Garden Guide to Broadgate House

Broadgate House’s Garden Guide

With this garden guide I always think the great advantage of Broadgate House is its’ remarkable setting. An enormous vista of sea and sand spread out below on the Duddon Estuary and then equally wonderful fell views particularly up to the great bulk of Black Coombe. I always think of the garden as a rainbow – […]

Firgrove Country House B&B garden

Firgrove Garden Guide

Firgrove Country House is set on a sloping site of approximately 2 acres. The gardens encircle Firgrove with outlooks over farm fields, woodland and The Vale of Clwyd with The Clwydian range of hills to the east. A variety of large trees and shrubs has helped to create gardens within the garden, with lots of […]

Elm Grove Country House B&B garden

Elm Grove’s Garden Guide

Elm Grove is located in 20 acres of gardens, lawns and fields – with a large number of trees and shrubs, all excellent habitat for birds and wildlife of all types. There are lots of flowers around but it’s not a very manicured garden: apart from the tennis court and croquet lawn we tend to allow […]

Temple House Field Views

Scottish Saunters, Irish Adventures and Wanders in Wales

Start in Scotland. While English footpaths are enshrined by tradition, and vigorously defended by dog-walkers and ramblers, in Scotland there is something called the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This allows anyone to walk anywhere they choose so long as it’s not a garden or a commercial property. This confers, if anything, even greater rights. Take Blervie […]

Hadrians Wall

Midland Meanders

The landscapes of the Midlands are widely celebrated – and rightly so. There are also some brilliant Wolsey Lodges in the region, brimming with character and offering the warmest of welcomes to all visiting walkers. Start, perhaps, with Horseshoe Cottage Farm, a delightful property set in rural Leicestershire within easy reach of East Midlands Airport. […]

Southern Strolls

Southern Strolls

England’s mellow southern heartlands have plenty to offer walkers – and a number of Wolsey Lodges to make the experience perfect. Start, perhaps, with an unexpected choice: North Walls House in central Chichester. This is an elegant city-centre residence, a smoothly sophisticated base from which to experience several walks exploring various parts of the coast […]

Greenhill House B&B garden in winter

Festive fun across the UK and Ireland

There’s some compensation with the shortening days as Christmas Markets and festive fun arrive in towns and cities across the UK. The shopping is only part of the experience: it’s a chance to brighten up the gloom with festive lights, the scent of gluhwein and smoke from roasting chestnuts. At Wolsey Lodges your hosts will always know […]

Uplands House Evening Meals

Evening meals to celebrate

For many of our guests evening meals are all part of the attraction of a Wolsey Lodge. They appreciate not having to go out looking for restaurants when often there’s even better food available at their lodge. Many of our hosts are qualified and professional chefs, just not rushing around in a busy restaurant kitchen. […]


Wolsey Lodges for Autumn

The distinctive B&Bs that form the Wolsey Lodge association are perfect bases from which to experience Britain’s Autumn colours. Some have spreading grounds that provide a private palette, while others are near to National Parks, regal estates or National Trust land. Best of all, you’ll have the inside information of your hosts, whose local knowledge […]

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