The Forge and The Smithy
“Offering guests more than sufficient space to enjoy their stay.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Tumby Woodside, Lincolnshire
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In a lovely rural location, Forge and Smithy cottages provide relaxation and are surrounded by fields and have wonderful views. The Forge accommodates up to five and The Smithy can sleep two. Both these detached, rustic cottages with private gardens, are fully refurbished and well equipped, and offer both modern conveniences and traditional, quaint features. Coningsby is four miles away, Boston is 10 miles, and the coast and Lincoln are within easy reach. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre at RAF Coningsby is nearby.
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About the area
Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.
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