We were delighted to be invited to stay at The Stables at Elms Farm Cottages in Lincolnshire for a few days at the beginning of the school holidays, a much needed break after months of homeschooling and homeworking. If you are hoping to unwind, relax (sort of, with 1 small person and one medium-large), visit local accessible attractions, and just make the most of wide open spaces – this is the place for you. The Stables is one of 9 accessible cottages at Elms Farm Cottages, all furnished to a high standard with stylish soft furnishings, modern kitchens, leather sofas, wooden floors, and TVs in all double and king-size bedrooms.
The Stables is a 5* Grade II listed barn conversion, a beautiful looking building which from the outside looks quite cute and quaint – step inside and you will be amazed by the size and space of your holiday accommodation. We were given a warm welcome by Carol, who kindly left a welcome pack of local Lincolnshire produce – we highly recommend the famous Boston sausages!
A large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room greets you, with double height ceiling and original beams. To the left is a fully-fitted modern kitchen, dining table with seating for 6, and to your right a spacious living room with leather sofas and armchairs, wall-mounted TV and pedestal wood-burner.
The Stables has a wide corridor leading to the bedrooms and bathroom, with original brickwork and beams. There is a spacious wet-room with level-entry shower, and 3 spacious bedrooms (1 en-suite with shower over large bath). All the bedrooms have zip and link beds, so you can choose a variety of configurations. If you have watched our video tour, you will see just how enormous the beds are!
The interior of The Stables is completely level and was very easy for Emily to negotiate, which always means we can relax a little more. There is a slight step/lip at the threshold entrance which didn’t pose a problem, it may have been a little trickier when Emily was still using a rollator, but if you check with Carol before booking she can chat with you about that. All the measurements and detail are also included in a very detailed access guide.
The 2 largest bedrooms at The Stables have plenty of space around the huge beds, and there is level access into the wet-room (with grab rail and shower chair), and en-suite bathroom. Guests can request additional equipment such as a shower wheelchair, perching stools, bed rails, bath step and bath seat, and specialised equipment such as a hoist can be hired from a local mobility company.
The Stables is a luxurious and spacious property, and the icing on the cake for us was the amazing outdoor spaces. It is set slightly apart from the other cottages, with a large lawned area directly in front of your private patio; but can be cleverly connected to Beech Cottage next door (spot the secret door in our video over on our Accessible Holiday Escapes FB page!).
The other cottages are set around a pretty courtyard and the accessible Granary Wedding Barn (see separate post), and Elms Farm also has 18 acres of private land available exclusively to guests, including an accessible garden lodge seating up to 22 with pizza oven and BBQ, large paddocks (with robot lawnmower!), wildflower meadows with mown pathways, and small lakes.
Elms Farm is just a 5 minute drive from the market town of Boston where you can find a Tesco Extra and other supermarkets, take-aways, restaurants, etc. Around 30 minutes drive is the cathedral city of Lincoln (look out for a post on local accessible attractions).
We loved having a quiet family break at The Stables, and could see how fantastic a venue it would be for multi-generational holidays, family and friends get-togethers, weddings, conferences and so much more. You can take a look at our video tours of the Granary, the outdoor spaces, and The Stables over on our Accessible Holiday Escapes FB page. If you would love to stay at The Stables (or one of the other luxury cottages), just follow one of these links.
Huge thank you to Carol for a wonderful stay!