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

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 6,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Marjorie Carr


Marjorie Carr purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Marjorie Carr chose South Kesteven District



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in South Kesteven District, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
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 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic, characterful property with amazing gardens.

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish Marjorie and the housekeeper, Yvette, were extremely helpful. The property was perfect for 3 families. The garden was amazing for the children and adults alike. We found the house was equipped with everything we needed. I’d highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful building ,perfect for my mum's surprise 60th birthday plenty of room for lots of people. The tennis court was also a great bonus. Would happily return :)

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic time. House great and tennis court added real value.

  • 5 of 5

We went for family surprise birthday. Perfect size and kids loved the garden and the tennis. Already planning out next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious property with original features.

  • 5 of 5

The house keeper was very helpful and responsive to our requests and needs. Yvette accepted delivery of our shopping as we were stuck in traffic. We were welcomed with a lovely box of chocolates hand made from the shop literally across the road. We were 9 adults meeting for a weekend gathering and enjoyed relaxing and socialising in the lounge. The Manor was extremely spacious and warm. The kitchen and dinning area made cooking and dinning a delight. The grounds were lovely to walk around and explore. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing spacious house

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, clean and well appointed house with an extensive, attractive, quiet garden. Ample utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses. The attic bedroom lacked clothes storage, so did a couple of the single rooms. Overall, well worth a visit

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 18/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Car: necessary


Grantham Station - 13 miles

Peterborough Station - 24 miles


Stamford - 19 miles

Grantham - 13 miles

Lincoln - 24 miles

Bourne - 8 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in South Kesteven District, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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 if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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