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Swandown Lodges


Somerset Chard Cricket St Thomas
  • Exmoor Lodge
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • The park setting
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • The park setting
  • The park setting
  • The park setting
  • Cricket St Thomas Estate
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Swandown Lodges, Cricket St Thomas, Chard
  • Blackdown Lodge
  • Blackdown Lodge
  • Blackdown Lodge
  • Blackdown Lodge
  • Blackdown Lodge
  • Kittwhistle Lodge
  • Kittwhistle Lodge
  • Kittwhistle Lodge
  • Kittwhistle Lodge
  • Netherhaye Lodge
  • Netherhaye Lodge
  • Netherhaye Lodge
  • Netherhaye Lodge
  • Goldenhaye Lodge
  • Goldenhaye Lodge
  • Goldenhaye Lodge
  • Goldenhaye Lodge
  • Poldon Lodge
  • Poldon Lodge
  • Poldon Lodge
  • Poldon Lodge
  • Quantock Lodge
  • Quantock Lodge
  • Quantock Lodge
  • Quantock Lodge
  • Exmoor Lodge
  • Exmoor Lodge
  • Exmoor Lodge
  • Exmoor Lodge
Date
Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2
For

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
  • 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.
Accommodation features
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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

Details and Offers

Beauty Treatments – Traditional beauty therapies and a range of holistic treatments (Cricket St Thomas Spa 1 mile)

Pamper pack for couples – Champagne, fresh flowers and chocolates – £95 per pack
(must be ordered and paid for prior to arrival)
Charges apply

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.

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Fun Days Out in Dorset

Monkey World

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.

Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

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.

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

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

John, Winkfield Row
Date of stay: 9th April 2018
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
Amazing! Will be coming back for sure.
James, Sevenoaks
Date of stay: 6th April 2018
Accommodation type: Netherhaye Lodge
Everything as described and surpassed expectations. Accommodation was probably the best I've stayed in of the lodge style having stayed in many similar places over the years with my young family.

Will definitely be back with parents and it seems the sort of place that would be great to visit any time of year
Chris, Bristol
Date of stay: 26th March 2018
Accommodation type: Netherhaye Lodge
Other than what I've said already, a special mention must go to Stu on Reception - a thoroughly approachable & engaging chap who could not have been more helpful.
Laura, Basingstoke
Date of stay: 16th March 2018
Accommodation type: Goldenhaye Lodge
Beautiful lodge and beautiful surroundings. The floor in the dining area and the high chair could have been cleaner but thats a very minor problem. The welcome pack was brilliant and the folders were full of useful information about the area and things to do. We shall be back!
Andy
Date of stay: 12th March 2018
Accommodation type: Netherhaye Lodge
super, peaceful setting. we will definitely revisit.
Kim, Portsmouth
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
Excellent midweek break in Poldon lodge
Duncan, Northampton
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
Accommodation type: Goldenhaye Lodge
Lodge has everything you want and need. Perfect holiday/break venue.
Kristel, Haverfordwest
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
Accommodation type: Blackdown Lodge
I would highly recommend Swandown lodges, maybe a lodge with a better view would have been nice (we stayed at no1) but we didn't have fair to go to get a nice view!
Cat, Exeter
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
Accommodation type: Blackdown Lodge
Superb, superior and seriously scrumptious bed. Oh, the lodge was amazing too .
Louise, Bridgwater
Date of stay: 26th February 2018
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
Lovely lodge - complete with 2 double rooms (one en-suite) and a twin room. Fully equipped with everything you would need, loads of towels etc etc!!
Lovely to sit outside in the evening with a glass of wine!
Raymond
A great family escape, beautiful lodges and location, great facilities
Sian
Brilliant spot - accommodation fabulous - would have been good to access the hotel facilities but children not allowed. Pool was great and local pub was lovely. Great that bikes were available just couldn't use them because of the weather
Chris
Had a lovely time with our two young children. Having stair-gates, high chairs & cots provided was a major plus-point but just the whole feel of the place was pure relaxation. The little pool on site was ideal for our little ones & given the location of the actual lodges leaves you in great distance to the likes of Lyme Regis, Charmouth & even Sidmouth & Branscombe - this is essentially why we chose the location & we were more than happy with the accommodation. We would definitely come back so we'd highly recommend.
Lisa
A fantastic lodge and a fantastic hot tub in beautiful surroundings.
Duncan
Fantastic break, lodge was wonderful, good wi-fi, underfloor heating, large hot-tub, very comfortable beds, staff very friendly. Beautiful area, pool great, good facilities at health spa nearby. Very pet friendly.
Robert
Unfortunately the weekend was when it snowed so only used the pool
Emily
Beautiful lodge. Great helpful staff. I would definitely recommend.
Reuben
Clean, quiet, relaxing...just what you need for a weekend away!
Kristel
We really enjoyed our first holiday since having a baby, the lodges were beautiful, I wished I'd booked for longer! The area was lovely, would have loved to have done more walking but we were limited carrying the baby,but the walking we did do was very enjoyable. They had all the facilities you need at the lodge and was lovely to have bread butter and jam waiting! We did find the lodge very warm and had to open all the doors and windows to cool the bedroom for the baby ready for the night.
Kim
Could not fault this Monday to Friday break. We stayed in Poldon lodge. Stuart onsite was very helpful. We would absolutely go back.
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