Masondale Cottage & the Lincolnshire Wolds - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Masondale Cottage sits at the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds with unrivalled panoramic views of the Vale of Ancholme looking across to the Lincoln Edge or "Cliff" as it is known locally, with Lincoln Cathedral prominent on the horizon.

Absolutely "away from it all" the cottage is situated within Otby Farm, which is close to the villages of Walesby and Tealby (noted as one of prettiest villages in the county) and the market towns of Louth and Market Rasen (with its Race Course) are nearby. A public footpath that very soon joins the Viking Way passes through the farm.

Four Star self-catering maintained.

The location of this house is excellent, and the accommodation is very spacious, and bathrooms are provided for each bedroom. A really great property offering a quiet and private location, and excellent views over the Wolds. Great walking and biking countryside on the doorstep.

September 2019

We’ve recently been looking back at our records and realised that on 17th September 2019 Masondale Cottage will have been open for 10 years! As a happy coincidence our first ever guests from 2009 have booked in a return visit.

The cottage has been through a few coats of paint, carpets and curtains in that time but our commitment for a peaceful and restful stay in the Lincolnshire Wolds has always remained the same. The largest addition has been the installation of our new hot tub helping our guests to soak in the wonderful views from the cottage patio.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming more guests over the next 10 years.

What is there to do? (see main menu for much more information)


Lincoln is a historic city with museums, art galleries, shops and restaurants. The Brayford pool has numerous bars and restaurants and the old quarter of the city (including Steep Hill) has a fascinating mix of architecture from the ancient and modern.

Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around.

Hemswell Antiques Centre

The largest antiques centre in Europe... brings together Europe's largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antiques, collectables and antique furniture. Within three separate buildings you will find around 300 display areas, which will keep you enthralled for hours


Trout Fishing – Otby Lake is set in a very peaceful location. It covers 6 acres and lies in a traditionally grazed Wolds valley. There is a comfortable boat house/lodge and the setting and seclusion compare with any of the well-known ‘outdoor areas’. The lake is run as a day-ticket fishery. Guests may take advantage of this facility, including the use of a boat, at a cost of £10 per day on a catch and release basis. Fish may be taken at a cost of £3.50 per fish. Equipment is available for hire.

Tennis - the Tennis Court at Otby House is available at all reasonable times by arrangement with the owners. The court can be floodlit. Guests need to bring their own equipment.

Walking - a public footpath that very soon joins the Viking Way as well as other local footpaths passes through the farm. The Wolds Countryside Service, based at Louth, organises an annual walking festival each May around this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.