Nightingale Lodge, Somerset

Bringing a derelict parkland lodge back into use

When our client bought this 19th century Grade II listed Tudoresque lodge as a second home, it had been derelict for some time. As a result, considerable conservation work was needed to bring it back into use.

Set within the grounds of Orchardleigh Park, the building is of one storey with a half octagonal frontage and a two-storey gabled porch. By restorating the original metal windows and removing an inappropriate 1970’s subdivision, we were able to reveal and restore many of the original elements.

Parkland estate fencing was restored along the boundary and the building was sympathetically extended to the rear to create a further bedroom.

Nightingale Lodge was one of the first lodges on the estate to be restored and the whole estate has since been regenerated.