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7 Nights See prices

  • £525  to  £950

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Short Breaks From

  • £95 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Sycamore Lodge

Sycamore Lodge is in a beautiful setting on a small holding in the Wiltshire countryside, close to both the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs. The lodge is located amongst twenty acres of grounds, fields, and woods and nestles alongside our privately owned twelve acre ancient woodland, Chittoe Heath Plantation, to which guests have access. Sycamore is one of four traditional timber lodges on a family-run smallholding where the owners raise rare-breed poultry and run an international horse eventing yard. The lodge sleeps up to seven guests in three bedrooms with lots of space indoors and out, making it ideal for families and friends for a self-catering holiday at any time of the year.

Although the cottage feels rural and remote, it is only a 15-minute drive from the pretty market town of Devizes where the weekly market on a Thursday has run here since 1141, and it's an excellent place to have a chat to local producers when you pick up meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, bread and other goodies. Chippenham is also an attractive market town where guests can eat, drink and shop to their heart's content, especially if they visit on Friday or Saturday when the regular market is on. Both towns are also great for sightseeing. Devizes has a Norman castle, museum and brewery, and is home to the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Chippenham sits beside the River Avon and has a vibrant nightlife as well as beautiful parks and riverside walks. The Wiltshire market towns of Melksham and Calne are also a ten minute drive away.

Local attractions include Lacock, a picturesque stone village and abbey in the care of the National Trust. Also nearby are the thatched hamlet of Sandy Lane with its historic coaching inn, the villages of Biddestone, Castle Combe and its famous racetrack and Badminton Park (and International Horse Trials) are within easy reach. Longleat House and Safari Park is within a short drive and many guests use Wayside as a base both to visit Longleat and explore the local countryside.

Closer to home, guests can step outside the lodge for a myriad of beautiful footpaths leading to beauty spots like the Pondmoor Woods, the village of Bromham and the Roundway Hills. The North Wiltshire Cycleway is only a mile from the lodge, while the Wiltshire Downs are just two miles from the door.

Day trips can include sightseeing and shopping in the ancient city of Bath, with some of the most spectacular Georgian buildings in the country as well as the historic Roman baths. Bristol is also within reach, with its colourful harbour and award-winning zoo, and there are country houses such as Bowood to see.

Sycamore Lodge is a fantastic wonderful holiday destination not only for its beautiful location but also because it's so easy to reach. In less than two hours from west London or the Midlands, you can be relaxing in these peaceful surroundings with nothing louder than the occasional cluck of a chicken to disturb you.

Sycamore Lodge can be booked on its own or together with the other lodges (sleeping 2-6 guests) to accommodate extended families or groups of friends. The owner also offers B&B accommodation. Please see their website for more details.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lesley & Jonathon Seed joined Independent Cottages in June 2020

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Wiltshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Sycamore is a traditional timber lodge with accommodation all on one level. There is a ramp to provide wheelchair users with access.

  • Living/dining room with an open-plan layout and lots of natural light. There is comfortable seating by the TV which has Freeview channels, and the lodge has WiFi access throughout. The solid wood dining table seats six people and a highchair is available.
  • Fitted kitchen with an electric oven and stove, microwave, and a good complement of cooking utensils, plates, glasses and cutlery for up to six people.
  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights. All beds are made up for guests' arrival.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed, a single bed, bedside tables and reading lights.
  • Family bedroom with a double bed and one single bed.
  • Family bathroom with a large modern shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The lodges sit in twelve acres of grounds and have a table and chairs outside where guests can enjoy listening to the birds and admiring the rural views. There is a flat area of lawn for games, and parking next to the cottage.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, and bed linen are provided. Guests to supply towels. A cot (no bedding) is available on request - please ask when booking. One small, well-behaved dog is welcome through prior arrangement. Short breaks are possible all year round, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted inside the lodge.

Sycamore Lodge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 24th May 2024 - Sun, 2nd Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
3 nights: £595 | 4 nights: £595

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 - Thu, 11th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
3 nights: £525 | 4 nights: £525

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 12th Jul 2024 - Sun, 25th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £675 | 4 nights: £675

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 26th Aug 2024 - Sun, 22nd Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
3 nights: £475 | 4 nights: £475

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 23rd Sep 2024 - Sun, 13th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
3 nights: £375 | 4 nights: £375

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 14th Oct 2024 - Sun, 27th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £475 | 4 nights: £475

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 28th Oct 2024 - Sun, 15th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
3 nights: £375 | 4 nights: £375

7 Nights

3 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Family (double and single))
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Lesley & Jonathon Seed
Member Since June 2020

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Sycamore Lodge Noticeboard

Wayside is open all year round - including Christmas and New Year! If we are fully booked in our lodges we do offer a semi self catering option in our accommodation wing of the house - see our website for details and virtual tour. Please note that for the last two weeks of July and the whole of August we prefer to take seven day(Saturday to Saturday) advance bookings.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Sycamore Lodge 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 28th April 2024
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