Muntjac Cottage is in the village of North Somercotes on the Lincolnshire coast ( on the edge of a National Nature Reserve) between Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes.
Muntjac Cottage is all ground floor. We renovated this beautiful old cottage 2 years ago ( built in the late 1700 early 1800's). Muntjac Cottage would have been a thatch at one time, then the roof was removed and a tin one in its place. 40 years ago the roof that it has now was put on. It is possible that it is a stud and mud cottage ( due to the chimney), which at the time of the late 1700's early 1800's there used to be a few in Lincolnshire. We had to have some new plastering done but have retained as much of the old as possible to keep that old charm. There is an old well in the garden that is concreted over. But we are hoping for next year 2018 this will be built up and made a feature with lights as I believe there are maybe only ours and one or two old wells left around our village. It will have safety grills.
The Ingle Nook fireplace where the wood burner is would have been the fireplace and next to it would have been the oven. Inside the Ingle nook fireplace is also some bottles placed within the brick work. Which was common from the 17th Century and later. However we do know that some was from last Century. But the others no idea. We have put a Log Burner in the Ingle Nook. We are not sure how old the quarry tiled floor in the living room is but it is very old, and the tiles in the kitchen probably early 1930's.
We decided on Wild life themed as we felt Muntjac Cottage did not need a modern look but something that was different. We felt that as our area had so much wild life that we would tastefully bring it in to Muntjac. Outside too we have planted small wild flower gardens. During the day you can sit outside and watch the birds on the bird feeders, or the bees etc on the flowers. At night we have provided solar changing lights to give the garden a romantic magical feeling, while you have a BBQ sat on the swing hammock or relaxing in the recliners, or lazing in the Hot Tub! ..... a special touch for your holiday.
We are dog friendly for 2 dogs but please ask as we do allow more depending on size We have chicken wire on the drive gates and around the garden hedging to help keep small dogs in. Wood Burning Hot Tub to be installed by week commencing 16th September 2017 ( Please note photo of Hot tub is from the supplier of the type that is being delivered)
Directly out of Muntjac property on one side is a bridleway and the other is a nice public footpath walk into the village. This links up to other public footpath walks ( map in Muntjac Cottage) The pub is a 10 min walk away as is the shop. North Somercotes is not a large village but is well serviced as it is a hub for surrounding villages. It has 2 shops one of which has a post office, 2 pubs both dog friendly, 2 takeaways, also a hairdressers.
Approx 10 min walk away is the wood walk where there is a cafe open all year round. Quite often you will see deer in the wood and other wildlife. Donna Nook National Nature Reserve is approx 2 miles away and from late October to late December, seals congregate to have their vast numbers of pups here. Seals are very close to the public viewing areas, making Donna Nook one of the most accessible sites for seeing seals breeding in the UK. Also worth a visit is the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve, a bird lovers, wildlife; and walkers paradise which can be easily reached from the property approx 4 miles away. Good walks and cycle routes from the door, with golf courses all within a short drive. A private fishing lake is just 1 mile away which guests can use (at cost), also other fishing lakes in and around the village. There are so many varied beaches along this coast from Muntjac Cottage Down to Anderby Creek. All details how to get to the beaches are in Muntjac.
North Somercotes is inbetween Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes. Cleethorpes is 15 miles south of Cleethorpes, away where there is a Coast Light Railway and other attractions. It is also only 8 miles from the Georgian town of Louth which still boasts 3 markets a week, with the very impressive St James Church, Hubbards Hills picnic area and beauty spot, as well as a cinema, leisure centre and many excellent restaurants and pubs. Also just outside of Louth you are on the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, many miles of wolds walks. Mablethorpe, 8 miles, has a , beautiful beach along with all your normal seaside attractions including a fun fair and amusements. Sutton-on Sea, another lovely small seaside town with cafe's and small shops. Beautiful beach, approx 11 miles from Muntjac. Travel along the old Roman Road after Sutton and you will find many entrances to carparks leading to the beach where not many people go and dog friendly. Anderby Creek has a cafe' open in summer months and toilets open all year round. Travel a bit further to Chapel St Leorands, then Ingoldmells where there is a huge out door market! Grimsby has a Fishing Heritage Centre, as well as very good shopping facilities. Skegness approx 28 miles and Lincoln approx 38 miles. Visit the Cathederal and the Castle. Beautiful Old City on the top of the hill.