Designed by Thomas Allom and built around 175 years ago, Grotto Lodge is a unique and stylish residence designed with a nod to an original Grotto within the grounds of Highclere Castle. The main part of the house is circular and affords the most outstanding views across North Hampshire and West Berkshire.
Set on the Wayfarers Way, Grotto Lodge sits in one of the best locations for country walks. Nearby is the lovely town of Hungerford, famed for its antiques market and the handsome cities of Oxford and Winchester are a mere 30 minutes’ drive away. There are a number of delightful local pubs which offer a range of delicious home-grown specialities and craft ales.
With three bedrooms (two double and one single) and two bathrooms, the lodge has been beautifully restored by Lady Carnarvon maintaining many of the original features and allowing the circular walls to lead the eye.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are thoughtfully decorated with traditional wallpapers and fabrics from Colefax & Fowler and Robert Kime as well as carefully selected paint hues from Farrow & Ball.
The kitchen is fully fitted and includes a dishwasher, a bespoke dining table and bench which were designed and hand crafted by Highclere’s very own carpenter. There is also a utility room with a washing machine.
With central heating throughout, the log burner in the drawing room provides a delightful cosy warmth on those longer, dark evenings.
A private garden with a table and chairs is an idyllic spot for alfresco eating with other-worldly, totally unforgettable views.
Grotto Lodge will be available to rent for 3 night/4 day stays.
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With huge thanks to Sarah Morris at McWhirter Morris Interior Decoration and all the Highclere Castle decorating, maintenance and landscaping teams.