Swift Cottage

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire Louth

  • Parking
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Walking
Unpretentious and affordable country cottage, not far from the sandy beaches of the Lincolnshire coast.

Situated on the northern fringes of Lincolnshire, not far from the sea, 18th-century Swift Cottage – so named for the birds who return to roost in its rafters year after year – is the perfect place if you're looking for somewhere affordable to really get away from it all. It once formed part of a local brewery – and indeed, is still just footsteps from the local pub!

The cottage's two twin bedrooms can easily accommodate four adults or a family of four – though the owner charges a flat rate per night, irrespective of how many people are staying. There is no wifi, and facilities are limited to a shared bathroom, a simply furnished living room with TV, and a fitted kitchen with oven, hob and microwave. In short, the cottage has everything you need, but no more; it's not a luxury location, nor overly equipped with facilities, but it is an unusual one – a place to blow away the cobwebs, and offering an affordable way to explore a little-known part of one of Britain's least-known counties.

It's situated amidst rich working farmland, with farm workers trundling past the cottage at harvest time and beautiful, uninterrupted views across to the Humber estuary – together with wind-surfers whizzing along the creek waters and drainage ditches on windy days.

There are wonderful, bracing walks across the salt marshes to the nearby sandy beaches; seal-watching is popular along the coast at Donner Nook; and in the opposite direction it's a short drive or cycle ride into the gently undulating hills and green valleys of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Consider also making the short trip to Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve, where there are several glorious miles of sand, salt- and freshwater marsh, carpeted in heather and violets during the summer months. In the other direction Cleethorpes is a short drive away or a good walk/cycle from the cottage  through salt marsh fields taking you to the Fitties and Cleethorpes beaches.

The small market town of Louth is also only a short drive away, handy for supplies or if you need a shot of civilisation – though the village does have a shop and a pub (possibly the nearest source of wifi).


£52 per night during the week and £64 for weekend days. 

Opening Times

Available all year.


With 2 double bedrooms, the cottage comfortable sleeps 4 adults or a family of 4. 


Swift Cottage, Tetney Lock Lincolnshire DN36

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