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Swandown Lodges


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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
  • 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

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.

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

Richard
Date of stay: 26th December 2017
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
Very clean quite lodge with friendly staff.
Holiday review as above.
Nigel, Bracknell
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
Excellent lodge on a quiet beautiful development. Nice walks close by. We made use of the hotel leisure club, some of their facilities (hotel)were out of action and could do with updating but this did not detract from our experience at the lodge.
Paula, Weston-super-mare
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
See you next year. Can't wait
Natasha
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
The lodge was decorated beautifully and was spotlessly clean. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable with incredible views.
Mandy, Sutton Coldfield
Date of stay: 1st December 2017
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
Excellent.
Andy was excellent.
Sophie
Date of stay: 27th November 2017
Accommodation type: Goldenhaye Lodge
Plenty of plates, glasses, cutlery etc. Lovely log burner in the living space. TV was far away from the sofa area but given the log burner location this was unavoidable and not really an issue.
Vivienne
Date of stay: 17th November 2017
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
We stayed in Polden Lodge, absolutely stunning property and immaculately clean. Beautiful, tranquil surroundings and with the added luxury of a hot tub, our short break was perfect in everyway.
Roy, Tamworth
Date of stay: 17th November 2017
Accommodation type: Kittwhistle Lodge
We had a great time.
Trudy, Cirencester
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Lodge
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS PLACE!!
Catherine, Bournemouth
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
Accommodation type: Blackdown Lodge
good few days, plenty to do and see in the area.
Richard
Really peaceful place with relaxed and friendly staff. Large lodge with everything you need, and thoughtful touches from the staff. If your looking for peace and quite away from it all this is the place for you. First time away in a lodge and it was really a pleasant experience and will do again in the warmer weather!
Sophie
The lodge was stunning. When we arrived it was pretty cold, however, and the heating upstairs was not working. We did not ring the emergency number but planned to go back to reception the next morning. However once the lodge had warmed up we had no issues whatsoever and didn't even need the heating upstairs! Lots to do on site which is mostly free (bike hire, board games, DVDs). Good location, pretty close to the supermarket for shopping and town if you want to go for a wander. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Lodge was well equipped and had most things you would need for a weekend stay. We would definitely come back.
John
We rely enjoyed staying at Sandown, the lodge was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. Would stay there again.
Paula
Fab place. Lodge beautifully fitted out. Have been here now over 10 times.
Natasha
Absolutely perfect! We can’t wait to return!
Ognyan
An amazing and relaxing place to go. The lodge has everything you need to make yourself at home. Brilliant, I recommend it.
Alison
Lovely place to take your dog. Friendly staff, beautiful lodge and grounds. Our 10th visit and we will be back. 5 star!!
Nigel
Excellent lodge, beautifully presented. The lodge manager was incredibly helpful. Will definitely return
B
Loved this holiday and cannot wait to go back
Robert
It was all good. The perfect place.
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24th January 2018