Places to stay

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Enjoy your stay on the Arlington estate

Mortuary Cottage

Secluded and cosy, perfect for a romantic escape © National Trust

Secluded and cosy, perfect for a romantic escape

This quaint and cosy 200-year-old cottage is approached down typically narrow Devonian lanes on the edge of the hamlet of Loxhore, near the southern edge of the Arlington estate.

Its unusual name dates back to the Second World War when it was set aside for possible air-raid victims, thankfully it never needed to be used. The River yeo burbles under a bridge in the cottage garden.

Woolley Lodge

Enjoy a stay at Woolley Lodge on the Arlington estate in North Devon © NT staff

Enjoy a stay at Woolley Lodge on the Arlington estate in North Devon

On the south-western edge of the Arlington estate, this enchanting little cottage was once a gardeners lodge. Almost concealed from the road behind wrought-iron gates, it is enveloped in woodland by a little-used driveway into Arlingtons historic park.

There is a lawn in front of the cottage, and the whole glorious Arlington estate, criss-crossed with miles of footpaths, on its very doorstep.

Other cottages in North Devon

Unusual accommodation for larger groups in stunning locations © National Trust

Unusual accommodation for larger groups in stunning locations

There are an additional six holiday cottages along the North Devon coast, including a lighthouse, 15th-century manor house and snug coastguards cottages. All are perfect for easy access to stunning beaches and coastal walks and offer a rural escape from the bustle of life.

National Trust cottages

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway for two, or an unusual place for a group get together, we've nearly 400 cottages available for holidays so there's sure to be something perfect for you.

The perfect location for 'walkies'

Bring your best friend on holiday with you

Both cottages on the Arlington estate welcome dogs. The grounds are a four-legged friends paradise, with woodlands, streams and fields to explore. Arlington Court welcomes dogs in the gardens and carriage museum.

What our guests have said

  • Writing on notepaper at a conference at Wimpole Hall © Wimpole

    Mortuary Cottage

    We enjoyed free eggs from the nearby farm. A very cheery cottage that doesn't live up to its name...

  • Visitors quill writing is on the wall © Dave Wood

    Woolley Lodge

    Cosy cottage ideally situated to explore North Devon. Lovely to sit outside and listen to the bir...

Free entry with your stay

Visit the central point of the estate, Arlington Court

You can enjoy free admission to Arlington Court for the duration of your stay. Whether you're popping in for an afternoon tea, or visiting to learn more of the family, come and experience the grandeur of the estate.