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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.

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.

Garden: The garden has a gently sloping lawn with a few steps up to a patio area. It is not fully enclosed.

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

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 25/06/2017 to 20/07/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic Location
  • Single Storey
  • Garden appeal
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms Fitzhugh
    • April 2017
    • Devon
    Very enjoyable stay

    Summerhouse Cottage's location has to be one of the most tranquil places we have ever stayed, and your care in preparing, furnishing and equipping the house was outstanding. The young children in our party particularly loved your woodland playground at Tyntesfield.

  • Nicola Bradshaw
    • January 2016
    • Derbyshire
    Made enjoyable...

    Summer house cottage is quietly tucked away in the woods, you feel relaxed the moment you step through the door. The view from every window is special and you only have to step into the garden and you are part of beautiful park that is Tyntesfield. We unfortunately had no heating or hot water when we returned one evening (yes it was the rare time this winter we had a temperature of minus 3 degrees) , one phone call to the holidays people and there was a plumber at the door in less than an hour, he repaired but it broke again and I decided as it was late not to call again till morning, but then again the plumber was back in under and hour and it was found to be that calor gas needed to come out to repair the supply, again they were out promptly. It is easy to praise when things have gone smoothly with your stay, but I must thank everyone for working so hard - even bringing in extra electric heaters for us - making this stay as good as ever. Brilliant customer service.

  • Prof. Geoffrey Webber
    • July 2015
    • Australia
    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

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 25/06/2017 to 20/07/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • 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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