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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Scotney West Lodge

The exterior of Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The exterior of Scotney West Lodge, Kent | © National Trust / Mike Henton
The sitting room at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The kitchen at Scotney West Lodge, Kent

Scotney West Lodge

A pretty gatehouse on the Scotney Castle estate, with a tucked-away garden.

The sitting room at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The kitchen at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The exterior of Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The sitting room at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The kitchen at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The dining room at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The dining room at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The shower room at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The double bedroom at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The double bedroom at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The twin bedroom at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The twin bedroom at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The bathroom at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The bathroom at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The outdoor dining area at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The outdoor dining area at Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The exterior of Scotney West Lodge, Kent
View over the Scotney Castle Estate near Scotney West Lodge, Kent

© National Trust / Mike Henton

A pretty gatehouse on the Scotney Castle estate, with a tucked-away garden.

At a glance

Guests
4
Bedrooms
2
Number of dogs welcome
1
Reference
021011
Acorn rating

About Scotney West Lodge

Scotney West Lodge is a classic and comfortable two bedroom house at the entrance to a beautiful wooded estate. Scotney Castle is home to a 14th-century moated castle, Victorian country mansion and romantic garden, and you’ll have free entry during your stay, during opening hours.

You’ll enter the lodge through its private garden at the back of the house, which has stone paths, raised planting and a deck for dining. Indoors, there’s a small kitchen, a dining room with the corner windows typical to gatehouses, and a comfortable sitting room with a log burner and a grand staircase leading upstairs. The colours in the house reflect the estate’s sandstone hues and feature Scotney blue, the characteristic teal of the castle’s doors.   

Both bedrooms are upstairs. The first has a king-size bed, an ornate fireplace and steps leading down into the family bathroom. There’s a shower room downstairs which guests in the second bedroom may like to use; this bedroom is a twin with a large window and window seat.  

The Scotney Castle estate has over 780 acres of beautiful parkland, woodland and hop gardens to enjoy. Charming local villages, such as Wadhurst and Lamberhurst, offer a range of pubs and local shops.

Features and facilities

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

Location

Accessibility

Enclosed rear garden. Steps from parking into garden. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Enter through the back door into the kitchen. The dining room is through the kitchen. Hallway leads to shower room with walk in shower and sitting room. Stairs lead up from the sitting room to the first floor.

First floor layout

Stairs lead to a hallway with ensuite king sized bedroom with bath on the left and twin bedroom on the right.

More information

Heating: Oil fired central heating included. There is also a wood burner in the sitting room.

Parking: Parking for 2 cars.

Garden: Enclosed rear garden with decking and outdoor seating for 4.

Please note: The cottage is located between the main drive into Scotney Castle and a B road so there may be road noise from passing traffic. Steps lead from the parking into the garden.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.