A Weekend Away In The Countryside of Lincolnshire

Manor Barn

Last year myself and a bunch of friends decided to up sticks for the early Mayday bank holiday, hire a cottage in the middle of nowhere and have a relaxing long weekend away. The weekend was such a lot of fun that we decided to do it again this year, and it’s likely to turn into a bit of a tradition. This time, we went to Walcot in Lincolnshire to the wonderful Manor Barn.

We did a massive food and drink shop before our weekend away to ensure that we didn’t need to keep going out during the weekend and to ensure we had enough nibbles to last us then we jumped in our cars and headed North. We were pretty lucky as the journey only took us just over two hours and it was nice to have a bit of Friday evening as last year we arrived so late.

The place we hired out was a converted barn and it was beautiful. There was a massive open plan living room/ dining area which housed all six of us with loads of room left over. There was a twin bedroom and a toilet downstairs alongside a large kitchen with a breakfast table inside. Upstairs there was a triple bedroom with a massive bathroom beside it, and then the other side of the upstairs housed a massive master twin bedroom with an ensuite. All of the rooms could be made into double beds but we had requested singles. There was a BBQ and tables outside, although it was a little chilly to spend time out there.

Walcot Lincolnshire

The whole weekend away was super relaxed but we still went out and about and did things. Saturday saw us do a few hour walk in the morning/ early afternoon but we were sadly caught in a hail/ thunderstorm so rushed back to get out of our soaking clothing. Then we decided to head quad biking which was such an adrenaline rush and overall quite fun although some of us were a little apprehensive, to begin with.

The day finished with a massive water balloon fight because yes we are children at heart, a massive BBQ and then a drunken night of drinking games, cards against humanity and a revealing I have never game. Due to the over indulgence of alcohol Sunday did not start early at all and we actually had ‘breakfast’ at around 130pm *oops* but no regrets. We opted to take a drive about 40 minutes to Rutland Water to see this beautiful church on the lake and just have a nice chilled out afternoon.

Sunday culminated in dinner, chocolate, face masks and watching Bridesmaids, a proper girlie evening, although it was sadly ruined by some shitty news but fortunately I was with my girls and they helped me to get through the tears. The next morning it was an early one as we had to pack up the car ready to head home from our weekend away. We stopped in St Neots just outside of Cambridge on the way home for a lovely pub lunch and a wonder around their bank holiday fair and it was a great ending to a lovely weekend.

What did you get up to over bank holiday weekend?
May 4, 2016
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  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    This sounds like fun. I would love to do this.

    May 4, 2016 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Helen Costello

    Wow those skies are incredible. Sounds like the perfect girly weekend and perfectly finished off by a pub lunch! Must arrange one for me & my friends soon.

    May 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Oh wow what a beautiful looking get away and that blue sky is amazing. x

    May 4, 2016 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Leanne Dolan

    What a great getaway for the weekend. I need to book something like this just to escape for a bit

    May 5, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Emma Bee

    I have spent alot of time in Lincolnshire, my grandparents lived there and we used to go and have our summers in Skegness……aahh such memories 🙂
    Sorry to hear that you had bad news, but I hope all is ok now 🙂

    May 5, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh wow it looks amazing there! I need a nice break away for a week or so!

    May 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply PrettyLusciousThings

    That barn sounds lovely and your bank holiday sounds much more impressive than mine – I was waiting for the sun to come out!

    May 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    It looks lovely there, I’d love to go on a trip away soon.

    May 5, 2016 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Tara | C&CO.

    It looks so nice here! Would never have thought to gone here xo

    May 6, 2016 at 6:15 am
  • Reply Elanor

    Sounds like you had a brilliant time! I always love getting away for a bit and you can’t beat a good game of cards against humanity! 🙂

    May 6, 2016 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    Such a lovely weekend, I keep meaning to plan a reunion weekend for my old university crew, but we never get round to it.

    May 6, 2016 at 8:34 am
  • Reply The Nice Nest

    What a lovely way to spend the weekend – just my kind of thing. I started to go away with a group of friends 15 years ago and it has been an annual event ever since.

    May 6, 2016 at 9:19 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Hopefully we’ll all still be going in 15 years’ time! x

      May 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Ali

    Sounds like a lovely weekend! We have a similar weekend planned for my husband’s 40th – I can’t wait, it sounds like you had so much fun!

    May 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Helen Clark

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend (apart from the bad news) There’s nothing better than a good girlie weekend away! X

    May 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply MakeUp Fun

    Lovely place! I like the pictures and that you had a great time!

    May 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Culinary Travels

    What a lovely place. I keep meaning to arrange a catch up with my old uni friends but never seem to get around to it.

    May 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Purely Amy

    I’ve just been away too! Small world, it looks gorgeous Rhian. We had to leave early too, mostly because we knew if we stayed we’d fall asleep past check-out! haha 🙂

    May 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Cassandra Mayers

    Manor Barn looks lovely 🙂
    We didn’t do much. trips to the park, abit of baking. Had a little lazy one really.

    May 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Leslie Hernandez

    This sounds like an awesome getaway!!! I so need a vacation be so busy with a lot of work the past few months. This looks like a very relaxing place.

    May 7, 2016 at 1:38 am
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Looks like a lovely relaxing place – good thing you was with your friends when you got the bad news – hope you are ok!

    May 7, 2016 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Agata @BarkTime

    Wonderful views! I could really do with a weekend away myself.

    May 8, 2016 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Anosa

    I was in Korea having a blast, sounds like you had a wonderful May bank holiday too. Sorry about the shity news hope all is well

    May 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I love Bridesmaid great film and this weekend I was working Friday-Saturday and today went and met up with some blogger buddies and enjoyed the sun! I just realized that this post is dated on the fourth so last weekend I was working, shooting for my blog, given two awards and attended an awards ceremony.

    May 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Rosana McPhee

    Sounds like a brilliant and fun weekend. I haven’t been to

    Lincolnshire yet. Put that on my list.

    May 11, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    As a Lincolnshire lass I like this post a lot and it sounds like you had an amazing weekend x

    May 28, 2016 at 11:30 am
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