Please note that the house is not open to the public. Pre booked tours are available to view the interior.

The original building was a small house built about 1842. It was extended many times with the last major extension happening in 1896. At one time it had up to thirteen bedrooms, but these were subsequently reduced to eight. For the first 40 years of its life, Reveley Lodge served as a ‘gentleman’s cottage’ in the country. Its wealthy owners had a large house in London, and Bushey acted as a healthy country area within easy reach of the metropolis. A number of similar houses were built in Bushey Heath and they functioned in the same way. Most have been demolished in the intervening years, or converted to other purposes.

The house has a large drawing room, library, dining room, kitchen and billiard room. The billiard room is now set out as a meeting room but it also contains a selection of Albert Chewett’s paintings. The kitchen has been re-furbished and contains a cast-iron range contemporary with the age of the house. There is a large conservatory running along the rear of the house with a small fishpond within it.

The booklet The History and Owners of Reveley Lodge is available to purchase from Mabel’s Vintage Tearooms or The Garden Cafe.

A photograph of the drawing room at Reveley Lodge showing armchairs, a grand piano, a table and chairs and a grandfather clock.
The Drawing Room
A photograph of the dining room at Reveley Lodge showing the table set for dinner.
The Dining Room
A photograph of the Victorian kitchen at Reveley Lodge showing the range, shelves with pots and pans and plates and a table and chairs.
The Victorian Kitchen
A photograph of the library at Reveley Lodge showing the fireplace, bookcases full of books and a chess set.
The Library
A photograph of the tearooms in the billiard room at Reveley Lodge.
The Billiard Room
A photograph of the conservatory at Reveley Lodge showing the tiled floor and plants.
The Conservatory

The outside buildings include a garage, unfortunately a little too small for Mrs Chewett’s Rolls Royce and which therefore necessitated the boot to be covered by a tarpaulin! 

A photograph of the Victorian stables at Reveley Lodge showing the yellow and brown tiled walls and red painted horse boxes.
The Victorian Stables

There is a late Victorian restored stable for three horses in remarkably good condition and a large greenhouse associated with the kitchen garden.

A photograph of the kitchen garden in summer at Reveley Lodge showing the greenhouse and nasturtiums, sunflowers and sweetcorn growing in the garden.
The Greenhouse and Kitchen Garden