The Forge and Smithy Holiday Cottages

  • “The Smithy is welcoming and warm. We hope to return in the spring”

    November 2015, K's

  • “This is a second home, absolutely love it. We will be back very soon”

    November 2015, R&J Staffs

  • “Another lovely visit in a delightful cottage, we feel so at home. Thank you for everything”

    October 2015, A&P Whiting

  • “Another lovely visit”

    October 2015, B&D C Surrey

  • “Another fantastic holiday. Can ’t wait until 2016”

    September 2015, S&J T Southport

  • “A lovely week, only one day wet”

    September 2015, J&H Chelmsford

  • “Another excellent week, thanks”

    September 2015, R&I Essex

  • “We had a lovely stay in the Forge despite the weather. Thanks to Alan and Johanne”

    September 2015, The B’s West Yorkshire

  • “My second home gets better”

    September 2015, I York

  • “Our first stay in this delightful cottage. Would recommend to anyone”

    September 2015, D&J Colchester

  • “Thank you for a lovely week Alan and Johanne”

    September 2015, The H’s Guisborough and South Milford

  • “A lovely week. It was wonderful”

    August 2015, R&J Staffs

  • “Another perfect week”

    August 2015, G&B Sheffield

  • “Loved our stay in the Smithy but the best part was the planes”

    July 2015, P&J T Chesterfield

  • “It’s now getting like leaving home to go home – another fab time thanks”

    July 2015, I York

  • “Great week”

    July 2015, C&L G Lancaster

  • “Another super week, weather Marchvellous, thanks for everything”

    July 2015, B&G Sheffield

  • “This has been a fantastic week. The cottage was clean, bright and well equipped and very comfortable. Alan and Johanne have been amazing hosts”

    July 2015, D, K, H & C Cambridge

  • “Another lovely few days in this lovely part of Lincolnshire”

    June 2015, J&G K

  • “A lovely holiday, the cottage very comfortable and one of the cleanest”

    June 2015, J&P W Sussex

  • “Our sincere thanks for the outstanding accommodation – a wonderful holiday”

    June 2015, S&J L Southport

  • “A lovely cottage, great location”

    June 2015, L family Hants

  • “Another great week, so relaxing”

    May 2015, B&S

  • “We love it here”

    May 2015, D&B C Londo

  • “Another delightful return visit. A truly restful few days in this “immaculate home””

    May 2015, P, E & C

  • “Our first visit and hope it won’t be our last. Super hosts and wonderful accommodation”

    May 2015, The H’s

  • “As an aircraft enthusiast this is heaven!. Thank you Johanne – well done!”

    May 2015, I York

  • “The Smithy is delightful, you have thought of everything to make our visit so enjoyable and welcoming. We’ll return”

    April 2015, A&P Cambridge

  • “Another excellent week”

    April 2015, thanks R&I

  • “Very comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Lovely surroundings. Johanne and Alan are excellent hosts”

    April 2015, J&J Scotland

  • “6th visit, looking forward to 7th – Perfect as always”

    March 2015, B&G Sheffield

  • “Another fast but very enjoyable stay”

    March 2015, thanks – P&M

  • “Lovely cottage and location - exceeded our expectations! Loved extra touches - a truly comfortable stay - would certainly return and recommend.”

    Feb 2015, L, J, L & A Derbyshire

  • “Had a truly wonderful stay, did not want to go home. Beautiful cottage with everything you could need. We are sure to return. Thank you”

    Feb 2015, T, N, J & C Kent

  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay in the best cottage I have seen in Lincolnshire, we enjoyed our stay and will be back again”

    March 2014, S, A & J Saudi Arabia

  • “Third visit this year, it’s addictive. Thanks Johanne”

    September 2014, I York

  • “First class accommodation, very clean and well equipped and comfortable, perfect base to explore Lincolnshire. Johanne and Alan were great hosts – thanks”

    September 2014, J&I Oxon

  • “Another great week, really enjoyed seeing the Lancasters.”

    September 2014, R&I Essex

  • “Another relaxing stay – thanks”

    September 2014, F, I & H Leyland

  • “Yet another marvellous stay Thank you so much”

    August 2014, B&G Sheffield

  • “Another great week. Thank you. See you again soon”

    August 2014, B&S Essex

  • “We had a lovely time, the cottage is perfect and extremely nice owners, Many Thanks”

    August 2014, The S’s Saudi Arabia

  • “Great welcome, Smithy very comfortable, splendid weather. Should have booked a fortnight”

    August 2014, S&B Wirral

  • “Lovely location and had a relaxing time in your sweet cottage – Thank you”

    July 2014, Mr & Mrs H, East Sussex

  • “Another great stay in our favourite place – thanks to Johanne and Alan”

    July 2014, L&C Lancaster

  • “Immaculate, cosy accommodation – Perfect!”

    June 2014, E&D Kent

  • “Couldn’t keep away – a Super time!”

    June 2014, I York

  • “Thank you for your care to provide this lovely Smithy cottage”

    June 2014, M&D

  • “Everything you need and more Thank you Johanne and Alan”

    May 2014, I&M York

  • “Another lovely week – many thanks”

    May 2014, J&R Staffs

  • “The cottage is perfect. Had a really nice stay the Forge is a really nice cottage Thank you”

    May 2014, The S’s Canterbury

  • “Had a wonderful time, great to be back”

    April 2014, The G family, London

  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay in the best cottage I have seen in Lincolnshire, we enjoyed our stay and will be back again”

    March 2014, S, A & J Saudi Arabia

  • “A warm and welcome and very enjoyable stay”

    March 2014, B&S Norfolk

  • “Lovely holiday, see you soon”

    March 2014, B&G Sheffield

  • “Another great weekend and a lovely welcome. It’s like home from home”

    November 2013, J&G East Leake

  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay in the best cottage I have seen in Lincolnshire, we enjoyed our stay and will be back again”

    October 2013, S, A & J Saudi Arabia

  • “What a lovely cottage a lovely relaxing week”

    October 2013, B Family

  • “A lovely cottage lots to see and do. A really relaxing week hope to visit again”

    September 2013, F, I & H

  • “We had a lovely relaxing week yet again. And thank you for the welcome basket”

    September 2013, B&G Sheffield

  • “Like a second family. Thanks for making me feel so welcome. Definitely friends not strangers. See you again soon”

    August 2013, Mac Hereford

  • “Thank you for a wonderful week in a beautiful cottage”

    August 2013, C&G Sheffield

  • “I really enjoyed my stay at the Forge it is so big. and so cool. I had a lot of fun staying here. The rooms are great. This is our third time staying at the Forge. I like it here. I travelled all the way from Hong Kong”

    July 2013, the S children from Hong Kong

  • “Johanne you have a beautiful cottage. We had an awesome time. Thank you for your welcoming smile and chat”

    June 2013, R&S Canada

  • “Marvellous as usual – see you soon – thank you again”

    June 2013, B&G Sheffield

  • “A third lovely visit – Thank you”

    June 2013, L&C Lancaster

  • “A lovely, sunny cottage in a great location. We’ve had lots of fun. Thank you Johanne for making us feel so welcome”

    June 2013, J&S Canada

  • “A very pleasant stay Thank you very much. Battle of Britain interesting and watching the planes fantastic – Thank you very much”

    May 2013, T, J, N & T Derbyshire

  • “Another beautiful week, accommodation great as always Thank you”

    May 2013, R&J Staffs

  • “A really lovely, comfortable cottage with everything we needed – thanks very much for the welcome basket. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week but it wasn’t long enough. We must come back”

    May 2013, M&K Essex

  • “Yet another excellent stay in our favourite Lincolnshire cottage. We will be back”

    March 2013, B&G Sheffield

  • “Thanks for making our Christmas special. This is a great place to stay”

    December 2012, J&L Cornwall

  • “Excellent welcome, enjoyed our stay, cottage lovely”

    December 2012, S&G Lincoln

  • “Beautiful, clean accommodation, lovely setting, friendly greeting, warm and cosy cottage”

    November 2012, S&H Kent

  • “What a lovely cottage so clean and comfortable. Everything we needed and some lovely touches. Our first visit to Lincolnshire and lots to do”

    September 2012, G&J Devon

  • “Excellent home Top Marks. Thank you for the welcome basket”

    September 2012, A&J Notts

  • “Perfect weather, perfect accommodation, Perfect holiday – Thank you Johanne and Alan”

    September 2012, R&J Staffs

  • “A beautiful and comfortable cottage – we loved spending time here relaxing, soaking up the silence enjoying the views …..Too short a stay”

    August 2012, P&E/T&C London

  • “Had a chilled and restful time. Lovely place Brilliant C U Soon!”

    July 2012, D&D York

  • “Another marvellous week here Thanks again for everything”

    June 2012, G&B S Yorks

  • “We have had a lovely week here in the beautiful little Smithy – you both work hard to keep the property perfect – Johanne and Alan – First Class”

    June 2012, J&E W Sussex

  • “Beautiful cottage, made a great base for exploring. A lovely welcome basket. All the touches made all the difference. We really enjoyed our holiday”

    June 2012, J&S Herefordshire

  • “Really enjoyed our stay, lovely and peaceful”

    May 2012, B&S Essex

  • “A cottage to a very high standard”

    May 2012, L&P N Yorks

  • “Excellent cottage one of the best equipped we’ve stayed in”

    May 2012, B&J N Yorks

  • “Thank you for a lovely week in the cottage. Everything we wanted. We enjoyed everything”

    April 2012, S,L&B Preston

  • “Thanks again for a lovely holiday. You make us very welcome. See you again”

    March 2012, J&L Cornwall

  • “Never fails to impress – we will be back again”

    March 2012, B&G Sheffield

  • “All had a lovely time, kids loved it, will be back!”

    February 2012, P&D Lincs

  • “We had a lovely time what a wonderful place to stay. Owners very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend and come back”

    February 2012, W&N Lincs

  • “Thank you for our stay over Christmas. Superb cottage”

    December 2011, P&M/L&A Yorks

  • “Thank you for a lovely welcome, we have enjoyed our stay, see you again in Mar”

    November 2011, J&L Cornwall

  • “Thank you Johanne for a super stay, the Forge is superb, we loved it”

    October 2011, Laws family W Midlands

  • “Really lovely place to stay, so peaceful – will see you again very soon”

    September 2011, A&S Norfolk

  • “Fabulous, quiet and restful location – The Smithy is superb!”

    August 2011, D&D York

  • “Such a beautiful and tranquil place”

    April 2010, T&G Preston

  • “Thank you Johanne, the cottage and all of the personal touches were lovely. We have had a great week. Hopefully see you again soon”

    April 2010, S Bognor R

  • “A wonderful week looking forward to returning”

    September 2009, R&I

  • “Had a lovely time on our second visit to the Forge – cottage is very comfortable and our boys had a lovely time. Alan and Johanne are very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend a visit. See you next year”

    August 2009, H family

  • “Excellent cottage with lots to do locally and further afield. Thank you to Johanne and Alan for their help at the start of the week. Would definitely come back”

    May 2009, J, C, G & J

  • “Lovely cottage – an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy all that the surrounding has to  offer. Had a fantastic time – will be back”

    November 2008, I and family, North Somerset

  • “Fantastic cottage. We really enjoyed the area especially the Typhoons flying past and the quiet surroundings which are so different from the hustle and bustle of ours. Thank you hope to see you again”

    August 2008, The M’s, R’s and G’s Kent, Yorkshire and Devon

  • “Lovely cottage, beautiful part of the country”

    April 2008, The R’s, Northampton



Pleasant, comfortable and restful surroundings which will provide a memorable and enjoyable stay.

Set in a lovely rural location, the Forge and Smithy offer a relaxing country holiday in Lincolnshire. These newly refurbished and fully equipped detached cottages, with their own enclosed gardens and parking area make them an idealic restful retreat.

The Forge and Smithy are situated in the Lincolnshire countryside between Coningsby (4 miles) and the historic market towns of Boston (10 miles) and Horncastle (9 miles).

Whether you wish to sight see, get back to nature, take in the culture of the area, visit beaches, pleasure facilities and arcades or simply rest and recuperate, the Forge and Smithy offer you an ideal central base which will assist you to explore the widespread variety of Lincolnshire.

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Address & Location

Chapel Road, Tumby Woodside,
Nr. Coningsby,
Lincolnshire PE22 7SP.
Telephone:01526 342943

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The Forge Holiday Cottage

This recently refurbished country cottage offers both modern conveniences whilst still retaining its traditional features.

The Forge offers an open-plan kitchen/dining room which is well equipped...

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The Smithy Holiday Cottage

Part of Forge Holiday Letting, The Smithy is a quaint, traditionally styled and fully equipped holiday cottage which sleeps two.

It has recently been tastefully and sensitively fully refurbished and modernised...

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