A former battlefield staple, jaw-droppingly restored and beautifully positioned on a lake, for peaceful, nature-steeped views of rural Lincolnshire.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2)
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: External
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Once a working vehicle that transported injured people to safety, these days you’ll find The Samaritan Tank situated by a shimmering Lincolnshire lake, all ready to welcome two guests looking for the perfect countryside escape.

The tank’s transformation (tank-formation?) was a true labour of love from the owners, who used the services of several experts – including the local blacksmith! – to turn it into the sleek, comforting haven you’ll experience as soon as you step inside.

Freshly painted in NATO green on the outside, inside awaits toasty underfloor heating, LED-lighting, and comfy bench seating that’s cleverly and easily converted to a double bed when it’s time to turn in. (Plus if you are bringing extra guests, there’s a log pod close by which can be booked to sleep two more adventurers!).

Along with Wi-Fi, you’ll have a Smart TV with built-in DVD player to keep you entertained on snuggly nights in, and there’s even a small worktop that houses those true holiday essentials… a kettle, toaster, and electric hob.

Further inventiveness includes an original frame attached to the back of the tank, which pulls out to become an awning with seating and lakeside views – perfect for lazy afternoon chats over a bottle of wine or two. Particularly since the tank door rather handily contains both a fridge and a wine-rack!

Prepare a sizzling sunset supper on the barbecue, and keep the firepit nicely lit until the stars come out to play, for pure evening bliss.

When morning arrives, freshen up in the pristine shower block – a mere two-minute stroll away – and plan the rest of your day over coffee and birdsong. You’re just seven miles from the seaside town of Skegness, or simply take a walk or bike-ride around the surrounding family-run farmland.

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At a glance

  • An ex-army tank, creatively converted into a lakeside glamping pod in rural Lincolnshire.
  • On board is bench seating that can be converted into a double bed. There is a Smart TV/DVD player and a kettle and toaster for drinks and snacks.
  • There is an awning with table and chairs for lazy afternoon chats, and a firepit and barbecue for sizzling suppers. Two extra guests can be accommodated in a log pod, situated close by the tank.
  • Full shower facilities are housed in a separate building two minutes’ walk away.
  • There are country walks and cycle rides to enjoy in the region, along with plenty of pubs and restaurants in Skegness.
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is practically on the doorstep, while the seaside town of Skegness is a short drive away (7 miles).


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Bench seating that converts to a double bed, kettle and toaster, electric hob, storage space, Smart TV with built-in DVD player, Wi-Fi, underfloor heating, lake-view awning with table and chairs, fridge, wine rack, firepit and barbecue. Shower/WC facilities are a short walk away. Private on-site parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, fishing, wildlife park, historic sites, airbases, beaches, pubs, restaurants.

More information

There’s a wildlife park close by, and pubs and restaurants to while away some time in nearby Skegness. One local option– the food-serving Barley Mow – is nicely within walking distance: ideal for enjoying a meal you didn’t have to cook, before making your way back to Samaritan Tank to savour another glorious lakeside sunset.

Things to note

Please note that this pod has no keys, so anything left inside is at guests’ own risk. Parking is two minutes’ walk away, though there is a service road to the tank to drop off luggage.

Where you'll be staying

Friskney, Lincolnshire

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