Not wanting to stay in a ubiquitous characterless Macdonalds type hotel, of which we have more or less identical ones in France we took time to look for an authentic and cosy place to stay while visiting family in Lincoln. We wanted to stay in a more personal environment which would be more like home from home. We were lucky to happen upon Janet and Bill's lovely home bang in the centre of the city. Our room, the honeymoon suite, with its newly installed ensuite walk-in shower and separate dressing area was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, cosy and luxurious. We had a tea station (to us, coming from France, this was an unexpected bonus) and were able to wander out of the front door and be in the heart of the restaurant area (of which there are several nearby) within a few minutes. In the morning we had a choice of several different breakfasts but we chose a full English cooked breakfast, something we look forward to when visiting the UK from our home in France where continental breakfast is the norm. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay; Bill had been a pig farmer (amongst other things) in his pre B&B days and we were given the best Lincoln sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and hash browns. Lashings of coffee, orange juice and a delicious fresh fruit salad were all part of the breakfast. Pampering over we were nicely set up for the day's sight-seeing and shopping ahead. Janet and Bill were were the perfect hosts and full of helpful information to set us on our way. We would thoroughly recommend staying at their lovely home if you are lucky enough to find they have a vacancy when you visit Lincoln.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your "home from home" only 300 yards from Cathedral, castle etc and superb places to dine, restaurants and pubsWinner of "Lincoln Accommodation Establishment of the Year" award and finalist in AA "Landlady of the Year" competition.Lovely large, comfortable rooms and super breakfasts with many choices - smoked haddock with poached eggs or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon to name just a couple.Leave the car here and walk to all the sights. Come and be pampered. ... more less