Wolsey Lodges began as a concept, mapped out by the founder Procter Naylor.
He felt that an Englishman’s home, with its grandeur and rural splendour, had more to offer than just B&B, it could be an experience. Guests were welcomed as if family and friends, wined and dined with like-minded company, be it with the host themselves or other guests.
The name Wolsey Lodge was inspired by Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Wolsey. He toured the realm in the 16th Century, during which he received generous hospitality at country houses along his way.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000’s Wolsey Lodges reached a great popularity with an international audience across the UK and Europe.
To this day, Wolsey Lodges continues to source the finest lodgings and hosts. All are inspected before full membership is offered, to ensure quality, service and accommodation that our loyal guests have come to associate with the brand.
We are committed to connecting guests and hosts, utilising technology within our website, expanding our social media presence and expanding into self-catering accommodation. We invest in our Lodges providing them with the tailored advice, help, and support to help their business grow.
The company remains a non-profit owned by its members, all of whom are shareholders. We have a dedicated Council who oversee the management of Wolsey Lodges and continue to uphold the spirit with which it was founded.