Welcome to a Unique Lincolnshire Hotel
With a glorious setting and rich heritage, Petwood is a country hotel with a difference. Ideally situated for short breaks near Lincoln, guests love the Petwood’s friendly service, cosy rooms and splendid thirty acres of grounds. They also love our fine locally-sourced food and a superb range of beauty and holistic treatments on site.
Steeped in aviation history yet with all modern comforts, the legendary home of the 617 “Dambusters” Squadron is a quirky and quintessentially English destination. Every visit brings a novel surprise or a new secret to discover. Whether you wish to discover the natural beauty of the Lincolnshire Wolds, explore the best local attractions or treat a loved one to a relaxing break, we are sure you will enjoy your stay at Petwood.
A Flight Back to the Golden Age
Full of character and old world charm, Petwood offers a wonderful setting whether it’s a big occasion or a relaxing mini break. Excellent service sets us apart as one of the best wedding venues in Lincolnshire, while our peaceful location and fascinating history make us ever popular for reunions, social events and functions.
As for how guests enjoy their stay, the sky is the limit. Our staff will be only too happy to divulge the hotel’s colourful past or local places of interest. How about a classic English afternoon tea on the terrace? Or perhaps a round of golf at the nearby Woodhall Spa Golf Course? We are also a great base for family holidays in Lincolnshire. Do keep a watchful eye on our blog for the latest events, as well as our offers section.
From RAF Base to One of the Best Hotels in Lincolnshire
Bursting with character and history, Petwood is truly unique among hotels in Lincoln and the surrounding area. The elegant hand-carved staircase and extensive oak panelling typify the old world charm of the place, while guests can enjoy discovering features such as the Squadron Bar and immaculately kept gardens. The original features and historic ambience of the house are sympathetically maintained in harmony with comfortable rooms. A taste of nostalgia with the best of the present, one might say.
Where Heroes Trod … and Friends Meet
Although originally built for an Edwardian Baroness, it is the famous RAF 617 or “Dambusters” squadron who truly placed Petwood on the map (see our History Section). Our collection of fascinating memorabilia is a testament to the intrepid RAF officers who found the house and grounds a “splendid place” to return to after their daring wartime raids. We think you’ll agree with them, albeit in very different circumstances.
From Relaxation to Celebration
Whether it is the crackle of a winter log fire or afternoon tea on the terrace; a lavish summer wedding or an intimate dinner, Petwood makes a splendid location. There is always a welcoming atmosphere and so much to find and explore. The Squadron Bar, for example, is a grand place to enjoy a pint of local ale and take in the wonderful collection of memorabilia. With a real fire place, our Drawing Room has a friendly warmth in more ways than one.
The choice of dining experience is all yours too: our Terrace Bar has a relaxed feel, while the Dining Room offers an elegant sense of occasion. Talking of which, functions are ever popular at Petwood, whether it is a private hire party, a birthday celebration or a reunion of old friends. Over many years of great service, the hotel has also established itself as a popular wedding venue in Lincolnshire, offering a magical setting to tie the knot.
Together with the National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, the Petwood is delighted to offer golfing breaks specifically tailored to suit you. Whether you are organising a corporate event, a group holiday or simply arranging a relaxing few days with friends, we will create a package centred around your requirements.
Woodhall Spa is home to some of the finest inland golf in the country: the Championship standard Hotchkin course, for example, is often ranked in the top 20 courses in the world, while the nearby Bracken course represents another enjoyably challenging round.
A Centre of Golfing Excellence
For any avid golfer, we are very close to the home of England Golf at the National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa. As well as two excellent courses, there is also a Centre of Training Excellence where players of all abilities can book top quality coaching sessions to improve their game.
All tee times must be pre-booked. The team at the Petwood is happy to arrange this for you. Alternatively, Woodhall Spa Golf Club can book your accommodation at the Petwood on your behalf.