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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.
*****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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We limit the number of weddings we permit each year for conservations reasons. So please book early to avoid disappointment.
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.