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Excellent 5/5 Score from 24 reviews

Skendleby Hall

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £565 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 24 reviews

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Manor House | 14 bedrooms | sleeps 26

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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, 12 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 26, 14 bedrooms
Nearest beach Anderby Creek 10 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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, 12 bathrooms of which 12 En suites
Furniture Single beds (12), Double beds (3), 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 Wheelchair users, Secure parking
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.

The Library

This has window seats and working shutters. It is the “Games Room” with a wide selection of books, games and 2 cards table.

The Lounge

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.

2nd Kitchen

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.

The Conservatory

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.

The Bedrooms

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

Further details

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.

About this location

The Lincolnshire region

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.

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Review 1-10 of 24

3 Dec 2014


"5 Star experience"

We have just returned from a weekend at Skendleby Hall after celebrating my wife's surprise 50th Birthday party. What a stunning house!!! It exceeded all our expectations in a quite part of the L… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you at Skendleby Hall again.

1 Dec 2014


"Fantastic weekend in a fabulous Hall"

Twenty six friends rented this accommodation for a long weekend. It is a beautiful building which is fascinating to find your way around. The beds were really comfortable and our room have lovely cris… More

Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed the Hall and hope to see you in Skendleby again in the near future.

16 Sep 2014


"Fantastic Five Nights"

Just spent 5 nights here with friends from down south and up north!! The house is stunning, and well kept! We had fabulous weather so we spent a lot of time outdoors it was BBQ weather!!! I just love … More

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you loved the Hall and grounds and hope you are able to visit us again.

1 Jun 2014


"Perfect Wedding Venue"

We booked Skendleby Hall for our wedding in August 2014. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for, and in comparison to what hotels were charging- it's a great deal. We were looking speci… More

11 Apr 2014



We stayed at Skendleby Hall for our annual holiday of our extended family (c. 24 people). In 12 years of holidays, Skendleby Hall is the best house we have stayed in. In particular we appreciated the … More

19 Mar 2014


"Fantastic venue for Corporate Event"

Skendleby Hall is a beautiful venue, and the service and assistance we received from the owner, Ruth, was fantastic. We held our 2 day Team Building event at the hall, it provided a beautfully mainta… More

1 Jan 2014


"Sensational Skendleby Christmas"

My family and I celebrated a truly memorable Christmas in this fabulous Hall. With 22 grown ups, 5 children, 2 babies, 2 Labradors (and a partridge in a pear tree) there was ample room for us to relax… More

1 Dec 2013


"Roomy, comfortable, plenty to do"

We rented Skendleby Hall for our 40th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The place is huge and you get the run of it. The children loved it, we lost them for hours as they explored or play… More

13 Nov 2013


"Beautiful large house perfect for a large family and friends get together"

I booked Skendleby Hall for a weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday with family and friends and the house was just perfect.We had the master bedroom, it is the largest bedroom/suite I have ever stayed… More

11 Nov 2013


"Fantastic weekend in an incredible property!"

16 of us stayed at Skendleby Hall this past weekend, and we had an absolutely fantastic few days.The property is enormous with lots of character and all amenities you could possibly require. The Hall … More

Review 1-10 of 24

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Calendar last updated:18 Feb 2015

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