The School House

Grantham, Lincolnshire
+44 (0)1476 550227
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£121 - £275
per night
£550 - £850
per week

A cottage in a conservation village with logs in the burner, sloe gin on the table, and a good dining pub you can walk to


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£121 - £275 per night

£550 - £850 per week

The Experience

Generations of Cholmeleys have managed the Easton Estate since 1561; today it’s Sir Fred who meets you at the door to the schoolmaster’s house. Burton-le-Coggles is the quaintest village on a traditional rural estate: just a church, a farm shop, a butchery and a pub with good food.

The cottage sits on the corner of the road in a garden scented by lavender, alliums, roses, lupins, sweet peas and apple trees, and a veg patch you are welcome to pick from. The light-filled kitchen overlooks the garden, the dining room has hundreds of books and the sitting room is cosy on winter days.

You’ll love the walking round here with plenty of OS routes to join, including a walk into Rutland and around the lake, or hire cycles for some gentle pedals. You have free access to Easton Walled Gardens, which are just up the road; you can have afternoon tea in the café, and sign up to various courses – from willow weaving to chocolate making. Visit Woolsthorpe Manor and Burghley House – both have cafes too.

The School House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Buying the freshest veg and beautifully reared meat from the farm shop
  • Wandering down to the pub for dinner
  • Coming back to the cosy cottage after a day of exploring
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You should know

  • There’s no space for children
  • The cottage sits on the corner of the main (not busy) village road


  • 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 £121
Weekly price
from £550
1 Cottage for 2
From £1211 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Other details
2-night stay £520, 3-night stay £575, 4-night stay £630. 5-night stay £685. 6-night stay £740. 7-night stay £795.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dogs welcome, preferably max. 2, £35 per dog, per stay.

Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Well-appointed, well-equipped, and well-maintained, the School House exceeded our expectations even after we had read such encouraging reviews. Properties for two are not usually so spacious and we appreciated the choice of rooms in which we could sit, as well as the garden. There was dedicated parking immediately outside. There were steep stairs to the first floor (bathroom and bedroom), and although we septuagenarians managed OK, we think it is worth pointing out. The bed was very comfortable, bathroom spacious. We enjoyed our visits to the Walled Garden and we intend to return soon.

Margaret, Bath

Lovely stay at The School House. Very thoughtfully prepared. Great for our well behaved dogs as the garden is fully enclosed and there are hard floors in the kitchen and dining room. Would thoroughly recommend.

Debbie, Lewes

What a fabulous place to stay, and so much attention to detail and lovely extras. We were very busy attending a family wedding, so really didn’t get to spend as much time here as I would have liked. I think we will definitely have to return to make the most of the lovely School House.

Sarah, Cheam, Surrey

Lovely cottage with delightful garden in a peaceful location. All amenities were of a high standard and created a very comfortable and relaxed stay.

Tania, Elgin

A beautiful and luxurious cottage in peaceful surroundings.

Caroline, Nottingham

A very comfortable and well equipped little cottage. It has a pretty little garden with good quality garden seats and is very close to the local pub, which at the time of writing was excellent for food, servicce and welcome. The added bonus of this cottage is that it is on the Easton Estate and allows free access to the Easton Walled Gardens which are delightful.

John, Leeds

We had a very enjoyable stay at the School House. It’s been beautifully renovated to create a welcoming, warm and comfortable place to stay with lots of lovely touches to make you feel at home. There’s a great pub and farm shop in easy walking distance and there are so many things to do in the area that there was no way we could get round them all. We’re definitely hoping to come back.

Janice, London

Probably the nicest holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in – and over the years we have stayed in quite a few! It is an interesting building of character, in a peaceful setting, very well presented and with a high quality of provision of facilities. Perfectly spacious for two. Very good folder of “instructions”, and the Estate Office team were most helpful. We found something interesting to do in the area each day - and the bonus of being able to stroll in the Easton walled gardens with no one else around was a real delight.

Ewa and John, Putney

This was our 3rd visit to The Schoolhouse, a vey cosy comfortable cottage.The welcome pack is a nice touch as is the unlimited log supply and check out time of 11am. There are loads of places to visit in the area and the local pub and farm shop in the village are really good. W shall be back.

Gill, Egham

The school house is a little gem of a property. The owners have kept some of the original features eg the stone floor in the dining room and original window in the bedroom, Which adds to its charm. We love the garden in the summer and exploring the area with Stamford being our favourite town. The local pub has a good choice of food and the staff always make us feel at home whilst we're staying in the school house. We find staying here so relaxing we've stayed may times and will keep going back to this little piece of heaven.

Caroline, Sheffield

Beautiful cottage

Diane, Esher, Surrey

One of the best holiday cottages we have been too. Nicely furnished, very clean, friendly welcome with fresh flowers and local produce. Location is great, too. We will certainly come back again.

Konstanze, München

This was our 3rd visit to the School House and once again we were delighted with the cottage. It’s very well furnished with all the extras you could hope for. The Cholmeley Arms, a few minutes away, serves really good, and large portions of, food and a good selection of beers and gins. Access to the Easton Estate gardens outside of “open hours” is a real bonus as you can explore to your hearts content. It’s definitely on our list of properties to visit again.

Bob, Birmingham

We booked a stay in The Schoolhouse as were visiting Lincolnshire for a wedding on 13th August. The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully furnished as if someone had just stepped out for a moment. Everything was there we could wish for, including bread, cake, wine and sloe gin! The fitting out of the kitchen was particularly good and we even went and bought some of the Sophie Allport china to bring home! The bed was extremely comfortable, and to have a separate dining room made a small one bedroomed cottage appear very spacious. A gem!

Janet, Shebbear

Lovely accomodation, enjoyed location, local pub over the week. Daughters and friends came for a couple of nights and stayed at the pub. Nice chat to neighbours in old Post Office. Went to Wheatsheaf Inn one night - excellent. Also open air theatre nr Stamford, plus Belton Hall and grounds, plus Lincoln.

Deborah, Cronulla, Sydney

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The School House. It is the best cottage we have stayed in. Every detail had been thought of. The cottage was perfect in every way. Convenient parking outside the gate. Enclosed and safe garden for our dog. Beautiful village with a superb pub within strolling distance with amazing food. Very friendly locals. Congratulations on the restoration of Easton Walled gardens they are beautiful and an added bonus that we could visit after hours with our dog. We cant speak highly enough of the cottage and will certainly return for another holiday. Thank you.

Barbara, Stone

The School House is without doubt the best cottage we have ever stayed in . Absolutely beautiful cottage . So quaint. Every detail thought of . Superbly clean . Wonderful peaceful village with an amazing pub in strolling distance . Excellent to visit the area. Dog friendly enclosed garden . Easton gardens is a must to visit . Congratulations on bringing the garden back to life . We will most certainly return to the cottage . Thank you so much .

Barbara, Stone, Staffordshire

Well presented cottage with a relaxing garden in a quiet village in Lincolnshire. Excellently positioned for exploring the area and it was also close to the Easton Walled Garden which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cottage itself was comfortable and homely but with some nice modern touches. The welcome hamper was unexpected and included local produce. Thank you Fred, Ursula and team

Ian, Manchester

We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in this beautifully appointed cottage with sunny garden. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and being able to access their wonderful gardens was a big plus. The village pub is a short stroll away and was very friendly with excellent food. We enjoyed the library of books and the local goodies left for us to enjoy.

John and Susan, Yorkshire

The property was wonderful everything you could need, extremely comfortable and clean. Bathroom was amazing. Our two dogs loved the garden. Also free visiting to the estate garden was a real bonus being able to have the gardens to yourself.

Diane, Warrington

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The neighbourhood

This area of Lincolnshire is largely unspoilt, as is the village of Burton-le-Coggles: just a church, a farm shop and a cosy dining pub. For ‘proper’ shops there’s Corby Glen, a five-minute drive. You can follow nature trails through woods and vales, visit Grimsthorpe Castle and Belton House, enjoy numerous film, food and game fairs, and take advantage of free access to the estate’s walled gardens, a 20-minute cycle ride.

Local points of interest from Sir Fred Cholmeley

  • The School House was once the home of the School Master or Mistress, who taught at the village school. It was built in around 1830.
  • The School House is on the Easton Estate, owned by the Cholmeley Family since 1561. The Estate's pub, the Cholmeley Arms, is about 5 minutes walk away, and serves the most delicious food.
  • Easton Walled Gardens, the gardens of the former Easton Hall which have been lovingly brought back to life by the Cholmeley family are a short drive away. Guests at The School House have free, unlimited access to the Gardens during their stay with us.
  • 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.
  • There are many historic houses in the area, from Belvoir Castle to Belton House, and from Grimsthorpe Castle to Burghley House.
  • Lincolnshire is one of England's largest counties, and has hundreds of historic Churches within its borders.


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.