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Summerhouse Cottage

Wraxall, Somerset

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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.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting room with open fire, bedroom (double) and bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Visitor notes

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.

Television: Although a television is provided signal and reception can be patchy.

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.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Fridge
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • 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

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset – their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

Geological features at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills near the village of Cheddar, Somerset. © Ross Hoddinott

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.

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  • shopping and sightseeing in Bristol and Bath
  • Wookey Hole
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands
  • Bristol Theatres
  • Bristol Ice Rink
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Tyntesfield Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival country house with gardens, arboretum and rolling parkland
Clevedon Court
Clevedon Court Outstanding 14th-century manor house and 18th-century terraced garden
Blaise Hamlet
Blaise Hamlet Nine rustic cottages around a green
Westbury College Gatehouse
Westbury College Gatehouse 15th-century gatehouse
Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge
King John's Hunting Lodge
King John's Hunting Lodge Wool-merchant's house of c.1500

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Madeleine Anne Eastick.
    • August 2015
    • ---
    Made enjoyable...

    The peace and quiet.

  • Prof. Geoffrey Webber
    • July 2015
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    Ideal cottage

    We are Australian and long-time members of the National Trust in Australia, and enjoy reciprocal membership rights, -ie free access to properties etc. I am an honorary life member of the NSW National Trust, and served on its Board for many years. Staying in the Summerhouse in the woodland at Tyntesfield was a unique experience, -we wanted tranquillity and nature after a couple of weeks of constant travelling, as well as a base while I was giving a paper and chairing seminars etc at a conference in Bristol, -and the Cottage was ideal

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    Everything on one level. Excellent location to visit several NT Properties.

  • Stephen Hobbis
    • November 2014
    • Bedfordshire
    Magic cottage

    Summerhouse cottage was our magic cottage in the woods for a week, a welcome break. Thanks Lizzie.for a job well done, the little touches meant a lot.

  • Gary Cooper
    • October 2014
    • Norfolk
    Made special by:

    Staff at Tyntesfield house were lovely! Very friendly and cheerful. Open fire, bird song and trees.

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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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