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“A peaceful oasis away from the intensity of urban...”

Review of Bardney Lockhouse

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Approaching the Lockhouse An original 17th Century lockkeepers cottage
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31 reviews
Welcome to Bardney Lockhouse
Approaching the Lockhouse
An original 17th Century lockkeepers cottage
With beautiful views across the Lincolnshire Fenlands
Situated right next to the Lock, this is the actual Lock House
Great views
Great views from the bedrooms
Jack 'n' Jill bathroom with under-floor heating
Bedroom 1 with views of the River Witham
Lady of the house
Bedroom 2, with views of the Fens
All the home comforts
Home from home
Downstairs shower room
Our lockhouse is ideal, whatever the weather!
Dining kitchen with views over the garden
A house filled with love, is a happy home
Comfortable lounge
Wood burning stove for cosy nights in
Lounge, overlooking the garden
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

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Excellent - based on 31 reviews
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lincolnlo...
Brigg, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
Reviewed 7 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Booked this property for 4 consecutive weeks in April/May 2016 & regretted rushing into it as it was very poor value for our money . Overall it was kitted out on the cheap , just about everywhere you looked it was cheaper items , not good for long term rental .
The favourable reviews were for short term rental , single week or long weekends ; fair enough really , hope they all enjoyed themselves .
The ironing board had been broken sometime late 2015 and never replaced , however 1 phone call and a new one was delivered .
Sometime the old television was replaced by a 'Logik' from a large electrical retailer . Not very good quality and sat on a shelf with poor reception . To be honest I have a computer monitor that is bigger .
The lane up from the main road was in a shocking condition but this is nothing to do with this property as it is the 'Canal and River Trust' that should be responsible for its upkeep (I think) . Thought that should be mentioned especially for those with rental cars !
To sum up our £2000 was a very large amount to pay out for this property .

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Liked best: wood burner , downstairs shower , quality microwave .
Liked least: small tv with bad reception , inefficient dishwasher .
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
8 May 2016
Dear John and Christina - I was surprised and saddened when I read the review about your recent stay.
Surprised because, apart from the ironing board, which as you say was rectified immediately, you didn't let me know of your dissatisfaction at any time during your stay.
Saddened because it's always my aim to have guests take away with them happy memories of their stay. I achieved that with every other guest as their reviews show (5* without exception). I obviously sadly failed in that for you .
Jeannette Dawson
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RogerExpo
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A peaceful oasis away from the intensity of urban life.”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

It takes a few minutes to access the property from the nearest road, along a field track but we were rewarded with sightings of rabbits, a heron, a pair of harriers and last but not least, a barn owl landing on the edge of a dyke to consume it's prey. A variety of boats negotiate the adjacent lock and a cycleway/walkway along an old railway line takes you to Bardney where The Nags Head offers reasonably priced good quality food. The coast is not too far away and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in a beach hut at Chapel Point. The Lock House is very clean and comfortable and provides a relaxing environment for a break from work routines. On a clear night, a myriad of stars are visible overhead due to the distance of the property from any urban glow.

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Liked best: The peacefulness and solitude
Liked least: No instructions for the DVD that did not work but our young daughter managed well without it.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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mccaffrey...
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant weekend retreat”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The most relaxing weekend getaway,, had the best bank holiday weekend here just returned after 3 nights and absolutely loved every minute.
The lock and all the boats coming through was very interesting to watch and everyone who passed by was so friendly.
The cottage itself was spotless and beautiful throughout all the finer details really made it, we had some friends come stay with us on the Sunday eve and they to thought it was lovely, we will definitely return and recommend to friends and family,, Thank you so much to Jeanette and Michelle

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Liked best: the quiet
Liked least: the rain
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sandraliv...
liverpool uk
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“stunning”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

just arrived home after a fantastic week in the lockhouse. It is a beautiful part of the country. The lockhouse was so comfortable and spotlessly clean. there was a welcome pack which was very useful. the wildlife around the lockhouse is amazing we had rabbits in the garden, ducks and swans on the lock itself. pheasants and we even seen an owl. Thank you to Jeanette for letting us rent this beautiful lockhouse.

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Liked best: the location and peace and quiet.
Liked least: none identified
Travelling group: Other
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Karen7748...
Halesowen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful cottage in wonderful location”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We spent a week in the Bardney Lockhouse and really enjoyed the cottage the lock and the great walks from the door step. Cottage is well equipped and presented to a high standard. The lock was fascinating to watch and being close to Bardney for pubs and general facilities made it an ideal location.
We would highly recommend this cottage and will be going back soon.

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Liked best: Location location location
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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