The School House

Grantham, Lincolnshire

Logs by the wood-burner, umbrellas by the door, sloe gin in the welcome basket… there are heaps of treats at this sweet estate cottage


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Generations of Cholmeleys have managed the Easton Estate since 1561; today it’s Sir Fred who meets guests at the freshly painted duck-egg blue door to the schoolmaster’s house. As for Burton-le-Coggles, it’s the quaintest village you ever did see, on a traditional rural estate in the Lincolnshire Vales: just a church, a farm, a pub. The cottage sits on the corner of the unbusy main road in a garden scented by lavender, alliums, roses, lupins, sweet peas and apple trees, and a veg patch you are welcome to enjoy. Step in to find a dining room with lots of books; a sitting room cosily carpeted; and a sizeable kitchen filled with light, overlooking the front garden. Old and new blend beautifully throughout – and if the bedroom is romantic, the bathroom is a wow! Guests have free access to Easton Walled Gardens during their stay – you can also visit Woolsthorpe Manor and Burghley House, explore the estate’s ‘lost’ walled gardens (they’re stunning), drop in for a pint at the Cholmeley Arms. Return to white-painted beams, original stone flags, Bose sound, a laptop corner, a suave velvet bedhead and a pink sofa.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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 £400. 3-night stay £450; 4-night stay £500. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £92
Weekly price
from £650
2-night stay at weekends (Fri&Sat), £400-£450. 3-night stay at weekends (Fri-Mon), £450-£500. 4-night stay (Mon-Fri), £400-£450.
1 Cottage for 2
From £921 bed1 bedroom


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

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.
  • Easton Walled Gardens, the gardens of the former Easton Hall, home to the Cholmeley family for over 400 years are a short drive away. School House Guests have free, unlimited access to the Gardens during their stay.
  • The lovely market towns of Stamford and Oakham are within easy driving distance, as is Rutland Water.
  • 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.