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A truly unique opportunity to step back in time and experience staying in one of the few remaining Chartist cottages in the UK. This back to basics, ‘camping within walls,’ holiday cottage enables you to savour the idyllic location and get away from all the stresses of modern life. Rosedene is a grade II listed building in the village of Dodford and is steeped in history to an era of great political change for the ‘common man.’ The cottage is not far from the motorway so is easy to get to, but once there feels like a million miles away. Not on the Hanbury Estate but surrounded by countryside near to the Clent Hills, there are many woods close by to discover and is ideal to explore Worcestershire Birmingham and the West Midlands. The garden is enclosed and surrounded by hedges and gate; there are vegetable plots to the front of the house and an orchard to the rear. The rest is wild grass.

This cottage is part of our Basic Collection – cottages that are both distinctive and value for money. This category was created as you told us that you would sometimes like something that gets you back to nature and a simpler way of enjoying your holiday. The cottages don’t have all the fixtures and fittings that you might expect from our other cottages, but still provide for your comfort and enjoyment.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Main house: traditional work area/living room, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 single with additional folding bed available on request). Stable: basic kitchen/dining area. Out building: lavatory with sink and separate shower.
Visitor notes

Heating: Portable oil heaters.

Garden: Enclosed garden, vegetable plots to the front and an orchard to the rear of the house, all surrounded by wild grass.

Parking: Parking for two cars next to the cottage.

There is no television or linen/bedding provided.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • 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

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.

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place to visit
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  • Droitwich Spa
  • Stratford-upon Avon
  • Malvern Hills
  • West Midlands Safari Park
  • Cadbury World
  • The Falconry Centre
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing.
National Trust places to visit
Rosedene Mid 19th-century Chartist cottage
Hanbury Hall
Hanbury Hall and Gardens Early 18th-century country house, garden and park
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses High sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses
Hawford Dovecote
Hawford Dovecote 16th-century half-timbered dovecote
Birmingham Back to Backs
Birmingham Back to Backs Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses
Wichenford Dovecote
Wichenford Dovecote 17th-century half-timbered dovecote

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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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