Eve Lodge is one of a pair of delightful Grade 2 listed sandstone gatehouse lodges flanking the impressive main front entrance driveway to historic Pudleston Court built in 1846. These original gatehouse lodges with stunning views of the beautiful lake are named after two of the oldest oak trees in Herefordshire, one of which is still visible from the lodges.
Eve Lodge can sleep up to 4 persons when necessary – though there is only one double room with en suite on the first floor, on the ground floor there is an open-plan lounge which includes a double fold-away bed to sleep 2 persons. In each lodge the lounge area is open-plan and therefore the double fold-away bed is not private and the downstairs shower room is close by but it is not en suite.
The lodge is fitted to a high standard and has its own private garden complete with sauna, new hot tub in 2021 and BBQ.
Eve Lodge is pet friendly with a maximum of 2 dogs per property.
At a glance
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 1 double (+ double bed in open plan living area)
- Bathrooms: 1 en suite and 1 shower room
- Linen and towels included in the cottage
- Travel cot and high chair available on request
- Free Wi-Fi
- Dogs welcome
Features and Utilities
- Bedroom 1 with wall-mounted TV
- Open plan lounge with LED TV
- Hair dryer in bedroom
- Gas oven and hob
- Washing machine
- Enclosed garden
- Outdoor decking with 2 person barrel sauna
- Hot tub
- Idyllic and full of character
- Spiral staircase
- Peaceful setting
- High standard
We aim to meet the needs of all our visitors in our self catering gatehouse lodge. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help. The property is not suitable for wheelchair users or anyone with mobility difficulties. There are no disability aids fitted in any of the rooms.
The gatehouse lodge is available from 4.00 pm and must be vacated by 10.00 am.
The train station is at Leominster which is 15 minutes away by car.
There is a local taxi service in Leominster which has accessible taxis.
You can contact us via telephone (01568 760537) or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Guests must use the front gate entrance which is signposted Pudleston Court. Please call us 15 minutes before your estimated arrival time and we will meet you at the gates. Drive in through the black wrought-iron security gates and turn immediately to the left where you will find a parking area in front of Eve Lodge.
Note: if you are ordering a food delivery, please arrange for the delivery to be made after you have checked in.
There is ample room for parking.
The surface is level and covered with pea gravel.
The front door access is one step up from the gravel driveway. The step is 13 cms high and 91 cms wide with another doorstep 3 cms high. The entrance doorway is 78 cms wide and leads into the hallway.
General – Internal
Lovely colour contrast of floors, walls, fittings and fixtures throughout.
Smoking is not permitted inside the property. Dogs are not allowed in the first floor master bedroom nor on any of the furniture.
The hallway is fitted with a wall-mounted radiator, wall-mounted intruder alarm system and full length glass mirror. The floor is wooden throughout but with a small area of tiled floor area in the kitchen and there is good lighting throughout.
On the right-hand side is a small shower room accessed via a sliding door which is 75 cms wide. There is a step-in shower with non-slip bath mat, small wash hand basin and WC. The step into the shower is 15 cms high. The maximum accessible width into the shower is 55 cms via the foldback shower door. Inside the overhead power shower measures 77 cms wide x 80 cms deep with a front central drain away, square shower head and hand-held shower spray. From the tiled floor, the wash hand basin is 82 cms high and the WC is 42 cms high. The shower room is fitted with a heated towel rail and backlit mirror.
On the left-hand side is a small utility room fitted with gas Combi boiler, washing machine and tumble drier. There is a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. Access is via a sliding door which is 74 cms wide.
Open-plan living room
The entrance door into the open-plan living room and kitchen is 81 cms wide. The ground floor open-plan lounge and kitchen area has wooden flooring, tastefully decorated with furniture and loose rugs and the walls are painted light beige throughout.
The living room and kitchen have downlighters and wall-mounted lighting throughout and are fully fitted with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
There is a wall-mounted double fold away bed – measurements are 45 cms high x 136 cms wide x 190 cms long. The bed is within the open-plan living room area.
There is one 3-seater faux leather settee with matching footstool, a large coffee table, woodburner and 49“ LED Smart TV.
The floor is half-tiled half wooden. The worktops are 91 cms high from the floor. The kitchen is fully-fitted with sink and drainer, ‘fridge/freezer, microwave oven, 4 ring gas hob, gas oven, oven extractor hood, dishwasher, country-style kitchen table with 4 chairs, metal pedal waste bin, kettle and 4 slot toaster. There are kitchen utensils and crockery to cater for 4 persons. There are 2 windows looking out onto the driveway access and the lane.
The open-plan living room and kitchen are fitted with 4 wall-mounted radiators, compliant smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors.
The living room has 2 doors leading into the small enclosed garden. Both doors are 68 cms wide and there are 2 steps down into the garden, each step is 10 cms high. There are 2 windows looking out onto the surrounding woodland, lake and carefully-tended grounds.
From the kitchen there is access to the charming glassed-in spiral staircase. Maximum access width is 62 cms. The spiral staircase is fitted with wooden steps 89 cms wide. There are 12 steps in total. The first step is 24 cms high, the remaining 11 steps are 22 cms high. There is a metal handrail on both sides. The spiral staircase is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties, nor for small children.
At the top of the spiral staircase there is immediate access into the first floor master double bedroom. The access is 74 cms wide. The bedroom is carpeted and well-lit throughout with downlighters and fitted with a smoke alarm.
The double bed is 65 cms high from the floor including the 25 cms deep mattress. The double bed is 190 cms long x 136 cms wide.
There are 2 windows, a wall-mounted TV, wall-mounted radiator, wall-mounted mirror and 2 bedside tables with lamps. There is cupboard hanging space 130 cms high x 40 cms deep x 75 cms wide and fitted with a hanging rail and storage space.
The doorway into the ensuite bathroom is 71 cms wide. There is tiled flooring and it is well-lit with downlighters and a Velux ceiling window. There is a heated towel rail, touch-light mirror over the wash hand basin, and extractor fan. From the tiled floor, the WC is 45 cms high, the wash hand basin is 86 cms high with cupboard space beneath. There is a non-slip bathmat. The bath edge is 53 cms high. The width of the bath is 35 cms wide at the bottom and 52.5 cms wide at the top. The length of the bath is 112 cms long at the bottom and 140 cms long at the top. There is a centrally-positioned hot & cold tap. There is an overhead power-shower with square shower head and hand-held shower spray.
Grounds and Garden
There is an enclosed garden with 2 person sauna, hot tub, barbecue, garden table and chairs.
Walking is available in designated parts of the estate around the woodland and lakes. Dogs may run free in the enclosed garden but must be kept on a lead in the grounds of the estate.
The property is monitored via CCTV.
The nearest shop is 5 miles away and 15 minutes by car.
Dog bowls can be provided on request prior to arriving. Dogs must not be left unattended in the property.
Assistance dogs are welcome but would need to remain with the guest on the ground floor as the spiral staircase is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.
Due to the rural location, mobile phone and Wi-Fi reception is poor.
There is sole access to the first floor master bedroom.
We are a no smoking premises.
If you may need assistance in the case of evacuation from the building please inform us on arrival.