Parks, leisure and the arts Historical buildings and landmarks

Smithy Lodge

The eight-sided Smithy Lodge was the first gatehouse to the park, designed in 1806. The name comes from Blacksmiths shops that used to be on Middleton Road outside the park.

The 3* Grade II Listed lodge was originally a cottage and has been restored to luxury self-catering accommodation, with lounge, spacious kitchen area with dining room table, two twin bedrooms, and bathroom with shower and full size bath. It sleeps up to four, however - due to its original design - Smithy Lodge does not have disabled access.

Prices and how to book

  • Monday to Friday £275
  • Friday to Monday £315
  • Friday to Friday £550

Arrival and departure times

  • Arrival is from 3pm.
  • Departure is by 10:30am unless otherwise agreed.

For more information on how to book Smithy Lodge please email or phone 0161 773 1085.

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