Saltfleet Manor House
Bed & Breakfast
UPDATE - Covid-19 - closed until February
Along with the rest of England we have sadly been in lockdown for the past few weeks, and going forwards we will unfortunately will be in Tier 3, which keeps us closed for the foreseeable future. We always planned to be closed for December and January to continue our renovation work, and we plan to re-open end of January / beginning of February - all being well! So we are taking reservations from February onwards and looking forward optimistically to a less interrupted season next year.
John & Jean Parr
About Saltfleet Manor House
Saltfleet Manor House is a historic Grade II listed building of significant local importance,
built in the late 16th Century.
Snuggled into the pretty East Lincolnshire coastal village of Saltfleet, it is close to the shoreline nature reserve and has played an important role in the village, and has even been a museum for many years between the first and second world wars.
It has inspired part of one of Tennyson's poems, housed the first flock wallpaper in the country, and even played host to Oliver Cromwell. Now fully renovated as a stylish B & B it offers comfortable accommodation for more modern visitors!
We offer a choice of Continental or Full English Breakfast, from 8 am to 9.30 am daily
Wi-fi is freely available throughout the house for all guests
The gardens at Saltfleet Manor House have been professionally designed and landscaped to be in sympathy with the period of the house.
All rooms are cleaned daily, and bed-linen changed regularly. Towels are changed according to request.
The large,covered, heated swimming pool in the garden is free for the use of all Saltfleet Manor House guests. The pool is open from April to September
Well behaved dogs are welcome, and can be catered for upon request.
THINGS TO DO
Over 1,000 years of history lives on at Lincoln Castle, home to the 1215 Magna Carta and 1217 Charter of the Forest. Walk in the footsteps of past kings along the 360° wall walk through castle towers, and explore the Victorian prison. Lincoln Cathedral boasts views like no other over the Lincolnshire countryside. Stand in awe in the cathedral nave and reflect whilst listening to the majestic sounds of the Cathedral Choir.
The remains of Lindum Colonia, the Roman City of Lincoln founded in the first century AD, can still be seen throughout the city by following the Roman Trail.
The Mayflower Pilgrims started their journey in Lincolnshire and exploring Gainsborough Old Hall can help you find out more. Plus, don't miss the Elizabethan Doddington Hall - still in the hands of the same family from down the generations.
Market Town of Louth
Set in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, is the pretty, Georgian market town of Louth - hailed by the Hairy Bikers as a food mecca!
Whether you have a passion for shopping or an interest in history, this charming market town offers an array of attractions and activities: from the stunning St James’ Church sporting the tallest parish spire in the country, to the shopping area dotted with countless inns, cafes and magnificent Georgian and Victorian houses.
Spout Yard is a great sun-trap park complete with an outdoor theatre, children’s play area and picnic tables. There is also a purpose built art gallery and exhibitions of local artists run throughout the year.
Just beyond the town lies Hubbard’s Hills, a steep-sided chalk valley; perfect for walking or an ideal spot for a picnic.
Seals at Donna Nook
Donna Nook covers more than 10km (6.25 miles) of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve. Every November and December, grey seals come to the Donna Nook coastline to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes; a wildlife spectacle which attracts visitors from across the UK.
Visitors should be aware that the Ministry of Defence still maintains part of the area as a bombing target range and under no circumstances should anyone enter the bombing area when red flags are flying. However, most of the dune area is accessible at all times.
Head to the Beach
Visiting the vast sandy expanses of Lincolnshire beaches are the perfect place to spend the day. And of course you can walk to the sea from Saltfleet Manor House! From here you can explore miles and miles of uninterrupted sand dunes, and protected nature reserves
For traditional seaside holiday beaches, with miles of golden sands, the beaches of Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe are the perfect destination. Of course, as English seaside towns you’ll find all the usual attractions, from penny slot machines and merry-go-rounds to ice creams and fish & chips, so soak up the enchanting atmosphere and don’t forget to pack your bucket and spade!
The County of Lincolnshire has a long coastline on the North Sea to the east and varied landscapes inland. For walkers, this diversity means that there are a wide variety of walks including the cost, the rolling Wolds, historic villages and many nature reserves. For many the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds offer some the best walking in the county. In complete contrast the flat and often watery landscapes of the Fens are equally attractive. In the western half of the county the limestone escarpment running north-south also offers some outstanding walking.
Cadwell Park is a motor racing circuit in Lincolnshire, England, 5 miles (8 km) south of Louth, owned and operated by MotorSport Vision, a business associated with former racing driver Jonathan Palmer. Sited on former parkland across a steep-sided valley with dips and crests, the circuit features sharp changes in gradient, including one section called The Mountain where bikes can become airborne by up to several feet. Its mix of challenging corners has led to its nickname as the Mini-Nürburgring.
In addition to the August round of the British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park also hosts two major historic events with the Vintage Sports Car Club’s annual festival and the Wolds Trophy covering the post-war period.
The Superkart British Grand Prix is held at the circuit, with the popular Modified Live event also on the calendar.
In the nearby Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, you’ll find some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. With beautiful views to the Pennines in the west and the coast to the east, explore hundreds of miles of rolling hillside, tranquil valleys, untouched woodland and charming villages.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is an important habitat for many species of wildlife and rare flowers, as well as an important centre for agriculture. Interestingly the Wolds, unique in its archaeology, with over a hundred deserted medieval villages which can be seen in the humps and hollows of the landscape. It’s also a popular area for hiking, with routes like the Viking Way and the Greenwich Meridian Trail attracting thousands of keen ramblers every year.
Horse Racing at Market Rasen
Market Rasen Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse in the town of Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire, England. The course is a right-handed oval with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles. Although National Hunt racing is traditionally a winter sport, Market Rasen stages a year-round programme of racing.
RAF Donna Nook Bombing Range
Through the village of North Somercotes, the country roads take you out to the coastal bombing range. Although through the months of October-December the range is overcome by hundreds of breeding grey seals and becomes popular with the public. The bombing range, through the noise, has acted as protection since the colony first got established in the 1970’s.
From 1927, RAF Donna Nook was initially used as a bombing range and relief landing ground for squadrons at the Armament Practice Camp at RAF North Coates. The bombing range included 7 miles of foreshore south of Donna Nook Beacon and out to sea to a range of 8,000 yards. Practice bombing was conducted from altitudes of up to 14,000ft. There were 5 quadrant towers along the shoreline, used to record fall of shot and bombing scores for instant relay back to RAF North Coates Fitties for the returning aircraft.Although around late the 1940’s it was re-opened by NATO, to be used as a bombing range and is still in regular use today.
Some buildings today still exist and can still be seen amongst the sand dunes. Local cadets can sometimes be seen using the dunes for their training along with practice bombing from Tornado’s and Typhoon’s from nearby RAF bases, along with the occasional visit from USAF aircraft.
Cycling in Lincolnshire
The Wolds is a great place to visit on two wheels!
The National Cycle network route from Hull to Harwich passes through the AONB, whilst the 69 mile
Lindsey Trail is suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.
There are plenty of circular routes of varying lengths for every ability.
Check out their six cycling routes round the Louth area
or download the South and North Wolds cycling maps so you can create your own routes! These and lots more cycling routes, maps and links are available from Lincolnshire County Council
"An absolutely stunning renovation, and the most beautiful B&B. We will be back very soon"
Mr S, Leighton Buzzard
"Wonderful place and a thoroughly pleasant stay ... See you again soon" Ms S, London
"Absolutely lovely, really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely come again. Thank you" Ms S, Lincs
"Had a really lovely stay, very welcoming and friendly. Bedroom beautiful and comfy. Will be coming back. Thank you." Mr H, Barnsley