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    Porter's Lodge

    Property ref: S4325

    • Bedrooms 1

    • Sleeps 2

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (44)

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    About this property

    This beautiful Polesworth cottage occupies the first and second floor of one side of the medieval gatehouse leading to Polesworth Abbey, extending across the arched entrance way. This Polesworth cottage provides a charming double galleried bedroom with sloping ceiling, exposed beams and a luxurious bathroom with freestanding slipper bath. Set in the oldest part of the gatehouse, a three-bay chamber provides open plan living accommodation which has been lovingly furnished with a well-equipped fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with an original stone fireplace and warming woodburner. Note: This property can be booked with Gatehouse Croft (ref 27120), together they sleep 6.

    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.

    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.

    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 included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included 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.

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    Local amenities

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    • Red Lion
      < 0.5 miles
    • Thomas Land
      4.5 miles
    • The Belfry Golf Club
      7 miles
    • The National Memorial Arboretum
      9 miles
    • The Green House
      9.5 miles
    • Duke of York
      10 miles
    • Lichfield Cathedral
      10 miles
    • Beacon Park
      10.5 miles
    • Verdo Lounge
      11 miles
    • Greyhound Inn
      13 miles

    Reviews (44)

    Ms Wright ‐ 1 Nov 2018
    "Has everything you need.Great slipper bath and lovely comfy bed.A pity the village isn't prettier,but get into the cottage and it's so cosy with the lovely wood burner."
    Ms Moore ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    "A remarkable conversion of a fabulous historical building - a privilege to be able to stay there."
    Dr Tipton ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "Amazing refurbishment of 14th century building. Lots of info on the history. Felt spacious and cosy. Didn't want for anything. Great to be in the Abbey grounds. Lots of fresh flowers and beautiful furniture. Father Phillip v welcoming and helpful. Our little dog loved it too. A little noisy Fri and Sat night from pub but good the village is lively tbh and didn't go on too late. We hope to come back and stay in the winter to use the wood burner. Good fish and chips over the road."
    Dr Tipton ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "Lots of info on the history. Felt spacious and cosy. Didn't want for anything. Great to be in the Abbey grounds. Lots of fresh flowers and beautiful furniture. Father Phillip v welcoming and helpful. Our little dog loved it too. A little noisy Fri and Sat night from pub but good the village is lively tbh and didn't go on too late. We hope to come back and stay in the winter to use the wood burner. Good fish and chips over the road."
    Miss Houghton ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "We had a fantastic time, this property is truly wonderful and we couldn't have been made more welcome. ..."
    Ms Evison ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "Wonderful! The S4325 is a wonderful building and has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and is incredibly well-equipped. It is spotlessly clean and is very well looked after. Father Philip made us feel very welcome indeed. The best views from the cottage are out over the abbey grounds, which were beautiful in the snow. Despite the falling temperatures outside, we were lovely and warm thanks to the log burner and great central heating. The village of Polesworth has a few shops (including a well-stocked Co-op). There aren't many eating out options in the village itself - the Spread Eagle pub right across the road from the S4325 was friendly but didn't seem to serve food. However, as the cottage is so lovely and the kitchen so well-equipped, it was a pleasure to stay in and eat. The village makes a great base but you do need a car (or bikes) to make the most of the area. As suggested in the details, there was some noise from the pub and the social club, but it didn't disturb us at all. We would thoroughly recommend the S4325 - it's a wonderful cottage."
    Miss Houghton ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "We had a fantastic time, this property is truly wonderful and we couldn't have been made more welcome. The lodge is so full of history and and has been beautifully restored retaining so many original features, it was absolutely well equipped with everything we need, and was beautifully cleaned and presented with some lovely additional touches in our case a Christmas tree which gave it a lovely festive homely feel. The area was great with lots to do and see we visited Stratford upon Avon for the theatre and Warwick Castle, but you do not need to go far, the village itself has a lovely river walk and poetry trail and the people were incredibly friendly in the local shops and pubs. We would highly recommend a visit to this special property."
    Miss Houghton ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "The lodge is so full of history and and has been beautifully restored retaining so many original features, it was absolutely well equipped with everything we need, and was beautifully cleaned and presented with some lovely additional touches in our case a Christmas tree which gave it a lovely festive homely feel. The area was great with lots to do and see we visited Stratford upon Avon for the theatre and Warwick Castle, but you do not need to go far, the village itself has a lovely river walk and poetry trail and the people were incredibly friendly in the local shops and pubs. We would highly recommend a visit to this special property."
    Ms Evison ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "It is spotlessly clean and is very well looked after. Father Philip made us feel very welcome indeed. The best views from the cottage are out over the abbey grounds, which were beautiful in the snow. Despite the falling temperatures outside, we were lovely and warm thanks to the log burner and great central heating. The village of Polesworth has a few shops (including a well-stocked Co-op). There aren't many eating out options in the village itself - the Spread Eagle pub right across the road from the S4325 was friendly but didn't seem to serve food. However, as the cottage is so lovely and the kitchen so well-equipped, it was a pleasure to stay in and eat. The village makes a great base but you do need a car (or bikes) to make the most of the area. As suggested in the details, there was some noise from the pub and the social club, but it didn't disturb us at all. We would thoroughly recommend the S4325 - it's a wonderful cottage."
    Mrs Ramos ‐ 1 Oct 2017
    "The Polesworth Porterhouse Lodge was so much more than we ever expected. It was beautiful, cozy, and very clean. The history is amazing. The people of the Abbey are genuine and welcoming. We cannot wait to return!!"
    Mrs Ramos ‐ 1 Oct 2017
    "It was beautiful, cozy, and very clean. The history is amazing. The people of the Abbey are genuine and welcoming. We cannot wait to return!!"
    ToniGraham ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "I booked this cottage for a somewhere to stay the night before my wedding and for a few days away after. I love how they have managed to keep that quirky medieval charm yet put in all the luxury of the modern times. I had a few people come to visit and each person loved it! Set in beautiful surroundings with everything you need on its doorstep. The stairs are steep to get up to the property but if I can get up and down in a wedding dress anyone else should find them a doddle! Beamed ceilings, real fire, country walks and pubs in the village what more do people need :) Plus the priest is a great character with many stories to tell if your interested."
    Miss Marshall ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Words do not do the porters lodge justice! Not only did the property it's self wow me but all the lovely touches, such as fresh flowers, milk and a delishous cake, is what took my stay from amazing to absolutely beyond Words!!!"
    Miss Marshall ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Not only did the property it's self wow me but all the lovely touches, such as fresh flowers, milk and a delishous cake, is what took my stay from amazing to absolutely beyond Words!!!"
    Mrs Starmer
    "Loved our stay at the S4325 - photos don't do it justice and Father Philip made us feel so welcome - thank you"
    Ms Woods
    "Porters lodge was amazing, very romantic & we had a wonderful stay. Father Philip was a terrific host with nothing being too much trouble - a genuinely nice man. We hope to return again in the not too distant future"
    Ms Woods
    "Father Philip was a terrific host with nothing being too much trouble - a genuinely nice man. We hope to return again in the not too distant future"
    Mr King
    "The character and location of the property, only downside is the steepness of the steps to get to the holiday let , not suitable for large dogs but manageable"
    Mr Hallier
    "Great to stay in a place with such history, that's been beautifully restored. Enjoyed walks along the canal in both directions."
    Mr Frantz
    "Polesworth Abbey cottage was a superb cottage and was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. There was so much history and the cottage has retained so much of its' originality. It was very peaceful and comfortable."
    Mr Hallier
    "Enjoyed walks along the canal in both directions."
    Mr Frantz
    "There was so much history and the cottage has retained so much of its' originality. It was very peaceful and comfortable."
    Mrs English, Hampshire
    "The standard of the of the accommodation decor was outstanding, the kitchen was fully equipped and even had a dishwasher. It was also beautifully clean and very comfortable. The location is very central and it was easy to visit places of interest in the area. "
    Mrs Ahlen
    "We most enjoyed the history of the building (14th century). The owner and the locals were all very friendly. The S4325 has been restored to a very high standard and it is not just clean, it sparkles! As we had our dog with us we were pleased to be able to reach the park just a minute away up the drive."
    Miss Nadia Badawi, Norwich, Norfolk
    "Excellent does not cover this property. It was splendid, superb and magical. "
    Mr Kevin Watcham, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
    "A nice spacious accommodation well furnished spotlessly cleaned and everything you could have needed appliance wise. Furnished in style to match the character of the building. A nice warm welcome, well positioned for local attractions and plenty of walks for the dog."
    Mrs Anne Bacon, Hexham, Northumberland
    "We loved the accommodation and the beautiful restoration of this historic building. We appreciated the cleanliness of the property and the lovely furniture. It was excellent to have secure parking on site."
    Mrs Helena Tait, RICHMOND, north yorkshire
    "Had a sense of history and yet with every possible modern convenience. It was a lovely and restful setting for a much needed break. It was within easy reach of lots of walks, forests and places of interest."
    Mr Harry Smart, Worksop, notts
    "The cottage is the oldest building we have ever stayed in, built in 1340 the cottage is immaculate and very welcoming. There is all you could need in the cottage for a very relaxing stay. Our Dog Toby was made very welcome and there is a great park for him to walk in."
    Mr Kevin Bowditch, Bognor Regis,
    "Liked the ambience, history, welcome, furnishings...everything."
    Mrs Julie Doble, Bath, Somerset
    "The owner was very helpful and friendly as were all the people we met at the Abbey. The property had lots of character and an interesting history. The property was very clean and nicely furnished. Great to find such a nice property that allowed one small, well-behaved dog."
    Mr Roger Moore, Port St Mary,
    "This is our third stay at this property, the quality, presentation and cleanliness of the S4325 is second to none. Father Philip and his team of ladies take such a pride in their product that would be hard to better."
    Ms Joyce Townsend, Maryland, Washinton DC
    "Everything was beautiful - the place was very nicely decorated and had everything we could have needed. The fresh flowers were a particularly nice touch. We were very pleased with the property."
    Mrs Carol Clifton, King's Lynn, Norfolk
    "The attention to detail and the general ambiance was superb. The property was very well maintained, warm and cosy."
    A FlipKey verified reviewer
    "Exceeded my expectations. I booked online from a review. I was a little scared. We came from Canada and I had dealt with the whole process on line. From the pictures and reviews I made a leap of faith. It was quirky and warm and welcoming. We were provided with a bit of history from Father Phillip, the caretaker of keys. It was convenient to the areas that we were interested in. A bit of drive to find an evening meal, about 10 minutes away. The fish and chip take out just down the street was very tasty. It was fully equipped with everything we needed and the appliances were easy to use. Very enjoyable."
    Mrs Karen Swindells, Warrington, Cheshire
    "This accommodation really has the 'wow' factor. Everything was considered that would make this a home from home. All of the refurbishment was sympathetic with the age of the property and it was all high class, high quality and is the cleanest pet friendly accommodation that I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. We will definitely return."
    Mr John Wright, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    "One of the best holidays we have ever had. The property was excellent, we could not fault it at all. We got a warm welcome on arrival. Polesworth is an excellent base for touring the Midlands and surrounding areas."
    Mrs Charolette Hanaghan, Cherryville, BC
    "The owner gave us a warm welcome and a brief history when we picked up the keys. Stepping in the living room area we filled with awe. The dark beams, leaded windows, glow from lamps, fresh flowers and shiny surfaces, all made for a very warm welcome. Very comfortable, we had everything we needed. "
    Mrs J Betteridge, Nottingham,
    "Excellent accommodation, nothing too much trouble for the owner. Little touches, for example milk in the fridge upon arrival, and unlimited wood for the wood burner. Made to feel most welcome. Was told a little about the restoration of the property and its history which was most interesting."
    Mr Steve Ackson, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    "We couldn't fault this beautifully renovated 14th Century S4325 accommodation. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you needed, the bathroom had a superb bath and shower with plenty of hot water. The main living accommodation even had a court jester in the corner! The owner was so welcoming and friendly and everyone visiting should ask him for the tour of the Porter's living quarters! We would like to think we would visit again."
    Mr Jim Helliwell, Warwick, Warwickshire
    "The space, ambiance and furnishings, especially in the sitting area, were exceptional. We were made extremely welcome."
    A FlipKey verified reviewer
    "A wonderful place to stay and relax with all amenities at hand.and within easy reach of other popular destination. Highly Recommended."
    Mr Jon Oram, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    "An extraordinary building with an impressive history and lovingly restored. It was a real privilege to stay there. Wonderful, warm and friendly welcome. Highly recommended."
    Mr Paul Collins, Welwyn, Hertfordshire
    "This unique property was exceptional on every level. We chose it for the log burner and the romantic look about the place. Such attention to detail on such an ancient property made this a most peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The owner kept us topped up with logs, as well as entertaining us with the history of this fabulous place. Underfloor heating, an excellent shower and a comfy bed in the eaves made it all unforgettable. "

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