Things to Do

Things to do in the local area – we even have our own fishing lake

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Fishing Lake

The on site fishing lake is an exclusive facility available free of charge to our cottage guests only and £5.00 per day, or £25.00 per week for those staying on the caravan site. It is positioned just 400 metres from the holiday cottages along a dedicated footpath.

The fish species include common, mirror and crutian carp, bream, roach, rudd, barbel and tench, with the lake now becoming well established, with good sized fish being caught.

There is a small lakeside fishing lodge available for storage of fishing equipment which also can be used for the fisherman´s partner or family to sit and relax and watch the fishing in progress, a picnic table and chairs are provided.

Fun Coast

Lincolnshire Coast

The North Lincolnshire seaside resorts of Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea, which are close to Canal Farm, have wonderful beaches of fine, golden sand.

The area is perfect for a traditional ‘bucket and spade’ family seaside holiday. All the North Lincolnshire resorts have achieved the coveted Blue Flag standard for cleanliness. These resorts have many visitor attractions to keep families entertained, such as leisure pools and promenades – why not hire a beach chalet for a day!

The beach at Theddlethorpe, 10 minute drive from Canal Farm, offers a vast expanse of beautiful golden sand – with no amusements! This beach is a favourite with our family offering peace and solitude away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Occasionally you can see a seal pop up in the shallow water – and the birdlife is amazing. It is a long walk to the sea here, and dog walking is allowed on this beach all year round.

Seal Colony

Donna Brook Nature Reserve

Donna Nook Nature Reserve is one of the best place to see Grey seals (also known as Arctic seals), in the UK. The best time to see them is during November and December,

Canal farm is only 5 miles away from Donna Nook which has one of the most accessible breeding colonies of Grey Seals in the UK. During November and December it is possible to see the seal pups on the sands at close hand – a truly amazing sight!

Donna Nook National Nature Reserve covers more than 10 km (6.25 miles) of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve.

Dunes Reserve

Saltfleet-Theddlethorpe Nature Reserve

This nationally important nature reserve is only 8 miles from Canal Farm and has tidal sand and mud flats, salt and freshwater marshes and sand dunes.

Humber Area

Nature Reserves

The Humber Estuary reserves are a 30 minute drive from Canal Farm, and an exciting place to visit for nature lovers as well as great views of the bridge.

Louth Town

Unspoilt Georgian Town

Louth has lovely small food shops and a bustling market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The refurbished museum is worth a visit.

Our Cottages

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.


Sleeps 4

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


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.