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Rural Roosts
Rural Roosts
Manor Farmhouse
Stainfield
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire LN8 5JJ
P: 01526 398492
M: 07712 771102

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Rural Roosts

Rural Roosts luxury lakeside lodges in Lincolnshire

Deer Rut Safari!

Join the Tractor & Trailer Deer Rut Safari

If you are around Lincolnshire or staying in one of our holiday lodges here at Rural Roosts during Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October, why not visit Stourton Estate (at Baumber, Nr Horncastle), where you will be taken through woodland and into the deer enclosure to get up close & personal with our Red Deer herd (stags permitting!).

Hearing the stags roar at this time of year is an amazing experience – they are very majestic and protective of their hinds!

You will have the opportunity to take many photographs as the deer are normally very inquisitive.

The safari will last just over an hour, please wrap up warm as it can be breezy on the trailer.  Adults £5, Children (3-16) £3 & infants under 2 are free of charge, but must sit on knees.

Toilet facilities are available at the farm, before the start & at the end of the tour.

Please read the Visitor Information tab (under Deer Rut Safaris on our website) that has full details of where to meet to join this tour.  If you have visited us before it is from Top Yard Farm off the Caister High Street (B1225) LN9 5PB look out for the venison sign at the roadside.

To make your booking please click here

October Half Term

Lincoln’s city and surrounding countryside is packed full of great family day out experiences – perfect for the half-term school break.

Rural Roosts is ideally situated to explore all the wonderful surrounding countryside and fantastic attractions. From your pine lodge, its only a 15 minute drive into Lincoln, or 40 minute drive to the Lincolnshire coastline. We have RAND FARM just a 10 minute drive away, and WOODSIDE WILDLIFE PARK only 5 minute drive – both are great days out for all the family!

Please see VISIT LINCOLN for a list of places to visit during your half term holiday.

We still have a couple of breaks available here at Rural Roosts for the half term holidays – please check out our latest AVAILABILITY 

Fun for Children

Our youngest daughter likes to keep us in check – here she is testing out the little playarea at Rural Roosts with her friend during the summer holidays!
Children can have lovely outdoor adventures whilst staying here, be it playing in the woodland play-area, having a try at fishing or exploring the animals and wildlife around the lodges and farm.
Slightly further afield, there are plenty of activities and attractions including Rand Farm Park and Woodside Wildlife Park – both within a 10 minute drive, Lincoln Castle and Cathedral just a 20 minute drive and the coast a little over half an hour; there is plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained.
Our eldest daughter Sophie has created a wonderful Children’s Activity Pack which we are leaving in the lodges along with colouring pencils for our younger guests to enjoy. We now have a ‘Wall of Fame’ in The Roost to display some of their wonderful drawings

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Scampton Airshow

Come and be thrilled by a unique mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts, the RAF Falcons – the UK’s premier military parachute team, all joining the Red Arrows performing at their home base on 9-10 September 2017, Lincoln.

We still have Teal Lodge available for the weekend short break, so if you fancy combining a self-catering weekend away here at Rural Roosts with a trip to this fantastic airshow (just a 20 minute drive from your holiday lodge), check out our last minute availability.

Photo courtesy of VISITLINCOLN    For more information click SCAMPTON AIRSHOW

The Domesday Book, Lincoln Castle

For any guests staying in our self catering holiday lodges this weekend – don’t miss your last opportunity to see The Domesday Book at Lincoln Castle. One of the most iconic documents in British history is on display in Lincoln Castle’s Magna Carta Vault in a rare appearance outside of London – part of the Battles & Dynasties exhibition – on display until Sunday 3rd September.

Lincoln Castle is so stunning and well worth a visit – built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has stood for hundreds of years as a symbol of power and seat of justice.  Since 2010 we have been revealing its hidden history in a £22m restoration.

Come and explore the all-new Lincoln Castle.  Scale the heights of the Medieval Wall Walk, follow in the footsteps of prisoners in the Victorian Prison, and immerse yourself in the Magna Carta story.

Discover 1000 years of history – where it happened.

Now, visitors can walk the full circumference of the wall for the first time.  An impressive third of a mile long, the Medieval Wall Walk is a journey through the history of Lincoln and a vantage point for spectacular views across this beautiful city and surrounding countryside.  There is no finer view of Lincoln Cathedral than that from the castle’s east wall battlements, which look onto the Cathedral’s majestic West Front and soaring spires.You can also have a tour around the Victorian Prison, with three floors of restored and recreated cells spread over separate male and female wings, interactive interpretation, and a Discovery Centre with hands-on activities for families, the Victorian Prison is a unique and fascinating experience.  More recently the prison has been used as a filming location for TV series such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife.

Find out more at http://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/domesday-lincoln 

Or LINCOLN CASTLE WEBSITE

Lincoln Castle

Photo courtesy of VisitLincoln

 

Lincoln Knights’ Trail

STILL TIME TO DO THE KNIGHT’S TRAIL IN LINCOLN!

Date: May 20, 2017 to September 3, 2017

Follow a trail of 36 Knight sculptures throughout Lincoln to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

The sculpture trail consists of 36 knights which represent the two main figures of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln – Nicola de la Haye (Custodian of Lincoln Castle) and William Marshall (Regent to the young King Henry III). Also look out for designs to represent the Charter of the Forest.

Each sculpture has been sponsored by a local business and painted by a talented artist, with a hidden symbol on each. Find each symbol and complete the quest to receive a certificate and badge, plus discount off an exclusive Battle of Lincoln children’s book.

To see the locations of the knights, see the Lincoln Knights’ Trail website.

After the trail, the sculptures will be sold at auction in Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for The Nomad Trust. This local charity which serves the homeless community of Lincoln and provides emergency accommodation for those who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets.

We have some last minute availability next weekend in our self-catering holiday lodges, so if you fancy booking in for a short break and experiencing the Kinght’s Trail for your self, please check out our AVAILABILITY

Find out more at http://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/lincoln-knights-trail-2017

(photo courtesy of VisitLincoln)

100 mile Ride London

As some of our regular guests may know, my husband Tim is a very keen cyclist and has cycled the Prudential Ride London for the past 3 years raising money for Prostate Cancer.

This year, I am madly training, and we will be riding the 100 miles together on 30th July 2017, raising money for ‘Tommy’s’ charity. Tommy’s exists to help save babies’ lives. The charity funds research into the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications that lead to miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth – any support would be greatly appreciated.

To find out more about what we are doing and why, please visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/timandkatie where, if you wish to, you can also sponsor us online.

 

Teal Lodge & Little Owl Lodge new flooring

We strive to keep standards high here at Rural Roosts. Our self-catering holiday lodge, Teal Lodge and Little Owl Lodge, have just undergone some renovation work during the past month and are now looking very smart with brand new flooring in the open plan kitchen, dining, lounge areas and hallways.

We hope all guests coming to stay in Teal Lodge and Little Owl Lodge will enjoy the improvements!

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Lincolnshire Show – A great family day out!

Red Arrows over Horse & Carriages Machinery section of showground Climbing Wall Having a Pimms Child golf challenge Lincoln Red Bull in parade         Horse Showjumping        Boy on Carousel        Herdwick Sheep        Dog Agility

If you are staying at Rural Roosts this week you must take the opportunity to experience a true celebration of rural Lincolnshire with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life – creating the perfect family day. (Photo’s courtesy of http://www.visitlincoln.com/)

The 2017 Lincolnshire Show takes place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June at the Lincolnshire Showground.

As one of the best County Shows, you will be spoilt for choice with eight hours of nonstop entertainment and an adventure into local history, produce and the finest offerings available right here in Lincolnshire.

Throughout the two-day event there is plenty for everyone to see, do, take part in and eat. You can expect spectacular entertainment, food, shopping, livestock and equine classes, and a whole host of other things to see and do.

Highlights in 2017 include:

  • Horse show-jumping contest;
  • Floral art competition;
  • Cooking demonstrations;
  • Motorbike and BMX stunt displays;
  • The Dog and Duck Show;
  • The Shetland Pony Grand National;
  • The Parade of Hounds.

Find out more: http://www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk/

If you’re not booked in this year, don’t miss out next year; check out our availability at Rural Roosts for 2018: http://www.ruralroosts.co.uk/pine-lodges/

Farm update!

 

Over the past year quite a lot has changed on the farm. We have slowly reduced the numbers of our sheep and increased our herd of Hereford cattle. At present we have no sheep on the farm but may be buying a small flock in the near future to help with the grazing! We are up to around 50 Herefords now, so far this year we have had 20 calves, we have 10 more to calve in June time. We have a very handsome bull called ‘Magic’, he is out in the field with the main herd at the moment. They are a very placid breed and seem to become one big family when all together. They live outside for most of the year apart from in the worst of the winter if the ground is really wet or we have them in for calving.

There is plenty of wildlife around Rural Roosts and the surrounding farmland, from Barn Owls to Badgers, kestrels to foxes. We have kingfishers often spotted on both lakes, we have a bird hide overlooking a field with a small lake – this is a hive of activity at the moment with a variety of geese, goslings hatching, Oyster Catchers and Little Egrets.

You can often see our donkey Coco and our pony Rosie (who is now about 26 years old!) grazing near the farmhouse. They always love a carrot or an apple if guests have any to spare!
You can get up close to the animals and learn more about the stock and wildlife on our farm by taking a Farm Tour with Tim during your stay in our self catering properties. If you would like to check any availability, please click on the following link which will take you through to the correct page on our website CHECK AVAILBILITY