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Odcombe Lodge

Lower Odcombe, Somerset

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This is a delightful Grade II listed property built in the local stone with plenty of character and charm. It lies in a picturesque location on the edge of Montacute Park built in the early 19th century in the Tudor character with Gothic embellishments and has easy access to the park and garden.

Montacute House is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies. The weddings take place in the Georgian Drawing Room or the Great Hall. Further details please read the additional visitor notes.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, sitting/dining room with open fire, bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 twin and 1 double with 5' bed).
Visitor notes

**********From 1 Oct 2014 this cottage will accept two dogs**********

Heating: LPG heating included.

Garden: There is an enclosed pretty cottage garden.

Parking: Parking is available for two cars.

Weddings: For further details about holding a civil wedding ceremony at Montacute House please contact the Visitor Services Manager on telephone: 01935 823 289 or email

We limit the number of weddings we permit each year for conservations reasons. So please book early to avoid disappointment.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • 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

South West England
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The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

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place to visit
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  • Cycling
  • walking
  • fishing
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Tintinhull Garden
Tintinhull Garden Delightful formal garden
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence
Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House, Martock Small medieval house
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden
Barrington Court
Barrington Court Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and the now empty Tudor manor house
Priest's House
Priest's House, Muchelney Late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Michael Windett
    • February 2015
    • Bucks
    Made special by:

    The location and the facilities. A very clean and cosy place to stay with a lovely location.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • ------------
    Period property

    Loved the location - we felt quite special residing on the estate. 90 year mother had a lovely time....... Enjoyed christmas market, carol service, montacute house restaurant & being near family. Enjoyed our stay very much - everything we expected from a period property with all mod cons & exceedingly warm & comfortable.

  • Jackie Foster
    • November 2014
    • Suffolk
    Made special due to:

    The location and access to Montacute Park. Excellent welcome items from Zoe Beautifully heated during a cool autumn.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • ------------
    Lovely stay

    A lovely stay, thanks

  • Heather Rutherford
    • January 2014
    • Leicestershire
    Home from home

    What made this place special..............The location and comfort,log fire,laundry facilities as we got very wet and the well stocked library of books,games and all kitchen utensils, felt like home from home -only better

  • Lisa Birch
    • December 2013
    • Australia
    Furnishings reflected period of the cottage

    Cottage was in excellent condition and the furnishings reflected the period of the cottage. It is also very comfortable and a pleasure to live in. Staff who worked at Montacute House were also excellent in providing information and food was terrific in the adjoining cafe.

  • Rachel
    Such a comfortable and tastefully decorated cottage

    We stayed here for October half term so luckily caught Montacute House before it closed for the winter. A stunningly beautiful and interesting property, we also really enjoyed our walks across the park to the cafe! The children enjoyed tramping through the park land, collecting sweet chestnuts. Otherwise lots to do in the area - Sherbourne, Barrington Court and the not to be missed Lytes Carey. The visit to the Fleet Air Arm was also a great success. With such a comfortable and tastefully decorated cottage, we were unwilling to leave it and our cosy fire in the evening. Thank you NT!

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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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