The Lincolnshire Wolds
Prepare to be pleasantly surprised for here, Lincolnshire
is not flat and boasts rolling rural peace and charm of a kind that
must have inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson.
This part of the area offers visitors some of the most wonderful countryside
views in the county and is home to a number of good-value places to
This is an excellent area for both walking and cycling with a number
of walks and cycle sign-posted routes.
Set in the peaceful village of Swaby, Jasmine Cottage is only a short
drive to the charming market towns of Alford and Louth
An attractive, busy market town
ten minutes drive from Swaby. The town is probably best known as being
the birthplace of Captain John Smith, whose life was saved by the Indian
Craft Markets and Folk Festivals are held regularly throughout the year,
and here, you can enjoy a range of traditional crafts and street entertainment.
To the east of Alford stands the stunning five-sailed windmill which
is in full working order and open to the public most of the year.
A charming Wolds market town just 15 minutes drive away from Swaby.
This traditional town
has a bustling centre with market days on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
alongside the open-air auction 'on the Stones' every Wednesday afternoon.
There is an excellent variety of local speciality food shops that make
Lincolnshire sausages, plum bread, stuffed chine, and sell Lincolnshire
Poacher Cheese and butter, locally produced fruit, vegetables, fish
and bread. The town is watched over by the breath-taking church of St
James's with its spire soaring to a height of 295 feet, the tallest
parish church in the country. There are many other things to visit in
the town including the Museum, the brand new state-of-the-art Riverhead
Theatre or the multi-screen cinema. This unspoilt town has many connections
with historical events, such as the Lincolnshire Rising, and with those
who have made history including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, famous Poet Laureate
to Queen Victoria.
coast is only 20 minutes from Jasmine Cottage and here you can enjoy
not only the traditional seaside resorts of Skegness and Sutton on Sea,
but also take the opportunity to discover the flora and fauna at the
excellent Gibraltar Point and Saltfleetby /Theddlethorpe National Nature