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The Imp's Nook, a Beautiful, Bijou, Victorian Cottage in the Bailgate of Lincoln

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom character cottage located in the historic Bailgate area of Lincoln.

The Imp's Nook is a stone throw away from the historical Bailgate area of Lincoln, which is bustling with restaurants, bars, traditional pubs and independent shops and boutiques.

The cottage is approximately 200 years old and still retains some original features, as well as modern luxuries such as a log burning stove, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, WiFi and freeview TV.

It has a courtyard patio, perfect for a bbq on a summer evening and a bicycle shed if you wish to explore Lincolnshire by bike.

The bathroom boasts a full size bath with rainfall shower. There are two double bedrooms, the front bedroom, with Cathedral views has two single beds, with the rear bedroom having a double bed. Both have adequate wardrobe and storage facilities.

The living/dining area boasts a cosy wood burning stove, perfect for those chilly winter nights. Within both areas there is seating for four people, plus an extending dining table and four dining chairs.

The well equipped fitted kitchen boasts a pot butlers sink, five ring gas hob, electric fan oven with extractor above the hob, microwave, kettle and toaster, as well as an integrated fridge with separate mini freezer. It also has an automatic washing machine.

We have lovingly restored the cottage with period portraits, paintings, vintage photographs of Lincolnshire and woven samplers of a bygone period. We have combined modern, luxurious soft furnishings with vintage pieces, which have been restored with a modern twist.

There is free street car parking at the front of and around the cottage.

Please note, due to the age of the property, the staircase is narrow and steep and may be difficult to climb for people with restricted mobility.

More Details

Property Manager
Elizabeth Mann
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Elizabeth Mann

Born and bred in lincolnshire, I studied design at Central Saint Martins and now work locally for a designer maker.

Elizabeth Mann purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Elizabeth Mann chose Lincoln

I chose this cottage because of its proximity to Lincoln's Cathedral, castle and historic Bailgate.


Lincoln Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please note the bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist


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The Imp's Nook, a Beautiful, Bijou, Victorian Cottage in the Bailgate of Lincoln
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Comfy, cosy and well situated

  • 5 of 5

Imps Nook was a very comfortable cottage, very close to the Cathedral and the Castle. It was easy to find parking near the cottage. The cottage itself was well equipped with plenty of storage in the two lovely bedrooms. Being an old cottage the floors were wonderfully wonky and we had great fun trying to keep the drawers closed. There is a fantastic view of the Cathedral from the front bedroom and although you can hear the bells they are not too loud. Unfortunately the weather was not warm enough for us to enjoy the courtyard garden at the rear of the cottage but we made use of the windy conditions to hang our towels out to dry on the clothes line.

Overall, I would recommend Imps Nook to anyone wanting to visit Lincoln (there's plenty to see and do) and the surrounding countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable!

  • 4 of 5

The Imp's Nook is a cute cottage in an ideal location. It is well furnished with all the amenities you need. It is in walking distance of the cathedral, the castle, and the infamous Steep Hill with all of its wonderful shops and restaurants. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Fantastic location, comfortable accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Really easy to navigate Lincoln and visit the cathedral and castle from the Imp’s nook. Only complaint is the stairs which are very steep and narrow. Otherwise we loved our time and would come back next time we are in Lincoln. Also Elizabeth is great to work with and very attentive, which was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic properly to relax in and in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was great for us all to really relax in, with its open plan living space downstairs & good sized bedrooms upstairs. It has all you need! Also it’s in a perfect location, with a very short walk into the lovely cobbled streets of Lincoln. Lots to see & do with restaurants, pubs & tea rooms to enjoy. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and nicely decorated.

  • 4 of 5

The galley kitchen is between the living room and the bathroom, so it's a squeeze when someone is using the kitchen. The stairs are narrow so could present a problem with large suitcases. Everything in the house works properly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Imps Nook Lincoln

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is most quaint and furnished with an eye to detail. It is perfectly positioned for exploring Lincoln city on foot and the surrounding countryside by car or public transport . On street parking was no problem.

The owner is very considerate.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We require 6 weeks or more notice to incur no penalties to cancel your booking.
Cancellations made less then 6 weeks of your check in date will forfeit their deposit taken at time of booking.
Cancellations made within 14 days of your check-in date with forfeit the whole amount of your booking.

Rates are subject to change until the booking deposit has been received and the booking confirmed.
An advanced payment of 50% of the whole rental rate is required to secure your booking. The rest of the booking amount is due 6 weeks prior to your check-in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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