The School House

Grantham, Lincolnshire
+44 (0)1476 550227
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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

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.

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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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
2-night stay £500, 3-night stay £550, 4-night stay £600. Dogs welcome, preferably max. 2, £30 per dog, per stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £107
Weekly price
from £750
1 Cottage for 2
From £1071 bed1 bedroom


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

If you're looking for peace and quiet in friendly surroundings this beautiful cottage is perfect for you. This was our second visit as we love the area and the facilities this cosy cottage offers. A welcome addition were the goodies left for us on arrival We will be back.

Caroline, Sheffield

This was our second visit to School cottage while visiting family and re visiting places of interest to ourselves. Love the area ,lots of dog walking and friendly pubs supplying really good food and quite a few let you take your dogs in which is a great help. The cottage ideal for two people, very comfy with all modern cooking appliances etc. We enjoy the village everyone we have met have been friendly and wanted to talk to us which is a bonus these days. The pub in the village serves very good food but is very busy so you need to book. Great place to stay, will return again.

David, broadstairs

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

In the countryside - heart of England...a gorgeous cottage- an ideal village experience exists. Surroundings so peaceful, beautiful, birdsong...scenes like a huge hare chasing a black cat down the lane...if you can imagine! Walk to the pub ( The Cholmeley Arms for fine or casual dining). Close to major routes- visited Sandringham, Grimthorp, British Motor Museum, Cambridge, Norwich, and of course completed the Newton Trail (thrilling, humbling).The Easton Gardens is at the disposal of cottage guests and is a place of beauty and indescrible peace- complete with a tearoom!

Deb, Seneca

On arrival here it was wow what a terrific place ..the decor was first class really well done .window seats a good thing you can sit an see the world go by or birds feeding in garden .lovely walks ..people living in village so friendly .the big bed we got lost in it ..the greeting on arrival an shown around a lovely touch ..also the starter pack so you're able to sit an relax before thinking of shopping....we can recomend the farm shop an the chomely arms we were made very welcome there .....we have said we have same colour door an gates so swopping places would be easy ......ken


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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.