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Booking Policy

  • We are flexible on arrival and departure days.

  • All bookings are secured only on receipt and clearance of a 25% non-refundable deposit within 24 hours of submitting your reservation request.

  • Cancellations are charged at a minimum of 25% of the full tariff. (this may vary due to nature of the COVID-19 pandemic) 

  • The full balance is due 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

  • All major credit cards accepted - American Express will occur a service fee charge. 

  • Please make cheques payable to ‘Mr R & Mrs K A Griffin’

  • Cottages are available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival, and are to be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure. (Unless by prior agreement)

  • Our aim is to ensure that all our guests enjoy the maximum benefit from the peace, tranquility and relaxing environment that Lodge Farm provides; please ensure that parental supervision is on hand at all times for younger children.

  • Cottages are strictly no smoking.

  • .We do allow pets by prior arrangement in Orchard Cottage, but unfortunately they are not allowed in any of our other cottages. In the event that the pet (dog) is acceptable an additional charge will apply; the hirer/pet owner will  also be required to sign an additional contract specific to their complete liability for any damage whatsoever caused by their pet. and agree to an additional  damage deposit.

General Booking Conditions

  • The proprietors are not responsible, and cannot accept liability, for any injury sustained by any person whilst on the premises.

  • The proprietors are not responsible, and cannot accept liability for damage to, or loss of any property brought onto the premises.

  • The Property, Furniture, Fixtures, Fittings and Contents are of a very high standard and in order to maintain this we ask that at the end of your stay the property is left in a clean and reasonable state.

  • The hirer will be responsible for the cost of any breakages, damage or exceptional cleaning costs occasioned by any member of the party.

  • The owner reserves the right to enter any property at a reasonable time for the purpose of emergency maintenance or repair or any other need.

  • The number of occupants in the property must not exceed the number agreed for each booking. In the event that additional guests stay in the cottage we reserve the right to charge an additional fee.

Access Statement for Hollyhock and Orchard Cottages.


The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

  • There is a bus stop for Aunby on the main road a five minute walk away, the buses run every two hours Mon – Sat but there is no service on Sundays.

  • The main train station is in Stamford approx 15 min away by car.

  • There is a local taxi service that has accessible taxis if required, we can make a booking for you.

  • We have an extensive website with a layout of the cottages, and a tour of the gardens.

  • You can contact us by phone, mobile, text or email.

  • We would be happy to receive a shopping delivery and unpack the provisions prior to your arrival.

  • Hollyhock cottage has 2 down stairs bedrooms and shower rooms for elderly visitors but are not suitable for wheelchair access.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
  • The entrance to Lodge Farm is through stone pillars at the roadside with signage for Clematis Cottages.

  • There is a 200m drive on an incline up through the paddock leading on to a flat pebbled drive in front of the cottages.

  • There are marked parking bays  for each cottage and ample parking for guests who are asked to park outside the relevant property for their own convenience and privacy.

  • We can assist guests with their luggage if requested.

  • On arrival guests are asked to collect their keys from the farm house or office.


Main Entrance
  • Hollyhock cottage has a front door with a step 8cm high the door is inwards opening and a width of 83cm. This leads into the hallway with the shower room and laundry room to the left, the double bedroom and stairs ahead and the lounge door to the right.

  • The side entrance is to the right of the cottage and under cover. The front of the cottage is flat and pebbled, the undercover area to the right is flat and concrete.

  • The side door step is 8cm high the door is inward opening and 83cm wide.

  • This leads into the kitchen.

  • There are outside security lights around all sides of the cottages.

Self-Catering Kitchen
  •  The kitchen is accessed through the right hand side door which is under cover.

  • The kitchen is fully fitted with larder unit housing the eye level fridge with freezer under.

  • The double fan oven is base unit level with electric hob and extractor fan.

  • There is a dish washer.

  • A microwave is situated on the worktop which is 90 cm high.

  • All glasses and crockery are located in wall units.

  • Cookware and cutlery is located in base units.

  • The flooring is tiled effect laminate and of a none slip variety.

  • The kitchen has under cupboard lighting, spot lights and a large medieval effect candelabra over the dinning table.

  • The floor is oak effect laminate.

Dining Area

The dining area is at the rear of the kitchen. It consists of a long wooden table a two seater settle and 6 individual wooden chairs.

  • The lounge is situated between the kitchen and hallway.

  • Both doors open inwards and are 73c.m.s wide.

  • The lounge has three sofas against three of the walls, a fireplace with wooden surround over an electric wood effect burner is situated on a limestone hearth.

  • In the middle of the room there is a low rectangular coffee table, sat on a rectangular rug.

  • There are 3 pairs of wall lights to three of the walls.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC
  • There is a down stairs shower room the door is located opposite the lounge door off the hallway.

  • The 73cm wide door opens inwards with a heated shower rail on the right, double width shower (with invalid seat available) . There are no grab rails in the cubicle or by the W.C. 

  • The vanity basin is 86cm high to the left, and the 43cm high toilet is further round to the left.

  • The floor is tiled with porcelain tiles.

  • Upstairs is the family bathroom off the landing through a 73cm wide doorway opening inwards.

  • Straight ahead is a basin 86cm high, with a glass shelf to the right over the heated towel rail 91cm high.

  • To the right hand side of the bathroom is a toilet 43cm high with the bath to the side with glass shower screen and independent shower over. The bath side is 56cm high.

  • The floor is tiled effect melamine.

  • The shower room in the annexe  is accessed from a small hallway. It has ceramic floors and there is a step up into the shower base of 100cm. There is no door to the shower but a screen with an access of 60cm. The height of the W.C is (43cm) . The washbasin is 86cm high and is fitted  with normal taps.  (Not lever style) 

Laundry Room
  • Next to the downstairs shower room is a laundry room with a door 73cm wide opening inwards.

  • There is a butler’s sink 100cm high to the right.

  • The washer/dryer is straight ahead, with an over head clothes dryer/airer on a pulley.

  • The floor is tiled with porcelain tiles.

  • Next to the laundry room is the double bedroom with an inward opening door 73cm wide.

  • The bed can be accessed from either side with more floor space on the right hand side.

  • To the right is a door opening outwards to a walk in wardrobe with shelving straight ahead and hanging space to the right.

  • The flooring is wood effect melamine.

  • There are shag pile none slip mat either side of the bed which measures 62cm high

  • Upstairs there is a king bedroom on the left, which can be entered by the inward opening door 73cm wide.

  • To the right is a king size sleigh bed 58cm high, with none slip mats and cupboards to either side.

  • There is a sloping ceiling to the left with dressing table under the window, and a low pine cupboard with hanging rail and double doors to front.

  • The floor is light wood effect melamine.

  • There are wall lights to two walls.

  • The twin bedroom is opposite the king room, with a inwards opening door 73cm wide.

  • The two single beds measuring 49cm high are to the right under the sloping roof, with cupboards to the side and none slip shag pile mats.

  • The wardrobe is straight ahead with double doors opening outwards.

  • There are two wall lights.

  • The annexe bedroom has a double bed accessed from the small hallway through a door  76cm wide. It is a divan 60cm high.There is a double wardrobe and chair by the bed with footstool. The entrance to the annexe has a small step 100mm high. Flooring is all laminate excluding the shower room which is ceramic tiled.

Stairs, Landing
  • The staircase in the middle of the cottage has 12 steps that are 19cm high and 25cm deep. The staircase is straight upwards with a small landing at the top, with two small steps 4cm high to the left and straight ahead.

  • The stairs are carpeted with a hand rail to the right at a height of 105cm.

  • The staircase is well lit with wall lights.

  • There is a small step of 3 cm into the master double bedroom and bathroom

  •  Orchard Cottage

  • After passing the cottages to the right (Hollyhock and The Retreat) Orchard cottage is accessed by a separate entrance from the main drive. All surfaces are gravelled.

  • Car parking can either be in front of the main entrance under the car port, or behind and to the side. (The garage is out of bounds.) 

  • There is a stone step of 10cm high, in front of the door and then another step of 8cm over the threshold. The door is 81cm wide opening inwards.

  • The floor of the utility of ceramic with an  inset doormat.

  • There are a series of wall and high level units for storage, and the washer and tumble drier are installed under the work surfaces. 

Separate W.C.
  • A door leads off the utility to the W.C. The door is 90cm wide  and opens inwards. The loo is high level at 53cm and the vanity basin is 84 c.m. high and is fitted with lever taps. There are no grab rails in the W.C. area.

Fully fitted Kitchen and breakfast bar.
  • A doorway (90 c.m. ) from the utility leads into the kitchen/dining and lounge area of the cottage. All open plan.The floor is laminated throughout.

  • The kitchen includes a wall mounted oven 61 cm high with a drop down foldaway door. The microwave is located above it at a height of 133 c.m.. The worktops are all granite and are 93c.m. high. The electric hob (touch panel to operate) is inset into the worktops. There is a dishwasher (integrated) is located at the side of the sink.

  • There are 2 swivel bar stools at the breakfast bar.

  • A flatscreen TV is mounted on the wall and is remote controlled.

  • there is a gap between the breakfast bar and the cupboard through which you enter the dining area.

Dining area​
  • There is a drop leaf table to seat 6. wooden chairs are available.

  • French doors which open inwards (1.17 wide) lead to a patio area outside which is undercover. 

  • There are paving slabs laid from the carport around the cottage (E,S and W facing) for ease of access.

The doorway to the patio area has an internal step of 10cm and external step of 16 c.m.

Master bedroom
  • The master bedroom is accessed from the dining area a doorway (90cm) and is 4mx3m.

  • The floor is carpeted.

  • There are two double built in wardrobes with low level and high level rails for hanging clothes and a series of shelves for folding clothes.

  • Both wardrobes have internal lights.

  • There is a flat screen TV wall mounted and it is remote controlled.

  • The doorway (90 cm) leads into the wet room.

Wet room (both wet rooms are almost identical in content and layout)​
  • The W.C. is 58cm high, and there is a large washbasin 83 cm high. The basin is fitted with lever taps.

  • Access to the glass sided shower area is 76 cm.

  • There is a drencher and hand held shower. the controls are 1.48m to the highest point.

  • There is a drop down seat .

  • the towel rail is located at the end of the shower area. There is a mirror over the  washbasin 1.67m high to the centre point.The shower area is 118cm x 90cm 

  • Grab rails are located by the toilet and also by the drop down seat.

  • An additional free standing disabled chair is also available for use.

  • The lounge area can be accessed either side of a dividing floor to ceiling partition behind the log burner. The gap is approx 1m .

  • The lounge has 2 two seater settees, one 3 seater (which is the sofa bed) and a single arm chair. All are approx 40cm highIn front of the log burner there is a marble raised hearth (3cm)

  • There is a large rug in the centre of the room

  • The log burner is high level (at 70cm 

  • There is a doorway (90cm) at the end of the lounge to a hallway which priovides the entrances to both the secon bedroom and the second wet room (details as above

  • Flat screen TV remote controlled.

Second bedroom​

Dims 2.8m by 2.8m

  • The second bedroom is carpeted and has a double divan bed. 

  • 2 sets  sets of double built in wardrobes as the master bedroom.

  • There is a wall mounted flatscreen TV remote controlled.

Rear entrance
  • The back door 81 cm wide opening inwards has a step of 6cm inside and 10cm outside onto a paved pathway.

  • There is a gravel area beyond with seating 

Farmhouse sales 

We have fresh eggs, honey and seasonal fruit and vegetables for sale subject to availability. Tastings can be arranged.

Leisure Facilities
  • There are picnic and BBQ areas in the gardens to the front of the cottages with a flower border at the back and to the right hand side are two acres of lawns and duck ponds.with trees dotted around.

  • A covered in area between the cottages has a concrete floor with a slight incline and houses a table-tennis table and table foot ball.

  • under cover there is also a double seat and table.

Outdoor Facilities
  • The gardens to the cottages are mainly lawned and flat, there are rustic archways leading you through to the pond. With benches and chairs dotted about for you to stop and rest.

  • There is a summer house overlooking the ponds there are two steps leading up into the double door width opening, two cushioned seats and a small round table are inside.

  • The outside grounds are flat with either pebbles or grass.

  • The pond is 8ft deep so caution is required as the sides are steep.

Grounds and Gardens
  • The main gardens for the cottages are laid to lawn flat with trees dotted around and about.

  • The ponds are staged with two winding feeder streams between them edged with limestone that only fill with water when it rains as they are linked to the rain water harvesting. Two wooden sleeper bridges give pedestrian access over the streams, they are sunken into the lawn either end but do not have railings. The land around the ponds is undulating with clumps of grasses and iris.

Additional Information
  • In case of a fire the alarm will sound and all guests should vacate the cottages using the nearest exit and assemble by the Oak Gate Posts to the right of the main cottages.

  • The cottages are strictly non smoking.

  • A list of emergency numbers are printed in the guest information booklet.

  • We live on site so we can be of help day or night if needed.

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