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East Lodge


Disley, Stockport, Cheshire

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East lodge nestles on the eastern boundary of Lyme’s 1400 acre historic deer park, commanding panoramic views of Kinder Scout, the historic cage banqueting tower, roaming red deer herd and far below the spectacular spread of Greater Manchester. This Edwardian sandstone cottage was, built in 1904, and is the former home of an estate worker family.

Lyme Park, House and Garden was once home to the Legh family and was, in its heyday, a great sporting estate. Lyme was also famously used as a location for the iconic BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth.

Lyme Hall is the largest house in Cheshire, it’s undergone many transformations during its long history from humble beginnings to an Italianate palace. This season discover what life was like for the family and their servants living here during the Edwardian era. Highlights in the house include: the Wardrobe Department, where visitors can dress up and feel like a walk on extra in a period drama; Truelove the butler’s suite of rooms, where silver was polished, wine was decanted and newspapers pressed; and the cinefilm lovingly created by, and starring, the last generation of the Legh family to be born and raised at Lyme. For a tranquil walk explore the Edwardian rose garden, manicured lawns, luxurious herbaceous borders and gaze into the reflection lake in the garden.

The estate offers fantastic walks, runs and stunning views, free walk leaflets are available. Events and activities take place throughout the year, please visit the webpage by clicking on the nearby tab above.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, step up into open plan sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen and utility room.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: there is space for two cars adjacent to the cottage.

Garden: from the patio a rear lawn, guarded by railings, can be reached via a set of steep steps. Young children should be supervised.

Utilities/Electricals: the washing machine and tumble dryer is combined.

Offers: holiday cottage guests have free access to Lyme Park house and garden during opening hours and access to estate grounds out of hours.

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

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

The Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire
Visitors sitting in the orchard at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire © John Millar

We have looked after this lovely area for over 100 years. From the high moorland of the Dark Peak Estate on the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border to the gentler rolling landscapes of south Derbyshire, we now care for some 40,000 acres of wild natural beauty. Staying here brings you close to some incredible wildlife, like white mountain hares and wild kestrels, as well as glimpses into our fascinating industrial past.

Peak District
One of the gritstone boulders standing amongst smaller stones on the heath, part of the Kinder Scout Rock formation. © Joe Cornish

With its spectacular and contrasting scenery, the Peak District is a region of outstanding natural beauty and one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The National Trust has been hard at work here for over 100 years and now cares for some 40,000 acres. High Peak Estate is the largest estate, over 33,000 acres of high moorland straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border. Although only ten miles from the centre of Sheffield, the Longshaw Estate boasts more than 1,700 acres of open moorland, gritstone edges and ancient oak woodland, while the 4,400 acre South Peak Estate lies in the magnificent limestone hills, centred upon the well-known beauty spots of Ilam and Dovedale. On the foothills of the Peak District, Lyme Park contains an Italianate mansion and Victorian garden surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 1,400 acres.Hardwick Hall is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty village and bustling market towns. The area is steeped in history with ancient castles, grand houses and sites that reveal the ingenuity of our industrial past.

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place to visit
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  • Manchester City Centre
  • Peak District National Park
  • Chatsworth
  • Buxton
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Lyme Park
Lyme Park, House and Garden Glorious mansion house, surrounded by stunning gardens, moorland and ancient deer park
Hare Hill
Hare Hill Charming wooded and walled garden
High Peak Estate
Vast area of outstanding walking country
Alderley Edge
Alderley Edge Dramatic red sandstone escarpment, with impressive views
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Quarry Bank One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived
Nether Alderley Mill
Nether Alderley Mill 15th-century mill beside a tranquil mill pool


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Rees
    • August 2016
    • Horsham
    Lovely location

    Was a lovely location and free access to Lyme Park and the house and gardens was fantastic! We loved our cream teas and being able to dress up was great fun. The dogs loved their walks. It was lovely to have access when everyone else had left though an out of hours number might be handy for a ranger if say we had had any problems with the wildlife. But we thoroughly enjoyed our break away. All the volunteers and staff we met were extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Mrs Paula Cochrane
    • April 2016
    • Northampton
    Lovely base

    Our stay was made enjoyable....Being able to spend a relaxing week in a beautiful location in an area of the country which we have not visited before and being able to visit (and "tick off ") several more National Trust properties knowing that we had a lovely base to return to at the end of the day. Also being able to take our dogs with us and have lots of lovely places to walk them. The free tea and cakes in the cafe was great too!! Would highly recommend the lemon and ginger scones!!

  • Corinne Coulthard
    • October 2015
    • New Zealand
    Made enjoyable....

    Beautiful location, superb accommodation, friendly and inviting staff. Thank you

  • Susannah Poock
    • August 2015
    • Norwich
    Made enjoyable..

    The location of the cottage was (to use an irritatingly-overused term) idyllic. The views were wonderful and the peace and tranquility was exactly what we all needed. We did lots of walking and throughly enjoyed exploring the estate at Lyme, and hanging out with the deer after the park was shut in the evening, watching the sunset with wine. The only minor thing wrong with the cottage was some damp damage under the window in the twin bedroom, and some more in the utility room. But it is a very old house, after all.

  • Rosalind Couchman
    • May 2015
    • Worcestershire
    Made special by:

    It was a thrill to see the deer grazing nearby every morning. The views of the countryside and hills all around are beautiful, and at night the view of Manchester in the far distance with its sparkling lights was quite magical. Alice and Anthony were helpful when we arrived, and Anne was extremely helpful when we were leaving on a wet morning, providing us with maps and handbooks and suggesting other NT places to visit nearby.

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