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Maycroft Cottage Gallery
Just some of the scenes you will see and experience
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Hanthorpe
    Entering Hanthorpe from the A15, journey's end, only 80 yards to go now.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery:House Sign
    You have arrived when you see this sign. A hot or cold beverage is only minutes way.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Maycroft Cottage
    Maycroft Cottage was built in 1997 and was bought by the current owners in September 2001. Looks from the outside are somewhat deceiving as visitors are surprised on entering what many have describe as the Tardis. the perfect place to relax and enjoy that well deserved break. Don't take our word for it. Come see for yourself and experience the tranquility that this location offers.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: South Sun Porch
    The South Sun Porch was completed in the spring of 2008. Guests can sit and browse the variety of information literature, or (weather permitting) just relax and enjoy the view and tranquility in warmth of the sunshine.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Your Hosts
    Margaret and Gordon offer you a warm friendly welcome and make you feel at ease right from the start. You will be treated as they themselves would like to be treated if roles were reversed. Attention to detail is obvious from the moment you arrive, with nothing being too much trouble. They have a good knowledge of the locality and if by chance they cannot answer your question they will know of someone who can.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: The Garden
    The rear garden is secluded and enclosed. During the summer months (weather permitting) garden furniture is available and guests can relax and enjoy the abundance of birdlife during the summer evenings.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Spring flower garden
    Margaret is the head gardener, and as the garden changes with the seasons so does the colour scheme of the variety of cultivated plants and wild flowers found therein. During the long warm summer evenings it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a long cool drink.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Grey Squirrel
    Both Margaret and Gordon are members of the RSPB and encourage the variety of birdlife that visits the garden from the tiny wren to the sparrowhawke, which on occasions sits on top of the trellis. The Sky overhead is a picture of aerial displays from swallows, housemartins, swifts, etc. Red Kites and Buzzards can often be seen gliding on invisible thermals and herons lumber over the rooftops. Pheasants, partridges and woodpigeons all are visitors to the garden including this cheeky squirrel performing acrobatic stunts whist raiding the nuts.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Dining Room
    Breakfast is served in the dining room between 7am and 8.30am weekdays and till 9am at weekends. Earlier times can be arranged if needed. Breakfast is substantial, consisting of choices of fresh fruit, orange juice, grapefruit juice, grapefruit segments, choice of cereals, porridge, yoghurt. Then Traditional English breakfast of bacon,sausage, fried egg, fresh tomatoes,mushrooms, baked beans and black pudding. Poached or scrambled eggs on toast, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Plain/cheese or mushroom omlette. Toast (home made bread) with marmalade jams or honey, crumpets. A variety of teas and filtered Coffee's. Where possible we use local produce. Special diets and food allergies are catered for.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Double Room
    The 2 bedrooms at Maycroft Cottage are a double and twin room which also accommodate the single guest and are furnished to a high standard with good quality beds and bedding. Perfect for that good nights sleep. Digital TV, dvd player,hairdryer and extensive hospitality tray are provided. The private bathroom for the sole use of guests is of high quality with shower and bath. Quality bathrobes, towels and complimentary toiletries are provided.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Rainbow
    This photograph of a rainbow was taken from the front drive of Maycroft Cottage. look closely to the right and the formation of a second rainbow can be seen. Double rainbows are a common sight in the right weather conditions, not for nothing is Lincolnshire known as the Big Sky County, as the skyscapes are spectacular and of special interest to artists and photographers alike.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Sunset
    Another example of a Lincolnshire Skyscape taken again from the front drive. The silhouetted treeline runs alongside the public footpath which takes visitors into Bourne Woods. One of the oldest woodlands in the country, where deer and other wildlife can be observed..
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Gathering the Harvest
    The adjacent field opposite is constantly changing with the different varieties of crops planted each year. As the seasons change so does the view and the wildlife that visits the field, from deer, foxes, rabbits. hares and the many species of birds which flock and follow the plough at certain time of the year to feed. Our sun porch offers a great view to observe this natural passing of wildlife.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: George Hamilton IV
    Guests at Maycroft Cottage have been numerous and several well known names from the music industry have stayed here. In 2009 we had the honour of accommodating George Hamilton IV, known throughout the world as the "International Ambassador for Country Music", who performed at a live concert within the village and treated a foot tapping audience to his past hit songs of "Abilene" "Canadian Paciffic" and many more.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Bluebells
    Within walking distance are the woods where visitors can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the ever changing natural views. Woodland walks and picnic area's can be found in numerous woods that dominate this part of Lincolnshire. During late April and Early May, carpets of bluebells can be found as seen in this photograph taken in Gunboro wood.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Early Purple Orchid
    A wide variety of Flora can be observed amongs the hedgerows and roadside verges. Pictured is the Early Purple Orchid (Orchis Mascula) which flowers between April and June. Although nice to see and photograph, visitors are reminded that it is an offence to pick and take wild flowers from the verges and hedgerows.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Poppy Field
    The surrrounding countryside is forever changing and the summer month of June is perhaps the best time to see fields and roadside verges covered in a carpet of red poppies.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Grimsthorpe Castle
    Grimsthorpe Castle is our nearest main vistor attraction with many events for the whole family taking place throughout the year. Explore the castle and grounds. Hire a cycle and take ride a ride on one of the cycle trails throughout the park. Make a day of your visit and picnic in the grounds, there is lots to see and do.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Grimsthorpe
    Part of the gardens at Grimsthorpe
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: The Reading Room
    The Reading Room at Folkingham is a short drive away and one of the many character picturesque stone villages which are steeped in history and pleasant to visit. Take afternoon tea or visit the many village public houses and sample locally produce fare and a variety of ales, some locally brewed in this part of Lincolnshire.
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Tall Cacti
    Some of the Thousands of Cacti on display at Cactusland
  • Maycroft Cottage Gallery: Small Cacti
    More of the Thousands of Cacti on display at Cactusland
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