Lambert's Cottage originally formed part of a maltings complex [built 1822] having been converted into a dwelling at the turn of the 19th century, which helps to explain the cottage's characterful 'quirky' interior! The cottage, which has just recently been redecorated and tastefully furnished throughout with specially commissioned pieces of painted furniture in the French 'shabby chic' style, together with various hand-picked antiques, endeavours to create the unique atmosphere of a French boutique hotel, with associated romantic undertones.
The cottage which is located in the St Martins area of Stamford, south of the river Welland, is only a two minute walk away from the The George Hotel, reputed to be England's finest coaching inn. Certainly, on a cold winter's night, there can be no better feeling than to relax on a comfortable sofa in front of the hotel's magnificent log fire inglenook, whilst enjoying a glass of one's favourite beverage!
Notwithstanding that Stamford [an architectural gem] and surrounding area, boasts an embarassment of attractions and restaurants, many of national standing, plus being the favoured location for film makers of period 'block-busters', Stamford remains the 'best kept secret' of The English Tourist Board! This in itself however brings its own benefit, as it means that visitors to Stamford can absorb the town's unique charm, without the intrusion of excessive numbers of tourists.
On arrival at the well-equiped Lamberts you will be provided with a warm welcome, and given every assistance to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. An updated printed 'handout' will be available, which will alert you to any activities applicable to the time of your stay and to any special deals on offer, available at local 'eateries.' Presently, there are several 'two for the price of one' offers, plus a great deal [£18.95] at the Tobbie Norris [a wonderful 'Dickensian' award winning pub] comprising two clay oven baked pizzas, choice of toppings and a bottle of wine in an ice bucket! You will also receive a comprehensive 'goody hamper' comprising 'day to day' essentials in the form of wine [red or white] chocolates, hand cooked crisps and home-made brownies, in addition to 'all butter' croissants, free range eggs, tea, coffee, milk, etc.
It is the aim of Judith Richardson, the proprietor of Lamberts, to create great holiday memories, really care for you, look after you and make you feel special. Why? - because you are on holiday!
Lamberts, regretfully, is not suitable for the infirm or wheelchairs [3 changes in ground floor levels and difficult to negociate staircase 'winders'] A NO SMOKING policy operates throughout the property [and courtyard]
Many well behaved have enjoyed themselves at Lamberts, and no wonder, with many excellent 'grassy' walks within a 'few minutes distance' ie., Burghley Park and The Meadows.
Guests are required to vacate Lamberts by 11.00am on day of departure, in order to prepare for new guests arriving no earlier than 3.00pm.