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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 ...
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  • Hot tubs
  • Spectacular lodges
  • Set on a beautiful estate on the Dorset/Somerset border
  • Indoor pool
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Swandown Lodges

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.

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Park Facilities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Leisure complex with spa sauna steam room indoor pool and gym‡
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Nintendo Wii and games*
  • Selection of board games
  • Bike hire*
  • Fishing*
  • Nature walks
  • Outdoor adventure trail
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
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Sian, Haverfordwest
Date of stay: 28th May 2018
Fantastic, would highly recommend and plan to return in near future
Hedley, Liversedge
Date of stay: 25th May 2018
Love well equipped lodge in a great location. But you need a car to go of site
Date of stay: 20th April 2018
Excellent holiday
Date of stay: 14th April 2018
Fantastic holiday. Woujd definitely book again
Kevin, Hereford
Date of stay: 13th April 2018
Spacious , clean and comfortable lodge in a quiet location with scenic views. All the facilities you need for a relaxing family holiday. Plenty of places to eat out with the Jurassic coast within easy reach.
John, Winkfield Row
Date of stay: 9th April 2018
Amazing! Will be coming back for sure.
James, Sevenoaks
Date of stay: 6th April 2018
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
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
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!
Date of stay: 12th March 2018
super, peaceful setting. we will definitely revisit.
Kim, Portsmouth
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
Excellent midweek break in Poldon lodge
Duncan, Northampton
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
Lodge has everything you want and need. Perfect holiday/break venue.
Kristel, Haverfordwest
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
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
Superb, superior and seriously scrumptious bed. Oh, the lodge was amazing too .
Louise, Bridgwater
Date of stay: 26th February 2018
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!
Allan, Torbay
Date of stay: 26th February 2018
Will be returning soon
Amanda, Derby
Date of stay: 23rd February 2018
Underfloor heating great throughout. Both a bath & a separate shower room. Oven spotless. Great house.
Mechelle, Ashtead
Date of stay: 19th February 2018
We always have a great time at Swandown Lodges. This time we took grandparents and they were extremely impressed with the quality of the Lodges and the exclusivity of them.
Samantha, Winchester
Date of stay: 18th February 2018
Had a great time .had a special birthday
Karen, Bristol
Date of stay: 12th February 2018
Super facilities, lovely bedding and towels everything you need in the kitchen - what more do you want?
Wesley, Whitstable
Date of stay: 5th February 2018
Excellent experience and amazing accommodation and facilities.
Callum, Worthing
Date of stay: 22nd January 2018
Relaxing, peaceful weekend away in the countryside. Also a good central location for visiting most of Somerset & Devon and many wonderful walks right on the doorstep.
Donna, Bristol
Date of stay: 15th January 2018
Had an amazing time
Date of stay: 26th December 2017
Very clean quite lodge with friendly staff.
Holiday review as above.
Nigel, Bracknell
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
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
See you next year. Can't wait
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
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
Andy was excellent.
Date of stay: 27th November 2017
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.
Date of stay: 17th November 2017
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
We had a great time.
Trudy, Cirencester
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
Catherine, Bournemouth
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
good few days, plenty to do and see in the area.
Meryl, Swansea
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
Had a fabulous time will be back in a few months
Laura, Newbury
Date of stay: 30th October 2017
Lodges are state of the art and very clean. Staff are very helpful anything you need to know they can help you and can give you lots of great places to visit. The welcome books in the lodges are full of information of the local area, places to visit, places to eat, takeaway menus that deliver etc. Hot tubs are lovely and are well looked after. The scenery is outstanding wether going for a walk or just looking out from the lodges. I will be
going back to this amazing place.
Clare, Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 27th October 2017
Fantastic lodge with so much space
Sharon, East Sussex
Date of stay: 13th October 2017
Outstanding lodge, comfortable, warm and well equipped
Gary, Hampshire
Date of stay: 6th October 2017
The nicest accommodation we have stayed in, very spacious, clean and to a high standard. Lovely to have the living area on the first floor to enjoy the beautiful view.
Stair gates and high chair were made available on request.
Darren, Kent
Date of stay: 2nd October 2017
Lovely place
Ben, Milton Keynes
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Amazing. Can totally recommend this place. Its a little gem.
Katie, Isle Of Wight
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Just amazing beautiful and relaxing.
David, Knottingley
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Very New, Clean and Warm , Looking forward to staying again.
Joanne, Chafford Hundred
Date of stay: 22nd September 2017
Another great holiday, this is the third time we have visited Swandown, the second in the Exmoor Lodge, it really felt like we were coming home when we visited again in Sep 17.
Ruth, Macclesfield
Date of stay: 15th September 2017
Great lodge, a little luxury, a wonderful place to come back to after a long walk to relax in the hot tub. Heaven
Judi, Paignton
Date of stay: 15th September 2017
Excellent break..would love to do it again with some friends as well.
Millie, London
Date of stay: 1st September 2017
Fantastic holiday can't wait to book again..
Claire, Cheltenham
Date of stay: 1st September 2017
Great holiday our first with our dog. Definitely will go again.
Mark, Birmingham
Date of stay: 1st September 2017
Very relaxing in a beautiful location
Susan, Birmingham
Date of stay: 11th August 2017
Great holiday at Swandown, we love the Goldenhaye lodge which is perfect for our family. The facilities are first class and we love the hot tub. The team at Swandown are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble. We will be back.
Helen, Crewe
Date of stay: 11th August 2017
Lovely well equipped lodge in great position on the site, giving far reaching views through the double height windows over open fields and a real sense of privacy
Date of stay: 7th August 2017
Very clean with well equipped kitchen. Peaceful location with the garden, pool and play area to keep the little one amused!
Ian, North Wales
Date of stay: 4th August 2017
Would visit again due to the locations mad staff being very helpful.
Chris, Glasgow
Date of stay: 14th July 2017
One of our most enjoyable family holidays we'll be back soon.
Joanne, Chafford Hundred
Date of stay: 23rd June 2017
Fantastic, so good we've booked the same lodge in Sep 17
Date of stay: 23rd June 2017
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
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
High standard of accommodation
Ann, Llanelli
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
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
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
Loved this lodge. Very comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely recommend !!
Brian, Wareham
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
This an excellent lodge with first class equipment of a high standard
Gail, Hampshire
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Would stay here again. A very nice and relaxing week spent here.
Maria, Poole
Date of stay: 19th May 2017
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.
Debbie, Exeter
Date of stay: 1st May 2017
Everything you could need and beautifully clean
Martin, Northampton
Date of stay: 28th April 2017
Immaculate lodge, great facilities - couldn't have asked for more.
I knocked a mark off for the temperature of the hot tub - too hot!
Natasha, Waterlooville
Date of stay: 24th April 2017
Lovely lodge
Eunice, Seaborough
Date of stay: 24th April 2017
Excellent value in every way. We all really enjoyed our weekend together in very comfortable and peaceful surroundings. Although we live locally we felt we had a really nice break in lovely surroundings and would consider another weekend for a special occasion.
Maxine, Fareham
Date of stay: 24th April 2017
These rental homes are first class. We have been here 3 times now and are never disappointed. The accommodation is exemplary, clean, modern and brilliantly equipped.
Joanne, Salisbury
Date of stay: 21st April 2017
Lovely lodge..extremely well equipped..
Susan, Leicester
Date of stay: 21st April 2017
Great lodge, everything you need is there. Only negative was lack of shower in the master bedroom, bath only.
Lisa, Plymouth
Date of stay: 7th April 2017
Our lodge was lovely and very comfortable,
Date of stay: 7th April 2017
Fab place, fab accommodation - we wanted to stay longer - we will definitely go back!
Keith, South Gloucestershire.
Date of stay: 20th March 2017
Great lodge.
All facilities.
Terry, Bristol
Date of stay: 20th March 2017
Scoring of 8 only due to bed
Hazel, Southampton
Date of stay: 20th March 2017
Pure luxury... Ensuites to all rooms...snug area for the children to chill out and play! Fantastic view of the countryside from our huge lounge windows!
Luke, Surrey
Date of stay: 13th March 2017
Had everything we needed! Ideal family get away!!
James, Bristol
Date of stay: 6th March 2017
I wish this was my house
Joanne, Caerphilly
Date of stay: 24th February 2017
A fantastic site with stunning surroundings. The lodge itself was exceptional. We even tried to rebook when we first arrived for another date. Definitely returning here in the near future
Alison, Swindon
Date of stay: 6th February 2017
Excellent holiday, 7th visit. Extremely helpful staff especially Andy. Great that we can take the dog. Lots of walks around the estate.
Karen, Clevedon
Date of stay: 6th February 2017
An amazing break in a beautiful lodge.
Amy, West Moors
Date of stay: 6th February 2017
Beautiful lodges in a picturesque location.
Everything you could possibly need is here for a perfect family holiday!
Thank you Swandown for a fantastic weekend!
Date of stay: 27th January 2017
The nicest romantic break I've ever had
Carol, Verwood, Dorset
Date of stay: 23rd January 2017
This is our third visit to Swandown and find it perfect in every way, can't wait to go back, this time we were a party of 9 celebrating a 70th Birthday, in two lodges next to each other and the staff could not do enough for us.
Gemma, Retford
Date of stay: 2nd January 2017
Beautiful lodge, well equipped with everything you need!!
Tony, Gloucestershire
Date of stay: 23rd December 2016
Great short break, lovely lodges, well equipped.
Georgina, Suffolk
Date of stay: 23rd December 2016
Beautiful lodge
Glynis, Plymouth
Date of stay: 16th December 2016
Lovely lodge with everything you need. We loved the huge floor to ceiling window in the lounge area, it was very pleasant to just sit and look out over the garden.
Paula, Weston-super-mare
Date of stay: 5th December 2016
Fab as always x
Sarah, Aylesbury
Date of stay: 28th November 2016
Beautiful setting, wonderful accommodation and extremely friendly and helpful staff. The holiday acting as a halfway point for me and my family to meet for the weekend and we had a fabulous time. Will definitely look to come again next year.
Alan, South Wales
Date of stay: 7th November 2016
Fantastic lodge with a roaring fire. Loads of space and facilities were great also. No faults at all.
Date of stay: 4th November 2016
Great property and wonderful condition
Dan, London
Date of stay: 31st October 2016
The lodge was stunning, really modern and nicely furnished. Underfloor heating was nice for the end of October and the log burner too the chill off after the freezing dash from the hot tub back indoors.
Rebecca, Bristol
Date of stay: 31st October 2016
Absolutely loved it..... pub is close, pool is great. Nice walks..... we totally loved it
Sally, Surrey
Date of stay: 14th October 2016
This place is AMAZING, what a gem of a find. You can't get any more peaceful than sitting in your own hottub looking out at a stunningview with noise only made by the birds. It was so relaxing. There was gorgeous grub a stones throw away, lovely pool and hotel Spa facilities a stroll through the farm away. This place is HEAVEN. And the lodge was to such a high spec.

I cannot wait to return
Date of stay: 14th October 2016
This was our third visit to Swandown. We really enjoyed our few days away and it's a bonus that our dog can join us on holiday! Lovely comfortable lodge with everything that you need. Spotlessly clean. Good location for the local pub which is just across the road! We will definitely return in the future.
Michael, Taqdley, Hants
Date of stay: 7th October 2016
Great location and within easy reach of several major seaside resorts, the dog thoroughly enjoyed himself !
Michael, Cambridge
Date of stay: 7th October 2016
First class accommodation.
Stephanie, Winchester
Date of stay: 26th September 2016
Fantastic break have already booked for next year
Heather, Worcester
Date of stay: 23rd September 2016
the lodge is clean , warm, and very comfortable.
David, Oxfordshire
Date of stay: 19th September 2016
The lodge was well equiped and has a very spacious open plan kitchen / living room with a vaulted ceiling that makes the whole area very airy and welcoming.
The only thing we would change would be the sofa, which looks good but sags heavily in the middle.
The lodge was beautifully clean when we arrived.
We loved the hot tub.
Tracy, Evesham
Date of stay: 9th September 2016
A lovely time was had by all - accommodation, location and facilities great.

Point deducted just on lounge suite as for elderly a bit too low.
Richard, Oxford
Date of stay: 29th August 2016
Very well equipped lodge and high quality furnishings! Gorgeous!
Veronica, Basingstoke
Date of stay: 22nd August 2016
We had a wonderful time and look forward to going back.
Alexandra, London
Date of stay: 22nd August 2016
Fabulous. Slightly disappointed having ventured to the facilities at the health spa nearby as we are used to a very high spec. All other components formed the usual brilliant and restful stay we always expect. Wonderful staff really helpful and lots to do in the area.
Charles, Lewes
Date of stay: 12th August 2016
We stayed in the same lodge 4 years previously and the quality had been maintained.
Gail, Chester
Date of stay: 5th August 2016
The view from the main room was wonderful overlooking hills and vales, the kitchen was clean and modern.
Lawrence, Wordsley
Date of stay: 15th July 2016
The lodge was spacious and very well equiped.
Mark, Slough
Date of stay: 27th June 2016
Great lodge and had everything we need.
Michael, Clitheroe
Date of stay: 17th June 2016
Lodge was beautiful, fitted to the highest standard. Made it feel anything but a rental property. Worth every penny!!
Geoff, Chester
Date of stay: 17th June 2016
This was a beautiful lodge, which was equipped to the very highest standard.
Keith, Ashford
Date of stay: 3rd June 2016
Brilliant lodge
Date of stay: 27th May 2016
Absolutely loved it. One thing I would change is that I noticed that the wall arts/frames in bedrooms weren't secured. I had to remove the one above my daughters bed as I was worried it might fall off.
Sheila, Poole Dorset
Date of stay: 9th May 2016
The lodge was so clean and everything we required was there. A beautiful view and no arguments over the bedrooms as all had ensuite!
Linda, Wareham
Date of stay: 2nd May 2016
Excellent holiday due to the fanastic lodge with a very high standard of fittings and comfort through out
Date of stay: 2nd May 2016
Spacious, clean, bright, lovely.
Anthony, Bournemouth
Date of stay: 25th April 2016
Stunning lodge with excellent facilities, highlights include the underfloor heating and the hot tub!
Julian, Banbury
Date of stay: 25th April 2016
A superb villa with everything we could have asked for. We had a great stay here. The only disappointment was some dirty bed linen which was found in the drawer of the unit in the smaller bedroom. The hot tub was fantastic and the bikes came in useful. Would happily recommend this villa
David, South Oxfordshire
Date of stay: 22nd April 2016
Kittwhistle Lodges are bright and airy. Super views. The kitchen is very well equipped and we loved the log burner in the lounge area. The one thing we'd change is the sofa, which is quite low and very soft / saggy. The hot tub was fabulous. We loved Kittwhistle so much that we booked to go back in September.
Peter, Nottingham
Date of stay: 8th April 2016

We went for an Easter break, 2 adults, 1 child and our dog, and had a great time.

Andy, who manages the lodges, was very friendly and helpful and we would heartily recommend this place to anyone who asked.

The accommodation is very modern and tastefully decorated with all the mod cons. There is a great little pool which is ideal for messing about with the kids and an adventure trim trail a short walk away. The Windwhistle pub is nearby, which serves good food and beer as does the Prince of Wales at Ham Hill (which is great for dog walking).

It's not that far from the coast and Wookey Hole is pretty close too for a good family day out (without the dog though).

We will 100% be staying here again.

Peter, Helen, Anna & Flo
Matthew, Portland
Date of stay: 8th April 2016
Excellent stay, love this place. Would live here if I could.
Paul, Rochester
Date of stay: 25th March 2016
The lodge had everything that we needed. Literally everything.
Mandy, Waterlooville
Date of stay: 25th March 2016
Lovely lodge. Our criteria was log burner and hot tub somewhere nice. The Lodge was so warn the log burner was only used for effect one night. The site was small and in a good location for those days we wanted to venture out but our break was all about relaxing and recharging our batteries and this lodge was perfect for this.
Malcolm, Hedge End
Date of stay: 21st March 2016
could not complain everything clean tidy, lovely view area from Poldon lodge, great relaxing hot tube
Date of stay: 14th March 2016
Always love staying at Swandown Lodges. The quality and facilities are the best we've ever had and that is why we book generally 3 times a year.
Judith, Wigan
Date of stay: 14th March 2016
Great lodge with lovely views
Date of stay: 7th March 2016
Overall the lodge was lovely and comfortable, but wouldn't like to sit on the sofa for too long - not very comfortable at all!
Staff very helpful and friendly.
June, Melton Mowbray
Date of stay: 29th February 2016
Thank you for letting us bring the dogs. Ideal
Sarah, Bristol
Date of stay: 29th February 2016
Brilliant. We'll be back!
Lucy, Bath
Date of stay: 22nd February 2016
A lovely lodge, very comfortably furnished and the hot tub was well looked after and gorgeous!
Nicola, Hampton, Middlesex
Date of stay: 19th February 2016
A beautiful lodge, we stayed in no 12 which had uninterrupted views across the fields. It felt private and not overlooked although we did get a few waves from passers by when we were in the hot tub one day! Spacious, clean and well equipped, thoroughly recommend.
Jenny, London
Date of stay: 15th February 2016
As well as being excellent, ours had a hot tub (wonderful experience sitting in the bubbling warmth in rain and snow flakes), and ours had stunning uninterrupted views to the sea.
Highly recommended
Nicola, Hartley Wintney
Date of stay: 15th February 2016
Amazing lodge. Furniture and facilities top notch. Hot Tub amazing! Very clean and made for a very enjoyable break.
D, Somerset
Date of stay: 15th February 2016
Great lodge, although the TV was in an odd place. Would have been nice if the hot tub was on the left of the patio doors, but not an issue.
William, Lichfield
Date of stay: 15th February 2016
We had a lovely holiday, long country walks. Swam in the pool every day. Hot tub every evening.

Visited two National Trust properties.
Date of stay: 12th February 2016
Beautiful lodge very comfortable and the view was lovely. The hot tub was an added bonus.
Sarah, Bristol
Date of stay: 8th February 2016
What a wonderful lodge. Fully equipped with everything you could possible need. A very nice and spacious lodge. The hot tub was fabulous. I would definatley recommend.
Date of stay: 8th February 2016
Fabulous place to stay. The lodges are beautiful, sparkling clean and always warm. Andy is a great host and always accommodating and friendly. This was our 4th visit and we hope to be back again soon!
Jim, Portsmouth
Date of stay: 1st February 2016
Great weekend break
Elizabeth, Bristol
Date of stay: 1st February 2016
Stunning, the owners have thought of everything.
Janet, Crawley, West Sussex
Date of stay: 25th January 2016
Our stay started with a very warm welcome from Andy. The Lodge, which exceeded expectations, was well equipped, warm and comfortable with lovely views across the estate. We had a fabulous weekend and we will definitely visit again.
Luke, Wiltshire
Date of stay: 25th January 2016
Beautiful lodge, can't wait to come back. Especially enjoyed the hot tub and appreciated the little extras such as milk, bread, jam and biscuits on arrival! 10/10
Alison, Swindon
Date of stay: 25th January 2016
Lovely lodge, great for a break with the dog
Sheil, Surrey
Date of stay: 11th January 2016
Amazing lodge overlooking the valley, it was very cosy, clean and the hot tub was fantastic. We had a nice relaxing break!
Sally, Studley
Date of stay: 30th December 2015
The lodge was beautiful, well equipped for me to cook and cater for my family, had everything we needed. Very clean and modern with plenty of space. The hot tub was a lovely bonus and the surrounding area beautiful. Great place for the dogs.
We truly had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend the lodges.
Susan, Birmingham
Date of stay: 30th December 2015
Beautiful high spec lodge, all mod cons, 3 ensuite bedrooms, breathtaking views, just wonderful
Barry, Romford
Date of stay: 14th December 2015
if i could give it 11 i would
Sarah, Hampshire
Date of stay: 7th December 2015
The lodge was lovely and spacious but cosy. It had everything we needed and we especially enjoyed having the hot tub and the wood burning stove.
Paula, Weston-super-mare
Date of stay: 30th November 2015
Fab break as always xx already booked for March and December next year! Highly recommended.
Rachel, Banbury
Date of stay: 30th November 2015
Overall the Lodge was very good and we had a great break and would love to go back. However, there were a couple of things that need looking at we found the cooker didn't cook to temperature and the sink in the double ensuite the water didn't drain very well.
Date of stay: 20th November 2015
Very nice lodge, although could do with a little refresh to maintain the high standards.
Jake, Isle Of Wight
Date of stay: 13th November 2015
Could have done with more than 1 toilet roll in each toilet doesn't really last 1 week.
Other than that loved it wonderful surprise to arrive to fresh bread, jam, butter, biscuits, milk, tea and coffee so nice to sit down after a long journey and not rush out straight to a shop to get milk and tea. Andy was wonderfully welcoming and informative. Cannot wait to book our next trip.
Caryl, Yateley
Date of stay: 2nd November 2015
The only thing which was a slight problem with the lodge was that you have to go through the bedroom to get to the hot tub.
Date of stay: 30th October 2015
beautiful accommodation - very comfortable and relaxing
Date of stay: 26th October 2015
Lovely holiday, fantastic staff support, luxury setting and facilities. Only drawback was kids could not access the hotel but Swandown itself was superb!
Christine, Bath
Date of stay: 26th October 2015
Fabulous lodge
Robert, Tyne And Wear
Date of stay: 26th October 2015
lodge was fab
Simon, Bristol
Date of stay: 23rd October 2015
Lovely accommodation.
Jill, Romsy
Date of stay: 23rd October 2015
We really enjoyed our holiday. The lodge was very well insulated we had a slight problem turning the heating down but sorted it out. Only criticism patio doors in main bedroom so no ventilation at night.
Helen, Uxbridge
Date of stay: 19th October 2015
I loved this holiday, we were called in advance to let us know the lodge was ready early if we were local & wanted to check in. Andy was lovely & gave us loads of information. We had our two dogs with us & again were given lots of information about places to take them. There was a very informative video that plays on a loop letting you know how everything works, where to get extra wood for the burner & about the free use of bikes etc... Definitely worth watching. The site itself is very well kept & clean. We can't wait to book a return trip & I would highly recommend this as a place to go. It is a little pricey in comparison to alternate lodges but you really do get what you pay for & this is a little touch of luxury that is well worth the extra spend. Thank you so much Swandown Lodges & especially Andy, we had such a lovely time.
Martin, Ewell
Date of stay: 19th October 2015
Modern and clean with everything we needed for our stay
Charlotte, Gloucester
Date of stay: 19th October 2015
Recommended!More than enough room for 4 adults. Large bedrooms both ensuite and a separate WC too.
Paul, Eastbourne
Date of stay: 9th October 2015
The apartment was a bit cold and tried to put up heating but it didn't seam to come on. The layout of TV on the wall over the dinning table didn't work for us . TV would be better placed in the lounge area as this didn't feel comfortable for us. Could do with a dressing table in the bedroom for the Ladies.
Hull, Bristol
Date of stay: 5th October 2015
sofas very low . shower in ground floor bedroom the door of the shower cubical bottom rubber kept coming of door and bathroom kept flooding .would be nice to have a wet room as bathroom not that big to start with ,that being said we love coming here and will return next year ,
Date of stay: 5th October 2015
Highly recommended
Craig, Chester
Date of stay: 11th September 2015
had issues with the hot tub
Kenneth, Newhaven
Date of stay: 11th September 2015
A bit expensive in August but excellent value in June and September.
Karen, Suffolk
Date of stay: 11th September 2015
On entering this lodge we both said WOW, it is fantastic. Beautiful panoramic views, spotlessly clean, every modern convenience you could possibly need. A lovely bathroom, shower room ( ensuite ) and cloakroom. Plenty of soft towels, toiletries, 2 bathrobes and fresh soft linen on comfortable mattresses. Lots of storage space with plenty of coat hangers. Soft toilet paper!!!!
Comfortable furniture inside and out, lovely balcony and BBQ. TV and audio equipment, nice lighting for reading. (Wood burner for winter) A lovely little welcome pack; butter, bread, milk etc to get us started, delicious. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT ,THANKYOU.
Charlene, Bedfordshire
Date of stay: 7th September 2015
Lovely place
Date of stay: 4th September 2015
Fantastic lodges, spotlessly clean and with every item in great condition. Staff are really helpful and friendly. We have been three times and will return again.
Yvonne, Billingshurst
Date of stay: 28th August 2015
Everything that one can want for a quiet and comfortable holiday.
Karen, Essex
Date of stay: 17th August 2015
The lodge could have done with a more through clean, there were toe nail cuttings on the floor and a used plaster stuck to a drawer
Arlo, Ringmer
Date of stay: 7th August 2015
The lodge was clean and presentable on our arrival. High specification and furnishings at the lodge made for a perfect stay.
Vicki, Surrey
Date of stay: 7th August 2015
Limited choice of lodges as we took our dogs but still amazing.
Brendan, Birmingham
Date of stay: 7th August 2015
This is a great high-spec lodge in a beautiful and quiet location. You cannot fault the lodge and is highly recommended.
Alexandra, London
Date of stay: 31st July 2015
I like this lodge even better than the others we'd tried and despite no rolling view. Friendly neighbours too, what's to not like ?
Sian, Halstead
Date of stay: 31st July 2015
Amazing property, comfortable with great view of surrounding countryside. Very few places I would visit again but this is one of them
Date of stay: 27th July 2015
Absolutely stunning. There is no where else to this standard. We stayed in a goldenhaye lodge which i just wanted to take home with me. Everything so clean, the swimming pool we always had to ourselves, loads of bikes to choose from to take amongst the extensive grounds, a brilliant little play area in the wooded area and fantastic staff. What more can you ask for on holiday.
Angela, Loughborough
Date of stay: 24th July 2015
Lovely lodge, well equipped kitchen. Would think about the main bedroom being the bigger room & also a clean after a week would have been nice and more towels.
Vicki, Newbury
Date of stay: 13th July 2015
Comfy lodge with good sized bedrooms and a great view from the balcony. Soundproofing could have been a bit better - with the "upside down" room arrangement, once somebody was up and about in the kitchen / dining area little chance of sleeping below as every little sound easily heard.
Carol, Cranleigh, Surrey
Date of stay: 10th July 2015
Our second stay at Swandown Lodges and, as before, we had a very comfortable and happy time. The Lodges are beautifully kept as are their surroundings. Staff are all friendly and helpful and they keep the hot tubs in spotless condition. It is a bonus to be able to use the Warner Hotel facilities and there is plenty to do locally and within a short car drive. We will definitely be back.
Clare, Warwickshire
Date of stay: 6th July 2015
Very well equipped lodge, clean and comfortable. Delightful place to stay.
Jackie, Gloucester
Date of stay: 3rd July 2015
Lovely house very clean and has everything you need for a home away from home holiday.
Richard, Norwich
Date of stay: 3rd July 2015
First class
Carol, Southampton
Date of stay: 29th June 2015
Beautiful lodge in a fabulous position, luxury for us.
Malcolm, Gosport
Date of stay: 26th June 2015
Excellent - What more can I say
Claire, Cannock
Date of stay: 22nd June 2015
Pollen lodge was beautiful and spaceous. Had a lovely open plan lounge/kitchen dining room. Everything was top notch. The patio doors leading to balcony gave the most breath taking view of the surrounding country side.
Anna, Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 22nd June 2015
Fantastic lodge, excellent location, I wish we could go back tomorrow.
We are hoping to come back this year! We loved it.
Ruth, Bagshot
Date of stay: 19th June 2015
Great place to stay
Toni, Coventry
Date of stay: 19th June 2015
It would have been nice to have a garden with a view. I know it was the only lodge available as we have 2 small dogs. I hope in the future that there maybe more choice.
The site was beautiful and well positioned for access to great days out.
Julie, Guildford
Date of stay: 19th June 2015
Wonderful stay in Netherhaye Lodge. Blissfully peaceful surroundings. Five star accommodation and very helpful and flexible service. Would definitely visit again. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Dawn, Sutton Coldfield
Date of stay: 19th June 2015
We stayed in lodge 9, very well equipped comfortable lodge with beautiful views.
Karen, Staffordshire
Date of stay: 12th June 2015
Beautiful lodge, exceptionally clean, stunning setting, would 100% recommended it to anyone,will definitely be returning
Sian, Llantrisant
Date of stay: 8th June 2015
Could not fault it, with amazing views.
Joanna, Nottingham
Date of stay: 6th June 2015
Stunning lodge with everything you could possibly want. We couldn't believe the value for money. We loved it so much we booked an extra night's stay at the end of our break. We can't recommend it enough! Fantastic! It was lovely to be opposite the indoor swimming pool so we could take our little ones over for a swim every day. Cycling round the estate was bliss. The Managers could not have been more helpful or friendly. It really is a gem of a place! LOVED the hot tub, LOVED the views... loved it all!!
Cath, Ongar
Date of stay: 1st June 2015
We all enjoyed our stay here, wished it was for longer. Maybe next time.
Debbie, Boston
Date of stay: 29th May 2015
Was so comfortable and relaxing x
Rachael, Rowley Regis
Date of stay: 29th May 2015
The Poldon is a 3 bedroomed lodge with a hotub with the living area upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs,beautiful I must say have also stayed in the Kittwhistle which was better for us overall.
Lindsay, Fareham
Date of stay: 29th May 2015
The lodge was in an excellent setting and had a very good level of privacy with great views. It had high quality furnishings and equipment within the lodge, really hope to stay again in the future.
Linda, Soilhull
Date of stay: 18th May 2015
The holiday was excellent the lodges where out standing with every Comfort that you need and the views was magnificent it was nice to be able to use the hotel down the road for entertainment and leisure Nice to be able to use the bikes The only downside was that you need a car to be able to get to the shops he was a little bit too far to walk over all 10 out of 10 would definitely go back
Louise, Royston
Date of stay: 4th May 2015
Brilliantly comfortable and modern lodge with all you need for a wonderful holiday.
Maureen, Chard
Date of stay: 1st May 2015
Terrific- see above
John, London
Date of stay: 27th April 2015
Kittwhistle lodge was a lovely accommodation and it was nice to see that the owners have not economised on the fixtures and fittings. The kitchen was well stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils we might need. It was nice to have a decent TV and stereo, and the wood burner is a nice touch, although we didn't use this, as the weather was pretty mild during our stay. The hot tub is well placed to offer privacy, while still providing stunning unrestricted views of the countryside. The only minor niggle was that the Wifi connection was painfully slow; however, we were warned of this (the local network can't handle faster connections) and at the end of the day, why would you want to spend your stay surfing the web when you have such stunning views?!
Charlene, Hucknall, Nottingham
Date of stay: 20th April 2015
Exceptionally well maintained, from our first visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing week in the kittwhistle lodge.
Sarah, Gloucestershire
Date of stay: 13th April 2015
Beautiful lodge, the hot tub made it. Great pub over the road, pool on site fine for a splash around. Spa facilities a mile away a little run down but we only went for treatments which were great. Lots of great days out nearby, we loved our stay. Staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, they went the extra mile.
June, Southampton
Date of stay: 10th April 2015
Lodges are very clean, comfortable and a pleasure to relax in. They have all you need for your break away.
Helen, Harrogate
Date of stay: 10th April 2015
The lodge was top notch, the kitchen I would have been quite happy with in my home and the bathrooms were modern with high quality fittings. My only suggestion would be a sheer blind in the bedrooms as we overlooked the entrance so tended to keep the curtains drawn for privacy. Also I thought the hot tub was a little too hot compared to others I've been in - so maybe save some electricity and reduce the temp by a couple of degrees.
Judith, Eastbourne
Date of stay: 3rd April 2015
Could not fault this lodge. The large windows give a lovely airy, light feel, and the views are amazing. Also you are not overlooked by anyone. Would definitely return to this lodge again.
Catherine, Cardiff
Date of stay: 3rd April 2015
Stunning modern lodge with fantastic views!!!
Pool on small side but fine for younger children. Great staff on site and lovely local pub with home cooked meals. Would go again!
Sara, Worcestershire
Date of stay: 3rd April 2015
Very high spec accommodation, clean, modern and beautifully furnished. The staff were friendly and beyond helpful. A fabulous family escape.
Jennifer, Ferndown Dorset
Date of stay: 20th March 2015
Staff more than brilliant!
Relaxing, peaceful setting.
When can I go back??
They were kindness itself to my 90 yr old father.
Would go back in a heartbeat.
Natasha, Bath
Date of stay: 16th March 2015
Lovely lodge, very comfy and lovely details with the hot tub and log burner.
Caroline, Exeter
Date of stay: 9th March 2015
Fantastic lovely and clean.
Chris, Darford Kent
Date of stay: 2nd March 2015
we all had a great time
Alex, Newbury
Date of stay: 2nd March 2015
Perfect accommodation.
Jemila, Herne Bay
Date of stay: 23rd February 2015
Accommodation was fantastic! All of us that stayed there loved it! And would be happy to live there xx The only thing we would say with out particular lodge is that one bedroom had the doors to the hot tub which was lovely but would have been better with a TV as well! The other double had a TV and an ensuite which was lovely but sometimes when you in bed you like the TV but it wouldn't stop us coming back!!
Claire, Gloucester
Date of stay: 23rd February 2015
Amazing accommodation, everything you could need and more. Lovely touches with luxury items left in the kitchen on arrival, bath robes in the master, luxury fixtures and fittings. Just a fantastic break will be returning.
Richard, Lichfield
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
The accommodation was fautless
Suzanne, Hampshire
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
Spacious lodge that is modern, clean and well furnished/equipped.
Mel, Southampton
Date of stay: 16th February 2015
Luxury. The master bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.
Dave, East Grinstead
Date of stay: 9th February 2015
Definitely one of the best lodges - the view over the valleys is incredible
Michelle, Swindon Wiltshire
Date of stay: 2nd February 2015
My sister was in this lodge and couldn't fault anything great views all bedrooms had a bathroom
Leanda, Swindon
Date of stay: 26th January 2015
Beautifully kitted out with excellent quality fittings
Estelle, Bristol
Date of stay: 26th January 2015
Everything was fab
Rebecca, Portchester
Date of stay: 16th January 2015
Stunning. The most relaxing break, really hit the spot after a busy Christmas. The lodge was amazing, high spec and extremely comfortable. Equipped with everything you could have wanted and more.
Caryl, Yateley
Date of stay: 12th January 2015
As the lodges are only a couple of years old. The furniture and fittings are like brand new and every type of utensil needed was catered for.
Paul, Sheffield
Date of stay: 9th January 2015
The holiday industry have a saying about guest's.they attempt to exceed expectations, having visited many sites, camps and lodges
over the years I can honestly say about our break at swandown lodges they absolutely exceeded our expectations nothing more I can say well done swandown lodges..
Branka, Reading
Date of stay: 3rd January 2015
Lodge was amazing, had everything we needed in the lodge. Most well equipped kitchen of all the lodges we have stayed in over the years.
Elaine, Newcastle
Date of stay: 27th December 2014
wonderful lodge , spotless and warm. fantastic privacy with wonderful open countryside views
Sarah, Ringwood
Date of stay: 15th December 2014
Wonderful Lodge and beautiful views truly magical.
Paula, Weston-super-mare
Date of stay: 1st December 2014
Swandown lodges are the best I've ever stayed in. They're great!!
Deborah, Gosport
Date of stay: 28th November 2014
The lodge is equipped with everything you need, it is modern but very cosy. No money was spared with these lodges, they are beautiful.
Date of stay: 24th November 2014
sofa has lost its shape and wasnt very comfortable but overall the lodge was lovely.
Christopher, Nr Coventry
Date of stay: 10th November 2014
My wife and I went on this holiday but if two couples went we were surprised there was not a bath over-shower in the second bedroom ensuite.
Tracy, Solihull
Date of stay: 7th November 2014
Wonderful lodges, 2nd stay both lodges we've stayed in of equal quality, just one complaint no where to put ashes and no brushes or poker for the log burner. I'm sure we had one in the lodge last year and free logs would go down a treat :-). Found a lovely pub with log burner it's called the five dials inn about 8 mile drive but well worth it.
Bernard, Timperley
Date of stay: 7th November 2014
Again, I cannot justifiably mark the Accommodation down on any aspect. So has to be 10/10 again.....
Roger, Cranleigh, Surrey
Date of stay: 3rd November 2014
A very tranquil location with stunning views. Our Lodge was very modern and comfortable with so much provided such as jam, butter, bread, washing up liquid. The hot tub was kept spotlessly clean and checked 3 times per day. Would definitely stay again.
Sonia, Kent
Date of stay: 31st October 2014
Well equipped, comfortable lodge.
Date of stay: 31st October 2014
Beautiful spacious lodges & lovely decor. Private hot tub is a bonus
Simon, Bristol
Date of stay: 24th October 2014
Standard of accommodation is very high
Charlene, Nottingham
Date of stay: 17th October 2014
The lodges were home from home, they were spacious immaculate on arrival, the hot tub was checked 3 times a day. Everything was perfect for our relaxing break.
Natalie, Weatbury
Date of stay: 13th October 2014
Great value for money and super beautiful lodge
John, Chippenham
Date of stay: 10th October 2014
The quality and cleanliness was outstanding. My only down point was the sofa, it was good quality but was too deep and too saggy to be comfortable.
Jane, London
Date of stay: 10th October 2014
Really lovely accomodation with beautiful views.
Angela, Heddington
Date of stay: 6th October 2014
excellent accommodation
Alison, Worcester
Date of stay: 29th September 2014
So clean and comfortable.
Lisa, Pelsall
Date of stay: 22nd September 2014
Beautiful lodge and amazing views
Date of stay: 22nd September 2014
Excellent break. Lodge spotless
Nuttall, Dorset
Date of stay: 22nd September 2014
Settees rather to large to be completely comfortable
Vanessa, Ashbourne
Date of stay: 5th September 2014
Beautiful lodge with everything we needed
Adam, London
Date of stay: 1st September 2014
Really nice place, you do pay the price for it, which is a shame because it means we cant hire it all time, just the odd occasion. We hire the smaller lodges more, they are all just as good.
Amanda, Raunds
Date of stay: 1st September 2014
Amazing holiday A ++++ could not fault it. Will return.
Darren, Carmarthen
Date of stay: 29th August 2014
The lodge had everything you could need for a short break and a lot more. Hot tub overlooking natural scenery was lovely. Cot was provided free of charge too. Loads of space and vaulted ceiling made the open Plan kitchen lounge seem a lot bigger than it was...and it was quite large...much more space than other lodges we've stayed in.
Date of stay: 29th August 2014
Quality but still a touch expensive for its facilities around the area
Alexandra, London
Date of stay: 25th August 2014
Superb and I am fussy at the best of times, this place is almost a home from home. Sorting the rubbish was messy and there wasn't a composting bin which made recycling a bit complicated.
Julie, Waltham Abbey
Date of stay: 18th August 2014
Very clean and comfortable. Log burner and hottub added that special something.
Mark, Reading
Date of stay: 8th August 2014
Very good and long may it stay that way.
Date of stay: 1st August 2014
Fantastic lodge with everything you could need, also able to borrow DVDs and games from reception free of charge. The staff at the park were amazingly helpful, even loaning our elderly family member a mobility scooter for the weekend when the one we'd hired didn't show up.
Julie, Longfield
Date of stay: 1st August 2014
The lodge was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. We had a wonderful family holiday and would highly recommend.
Ian, Walsall
Date of stay: 1st August 2014
the Lodge was amazing. It is like visiting a showhome and deciding to stay for a week. The whole house is beautiful.
Sarah, Preston
Date of stay: 25th July 2014
The accommodation was first class, clean and fully equipped. There was a lovely welcome pack of milk, biscuits, butter, bread etc which is always gratefully received after a long journey especially as we arrived very late. It was lovely to have both pool and lodge towels provided as well as luxury toiletries. The hot tub was well maintained and very private with stunning views. The only recommendation we have is that an umbrella for the patio would be nice as we had glorious weather and it would have been good when we were eating to provide some shade.
Andrew, Tamworth
Date of stay: 25th July 2014
High quality and superb location. Very clean and well equipped. A real home from home.
L, Geneva
Date of stay: 11th July 2014
fabulous lodge ..so well equipped .
Only complaint was the bed in main bedroom was so soft it crippled me for days !
Willem, Arnhem, Netherlands
Date of stay: 4th July 2014
Lodge equipped with all appliances imaginable. Fantastic hot tub to rewind the evenings
Julie, Swansea
Date of stay: 4th July 2014
The lodge was faultless and immaculate and the kitchen better equipped than ours at home! The small welcome pack was a nice touch too.
Date of stay: 23rd June 2014
Beautiful lodge with amazing floor to ceiling windows giving you a great view. All the beds were very comfortable with lovely on suite bathrooms. The showers were very powerful and hot. The kitchen was very well stocked although we would have liked a bread knife!
Great outdoor patio space with bbq and of course the hot tub which was a real plus.
Margaret, Wellingborough
Date of stay: 13th June 2014
best lodge we have ever stayed in. brilliant could not fault them at all, lodge spotless
Helen, Walton On Thames
Date of stay: 9th June 2014
We had an absolutely fantastic holiday in Poldon Lodge. The accommodation was first rate. The lodge was immaculate with everything we could need to enjoy our break. I was especially impressed that the cupboards weren't bare! Instead many little essentials (e.g. washing up liquid, milk, salt and pepper) were available. I would definitely like to return.
David, Droitwich
Date of stay: 30th May 2014
Excellent accommodation.
Dan, Amersham
Date of stay: 30th May 2014
It was a really nice holiday. The only downside was privacy. Next door to us had a big party staying on a few night (maybe 9 folk and a dog). with the open plan gardens our privacy was encroached upon several times. Overall it gets a high score, I think we would stay again but not in that property for this reason. We would look for a garden/hot tub that is more private.
Julie, Uckfield
Date of stay: 30th May 2014
Excellent accommodation. A little to warm at night, could have done with lighter duvet and we turned off the heating ( was end of May ) those in bedroom with only French doors didn't like to open them at night being on ground floor. Had couple of issues with no hot water but it was very quickly rectified. Team very helpful. Access to pool very good. Big enough for size of complex, would have been nice to have had small paddling pool for toddlers as pool depth 1.2mts. Lovely grounds very safe for children, we had 6 in our party. Gardens of the main hotel well worth a visit, lovely, a Mile away through the grounds ( uphill most of way back, so not so easy for children to cycle ) free bike hire with good bikes for teenagers and adults.
Walked to pub one evening, 5mins away, excellent food and huge garden with fantastic views.
Have already recommended the lodges to friends.
Confirmed Purchaser, Bracknell
Date of stay: 23rd May 2014
As I said previously, the lodge was excellent. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The new swimming pool on site couldn't have been better, we all used it every day. We particularly loved the fact you can walk all through the huge estate on paths and the lambs made it very special for our granddaughter.
Confirmed Guest, Bracknell
Date of stay: 23rd May 2014
As I said previously, the lodge was excellent. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The new swimming pool on site couldn't have been better, we all used it every day. We particularly loved the fact you can walk all through the huge estate on paths and the lambs made it very special for our granddaughter.
Antony, Thorngumbald
Date of stay: 19th May 2014
Excellent accommodation, lots of facilities included in price, swimming pool, bicycles etc .
Paul, Rugby
Date of stay: 16th May 2014
Amazing standard of accomodation (modern, clean and equipment).

Although a little disappointed that it was semi-detached, we never heard our nighbour inside the accomodation but were a little annoyed when they partied in the hot tub on the first 2 nights! They left after that so it was brilliant from then.
John, Pontefract
Date of stay: 16th May 2014
Everything was almost perfect - with only one or two very minor concerns.
Sheila, Reading
Date of stay: 5th May 2014
Lovely lodge, a second shower over bath would have been very useful. Also, thin duvet or blanket as an extra, duvets too hot and did not sleep well on first night. Otherwise, very clean and felt like home.We would love to return.
Sandie, Stoke-on-trent
Date of stay: 2nd May 2014
Nothing you could want for in this lodge, definitely home from home.
Date of stay: 11th April 2014
Accommodation was extremely comfortable with everything we needed.
Suzanne, Pulborough.
Date of stay: 31st March 2014
Everything you require in your lodge right down to the corkscrew! Very high standard of comfort and cleanliness. Would definitely recommend for a peaceful country break or a good base to explore lovely areas in Somerset and/or Dorset.
Rita, Yeovil
Date of stay: 31st March 2014
We were very pleased with the lodge it was beautifully furnished we used the bikes the swimming pool the hot tub and the facilities at the main cricket st Thomas health spa the decking area was lovely in the early spring sunshine would recommend and will go again
Elaine, Wimborne,dorset
Date of stay: 28th March 2014
Home from home and in March was very cosy.Lovely surrounding and great views from the lodge.Free use of bikes was a bonus and although small the pool was well used by our party.Altogether a nice relaxing time.
J, Bristol
Date of stay: 24th March 2014
The mattress just a little soft for us
Pippa, Stratford-upon-avon
Date of stay: 24th February 2014
The lodge was exceptionally good. Fantastically furbished and plenty of room for the 6 of us. Very high standard.
Anita, Stoke On Trent
Date of stay: 21st February 2014
lodge had every thing we needed and was clean and comfortable
Ian, Gosport
Date of stay: 3rd January 2014
High speck lodgings
Carol, Burntwood
Date of stay: 3rd January 2014
Excellent house fully equipped and also the benefit of under floor heating that was much appreciated in December. Views were incredible and we had a lovely meal at the pub over the road.
Fantastic lodge in a great location. No need to get in the car to go for a long walk as it’s all on your doorstep. We will be back!
Excellent lodge, we're returning soon.
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
A great family escape, beautiful lodges and location, great facilities
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.
A fantastic lodge and a fantastic hot tub in beautiful surroundings.
Our holiday was pure luxury, great walks and was able to use the facilities at the hotel, which was great.
Excellent location and accommodation, for a quiet, relaxing and enjoyable holiday
Very friendly, attentive staff on arrival. Accommodation was of a very high standard.
Lovely place to stay, great facilities, hotel and pub nearby too.
Beautiful lodge was well equipped and clean,not much to do unless you drive out so the swimming pool was much needed but liked that you could use their bikes for free and my children loved it,happy children, happy parents.Would love to come back again the weather was the only down side.
Loved our short break. Excellent facilities. Gorgeous surroundings. The hot tub made it very special. Slight problem with the heating which is why I didn’t give it a 10/10. Would definitely come again.
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. Very clean, modern and well thought out living arrangements and stunning views with the added thought by the owners to provide bikes, helmets and bike trailers for small kids to explore the beautiful surroundings
Beautiful place to stay wood definitely recommend
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Fun Days Out near Swandown Lodges

about 20 Miles
The Walled Gardens of Cannington offer a range of attraction for adults and children alike. The grown ups will love to wander around the beautiful gardens taking in the stunning floral displays while the children will enjoy the garden games, nature trails and open space to run around. The site also has a picnic area and exhibitions and workshops can be enjoyed at peek times of the year.
about 22 Miles
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.
about 22 Miles
This year round attraction has been described as Devon's most magnificent historic gardens.  Located in the Otter Valley area of East Devon you can enjoy a fun day out in a picturesque setting. Highlights include historic Palm house, containing some of the world’s most endangered species and Bicton Woodland Railway - which takes you on a 25 minute journey through the lovely grounds.  For children there is a miniature village with mini golf, nature trail and indoor play area.
about 24 Miles
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.
about 25 Miles
This popular adventure park is full of thrills and excitement as well as having loads for younger children to take part in as well. The best theme park rides include the Tidal Wave log flume and Maximus the rollercoaster.  Other fantastic rides include the the New Vortex Watercoaster ride and the Queen Bess pirate ship.  Indoor fun is plentiful too with the Adventure Zone, the Magical Kingdom and Dina's Lost World.
about 29 Miles
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.
about 32 Miles
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.
about 32 Miles
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.
about 32 Miles
Mendip Outdoor Pursuits is the perfect place for an action packed day of fun and is recommended for families with children aged 8 and over. The fantastic setting could hardly be better far activities such as Abseiling, Archery, Climbing, Caverning and Canoeing. The site also has a fantastic assault course. Family friendly activities include Raft Building and Nature Walks and environmental bush craft sessions.
about 32 Miles
The very unique Seaquarium in Western Super Mare is a fantastic site based on a beach surrounded by 3 miles of sand offering an educational and fun experience for the whole family. The site is packed with marine life from all over the world and has an amazing Underwater tunnel where visitors can view Sharks and Sting Rays There are also several open top displays  allowing closer inspection of the elegant Rays as well as other creatures. Special events take place throughout the year in high season including talks and crafting sessions.
about 33 Miles
Go Ape is the latest craze sweeping the UK offering thrilling adventure for energetic older children, teenagers and adults. With several sites across the UK, Go Ape aims to bring climbing and swinging fun the masses. The sites attractions include Tree Topping, Cargo Nets, Aerial Swings, Zip Wires and Climbing Walls. Suitable for children over 10 years old. Booking ahead is advised.
about 34 Miles
You may have seen this amazing attraction on the BBC1 Animal Park programme.  This is actually the first safari park outside of Africa where you can get close to the animals from the comfort of your own car. Some of the highlights include the zebras, the wallabies in wallaby wood and the sea lion escorted cruise to Gorilla Island.  And of course the magnificent lions and tigers are a must see.  This really is an animal experience with a difference and you can save money by booking your tickets online.  This attraction is open until the end of October. Check out their website to see some fantastic video podcasts of the park.
about 35 Miles
The Donkey Sanctuary is a working refuge for rescued Donkeys but is also a popular place for a day trip in South Devon. The site will appeal to animal lovers of all ages and gives visitors the chance to meet some of the friendly animals and also learn about the work done at the sanctuary. Visitors will also have the opportunity to adopt a Donkey.