Porter's Lodge

Polesworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 27119)

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Polesworth Abbey

Situated in the centre of the large village of Polesworth in North Warwickshire, and close to the borders of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire, these two Polesworth cottages are located in the medieval gatehouse at the entrance to Polesworth Abbey which dates back to the 9th century. These delightful Polesworth cottages have been lovingly restored to their original use and are uniquely furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm. Both of these Polesworth Abbey holiday homes boast many pieces of antique furniture that is in keeping with the age of the cottages. Positioned on the edge of the abbey grounds, itself a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and close to the River Anker, guests are invited to visit the original porter's office and his family's meagre living quarters to learn about its connection with William Shakespeare who, it is believed, was educated here. It provides a fascinating insight into what life was like at the abbey over the years. Guests are also invited to enjoy walks around the abbey grounds. The village of Polesworth boasts many amenities including pubs, a village shop and a Post Office, as well as offering a Heritage Centre, Poetry Trail and lovely walks and cycle paths. The area surrounding these two cottages in Polesworth offers many activities including, horseback riding and fishing, good golf courses including The Belfry, water parks and theme parks. Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick with its magnificent castle are both within easy reach. A fantastic location for a memorable holiday at these two cottages in Polesworth.

The property

Porter's Lodge is a beautiful Polesworth cottage, occupying the first and second floor of one side of the medieval gatehouse leading to Polesworth Abbey, extending across the arched entrance way and can sleep two people.

The cottage has a second floor king-size double bedroom with a sloping, beamed ceiling, a first floor bathroom and a first floor open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a woodburner.

Outside there is off road parking for two cars and full use of the Abbey grounds.

Porter's Lodge is a lovely holiday base.

Accommodation

Over first and second floors. One second floor king-size double bedroom. First floor bathroom with freestanding slipper bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • folding bed on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Full use of abbey grounds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Internal wooden staircase leads from the front door to the first floor accommodation, some pets may need to be carried up and down, and there is a further shorter staircase leading to the bedroom
  • Note: The bedroom has a sloping, beamed ceiling
  • Note: There is a pub and social club across the road and some noise may be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

POLESWORTH

Atherstone 3 miles; Tamworth 4.5 miles; Lichfield 9 miles; Market Bosworth 10 miles.

Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.

The town of Tamworth is a large market town which takes its name from the River Tame which flows through the town, along with the River Anker. Tamworth is home to both Tamworth Castle and the Moat House, two wonderful, historic buildings. The town is also home to the Snowdome, a full-sized indoor ski slope with real-snow and Drayton Manor Theme Park is not far away, providing a fun-filled day out for everyone.