Garden Loft Apartments

Grantham, Lincolnshire
Self-catering
+44 (0)1476 550227
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A tempting trio of retreats with unlimited access to exceptional gardens, and a welcome homemade cream tea. Come as a pair, or a small group

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

As evening falls, and Easton Walled Gardens’ visitors leave, these 12 historic acres are yours. Enjoy the turf maze, the vegetable garden, the orchards, the roses, the snowdrops in February and the sweet peas in July – 50 varieties! You can even chat with the gardeners.

The old coach house, alongside the entrance, holds three new apartments upstairs. The largest is the Hay Loft (with a huge vaulted ceiling and stylish white beams) and the smallest is Coach House 2, in the middle. All are open-plan and ideal for two, with fold-away kitchenettes and beds dressed in fine linen. 

On summer mornings you can bask in the sun in the stable courtyard below or get sporty on Rutland Water. Eat brilliantly at the Olive Branch in Clipsham, or at the Cholmeley Arms, a three-mile drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Having unlimited access to the walled gardens
  • Feeling cosy in your comfortable apartment
  • Spending a day sailing, fishing or kayaking on Rutland Water
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You should know

  • Depending on the wind direction, you may hear the hum of the A1
  • The three lofts share the private terrace
  • The kitchenettes are fine for simple cooking

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 8-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £670
1 Space for 2
From £951 bed1 bedroom
1 Space for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom
1 Space for 2
From £1011 bed1 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

We found the Hayloft a very attractive location. Everything was very well appointed and there was wonderful tranquility

Ian, London

A stunning location and property! Plenty of room in the Hay Loft - more than we expected! Lovely touch to have homemade scones and jam! Easton Gardens were exquisite - a peaceful, beautiful weekend away - thank you!

Rebecca, London

We enjoyed every aspect of our visit - the loft apartment was furnished and equipped to a very high standard with imaginative and well-planned use of space. We appreciated having the kitchenette for making breakfast and simple snacks, and also enjoyed the cakes and coffee in the 2 cafes. The shop also interesting selling a range of good quality items and plants. A beautiful place to stay, and such a privilege to be able to use the gardens out of hours too.

Hilary, Sutton Coldfield

We had a wonderful stay at the Garden Loft Apartments last week, just what was needed after a stressful few weeks. The Apartment itself was beautifully furnished and we were very comfortable and this, combined with access to the beautiful gardens once the day visitors had left, was amazing. We went into the gardens every evening, with our glass of wine, to watch the sun set. What more can I say, other than, it was very a very relaxing break and we hope to return very soon.

Jo, Bedford

We found Easton Estate in the NGS Yellow Book. The Estate and gardens were beautiful, and we very much enjoyed the freedom to roam whenever we liked, particularly early morning and evenings. The Hay Loft was charming loft-living, comfortable furnishings and bed, and a good bathroom. Only drawback was the extremely compact kitchen-in-a-cupboard, where there was barely room to put a plate down. We could have lived without the coffee maker for a bit more space.

Jane, Shrewsbury

We have visited the gardens over the years, on our last visit in April we noticed a brochure for the Lofts, we took a look and decided to see if we could book the Jubilee week, a quick and easy process and excellent communications from the owners, we managed to secure the Hayloft for our stay. On entering the Hayloft we found a very spacious apartment, very well decorated and very clean. The kitchen was a fold away type, the bed was massive and very comfortable, bathroom was very well equipped and water pressure great. All in all we were very satisfied with the loft and have booked again

Andy, Leeds

This is a delightful place where every detail within the accommodation has been well thought out. In addition, to have the wonderful gardens to wander in at our leisure was most pleasant. The shop sells a most tasteful range of products and the two small cafes serve excellent cakes and savouries. There are plenty of attractions nearby but you could actually just relax within the Hayloft and grounds and have a very relaxing stay.

Richard, York

We really enjoyed our stay, the Hayloft is stunning and it was a real treat visiting the walled gardens after they had closed.

Donna, Norwich

My husband + I stayed at The Hayloft during the gardens' Snowdrop Festival. The apartment was delightful - modern, well equipped, warm + cosy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay + the attention to detail was superb, especially the scones, jam + clotted cream! The people who were working in + around the gardens were extremely friendly, helpful + knowledgeable. We had a wonderful + most memorable stay + the glorious weather made our visit even more special. I would highly recommend a stay at Easton. From when I first booked our trip, to the directions on how to get there, it was all highly organised

Sue, Netherton, Wakefield

My son and I shared the room and were amazed at the quality not only of the decor but also of the bed and figments. Outstanding accommodation.

Penelope, Nottingham

We stayed in a loft apartment over Christmas, while visiting relatives, but wanting our own space. We found our loft quiet, well- planned, cosy and comfortable with high-quality furnishings and fittings and near to local restaurants when we wanted to eat out. The nice touches on arrival included mince pies and a real tree for us to decorate. We enjoyed our walks around the estate, pretending it was our own very large garden and our chats with some of the locals! We will definitely be back when needing somewhere special to stay in the area.

Val, Caunes-Minervois France

Ideal venue for an overnight stay, with comfortable and well designed accommodation and great facilities. Opportunity to visit the gardens out of hours is a wonderful plus. Staff all extremely helpful in making our booking and during our stay. I'm sure we will return before long.

Mark, Hertford

My husband & I stayed in The Hayloft at Easton for four nights in August 2018 and we were both delighted. The traditional stone buildings at Easton have been restored so carefully and sympathetically to create most attractive holiday accommodation, with imaginative use of space to create a very stylish and comfortable place to stay. We were thrilled to be able to visit the lovingly restored gardens at Easton during the early mornings or evenings, outside the period when they are open to the public; it was quite magical having the gardens to ourselves. We'd thoroughly recommend The Hayloft.

Catherine, Southampton

Our stay at The Lofts could not have been better. The accommodation is so welcoming .....the decor and quality of the fixtures and fittings is outstanding. We especially loved exploring the gardens when the day visitors had left....making it seem like our own secret garden ......truly magical. Friendly and helpful staff... nothing too much trouble. We would definitely recommend a trip to Easton Walled Gardens.

Cathy, Sheffield

Very beautiful apartments. We booked both of the lofts with a view to the yard (nice when there is a plant sale) and a fine morning terrasse. Superp possibility to visit the garden outside visiting hours (especially in the sweet pea season). Should we visit the area again we will certainly stay at Easton Park.

Niels, Korsoer, Denmark

Absolutely lovely stay in the loft apartment, very comfortable and great that we could bring our dog too. A flying visit only for one night but will definitely be back again for a longer stay.

Alison, Ludlow

We were fortunate enough to find this gem! We stayed during the May bank holiday and the visit was perfection we had booked the Hayloft and the 2 coachouse lofts- we also brought our dog along. We had a lovely warm welcome and showed around the 3 beautiful property’s which are decorated to such a high standard. We also had lovely scones and jam upon our arrival! The weather was amazing so it meant we could really utilise the stunning surroundings and spend a lovely evening in in the gardens. I would highly recommend staying here and will be looking to book another stay here again soon.

Charlotte, Leicestershire

An idyllic and peaceful retreat, beautifully designed and generously provisioned to ensure that we made the most of our visit - which was far too short. We loved the layout of the loft, the scones and jam, breakfast outside on the terrace in the sunshine, walking around the formal gardens and our evening walk through the trees after dusk ! All in all this is the perfect place to come and spend some time to enjoy the wonders of nature and the best of country hospitality.

Xenia, Norwich

An absolutely delightful place to stay. Very conveniently situated and beautifully furnished and well equipped accommodation. The bonus was having access to the wonderful gardens - a real joy and pleasure.

Hilary & Tim, York

Easton Holiday Cottages are very special indeed. Beautifully converted barns with the perfect balance of character and comfort. Delicious scones welcomed us on arrival which was a lovely touch. As we stayed over the weekend we had a blissful walk around the gardens in the morning with not another soul in sight. It was incredibly special. The reason for our stay was for a wedding nearby so we didn’t spend a huge amount of time there but our experience was such a positive one that we wouldn’t hesitate to return, or recommend. A flawless stay!

Natalie, Oxfordshire

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Location

The neighbourhood

The gardens themselves are a major draw but also reachable within 30 minutes are stately homes such as 16th-century Burghley House and Gardens, and Belvoir Castle, home of the 11th Duke of Rutland. Antique hunters will head for the handsome market towns of Uppingham and Stamford, while Rutland Water (15 miles) is a haven for ornithologists, cyclists and sailors... and well-heeled foodies, thanks to Hambleton Hall.

Local points of interest from Sir Fred Cholmeley

  • The Loft Apartments are in Easton Walled Gardens, the gardens of the former Easton Hall which have been lovingly brought back to life by the Cholmeley family. Guests have free, unlimited access to the Gardens during their stay.
  • The Lofts are on the Easton Estate, owned by the Cholmeley Family since 1561. The Estate's pub, the Cholmeley Arms, is just over 3 miles away and serves the most delicious food.
  • The lovely market towns of Stamford and Oakham are within easy driving distance, as is Rutland Water. See Our Local Guide on our website for more things to do and see when staying with us.
  • We are an easy drive from many parts of the UK - just over 100 miles from each of London, Cheltenham, , Manchester and York
  • FD Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States) and his wife, Eleanor, spent their honeymoon at Easton Hall, as guests of the Cholmeley Family.
  • Sir Isaac Newton was born just across the road at Woolsthorpe Manor, now a National Trust property and open to the public.

Introducing

Sir Fred Cholmeley

Generations of Cholmeleys have managed The Easton Estate in Lincolnshire since 1561. Sir Fred and his wife, keen to introduce guests to the beauty and tranquillity of country life, have been running their Walled Gardens as a visitor attraction since the early 2000s. They live on The Easton Estate, and have holidayed in their Norfolk Yellow House since 2004 too.