20-28 MAY
The Hall & Gardens will be closed for a private event 20-28 May • Our shops, cafés & estate walks will remain open


Staying on the Doddington Estate

Please note that all of our properties are self-check in / check out. The details for each location are sent along with the confirmation details.

Standard check-in time for all properties is 4pm and check out is 10am.

Keys are kept in silver key boxes which can be found on the exterior wall, covered in a black case.

Please note if you are entering or leaving the estate after 11pm, the gates will be locked. The code for the gate can be found in the welcome pack inside the cottage.

Upon departure please leave the keys in their silver key boxes; you will need to enter the code again in order for the box to be locked.

Doddington Hall is situated on the outskirts of Lincoln, just five miles from the centre of the city. If you are arriving by car, Doddington Hall is six miles West of Lincoln on the B1190. It is signposted from the A46 Newark to Lincoln Road. It is also signposted from the A57 between the A1 and Lincoln. Doddington Hall has exclusive, complimentary parking. 

If you are travelling by train Doddington is 20 minutes from Newark Northgate and

Lincoln stations, and 40 minutes from Retford station. If you arrive by train to Lincoln Central Station or Newark Northgate Station you can get to Doddington Hall by taxi. We can give you a list of taxi numbers so please just ask.

By Bicycle Doddington has a new cycle track which links Doddington to Lincoln. The route was officially opened by Olympic gold medallist Georgie Twigg MBE, and is named the Georgie Twigg Track. You can try out the new track for yourself when you are here with our range of hire bikes and explore more of Lincoln and the surrounding areas.

Frequently asked questions

Payment can be made by bank transfer or by card via a payment link. At the time of booking we require a 50% deposit. Please note that no booking will be confirmed until a deposit has been received. The full balance is due no less than 2 weeks before the date of arrival. Any booking made with less than 2 weeks of the date of arrival will be required to pay the total balance in full upon booking.

In the event that you need to cancel a confirmed booking, the 50% deposit is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation 2 months before the date 75% of the total cost is payable and if the cancellation is within 4 weeks of the booked date, the full amount is payable. Please ask for our full terms and conditions. The Hall shall not be obliged to credit a forfeited deposit against a future booking.


We will contact you within 5 working days of departure to collect your bank account details, a transfer will be made to you shortly after. Naturally, if there are any damages, we will contact you to discuss.

Standard check-in time for all properties is 4pm and check out is 10am.

(E.g. for food deliveries)

All cottages are provided with a welcome package with tea, coffee, filter coffee, fresh milk, fresh bread and biscuits. However, we do also have an award-winning Farm Shop for you to buy all your necessities. Opening times are Monday-Saturday 9am–5pm and Sunday 10am–4pm. Alternatively, if you do want to order a food supermarket delivery the postal addresses are as follows;

• Holly Farm, Main Street, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RT

• Shakespeare Cottage (Holly Farm), Main Street, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RT

• Brewhouse, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RU

• Grange Farm, Black Lane, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RZ

All accommodation has its own allocated parking spaces, so there’s plenty of parking for guests.

Dogs are welcome in our pet-friendly Holiday Cottage, Holly Farm only. All dogs are charged at £30 per dog per stay, payable at the time of booking and non-refundable. Please see our Pet Policy.

Well-behaved pooches are welcome in our Country Clothing and Doddington at Home store for a spot of retail therapy and are also welcome in the outside area of our Café and inside our Coffee Shop, where water bowls are available for a refreshing drink. FIND OUT MORE

We have a high chair and a travel cot available in each cottage – but we kindly ask that you supply the bedding.

The price includes gas, electricity, wood for the wood burners (in winter only, if applicable), bed linen, 1 set of towels for each guest and tea towels. Also, you’ll find

washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll and tin foil provided too. All Tailor Rooms are provided with tea and coffee making facilities.

To cut down on waste and in line with our sustainability ethos, we do not provide toiletries so please bring your own soap and shower/hair products.

If you require extra towels or a change of bed linen during your stay, please do ask and we will let you know the extra cost for this.

No – Please be aware that smoking is not permitted in any of the properties.

We do not have any properties which we can formally class as ‘suitable for disabled guests’. However, Shakespeare Cottage does have a downstairs twin bedroom with ensuite wet room attached.

Yes, all properties have LCD televisions.

Yes, all properties have wireless broadband.

The Doddington Estate has a much-loved family home, five acres of gardens and beautiful walks, all to explore and on your ‘doorstep’. If that isn’t enough, our shops are open seven days a week and stock a wide range of beautiful products inspired both by our passion for local and seasonal produce, along with our love of the finer things in life. FIND OUT MORE

Doddington is only six miles from the beautiful, historic cathedral city of Lincoln, one of England’s finest cathedral cities; boasting magnificent heritage, the award-winning Steep Hill plus year-round events. Take a look at visitlincoln.com to find out about local attractions.