Access Statement for Ingestre Lodges
Postcode: ST18 0RE GPS/Sat nav - +52° 49' 10.86', -2° 2' 0.32'
Ingestre Lodges is a self-catering holiday accommodation very well located in the heart of England. It benefits from being within easy driving distance of many local attractions. The grounds of Ingestre Hall, landscaped by Lancelot ”Capability” Brown in the 18thCentury are now home to Ingestre Park Golf Club.
The Lodges are set in the beautiful Grade II Listed New Stables building, part of the Earl of Shrewsbury's estate and still a traditional English Estate village with Hall, Church, Farm house, cottages and surrounding by fields.
Chetwynd Lodge and Talbot Lodge sleeps 8 people, with three bedrooms on the ground floor and one first floor master bedroom – includes three bathrooms, two of them ensuite.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Ingestre Lodges is in the village of Ingestre, which lies three miles to the east of Stafford. Ingestre has excellent road and rail links to the rest of Great Britain. The M6 motorway gives easy access to the North, South-east and South-west of England. Birmingham and Manchester airports are within an hour's travelling time.
Stafford railway station lies on the West Coast main line, 100 minutes from London Euston.
Follow brown signs to 'Ingestre Stables' which can be found on the outskirts of roads out of Stafford on the Weston Road junction, or along the Tixall Road from either Stafford or Great Haywood.
Turn off the Tixall Road following signs for Ingestre and Golf Club,Stables, Church and Hall and drive along the lane for 3 minutes passing the Lion Lodges gatehouses on your immediate left and continuing on past the Ingestre Park Golf Club. Follow signs to Stables, Church, Hall at the bend of the road and up a slight slope towards the New Stables building which is also the home to Ingestre Stables. The property is a grand Victorian building with grass verges and balustrades. Please see our website of what the property looks like at ingestrelodges.com and on the front of the Home page.
It is on the left and further up the hill is the Old Stables, the Church and Ingestre Hall which is up the slope just out of sight. A row of balustrades fronts the road and in front of you there is a large archway with rampant stone lions and a coat of arms and large wrought iron gates.
Drive through the gates and archway.
Car Parking and Entrance
Once through the gates turn left and drive to the left of the courtyard grass circle. You will see a range of buildings with an approach of standard roses and a couple of lollipop box trees. There is signage that says 'Ingestre Lodges Parking Guests '. Park anywhere in the gravelled areas along side the building.
Once you have parked- you will find Diamond Lodge clearly signed to the centre of the grand stone archway . Brass ships lamps which carry sensors turn on the lights when you approach.
The archway ground surface is level with the pea gravel area of car parking outside and level with all ground floor entrances. In the large archway there is the original brickette Victorian flooring.
The entrance to Diamond Lodge is on ground floor level and can be accessed immediately from the car park. There is a large oak door with Diamond signed on a brass plaque.
We would be delighted to meet you in person and give you your key, but you can also collect your key from the central welcome area/ gallery which is clearly marked in a small box. The central welcome area/gallery is adjacent to the door and the box is clearly visible. Alternatively- if you need assistance we are situated on site in the front part of the building with a large white rabbit statue by our front door. We would also be happy to help with any queries.
We have a selection of ceramics, jewellery and gifts for sale in the shop. They are all designed by friends of ours and some made locally in Stoke on Trent. We currently stock a range of exclusive designers including Reiko Kaneko, Sarah King, Bee and Tea. Their beautiful ceramics and jewellery are stocked by some of the largest International retailers including Selfridge and Co, Barneys New York, Heals, Liberty London, Ally Capellino and Tate Modern.
Things to do in the area
The Trent and Mersey Canal offers a more leisurely mode of travel with narrow boats for hire at Great Haywood.
Closer to hand, Staffordshire boasts a host of visitor attractions and vast areas of open countryside. Historic castles and stately homes vie with exciting theme parks and sporting attractions to occupy your holiday time.
The nearest large village is Great Haywood two miles away, which has shops, two pubs and a restaurant. Three miles away, Stafford (population 60,000) has a wide range of shopping and recreation facilities and some excellent restaurants to suit every taste.
Further afield is the attractive cathedral city of Lichfield (population 30,000) 15 miles to the south-east and the still smaller town of Stone (population 15,000) 10 miles to the north-west. Both are well-known for the quality of their restaurants, gastro pubs and other eating houses
In case of emergency please call 999 or 112
A pre-paid telephone is provided for guests use in case you do not have access to a mobile phone. The address is:
Local Doctor: Hazeldene House Surgery, Great Haywood
Local Hospital is: NHS Stafford
Nearest A & E after 10.00pm and before 8.00am is:
NHS North Staffordshire (Stoke on Trent)
Included in the price of the rental:
All bathroom products as seen
A complimentary towel change mid-way through the week
If booking 7 nights or more.
All heating/ hot water/electricity/water
Use of all equipment and utilities that are on show
Use of outdoor areas/ woodland
Garden furniture and BBQ facilities
Free car parking
Policies and Terms and Conditions
Due to the historic nature of the building and the unique furniture and
antiques that make up the property, we are unable to accommodate pets.
We can accommodate babies and infants under 2 but any other children are by
This is a working stable and also a private residence. Please be considerate of
our neighbours. There are horses, dogs and horse trailers moving around the
yard so please drive slowly and park neatly!