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Swandown Lodges

Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Dorset, South West of England

Swandown Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, enviably set within the breathtaking parkland of the renowned historic Cricket St Thomas Estate on the Dorset/Somerset border.

Each über-stylish lodge is a triumph of cutting-edge design and contemporary luxury, resulting in individual interiors that beautifully complement their backdrop of glorious countryside with views stretching to the coast. On the 1,000 acre estate there are endless places to explore with superb facilities. In addition to the on-site indoor pool, miles of walks and cycle trails, children can let off steam on the adventure trail and in the football area, whilst adults can unwind at the Cricket St Thomas Hotel leisure complex with spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium. There is also the 18 hole Cricket St Thomas golf course less than a mile away.

Equidistant between the bustling market towns of Crewkerne and Chard, shopping opportunities and an array of historic and cultural gems abound in the local area.

Rated 9.4/10
based on 15 customer reviews

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Facilities

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Leisure complex with spa, sauna, steam room, indoor pool and gym‡
  • Super Fast Fibre Wi-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.

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Swandown Lodges

Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Dorset, South West of England

Accommodation

Description

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 radio
  • i Pod 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

Reviews

Rated 9.4/10 based on 15 customer reviews

By on 21/08/2019

10/10

Fab holiday great location awesome views. Spotlessly clean hot tub an added extra. Definitely returning

By on 19/08/2019

10/10

Excellent quality accommodation and facilities, excellent welcome from the staff, would fully recommend

By on 17/08/2019

10/10

The facilities were great for family’s, swimming pool, bikes to use and an adventure playground where you could also borrow rackets, balls outdoor games etc. There was also a great range of books, dvd’s and board games you could borrow all for free. The garden was beautiful as well.

By on 13/08/2019

9/10

The rural location is beautiful. The lodges were of a good standard although minor maintenance to the outside patio is required. Inside is everything that you need. To travel to the coast expect at least a 30 minute drive. The hot tub was great and we liked that it was monitored daily. The staff are friendly and helpful. We had a lovely holiday.

By on 13/08/2019

9/10

Our second stay at Swandown during 2019. After an enjoyable stay in February with our youngest boys we returned with the whole family in July. We were all very comfortable in this the largest lodge able to accommodate our group of 6. We enjoy the onsite park facilities and games 'hut' which suits all ages. Staff are all uber friendly and genuinely want to create a perfect holiday environment, full of local knowledge.

By on 06/08/2019

10/10

Excellent accommodation

By on 05/08/2019

10/10

Wonderful place, beautiful and peaceful (of an evening when the road was quieter) but we were out most days so didn’t impact us. Staff were great!

By on 02/08/2019

9/10

Beautiful surroundings with pleasant and helpful staff. The only thing we would suggest is if part of the adjoining small field could be available to run your dog for its exercise it would make the holiday even better as although the grounds are available to walk in, dogs have to be kept on a lead because it is a working farm.

By on 30/07/2019

8/10

A really peaceful location. My family loved it and we had access to a host of facilities including a swimming pool, hot tub and bicycles. Very convenient for Lyme Regis.

By on 11/08/2019

10/10

Amazing holiday set in the most perfect location.

By on 14/08/2019

8/10

Beautiful, well equipped lodge with everything you could want. Spacious, clean, very comfortable. Plenty of towels for all, and bathrobes/slippers in the master bedroom as well. Hot tub a huge bonus and beautiful views from the balcony. There is a small swimming pool which was lovely at the end of the day to dip into and the always-open reception area has books, games and DVDs to borrow (for free) and an honesty shop selling essentials such as washing powder and loo rolls! Also there are bikes that you can use for free. What we did *not* know when we booked was that we were really close to Cricket St Thomas - children of the late 70s/early 80s will remember it as Grantleigh Manor in "To the Manor Born' and although it's now a Warners Hotel (adults only) you can still go and look around the grounds and we had a lovely lunch on the terrace. (It also used to be Mr Blobby Land but let's not talk about that ...!!!) There is a lovely pub a 5 minute walk up the road serving good food and drink. All in all we had a lovely relaxing few days here and would definitely recommend.

By on 13/08/2019

9/10

We enjoyed a wonderful family break in a really lovely luxury lodge. The lodge had everything we could have imagined and more, we especially enjoyed the lovely outside space and beautiful views. Also the indoor pool, which was not large but was very warm and clean and perfect for my small grandchildren. The surrounding estate has miles of walks and tracks where you can cycle, in peace and tranquility. A short drive takes you to the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, and there are many other places of interest nearby. We would love to return sometime soon.

By on 16/07/2019

10/10

A superb lodge with superb views. Second time at Swandown and wont be the last. Extremely comfortable, everything you need and a lovely position for a base to travel and visit from.

By on 12/07/2019

9/10

Great but air conditioning would make it excellent!!

By on 03/07/2019

10/10

The lodges are fantastic! Helpful staff, beautiful surroundings, luxury accommodation - wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Swandown Lodges

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...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 4

  • 2 Bedrooms
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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...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms
Swandown Lodges

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....


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms
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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...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms
Swandown Lodges

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...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 4

  • 2 Bedrooms
Swandown Lodges

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....


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms