6 miles, 12.2 km

Spalding, 9.1.miles, 14.6 km

Lincoln, 35.2 miles, 56.6 km

Stamford, 28.4 miles,45.7 km

Burghley House, Stamford, 29.8 miles, 48 km

Gibraltar Point RSPB site, Skegness 32.6 miles, 52.5 km

Frampton Marsh RSPB site, 6.7 miles, 10.8 km

Further Details:

Thatched Cottage Restaurant short walk from bungalow, pleasant venue for a drink or a meal without needing to drive.

Supermarkets in Boston (Tesco, Asda, Aldi), Spalding (Sainsburys, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl), with a small Co-op supermarket in Kirton, the next village.

Traditional Lincolnshire butchers (Beesons) in centre of Kirton, sausages recommended, also Mountains at Abbey Park Farm Shop, East Heckington (A17) as well as in centre of Boston.

Outlet centre (Springfields) with Festival Gardens, in Spalding, bargains from high-street names.

RSPB reserves for bird watching at Gibraltar Point and at Freiston shore.

Boston Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) well worth a visit, if only for 'people watching' at the open-air auction on Wednesdays.

Banks in Boston and in Spalding.

Good garden centres locally, particularly Baytree at Moulton near Spalding. Huge range of bedding plants at Glenside Nurseries, Pinchbeck (but restricted months of opening to public)

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Rates & Availability

Sutterton Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
$517
 
 
Rate 6
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$97
$608
 
 
Rate7
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$103
$621
 
 
Rate 8
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$103
$647
 
 
Rate 9
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$78
$453
 
 
Rate 10
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
$582
 
 
Rate 11
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
$362
 
 
Rate 12
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$103
$647
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$65
$362
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.94

Booking Notes:
Enquiries and bookings to owners, Dr & Mrs J Sharp, email or by telephone.
25% deposit, balance due 4 weeks before holiday.
Dogs welcome by arrangement, £10 charge per dog per week (max. 2 dogs)

Changeover Day:
Saturday change-over preferred, though this can be flexible. Short breaks possible particularly out of high season. Arrival time after 16.00 (4.00 p.m.), departure by 10.00 a.m. (Longer winter lets considered, price by negotiation.)

Notes on prices:
Short breaks possible, prices on application.
Winter lets possible, price by negotiation.
Well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement (£10 per dog per week)

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