The Cottage Stanley Pontlarge will comfortably sleep six. There are three double bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds. There is a smaller cottage, Orchard Cottage, which is usually rented separately, but can be booked along with the main house, making it possible for parties of eight plus two children to stay at the same time. Find out more about Orchard Cottage.

Since their arrival in 1921, the Rolt family have maintained the character of the house, while making it more practical to live in. Tom and Sonia Rolt, who lived here from 1953 to 2014, are largely responsible for the style and character of the interior. From the small study, now presented very much as it was in his lifetime, Tom wrote many of the books he is still remembered for.

The house is a celebration of the legacy of the lives, work and interests of Tom and Sonia Rolt. If the furniture and style remind visitors of Landmark Trust properties, that's no coincidence, for Sonia was responsible for furnishing Landmark Trust properties from their foundation in 1965 until the 1980s.


(see photos in our Gallery)

Living room
Dining table for six with rural views to East and West.

Cottage-style kitchen equipped with electric cooker; double Belfast sink; marble, slate and wood worktops; large refrigerator; freezer; microwave and toaster.

Cool, with useful shelving and storage space.

Toilet and basin

Circular dining table, large open fireplace and plentiful seating. Dedicated work space. Free fast fibre broadband with WiFi.

Drawing room
Sofa and comfortable seating for six and extensive library of books.

Beautiful private sunny West-facing garden with outdoor seating and picnic table.

Other amenities
High chair, travel cot, smart TV, books and games, outside clothes line.


Master bedroom
King size double bed with windows to South and West.

Tom Rolt's writing room preserved much as it was in his time with many interesting pictures and artefacts.

Cast iron free-standing roll-top bath, shower over, basin and toilet.

Landing and corridor to

Bedroom 2
Two single beds and hand basin. Window to the West.

Bedroom 3
Large room with double bed. Twin aspect to East and West. Desk space.

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