A VICTORIAN lodge house with a fascinating history has been put up for sale.

Scarhill is the former lodge to Woodchester Mansion.

It was designed by Benjamin Bucknall, who also designed the mansion.

The mansion is a Gothic revival house which remains unfinished to this day.

The lodge and the mansion are both located in Woodchester Park in Woodchester, near Nympsfield.

See drone footage of the cottage here:

Scarhill is believed to have been built in approximately 1860 for William Leigh.

The property was occupied by descendants of William Leigh following his death in 1873, most prominently his granddaughters Blanche and Beatrice, who like Leigh, were devout Catholics.

The Misses Leigh were responsible for the foundation of St Joseph’s Church in Nympsfield and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, which was founded after much controversy and campaigning in 1903.

They were also behind the playing field on Tinkley Lane, which they donated to the village in 1936 in memory of King George V, and which is still very much an important part of the Nympsfield community today.

The current owners of Scarhill, whose descendants have owned the property since the Misses Leigh lived there, have maintained fascinating records of the Leigh sisters' involvement with these ventures.

This historic home is currently for sale by Sage Residential.

For further details call Becky Sage on 01453 860980.