Self-catering holidays in Doddington are perfect for exploring the low hills and rugged fens of Lincolnshire. Doddington is a small village in the unspoiled North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, surrounded by peaceful moors and farmland, five miles west of the city of Lincoln. Take a stroll from your holiday cottage in Doddington and you will discover a traditional Lincolnshire community which time seems to have forgotten. In the heart of the village, the graceful parish church of St Peter overlooks the tree-lined Main Street. Next door, Doddington Hall and Gardens are not to be missed. This magnificent Elizabethan mansion has a unique collection of antique furniture and is surrounded by stunning walled gardens. It has an award-winning farm shop where you can pick up the finest local produce from the surrounding fields, including sausages, game and homemade pork pies. There is also a lovely café where you can enjoy freshly baked cakes, and a renowned restaurant, showcasing the estate’s fresh kitchen garden produce and grass-fed Lincolnshire beef.

Doddington is surrounded by gently rolling hills and farmland, strewn with old windmills and crisscrossed by footpaths, where you can walk for miles with only the sound of birds in the hedgerows for company. A stone’s throw from Doddington holiday cottages, the city of Lincoln has one of the region’s most impressive medieval cathedrals. The city centre’s narrow streets are home to a wonderful variety of independent shops and eateries. Head to the Cathedral Quarter for stylish boutiques and cafes before wandering down to Sincil Street and the Central Market to browse the stalls.

Many of Northeast England’s most beautiful destinations are easily reached from Doddington. The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a scenic 45-minute drive away with low, rolling hills, steep limestone valleys and spectacular views towards the North Sea Coast.