- close to numerous attractions in Lincolnshire
The Lincolnshire Wolds is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and Rigsby is located on the foot hills of the Wolds perfect to explore:
Within 1 mile of the holiday cottages:There are numerous footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes allowing you to explore on foot or by bicycle: the fields, the hedge-rows, the small Norman church and the delightful Rigsby Wood, while listening to the local bird song, watching the wildlife and observing the great views stretching from the holiday cottage in the Lincolnshire Wolds to the coast and beyond.
St James in winter
C4 cycle route
"Enjoyed our stay in Lincolnshire very much. Lovely cottage - such a peaceful haven." Mr. & Mrs. L, Herts
Within 2 miles of the holiday cottages:After visiting Alford Manor house (awarded Highly Commended Lincolnshire Star Award in 2007) take the opportunity to enjoy exquisite homemade cakes and biscuits in their beautiful tea rooms, before making the short journey to Alford's five sailed Windmill, on the edge of this popular market town, to tour the mill and experience the flour milling process first hand. Alternatively visit the Mill's Old Engine House for Victorian and Edwardian antiques. You can purchase flour & oats from their ground floor shop as a souvenir of your visit. If you should be visiting over the late May or August Bank Holiday Weekends, we highly recommend Alford Craft market that features interesting crafts such as glass-blowing, blacksmithing, ceramics, restoration crafts and musical instrument makers. Alford also has a modern, safe and fun playground for the younger visitors.
Alford from the air
Alford craft market
The playground in Alford
"An enjoyable holiday in a lovely peaceful spot. A well appointed cottage lovely peaceful cottage - and what a beautiful part of the country - perfect!" Family B, Surrey
Within 5 miles of the holiday cottages:At Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens you can watch closely over five hundred birds wandering freely to feel part of their environment. Woodthorpe Hall Golf Club is a full 18-hole course, measuring 5,140 yards off the white tees (with an SSS of 65 and a Par 67). Lincs Aquatics, also at Woodthorpe, is one of Britain's largest indoor aquatic superstores and is always interesting for young children to visit. If you fancy a 4 car Scaletrix race or to see many hundreds of yesteryear models then head to On Your Marques at Mumby or for Western style horse riding visit Austin’s Equine at Aliby.
On Your Marques
"An enjoyable holiday in a lovely peaceful spot. A well appointed cottage." Mr. & Mrs H, Nottingham
Lincolnshire delicaciesLincolnshire Poacher Cheese The Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese is prepared using freshly produced unpasteurised milk from their own dairy herd which graze on the rolling hills of the Jones's farm giving the distinctive characteristics of this famous cheese.
Lincolnshire Sausage: Made from coarsely ground, minced or chopped Lincolnshire pork giving an open texture in the finished cooked sausage. The seasoning of the Lincolnshire sausage has a predominant sage flavour with small amounts of other seasonings, salt, pepper and spices added to satisfy local tastes. We recommend Saywell's Butchers in Alford.
Myers famous Lincolnshire Plum Loaf In 1901 Charles Myers baked his first batch of Lincolnshire plum loaves. From that day on, four generations of the Myers family have continued the tradition using the same recipe. This moist and fruity loaf with a unique taste of its own has become popular with people all over the country.
Lincolnshire, Stuffed Chine A traditional May Day or Christenings serving, neck chine of pig is stuffed with parsley and wrapped in muslin cloth before being boiled and left to cool. A unique taste.
Lincolnshire Haslet Sausage meat wrapped in a natural fat membrane and roasted before serving cold.
Pubs and Restaurants closeby:The Anchor Inn, Alford Tandoori and The Half Moon all in Alford - 1.5 miles
The Railway Inn in Aby - 4 miles - award winning friendly family run pub. Offering home cooked extensive menu and superb real ales too
Belleau Smokery - 6 miles - delicous freshly caught trout, hot and cold smoked trout, pates - mackerel or trout, fishcakes, smoked eel, kippers and mackerel. Excellent Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants in Spilsby including the delightful Nelson Butt Inn - 7 miles
Numerous cafes and restaurants in Louth - 10 miles
"Lovely cottage and area. Came for a few days walking and had great weather and walks. Highly recommend the round Louth walk, taking in Hubbards Hill. Thanks very much." L, E & L, North Wales
Within 10 miles of the holiday cottages:Louth - the renowned capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds
Mablethorpe's family holiday and beach resort - some of the finest sand in the UK
Sutton on Sea's beach - peaceful
The Lincolnshire Wolds historic railway
Mablethorpe's Seal Sanctuary
Surfing at Sandilands
Horncastle - famous for its numerous high quality antiques shops.
Within 15 miles of the holiday cottages:Cadwell Park race circuit - plenty of motorbike and car racing and track days at this delightful circuit nestly in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
The Skegness Holiday Beach Resort
The Lincolnshire Church Farm Museum at Skegness
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - take a ride in a Lancaster Bomber
Bolingbroke Castle - built around 1230 and is famous for being the birthplace of the King Henry IV in 1366.
Tattershall Castle - is a dramatic 15th-century red-brick tower, providing magnificent views stretching from Boston 'Stump' to Lincoln Cathedral.
Horncastle - famous for its antiques shops
Crowders Nurseries - a seventh generation family business, set in colourful acres on a hillside, amongst mature trees
Within 25 miles of the holiday cottages:Pleasure Island Family Theme Park - at Cleethorpes
Tattershall Castle - medieval castle built in 1440
Batemans Brewery - one of the country's oldest family breweries
The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa, the Home of English Golf. Where anyone can experience world-class golf courses and Academy.
Within 40 miles of the holiday cottages:
Cathedral and the famous Lincoln Imp
Usher Art Gallery
RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Across Lincolnshire there are more than 50 golf courses.
Lincoln Cathedral at night
by Daniele Casanova Photography
"Lovely cottage, wonderful break - kids loved it!" Family D, Hampshire