Mr and Mrs Neil Cooper
Lincolnshire LN8 3UU
Tel: 01673 838 530
Tel: 07768 714 281
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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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Trout Fishing – Otby Lake is set in a very peaceful location. It covers 6 acres and lies in a traditionally grazed Wolds valley. There is a comfortable boat house/lodge and the setting and seclusion compare with any of the well-known ‘outdoor areas’. The lake is run as a day-ticket fishery. Guests may take advantage of this facility, including the use of a boat, at a cost of £10 per day on a catch and release basis. Fish may be taken at a cost of £3.50 per fish. Equipment is available for hire.
The Tennis Court at Otby House is available at all reasonable times by arrangement with the owners. The court can be floodlit. Guests need to bring their own equipment.
DIY livery is available at a cost of £4 per day per horse. This includes the supply of hay and straw and the use of the farm’s tack room and sand school. Guests are advised to bring their horse’s own hard feed.
The area is good for hacking with our own farm tracks and quiet Wolds lanes as well as extensive woodland between Walesby and Market Rasen.
There is a lockable store in which guests’ bicycles may be kept. The long-distance National Cycle Route number 1 Hull to Harwich passes by the farm entrance but there are ample opportunities for both easy and challenging cycling around this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A circular public footpath from Walesby Village that very soon joins the Viking Way as well as other local footpaths passes through the farm. The Wolds Countryside Service, based at Louth, organises an annual walking festival each May around this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Viking Way: This walk is 147 miles long and is linear starting at the Humber Bridge and ends at Oakham. The first 14-mile section takes you to Caistor. From here it follows the western escarpment of the Lincolnshire Wolds towards Tealby, passing in full-view of Masondale Cottage. The name of the route reflects the influence of Danelaw in the eastern counties of Britain and throughout its length the Viking Way logo of a Viking helmet appears on waymark signs. This is illustrated by local place names ending in "by", Walesby, Otby and Claxby for example.
The Coopers have a chalet on the Promenade at Sandilands, Sutton on Sea, which can be hired at a cost of £25 per day. Sandilands is approximately 55 minutes away, and is a sand and sea resort with one shop!