About Us

A few things about The Old Granary and our team

High quality, recently converted, family-run accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

The Old Granary is located on our family potato farm and consists of three bespoke modern holiday cottages in a converted barn, ideal for both short breaks and long term business stays.

Whether you need a relaxing couple of nights away, or a living space for days, weeks, even months at a time, there is no place more suited to your needs.

We are ideally situated for easy access to Immingham, the Humber Bank, Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Lincoln.

Everything in our accommodation is designed with maximum convenience in mind.

Self-catering is made extremely easy with:

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Cooker and induction hob, Nespresso machine
  • Washing machine, ironing board, iron and clothes airer
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, digital radio alarm and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Underfloor heating in each apartment

Our Renovation

Stemming right back to the 1800s, the barn was originally used as a granary. The ground floor served as a cart store and threshing barn, while the first floor was utilised to store sacks of grain. Throughout the next two centuries, the barn contributed to multiple generations of farming before its dramatic renovation in 2017.

The transformation from farm building to high-quality accommodation was made possible thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. The renovation, which was completed in September 2018, included splitting the building into three apartments, installing a new roof, water provision and the introduction of electric power.

The Farm

Manor Farm is currently being farmed by the second and third generation of the same family. Growing potatoes, cereals and sugar beet, the farm has also been part of a successful environmental scheme for the last 15 years, encouraging biodiversity and developing soil health across the farm.

Sisters, Clare and Louise, have both returned to join Paul and Kate Knapton on the family farm after working in London for nearly ten years.

We have recently completed potato planting, with Melody and Manitou our chosen varieties for this year. The season went well with only one day off for rain, but we are now desperately hoping for some water to help the seeds grow and produce a good yield come September and October.  The wheat is looking healthy and the oilseed rape is doing well and is currently in full flower…. a perfect picture!

We have finished our winter bird feeding program and we are preparing the ground so it is ready to re-drill some wildflower mixes to attract birds, bees and other pollinators.

The Local Area

Commuting from The Old Granary couldn’t be easier with the Humber Bridge, Lincoln, Hull, Immingham Docks, Scunthorpe and Grimsby all within a 30-minute drive.

The M180 (3 miles away) provides easy access to the M1 and Barnetby train station (3 miles away), connects to Lincoln, Newark, Sheffield and Grimsby. Our local airports are Humberside Airport (4.5 miles) and Doncaster Airport (38 miles).

As you’d expect with us being located in the stunning Lincolnshire countryside, The Old Granary offers easy access to a range of superb local walks and cycle routes. National Route 1 is a particular favourite of ours when it comes to cycling, while the Viking Way is a fantastic route for keen walkers just five minutes walk away. The Old Granary is on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds which can provide a vast choice of walking routes with pubs along the way.

On the farm we have 4km of Permissive Rights of Way which guests are welcome to use. Please note that these are closed for six days a year. Please click here for 2021 closure dates, 2022 dates will be available soon.

Local Attractions

The Old Granary is located close to the historic market towns of Caistor, Brigg and Louth. All provide a selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. There is a swimming pool in Brigg and Louth, the nearest gym is three miles away in Caistor and the nearest pub is a short walk across the footpath to Grasby.

There are a number of attractions close to The Old Granary including:

  • Lincoln Cathedral and Castle (home of Magna Carta)
  • Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
  • UK City of Culture 2017, Hull
  • Award Winning Farmer’s Market, Brigg (4th Saturday every month)
  • Market Rasen Racecourse
  • Nature Reserves, Far Ings, Barton
  • The Rope Walk and Wildlife Sanctuary, Barton
  • The Usher Gallery and The Collection Museum, Lincoln
  • The Steel Rooms Cafe and Art Gallery, Brigg
  • Elsham Hall cafe and gardens, Elsham
  • Normanby Hall, Country Park, Scunthorpe
  • Theatres – Lincoln Theatre Royal, Drill Hall, Scunthorpe Baths Hall, Plowright, Hull Truck, Grimsby Auditorium

For more information about our one and two bedroom apartments please see our Frequently Asked Questions page or we’re happy to answer any further queries you may have over the phone or via email.