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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.

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

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

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

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

Cottage details
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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


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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 and Sherwood Forest, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty villages, bustling market towns and the fast-growing National Forest. The area is steeped in history with ancient castles, grand houses and sites that reveal the ingenuity of our industrial past.

Cottage location
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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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Amanda Gollop
    • December 2014
    • Worcestershire
    Secluded location

    Thought the historical insights into the estate in the cottage were great and the maps very useful. The secluded location was perfect and the connection with pemberly was special for us. Wonderful walks and comfortable cottage made for an unforgettable proposal and engagement. Thank you.

  • Wout De Wachter
    • October 2014
    • Belgium
    This made it special for us:

    Lyme Park, Peak District, deer sanctuary. All staff we met very friendly and enthusiastic at Lyme Park. We absolutely loved the cottage! Our 9th NT cottage, and the best so far. Excellent beds! All the NT staff we met were exceedingly helpful and friendly. We'll definitely come back.

  • Kim Cheung and Ken Lim
    • November 2013
    • Australia
    Couldn't fault a thing.

    Everything was fantastic. 100% in all aspects, couldn't fault a thing. Was impressed with the welcome card and fresh flowers! We travelled from Australia so I could propose at Pemberley! The staff went over and above their duty to provide a wonderful experience and of course, my (then) girlfriend said yes! I am writing an email to the staff at the estate office to thank them in person.

  • Rachel Cook
    • August 2013
    • UK
    Being so close to the herds of deer

    It was great to be able to book such a lovely place to stay at short notice. The cottage was clean & tidy on arrival and the tea and biscuits very welcome. We visited the NT house and were very impressed by the enthusiasm and helpfulness of all the staff there. Walking in the park at the end of the day was lovely, especially being so close to the herds of deer.

  • Nick
    • September 2009
    Lovely place to stay with all mod cons, including a great open fire

    A short break here for my birthday in September 2009. We already knew Lyme Park but staying here for a few days made a world of difference. Lovely place to stay with all mod cons, including a great open fire. We walked back in to the park at night with a torch, only to see dozens of golden eyes watching us - the 150 deer!

  • Lorraine Kerry
    Without a doubt I'd visit again

    We had a fabulous and very enjoyable weekend at the cottage. Its so quaint and just how I had hoped it would be. The log fire is essential for a cosy time there and really adds to the ambiance of the place. Great, clean and tidy facilities with little quirky bits that make the cottage so lovely. The staff and everyone helped and were so friendly. A definate place to visit and the estate is fabulous to wake up to the roaming deer is just awsome! Without a doubt I'd visit again and only an hours drive from home yet seems a million miles away from society. The Ram at Disley does lovely food and good service. EXCELLENT. THANKYOU x x Lorraine & Steve

  • F Clarke
    Thank you to all the staff yet again

    Thank you to all the staff yet again. We have visited so many times now the children think the cottage is ours! As ever, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and wonderfully helpful accommodating staff

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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 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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