The School House

Grantham, Lincolnshire

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


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 dinn
  • Coming back to the cosy cottage after a day of exploring
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Home truths

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


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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


  • 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

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 since 1561. Sir Fred and his wife, keen to introduce guests to the beauty and tranquillity of country life, have been running Easton Walled Gardens as a visitor attraction since the early 2000s. They live close by.