The Gatehouse Lodge

Grantham, Lincolnshire
+44 (0)1476 550227
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£114 - £250
per night
per week

A lodge house in magnificent gardens (which are all yours when visitors leave). A sweet retreat for anyone, but gardeners will adore it


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£114 - £250 per night

£800 per week

The Experience

Since 1561, generations of Cholmeleys have managed the Easton estate in the rolling countryside of the Lincolnshire/Rutland borders, and in 2001 work began to restore the 12 acres of ‘lost’ gardens which originally surrounded the manor house. You stay in the lodge: a light, bright and peaceful space with good furniture, pictures and books, a downstairs sitting room painted cornflower blue and a well-planned kitchen; you’ll feel very happy staying indoors, perhaps just reading or recharging your batteries, but garden lovers will be too excited to stay put – as evening falls and the visitors leave, the gardens are yours to wander at will. Find walled gardens in the Tudor style, a turf maze, a yew tunnel and grand trees. Return to sleep peacefully in a restful, view-filled bedroom up a narrow spiral staircase, splash about happily in a roomy bathroom with wainscoted walls. You’re just under one miles from the A1 (depending on the wind direction you may hear a slight hum in the gardens) but all is quiet and rural-feeling inside. Walk the three miles to the estate pub for lunch or supper, amble around Rutland Water for birdwatching. Lovely.


  • 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


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


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


Nightly price
from £114
Weekly price
Short breaks: 2 nights £380, 3 nights £420, 4 nights £460. Dogs £25.
1 House for 2
From £1141 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Short breaks: 2 nights £500, 3 nights £560, 4 nights £620.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£40 per stay.

Dogs are welcome, £35.

Light lunches, teas & coffees available in tea room on site (only open during Garden opening times - see Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


A hidden gem in the Lincolnshire countryside, the Gatehouse Lodge was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. A generous welcome hamper, comfortable and beautifully furnished with access to the wonderful gardens after hours. For three nights we had the gardens to ourselves and the Northern Lights were the icing on the cake!

John, Thames Ditton

We have been to The Gatehouse Lodge for the past three Christmases now and always receive a warm welcome, a generous welcome pack, and a cosy stay. It is the perfect secluded bolthole for two and we will be back!

Bethany, Norfolk

This was our third stay in The Gatehouse Lodge. Easton Walled Garden is a very special place. We come here to be tranquil and relax. The Gatehouse is furnished and equipped to an excellent standard. We would recommend it to one and all !

Tania, Hough - village

Excellent accommodation. Stayed for 8 days and cannot wait to get back. Clean, staff is tremendous, and location could not be better.

Dave, Winchester, Ky

Lovely cottage. Very comfortable and perfect for two. Being able to charge the hybrid was a bonus. Will stay agay.

David, Bury St Edmunds

Delightful cottage with everything required for a comfortable stay

Charlotte, Andover

We had the most wonderful time. Our accommodation was absolutely lovely from the beautiful patio garden that led through a gate into the most wonderful country estate garden with it’s beautiful trees and amazing flowers.. we had this all to ourselves with a beautiful bottle of red wine and a picnic at dusk. I found the staff to be totally lovely very friendly and everyone seemed to be extremely happy which was infectious they were all smiley and helpful… I would definitely go again. When we arrived we had so many lovely things in our Cottage to try including Easton Sloe Gin ….A Fabulous Stay

Andrea, Stamford

Fantastic welcoming stay at Gate House Lodge. We loved every minute and the welcome basket when we arrived was a lovely surprise. Thank you we will return Im sure of it. xx

Rachel, Lincolsnhire

The Gatehouse Lodge is a very wonderful place to stay, the gardens are beautiful and the staff are very friendly. We enjoyed it very much.

Sylvia, Maasdam

The Gatehouse Lodge was well equipped, neat, and lovely. I enjoyed the stay very much.

Akiko, Tokyo

A very lovely one bedroom gatehouse, located in the most beautiful grounds - Easton Walled Gardens, with “out of hours” access exclusively for the delightful owners, Sir Fred Cholmeley and Lady Ursula and those staying at one of the lodges. True tranquility on your doorstep, with plenty of local attractions a short distance away.

Natalie, London

Such a lovely stay, enjoyed the Gatehouse Lodge very much. Cosy, lovely cottage with direct access to the gardens at all time. Evening walks with our dog through these beautiful gardens….what’s not to love.

Suzanne, Twisk (the Netherlands)

We had a wonderful three night stay at gatehouse lodge. It was a perfect little bolt hole for two, beautifully renovated and equipped. It was so comfortable. It was a bonus to have the gardens to ourselves once the visitors went. The surrounding countryside is lovely with many quintessentiall English villages which we explored on our bikes. A lovely stay and would love to return.

Lynne, Great missenden

Fabulously comfortable stay. Very clean accommodation. Loved the library!! The gifts were appreciated too. Direct access to the gardens was a real treat. Would unequivocally recommend a stay.


I loved my few days at the Gatehouse Lodge and plan to return. Being able to go into the gardens at any time is a real pleasure and the property is most welcoming, in itself, and because of the "starter" items left for the visitor.

Christine, Bingham, Nottingham.

We have stayed at Easton on a number of occasions and every time the stay is 5 star. The accommodation is beautiful with everything you need. The gardens are stunning and a delight to stroll in when visitors go home. The garden shop and cafe's are an extra bonus. You are welcomed with a selection of local produce. The host is superb, quick to help. The estate staff are all very welcoming and professional. We will be booking our return visit for 2024. I would recommend the estate cottages 100%.

Joy, Manchester

A beautifully equipped cottage. Cosy, clean and perfect for two. Well located, having out of hours access to the walled garden. The welcome pack included treats as well as essentials. We had two very good suppers in the pub on the estate which is a 10 minute drive away along a quiet single track road. The portions were huge. A delightful, restful break

Laura, Chinnor

What a delightful place to stay. The accommodation was very comfortable, well appointed, cosy and private. Some fabulous welcome provisions were provided, all locally sourced. Really enjoyed walking around the gardens when they were closed to the public, so beautiful and peaceful. Estate staff are extremely helpful with a wealth of local knowledge to help plan where to eat, visit etc. we also ate in utilising the excellent kitchen facilities. We are definitely returning.

Damian, Ellerker, East Yorkshire

My wife and I enjoyed a three night stay. The Gatehouse Lodge has to be one of the best properties we've ever stayed in (we were planning our return visit before the end of our stay). It was an amazing bonus to have the gardens to ourselves when not open to the general public. Also, Sir Fred's welcome pack was fabulous and very well appreciated.

Andrew, Lincoln

Feb this was our first stay in the Gatehouse Lodge but our 4th visit to Easton. We always love visiting the gardens and on this occasion we were very fortunate to be able to enjoy snowdrop season in very mild weather. As is the case for the other properties, the Gatehouse is very well equipped and comfortably furnished. We absolutely loved our stay and have re-booked!

Tanya, Bromsgrove

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sir Fred Cholmeley

  • The Gatehouse Lodge is 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 Lodge is 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.


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.