A former combine harvester expertly transformed into a unique and quirky pet-friendly retreat, peacefully set by a scenic lake on a Lincolnshire family farm.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: Communal
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

In a former life, Kaleb the Combine was a hard-working Massey Ferguson 860, harvesting 20 tonnes of wheat per hour on a friendly family farm in Lincolnshire.

Now, the combine harvester is a completely unique farm retreat, filled with quirky, bespoke-crafted furnishings and privately secluded by a peaceful lake.

Kaleb’s fascinating conversion was captured on the BBC TV show My Unique B&B, on which host Simon Parfett couldn’t wait to sit in the cab! Along with owner Will, whose family have owned and run the 700-acre farm for generations, Simon and his team got straight to work.

The result is a captivating joy to behold, and an absolute must-stay for holidaymakers looking for something truly out of the ordinary.   

Featuring up-cycling at its most imaginative, shelves – and a comfy dog bed! – have been expertly created from the farm’s vintage chitting trays (used to seed potatoes), while a metal staircase and a former caravan door provide easy access.  

Light floods cheerfully inside from windows that were once grain-hatch lids, and a gorgeous roof lantern allows you to stargaze from the comfort of the cosy, custom-made kingsize bed.  

A converted grain trailer sits underneath Kaleb’s spout, housing a double bed and a small cooking area complete with a breakfast bar, hob, microwave and kettle.

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At a glance

  • A fascinating, TV-featured conversion of a Massey Ferguson 860 combine harvester, into a unique and quirky pet-friendly farm retreat.
  • Kaleb is peacefully secluded by a scenic, horseshoe-shaped lake on a friendly family farm in Lincolnshire.
  • Filled with quirky upcycled elements, there is a bespoke kingsize bed positioned underneath a stargazing skylight, and bench seating positioned by a wall-mounted TV.
  • A trailer houses an additional double bed and cooking facilities, to sleep 4 guests in total.
  • There is a communal facilities block, with toilets and hot showers, close by.
  • Relax outside on the cleverly upcycled chairs, and enjoy a sizzling sunset supper on the barbecue.
  • The nearest pub is a quarter of a mile from the site (please check opening times). There are many more pubs in the local area, plus a wildlife park. The seaside town of Skegness is 10 minutes away by car.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Converted combine harvester, sleeps 2 guests, with an additional 2 guests in the converted grain trailer. Wall-mounted TV, bench seating, upcycled shelving and accessories, bespoke kingsize bed (in combine), double bed (in trailer) stargazing skylight.  Outside: seating, barbecue and firepit.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, pubs, beaches, watersports

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Oh, and in case you were wondering about echoey conversation bouncing off metal walls, soft, colourful acoustic panels have been added… which also gives Kaleb a cool ‘retro’ look!  

Outside, huge cable drums have been given new lives as comfy chairs – lovely for sunset-watching over the shimmering lake – and a tyre planter provides a beautiful floral centrepiece. You’ll find a barbecue and a firepit here, too.

On cooler evenings, snuggle inside on the relaxed bench seating and watch TV, or head for the local pub – just a quarter of a mile away.

After a sound night’s sleep, freshen up in the communal facilities block close by, before heading off on an exhilarating countryside walk… ideal if you’ve brought your four-legged friend along! Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is in easy reach for nature-lovers, too.

If you prefer jumping in the car, there are plenty of fun, family-friendly places to visit, including the bustling seaside town of Skegness.  

Wear yourselves out on the Pleasure Beach, then enjoy a traditional fish-and-chip supper before making your way back to Kaleb for another spot of sublime sunset-watching over the lake.

Things to note

There are additional camping spots available around the lake, which is also suitable for fishing. No check in on Saturday or Sunday.

Where you'll be staying

Friskney, near Skegness, Lincolnshire

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