1 Lichfield Lodge

The exterior of 1 Lichfield Lodge
Longhorn cow grazing at Shugborough
Daffodils by the River Sow at Shugborough
The exterior of 1 Lichfield Lodge Longhorn cow grazing at Shugborough Daffodils by the River Sow at Shugborough

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 007020

About 1 Lichfield Lodge

Nestled on the edge of the Shugborough Estate, this pretty, newly-converted neo-classical gate house is a brilliant bolthole for countryside-loving couples.

Once moved 100 yards to the south west because of the Trent Valley rail line in 1845, this former gate lodge on the boundary of Shugborough’s 900-acre estate is the perfect spot for getting away from it all. And with out of hours access to the parkland and wild deer roaming on the doorstep, you’ll feel like you’ve woken up in another world. Open the door of this cosy Grade II listed lodge to reveal a contemporary-styled interior with a wood burning stove, perfect for those colder nights. There is a nod to the practical style and comfort of the larger Shugborough mansion. Outside there’s a small private lawned garden with a table and chairs so you can sit in the sunshine and enjoy alfresco meals.

Just off the main road, the lodge offers out-of-hours access to the parkland where you can happily wander the vast estate, sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, including some of the earliest examples of Greek Revival and Oriental-influenced designs in the country. There’s seasonal blooms to seek out in the formal gardens too. The estate also includes Park Farm; built at the cutting edge of agricultural reform in 1805; complete with a farmhouse, mill and dairy. 

If you can tear yourself away from the vast estate, then Cannock Chase AONB is just across the road, this is the perfect location for cyclists, with a bike store on site, you can easily pick up one of the many cycling routes from your doorstep. Cannock Chase is also home to Go Ape if you fancy a treetop adventure, and ideal for horse riders, walkers, or birdwatchers. For those wanting a purposeful walk, the village of Little Haywood is less than a mile away, where you can stop off for a pint from the local pub. The villages of Wolseley Bridge and Milford are also less than 2 miles away, with café’s, restaurants and antique shops too. For a different perspective on the area, then try a hot air balloon ride to glide through the skies beyond Shugborough. Stafford is just 6.5 miles away and the historic cathedral city of Lichfield is around 11 miles away. Nearby National Trust properties include Sudbury Hall with the Museum of Childhood and Moseley Old Hall. When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go to help caring for Shugborough Estate.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen and sitting room with a wood burner.

  • First floor

    Double bedroom and bathroom (with shower over bath).

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Please note: The Lichfield Lodges are located just off a main road and near to a train line.

Heating: Storage heater heating included.

Parking: There is parking for one car near the cottage.
There is a small, grassed garden with outdoor seating and an outbuilding for bike storage. 

Nearby cottage: 2 Lichfield Lodge is across the road, which sleeps two guests and can be booked together with 1 Lichfield Lodge.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to the garden and estate grounds out of hours.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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