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The Old School

(Ref. 914140)

Hatton near Wragby, Lincolnshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, lovely area."

    would recommend to other guests

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Feb 2024

  • "A quaint little cottage with all you need for a comfortable relaxing break away."

    A whole week of peace and quiet. Beautifully decorated and well equipped. The log fire was delightful on the snowy December evenings. We enjoyed exploring the local area. Most certainly on our list for a further visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay."

    Sunday to Friday. Just as described a beautiful cottage close toa number of pretty villages and not far from Lincoln. Just what we were looking for in a short getaway.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2023

  • "What an absolute gem of a property."

    It was a fabulous conversion with little nods to it’s past. Great layout, spotlessly clean and well equipped and comfortable and quiet. Communication from the owner was superb. We only stayed for 3 nights but used it as a central base to visit relatives and explore Lincoln and Skegness area. We will definitely be recommending.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2023

  • "We happened to arrive on one of the hot weekends, unfortunately we weren’t able to sit outside as there was no umbrella, it was also fortunate that we took our own fans as it was extremely warm and none were provided."

    Apart from that our stay was pleasant and comfortable, nearly everything else was provided. Just for information there is a leaking gutter just outside the bifold doors.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Sep 2023

  • "The place was amazing."

    Modern with that old fashioned feel. Lots of thoughts about how the children spent time at school. The weather wasn’t great, so we weren’t able to spend time in the outside area. We booked the place on the photos. The area wasn’t great, as we like to walk and explore. We drove to Lincoln and a couple of local towns. Definitely recommend for a few quiet days away.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property in peaceful surroundings."

    Well positioned to explore Lincolnshire. We will definitely be looking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beautiful coloured soft furnishings. Very peaceful and well placed for day trips to the sea and Lincoln, and Battle of Britain Momorial flight.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous property very relaxing area nice and quiet."

    Couldn’t have asked for more at the property had everything needed and more. Loved reading about the history of the old school fabulous restoration.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "The Old School was in a peaceful location, but easy to visit the area."

    Agree with previous reviews as to basic kitchen items if you like to cook. Could do with a "spring clean" in some areas. Phone signal was very poor as was the broadband. Overall warm and inviting.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Apr 2023

  • "This old school is amazing, comfortable, cozy and homely."

    It's in a peaceful location with plenty of wildlife to see. Love the history that still remains inside the school house. Really nice place to stay. Love it.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property was in a quiet area and was perfect for accessing the local area."

    The Old School had everything we needed and more and we wished we had been able to stay a bit longer!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very unique property, which was both homely and comfortable."

    It is situated in beautiful countryside and is a great location for visiting the Lincolnshire Wolds.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property Well styled and equipped Let down by the standard of cleanliness which was disappointing"

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful four night's stay at The Old School."

    It was very comfortable, warm and welcoming. It was very well equipped with everything we could need for our stay. Even though it was the end of January we were able to sit out on the sheltered patio in the sun with a lovely view. The position of the cottage, away from much habitation, meant that it was very quiet, especially at night. It is a place we would love to come back to in the future. It was a reasonable distance from Horncastle, Louth and Lincoln, with a good small supermarket and restaurants in the nearby village of Wragby. Heartily recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great communication from the property owner."

    Although the property has been renovated (and to a very high standard), the character of the building has been retained. The area is quiet but within reach of local towns and Lincoln. The property is very well equipped- perfect as a base for a stay in the area. We loved our stay here and hope to return again in the future!!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Old School is a superb holiday property, it is full of character with a modern and contemporary open plan feel."

    The log burner was a bonus! Thank you, we wanted for nothing - and the peace and quiet was absolute heaven.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely place to come too and relax."

    Well equipped, very clean and tidy. We would definitely come back. That says it all. 5 Star.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2022

  • "Delightful conversion, providing everything you could wish for, including somewhere to put the bikes."

    Great size rooms and really well presented. Lovely surrounding countryside with virtually traffic-free country lanes which are great for cycling. We have no hesitation in recommending The Old School and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautifully presented cottage with comfortable furnishings and a comprehensively equipped holiday kitchen."

    Everything was provided in the property, all in good order, with firewood (and even the matches) easily to hand. The location was great for a first trip to explore the Lincolnshire Wolds with easy access by road, bike or on foot. With little passing traffic, the small village of Hatton was peaceful and relaxing. We woke early on our first morning to be greeted by a sea of faces from our window - the herd of cattle and calves in the field behind which was magical. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fantasic example of how to do a conversion."

    Excellent design and high specs. Comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Presented in excellent condition. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property tastefully refurbished in a glorious location."

    Everything was provided that we needed within the property and our stay was very comfortable. Situated in a rural spot with lots of attractions close by to keep an active family busy. Wildlife in abundance with cows in the field to the rear, an owl in the tree outside most evenings, wild deer seen, rabbits and lots of birds of pray. We needed to speak with the owner early on in our stay and she responded quickly and satisfactorily. We would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location for us to explore the Wolds area and a fabulous place to stay - felt like home from home."

    Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Rik5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Old School House is very well equipped and we found the bed extremely comfortable which for us hasn’t always been the case in previous properties."

    The attention to detail in the renovation is of a very high standard which added to the comfort. Very good location for the Wolds. We highly recommend the Old School House

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Would recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, just lovely."

    Peaceful, quiet, well-equipped, stylish, interesting references to its origin as a school. Wine and shortbread to welcome us. All communication with owners was friendly, pleasant and helpful. Even the cows over the fence were friendly. Just what we needed! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Judy4.7May 2022

  • "The Old School House has been refurbished by a craftsman/woman in perfect detail - even down to the handles on small cupboards."

    Finishing decorative touches are wonderful :- the copper pots and pans, stoneware, Victorian glass and ceramic ornaments, the old wooden pencil case in the master bedroom, huge stunning wardrobe, the kitchen wooden bowl and placemats, and of course the brilliant fire! The entrance hall reminding us of a Victorian/Edwardian childhood - coat hooks, photographs especially the poor little "Dunce," the lather satchel, and horrors - a cane! Best of all, the obviously well-loved Irish dog I named "Paddy" - with a very wise kind face that appeals to "children of any age!" A "suntrap" outside seating area with a little wildflower bed, views of a neighboring well-manicured lawn with willow trees, and wide open Lincolnshire skies! The path to the car park made from what looks to me like recycled handmade Victorian bricks! Everything else about this cottage has already been said and I could find nothing to fault! I have had a wonderful time in Lincolnshire attending a god-child's wedding and visiting my old RAF haunts - and some new ones! Woodside Wildlife Park (LN3 5DQ) is expensive but well worth a visit as a conservation park to see the white wolves, Julia the tiger, the crocodiles, penguins and Sir Joseph Banks rescued plants from Tahiti - he sailed with Captain Cook. I have had a wonderful time in this happy little cottage and looked forward to coming "home" every day. By the way, the old school bell still works! Kathryn

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent 5* Accommodation located close to the Lincolnshire Wolds with great countryside views."

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Well equipped and beautifully furnished The Old School is a very well conceived conversion of a Victorian building."

    Small but pretty patio which would be a peaceful place to enjoy a drink in the warmer months. Will recommend to friends who like us enjoy breaks in the UK.

    Reviewed by George4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at The Old Schoolhouse."

    the accomodation was clean and well equiped. We enjoyed the log burner and the treats left for us by the owner. It is perfectly placed to explore the Lincolnshire wolds and the east coast. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Delightful stay in a very comfortable and peaceful accommodation that lacked for nothing."

    Appreciated the small touches and log burning fire, and the beautiful sunsets that added to the tranquility of the place. I didn’t want to leave ! Thank you

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our fourth visit at Christmas was again perfect."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovey cosy place easy reach of places to visit."

    Lots of logs left had a cosy fire a couple of nights. Everything that you could need was supplied. Only comment is the beds upstairs are really hard not very comfortable (the main bed was so soft ahh) & We found it difficult to regulate the shower very easily. But would certainly recommend & book again.

    Reviewed by Celia4.7Nov 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old School."

    The property has everything you need and is in a handy location for visiting Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Wolds. It's also in a great spot for aviation enthusiasts, with lots of RAF bases and aircraft museums nearby. The only minor critisism is that the microwave wasn't very clean. Overall, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Callum4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    Everything you need in a quiet rural setting but with easy access to many attractions in the county. The owners were very approachable and helpful. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "BEAUTIFUL COMFORTABLE COTTAGE IN A LOVELY QUIET LOCATION"

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2021

  • "Would have been useful To know how bad the WiFi is at the property."

    This may be a regional issue but forwarded is useful if you do need to use it.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Jun 2021

  • "Found everything very clean apart from the grill pan!"

    Would like a better reading light by sofa. Very good location & quiet. Kitchen layout & equipment very good. Lots of plug sockets including usb socket.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "A beautiful converted school with everything you may need, felt very at home here."

    Lovely quite area with really friendly people on the odd occasion you did see someone. Lots of things to do round and about or just chill out for the day in the small garden area. Fantastic for star gazing if it's not overcast. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Michaela4.7Oct 2020

  • "TV could have been a bit bigger."

    Good stock of logs for the fire was lovely. Cooking facilities were very good. There wasn’t an outdoor recycling bin so had to leave recycling in the small indoor bin. Overall decor was to a very high standard and we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2020

  • "House"

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Aug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed the break."

    ...wish it was longer. The old school was first class (pun intended), clean, warm handy for trips out.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2020

  • "Perfect. A beautiful conversion of an old school into a luxurious holiday cottage."

    We loved the attention to detail - the nod to the old school as we discovered the satchel and wheelie toy dog but also the stylish Christmas touches with the tree, lights, candles & subtle nativity scene. All the mod cons - power shower, central heating, dish washer & plenty of plug sockets but also the opportunity to experience a bit of life from the past at the old school with bringing in wood for a log file and long healthy walks to the nearest town. My friend and I needed to get away from modern life and the old school with its beautiful period features and contemporary but complementary decoration was more than we could have expected. Perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a great few days in Lincolnshire."

    We loved Lincoln, Louth and Gibraltar Point (near Skegness) - and the best was getting back "home" to the lovely Old School after a days out. Simply we loved the Old School - it was brilliant!

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    A warm welcome from the owners. Lovely to return to after a day exploring and walking the Lincolnshire Wolds and visiting Lincoln.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "The old school is a lovely holiday home."

    The perfect spot for a relaxing break the owners have created lovely home where all our needs were catered for. Can't fault the cleanliness and preparation for our arrival.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely clean and tidy old school in a peacful setting with walks from the front door."

    Good location for exploring the area. We always eat in and as only two of us a couple of small saucepans with lids would have been useful but that was all we could fault it on. Good location for exploring the area

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2019

  • "An amazing conversion, all done to a very high standard."

    The location is excellent for exploring central Lincolnshire . Very quiet and rural so easy to relax and enjoy the area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Old School is one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed at and is a first class conversion."

    Lincolnshire is a lovely county both countryside and coast with many very quiet roads once off the main routes. The cottage is in a very quiet spot surrounded by open countryside

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2019

  • "This is a beautifully renovated school, it is comfortable and welcoming."

    Ideally placed for discovering Lincoln and surrounds.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage beautifully refurbished with great facilities."

    Really really nice Only issue is location. You pretty much have to drive everywhere and sadly (for us at least!). No decent local pub you can walk to!

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely Cottage in beautiful location, but would benefit from a good clean, owing to lots of dust and cobwebs!"

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for the two of us - it has been beautifully restored and is a very stylish and comfortable place to stay."

    We loved seeing all the wildlife visiting the field behind!. The owner helpfully e-mailed information beforehand and kindly left flowers and biscuits for us - all much appreciated. The location is excellent - quietly situated in the countryside but well positioned for touring the area, and we were blessed with gloriously sunny weather! We very much enjoyed our week at the Old School.

    Reviewed by R A5.0May 2019

  • "Impeccable conversion of the village school, tasteful interiors clearly inspired by country living magazine (there's a stack of then in the drawer), convenient for the Wolds where there are some surprisingly good walks if you look for them, easy access to Lincoln."

    All very comfy then, but bring your own radio if you want to listen to Martha Kearney jawing on about Brexit.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Apr 2019

  • "A beautifully converted cottage in a lovely and peaceful part of Lincolnshire."

    Thank you for a relaxing and fun mini-break.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    . Lovely cosy night in with log fire wine and chocolates.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property, just beautiful"

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2018

  • "The Old School was a perfect base to explore Lincolnshire."

    The cottage is one of the best cottages we’ve ever stayed in, even better than the photos suggest. It was like something out of a Country Homes magazine. It has been very well converted and the finish and attention to detail is fantastic, it still has the old school bell. We would love to return in the summer to make use of the sun loungers on the private patio area! I have already recommended this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Hl5.0Nov 2018

  • "The school house was really excellent particularly for an old school teacher."

    We had some wonderful sun rises and sunsets as well as all the pheasants and cows. It was also within easy reach of so.many places.

    Reviewed by Hedley5.0Oct 2018

  • "Property was beautifully restored and very well equipped for a self catering holiday."

    It was clean and had good quality furniture to make for a comfortable stay. Also noticeable there was plenty of supply of daily items such as toilet roll, bin liners, kitchen cleaners, kitchen foil etc.. We’ve taken many self catering let’s where this has not been the case and these small things add up to a much better overall experience.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very relaxing location in the countryside ."

    Lovely well appointed acommodation.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2018

  • "The Old School house was great with lots to do just a short drive away ."

    You would find it hard to get a better place to stay and relax

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2018

  • "We both enjoyed the peace and quiet, living on a housing estate and both having stressful jobs this means an awful lot."

    Every day we were visited by the ducks, cows and the pheasants and sitting in the garden listening to all the birds was amazing. Came home feeling very rested and relaxed, the perfect place to re-charge the batteries.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic house, lots of things to do in and around Lincoln."

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2018

  • "Whilst we really loved the house and inside space, we felt that the outside space provided limited options for relaxing."

    We also found the Wifi very flaky, but this could well be down to the rural location.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2018

  • "The Old School has been converted in a very stylish and attractive way keeping many original features including the old bell and coat hooks."

    It was very warm and comfortable with a manual explaining absolutely everything you may wish to know. Its situation ensured it was a quiet and peaceful holiday but within easy driving distance of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2018

  • "This is a really lovely property in a quiet location."

    If you’re a keen cook, take some of your own utensils as the kitchen isn’t brilliantly equipped. Apart from that, we really enjoyed our stay. Comfortable, peaceful yet within easy reach of lots of interesting places.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.2Dec 2017

  • "A wonderful cottage with exquisite character, especially quaint at Christmas"

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.8Dec 2017

  • "Warm, comfortable cottage - would recommend"

    Reviewed by Timothy4.2Nov 2017

  • "This is a great holiday home for a large family with children."

    We had a really good time there and didn't have to worry too much about the kids letting off steam. The property is in a good location for touring Herefordshire, and we managed to get out and about despite the awful rain.

    Reviewed by Gill3.4Jul 2017

  • "We really enjoyed staying at the old school very good cottage 5 stars"

    Reviewed by John4.8Jun 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Top quality conversion Lovely peaceful area but with so much to do in easy reach. Over the years we must have stayed in over 50 rental properties in this country and this is easily one of the best.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2017

  • "Opening the door was a WOW factor the cottage was charming and the interior was so up to date it was a pleasure to stay."

    The only other problem is how to match another cottage to stay in to the same standards of The Old School. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Simon4.8Nov 2016

  • "We have booked several breaks with Sykes, and this has by far been the best place of the lot!"

    This place should be charging much more than it is, its perfect throughout and a really nice place to visit. We visited in November, two adults and one baby.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2016

  • "The Old School at Hatton was absolutely fabulous ."

    ... it looks great on the pictures but in reality it was fantastic. The owners have done a Grade 1 job of fitting it out and have kept all of the old charm but with modern-day comforts. We really loved it and were sad to leave. I will definitely be back there as there is still so much more to see and do in Lincoln and this was the perfect base to do it from. Couldn't be any happier with the break .... just wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Oct 2016

  • "The location was just what we were looking for, it ideally situated as a base, there are lots of places of interest that are within a short drive (30 minutes) very good for walkers, everything we wanted for a week break, plus the weather was really good so that helped."

    Reviewed by Ellen4.8Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x king-size double, 1 x mezzanine family room with 1 small double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

The Old School is a delightful conversion of a former school room dating back to the 1870s and now provides an oasis of luxury nestled within the peaceful Lincolnshire hamlet of Hatton.

This is a perfect choice for families, friends and couples, in fact anyone wanting to explore the endless possibilities on offer throughout England's fourth largest county.

This lovely cottage is sympathetically renovated whilst retaining original features.

As a testament to its age, the front of this delightful cottage retains its original Victorian post box, which is still in use!

On entering the porch the original coat hooks are still in use but the designs of the coats have greatly changed.

The open plan living space is a light filled room with a high beamed ceiling and original exposed wall together with a woodburner.

The original partition has been cleverly adapted to create part of the spacious master bedroom.

The interior height of The Old School room has been utilised to the full through the addition of a second bedroom in the rafters; this is now a delightful bedroom approached by an open staircase from the living space.

The bi-fold doors extend the living space onto the patio which overlooks pleasant farmland.

Relax on the patio with a refreshing drink whilst planning your activities for the next day.

This delightful cottage is surrounded by miles of rolling hills and beautiful countryside and the Lincolnshire Wolds provide super opportunities for walkers and cyclists.

In nearby Woodhall Spa, a local hotel was seconded by the RAF and became the Officers' Mess for the famous 617 squadron, The Dambuster Squadron, which flew many famous missions from nearby Scampton.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre offers an emotive and fascinating insight into those times.

The vibrant city of Lincoln offers heritage galore, festivals, tours, trails and superb shopping.

A superb holiday home that will provide memories that are hard to beat.

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About the location

HATTON, LINCOLNSHIRE

Wragby 3 miles; Horncastle 7 miles; Lincoln 15 miles.

Hatton is a small hamlet in the Lincolnshire Wolds, surrounded by Lincolnshire countryside making it a walker's and cyclist's paradise with a myriad of quiet country lanes. Just over three miles away is the small town of Wragby. The town is the home of the ‘Rout Yard’ the remains of two 19th century manors, the 19th century Grade II listed church of All Saints, and a tall tower mill, built in 1831 by the millwright Ingledew. Wragby offers three friendly local pubs, a fish shop, a café, and a restaurant. Take a trip to the city of Lincoln, marvel at its impressive cathedral or potter around the many interesting shops in the Bailgate area. Visit Horcastle and Louth for weekly markets, tea rooms and antique shops, or head to the coast to discover the seaside resorts of Skegness and Sutton-on-Sea, Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve and Doona Nook to see the seals. Cadwell Park race circuit is just four miles away, whilst Market Rasen racecourse is also close by. A wonderful base for exploring Lincolnshire, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas