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South Lodge is a delightful and attractive lodge at the entrance to Montacute House. It is a magnificent and glittering late 16th-century building in local stone, bursting with charm and character and retaining many original features. The cottage has its own private garden to the rear with a stone paved terrace. This is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful county with many way-marked walks from your doorstep.

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
hallway, sitting room with open fire, dining room, kitchen and utility room.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 with en-suite bathroom with electric shower over bath, 1 with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, 1 twin) family shower room with shower, lavatory and wash basin.
Visitor notes

*****From 01 Oct 2014 this cottage will accept two dogs*******

Heating: Gas central heating is included at the cottage.

Garden: Small private garden at the rear with stone paved terrace.

Parking: There is parking available for two cars in the Montacute House car park close to the cottage.

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

Wedding: 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
  • Freezer
  • 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
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

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

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
    • -----------------

    The cottage itself was so special, it was like living in a manor house. Literally, when we all saw it for the first time, we all screamed! Amazing! We all had an amazing stay, thank you so much!

  • Elaint Wright
    • December 2013
    • Nottinghamshire
    Lovely area

    The house is lovely, hence our second visit, gorgeous views and in a lovely area. Staff very friendly.

  • Adrian Prescott
    • November 2013
    • Cornwall
    Tranquility & views

    Excellent standards throughout. Tranquility and views made this place special

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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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