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Arrow Lodge at Ragley Estate


Romantic Retreat
Dog Friendly
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
Local Pub
Arrow Lodge offers a unique opportunity to stay in one of the gatehouse lodges that flank the entrance to Ragley Hall. This magnificent stately home is the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Hertford, who counts Henry VIII’s third wife Jane Seymour amongst his far distant ancestors. This original gatehouse is one of a pair that still occupies the main entrance to the estate, and it has now been converted into a one-bedroom escape just for two. Step inside and you’ll find a spacious bedroom, a well-fitted kitchen, and a cosy living room. To the rear is a garden with a wood-fired hot tub and a pair of Adirondack chairs.
Full Description
As you pull up to the main gates of Ragley Estate, there is a real sense of arrival. A symmetrical pair of pale stone gatehouses stand guard on either side of the entrance, the one on the left is Arrow Lodge.

This unique bolthole offers comfortable accommodation for two guests with a stylish bedroom overlooking the garden, a living room which occupies the original part of the gatehouse, plus a kitchen and a little sunroom, which offers a sunny nook for meals.

The rear garden is a real suntrap and is surrounded by high hedges. Two traditional Adirondack chairs offer a spot to relax and soak up the sunshine, those who like to stargaze will be hard-pushed to find a better place than from the warm waters of the wood-fired hot tub.

Ground Floor

The entrance door is to the side of the gatehouse, the original door whilst still in situ, is no longer in use.

This light and airy room is simply but elegantly furnished creating a restful place to lay your head. A super-comfy king-size bed is made with crisp white linens, and a grey woollen throw and is flanked by two bedside tables, topped with reading lamps. A wooden chest of drawers and wall hooks with hangers provides storage, there’s also an elegant dressing table with a mirror hidden within.

The compact and well-equipped kitchen is at the rear of the gatehouse and filled with everything you need including a full oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A door leads to a little sunroom with a dining table and two chairs, creating a useful space for meals. There are also doors from here into the garden.

The shower room features a large shower cubicle with an electric shower and a hand basin. There’s a mirror and a shaver point above the handbasin. The window to the side lets in plenty of natural daylight but can be completely shielded by the louvre blinds. Please note the toilet is separate from the bathroom.

Living Room:
The living room is in the original part of the gatehouse with windows to the front and rear. This room is cosy and bijou with the original entrance door hidden behind thick curtains and a fireplace (not currently in use). Sink into the sumptuous velvet sofa after a busy day at one of the Ragley events or exploring the local countryside and find a good film to lose yourself in on the Smart TV.


Arrow Lodge benefits from its own private garden and a wood-fired hot tub, gas barbecue and a fire pit. There is also a parking space by the lodge for one car.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • 1 Bathroom - Shower room with separate toilet
  • Hair dryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV


  • Dog friendly - 1 dog welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Full enclosed
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Fire pit
  • Hot tub - Wood-fired (wood is provided), additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 1 car
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: There is a Waitrose in Alcester (1 mile) and a large Tesco in Redditch (7.8 miles). There is also the award-winning Hillers Farm Shop (2.1 miles) offering locally grown produce, homemade goods, Ragley Estate Meats, a fishmonger, and an excellent cheese shop.

Eating Out:
  • Arrow Mill Hotel – Across the road (0.2 miles)
  • The Fish at Wixford, a colourful and flamboyant pub (1.4 miles)
  • Hillers Café, award winning farm shop café (2.1 miles)

Walks: There are lots of walks in the surrounding countryside, some from the front door and some a little further afield but worth the jaunt in the car. Oversley Woods is an ancient woodland just 4 miles away, and during springtime is carpeted with bluebells. The Heart of England Forest (8.5 miles) is a new broadleaf forest across Warwickshire and Worcestershire, which has 8 waymarked trails over varying distances and terrains whilst the 27-mile Arden Way loop trail runs through Alcester (3 miles).

Places to Visit:
  • National Trust – Coughton Court (3.7 miles)
  • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (8 miles)
  • Stratford-upon-Avon (9 miles)
  • Train - Evesham (8 miles) has direct services to/from London Paddington, Oxford, and Hereford.
  • Taxis – 007 Taxis
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences.
  • 1 well-behaved dog is permitted at the cottage for an additional fee. 
  • Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules and hours of use. An additional fee of £50 applies and it must be requested at the time of booking. 
  • Please be aware that the entrance gate is in regular use, which you may be aware of. As you would expect the gatehouse is on the main road, and some road noise is likely. If you are staying around an event you may notice increased noise. 
  • Whilst the gatehouse is within the Ragley Estate, Ragley Hall is a private home and guests are requested not to walk through the grounds unless attending an event. The gatehouse does have its own garden. 
  • A mobile number is required at the time of booking as this is needed to set up the entrance gate access. 


Excellent accommodation in an ideal location. We were attending an event at Ragley Hall so the location couldn’t have been any better. Having said that, there are plenty of nice places locally that we also visited. Would happily stay here again if we were visiting this part of the country again.Accommodation was well equipped and had everything that we needed. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the opportunity to try the hot tub!

| 24/08/2023

Arrow Lodge is a perfect little escape. The decor is beautiful and plenty of space for 2. The garden is private and comes with a wonderful eco hot tub. The kitchen is well equipped and we really appreciated the prosecco and cake on arrival.Well located for Warwick and Stratford and there is the most gorgeous pub (almost opposite). Delicious food and stunning location too. Alcester was also close by and worth a little visit.Also must mention the wonderfully attentive housekeeping, she was brilliant at answering all of my pre-arrival questions.We will be going again!

| 09/08/2023

Great location for events at Ragley Hall. Everything you need is catered for in the cottage. Lovely and cosy, comfy bed and a decent shower!

| 28/07/2023

Lovely quirky building. Spotless kitchen and bathroom. Everything that we needed was available in the kitchen. Crisp bed linen, great pillows and mattress. Fluffy bath sheets. The wood-fired hot tub was easy to get to grips with and just what we needed. Being able to have our little dog stay with us was a big bonus.

| 15/07/2023

Nice cottage, well equipped with a comfortable and very roomy bed. The sun room was a lovely, bright and airy room leading onto the large private patio/lawn. We enjoyed our stay.

| 08/07/2023


Ragley Estate lies close to the village of Arrow and just a mile from the town of Alcester. The estate plays host to a number of world-class events throughout the year including the National Game Fair, Classic Ibiza, the Classic Motor Show, the Midlands Air Festival and much, much more. This rolling Warwickshire countryside was home to William Shakespeare, and his birthplace and indeed hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon is just a 20-minute drive away. There are a number of great pubs within easy reach and Alcester has a variety of places to eat.