Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

Other opening

Overview

The cottage is thatched with internal oak framing and a rare mud and stud smoke shaft. The tour includes a 'hands on' thatching display led by resident thatcher, Andrew Bramley. 

The cottage retains layers of ancient reeds and marsh grass visible inside the roof space. A good layer of thatch was essential to protect the unbaked clay walls and timber frame. Mud and stud was a local method spanning several centuries and was even taken to Jamestown Virginia by early settlers from Lincolnshire. Here evidence of buildings similar in design to White Cottage have been found. The tour offers a chance to explore the cottage and garden and to find out more about its construction and history.


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tours only.

Forthcoming Tours

21 Dec 2019
2PM - 4PM

25 Mar 2020
1PM - 3PM | £12.00

22 Apr 2020
1PM - 3PM | £12.00

9 May 2020
2PM - 4PM | £12.00

6 Jun 2020
2PM - 4PM | £12.00

15 Jul 2020
1PM - 3PM | £12.00

1 Aug 2020
2PM - 4PM | £12.00

12 Sep 2020
2PM - 4PM | £12.00

21 Oct 2020
1PM - 3PM | £12.00

7 Nov 2020
2PM - 4PM | £12.00

15 Dec 2020
1PM - 3PM | £12.00

Tour Overview

Go on a tour of the White Cottage and explore the ground floor, upstairs, rare mud & stud chimney shaft, inside of roof space, timber framing, hands-on display of thatch and mud & stud, old fashioned cottage garden (including a grass-cut maze) and poultry.

Tour duration

2 hours.

Tour prices

£12.00 per person.

Refreshments

Tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits.

Special restrictions

No dogs in the house (will be allowed in some garden areas). Care must be taken as ceiling /doorway height is very low.


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tours only.

Other opening


Upcoming events

21 Dec 2019

The White Cottage, nr Horncastle, Lincs

An Elizabethan mud and stud cottage situated at the gateway to the Lincolnshire Wolds. The cottage is thatched with internal oak framing and a rare mud and stud smoke shaft. The tour includes a 'hands on' thatching display led by resident thatcher, Andrew Bramley. 

The cottage retains layers of ancient reeds and marsh grass visible inside the roof space. A good layer of thatch was essential to protect the unbaked clay walls and timber frame. Mud and stud was a local method spanning several centuries and was even taken to Jamestown Virginia by early settlers from Lincolnshire. Here evidence of buildings similar in design to White Cottage have been found. The tour offers a chance to explore the cottage and garden and to find out more about its construction and history.

House decorated for Christmas.

Tickets £12 including tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits