Close My Favourites
Select up to 3 cottages to compare

Summerhouse Cottage

Wraxall, Somerset

+ Add to favourites

Details

This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

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.

Utilities: The freezer has now been removed from this cottage.

Television: The television reception at this cottage can be poor at times.

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
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Thursday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
003034
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Special offers
  • August 20% Discount - Offer from 05/08/2014 to 31/08/2014 Save 20% 20% Discount
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • 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

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

Bristol
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.

Cottage location
Key
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
Cluster of pins Shows number of grouped pins. Zoom in to see individual pins
Attractions
  • shopping and sightseeing in Bristol and Bath
  • Wookey Hole
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands
  • Bristol Theatres
  • Bristol Ice Rink
Activities
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Tyntesfield
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

  • Mr and Mrs Wade
    • November 2012
    • Kent
    A lovely, cosy cottage

    This is a lovely, cosy cottage for two, a dog we feel is a must. The footpath does pass just beyond the cottage window and people cannot resist looking in, some even nose to window, so beware. However, the walks and countryside are magnificent, the staff on the estate so pleasant and helpful. We could not find a key for the freezer shed, hopefully the boiler which was eratic will be repaired. Be prepared to have a real fondness for this place when you leave!

Stayed at Summerhouse Cottage recently?

We welcome your views on Summerhouse Cottage and these can be provided via our online survey.

Prices

What it will cost

The detail

Prices include:

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

Special offers

  • August 20% Discount - Offer from 05/08/2014 to 31/08/2014 Save 20% 20% Discount

Supplements
(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 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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.

Check availability & book

Choose the dates of your holiday (Step 1 of 3)
  • * indicates a required field