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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, single bedroom 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.

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

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

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

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

Guests at the cottages are eligible for a free entrance ticket into Tyntesfield House. Tickets are bookable from the Tyntesfield ticket office on a first come first served basis. To collect this ticket, your holiday cottage confirmation details must be presented. No access is permitted at the house with confirmation details only.

Guests also have free access to the grounds at all times.

Cottage details
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  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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.

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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  • shopping and sightseeing in Bristol and Bath
  • Wookey Hole
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands
  • Bristol Theatres
  • Bristol Ice Rink
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
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


Comments from past visitors

  • Dr Pelling
    • February 2017
    • London
    Perfect place

    I like the quality and historic feel of the cottages and the antique and appropriate furniture. Having access to the grounds when closed is great. Perfect place. Kindest reception at main house. My daughter was allowed to practice on their grand piano every day and loved it.

  • Mrs Edna Harrold
    • May 2016
    • UK
    Lovely cottage

    The Cottage was lovely .. Tyntesfield was Splendid! So were every member of staff That we encountered. We found the bus service to the house was very useful to us all.

  • Max Brooker
    • March 2016
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    Unique properties that help you get away from it all and the feeling of exclusivity staying on a country estate.

  • Marriott
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    Peace and tranquility in the grounds of the property after they have closed .

  • 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.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • 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 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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