The Barn, Park Farm

Nocton, Lincolnshire

Close to Lincoln and its Heritage Trail, a big, stunningly revived, small-hamlet barn. A romantic retreat for 2 – plus dog!


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


On a peaceful road leading to the church, opposite the tiny green (the setting is bucolic) is a farmhouse and an attached barn – solid, Georgian and listed. The garden is a secluded suntrap (with rhubarb, currants and strawberries to share); the interior is aglow with space and light. Floors of shining elm sweep from airy kitchen and dining at one end to wide leather chesterfields and flat-screen TV at the other, as an elegant spiral central stair breaks up the space. Blinds and curtains come in bright stripes and cheerful florals (handmade by owner Siobhan), sturdy beams (sourced from their own oak) soar above, and the hall’s crafted coat and boot stand sets the tone: this is no run-of-the-mill renovation but a striking modern space. The bedroom is on the mezzanine – an up-in-the-eaves retreat, cosy and wonderfully romantic, with a superb mattress and a feather duvet (there’s non-allergenic bedding if you prefer it). The high-spec, stone-floored shower room is downstairs, plus there are books, puzzles and DVDs, and a warm welcome for your dog.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Blanket and poo bags.

Dogs £10 weekends, £15 week-long stays. Max. 2.

Secure garden, lots of walks around. Close to the Lincolnshire Wolds and coast.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £480
Dogs welcome: Weekends, £10, week-long stays, £15.
1 Cottage for 2
From £701 bed1 bedroom


A great place to stay, cosy, comfortable and everything you need for a relaxing break. The Barn is just as described on the website. Perfect location with lovely walks on your doorstep. The owner, Siobhan, makes sure everything is easy to book and provides plenty of information to make the most of your stay. We have been twice this year and plan on a further visit.

Felicity, Poulton-le-fylde

Superb accommodation cannot fault it and will certainly stay there again if we was visiting the area. Everything was there for self-catering . It also had superb walks with the dog and the villagers were very friendly.

Linda, Basingstoke

Another fantastic stay at the barn! This time we were blessed with wall-to-wall sunshine and were able to take advantage of sitting outside in the beautiful enclosed courtyard. As always Siobhan and her family were the perfect hosts and this year their family included the new pup who made great friends with Willow! We travelled further afield this time to the coast and almost empty beaches; wonderful for dogs . Any spare time was spent on the myriad of walks around The Barn and the extremely interesting Nocton Trail which I would definitely recommend . Thanks again for another wonderful week!

Dorothy, Plymouth

Beautiful unique cottage in a lovely village. Cottage full of quirky high spec charm and modern conveniences. Loved the wood, mezzanine bedroom, raised garden beds, modern bathroom, fully equipped kitchen,soft furnishings, books and more books with a restful lounge to read in. Quiet arty village, plenty of walks nearby. Pet friendly- what more would you want!

Diane, Berkhamsted

An excellent place to stay. The Barn is beautiful with everything you could want for a relaxing stay. The furnishings are lovely & the whole place has a warm, welcoming feel to it., a lovely place to return to after a day out. The owners were excellent with all communication being efficient before & during the visit. There are some lovely walks in the surrounding area & there was plenty of information about the locality & facilities in The Barn. We would thoroughly recommend The Barn for a peaceful & relaxing break away.

Cathy, Ipswich

We had a lovely stay here when visiting family over Christmas. The house was well stocked and very spacious and comfortable. Dog friendly which was important for us - and although it is gravel and raised beds in the garden, there are lovely walks on your doorstep. Friendly neighbours and village.

Maria, Hertfordshire

The Barn is the perfect place for a relaxing break. It is very stylish, cosy and comfortable at the same time. it is in a lovely position in the village. The enclosed garden and wood just along the road make it a great place for dogs too.

Marianne, London

We received a very warm welcome from Siobhan the owner. She was very helpful with information. The property was wonderful and had everything you needed. There was some good walks around the village which our dog Kas enjoyed. The people in the area were all very friendly. Lincoln cathedral was well worth the visit. We really enjoyed our holiday which was very peaceful. Thank you Siobhan.

Robert, Worcester

What an absolutely beautiful place to stay and a very warm welcome from Siobhan and her family. The idyllic setting on the village green with the church spire in close view and wonderful dog walks on the village outskirts mean you could ask for nothing more. A lovely enclosed dog friendly garden too and a warm welcome from everyone in the village made the stay in The Barn a joy. The actual Barn is furnished to perfection, Siobhan’s skills very much in evidence. I look forward to my next visit!

Dorothy, Plymouth

Amazing stay here on our minimoon. Barn has great character and is ideal for two. Loved lazing around in the beautiful mezzanine bedroom, relaxing, cooking and strolling around the quiet village. Loads of books to curl up with and even a loaf of bread and some milk waiting forour arrival. R&R guaranteed here. Will defibitely return

James, London

What a lovely stay we have just had. Everything was so well presented - a beautiful building and so warm! We had a lovely time at the Lincoln Christmas Market and a great time with the dogs too, clear dog walking areas all around the property. Thank you.

Lizanne, York

The girlfriend and I stayed in the Barn for a few nights last month - and wow.. what an experience! The hosts were lovely and did everything and anything they could to help make our stay more enjoyable. The barn is simply stunning and had everything you could possibly want and to a very high standard. The location is beautiful and there are lots of nice walks around the area as well. Would definitely stay here again.

Alexander, London

Starting searching we ended up at the site of Sawdays. Booked the Barn and went there in july. It surpassed our wildest expectations. Not only the lovely village, the green in which the Barn is situated, but most of all the very spacious and well equipped cottage. For the first time we had a walled garden with pick your own fruit. You can see that here has been a professional at work. Meeting the owners was a unexpected pleasure. Lincoln with his cathedral and his steep streets is worth paying a visit. Although the surroundings are flat it is still worth while to do some walkings.


Right on the village green enjoyed yesterday with morris dancers and the Big Picnic.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Siobhan Butler

  • Only seven miles south of the vibrant and historic city of Lincoln with its restaurants, pubs, university, cafes and shopping . Lincoln high street continues up the historic "Steep Hill" to the beautiful "Cathedral Quarter" and "The Bail" with its castle.
  • Lincoln boasts one of Europe's finest Cathedrals which dominates the city skyline. Across a medieval cobbled square discover a world of rich history at Lincoln Castle, home to one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta and Victorian Prison.
  • Use us as your base to visit the rolling chalk hills and wooded valleys of the Lincolnshire Wolds from where you could carry on to our Lincolnshire coastline.
  • With its rich aviation history Lincolnshire is home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, including the Lancaster Bomber and Red Arrows.
  • With its many golf courses Lincolnshire also hosts the Lincolnshire (Agricultural) Show, Waddington Airshow, Belton International Horse Trials, Cadwell Park Motor Racing and one of the largest Steampunk Festivals and Christmas Markets in Europe.
  • Lots of lovely walks through local woods and across fields.