The Elm Tree, Spilsby, Lincolnshire: hotel review

January 3, 2017

A new five-star B&B on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers bags of comfort and a chance to explore one of the country’s underappreciated rural areas

Compare hotel prices and find the best deal - Nungwi Village

This may be the era of the staycation, but how many of us can honestly say we have explored the UK? Generally, we prefer to neglect our own backyard in favour of the exotic. Tell people you are travelling to India to look at ancient temples and people reverently agree: “It’ll be amazing.” Visit Birmingham to explore the industrial heritage of its canal network and people ask, quietly: “Are you feeling alright?”

Compare hotel prices and find the best deal - Nungwi Village

If we holiday in this country (and the tanking pound may soon mean it is our only option), we flock to the honeypots: the Lakes, Cornwall, Pembrokeshire, neglecting less trendy options. I, for instance, have barely explored my native Lancashire, much less the remote flatlands of rural Lincolnshire, a county which now has only its second five-star B&B, the Elm Tree.

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