Dodford, Nr Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
- Please note that this cottage sleeps 4 with the fourth person sleeping on a folding bed.
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A truly unique opportunity to step back in time and experience staying in one of the few remaining Chartist cottages in the UK. This back to basics, ‘camping within walls,’ holiday cottage enables you to savour the idyllic location and get away from all the stresses of modern life. Rosedene is a grade II listed building in the village of Dodford and is steeped in history to an era of great political change for the ‘common man.’ The cottage is not far from the motorway so is easy to get to, but once there feels like a million miles away. Not on the Hanbury Estate but surrounded by countryside near to the Clent Hills, there are many woods close by to discover and is ideal to explore Worcestershire Birmingham and the West Midlands. The garden is enclosed and surrounded by hedges and gate; there are vegetable plots to the front of the house and an orchard to the rear. The rest is wild grass.
This cottage is part of our Basic Collection – cottages that are both distinctive and value for money. This category was created as you told us that you would sometimes like something that gets you back to nature and a simpler way of enjoying your holiday. The cottages don’t have all the fixtures and fittings that you might expect from our other cottages, but still provide for your comfort and enjoyment.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- Main house: a traditional work area that leads into the living room, two bedrooms (a double and a single bedroom with a folding bed available upon request to make it into a twin room). Stable outside back door: Kitchen area (includes hob rings, microwave, toaster and kettle) with seating. Out building: toilet with sink and separate shower room.
Portable oil heaters.
Parking for two cars next to the cottage.
Being back to basics, no linen, hifi or television is provided, but we do supply a radio.
The kitchen area (located in the barn) and bathroom facilities (located in an outbuilding) are outside and a few paces away from the main living area.
Floor levels are uneven in places.
There is not a full kitchen but we do provide hob rings and microwave as well as toaster and kettle, and normal kitchen equipment inlcuding crockery, cutlery, saucepans etc.
There is no clothes hanging facilities but we do provide luggage racks and some cupboard space.
There are also bee hives within the grounds of the property.
A gardener will be at Rosedene every Wednesday morning to attend the garden.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Garden Appeal
- Open Fire / Stove
- Single Storey
- Pub Nearby
- Sofa/folding Bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- Heart of England
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.
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place to visit
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- Droitwich Spa
- Stratford-upon Avon
- Malvern Hills
- West Midlands Safari Park
- Cadbury World
- The Falconry Centre
National Trust places to visit
- Mid 19th-century Chartist cottage
- Hanbury Hall
- Early 18th-century country house, garden and park
- Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
- High sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses
- Hawford Dovecote
- 16th-century half-timbered dovecote
- Wichenford Dovecote
- 17th-century half-timbered dovecote
- Birmingham Back to Backs
- Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses
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What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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.