Whether you are looking for some time-out, the venue for a gathering or to brush up your academic or creative skills and knowledge, welcome! Wykes Manor is a place set apart for all, and can be a crossroads for many. Let us provide you with refreshment, rest and rejuvenation for whatever stage of your personal journey you are on.
Our 17th Century manor house is tucked amongst the fields and woodland of the Lincolnshire landscape. Based just outside Donington village, we are 20 minutes drive from Spalding and Boston, with good train services linking up to the North and South.
Please look around our website to see the spaces available to hire, and some of the activities, exhibitions and courses we have to offer you.
Call us on 07942 861956.
"A truly wonderful experience. The peace and tranquility allowed me to prioritise what is important in life and how to deal with the challenges ahead" - Helen.
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Rooms are available to rent on short term lets in our beautiful house. All rooms are large and spacious, with access to shared bathrooms. Breakfast and supper can also be provided.
We also have a fully-fitted office available to let in the grounds of the house. The office is purpose-built in wood and insulated, providing a tranquil working environment.
Wykes Manor offers flexible accommodation for events, receptions, parties, seminars, workshops and retreats from a centrally-placed location.
The Retreat Room
This large and historical room is situated in the part of the house that used to be the dairy. It contains a sink, twin beds, easy chair and a huge desk suitable for writers and artists. Originally it was probably the housekeeper's room. Thomas Cowley, who bought and renovated the house in the 17th century, employed a husband and wife team to keep the house and gardens, and we believe this to have been their room. Original features within the room include a carved wooden peg rack that may have been used for drying herbs.
The Attic Family Room
This spacious room has a double bed and two single beds. It also has an ensuite shower room.
Writer’ s cabin
The writers cabin is a static caravan, very simple in its interior. The exterior is wooden clad to blend in with the rest of the crew yard. The static will accommodate anyone who needs peace and tranquillity to write. It consists of two bedrooms, dining room / seating area and a kitchen with a sink, microwave, electric oven, kettle and sandwich maker. At present the bathroom only contains a toilet and sink. The shower is at the main house. Views from the static look across the fields of the farm on two sides where the horses are. It is within a short distance from the house.
Our rooms are available to rent as part of an event, none of them with en-suite facilities, but all comfortable and close to shared bathrooms. The beautiful formal drawing room accommodates twenty people and there is also a library in the main house that can provide quiet space for families or people needing respite from the bustle of the day. Our aim is to make this very special occasion peaceful, joyful and a lasting memory. Please come over to have coffee, see the place and talk through your plans. You are assured of a warm welcome and can form your own impressions of what we offer.
The Normal package includes use of the Crew Yard and Open Barn. The client is responsible for the hiring of toilets and marquee.
If you are vegetarian, vegan celiac or if you have specific dietary requirements do not hesitate to contact us or www.freeliciousbakery.com
Retreats for groups or individuals:We offer creative or spiritual retreats - please see our Retreats page for further details on what we can offer you.
Visits to local places of interest:Between March and October, we offer historic visits which include excursions to local historic places of interest. This may include Belvoir Castle, Belton House, Woolsthorpe Manor (home of Sir Isaac Newton), The Boston Stump, Alford (the hometown of explorer John Smith) and Somersby, hometown of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. These stays are limited to groups of 4 people. All meals can be provided, by prior arrangement.
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You are always welcome to come and visit us - please telephone to arrange a time.
We look forward to seeing you!