Lincolnshire in the East Midlands is a county that’s rich in history, and with the city of Lincoln it has one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country. Add to that a castle with a fascinating story to tell from across the ages, and a street that’s been awarded for being the best in the country, and you have a destination well worth a visit. But there’s more to the county than that as we discovered when we went looking for beautiful boutique places to stay in Lincolnshire.
Boutique hotels in Lincoln
- The Rest at St Michael’s – 55a Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LR
- The Castle Hotel – Westgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AS
- Longdales House – Longdales Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3DY
Boutique Hotels in the rest of Lincolnshire
- The Brackenborough Hotel – Cordeaux Corner, Louth, LN11 0SZ
- Allington Manor – Bottestford Road, Allington, NG32 2DH
Stunning Allington Manor is an unforgettable bed and breakfast in Allington, near Grantham in Lincolnshire. The 15th century Jacobean manor house is Grade II listed and has been sensitively restored with three rooms available for relaxing, romantic stays.
Each of the three rooms (the Lord’s Room, the Lady’s Room and the Garden Room) has been beautifully decorated with many period features retained. Each room has a different character but look out for touches like freestanding bath tubs and gorgeous antique furniture.
The Rest is brilliantly located on award-winning Steep Hill, the characterful road between Lincoln cathedral and the rest of the city which is as steep as the name suggests. And a rest is a welcome sight in more ways than one for those walking up this iconic thoroughfare which has a 14% gradient.
The beautifully appointed rooms at this boutique B&B are situated in distinct locations around the hotel; there’s the rooftop rooms, the hall rooms, garden rooms and the garden suite. At the heart of hotel is an attractive coffee house in a former church hall which is where you’ll be served breakfast.
This Grade-II listed 18 bedroom hotel offers something for everyone, with ten modern and contemporary rooms, plus five traditional rooms. Enjoying views of the castle from some rooms and the cathedral from others, the Castle Hotel on Westgate also has its own five star rated self catering apartment which sleeps up to four people. The hotel is home to the award winning Reform restaurant which has superb modern European cuisine is on the menu.
The 3* Brackenborough is a boutique hotel in Louth, at the edge of the Lincolnshire woods. The country house property, surrounded by landscaped gardens, has 24 rooms which are all individually styled and furnished. Oozing with relaxed charm, this hotel is located within a short distance of Cleethorpes, Skegness and Mablethorpe.
The Brackenborough Hotel provides chic and modern accommodation with its luxury rooms all offering a super size TV, a four poster or sleigh bed, and a whirlpool bath.
Longdales House is a stylish bed and breakfast situated on the edge of the Bishop Grosseteste University campus in Lincoln. The Victorian property is reputed to have been once been the home of the head of the college but now has been turned in to a tasteful and charming place to stay with single, twin and double rooms available.
The rooms are all well designed with the standout premier room boasting a beautiful 5′ four poster bed. Longdales House also offers a useful Wheelchair Access Twin room with large ensuite accessible bathroom.