Premier Cottages highlights properties close to NT properties


2020 marks 125 years of the National Trust, and to celebrate this special birthday, Premier Cottages highlights properties in its collection close to Trust landscapes, gardens and houses.

Join the National Trust’s 125th birthday bash and book a nearby stay with Premier Cottages

13th January 2020: 2020 marks 125 years of the National Trust, and to celebrate this special birthday, Premier Cottages highlights properties in its collection close to Trust landscapes, gardens and houses.

Holiday homes with a plethora of National Trust attractions nearby include:


Old Drift House, Kersey, Suffolk

A ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage in the medieval village of Kersey, Old Drift House is steeped in character with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces and leadlight windows. The cottage sleeps eight and is an ideal base for National Trust fans as it’s close to three Trust properties with another six within half an hour’s drive.

Just ten minutes by car is the turreted Tudor mansion, Melford Hall with its collection of naval paintings, Chinese porcelain and Beatrix Potter sketches. The quintessential Suffolk gem Lavenham Guildhall – one of the finest timber framed buildings in Britain - can also be reached within 10 minutes. Plus, a 15 minute drive brings visitors to  Flatford – the inspiration for John Constable paintings and home to a Constable walking trail. A seven night stay for eight guests in the Old Drift House starts from £1080. (, 01582 763533) 


Trewidden House, Cornwall

A group of multi-generational Trust fans need look no further than dog-friendly Trewidden House, a spacious grade II listed house where up to 15 people can holiday in style. The beautifully appointed home has eight generous bedrooms, a magnificent dining room, plus two large drawing rooms and a grand entrance hall as well as a children's TV room and extensive kitchen.

Trewidden House is close to a selection of National Trust sights that will appeal to all ages. Less than 10 minutes’ drive is Trengwainton Garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs and the rocky island of St Michaels Mount,  with its medieval church and castle is around 15 minutes away.  The beautiful headland of Zennor Head is close too and offers beautiful coastal scenery and a wide range of flora and fauna. Then high up on the exposed cliffs of the “Tin Coast” is Levant Mine and Beam Engine, part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Both sights are less than a 20 minute drive away. A seven night stay for up to 15 cost from £2550.  (, 01736 363021) 


Kernock Cottages, Cornwall

Located in the Lynher Valley between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, Kernock Cottages offers accommodation in four award winning luxurious detached barns – each with its own private hot tub. Set in 25 acres of mature gardens and woodland, the secluded cottages are very dog-friendly and are surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside with glorious fields and woods to explore.

Approximately at 15 minute drive from here is Cotehele House, one of the finest examples of a Tudor house in the country and the ancestral home of the Edgecumbe family for centuries.  Perched high above the River Tamar, it is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour and the interior has changes little over the years. 

The grounds are home to a number of formal gardens and a richly planted area in the valley; features include a medieval dovecote, a stewpond, a Victorian summerhouse and an eighteenth century tower.  Kernock is also just half an hours drive from Antony House at Torpoint where Alice in Wonderland was filmed and from Saltram a grade 1 listed George II era mansion house and deemed by the architectural critic Pevsner to be “the most impressive country house in Devon. 

A week’s stay for two in the Coach House costs from £700. ( , 01579 350435) 


Kingshoath Cottage, Sussex

Kingshoath Cottage is a grade II listed 16th century characterful property on the outskirts of the village of Beckley between Rye and Battle. Accommodating up to eight guests, it benefits from a large lounge with an open log fire and oak beams throughout and is just a short walk from country pub the ‘Rose & Crown’.

The National Trust’s beautiful and moated 14th Century Bodiam Castle, one of Britain’s most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments, is around an 18 minute drive away. The castle can also be reached by 40 minute water ferry ride from the boat station at Newenden or steam train from Northiam. Also nearby is Smallhythe Place, home of one of the most highly paid Victorian stage actresses Ellen Terry (1847-1928). Around 20 minutes’ drive from Kingshoath, it is an excellent example of a 16th-century house and cottage gardens and is a museum of Ellen’s life and career.  Lamb House in Rye can also be reached in around 12 minutes. A Georgian house, it was home of writers Henry James and E. F. Benson and has one of the largest gardens in the old town of Rye. A week’s stay for eight starts from £695. ( , 02083 022663) 


Eaton Manor Country Estate, Shropshire

Situated in 500 acres of tranquil and beautiful Shropshire countryside, dog-friendly Eaton Manor is within easy reach of several National Trust properties.

The Wenlock Edge limestone escarpment  is located at the top of the field above the Estate and guests can enjoy a great day out walking along it to the relatively unknown National Trust property Wilderhope Manor, an Elizabethan Gabled Manor House restored by John Cadbury in 1936. Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd are  also just five miles away. Open year round, there’s great hill walking and mountain biking to be enjoyed here whilst Morville Hall  another hidden gem of Elizabethan origin is a 25 minute drive away.  A week’s stay for two in Eaton Manor’s Pheasant Walk starts from £430. (, 01694 724814)


Dominoes, Devon

Dominoes is an architecturally stunning retro-modern holiday home with panoramic water and woodland views set in the South Hams village of Stoke Gabriel. This visually arresting dog-friendly property makes a great base for exploring Devon’s coast, beaches, countryside and the wilds of Dartmoor.

Around 18 minutes’ drive from  Dominoes is the beloved holiday home of much-loved author Agatha Christie, Greenway. The house is set in the 1950s and is packed with archaeology, silver, botanical china and books.  Also, around a 25 minute drive away is1920s country retreat of the D’Oyly Carte family Coleton Fishacre. Built in the Arts & Crafts style, the house is full of Art Deco elegance and offers a great insight into life in the 1920s. A week’s stay for six guests starts from £950. (, 07808 579197) 



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