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“Hardy lodge”
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Well-appointed 4 Bedroom Luxury Pine Wood Lodge with large Sundeck
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Well-appointed 4 Bedroom Luxury Pine Wood Lodge with large Sundeck
Spacious Lounge with patio doors onto your personal sundeck King size Master Bedroom with smart TV
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Well-appointed 4 Bedroom Luxury Pine Wood Lodge with large Sundeck
Spacious Lounge with patio doors onto your personal sundeck
King size Master Bedroom with smart TV
Fresh white linen on all beds
Our own spring water lake pays host to migrating Canada Geese and other wildlife visitors
Large personal sundeck for al fresco dining
Peaceful setting with countryside views
Beautiful picnic setting or chill Lake-side with a good book
Annual cheese-rolling contest on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - just a short 2 mile drive away.
Stonehenge Heritage Site - just half an hour away
The hugely popular Jurassic Coast is just a pleasant 1hr drive from us
The beautiful Stourhead Gardens is just 15 mins from us.
Longleat House & Safari Park is just 20 mins from Saxon Lodge - A great family day out!
The New Forest National Park is a popular choice for our guests and just 45 minutes drive away.
The Swanage Steam Railway and Corfe Castle - more stunning scenery only an hour away
The exclusive Sandbanks peninsula The gateway to the Purbecks and Jurassic Coast. Approx 1 hour away
Take the kids to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Poole - just an hour's drive.
Food Festival - one of many regular events in Shaftesbury.
Who famously burnt the cakes in King Alfred's Kitchen, Shaftesbury?
Get into the spirit of things at Gold Hill Fair.
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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Thomas k
1 review
“Hardy lodge”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely lodge. Lovely welcoming gifts. Staff helpful. Site and lodge clean and an exceptional high standard. Would love to book again and would recommend highly..

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Liked best: Peace and quiet and the wine chiller
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review, We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind Regards
Catherine and the team at Shaftesbury Luxury Lodges
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cosylady2...
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent; very clean, warm, comfortable and spacious.”
Reviewed 1 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

On arrival we were all pleasantly surprised by the quality and style of the lodge. We were greeted with numerous goodies, which were appreciated and there was an ample supply of basic consumables like dishwasher tablets, soap and toilet roll to get the week started. The beds were comfortable and the bedding was of good quality. It was lovely to have soft towels provided.

The management of the lodge was very efficient; we were visited early on in the week to find out if everything was in working order and to sort out any problems, (which we didn't have).

The lodge is situated with 3 other lodges at the back of a caravan sales area, but don't be put off by this. It is set back from the road and is surrounded by open fields and it is extremely quiet and rural. There were 7 of us, including 4 adults and we didn’t feel cramped or over-looked. The outside space was lovely to sit in (when it wasn't raining).

We spent most of our time out, as the location is great for trips to: Stonehenge, Corfe Castle, Bath, the coast and Longleat. So a car is essential as even Shaftesbury is 2 miles away along a very busy road.

In conclusion, this was very good value for money accommodation. For the price, I didn't expect such a lovely place to stay.

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Liked best: cleanliness, comfortable beds.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
23 Nov 2015
Dear CoslyLady25

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and managed to explore some of the vast attractions so close to us.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind Regards
Catherine
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Mumadawn
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Little piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Saxon Lodge was in a wonderful location surrounded by green fields, ideal for a relaxing holiday but within travelling distance of some of the wonderful attractions in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, the lodge was very clean and well maintained with all the comforts of home, the staff were very friendly and helpful and on arrival we found they had supplied bread, milk, tea, sugar, coffee. juice, fruit and a very tasty apple pie so no rushing to find a supermarket open.
I would highly recommend Saxon lodge and will definitely be returning.
A very big thank you to Catherine and all the Staff at Saxon Lodge.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Thank you for your lovely review.

We are so lucky with our stunning location and because we are surrounded by many fabulous attractions.

We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

Kind Regards
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David C
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“What a fantastic place to stay.”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Having stayed at a number of rental holiday homes in the past we were more than impressed by the comfort and cleanliness we found when we arrived at the Abbey Lodge. The lodge is immaculate and has every facility you need for a great holiday. We received a warm welcome and were pleasantly surprised by the tea, coffee and other items that we found waiting for us after a long drive. True to description the lodge was very comfortable and had all the amenities as detailed with the veranda being a great place for eating outdoors for all the family . The location is ideal for visiting all the tourist attractions in Dorset and is within an easy drive of Poole and Bournmouth.

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Liked best: The comfort of the lodge.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind Regards
All the team at Shaftesbury Luxury Lodges
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David P
Seaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excallent accomodation with surprises”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is probably the best ever self catering accommodation we've ever had. The accommodation is clean, tidy and everything is of the highest standard. What surprised us was the provision of bread and fruit plus drinks for our arrival. There was even milk and butter in the fridge.
The towels were quite new and the bedding clean. There is ample wardrobe and cupboard space. The wifi is fast enough, 4.8 mbps in the evening which is enough to watch movies on line.
The garage on the A30 (to Sherborne) is a good landmark for finding the site and entrance to the site can also be made through the garage.
The site itself suited us very well being quiet and pleasant.
The two toilets and shower facility in each have been a real boon with 4 adults and two children.
First class holiday experience.

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Liked best: It's hard to say, space possibly.
Liked least: Some wear on the toilet flushers.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you found our 'little extras' a welcome surprise.

We do our best to provide a high standard of accommodation and are so lucky to be in such a lovely location, surrounded be so many places to visit on a day out!

We hope you are able to come again soon.

Kind Regards
Shaftesbury Luxury Lodges
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