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Porter's Lodge Pet-Friendly Cottage in Polesworth, Warwickshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Porter's Lodge Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Porter's Lodge is a beautiful Polesworth cottage, occupying the first and second floor of one side of the medieval gatehouse leading to Polesworth Abbey, extending across the arched entrance way and can sleep two people. The cottage has a second floor king-size double bedroom with a sloping, beamed ceiling, a first floor bathroom and a first floor open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and full use of the Abbey grounds. Porter's Lodge is a lovely holiday base.

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.

Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.

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 inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and 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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Miss Badawi
October 2015
Excellent does not cover this property. It was splendid, superb and magical.
Mrs Ahlen
February 2016
We most enjoyed the history of the building (14th century). The owner and the locals were all very friendly. The Porter's Lodge 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.
Mr Watcham
September 2015
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 Bacon
June 2015
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 Tait
June 2015
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 Smart
March 2015
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.
Miss Colledge
January 2015
This cottage was exactly what I was looking for. It is quirky, beautiful and so peaceful. Despite being close to all amenities (Co-op, pubs, restaurants) we were also undisturbed the whole time we stayed there. We were looking for some quiet, down time as a couple and that is exactly what we got. The cottage is so cosy and welcoming - everything is so comfortable.
Mr Bowditch
December 2014
Liked the ambience, history, welcome, furnishings...everything.
Mrs Doble
November 2014
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.
Mrs Clifton
October 2014
The attention to detail and the general ambiance was superb. The property was very well maintained, warm and cosy.
Mr Moore
October 2014
This is our third stay at this property, the quality, presentation and cleanliness of the Porter's Lodge 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 Townsend
October 2014
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.
Mr Wright
June 2014
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 Swindells
July 2014
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.
Mrs Betteridge
March 2014
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 Jackson
March 2014
We couldn't fault this beautifully renovated 14th Century Porter's Lodge 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 Helliwell
March 2014
The space, ambiance and furnishings, especially in the sitting area, were exceptional. We were made extremely welcome.
Mr Hodgson
January 2014
Its a lovely village with all amenities, the butchers is highly recommended. Excellent walks. Would definitely like to return.
Mr Kavanagh
February 2014
The property was faultless; my wife and I had a wonderful stay and will definitely be booking the Porter's Lodge again. The owner and the staff at the Abbey were also most welcoming and happily provided background information on the Abbey and Gatehouse. Should be rated 5 stars.
Mr Oram
January 2014
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.
Mrs Hanaghan
May 2014
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.
Mr Collins
January 2014
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.
Mrs English
July 2016
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.
March 2014
A wonderful place to stay and relax with all amenities at hand.and within easy reach of other popular destination. Highly Recommended.
August 2014
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.
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