The lodges at Swandown are truly spectacular - unbelievably stylish, individually designed and with amazing views over the glorious Somerset countryside and the historic Cricket St Thomas estate. Swandown Lodges sit between two bustling market towns - Crewkerne and Chard - where you'll find plenty of shopping opportunities.
The facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a leisure complex, spa, sauna and steam room. Bike hire is available and there are plenty of nature trails to explore; you could go fishing and try your hand at clay pigeon shooting too. The children will be kept amused with the outdoor adventure playground, a selection of board games and a Wii - and there is a great family pub within walking distance.
Poldon Lodge is brand new for 2012, a luxurious and contemporary two storey lodge that sleeps six people. It's actually designed upside down - the bedrooms and bathroom are downstairs and the living area is on the first floor! Large patio doors lead out on to your own private balcony with an outdoor hot tub and spectacular views. On chilly evenings, you could light the log burner and enjoy a Blu-ray film on the flat screen TV.
Swandown Lodges sit right on the Somerset/Dorset border, not far from both Lyme Regis and Yeovil. The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and there are some amazing beaches to discover - Brean Beach at Burnham-on-Sea, part of a seven mile stretch of sands, is in the Good Beach Guide and ideal for walking and sports. There are plenty of towns and villages to explore such as Honiton, a busy market town and Beer, a picturesque little smugglers' village.
- 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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben, Milton Keynes
Amazing. Can totally recommend this place. Its a little gem.
Katie, Isle Of Wight
Just amazing beautiful and relaxing.
Very New, Clean and Warm , Looking forward to staying again.
Joanne, Chafford Hundred
Date of stay: 22nd September 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Lodge
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.
Great lodge, a little luxury, a wonderful place to come back to after a long walk to relax in the hot tub. Heaven
Fantastic holiday can't wait to book again..
Great holiday our first with our dog. Definitely will go again.
Date of stay: 1st September 2017
Accommodation type: Poldon Lodge
Very relaxing in a beautiful location
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.
Amazing place. The lodges are beautiful as is the area and setting. The staff are helpful, welcoming and informative. We love it here and can't wait to book our next trip.
Very peaceful, relaxing weekend with our family in one of the Polden Lodges. Enjoyed the use of the bikes & facilities at Cricket St Thomas. Everything we needed in the kitchen, great BBQ & fantastic hot tub!
Beautiful accommodation freindly staff. Best stay ever.
Great place to stay , Staff very helpful, Looking forward to staying again
If you have a Electric Car the Warner Hotel 1 mile away has a EV Charger which you can use if staying at Swandown Lodges
A second year staying at swan lodges very good holiday
Second time staying here and was just a good as the first. Will def be returning.
Very happy with this place lovely staff great service
One week at swandown lodge, best break ever, so peaceful, beautiful lodges, this was our third time, usually we book for 3nights. Which was never long enough. The setting of the lodges are picturess, sitting in the hot tub watching the sunset or sunrise, you cant beat it. You feel so relaxed.
I would like to thank Matt for being so helpful.. he alway had a smile on his face.. cant wait to book again.
We travelled as a family of 6, 3 adults including a pensioner, and 3 children aged 7-14. We had an amazing holiday from start to finish. Both Andy and Matt were so helpful in the run-up to, and during, our break. We had some maintenance issues with the property on arrival and these were quickly rectified. Having the option of having our food shop delivered on our arrival day really helped as we usually spend the first couple of hours of any holiday sorting food shopping. You could also have takeaway food delivered to the lodge. There are also several major supermarkets within a short drive (7 mins to a large Tesco superstore).
The site was lovely with stunning views and was secure from unwanted vehicles entering, with a coded security gate. We loved having unlimited access to the indoor pool (which we had to ourselves every time we used it!), plus the free bike, DVD, board game and computer console rental was great also. They also provide free outdoor play accessories such as balls and kids rackets etc... for the small sports area (tennis/football nets plus basketball hoop) and they have a small play area with wooden climbing frames and tyres. Me and my mum made use of the Warner leisure hotel on site. We had afternoon yea, which was mediocre at best to ne honest, free spa access (lovely) and as Swandown guests we got 20% off their spa treatments which was an added bonus. The ladies in the spa were fab!
Lots of advice in Swandown reception about where to go and what to do and there really is lots all within an hour's drive. The local pub, the eindwhistle inn)is very nice for a drink but we did not enjoy our experience in the restaurant unfortunately so cannot recommend that. We enjoyed a visit to monkey world in dorset (anazing), to weston-super-mare in somerset (lovely day out), plus we loved fossil hunting on the very pretty charmouth beach.
But the most amazing thing for us was the lodge. We stayed in Goldenhaye and it was amazing! Two stories high, floor to ceiling windiws with lovely views, underfloor heating, log fire place, all three bedrooms ensuite, and outside thete was a bbq, seating and hot tub which was always kept at the perfect temperature. The lodge was very homely with every amenity we could ask for and all really good quality. The beds were the most comfortable we've ever slept in with high quality feather bedding. The lodge really was the highlight for us all.
We never book the same place twice but we would return here in a heartbeat.
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.
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.
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.