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The Lodge

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Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets 1
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Description

Relax in the luxury of this beautiful lodge, with mature gardens and backed by woodland it offers spacious accommodation and a touch of class.

Formerly the impressive gatehouse to Donington Hall, The Lodge is a unique Grade II listed, detached Tudor-style house set within ½ an acre of matured landscaped gardens with double electric gates. Retaining much of its original charm and character, The Lodge has been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to a high standard. Relax in one of the two living rooms with comfy sofas and a crackling open fire, enjoy a leisurely meal with family and friends around the large dining table seating eight guests, or even in the beautifully landscaped grounds. The property spans over three different levels and offers spacious accommodation with stunning interior design. Four double bedrooms are split over two floors with the master having a unique shower room that has to be seen! The bespoke designed kitchen with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams is a great place to cook and chat.
It is set within an idyllic country location, with adjoining woodlands to the rear which offer privacy and seclusion. Stone walls surround the property and a large private garden with Victorian wrought iron railings and mature trees enhance the grounds.
You will not be stuck for things to do if you can drag yourself away from this stunning home, as the National Trust Calke Abbey, a historic house within a 600-acre nature reserve, is close by, along with Staunton Harold Reservoir, with its yacht club and children’s activity play area. The largest inland marina in Europe is close by at Willington Mercia House, not to mention Donington Race Track, which houses the Grand Prix Collection in the museum and hosts major motor cycling and racing events, as well as the yearly Download Festival. Ideally situated on the edge of The National Forest, you are given access to a wealth of beautiful countryside suitable for walking, bird watching and cycling. Travel a little further and you are in the Peak District, with Chatsworth House and the historic towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath, where there is a plethora of things for people of all ages to enjoy. Shop 2 miles, hotel bar and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground Floor:
Living room 1: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Living room 2: With wood burner.
Dining room: With wood burner.
Kitchen: With Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 4: With double bed and stairs leading to en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and sloping ceiling.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for wood burners included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. ½-acre mature grounds (shared). Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Truly Unique
    Truly Unique
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 8

    08/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Great stay at the cottage we spent a great week with family and friends. the house is very cute and very well designed. Very nice garden and the beds are great ! But .... There was no enough hot water for 2 showers so we had to wait 3 hours in between showers .... and nobody to deal with problem / no gate in the garden so we could not leave the dog out side / the great AGA stopped working during our stay so we could not cook / there is not enough bowls or containers to be able to cook or make cakes or appetizers .... / no dry wood for the fire so we had only wet logs in the garden / no check in was made so we did not know what was the wifi code we had to look for it but then the wifi worked very well / no information on where to put the trash... simple information that could be written on a welcome book or said with a nice check in in the house. Still we keep nice memories of our nice stay at the cottage.


  • 6

    28/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2018
    w e had a good family weekend, but their were one or two problems. now tv didnot work as it was password protected and we didnot have the password. guest need to be informed that they have to pay £100 deposit.


  • 9

    20/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    Enjoyed our stay very much, very quirky property! Loved all the log fires, the space and the quiet. It was perfect for our family reunion, in terms of location and facilities offered. Very popular with the younger members of the family who are agitating to come back! Fantastic for larger groups to get together and have fun together, an excellent house for games of hide and seek! Highly recommended.


  • 9

    29/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    Great place for a family weekend. One needs to know how to cook with an AGA before going. Very comfortable. Good parking. Private. Overall, family very pleased.


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