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West Lodge

Sherborne, Gloucestershire

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Built at the turn of the century, this is a semi-detached former lodge cottage standing on the edge of the estate village of Sherborne. An intriguing and unusual holiday haven for two with an enclosed courtyard garden to the rear and good for walking, especially when the snowdrops or bluebells are out on the estate.

As well as an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds the beautiful city of Oxford is within easy reach.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, small rear lobby and compact kitchen incorporated into a former larder with a sink under the stairs.
First floor
one double bedroom (with 5' bed) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: for two cars opposite the cottage.

Offers: Locally produced meat from National Trust herds can be pre-ordered for you to enjoy during your stay, please ask the contact centre for further details.

Local Weddings: The property does host weddings and ceremonies through out the year. These are generally held through out the day, but also some marquee functions do go onto midnight. For further information please contact the Property direct on 01451 844257 or 01242 890256.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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  • The Cotswolds
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Cotswold Water Park
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate Rare 17th-century grandstand and Cotswold country estate
Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa Remains of one of Britain's largest Romano-British villas, set in the heart of the Cotswolds
Chastleton House
Chastleton House One of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
Buscot Old Parsonage
Buscot Old Parsonage Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey 13th-century Cistercian abbey

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Fiona Moore
    • February 2014
    • Surrey
    Good location

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The housekeepers do a good job. The location and being able to walk straight from the cottage makes this place special.

  • Chris & Debbie King
    • May 2013
    • Surrey
    What a fantastic cottage, really has charm.

    What a fantastic cottage, really has charm. As you are on the entrance to Sherborne Estate it is such a fantastic place for dog walking, unbelievably peaceful. The surrounding area just as good. The village of Burford is very pretty and the tea rooms in Sherborne village are very welcoming. Majority of the area is very dog friendly. Have never visited the Cotswolds before but will definitely be going back. Thanks to the caretaker for the welcoming tray of tea/coffee and fresh milk, plus flowers.

  • Ruth and Graham
    • September 2010
    Cottage is very nice with an old world charm,

    The most wonderful weather. Cottage is very nice with an old world charm, Huge bed and very comfortable, Kitchen no problem as we ate out, ''garden'' more of a court yard a table would be nice. Overall a very pleasant cottage as always Ruth and Graham

  • Anne Cannon
    Enjoyed a very pleasant week in this cottage

    Enjoyed a very pleasant week in this cottage, helped by the beautiful weather. The cottage itself was very cosy but we both found it terribly gloomy, with its huge black fireplace and dark green painted woodwork throughout. However, the location was great and we enjoyed some lovely walks on the estate. There was a spectacular show of wood anenomies behind Sherbourne House and the Church. Thanks to the caretaker for the welcome tea tray and flowers. Anne & Michael

  • AC and C Cooper
    We walked into a beautiful heated place,roses on the table

    Went to the lodge for our 28th wedding anniversary,23/26 Oct.We walked into a beautiful heated place,roses on the table and a tray made up for the start of a cup of tea. Lovely and clean and very cosy.Great to look out of the windows at the changing colours of the trees.Kitchen adds amusement when there are two of you in there but as we ate out it was ideal for our needs. Is attached to other part of the lodge but we never heard the family there at all. A big thank you to the caretaker for keeping it in the condition it is in.

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