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Swandown Lodges


Somerset Chard Cricket St Thomas
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Swandown lodges enjoy a unique setting in gorgeous parkland which is actually part of the ancient and well known Cricket St Thomas Estate.  You will be ideally placed for exploring this area of Somerset as well as Dorset.  Part of the exclusive Evermore Collection these stylish lodges are ideal for family holidays as well as romantic breaks.

There are so many amenities on the doorstep but just a few worthy of mention are the indoor heated pool and leisure complex which is the ideal place for relaxing or having a splash around.  Comprising spa, sauna, steam room and even a gym, there is something for everyone.  If you like to get out in the fresh air then bikes are available to hire and you can also indulge in some fishing, nature walks and an outdoor nature trail.

The lodges are some of the best we have seen with contemporary interiors and luxurious features.  We love the Exmoor Lodge at Swandown Lodges - which is new in 2013.  Uber stylish and set out over 2 floors this lodge sleeps up to 6 and offers amazing countryside views from full length cathedral windows.

There are plenty of attractions in the local area. Forde Abbey House and Gardens are well worth a visit and are just 4 miles from Swandown Lodges.  For a fun family day out we recommend Axe Valley Wildlife Park, 11 miles away.

Our Top Tip
"Take a trip to the Jurassic Coastline just 14 miles from this park - a fantastic world heritage site to explore."
Park Facilities
Accommodation features
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Leisure complex with spa, sauna, steam room, indoor pool and gymWi-Fi access
  • Nintendo Wii and games *
  • Selection of board games
  • Bike hire *
  • Fishing *
  • Nature walks
  • Outdoor adventure trail. Offsite under separate management (Adults only)
  • All facilities available for all dates.
  • * Charges Apply.
  • An outstanding collection of stunningly designed luxury lodges, set in lush rolling countryside. Perfect for luxurious family holidays and romantic short breaks at any time of the year.
  • Outdoor hot tub (in Kittwhistle, Poldon, Goldenhaye and Quantock lodges only)
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/Blu-ray
  • Additional TV in master bedroom
  • DAB radioi
  • iPod docking station
  • Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Bath and shower
  • Luxurious bathrobes and slippers in the master bathroom
  • Quality bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Large patio with barbecue
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Log burning stove
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Cots and travel cots £10 each per week or short break
  • Highchairs and stairgates free of charge
  • Pets £50pw (max 2)
  • (in specific Blackdown and Goldenhaye lodges only)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Swandown Lodges

Sleeps
4

Blackdown Lodge

Stunningly designed contemporary lodge. One king size double and one twin, one with ensuite shower and French doors to patio, one with ensuite bath. Additional WC. Spacious open plan living area with an impressive vaulted ceiling. Modern kitchen and dining space and floor to ceiling windows for a light and spacious environment. Patio for al fresco dining.

Sleeps
6

Exmoor Lodge

Ultra luxurious and spectacular two storey lodge, at the edge of the park in a quiet location. Ground floor: One king size double with ensuite shower. Modern kitchen and dining area leading to a fabulous living space with vaulted ceiling, stunning floor to ceiling cathedral windows with glorious countryside views. Additional open snug with TV ideal for children. Doors leading out to patio. Separate WC. First floor: One twin with ensuite bath and TV. Dressing room. One double with ensuite shower and TV. No pets. .

Sleeps
6

Goldenhaye Lodge

Ultra luxurious and spectacular two storey lodge. Ground floor: One king size double with ensuite shower. Modern kitchen and dining area leading to fabulous living space with vaulted ceiling and stunning floor to ceiling cathedral windows overlooking glorious countryside views. Doors leading out to patio with outdoor hot tub. Separate WC. First floor: One king size double with dressing room and ensuite bath. One twin with ensuite shower.

Sleeps
4

Kittwhistle Lodge

Stunningly designed contemporary lodge. One king size double and one twin, one with ensuite shower and French doors to patio, one with ensuite bath. Additional WC. Spacious open plan living area with an impressive vaulted ceiling. Modern kitchen and dining space and floor to ceiling windows leading out to patio with outdoor hot tub and spectacular views. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Netherhaye Lodge

Luxurious split level lodge designed to make the most of the elevated position. Entrance to first floor: Spacious and contemporary open plan living area, kitchen and separate WC. Large patio doors to covered balcony with spectacular views. Lower level: Two king size doubles, one with ensuite shower and one with doors leading out to patio, and one twin. Bathroom. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Poldon Lodge

Luxurious split level lodge designed to make the most of the elevated position. Entrance to first floor: Spacious and contemporary open plan living area, kitchen and separate WC. Large patio doors to covered balcony with spectacular views. Lower level: Two king size doubles, one with ensuite shower and one with doors leading out to patio with outdoor hot tub, and one twin. Bathroom. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Quantock Lodge

Ultra luxurious and spectacular two storey detached lodge. Ground floor: One king size double with ensuite shower. Snug room with Smart TV, sofa bed with additional sleeping for two and ensuite shower. Large living area with modern kitchen/dining area. Stunning floor to ceiling cathedral windows boasting glorious countryside views. Doors leading to large patio with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. First floor: One master king size double with ensuite shower. One king size double with ensuite bath. No pets.

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Fun Days Out in Dorset

Monkey World is not only a local attraction but the work they carry out is amazing.  Rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys and assisting governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates are just some of the purposes of the centre. You get to see the primates themselves many of which have become famous from appearing on the TV show Monkey World - a documentary about this place. Open year round we think this is one of best attractions in Dorset and you even get the chance to adopt a monkey if you choose.

This family orientated museum is dedicated to Teddy Bears both old and new Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears are one of the main attractions.  You can buy teddy bear gifts from the quaint shop including top notch brands.  The Steiff Teddy Bear and Merrythought bears are very popular.  Open 7 days a week all year round (except 25th and 26th December) this is a perfect all weather place to visit.

The award wining Court Farm Country Park is the ideal all weather attraction with over 25000sq ft of playgrounds and attractions which are all undercover. Come rain or shine this place is perfect for families and children can really let of steam while adults have some time to relax. The site has several large and safe areas for fun and games, a stunning Adventure Castle with slides and ball pools and a range of small fairground rides. There are also educational shows to see including Milking Show and the twice daily Bottle Feeding Show.

Brean Leisure Park in Somerset is the place to head for family fun. The site has over 130 rides and attractions with something for all ages and abilities. Adults and children alike will love the more traditional fairground rides which include waltzes, roller coasters and of course dodgems! Older kids and teenagers on the hunt for white knuckle attractions can try out the terrifying 'XTreme' ride - 130ft of exciting twists turns and drops. For younger children the Canoe River is one of the most popular rides and the whole family can team up to enjoy the Laser Quest. Other facilities at the park include a Snack Bar serving tasty food to go, a Restaurant for a relaxing sit down dinner and an Amusement Arcade with slot machines and video games.

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park is a magical place to visit with grand gardens and plenty of animals to meet.  From goats and ponies to alpacas and pot bellied pigs this attraction is excellent value for money.  You can feel free to explore the grounds too which are especially lovely on sunny days.  You will see majestic floral displays, stone terraces, a temple and even a lake.

Swandown Lodges Reviews

Joanne, Chafford Hundred
Date of stay: 23rd June 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Lodge
Fantastic, so good we've booked the same lodge in Sep 17
J
Date of stay: 23rd June 2017
Accommodation type: Goldenhaye Lodge
Could have done with air con or extra fans. Bit was unusually hot and the pool provided excellent place for cooling off.
Louise, Reading
Date of stay: 12th June 2017
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
Thoroughly recommend these lodges for a group of adults or family with either very small or older children.
Jw, Northampton
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Blackdown Lodge
High standard of accommodation
Ann, Llanelli
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
Excellent would stay again - not much for teenage children to do but very easy access to plenty of tourist places to visit.
Julie, Billingshurst
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Netherhaye Lodge
This was a beautiful lodge. It was a real home from home. The beds and sofas were very comfortable The kitchen was well equipped.
Barbara, Heswall, Merseyside
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Blackdown Lodge
Loved this lodge. Very comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely recommend !!
Brian, Wareham
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Goldenhaye Lodge
This an excellent lodge with first class equipment of a high standard
Maria, Poole
Date of stay: 19th May 2017
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
A fantastic break in a perfect location. Andy was so helpful and the lodge was superb. One small point is that the sitting room rug curls up at the edge and is a tripping hazard.
Joanne
Swandown for me is everything I could want in a holiday, it's so beautiful, there are so many walks locally and it's only a short journey to the coast. I really feel like I have left the world behind me when I'm there, all life stresses simply disappear. I love the swimming / steam room etc at the hotel which adults can use so even if the weather isn't good you have facilities close by. The views are fantastic, I love just sitting looking over the valley.
J
Beautiful accommodation. There could be more for kids tho. Just a small field with ball games and a forrest "gym" with one swing. Invest in park like equipment. Pool on the small side but kept very clean and tidy. Bike equipment great but could do with closer attention.
Brian
This is an ideal place to stay for families or just to relax ,all the facilities you need are on site or within easy reach
Julie
This was a beautiful location. With amazing lodge. Plenty to do in the area. Very friendly people.
Margaret
Lovely lodge in a superb setting if you want peace and quiet. Staff were great. Nice bikes, pool small but good.
David
Really enjoyable holiday. The staff were brilliant. I would highly recommend.
James
Good job you did not ask about the lovely wet windy weather!
Louise
Met by friendly helpful staff. Fabulous lodge, modern and well equipped. We enjoyed the hot tub but the pool was a bit disappointing.
Ruth
We love it here. It's quiet scenic relaxing yet not too far from places to go. Its good no matter the weather. We will be back again for our annual sisters get together.
Gemma
Beautiful views , lovely place to stay and dream . Bit expensive to hire . Overall very pleased though
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25th July 2017