Pigeon Cottage is positioned on the western outskirts of North Somercotes, a large village with a Post Office, shops, public houses and some sports facilities.  The Site is accessible via the A1031 coast road, approximately 10 miles from the popular town of Louth where there are weekly markets, sports facilities, cinema, theatre and a variety of shops, pubs, wine bars and restaurants.  The coastal area boasts miles of nature reserves, sandy beaches, a river inlet with small boat club in Saltfleet and some attractive country walks.  Traditional seaside resorts can be found in Cleethorpes to the north and Mablethorpe and Skegness to the south, though interspersed are smaller villages and more old fashioned seaside towns like Sutton-on-Sea.