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Lytes Cary


Somerton, Somerset

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The holiday accommodation at Lytes Cary Manor is in the west wing overlooking the intimate garden, with side views to the parkland and estate beyond. The rooms are grand and ideal for family living. Day visitors to the Manor speak of a sense of tranquillity and the feeling of living like lord and lady of the Manor - now there is a chance for many to turn this to reality.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, bedroom (twin with en-suite shower room), gallery and sitting room with multi-fuel stove recessed in the original fireplace.
First floor
Long gallery, four bedrooms (3 doubles with 5' beds and 1 twin) and two bathrooms (1 with roll-top bath and separate shower and 1 with shower over bath).
Other floor
Second floor: two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin)and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: The house has partial central heating and some night storage heaters.

Parking: Parking for 2 cars is available to the side of the house, additional parking available in the visitors main car park which is about 40 yards from the accommodation.

Garden: There is a private terraced garden.

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

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

Please Note: The Grass Tennis Court is only suitable for use in the dryer periods of the summer, and it is expected that the court will be marked out and available in June, July, August and September. At other times of the year the surface is too wet for playing on, and using the court out of season will damage the surface and could result in slipping over.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Fridge
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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.

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  • Cycling
  • walking
  • fishing
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden
Tintinhull Garden
Tintinhull Garden Delightful formal garden
Montacute House
Montacute House Magnificent Elizabethan Ham-stone house, incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park
Priest's House
Priest's House, Muchelney Late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village
Stembridge Tower Mill
Stembridge Tower Mill The last remaining thatched windmill in England
Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House, Martock Small medieval house


Comments from past visitors

  • Alison Milford
    • July 2016
    • Surrey
    Pretty much perfect!

    We particularly enjoyed the beautiful gardens at Lytes Cary and found the head gardener Damian very friendly and informative. He was extremely interesting about the plants and really went out of his way to give us his time and make us feel welcome. We loved having the run of the gardens after the daily visitors had gone home, and had great fun playing croquet with the children. The young also had a good time in the woodland play area, which they liked a lot, and we felt that perhaps this could be extended, with some better swings etc. We ALL appreciated having so much space. We were lucky with the weather and didn't have any wet days but the children could have had a good time playing in the house even if it had poured with rain. We thought the kitchen was extremely well equipped and that really matters with a lot of people to feed. For instance, it was great to have 2 fridges and plenty of large pans! The linen was good, with lots of nice new towels and masses of hot water. The house was beautifully clean when we arrived, the red carpets spotless!! You can see that we thought that Lytes Cary was pretty much perfect and we would recommend it to anyone. Thank you all so much for a wonderful holiday!!

  • Mr C Jackson
    • May 2016
    • Germany
    Very English!

    I am interested in history and historic buildings Lytes Cary is a house with a long and interesting history, so this was appealing. Having lived abroad for the last 18 years I was looking for something very English where we could celebrate my wife's birthday together with invited guests from our home in Germany. This property fitted the bill perfectly and the party was a huge success. Our german friends were absolutely delighted with the house, surrounding gardens and overall friendliness of the NT staff and volunteers. They felt they had truly experienced a genuine part of "Old England!".

  • A Hardiman
    • March 2016
    • Devon
    Cared for house

    It was wonderful to stay in a place that had such a wide variety of things to offer to a very diverse gathering (from a 2 year old, through to teenagers and right up to OAPs!). The downstairs ensuite bedroom also helped as one of our party generally uses a wheelchair. Staying in such a unique place was wonderful and added a special atmosphere to the whole holiday especially those of us interested in history, and the house was clearly cared for extremely well. All of us loved exploring the house and grounds and the children loved the freedom of being able to play in the woods (including building a bivouac)! Walking out and about before and after opening hours was particularly special, giving a real flavour of what it might have been like to live there as owners!

  • Anonymous
    • January 2016
    • Unknown
    General feeling of comfort

    It was a wonderful place to stay for a special birthday with good sleeping accommodation, a splendid dining room and well equipped kitchen. It was also beautifully warm, important in January and the sun shone so that we could enjoy the gardens and estate. All our guests were very impressed with the house with it's fine views, lots of spaces to sit back and relax, alone or with others and its general feeling of comfort.

  • Robert
    • October 2015
    • UK
    Made enjoyable...

    very spacious and comfortable accommodation Adjoining property, gardens and rural walks that were of great interest. NT staff and volunteers were superb

  • Jayne Jenkins
    • August 2015
    • Pontyclun
    Memorable holiday

    Wonderful house. Very grand, spacious and comfortable. Everything was provided for all our needs. Beautiful views and gardens. An exceptional venue for a memorable holiday or special occasion.

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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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