At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 007026

About 1 Castle Cottage

A cosy cottage within the grounds of Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire.

1 Castle Cottage has been decorated in a comfortable style, blending the conveniences of modern day living with antique furniture in keeping with a traditional country cottage. This cottage is ideal for families and couples who want a holiday that’s got everything from history to nature.

Located to the west of the Great Tower of Tattershall Castle, just beyond the Castle’s outer moat, the cottage was originally a detached farmhouse dating back to the late 18th or early 19th century. The farmhouse was subdivided in the 1860s to provide dwellings for agricultural labourers. The castle, along with all its cottages and grounds were acquired in 1912 by Nathanial, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who restored Tattersall Castle and bequeathed the entire estate to the National Trust upon his death in 1925.

Follow the entrance hall into the sitting room and through to the kitchen diner, where a back door leads you out into the grounds of Tattershall Castle. Downstairs there's also a shower room WC and basin. Upstairs there is a second bathroom and two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that overlook the garden. The garden is an enclosed lawn which wraps around the cottage, where you can relax and enjoy al fresco dining on the patio area.

When you stay here you can enjoy out-of-hours access to the ground of Tattershall Castle, giving you opportunity to explore without the crowds. Take a stroll around the grounds after dinner and immerse yourself in the history of this special place.

There’s plenty to see and do at Tattershall Castle, including walking trails around the Castle and along the nearby River Bain. The historic village of Tattershall is just a 10-minute walk away, where you can enjoy a meal out at one of the two pubs. The village, according to legend, also boasts the grave of Tom Thumb – a miniature folklore hero who was said to be just over 18 inches tall and lived to the age of 101. You can also find an impressive beam steam engine at Dogdyke Pumping Station and Just Wake Water Park, where you can try your hand at wake boarding and other water-based activities.

If you want to head further afield, the National Trust property of Gunby Hall is just a 30-minute drive away. Or you could spend the day in the city of Lincoln, where the cathedral, castle, museums and shops all wait to be explored. If you just want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, there are acres of rolling green countryside on your doorstep and the delights of the Lincolnshire coast, including Skegness beach, are just a 45-minute drive away.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room, kitchen/diner, shower room with WC and basin. 

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms; One double bedroom with 5ft bed, one twin bedroom. One small bathroom.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage. 

Due to the historic nature of the cottage, head room is retsricted in some areas.

Heating: The cottage is heated by gas fired central heating.
Parking: There is parking for 1 vehicle in the car park opposite the cottage adjacent to Richmond Lodge.
Garden: Enclosed lawn area to the rear and side of the cottage with patio area with dining table and four chairs. The front of the cottage leads directly into the grounds of Tattershall Castle.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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