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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

RAF Lincolnshire

Rural Roosts self catering holiday lodges provide the perfect base to explore Lincolnshire’s rich aviation heritage with an aviation trail in and around the city and fascinating heritage sites just a short drive away. https://www.visitlincoln.com/aviation

The city was one of the world’s top manufacturers of aircraft during WWI, producing over 3,500 aircraft and 3,000 aero engines. Lincolnshire was home to thousands of airmen during WWII, becoming known as ‘Bomber County’. Today the city is home to the Red Arrows aerobatic display team, often practicing over Lincoln’s skies, the International Bomber Command Memorial, and many operating RAF bases.

Visit Lincoln has worked with Partners to produce this great new video to showcase Lincoln and Lincolnshire’s rich aviation and RAF heritage.

To find out more about whats on please click on the following link;https://www.visitlincoln.com/aviation – You can check any availability here at Rural Roosts by looking on our website www.ruralroosts.co.uk

100 Years of the RAF in Lincolnshire

A visit to Rural Roosts is the perfect base to explore the rich RAF in Lincolnshire’s heritage with an aviation trail in and around the city of Lincoln and fascinating heritage sites just a short drive away.

Lincolnshire is home to the Red Arrows aerobatic display team, often practicing over Lincoln’s skies, the International Bomber Command Memorial, and many operating RAF bases.

Lincoln 1940’s Weekend – 11th and 12th August. Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays, including this year’s key focus on the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter will be full of atmosphere at Lincoln’s biggest 1940s celebration yet. Spanning over the entire weekend, Lincoln 1940s Weekend will be part of the bigger city wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

Expanding from The Strait through to the Bailgate, you’ll find vintage displays, live entertainment, markets and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Traders will be lining Castle Hill and The Strait, offering a unique shopping experience, selling antiques, clothing, confectionary and artwork with a vintage theme. Charities will be joining the stall holders, raising money and awareness for the Royal Air Forces and the Armed Forces community, and other local charities.

Danesgate, Bailgate and Minster Yard will be decorated with vintage vehilces from the era from the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society and other private collectors.

A fantastic line up of live entertainment will feature throughout the weekend at our two performance areas on The Strait and Castle Hill. Get on your dancing shoes and learn to swing and jive at St. Paul in the Bail. The roman site will be turning into our pop-up food court and dance arena for the day, perfect spot for a relaxing lunch with a 40s vibe. There will be flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight too: the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane are all confirmed to make an appearance over the weekend. Times to be announced.

Lincoln has a rich aviation heritage stretching from the UK’s early aviation history through to the present day. You can explore this hidden side of Lincoln with the Aviation Trail.

Lincoln was at the centre of the UK’s fledgling aviation industry during World War I, producing over 3,500 aircraft and 3,000 aero engines at its peak.

Known as Bomber County during World War II due to the squadrons based in the county, Lincolnshire is still today at the centre of aviation, being home to several RAF bases, and the famous RAF Red Arrows.

The Lincoln Aviation Trail takes you around Lincoln and the surrounding area to show you the icons and landmarks of the aviation industry nearby including Lincoln Cathedral, RAF Waddington and the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre.

The trail is available in a printed version from the Visitor Information Centre for £1 or online as an interactive smart-phone web app.

Rural Roosts is the perfect holiday base, enabling you to enjoy a comfortable stay in our  self catering pine lodges set in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, whilst being able to visit all the aviation heritage and events across the county.

Please check out our availability and get your holiday booked to enjoy the fantastic aviation experience Lincolnshire has to offer!

Easter Holidays in Lincoln

The Easter Holidays can be a wonderful time to start getting out and about with family and friends, enjoying the first signs of spring. The wildlife in the countryside is just starting to come alive again, with bird song, hares playing in the fields and geese starting to return to the nearby lakes and rivers.

Here at Rural Roosts, we are open all year, but we do particularly love this time of year when guests can get outside and make the most of the great outdoors! There are some fantastic farm walks right from your door, and for the more adventurous, you could walk in the nearby beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds or maybe take a trip down the cycle path – one way to the lovely village of Woodhall Spa (with lots of lovely little cafes for that much needed coffee and cake!), or the other way into the City of Lincoln.

There’s a packed programme of theatre, events, trails, and activities over Easter in Lincoln and Lincolnshire. Highlights include:

Eggcite! Arts Festival for Children March 31st – April 15th

Eggcite! is a children’s arts festival over the Easter holidays held across Lincoln venues, including arts & crafts, theatre, storytelling, music, and more. Venues include The Collection, New Theatre Royal, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln Cathedral, and the Terry O’Toole Theatre.

The Conqueror’s Castle March 31st – April 1st

Experience William the Conqueror’s triumphal return to Lincoln Castle 950 years after he commissioned its building in 1068. There will be a full supporting cast of soldiers, civilians and musicians, plus the chance to meet King William himself.

Easter Eggsploration April 1st – 2nd

Follow the Easter trail through the wild gardens of Doddington Hall with Jolly the Unicorn over the Easter weekend. You can look forward to croquet on the lawn, a new digital trail to follow, and exploring the Hall itself – opening for the first time in 2018.

Luminarium April 5th – 8th

An interactive sculpture, a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes, on the campus of the University of Lincoln. You will  be transported to another world of cavernous domes, tunnels and pods, covering half the size of a football pitch and creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages.

Countryside Lincs April 8th

Visit the Lincolnshire Showground for a fun-packed extravaganza all about food, farming and the countryside during the Easter holidays. Children and families will be able to learn to make, bake, explore and experience all things connected to food, farming and the countryside.

For more information on any of the above, please visit the VISIT LINCOLN website

We still have some last minute availability in our lovely self catering pine lodges for the second week of the Easter Holidays, so if you are fancying a last minute get away, maybe do a spot of fishing or enjoy lounging in your own private hot tub, please have a look at our availability chart – there are discounts for any bookings made within 2 weeks of the start day, please click the link – AVAILABILITY

We hope you welcome you to stay at Rural Roosts soon!

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 24th & 25th March

Discover Lincolnshire in March with a weekend of free entry to many of Lincoln city and countryside’s attractions, free activities, and special offers.

Plus there are many other attractions across the city that are free to enter over the weekend, as they are all year long.

Special free activities in Lincoln city and countryside for Discover Lincolnshire Weekend include:

Free Entry to Lincoln Cathedral
Entry to Lincoln Cathedral will be free throughout the weekend from 7:15am til 6pm (5pm on Sunday). Access is restricted on Sunday due to regular services. Tours of the floor and roof will take place through the day at a fee of £4 per person.

Free Guided Tours at Lincoln Castle
The grounds of Lincoln Castle will be open for free, as usual. Tours of the grounds (usually included with inclusive tickets) will also run for free throughout the weekend. Access to the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison, and Magna Carta Vault is be general admission.

Free Rides on Lincoln’s Open-Top Bus
Take a ride on Lincoln’s open-top bus for free to get the best overview of Lincoln in the city – all in under one hour.
Tickets for the top deck are now sold out; bottom-deck places will be offered first-come first-serve on the day. Unclaimed top-deck tickets will also be offered on the day so arrive early to get the best spot!

Other highlights include:
• Lincoln Longwool sheep and spinning demonstrations at Cogglesford Watermill;
• Free entry to the Medieval Bishops’ Palace as they re-open after conservation work;
• The chance to meet the Mayor of Lincoln and Civic Party at Lincoln Guildhall.

For more information, please see VISIT LINCOLN

To take advantage of these great free activities and attractions, why not make a weekend of it and come and stay at Rural Roosts! Check out our latest availability and get yourselves booked in for either a short break or weeks holiday in a lovely self-catering pine lodge in the countryside (just a 15 minute drive to Lincoln).

 

 

New Fencing and Roadway

We have been continuing with the ongoing maintenance during the winter months, we have just completed the new fencing around Swan Lodge, Teal Lodge and Lapwing Lodge, which now means all our lodges have fully enclosed decked areas. We are a dog friendly venue and welcome children of all ages, so we hope these new improvements will allow guests bringing young children or dogs peace of mind, especially when on holiday during the summer months when they may wish to have the doors open. The gates can also be left open giving a clear, beautiful view of the lake.

 

Today, we have been re-surfacing the entrance from the road and the roadway around the lodges, its all looking very smart and we hope the improvements will be enjoyed by all who visit Rural Roosts!

Annual Photo Competition

Rural Roosts Pine Lodges Photo Competition Winner

 

WHERE’S WALLY?! Taken from around our beautiful Pine Lodges in the heart of Lincolnshire

pine lodges

Our photo competition winner is Ash Earl, with his great photo called ‘Where’s Wally?!’ (you need to look closely!).

We will be sending Ash a lovely hamper full of Lincolnshire goodies.

Please do keep sending them in, who knows, you may be the lucky winner next year!

Its great to see all the photos our guests post on the Gallery Page on our website, of things they have enjoyed doing and seeing during their self catering holidays here at Rural Roosts.

You can go on the Gallery Page to see all the photos around the Pine Lodges, even though the photos are displayed as thumbnails, its good to click on the photos to see them larger and scroll through them that way.

Please click on the following link to go to our Gallery Page 

Winter Wonderland!

snow covered lodges

The last week has been interesting, very challenging, and at times just beautiful! The snow started with us on Tuesday, by Wednesday we had had at least 4 inches and all local schools were cancelled. The snow continued throughout the day and here in our small village of Stainfield, the local roads became impassible at times. Tim had to come to the rescue on several occasions, helping people who had got stuck in the snow, also doing a trip to the shop for those who couldn’t get through. We had some guests arrive on the Wednesday who couldn’t depart on Friday due to the weather, so needed to stay an extra night, other guests had to postpone weekend as they were unable to get through. Some guests did make it on the Friday and were able to enjoy a very snowy Rural Roosts!

The main challenge for us has been keeping the animals fed and watered, with the icy wind and snow, the water troughs both in the fields and in the shed have been getting constantly frozen so many trips have been made back and forwards with boiling kettles and flasks of hot water! We had 2 new arrivals during last week, two little bull calves were born (luckily in the shed!), both calves are doing great.

Now here we are on Monday morning, doing the changeovers and the snow has nearly gone! The sun is out and its actually quite warm….the last few days are starting to feel like a dream! Hopefully, spring is on the way…we have a few lodges still available for short breaks and weekly holidays during March and April, it can be a lovely time of year to come as everything is starting to green up and the bulbs and blossom begin to appear. We offer special discounts for any last minute availability within the next 2 weeks, so if you fancy escaping to the countryside, recharging your batteries and enjoying a relaxing retreat, please check out our latest availability by clicking the following link AVAILABILITY

We hope to welcome you to Rural Roosts soon!

Farmers Markets in Lincoln

Just a 15 minute drive from Rural Roosts, you can find a conveniently located farmers markets on Lincoln’s city’s buzzing High Street, offering fresh and local food.

If you want an intimate market that offers one-to-one advice, as well as locally sourced produce, then look no further.

Take a break from the expanse of retail shops, and get back to nature’s wholesome produce, with the most convenient of Lincoln City Centre’s Farmers’ Markets.

Farmers’ markets aren’t just a source of local organic produce, they’re also a great day out for the whole family. With stalls offering beyond just fresh ingredients: there are cakes, treats and snacks available to enjoy; and the local attractions can be visited too – much more than just your average trip to the supermarket.

You can find a farmers’ market:

  • On High Street every Friday of the month
  • On Castle Hill on the third Saturday of each month.
  • 9 am – 4 pm

Farmers' Market Cheese Stall

Courtesy of VisitLincoln

Farm Update…

Hereford cattle

As guests who have visited Rural Roosts may already know, we have a herd of Hereford cattle. We have slowly been increasing the herd and now (including the calves) have around 70 cattle on the farm. We have had a total of 12 calves born during this winter so far, 6 cows are still due to calve Feb / March time. Guests can walk to the shed where the youngest calves are being kept out the cold with their mothers, the cows due to calve are also kept in the shed at the moment so we can keep a close eye on them.

The calving season has gone pretty well so far, we had one set of twins early on, mostly the cows just have one calf. With eager help from our children, we had to hand rear one calf as its mother was unable to feed her, we named her ‘Twinkle’! She took to the bottle quickly, we then got her drinking out a bucket and she soon started to nibble some food and hay too. Eventually she weaned herself off the milk and we were able to move her (in the little trailer you can see in the photo above) to the big shed where she now enjoys playing with the rest of the calves. She always come for a fuss when we are in the shed, here is a guest who recently uploaded a selfie onto our website gallery page, of Twinkle giving her a quick kiss! 

As the weather improves we have been able to let some of the cattle out, its lovely to see them out in the sunshine.

We rent some of our grazing land to a local farmer with sheep. The flock of 200 are now in lamb, so will be returning to their home farm for the lambing period, then hopefully some will return when they are old enough – its always lovely to see the sheep around the farm.

We have lots of farm walks for our holiday guests to use whilst staying in the lodges, so people can enjoy seeing the farm animals as well as all the wildlife around the lodges and surrounding farmland on their walks.

For families wanting to explore a bit further afield, we are less than a 10 minute drive to Rand Farm Park – a great day out to see a huge range of animals, plus indoor and outdoor play equipment to enjoy whatever your age! Over the February half term you can maybe see some lambs being born at Rand Farm and enjoy helping with the bottle feeding. We are also very close to Woodside Wildlife Park with its huge tropical paradise and lots of animals ranging from racoons to reptiles, wolves to cheeky monkeys (to name but a few!).

Guests can upload their favourite photos of their time spent at Rural Roosts onto our website Gallery page, its a great place for viewing photos of what our guests see and  have enjoyed during their holiday. We hold an annual competition, the best photo is selected and the winner receives a lovely hamper of Lincolnshire goodies delivered straight to their door. We are in the process of selecting this years winner, so will keep you posted as to who it will be!

Rural Roosts is a great place to come to relish in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and the great outdoors, so if you haven’t already booked for your self catering pine lodge break this year, please don’t delay – click the link and check out our availability on the Rural Roosts website. You can also email me katie@ruralroosts.co.uk if you have any questions or queries. We do hope you will be able to join us for a holiday here at Rural Roosts soon!

My Personal Sanctuary

Guests coming to stay at Rural Roosts on a self catering break in our holiday lodges, in Lincolnshire can pre-book some lovely treatments with ‘My Personal Sanctuary’. They are offering an early bird discount of bookings made before end Feb for any date in 2018, so if you already have a booking with us or are planning a self catering break, why not treat yourself or a loved one to a bit of extra special, indulgent pampering during your holiday!
My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality treatments carried out in the comfort of your lodge.
Your treatments are carried out by our carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. Using heated day beds and lovely fresh products the therapists offer a range of treatments from warming deep tissue massage, replenishing facials, hand & feet treats, to holistic full body journeys. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay!

Book a treatment package* between 1st Jan & 28th Feb for any date in 2018 to receive a huge discount of £30! 

To book quote JD2018

Visit www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk

Call 01625 540 557

Email enquiries@mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk

*Exclusions apply including the 1 hour package. To view these, visit the T&C’s on our website.  All bookings are subject to availability and the offer is valid for treatment dates between 1st Jan-31st Dec 2018. Secure your booking with a non-refundable £25 deposit per therapist required.

 With the madness of Christmas out of the way, it’s time to re-energise, rejuvenate and prepare. 

Taking the time to invest in self-care and wellbeing will ensure you glow inside and out, and what better way to get a head start by booking a treatment package with one of our professional therapists.