Whitegates Cottage

Nr Spilsby, Lincolnshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 007013

About Whitegates Cottage

A gorgeous traditional thatched cottage on the Gunby estate with walks all around.

Whitegates Cottage is a cosy, two storey cottage constructed of traditional mud and stud walls. The thatched holiday home has been carefully restored and retains many original features including doorways, floors and low beamed ceilings.

Head out from the cottage on a short drive and you'll arrive at the heart of the Gunby estate. Discover the pretty walled garden before enjoying complimentary entry to the 18th-century Gunby Hall.

Explore a little further afield and have an adventure on the Lincolnshire Wold AONB. This stunning area is the ideal place to enjoy a long walk, surrounded by breath taking scenery. 

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day

Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, utility, dining room, sitting room with open fire.

  • First floor

    One double bedroom with 5' bed.    

Notes for guests


Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

The stairs in this cottage are very steep and narrow. The ceiling in the bedroom is very low, the maximum headroom is restricted to 5'7' and is severely restricted at the sides of the bed. Care is also needed around the rest of the house, as doors are low and there are low beams in the lounge.

Heating: Oil filled electric heaters in sitting room, dining room and bedroom. Night storage heaters in kitchen, bathroom and utility. 
: There is parking available for one car.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.
Garden: Enclosed garden with access to an orchard. 

Television: There is no television at this cottage. 
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm. 
Please note: This cottage is not suitable for children under the age of 12. 
We currently have Japanese Knotweed growing along the back of the house. We are taking the necessary steps to eradicate this. As this weed is so highly invasive and can grow from small fragments broken off, can we please ask guests to avoid the area where it is growing so that they do not stand on it and inadvertently break a piece, which will root and grow, thereby increasing the problem.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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