Scotney West Lodge

Tunbridge Wells, Kent
View across parkland to Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent
View over the Scotney Castle Estate near Scotney West Lodge, Kent
View across the moat at Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent
View of the Scotney country house near Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The walled garden at Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent
The gardens at Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent
View across parkland to Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent View over the Scotney Castle Estate near Scotney West Lodge, Kent View across the moat at Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent View of the Scotney country house near Scotney West Lodge, Kent The walled garden at Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent The gardens at Scotney Castle near Scotney West Lodge, Kent

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 021011

About Scotney West Lodge

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

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.

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. The closest village is Wadhurst, and there are many charming villages to explore in the area.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    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

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

Notes for guests

Access: We are still waiting for up to date photos and an accessibility guide for this cottage.

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 at the entrance to Scotney Castle so there may be road noise. Steps lead from the parking into the garden.

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

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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 (stated on the cottage's webpage). 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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