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WELCOME TO MAY LODGE

Work on our new Holiday Cottage, May Lodge, is due to start in the Autumn of 2019 and we should be opening its doors for Spring 2020 bookings.

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the cottage

Grade II listed May Lodge has been used as storage for many years and will be restored and extended to provide a beautiful one-bedroomed cottage. The building was formerly the Singeing House where Coach-horses and Hunters would have their coats trimmed using a singeing tool - essentially a heated comb that burnt the longer ‘cat’ hairs off the coat, leaving the horse looking neat and tidy.

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THE KITCHEN AND bedROOM

Nestled in beautiful Easton Walled Gardens, May Lodge will have underfloor heating throughout and a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, hob and microwave. There will also be a small sitting area to eat in. The kitchen will lead into the downstairs bedroom with its ensuite shower-room, which in turn leads out from French doors onto a secluded private terrace - perfect for having breakfast or an evening drink on.

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THE sitting room

The sitting room will be will be upstairs to take advantage of the wonderful vaulted ceiling and will be very cosy, with a woodburning stove,  a Freeview TV with DVD player and a Bose Bluetooth speaker.

WHAT ELSE?

Guests will have full access to Easton Walled Gardens during their stay.

AS STANDARD

  • Beds made for your arrival with sheets and duvets. Choice of twins or Super King size bed.

  • Welcome pack, including milk, bread, butter, tea and coffee, and sugar. There is a good selection of herbs as well.

  • Towels, soaps & bathrobes

  • Dishwasher tablets and washing powder.

  • Unlimited logs, kindling and firelighters.

ALSO AVAILABLE

  • Board games and DVDs

  • Combination fan/microwave oven & electric hob

  • Nespresso coffee maker

  • Washer/dryer

  • Hairdryer

  • Iron & ironing board

You can wander out from the door straight into the surrounding rediscovered gardens of the former Easton Hall, and enjoy nearly 12 acres of beautiful grounds, with seasonal highlights from snowdrops to sweet peas, and from tulips and daffodils to roses and meadows.

You can also take advantage of the Gardens’ shop and tea room, or go a bit further afield to buy local provisions from Berry’s Farm Shop to eat at home, or visit the Estate’s Pub, The Cholmeley Arms, with its home cooked food, roaring fires and beer on tap.

You could also hire the Meadow Retreat in the Gardens for a day during your stay. A real slice of heaven set in these beautiful gardens, The Meadow Retreat is a luxury cedar cabin - a 'beach hut' in the Gardens - where you can enjoy some peace and tranquility while you read a good book and sample the cream teas and lunches at the tea shop. Whatever the occasion, for unrivalled rest and relaxation, spend the day at The Meadow Retreat with access to the beautiful surroundings of Easton Walled Gardens at your fingertips. It does need to be pre-booked, so it's worth talking to us about it when you book your stay with us.

We also run regular courses at Easton Walled Gardens, from Willow Weaving to Chocolate Making, which are perfect things to do while staying at the Lodge. See the Workshop Page on our main website for more details.

We can offer guests on-site beauty treatments in the new salon in the Stableyard at Easton. Sarah of the Revive Holistic and Beauty Salon can offer you a wide range of treatments to include Facials, Hot Stone and Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology and Waxing etc. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience, which she will use to design bespoke treatments for you. Click here for more details.

MAIN FACTS

  1. You will have unlimited, free access to Easton Walled Gardens during your stay, even when the Gardens are closed to Day Visitors.

  2. The Gardens are open to Day Visitors from Easter to the end of October on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 11am to 4pm. The busiest times are during Snowdrop Week, Sweet Pea Week and on the day of our Autumn Country Market. During weekday working hours, 8 am to 5 pm, there will also be gardeners working to maintain these beautiful gardens.

  3. An attractive Victorian Lodge, near the entrance to Easton Walled Gardens, with other buildings nearby.

  4. A traditional Victorian Lodge; the bathroom is downstairs with the Bedroom being upstairs.

  5. A cosy cottage best suited for two people – ideal for garden lovers.

  6. Easton Walled Gardens is on Newton's Trail, a map of local attractions. See the map HERE.

  7. The mobile reception is fair depending on network.

  8. Easily accessible from the A1, which is about half a mile away, on the other side of Easton Park.

  9. Unfortunately, due to the Lodge’s listed status it has not been possible to make it wheelchair-friendly and as a result the bedroom is only accessible via a staircase.

  10. PLEASE NOTE THAT SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE ANY OF OUR HOLIDAY COTTAGES