Holiday Cottage Louth

c/o Homestead, Chapel Lane, Great Carlton,
Louth, Lincs LN11 8JR
Tel: 01507 450804


around and about
Great Carlton Village
St John the Baptist Church Great Carlton
Great Carlton
The pretty village of Great Carlton is just six miles southeast of Louth. The village has an alpaca small holding and is great for walking and cycling and has a social club in the charming village hall.

It is situated close to the coast with its nature reserves, spacious beaches and the seaside attractions at Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.

St John the Baptist Church
The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and was rebuilt in 1860 using Ancaster stone. The church tower was restored in 1894.

For those who prefer a relaxed passtime we are within easy reach of golf courses at Louth and Woodthorpe and you can indulge your passion for fishing at the numerous lakes and ponds in the area. Why not finish off the day with a visit to the nearby Waggon and Horses pub at South Reston for an excellent choice of locally sourced produce.

Just five miles from our holiday cottage in Great Carlton is the charming Wolds town of Louth. This traditional town has a bustling centre with market days on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, alongside the open-air auction 'on the Stones' every Wednesday afternoon.

Louth is watched over by the breath-taking church of St James's with its spire soaring to a height of 295 feet, the tallest parish church in the country.

This unspoilt town has many connections with historical events, such as the Lincolnshire Uprising, and with those who have made history including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, famous Poet Laureate and Captain John Smith whose life was saved by the Indian Princess Pocahontas.

Holiday cottage Louth


The impressive City of LINCOLN is steeped in 2,000 years of history, and as you wander around you will see evidence of both Roman and Medieval periods as well as notable architecture left by the Tudors and Georgians. One of Europe's finest cathedrals is in Lincoln and sits on part of the site of a first-century Roman fortress high on the hill.

Close by is the Norman Castle built by William the Conqueror on the site of the former Roman fortress, which dates from1068. Walk along the walls of the Castle and enjoy the wonderful views across this handsome City.
The Lincolnshire Wolds
AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), was once under a tropical sea and has been moulded through two Ice Ages and thousands of years of farming history.

The Wolds is renowned for it spectacular skies, breathtaking views and has some of the best walking and cycling countryside in the county. The network of footpaths and bridleways offers a range of walking and cycling routes to suit all ages and abilities, and because of the abundance of quiet country lanes and wide open spaces the landscape is ideal for those visitors who enjoy horse riding and pony trekking.

The Bluestone Heath Road is prehistoric and runs south-eastward across the Wolds. From the ridge-top there are views of steep valleys. Close by lies Red Hill Nature Reserve and its striking red chalk is rich with fossils and is the home to many species of plants, insects, common lizard and grass snake.

On the southern edge of the Wolds, near to the market town of Horncastle, is Snipe Dales Country Park and Nature Reserve. This area, one of the few substantial wet valley systems still surviving, has marked routes, information boards, ponds and a bird hide.

Wolds walks

Holiday cottage Louth
summer bees summer time with the alpacas the cottage
happy hens st johns memorial  in Great Carlton
View up to the cottage South Reston farmland
village walk the village walk village walk
village view from the cottage alpaca herd
  great carlton sign  
holiday cottage Louth