Old Barn Cottages are located in Great Sturton, a tiny hamlet on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This part of the country is still one of the quietest and least-spoiled parts of rural England. The cottages are not far from Horncastle (five miles) – a picturesque Georgian market town famed as the antiques centre of Lincolnshire.
Small historic towns are scattered throughout the area. Many are village-like in atmosphere but on market days they spring to life, drawing in people from the surrounding countryside as they have done for centuries.
Market in Horncastle
Lincolnshire (see map right) is less than two hours by road and rail from London.
A1, M1 north-south
M62, M180 east-west
main East Coast rail line runs through Peterborough, Grantham and Newark with connections to Lincoln, Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Boston, Skegness and Spalding.