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Lakeside Retreat at Tallington

Bring any number or breed for free to the Lakeside Retreat at Tallington where you will unwind as you enjoy beautiful rural & lakeside views at this all 5 star reviewed stunning peaceful lakeside lodge in a rural setting with enclosed grassed garden, wraparound verandah & spacious sun trap decking.

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⭐️The Perfect Holiday Let⭐️

With an outdoor heated pool, an enormous lake on which to paddleboard, windsurf, or kayak, a jetty from which to fish, a private spacious suntrap on the decking, and a private enclosed grassed garden with patio, the Lakeside Retreat at Tallington holiday rental is the go to dog friendly self catering holiday let for couples, families, and friends.


Luxury 5 ⭐️ Lodge

Perfectly positioned in a stunning peaceful rural location at the top of the largest of the spring water fed lakes at Tallington Lakes in Lincolnshire, with parking for two cars, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Wi-Fi of course and only a short drive from everything you could need for your perfect holiday, the Lakeside Retreat at Tallington holiday let offers the chance to sample a slice of lakeside living.


Tallington Lakes has a limited number of lodges to rent, and the Lakeside Retreat is in demand  - with its far reaching rural views to the back and stunning panoramic lake views to the front, it’s no wonder that Sykes Cottages placed us at position 4 in their ‘best lakeside views’ article!


🛌 A Good Night's Sleep

Visiting as a couple? You will love the king size bed with luxury bedding and en-suite bathroom. The walk in wardrobe is big enough to neatly house all your packing.

More than 2? If you are after a sleeps 4, the second room may be made up as a twin or a double. It has easy access to the second bathroom, which has a walk in shower. It's not a problem to sleep 6 either, thanks to the double metal action sofa bed in the lounge. Both bedrooms have a TV.

All linen, towels and tea towels are included.


🏠 Home from Home

There is off road parking for 2 cars right outside the lodge. Unload your car, and you will soon be impressed with the quality of this contemporary lodge. Designed for all year round living, with double glazed windows, central heating, and super squishy throws, what could be better than watching storm clouds gather across the lake while you are safe and warm inside?


Visiting in summer? You will be glad of the air con as the front of the lodge is a wonderful suntrap. Draw the canopy across, and relax on the quality outside seating before dining al fresco on the patio. Both areas are right on the lake, with huge glass panels on the decking for uninterrupted views. The jetty is accessed via steps, many an hour could be spent fishing from here. Please note that the Retreat does not have a hot tub.


🍽 Living and Dining

With stunning views over the lake, the stylish living space has a large L shaped sofa which incorporates a sofa bed, and a stunning chaise longue. Air conditioning, a 50 inch smart TV and complimentary WIFi all contribute towards this being one of your best holidays. You will delight at the unexpected small touches, such as swan food, a guide to birds, and binoculars.

The Lakeside Retreat has a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, electric oven, gas hob, toaster, microwave, kettle, full sized fridge freezer. The dining table seats 6, but with many pubs and restaurants nearby, you might prefer to dine out. The owner recommends The Whistle Stop pub for evening meals - it’s about 20 minutes walk from the lodge.

Here is a link to a couple of great places for daytime eating:


café - Vine House Farm (vinehousefarmshopcafe.co.uk)




🐶 🐱 Pets Welcome

There is no charge for pets at the Lakeside Retreat. The owner has 4 dogs and 2 cats - she doesn't charge for dogs as she trusts that you will choose the Retreat only if it suits your needs, and that you will look after it. Dogs are allowed on furniture, on the condition that you please provide your own bedding and throws. The kitchen houses a full sized freezer - perfect for storing food if you feed raw food! Outside you will find a warm dog shower, and even shampoo and towels are provided for your pooches.


Dogs may be left unattended by arrangement - the Retreat has 4 crates available for use should you wish to, and it's even possible to arrange a dog sitter if you wish. The enclosed garden was recently enjoyed by 8 chihuahuas so it is safe for teeny dogs. The fencing is rigid screens and wire fencing to 4 feet. There is a dogs on lead rule on site, of course, to protect the wildlife, but here’s a link to a great site that shows local footpaths. The owner has also done a bit of research into this and has left suggestions for walks in the lodge.




There’s also an excellent enclosed field that you might choose to book




🌳 🚗 🚗 Outside

Off road parking for 2 cars is right next to the lodge. Head up 4 steps onto the wraparound verandah, and onto the decking where you can appreciate the huge Lincolnshire sky and the vast lake. Right outside the lodge door is a gate to the garden, which is mainly grass, with a picnic bench on the patio overlooking the lake. Both areas have access to the jetty, via gates. The gates ensure a flexible and safe environment for anyone visiting with dogs or children. The jetty may be used for fishing, or you can launch your own kayaks or paddle boards from here (ask for details). Please note that the Lakeside Retreat at Tallington does not have a hot tub.


☀️ Seasonal On Site Attractions

How about water activities, and land activities, all under the careful guidance of Tallington Lakes Activity Centre? If you don't have your own, the sailing centre is close by - why not take a look at the Tallington Lakes website and look into hiring a kayak or paddle board ? Other water activities are also available, maybe zorbing, banana boat rides, or even wind surfing takes your fancy? There is open water swimming too - see the website for details. The outdoor heated swimming pool is popular with families.


Home - Tallington Lakes Leisure Park - Lincolnshire


🗺 Things To Do Locally

Head out on a short drive - within minutes you will be able to sample local pubs and restaurants, and explore what the beautiful counties of Lincolnshire and Rutland have to offer, from the historic town of Stamford and the pretty surrounding villages to grand attractions such as Burghley House and the stunning Rutland Water with its fabulous Aqua Park! There is a local petting zoo within a short drive, an and indoor swimming pool at Stamford Leisure Centre.


Find out more about Rutland Water Aqua Park




And Burghley House




🍦 Norfolk Coast

It’s even possible to head out for a day out in Norfolk. Heacham has a vast expanse of beach suitable for dogs, and a little further you will find Hunstanton with its sandy beaches. Sheringham and Wells would require an early start, but well worth it and you could be sat on a beach eating ice cream by lunchtime!


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41 Review(s)

Ryan Ward, August 2022

Lovely place, stayed there lots since i have family that live up there.

Paul Dempster, August 2022

A relaxing stay in a 5☆ lodge were the people and dogs had equal luxury. Great views over the lake and lots of nice touches such as water fowl recognition book and binoculars and fabulous welcome pack for both pups and their hoomans..we hsve slready booked to go back next summer.

Elizabeth Bennett, August 2022

We have stayed at many places that state they are "dog friendly"

Tallington Lakes is truly dog friendly.

The outside space is totally secure. They is a warm water tap with attachments to wash down your pooches ( there is even dog shampoo)

Inside there is everything supplied for a four legged guest.

Towels, food bowls, treats, spare leads, even a crate if needed.

The owners just request you bring your own throws/bedding if your dog is used to a cuddle on the settee or sleeps next to you at night. This is a true gem. So many places don't allow this. This makes for a very relaxing stay knowing that you are not freting about furniture etc.

The site is also dog friendly with plenty of poo bins around the lake and the onsite pub/ restaurant are very happy to have dogs. Peggy was brought a bowl of water and a treat before I'd had time to look at the menu!

I have stayed once before and booked another stay before leaving.

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Listing Updated: 07/08/2022

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Tallington Lakes
Barholm Road

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

Please enquire

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Enclosed Garden Confirmed








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