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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 9.7/10
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 9.7/10 based on 15 customer reviews

By on 17/04/2019

10/10

We had such a brilliant time! The lodge was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed. Thank you so much!

By on 15/04/2019

10/10

This is easily the best Hoseseasons accommodation I have stayed in.

By on 15/04/2019

10/10

What a fantastic place to relax. We went with another couple so was a bit hesitant in case the lodge wasn't up to scratch, this could have been further than the truth. Checking in was a breeze, as well as checking out , friendly people on both occasions. Spotlessly clean with every piece of cutlery/crockery you would need. On entering we were greeted with a french stick, pot of jam, butter, chocolate biscuits. There was underfloor heating and a woodburner in our lodge as well as 3 toilets, 1 bath, 1 shower, 1 double bed in largest room and 2 single beds in the smaller room. The hot tub was monitored twice a day. Thanks for a lovely time everyone.

By on 14/04/2019

9/10

Lovely stay lodges were beautiful in a lovely location . Only downside was our hot tub wasn’t very powerful and there wasn’t much privacy and you had to walk through the bedroom to get to it.Other than that very good.

By on 13/04/2019

10/10

Couldn’t fault it, all very well considered and managed. Looking forward to staying here again.

By on 13/04/2019

10/10

I would thoroughly recommend Swandown Lodges. We stayed in Netherhaye Lodge, with our two small children and my parents. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful on arrival. The lodge was immaculate and the views were lovely. The Windwhistle Inn is only a 5 minute walk away and serves good food and beer. We loved the long weekend at Swandown Lodges and will be recommending to friends and family.

By on 11/04/2019

9/10

Lovely lodges, really nice and comfortable. Nice touches such as bread, milks etc in the lodge when we arrived, games and DVD's to borrow. Pool is quite small but nice and clean and warm. Kids loved the games field and have a shed with rackets, balls etc to borrow. We also borrowed the bikes on site which was great fun. It's a shame you can't hire the lodges with the hot tubs if you have a dog. Would really recommend, we have a lovely time.

By on 08/04/2019

9/10

Lovely break. We had great weather. The area is beautiful.

By on 08/04/2019

10/10

Really enjoyed staying in Swandown. Peaceful and relaxing. Hot tub and log fire was a bonus Kittwhistle lodge number 11 was extremely comfortable and private. Very friendly and helpful manager and staff. We Had to call maintenance staff for shower problem. They came promptly even though off site. My brother has learning disabilities and other problems which makes caring for him difficult. Following discussion on arrival with manager he gave us advice where to go for coffee and rang me as soon as lodge was cleaned which was very much appreciated. This makes Swandown exceptional and special. Thankyou!!

By on 08/04/2019

10/10

These lodges are in peaceful surroundings, the lodges are very clean and well equipped they have thought of just about everything. The staff are all very friendly and helpful . My only minor gripe is that a proper airier is needed so wet towels can be put to dry and air other than that it’s really great and the hot tubs are a great asset

By on 04/04/2019

10/10

Could not have selected a better location for our group, lots of places nearby to explore and on site facilities are excellent.

By on 02/04/2019

10/10

We had a fantastic time. Went out on the bikes within some fabulous views. Played in their park, with outdoor toys. Had carverey at the pub across the road. Visited the pool daily. The staff were lovely. It’s very quite and the poldon lodge was perfect, especially the hot tub. stair gates were put up for our arrival and high chair provided. My children want to go again. The staff were very helpful and I’m so glad we went.

By on 01/04/2019

10/10

Couldn’t fault anything, the lodge was fabulous..

By on 01/04/2019

10/10

Amazing and relaxing as well as surroundings

By on 01/04/2019

9/10

Really beautiful lodge Pet friendly although a working farm so dogs on leads but there are areas to go. Only concern not an enclosed garden for the dogs, and behind is a busy road there was a small wire fence. its not the end of the world but would have given a 10. Staff really friendly & helpful You are able to use the facilities of the nearby warner hotel & get discounts on spa treatments. There is a small onsite pool which is lovely & free bike hire. The crusty bread butter jam milk & biscuits as a welcome were most appreciated after our journey. Really relaxing place to stay.

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