Orchardleigh Church Lodge

A divine, pet-friendly escape, complete with a private garden and hot tub, deliciously secluded by a shimmering lake on a historic 500-acre Somerset estate.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Home to an eclectic collection of unique and beautifully-restored retreats, the elegant 500-acre Orchardleigh Estate is also a popular film and TV set… so your historic Somerset surroundings may seem slightly familiar!

Perfect for a peaceful and romantic escape, you’ll discover the newly-refurbished Church Lodge blissfully tucked away in a gorgeous green valley, right at the end of the Estate’s shimmering 35-acre lake.

Pet-friendly and instantly welcoming, all the creature comforts you could wish for are right here, with many more besides. The detail-rich lounge boasts the building’s original open log fire, feature shelving dotted with beautiful ornaments, and a luxurious, cushion-covered Chesterfield sofa. Cheerfully flooded with natural daylight, it’s the ideal setting to relax with a good book and a glass of wine, or snuggle up in front of your favourite TV shows.

There’s a sleek, well-equipped fitted kitchen for rustling up sumptuous suppers, to be savoured in the plush dining room… deliberately furnished for you to want to take your own sweet time over meals!

You’ll want to take your time over freshening up, too, with the Lodge’s luxurious walk-in rainfall shower gainfully on hand, and fluffy towels and robes to wrap up in afterwards. Meanwhile, the downy double bed is dressed for dreamy nights of slumber.

The mesmerising rear garden is privately secluded from the rest of the world, and there’s an extra treat waiting just for you – a bubbling hot tub that’s perfect for sunset-watching, stargazing, and lazy afternoon dips alike.

Surrounded by so much loveliness, it’ll be tempting to just stay put. But if you do decide to venture out, you’ll find the wider Estate packed with fun and intriguing ways to spend your time.

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At a glance

  • A newly-refurbished, pet-friendly retreat for two, privately excluded at the end of an expansive lake on the 500-acre Orchardleigh Estate, Somerset.
  • The Lodge is self-contained, with an open fire in the lounge, and a luxurious walk-in shower. There’s also a jet hot tub in the secluded garden!
  • Stroll the Estate’s beautiful gardens, or head into the nearby city of Bath for entertainment, shopping, spas, and historic architecture.
  • There is a church on the estate, with a golf course and on-site restaurant serving fresh local produce.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid


Lounge with triple-aspect views, open log fire, Chesterfield sofa, chairs, large TV, Wi-Fi. Dining room with table and chairs, stylish well-equipped fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with original fireplace, modern fully-tiled shower room with WC and sink, towels and robes provided. Private garden with jet hot tub. Private on-site parking.

Local Activities

Gardens, golf, wildlife walks, local markets, architecture, spas, city life, shopping, nightlife, historic sites, safari parks.

More information

The Estate Church is just two minutes’ walk away, and if you’re feeling peckish you can wander along to Orchardleigh Golf and Country Club, which offers a full bar and food menu. Enjoy a round of golf on the celebrated, Brian Huggett-designed 18-hole course while you’re there – perfect for those who enjoy a good walk spoiled!

If you simply enjoy a good walk, there are plenty to be taken around the Estate, where you’ll encounter the resident grazing sheep, and perhaps Eric, the resident peacock, too.

Slightly further afield awaits a wealth of well-known attractions, including Longleat House and Safari Park, the World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and City of Bath, Cheddar Gorge, and Wookey Hole Caves – all of which are accessible within half-an-hour’s drive.

(All that’s left is to decide what you’ll do first!)

Things to note

Check in between 12-7pm, check out by 10am. Dog-friendly.


Where you'll be staying

Frome, Somerset

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