We started doing Bed and Breakfast in 2002.  No longer busy farming, and having always enjoyed entertaining and having friends to stay, the idea of a new venture really appealed.  We wanted to look after our guests just as we had looked after our friends, nowhere out of bounds, and hoping that everyone would make themselves at home with us.  If they would like our company we would be there, but if they would prefer to be left in peace, we would not intrude.

We had no idea how well it would work out and how much we would enjoy having such a variety of guests to stay. We are very family friendly, and welcome visitors of all ages and from all parts of the world.  Some of our guests’ comments are included below.


Breakfast is served in the kitchen, with our own home made Lincolnshire sausages, bread and preserves. The bacon is locally produced, the honey comes from the bees in the field, the eggs from our own free-range chickens, and the apple juice from the apples in the orchard. Please do let us know of any special dietary requirements, or requests.

Evening Meals

There are a wide variety of local pubs and restaurants. We’ve included links to some of them below and can make suggestions to suit your taste and whereabouts you would like to go. Please be aware that you may need to book, and not all places serve meals on Sunday or Monday.  We can also sometimes provide an evening meal, by arrangement, particularly during the winter months. We are not licensed, so you are very welcome to bring your own wine.

Some links for local pubs and restaurants


Close by

The New Inn, Folkingham - - website may not function


The Red Lion, Newton - website not currently functioning

The Robin Hood and Little John, Aslackby -


Further afield

The Olive Branch, Clipsham -

The Hare and Hounds, Fulbeck -

The Brownlow Arms, Hough on the Hill -

The Six Bells, Witham on the Hill -

The George Hotel, Stamford -

Little Extras

There is a television in the sitting room and in the single bedroom, board games in the barn, and radios and hairdryers in all rooms, but we don’t, rather deliberately, supply more hotel type equipment in the bedrooms. If there is anything that is needed, we are only too happy to find it... irons, ironing boards, clothes drying, spare wellies, dogs to walk... Early morning tea can either be a tray in your bedroom, or a knock at the door, or come and make your own in the kitchen.

Guests' Comments and Press reviews

“We write to thank you most sincerely for making our stay with you such a pleasant occasion…we wish it could have been longer…the welcoming atmosphere, the most comfortable accommodation, facilities, and excellent food added to that wonderful “at home” feeling.”
From Warwickshire

“Thank you for your kind hospitality when I stayed with you …I appreciate you are running a business but I felt you went above and beyond the call of duty to make the time most enjoyable…our every need was catered for.. nothing was too much trouble .. in no way intrusive …”
From the Isle of Man

“Thank you so much for your hospitality.  You go far beyond what one would ordinarily expect from bed and breakfast hosts. The room, the bath, the meals, the gardens, the kindness, and more important the friendship offered were all superb."

From Seattle, USA

“We enjoyed each of the homes that we stayed in during our travels in England but we enjoyed our stay and visit with you most of all.  It was such a relaxed atmosphere and we enjoyed our conversations.  You made us feel very welcome and we also appreciated your excellent cooking, special eggs and preserves.  The venison was the best we have tasted.”

From Ontario, Canada

“.. what a grand time we had at the Barn .. you presented the essence of hospitality, at any time of day, and to our way of thinking, you two live in the loveliest home, in the most inviting countryside imaginable.” 

From Georgia, USA

“.. what a grand time we had at the Barn .. you presented the essence of hospitality, at any time of day, and to our way of thinking, you two live in the loveliest home, in the most inviting countryside imaginable.” 

From Georgia, USA

“ ..hope to return soon … we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else now we have found you”.  (from Michigan, USA). 

From Michigan, USA

“ ..back for the third time – it gets better every time!”

From Surrey, England

“ ..helping with haymaking, rounding-up sheep, feeding chickens, grooming a pony and collecting eggs are all optional extras – and you might be tempted by the sausages which are made by the Wrights themselves…” 

From the Telegraph, Jan 06

“  ..seriously comfortable country chic..” 

From the Financial Times, Nov 06

The Barn is recommended in Alastair Sawday's guide to British Bed & Breakfast; Special Places to Stay.

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