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A delightful mid-19th-century estate cottage (Grade II) perhaps originally used as a hunting lodge and situated along a quiet track on the edge of woodland, yet only 450 metres north of the main Tyntesfield house. It has a garden with a patio overlooking the octagonal Summerhouse, and farmland behind. Tyntesfield estate has a number of rights of way, mostly through ancient woodland, and guests can enjoy the 500-acre estate, including woodland walks and the working Kitchen Garden, plus complimentary entry to the main house. Just seven miles from Bristol and in easy reach of the M5, Tyntesfield offers the perfect retreat for you to enjoy, but is within easy reach of local attractions and amenities.
Heating: Gas central heating included.
Garden: The garden has a gently sloping lawn with a few steps up to a patio area. It is not fully enclosed.
Parking: Parking is available for one car on hard standing opposite the cottage. Cars must not block the roadway as access is required at all times. Cars are not permitted on the estate past Chaplain's House and Lodge.
Utilities: The freezer has now been removed from this cottage.
Television: The television reception at this cottage can be poor at times.
Please Note: Public footpaths pass the cottage both behind and in front. Visitors to the Tyntesfield estate have access to the area adjacent to the cottage.
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.
Bristol may not seem an obvious holiday choice, but National Trust Cottages in this area give visitors the chance to experience the many attractions of this historic city and its surrounds. Just outside Bristol and overlooking the beautiful Land Yeo Valley is the spectacular Victorian country mansion of Tyntesfield, an extraordniary Gothic revival extravaganza bristling with towers and turrets. Closer to the city itself is the unique Blaise Hamlet, designed by John Nash to accommodate the Blaise Estate pensioners and now a collection of nine different picturesque cottages around an enclosed lawned area. Not only does a stay in this area provide the opportunity to visit bustling Bristol and elegant Bath, but also the depths of rural Somerset, glorious Gloucestershire and the rolling Cotswold hills. National Trust properties in the area include Dyrham Park, Tyntesfield, Clevedon Court and Prior Park Landscape Gardens. Other attractions include Bristol and Bath for their well-known sights, shopping at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Zoo, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands and Badminton Horse Trials.