Skendleby Hall is a magnificent English Grade II listed country house available for rent. This beautiful large mansion is situated within the Lincolnshire Wolds. Skendleby Hall has far reaching views across gently rolling countryside. The mansion was designed by renowned architect S S Teulon, as a country residence for the Gainsford family and originally dates from the mid 18th Century. Other additions were made in the 19th century including the impressive Victorian clock tower.
Skendleby Hall is also well positioned for the Lincolnshire seaside resorts and nature reserves, with UK renowned seal reserve Donna Nook and Gibraltar Point only a drive away. It offers stately home accommodation for people wishing to combine a rural idyll with local attractions.
Every room in Skendleby Hall has its own character and each one is tastefully furnished with furniture and soft furnishings of the highest quality. This includes the beautiful large drawing room, which has many original features, 3 additional reception rooms, 2 kitchens, a large dining room seating 26, a billiards room, 13 bedrooms, 13 bath/shower rooms and 2 separate toilets. It is ideal for family reunions, birthday celebrations, corporate functions, small wedding parties or just a get together with your friends.
Nearby, outdoor activities include golf, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and go-kart racing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 28, 14 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Anderby Creek 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Humberside 60 km, Nearest railway: Skegness 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||14 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms of which 13 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (5), Double beds (3), Single beds (12), Cots (2), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 26|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Every room in Skendleby Hall has its own character and each one is tastefully furnished to the highest standard. In brief, the substantial accommodation includes 5 reception rooms, 2 kitchens, billiards room, 13 bedrooms all with en-suites.
A marble-floored Reception Hall leads onto 3 magnificent reception rooms:
The Drawing Room
The rooms 31'x 20' has a large period fireplace and retains the original coving, which is carved with Masonic emblems. Three large comfy sofas and elegant window seats make this an ideal room for your champagne reception.
The Music Room
This lovely room has beautiful views and has a Yamaha grand piano which is available for your use.
This has window seats and working shutters. It is the “Games Room” with a wide selection of books, games and 2 cards table.
This large, attractive room is the 'Media Room” and has state-of-the-art surround sound 50” TV with Sky Plus, DVD, video and karaoke. A wide selection of DVD's, CD's and videos are available.
The Main Kitchen
This has an extensive range of National Trust Heritage Farrow and Ball painted units, granite worktops, twin butler sinks, twin gas hobs, double electric ovens, 2 dishwashers, fridges, washing machine and dryer. It is fully equipped for 26 people. There is a refectory table with seating for 8.
This is fully fitted with American oak units, sink, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. There is a table with seating for 6.
This can be accessed from the front of the house and has space for muddy boots and wet clothes.
The Dining Room
Leads directly off the kitchen. It is a beautiful and an unusual shape being directly under the chapel. It has space for 26 to dine in comfort.
The Sauna Room
This holds the sauna and steam shower and leads out to the walled garden which enjoys the morning sun andis perfect for a quiet coffee.
The Billiards Room
This is a superb room (27' x 20') containing a professional full size billiards table with light above. This is fully equipped with everything required to play snooker including a scoreboard.
The Games Rooms
Located in the clock tower are 2 games rooms. One has a full size table tennis table and the other has table football and air hockey. There is also a well equipped kiddies playroomwith TV, videos, DVD's and a wide selection of games and toys for the under 7's.
There are 13 bedrooms – 7 doubles/King and 4 twins, 1 single and 1 triple providing flexibility for families or singles within a party of 26.
There are 12 bathrooms/shower rooms (9 en-suite.) and 2 extra toilets.
The Master Bedroom is a lovely room with a Super King Size four-poster bed and dressing room leading through to the en-suite.
The Chapel is also a magnificent and unusual room with a King size 4 poster bed. All the rooms are furnished to the highest standards and provide very comfortable sleeping accommodation.
Victorian bedroom 2 has recently been renovated and has a disabled friendly period en-suite with shower and free standing slipper bath
|Further details outdoors|
The property itself occupies a secluded position on the edge of the village.The grounds are a particular feature and are in excess of 2 acres. The Hall is approached via a long gravelled driveway leading through protected woodland to a turning area and carriagecircle.
The gardens are principally laid to lawn with stunning views across undulating countryside to the south west and over the ha-ha, and adjacent to pastureland with views of the Church to the north.
Skendleby provides a peaceful and secluded setting for holidaymakers searching some tranquility in today's busy world.
We have table tennis, table football and air hockey in our 2 games rooms as well as the full size snooker table. There is a Playroom for the under 7's which is packed with games and toys and has its own TV with videos. For music lovers there is a stereo system and selection of CDs in the main lounge.
There is a 5-a-side football goal on the main lawn and a Jacques croquet set available in the conservatory
All prices are from and in pounds sterling. A 25% deposit is payable upon booking and the balance must be paid 8 weeks before arrival. The 25% deposit made to confirm your booking is non-refundable.
A refundable deposit against damages of £500 is payable with your balance and will be returned within a week once everything has been checked.
Skendleby is situated within the Lincolnshire Wolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers easy commuting west to Horncastle and Lincoln via the A158, East to Skegness and the coast, North to Louth and Humberside Airport via the A16 and South to Boston and Peterborough via the A16. The nearby market town of Splisby offers a good range of shops
Activities in the area include
Horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, coarse fishing, rainbow trout lake, Go Kart Racing.
Some of the largest roller coasters in Europe, Stock car racing, car & motor cycle racing at Cadwell Park, 2 golf courses nearby.
Huge number of antique shops and auctions.
Donna Nook seal sanctuary
The renowned Woodhall Spa Golf Club which is the headquarters of the EGU and is one of the top 50 inland courses in the world is less than 20 miles away. Discounted rates available to guests at Skendleby Hall.