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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.
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.
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.