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Lower Lodge

Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire

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*******Full refurbishment January 2013******

A traditional stone lodge built in 1790 as part of the Newark estate, set in spectacular countryside with stunning views. This is the perfect cottage for walking, bird watching, visiting the south Cotswolds or just relaxing. Large enclosed private garden at rear of property with several steps and an open front garden.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, sitting room with multi fuel stove, dining room with multi fuel stove and access to kitchen, utility room accessed from hall.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 twin), main bedroom with en-suite shower room, family bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Large enclosed private garden at rear of property with several steps and an open front garden.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Please note: A public bridleway runs alongside the lodge and there are a number of footpaths close by including the Cotswold Way. Immediately behind the lodge is a nature reserve.

Offers: Cottage guests get free entry into Newark Park during opening hours and discount in the shop when showing their confirmation invoice.

Locally produced meat from National Trust herds can be pre-ordered for you to enjoy during your stay, please ask the contact centre for further details.

Events: Various events are held throughout the year at Newark Park. For more details on what may be taking place during your stay please contact the property on 01453 842644/01793 817666.

Cottage details
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Special offers
  • May 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1st - 22nd May 2015
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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.

The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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  • Badminton Horse Trials
  • Tetbury
  • The Cotswolds
  • Bristol
  • Bath
  • Gloucester
  • Strouds Famous Farmers Market (Saturday)
  • Cotswolds Water Park
  • Cotswolds Farm Park
  • Cotswolds Wildlife Park
  • Castle Coombe
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Newark Park
Newark Park Former Tudor hunting lodge later converted to fashionable home
Horton Court
Horton Court Remains of a 12th-century rectory with Norman hall and early Renaissance decoration
Woodchester Park
Woodchester Park Beautiful secluded wooded valley
Dyrham Park
Dyrham Park Spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park
Westbury Court Garden
Westbury Court Garden Dutch water garden -- a rare and beautiful survival
Westbury College Gatehouse
Westbury College Gatehouse 15th-century gatehouse

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
    • --------------
    Clean cottage

    Good welcome pack Cottage very clean and good bedding and towels etc

  • Kate & Richard Carlile
    • February 2013
    • Kent
    Wonderfully relaxing week

    Our first visit to this area although we have stayed in lots of National Trust Cottages. We have fallen in love with Lower Lodger it has become our 'new favourite'. We have enjoyed a wonderful relaxing week with great weather and amazing scenery. The snowdrops and lambs were an extra treat as were all our birdy visitors.

  • Paul Morris & Party
    • February 2013
    • Sussex & London
    Delightful very cosy house!

    Delightful very cosy house. Thank you for leaving it immaculate with beautiful flowers. A fabulous holiday.

  • The Hunts with Fred (the black Labrador)
    • March 2009
    Lovely cottage!

    Lovely cottage! Georgous location, views and comfort. Fred greatly entertained by the pheasants and lambs on long walks

  • The Hollands,Mr Little & Mr Cole
    • NZ & SA & Australia
    Loved this place to bits

    Came as a family to be together to enjoy the local farms food and locally brewed ales. On our first visit to England to see our family. Loved this place to bits

  • White family
    • Wiltshire
    Stunning location

    Stunning location - wonderful to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Enjoyed the longer evenings, walking in the woods and watching the lambs.

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Prices include:

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

Special offers

  • May 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1st - 22nd May 2015
  • 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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