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The Lodge

Sandley, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0

Property Reference: UKC3701
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What we love

Wonderful location for exploring great Dorset countryside, within easy driving of many lovely character towns and attractions. Finished to a very high standard in oak and a very relaxing place to stay.


Set on the first floor and with a balcony overlooking the countryside, this apartment is well placed for visiting Sherborne and Shaftesbury.

Steep external stairs to entrance. All on the first floor.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine. Large lawned garden. Balcony with outdoor furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 shallow steps in the garden.

The Lodge offers stylish and luxurious accommodation with wonderful country views and is set in picturesque Dorset countryside, in the heart of what was the Royal Stud. It is in a great location to explore this wonderful area, with Sherborne to the west, Shaftesbury to the east and Wincanton to the north.
The Lodge stands detached and is set on the first floor. As you open the doors to the lodge and step inside, you’ll instantly know you’re in for a treat - it is beautifully finished with the décor predominately finished in oak. The living, dining and kitchen areas are open plan with wooden beams, and the electric wood burner is an added bonus, perfect for snuggling down for the evening and gazing out the huge glass windows, straight across the countryside. Towards the back of The Lodge you will find a modern fitted shower room and a very spacious bedroom.
The property sits on the edge of cider orchards where the award-winning Copse House cider is made. There are lovely long walks across the Blackmore Vale and several footpaths within easy reach which lead down into the village of Buckhorn Weston and the local pub for wining and dining. Within easy driving there is much to enjoy, whether taking in the lovely character towns of Sherborne, with its shops, castle and abbey, or Shaftesbury with its links to Hovis and the famous Gold Hill. You can enjoy visiting nearby attractions, such as National Trust Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Haynes International Motor Museum or the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum. Further afield you can venture to the city of Bath, with its Georgian architecture, Salisbury with its fascinating cathedral city and spire, and many more exciting places. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/09/2019
    The lodge was a truly beautiful place to stay. The owners have maximised the views with this wonderfully well thought out build. Great location to enable seeing Dorset, Somerset and Devon. The property itself had all mod cons and everything we needed (including the full length mirror on the back of the door). Lovely woman’s touch. Will definitely consider staying here again, if we need to further explore the area for our future relocation.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/07/2019
    The nicest cottage we have stayed in ,it was every thing and more. Would highly recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2019
    It was a delightful little find in a beautiful area. It had great facilities and beautiful views. The owners were really nice and helpful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/05/2019
    Would highly recommend this lodge, beautifully decorated stunning views, Jane and David fantastic hosts couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay. Perfect will defiantly be back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Beautiful views accross the countryside. Very modern and well equiped.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019
    An amazing cottage with fabulous views over the Dorset countryside. The cottage is beautifully furnished with lots of thoughtful extras. A very restful week.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Lovely accommodation. Very clean, quiet and great views. Central for all sorts of places.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2019
    A very beautiful home in a very beautiful location. You are far enough away from everything but also a 5-10 minute drive away from lots of pubs and shops. We would love to stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/04/2019
    Fantastic little place to get away from it all. Have to travel a little for shops etc but that's the idea of peace and quiet. Hosts are lovely people and very helpful. The lodge itself has everything you could need. The only drawback was me being 6'5" and having to stoop, but that's my fault for being so tall.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    We loved the setting of The Lodge and it's privacy. David and Jane were on hand but not intrusive. Everything was spotlessly clean and fresh. The welcome hamper and little extra touches were very much appreciated - like toiletries, washing up provisions, kitchen towel & even a little sketch book which we inspired to us!! The Lodge is well equipped and the bed was super comfy and bed linen & towels were all freshly laundered. The views and walks from the door were superb and Gillingham is a very short drive away for supplies. There was plenty of choice for eating out just a very short drive away and you could walk to the local pub across fields or down country lanes though weather didn't permit us to do this. A big thank you to excellent hosts.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    A real gem, special building in a beautiful countryside setting. Facilities very special and were sorry to leave. We felt very privileged to be the first guests and the hosts were very friendly.

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