Canal Farm has it’s very own fishing lake, stocked with a variety of coarse fish and within walking distance of the cottages. This facility is available free to paying guests. The lake is situated in a landscaped area of the farm with many young trees and wild flowers having been planted to attract wildlife.
| The three superb self catering cottages at Canal Farm are well equipped and comfortable, with all that self catering holiday makers will need. Each has its own it's own courtyard and parking area. The local facilities are excellent, with 2 pubs, the Millhouse Restaurant, farm shops and a village store all within 3 miles of Canal Farm in lovely rural Lincolnshire villages.|
Ticklepenny Cottage (sleeps 2+2)Ticklepenny cottage now offers 4 star self-catering accommodation for two/four people. This is our smallest holiday let, and is single storey so is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Lounge, dining area, kitchen, large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with bath & shower). Twin beds are available to create a family bedroom.
Barn Owl (sleeps 4/5)Barn Owl is the largest cottage offering 4 star self-catering accommodation for 4/5 people. This holiday home can comfortably accommodate a family, but a couple would also find it a cosy retreat. Kitchen, ground floor bathroom (bath and shower), open plan lounge and dining area, stunning spiral staircase to a gallery leading to a twin bedroom. A partitioned mezzanine, creating a double gallery bedroom, which leads to a landing, where a single bed can be made up if required.
Kingfisher (sleeps 4)Kingfisher has been sympathetically converted from a traditional redbricked and pantiled farm building, with original beams giving the cottage charm and character. Single storey, lounge, kitchen with dining area, spacious bathroom (with bath and walk-in shower), double and twin bedrooms. (Suitable for limited mobility).
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|The on site fishing lake is an exclusive facility available free of charge to our guests only, and is positioned just 400 metres from the holiday cottages along a dedicated footpath.
The fish species include common, mirror and crucian carp, bream, roach, rudd, barbel and tench. With the lake now becoming well established, good sized fish are being caught.
There is a small lakeside fishing lodge available for storage of fishing equipment which also can be used for the fisherman´s partner or family to sit and relax and watch the fishing in progress. A picnic table and chairs are provided.
Many trees and shrubs have been planted around the lake, and these are now becoming well established, along with a variety of wild flowers which have encouraged a wide selection of wildlife. The Barn Owl uses the area as a regular hunting ground at certain times of the year.
Even if you do not fish, you can enjoy a stroll around the lake, especially tranquil in the early evening when the fish can be seen rising.
To complement the lake we also have half a mile of fishing rights along the Louth canal (subject to a closed season and EA licence) which is positioned next to the cottages. This also provides a variety of fish, and is regarded as a challenge for the dedicated fisherman, but the amateur can also have good fishing.
|Canal Farm Cottages offers a pleasant setting for a peaceful break– with lovely views over open countryside to the Lincolnshire Wolds and the majestic spire of St James Church in Louth, just a few miles away. Louth is a beautiful unspoilt Georgian town, with a bustling market.
Birdlife is abundant, and you may catch a glimpse of our resident Barn Owl.|
Walkers and birdwatchers will love the coastal nature reserves which are close by. Seal pups can be seen on the beaches in autumn and the Marsh Orchids in the early summer are spectacular. Enjoy a traditional family seaside holiday at the nearby resorts of Cleethorpes and Sutton-on Sea—beautiful clean beaches.
The Lincolnshire Fun Coast
The North Lincolnshire seaside resorts of Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea, which are close to Canal Farm, have wonderful beaches of fine, golden sand.
The Lincolnshire Coast - Nature Lovers Paradise
If your passion is bird-watching then Canal Farm is the perfect holiday destination for you. Birdlife is abundant around the farm and along the Louth Navigation Canal, and you may catch a glimpse of our resident Barn Owl. Walkers and bird-watches will love the nearby coastal nature reserve at Saltfleet-Theddlethorpe. The spectacular sight of seal pups on the sands at Donna Nook during November and December and the beautiful Marsh Orchids in May/June at Rimac, are two of Lincolnshire’s best kept secrets.
Nature Reserve and Grey Seal colony
Canal farm is only 5 miles away from Donna Nook which has one of the most accessible breeding colonies of Grey Seals in the UK. During November and December it is possible to see the seal pups on the sands at close hand – a truly amazing sight!
The reserve consists of dunes, salt marsh and sand flats. Donna Nook is rich in birdlife: 47 species of birds breed regularly and the area is famous for more uncommon passage migrants and rarities, over 250 species have been recorded.
Saltfleet-Theddlethorpe Dunes Nature Reserve
This nationally important nature reserve is only 8 miles from Canal Farm and has tidal sand and mud flats, salt and freshwater marshes and sand dunes. The reserve is well known for its diverse flora, including sea lavender, marsh helleborines and the spectacular Marsh Orchids which flower in June. There are extensive Samphire beds, a marine plant which is eaten as a local delicacy.
The dykes and ponds support a variety of aquatic creatures including dragonflies, newts and the rare nocturnal Natterjack toad. The reserve is also a haven for birdlife.
The Humber Estuary Nature Reserves
The Humber Estuary reserves are a 30 minute drive from Canal Farm, and an exciting place to visit for nature lovers.
Louth - a beautiful unspoilt Georgian town
Louth is a lovely unspoilt Georgian market town, lovely small food shops and a bustling market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The newly refurbished Louth Museum is well worth a visit. Louth also boasts it's own theatre, run by Louth Playgoers.
|The Hamlet of Austen Fen is situated 7 miles east of Louth. Halfway between the villages of Yarburgh and Grainthorpe, on the Louth Canal. See the map below:|
Address: Canal Farm, Austen Fen, Grainthorpe, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0NX
Telephone: Richard and Mary-Anne Drinkel on (01472) 388825
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