Mr and Mrs Neil Cooper
Lincolnshire LN8 3UU
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Masondale Cottage is situated in Otby.
Otby is a farmstead lying one mile above the village of Walesby, Lincolnshire, close to Market Rasen and Caistor.
Walesby can be reached either from the A46 or the B1125. But please note that access to Otby Lake is not from the village of Walesby.
Access is by a farmtrack at the top of Walesby Hill, close to the B1125.
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Lincoln is a historic city with museums, art galleries, shops and restaurants. The Brayford pool has numerous bars and restaurants and the old quarter of the city (including Steep Hill) has a fascinating mix of architecture from the ancient and modern.
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around. Link to website
By Norman times, Lincoln was the third city of the realm in prosperity and importance. In 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle on a site occupied since Roman times. For 900 years the castle was used as a court and prison with many being executed on the ramparts. Many original features still remain and the wall walks provide visitors with magnificent views of the Cathedral, the City of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside. Link to website
Fishing Heritage Centre
Is a multi-award winning museum recreating Grimsby's maritime history. The tour includes a recreation of a 1950s voyage to fishing grounds, through the ship, with authentic aromas and moving deck, and scenes from the street and home life of old Grimsby. The museum also holds a collection of historic vessels in the adjacent dock. Link to website
Hemswell Antiques Centre
The largest antiques centre in Europe ... brings together Europe's largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antiques, collectables and antique furniture. Within three separate buildings you will find around 300 display areas, which will keep you enthralled for hours. Link to website
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
The BBMF offers a unique partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire County Council and provides the public with a gateway to the home of the BBMF at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. It offers them the opportunity to see the Flight’s historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition. Link to website.
The five acre gardens of the Elizabethan mansion, Doddington Hall, just south of Lincoln and about 35 minutes’ drive from Masondale Cottage are definitely worth a visit, maintaining the original Elizabethan layout. There are formal gardens, a wild garden and a 2-acre walled kitchen garden.
Visit the cafe or restaurant for refreshment and browse the Farm Shop for produce grown in the Kitchen Garden and in the local area. Link to Website
The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. This award-winning Yorkshire family attraction is home to 40 sharks and over 3,500 fish. The dramatic building designed by Sir Terry Farrell is located in Hull on the Humber Estuary, just an hour from the cottage. Link to website
Market Rasen: Races
Market Rasen Racecourse, which is part of The Jockey Club, stages over 20 jump racing fixtures each year and is a leading conference and events centre in the East Midlands. The venue is one of the friendliest places in the country to watch jump racing, with events held throughout the year. The beautiful track, in a lovely rural setting where it has been since 1924, is best known as a premier summer jumping racecourse. Link to website
Market Rasen: Golf
Market Rasen Golf Club celebrated its Centenary in 2012 and is one of the premier Clubs in the county Of Lincolnshire. Link to website
Local Market Towns
The market towns of Market Rasen, Louth, Horncastle and Brigg are close by. Louth and Brigg hold regular Farmer's Markets. Information about these locations can be found on the Visit Lincolnshire website.