THE EASTON ESTATE
The Easton Estate is a traditional rural estate, set in the rolling countryside of the Lincolnshire/Rutland borders, between Stamford and Grantham. Owned and managed by the Cholmeley family since 1561, Easton is a contemporary estate run on traditional lines, incorporating arable and livestock farming; ancient woodlands; a fabulous garden open to the public; a new holiday cottage within the gardens; a thriving village pub and farm shop; and honey-coloured limestone cottages, many of which are available to rent on the open market.
In the early 1900s, the future US President Franklin D. Roosevelt described it as "a dream of Nirvana……almost too good to be true". The 20th century was brutal to many Estates and their families. World War I claimed the lives of six Cholmeleys and in World War II Easton Hall was requisitioned by the army and demolished shortly afterwards.
An uncertain economic climate meant the Estate hovered on the brink in the 1970s, but careful stewardship, new opportunities and a growing sense of community pride mean that the Estate now flourishes.
The gardens surrounding the site of the old Hall and its surviving buildings have been recreated over the last 20 years and are now open to the public as Easton Walled Gardens. The are also home to 2 of our Holiday Cottages and our Loft Apartments. Our third holiday cottage, The School House in Burton-le-Coggles, is very popular being only a short, peaceful walk from the Pub.
Staying at Easton gives a sense of freedom, of getting away from it all, in a place close to the hearts of all those who have lived, worked and visited here over the years.
Our Holiday Cottages were born out of a desire to breathe new life into old buildings, to create an experience for our guests, and to share what we have here with them.
Getting away from it all couldn’t be easier. That much needed space is only a couple of hours from London, in the centre of England - 12 acres of beautifully restored Easton Walled Gardens is yours to enjoy during your stay
The only difficulty is which one to choose for your stay - each has a distinct, but identifiable, feel. Attention to detail and comfort are key.
The Pub, The Cholmeley Arms, offers a farm shop, accommodation and quality food and has become the heart of a village community. Many of the cottages are now let on the open market, but a significant number are still home to Estate workers.
A member of the family is involved in every aspect of the Estate from cottage letting to farming, forestry and catering. Since 1561, fifteen generations of Cholmeleys have farmed, built and developed this beautiful land.
Ursula Cholmeley is a passionate gardener and has restored the gardens from dereliction, a labour of love that has been going on since 2001.
The Estate is managed from the Estate Office in Burton-le-Coggles, which can be contacted via the Contact page.
If you want directions to the Estate Office in Burton-le-Coggles, click here to download them.