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Mojomums Travel Expert, Kelly
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Type of resort Wooden self catering lodge
Country Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, UK
Contact Details Hoseasons
Quote from destination Swandown Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, enviably set within the breathtaking parkland of the renowned historic Cricket St Thomas Estate. 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.
Accommodation 9.5 – Absolutely stunning accommodation! Brand new in 2012 with a high tech kitchen to die for, beautiful choice of bathrooms & cosy living area complete with wood burner & two large bedrooms – being very picky, the only thing that let it down was lack of wardrobe space. Each lodge has a bbq on its own private patio & all lodges have views of the countryside
We booked a lodge with a private hot tub overlooking views of rolling countryside – bliss!
Childcare 10 – Lodges include stair gates when needed, cots or travel cots & high chairs – all of good quality
Food N/A – The lodges are self catering but there is a great pub serving food only a few minutes walk away or you can book into one of the restaurants at the nearby Warners hotel (this is an adults only hotel but they did allow children into their restaurant for lunches – please check their website for information) which is only a 15 minute stroll along a private country lane. If you are cooking at home the kitchen was fully equipped with every utensil you could require & the lodges were within easy distance of some great farm shops
Service 10 – The owner, who lived on site, checked we were happy with our lodge & answered all my questions in advance
Special facilities 10 – We booked a lodge with a private hot tub overlooking views of rolling countryside – bliss!
Things to do for children 9.5 – Enjoy the countryside! Or the indoor heated pool! Or head to one of the nearby beaches (around 14 miles away) Or check out any of Somerset or Devons family days out & attractions
Things to do for adults 9.5 – Enjoy the peace! Or take time out to relax & unwind at the Cricket St Thomas Hotels leisure complex with spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium
Value for Money 9.5 – Great value for a small, high quality choice of lodges
Overall One of the best quality UK lodges I have stayed in!
Would you return Most definitely!
Overall Comment This lodge has set the standards high! Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting – we shall definitely be returning