The small village of Martin is located in the North Kestevan district of Lincolnshire, in North England. It lies on the western edge of the fen, near the banks of the River Witham. With a population of less than 800, the village is ideal for visitors who want to experience life in a rural Lincolnshire community. The surrounding countryside is some of the county’s finest, with vast expanses of unspoiled woods, heath and farmland to explore. Rare plants can be found near the village, including swathes of bell heather, tormentil, and climbing corydalis. Take a wander around the village from holiday cottages in Martin and you will discover a peaceful community. There is a graceful church in the heart of the village, where Linwood Road meets High Street. Nearby, the Royal Oak is a welcoming pub serving a variety of Lincolnshire ales and hearty dishes. 

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The Bothy is a quaint romantic cottage situated on Manor House Stables in Martin, Lincolnshire. The award-winning, pet-friendly cottage offers cookery and craft courses plus access to a museum, and features exposed beams, a wood-burning stove and rustic charm as well as a private enclosed garden.

The Hayloft provides guests with unique access to a museum and craft and cookery classes. The award-winning cottage lies in Martin, Lincolnshire and features a lovely sun-trap garden, a copper bateau bath, exposed beams and wood burner, plus space for pets and the promise of romance and relaxation.

Several family-run businesses can be found on the High Street, including a garage and a trophy shop. The neigbouring town of Woodhall Spa is well worth a visit on self-catering holidays in Martin. A five-minute drive eastward from the village, this former spa town is known for its elegant Victorian architecture, and is a designated conservation area thanks to its unique landmarks. The Kinema in the Woods dates back to 1922 and is the UK’s only remaining cinema where back projection is still used. Opened in the thirties, Jubilee Park is a lovely place for a stroll, or a swim in the heated lido. Near the village, there are ancient woodlands of mature oak, beech, birch and Scots pine.

The Viking Way is a long-distance footpath which passes through the town. Walking a stretch of this beautiful route, which runs between Oakham and Rutland, is highly recommended during a stay in a holiday cottage in Martin. Further east, the low, rolling hills and steep, limestone valleys of the Lincolnshire Wolds are a paradise for long walks, horse-riding, wild swimming and wildlife-watching.