Youth & Student Groups

Youth/Student Groups

Spacious centrally located large house sleeping up to 40 in Stamford, an ideal base for youth and school group trips.

We welcome groups of all types including schools, colleges, work groups, and activity based groups. We can provide for smaller groups and offer a whole house booking at a discounted rate, for any number of guests up to our capacity of 40.

The Garden House accommodated a private school group for seven years before their relocation in September 2022 so our experienced staff are on hand to ensure we cater for all your groups needs.


All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, the largest rooms sleeps 4 but most are twin rooms sleeping 2. The beds are adult sized with good quality mattresses. We provide a bed linen service and housekeeping and can also arrange to provide a tuck shop

We have a breakfast room and conservatory that can serve meals for the whole group or in smaller groups with a fitted kitchen which can be used on a self-catering basis or we can provide chefs to provide for breakfast, lunch and/or evening meals.

There is a large lounge with TV and access to Sky, BT Sport and Netflix as well as a games room with a pool table, TV’s, PS4 and Xbox. There is a conservatory dining room, breakfast room, meeting room with projector + screen, study centre with large touch screen and patio with table tennis and gardens.

We have a laundry and kit room with access to washing machines and dryers.

The car park can accommodate up to 20 cars and offers free parking.

Stamford and the area

The Garden House is just a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. The Burghley Estate is only a mile away, the centrepiece of which is Burghley House, one of the foremost Treasure Houses of the United Kingdom.

In the town centre you’ll find an array of gift shops and traditional arts and crafts. There are also plenty of pubs, cafés and restaurants. Just a few steps from the main street there is peace and quiet in the ‘meadows’ area by the river

Other local attractions include Rutland Water Park, Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre, Easton Walled Gardens, Ancaster Outdoor Activity Centre, Belvoir Castle and Stamford Theatre to name a few.

The Garden House is located just 5 minutes walk away from the bus and train station, and the A1 is just a two minute drive from the house.


£21 (+ VAT) per person per night on a self-catering basis

Minimum group booking of 16 people.

Supervising adult free for every 16 students

All meals including breakfast, lunch, packed lunches and/or evening meals on request

Additional information

The house, formerly a hotel and now a boarding house, is perfect for any school/student group where up to 42 can be accommodated and rooms can be configured to suit. Most rooms are twin rooms with two larger rooms that can accommodate up to 4. All rooms are en-suite.

  • We are open every day of the year.
  • We also have the Coach House on the same premises which is a three bedroom property with it’s own lounge, dining area, kitchen and patio that can accommodate a further 3-6 guests. This can be ideal for older students, staff or group leaders.
  • First aid is provided on site and we can provide staff who are first aid trained and compliant with all safeguarding if required.
  • We are partners with a Stamford based Language College and can arrange for English Language courses for international groups.
  • We are partners with a specialist football course provider and can arrange football programmes and sessions.
  • We can also provide minibuses and drivers for your group.

Explore Stamford

Stamford came top of The Sunday Times 2013 list of the best places to live in Britain, and our properties are perfectly located for groups of all kinds.

Explore all that Stamford has to offer as well as the many day trips to Lincolnshire and the surrounding area.


Explore Stamford