Donna Nook

Donna Nook is a lovely little rural community on the east coast. There are acres of sandy beach to explore and easy walking in unspoilt countryside straight from the cottage door. The Lincolnshire Wolds are about 10 miles away and form a backdrop to the country views. You can expect to enjoy big open skies above rural landscapes and spectacular sunsets.

Beacon House land runs adjacent to Donna Nook nature reserve and part of the land is within an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Many "first sightings" of migratory birds are recorded here. There is a grey seal colony which can be seen in the distance all year round basking on the sand banks when they are exposed at low tide.  In late October, November and December the seals come up to the top of the beach to have their pups. For the past 2 years there have been around 1,000 seal pups born each year.

From Beacon Cottage’s private track you can be on the beach within minutes to watch the seals in the pupping season, but be careful, the mothers are very protective when the pups are born. Although cute the pups have very sharp teeth from birth and once the mother seals head back to sea the pups are quite capable of defending themselves.

Welcome to the cottage…

Beacon Holiday Cottage is a recently refurbished luxury detached cottage set in its own grounds with a secluded completely enclosed rear garden of beautiful mature trees that creates a delightful sun-trap. The fully centrally-heated cottage comfortably sleeps 6 with 3 double bedrooms, there is flexibility to sleep up to 8 with a high-quality bed settee in the sitting room.

The cottage is on the edge of Beacon House grounds with 11 private acres including a natural pond to explore and only a very short walk to the beach (2 to 3 minutes) along a private track. There are miles of open sands that can be almost deserted even in the height of summer. The area is rich in wildlife right on the doorstep, you can enjoy bird and seal watching and country walks straight from the door. We have seen muntjac deer feeding on windfall apples in the garden in winter and there are local badger and fox families to look out for - as do the rabbit and hare population.

Accommodation

The cottage sits in its own grounds and is not overlooked. All rooms have lovely views to either the garden or open landscape towards Beacon House. There is safe outdoor parking for several cars.

There are 3 double bedrooms all with TV: 1 double bedded room with full en-suite facilities, 1 double room with king sized bed, 1 twin bedded room with 2 x 3' beds. There is also a double sofa-bed with pocket-sprung mattress in the sitting room that provides optional accommodation for a further 2 guests. All beds have pocket-sprung mattresses and bed linen is provided. The master bathroom has a deep bath with power shower over and ample towels are provided.

The large open plan sitting and dining room has a vaulted ceiling giving a feeling of space and airiness.  There are large comfortable high quality settees and Freeview TV with Blu-ray player. French doors lead out to the patio and garden seating area set against a backdrop of mature trees. There is a wood-burning stove and plenty of logs available from the log store in the garden for the chillier evenings in the spring and autumn if you fancy toasting your toes, although you don't need the wood-burner for heating as the full central heating keeps the cottage nicely cosy.

Inside the front door is an entrance lobby where you can hang coats and store shoes. This leads into the kitchen, fully fitted to the highest standard with fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and electric cooker with induction hob. There is ample crockery, cutlery and glassware for 8 people plus all kitchenware and baking necessities should you need them. We provide basic condiments, sauces, cling-film and foil to avoid you having to bring everything. A welcome bottle of wine and box of chocolates awaits you on arrival.

Outside the rear garden is a true delight, fully enclosed with mature trees including interesting specimen examples...very secluded and private to relax in. The gardens and grounds are very safe for children to play, no traffic to worry about. The beach is 2 minutes away along a private track.