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Historic Manor House with garden and all weather tennis court in pretty village

People12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 6,400 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Folkingham - Quiet, self contained and absorbs people to give a relaxed atmosphere. Village amenities to hand.

Folkingham Manor is the perfect house for family get-togethers and friends reunions as well as more traditional holiday breaks.

The art historian, Nikolaus Pevsner, particularly appreciated the piano nobile level (1st floor) which houses two large reception rooms (sitting room and dining room) and a study. The top two floors hold the beamed bedrooms and bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a large kitchen with an AGA and dining table for informal meals, a second kitchen, walk in pantry and library.

The 1 acre garden is split into different areas of lawn and borders with plenty of room for car parking on the extended gravel drive. There is an all-weather tennis court suitable for year round use.

The village of Folkingham has a 7 day a week shop, PO, pub and fine Early English church. It is considered to be one of the finest villages in the county with its wide market place surrounded by Georgian houses.

The beautiful town of Stamford, renowned for its architecture, 7 churches, The George Hotel and much more is easily accessible as is historic Lincoln to the north and Peterborough to the south. The well serviced Grantham mainline station is just 20 minutes away by car and it then takes under an hour to London Kings Cross.

Within the vicinity there are golf courses, fishing lakes and riding stables.

More Details

Property Manager
Marjorie Carr
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Marjorie Carr

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Marjorie Carr purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Marjorie Carr chose Lincolnshire

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in South Kesteven District in Lincolnshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, hand basin, shower and WC. Family bathroom for Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 with jacuzzi bath, shower, Jack and Jill basins, bidet and WC. Bathroom for Bedrooms 5, 6 and 7 with bath, hand basin, bidet and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Bathroom en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 Notes on bedrooms: Principal Bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Beyond the green baize door Bedroom 5 and 6 each have a double bed and double futon. Bedroom 7 with single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Folkingham Manor was built for Lord Clinton by his father, the Earl of Lincoln, shortly after the English Civil War. It is a Commonwealth house of four storeys with thick limestone walls and a fine Collyweston tiled roof. Subsequent occupants include the Wynne family made famous by Betsy Wynne who wrote of her friends Horatio Nelson, Lord and Lady Hamilton, and recalled listening to Mozart in her celebrated diaries. The Wynnes were followed by the wealthy and influential Heathcote family whose forebears were founders of The Bank of England and the East India Company. Outside: The gardens are divided into separate areas suited for sitting or playing games. During the summer months it is ideal for eating out and the tennis court can be used year round. Utility Room: The utility room/2nd kitchen has an electric hob, two electric ovens, and a washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Guests are provided with towels and linen. These are changed weekly. Property is cleaned weekly. The services of local caterers and serving staff are available on request. Other: The library on the ground floor is ideal for those who want to escape with a book or listen to music.

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Historic Manor House with garden and all weather tennis court in pretty village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
5

Amazing and adaptable property!

  • 5 of 5

We used The Manor House for a weekend get together with old school friends. It is massive but we still managed to feel cosy.

We used the kitchen for one meal, which is lovely and sunny and warmed by an enormous aga and then we used the dining room for another meal, which although is more formal it is a lovely room.

All of the bedrooms are big, some enormous, and the bathrooms/showers worked really well considering the size and age of the house.

The layout is interesting and hasn't been changed since it was built, so the lower ground floor is clearly the 'servants' quarters, including a massive walk in larder! The upper floors are even serviced by a separate front door and much grander.

The grounds are lovely and a lot of fun was had on the tennis court! There is plenty of parking, we had 6 cars with room for more.

The centre of the village of Folkingam is picture perfect and the local pub does good home cooked meals. There is a village shop that is open til 8pm most nights and is well stocked. There are also some lovely walks around the area.

A tiny downside would be that the A15 cuts through the village but you can't hear it from the house.

Overall highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, amazing garden

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful family home with incredible gardens. Very good for families

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend at the Manor

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic venue for family reunion. Plenty of room for 10 of us, clean and tidy. Great weather so tennis court fully utilised as well as spacious garden for relaxing. Friendly local shop and choccy maker directly opposite!. Despite being near main road very tranquil. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The most amazing place I've ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, oozing with character. Marjorie was a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Fabulous fun

  • 4 of 5

The house and village were memorable. We had a relaxing time and really enjoyed the walk which starts just outside the house.

We were made very welcome by the owners.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastically enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at Folkingham Manor, the place was just fantastic for us all. it accommodated all of us with ease.

it was very easy to find and the grounds were wonderful in the sunshine, thankfully there was a lot of sun on our bank holiday getaway.

The owners and house keeper were wonderfully relaxed.

We hope to go back in the future.

I would highly recommend Folkingham Manor as a getaway for large groups.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Train
12 Miles
Grantham
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
A1
Car: necessary

Travel:

Grantham Station - 13 miles

Peterborough Station - 24 miles

Distances:

Stamford - 19 miles

Grantham - 13 miles

Lincoln - 24 miles

Bourne - 8 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in South Kesteven District, East Midlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 2 nights
From
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Flexible with arrival between 4pm and 7pm unless earlier time of arrival agreed.
Departure by 12 noon on departure date unless later departure agreed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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