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89 Church Lawn

Stourton, Wiltshire

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This charming stone cottage stands right at the entrance to the garden at Stourhead, overlooking its own lawned area to the village church across the lane. Out of the front door, turn right and the garden of Stourhead is there to be enjoyed daily with its temples, monuments, rare trees and plants set around the magnificent lake.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
dining room, kitchen with breakfast table and seating, sitting room with open fire, utility room with lavatory.
First floor
four bedrooms (2 double with 5' beds, 1 twin, 1 single), bathroom with over-bath shower, shower room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Central heating included. The open fire in the dining room is not in use.

Gardens: The sloping gardens to the rear are enclosed and have several steps.

Parking: There is no parking outside the cottage. Visitors will be able to unload from the road (50 metres away). Parking is available in the Spread Eagle Car Park (approx. 200 metres away).

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Telephone: There is no telephone at this cottage.

Offers: Cottage guests benefit from free entry to the property and out of hours access to the grounds. Guests also benefit from a 20% discount in the shop and restaurant by showing their booking confirmation.

Cottage details
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
003017
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset – their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

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Key
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National Trust
place to visit
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Attractions
  • Longleat
  • Gillingham
  • Mere and Shaftesbury with the iconic Hovis Hill
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Stourhead
Stourhead World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs
West Pennard Court Barn
15th-century barn with an unusual roof
Philipps House and Dinton Park
Dinton Park and Philipps House Early 19th-century neo-Grecian house
Little Clarendon
Little Clarendon Late 15th-century stone house
Westwood Manor
Westwood Manor 15th-century stone manor house
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Hawkins
    • March 2016
    • ...
    Smashing cottage in a smashing location

    The NT volunteers in Stourhead house were exceptional. Interested, engaging, knowlegable and entertaining. The house is wonderfully curated. WE had a memorable visit. The cottage location is superb and the place is comfortable. The Spread Eagle is handy but the food, though adequate, could do with an uplift perhaps. All in a smashing cottage in a smashing location.

  • Morgan
    • December 2015
    • .....
    Made enjoyable...

    The peace, quiet and beautiful garden location. Seeing Stourhead house decorated for Christmas and listening to the choirs was very Christmassy. The lovely helpful staff in the Spread eagle inn and the Estate office.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Beautiful cottage

    Perfect location, warm welcome from people who were really proud of the cottage & estate, beautiful cottage.

  • Power
    • October 2015
    • Unknown
    Cosy and comfortable

    The fabulous gardens ar Stourhead are my favourite in the country and I wanted to be able to spend some quality time there. Assess to the grounds as the sun was setting etc was wonderful. The cottage was cozy and comfortable and the newly appointed bathroom was great.

  • Peter McDonald
    • September 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Out of hours you slip right back into history.

  • Roger Brown
    • March 2015
    • USA
    Very clean cottage

    Assess to Stourhead Gardens (and house) was wonderful. Access to the varied footpaths was terrific and the location and size of the cottage allowed for a hosting opportunity for our friends across the country. Lovely spot, cottage was very clean and description accurate. Kitchen very well equiped; beds comfortable. The sitting and dining areas were a bit basic, cramped and just marginally comfortable .

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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