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Canal Farm offers three comfortable self-catering cottages, each with it’s own private courtyard area that have been created by the sympathetic conversion of traditional farm buildings.  They are located in the small hamlet of Austen Fen, on the banks of the Louth Canal.

Canal Farm cottages offer a pleasant setting for a peaceful break – with lovely views over open countryside to the Lincolnshire Wolds and the majestic spire of St James Church in Louth, just a few miles away.

Accommodation Details for all Cottages

  • Well equipped for self-catering
  • On-site fishing lake free for guests
  • Tourist and local information provided
  • Digital TV and DVD players
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Barb-b-que and outside furniture
  • Off-road parking and bicycle lock-up
  • Grassy area where children can play safely.
  • Well behaved pets welcome (£20 per pet)
  • Heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included.
  • Freezer available for guests use in communal area.
  • Supermarkets will deliver to Canal Farm Cottages.
  • Oil fired central heating

Barn Owl

Sleeps 4/5

Barn Owl is our largest cottage offering 4 star self-catering accommodation for 4/5 people. This holiday home can comfortably accommodate a family, but a couple would also find it a cosy retreat.

Barn Owl is our largest cottage, converted from a traditional barn, accommodating 4/5 people.  Richard has a collection of old farming tools on display, so visitors get a real feel of the buildings agricultural heritage.

The accommodation comprises of a well-equipped galley kitchen, with an electric oven, microwave and fridge.  The open plan dining and lounge are is spacious and comfortable.  The bathroom on the ground floor is roomy with a bath and shower.

The beautiful spiral staircase leads to the first floor mezzanine, where there is a double bedroom, with a partitioned area where a further single bed can be provided.  There is also a twin bedroom and toilet on this level.

There is a private patio in front of Barn Owl with garden furniture with a lovely view to the Lincolnshire Wolds.  There is ample car parking next to the cottage.


Sleeps 4

Kingfisher has been sympathetically converted from a traditional redbricked and pantiled farm building, with original beams giving the cottage charm and character.

Kingfisher accommodates up to 4 people and with original beams is a cottage of charm and character.

It is a single storey cottage with double doors and no steps up to the entrance, so perfect for guests with limited mobility.

The cottage benefits from an enclosed patio where guests can relax, and has a private parking space.

The internal accommodation comprises of two bedrooms, one twin and one double, a spacious bathroom with both bath and wet floor shower.  There is a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven, microwave and dining area.   The lounge area has comfortable seating and is perfect for chilling out!


Sleeps 2/4

Ticklepenny cottage now offers 4 star self-catering accommodation for two/four people. This is our smallest holiday let, and is single storey so is suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Ticklepenny is our smallest cottage and accommodates 2/4 people; it is single storey and is suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The cottage takes it’s name from the romantic sounding ”Ticklepenny Lock” on the Louth Navigation Canal, and the waterway can be seen out of the window at the back of the holiday home.

The holiday accommodation comprises of a well-equipped galley kitchen with an electric oven and microwave.  The dining and lounge area is an L shaped room with digital television and DVD player.  The lounge has a stylish, comfortable leather corner sofa so that our guests can put up their feet and relax.

The sleeping area is a large L shaped bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.  There is a double bed, and two singles can be made up to provide comfortable extra sleeping accommodation for a family.

There is a private courtyard in front of Ticklepenny, with a secure parking space.


Canal Farm Cottages welcome well behaved pets. Lots of opportunities for lovely walks along the canal, on the nearby sandy secluded beaches and marsh and around our fishing lake. There is a charge of £20 per pet.

Things to do

Canal Farm has on-site fishing lake for guests use. Ideal base for walkers, cyclists nature lovers with nearby Lincolnshire Wolds and Coast. Lincoln, Hull and York within easy reach for day trips. Visit lovely Georgian Louth and it’s bustling market.