The hotel was built some 500 years ago in the 15th Century, when Christopher Columbus was busy discovering America, and more than 100 years before the Pilgrim Father's sailed in the "Mayfower". The hotel, now a grade II listed building, was originally an important farmhouse in the district.
The Tudor Lodge Hotel has seen plenty of history down through the ages as well as many troubled times, from the harsh period of Cromwell trough to the days when it was established as a hospital for sick and wounded soldiers during the great war of 1914—1918. Baron Von Kurtletz, at one time owned the Tudor Lodge until the early 1970s when it was purchased by Jeffrey Landless — himself a direct descendent of the infamous Rob Roy.
The property has been developed in the 90's into the attractive hotel that it is today. Carefully and lovingly modernising the furnishings to provide up-to-date facilities with a hight level of comfort — the Tudor Lodge Hotel, still retains its unique and authentic 15ht Century character and charm, evident from the rustic ambience of FIFTY restaurant and the lobby bar.
With the addition of a newly built annexe of 16 en-suite bedrooms in 2003, all the rooms are now equipped with colour television, internet access, direct-dial telephones, and tea/coffee making facilities. The is a one-day laundry and dry cleaning service, automatic early morning call system, and naturally, in spite of its antiquity, the hotel has full central heating.