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Chaplain's Lodge

Wraxall, Somerset

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Chaplain’s Lodge, a beautifully restored mid-Victorian gate-lodge, provides all the comforts of a country retreat. During their stay, guests can enjoy exploring the 500-acre Tyntesfield estate, plus complimentary entry to the main house. Just seven miles from Bristol and within easy reach of the M5, Tyntesfield offers the perfect retreat, but is within easy reach of local attractions and amenities. There is an interconnecting door with Chaplain’s House, enabling large parties (up to 11) to holiday together. (This remains locked unless otherwise requested).

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bedroom (single) and steps down to the bathroom with mixer-tap attachment over bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Other floor
Lower ground floor: utility.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: The large sloping garden to the rear of the cottage has a grass area with mature shrubs.

Parking: Parking available for two cars. Cars are not permitted on the estate past Chaplain's House and Lodge.

Offers: A 15% discount is available when booked with Chaplain's House.

Holiday cottage guests have free access to Tyntesfield House during opening hours and to the garden and estate grounds out of hours. Discounts are available in the National Trust shop and restaurant upon showing your confirmation invoice.

Open Days: Chaplains Lodge is available all year round except for public open days. In 2013 these are:-

13 Jul - 17 Jul 2013

14 Sep - 18 Sep 2013

Cottage details
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
003030
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Special offers
  • July 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 20/07/2015 to 31/07/2015 Save 15% July 15% 23 to 31 July
  • Aug 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 31/07/2015 to 20/08/2015 Save 15% 15% discount 31st July - 20th Aug 2015
Features
  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

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.

Bristol
Geological features at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills near the village of Cheddar, Somerset. © Ross Hoddinott

Bristol may not seem an obvious holiday choice, but National Trust Cottages in this area give visitors the chance to experience the many attractions of this historic city and its surrounds. Just outside Bristol and overlooking the beautiful Land Yeo Valley is the spectacular Victorian country mansion of Tyntesfield, an extraordniary Gothic revival extravaganza bristling with towers and turrets. Closer to the city itself is the unique Blaise Hamlet, designed by John Nash to accommodate the Blaise Estate pensioners and now a collection of nine different picturesque cottages around an enclosed lawned area. Not only does a stay in this area provide the opportunity to visit bustling Bristol and elegant Bath, but also the depths of rural Somerset, glorious Gloucestershire and the rolling Cotswold hills. National Trust properties in the area include Dyrham Park, Tyntesfield, Clevedon Court and Prior Park Landscape Gardens. Other attractions include Bristol and Bath for their well-known sights, shopping at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Zoo, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands and Badminton Horse Trials.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • shopping and sightseeing in Bristol and Bath
  • Wookey Hole
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands
  • Bristol Theatres
  • Bristol Ice Rink
Activities
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Tyntesfield
Tyntesfield Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival country house with gardens, arboretum and rolling parkland
Clevedon Court
Clevedon Court Outstanding 14th-century manor house and 18th-century terraced garden
Blaise Hamlet
Blaise Hamlet Nine rustic cottages around a green
Westbury College Gatehouse
Westbury College Gatehouse 15th-century gatehouse
Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge
King John's Hunting Lodge
King John's Hunting Lodge Wool-merchant's house of c.1500

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Great location

    Great location and lovely to have access to the rest of the park/gardens. Enjoyed looking through the books and doing the jigsaw puzzles. The shortbread with the tea tray was very nice. Better than usual information about the estate/cottage provided. These little things are important.

  • Corinne Sebregts
    • May 2015
    • Netherlands
    Made special by:

    The feel of the house. It looked and felt like a house from a fairytale (in Holland we have the 'Efteling', it reminded us of the Efteling). It's nice to have a house nearby which you can visit. We had a wonderful stay. It was perfect. The ony thing missing was WiFi. I read that the National Trust is starting providing WiFi where possible. We visited a lot of houses and estates. Compliments for your staff and volunteers. The are very helpfull and kind. We felt welcome wherever we came.

  • Rosemary Gardiner
    • April 2015
    • Cambridgeshire
    Clean and well cared for cottage

    The cottage was very clean and well-cared for, and very nicely furnished with furniture in keeping with the style of the cottage. Lovely to be able to walk round the grounds out of hours

  • Caroline, Anna & Becky Gemnoll
    Particularly cosy

    We have stayed in several NT cottages and they all have a wonderful 'England as it should be' feel! This one is particularly cosy. So much to see in Bristol!

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Prices

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • July 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 20/07/2015 to 31/07/2015 Save 15% July 15% 23 to 31 July
  • Aug 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 31/07/2015 to 20/08/2015 Save 15% 15% discount 31st July - 20th Aug 2015
  • 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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