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    Apple Tree Lodge

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    Property ref: S104226

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    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 5

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

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    About this property

    Apple Tree Lodge is a homely, A-frame wooden log cabin which rests just a couple of miles from the Dorset town of Gillingham. Set within the peaceful Whistly Waters, set within 15 acres of woodland and surrounded by luscious rolling countryside, bring your family along to enjoy a superb rural retreat. Step up towards this unique, triangular holiday home and enter the comforting open-plan living area, its fresh and simplistic design makes it a real home-from-home spot to kick back and relax. The cosy sitting area is matched with a FreeSat TV and enhanced by an electric fire, the dining area looks splendidly out over the lakes on the park and the kitchen offers a pleasing choice of appliances to make full use of. The ground floor of the lodge also hosts a bright and airy family bathroom, along with an immaculate double bedroom. Apple Tree Lodge's upper floor is ideal for children and adults to stay, it rests charmingly under the sloping ceiling and plays host to a twin and a single room, along with a handy WC. Step out onto the wonderful decking at the property, a fabulous spot to sit and relax with the BBQ on the go, it even comes with the addition of a pizza oven should you want to spend the sunny days making your evening meal from scratch. Whistly Waters offers 15 acres of tranquil grounds for you to stroll at your leisure; you can also try your hand at canoeing, fishing and pitch and putt. Lovely Gillingham is just over two miles away, which offers coffee shops, restaurants and pubs to dine in, Gillingham also plays host to an interesting museum. The surrounding area is bursting with scenic walking and cycle ways on your doorstep. You can also take a walk around the charming town of Shaftesbury which perches on the western edge of this stunning landscape. For that long-awaited break away with your loved ones, Apple Tree Lodge is a fabulous choice for a stay in North Dorset.

    A market town in North Dorset served by a selection of shops, inns and restaurants. This area is excellent for walkers, with the expansive Cranborne Chase aonb close by. Just five miles away is the charming town of Shaftesbury.

    Accommodation

    Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x single.

    Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, first floor cloakroom with basin and WC.

    Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire

    Electric heating, electric fire.

    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi.

    Fuel, power and starter pack for pizza oven included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Ample off-road parking.

    Decking with furniture, gas BBQ and pizza oven, 15 acres of land with lakes.

    Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop and pub 2.5 milesApple Tree Lodge can be booked together with Rose Lodge reference 967741 to accommodate larger groups

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    Nearby points of interest

    • Haynes International Motor Museum

    Local amenities

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    • Waitrose
      2 miles
    • Hunters Lodge Inn
      2.5 miles
    • Stourhead House and Garden
      3.5 miles
    • The Udder Farm Shop
      4 miles
    • The Nog Inn
      4.5 miles
    • Wagtail
      5 miles
    • Gold Hill
      6 miles
    • Roth Bar & Grill
      7 miles
    • Hauser & Wirth Somerset
      7 miles
    • The Montague Inn
      7 miles

    Reviews (23)

    Laura ‐ 1 Jul 2021
    " The lodge has so much about it that you really don’t need to go far , we spent a few days over the week just milking around playing games with the kids on the lawn and enjoying the lake and kayak , stunning place we all thoroughly enjoyed "
    Carmen
    " The land and lakes are beautiful and so peaceful, we are already booking for next year See you soon Amy. "
    Mrs Sheppard
    "Assumed, as there were only 2 of us in the booking that we were a couple, so only made up the double bed - this was not the case. Much appreciated sausages, bacon and black pudding in fridge for us - assumed we were meat eaters (we are, but no vegetarian alternative). Also provided bottle of wine and eggs. Lots of cobwebs and some live spiders and dust - not the best deep clean. Overall, really pleased with the property, just a couple of minor points."
    Mr Edmonds
    "Best welcome pack ever experienced, from flowers to black pudding. Very secluded and peaceful. Dog friendly. Lovely walks round lakes and woodland. Plenty to see from kingfishers to rarer woodland plants. Hosts nearby and readily available if needed. Access roads quite narrow, but adequate. Local drivers patient and courteous. Four good supermarkets available within four miles. Good pubs in surrounding villages."
    Mr Jeffery
    "!! perfection!"
    Ms Young
    "We were left ingredients for a fry up in the fridge, as well as chocolate and prosecco, which was an appreciated extra. We arrived in storm Dennis, so the weather was not the best, but the house was heated well. The kitchen is snug, but has everything you need, including a dishwasher with cleaning products supplied. As we holidayed in February, we did not make use of the outside facilities, but they were available. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully return."
    Mr Smith
    " Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very friendly and helpful. "
    Mrs Van Dyk
    " The only downside is the stairs to the bedrooms upstairs. Very narrow and steep but definitely wouldn’t put us off from visiting again. Cosy and warm. There is a little shed outside full of outdoor games for families, even a set of golf clubs that we used on the little course in front of the lodge. We were welcomed with flowers, a breakfast pack of bacon, sausages, eggs and milk, and there was even a treat for our dogs. A really thoughtful gesture which was much appreciated. Overall a brilliant 2 night stay and a definite return visit in the summer months to use the BBQ and Pizza Oven facilities outside. "
    Mr Smith
    " Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very friendly and helpful. "
    Mrs Van Dyk
    " The only downside is the stairs to the bedrooms upstairs. Very narrow and steep but definitely wouldn’t put us off from visiting again. Cosy and warm. There is a little shed outside full of outdoor games for families, even a set of golf clubs that we used on the little course in front of the lodge. We were welcomed with flowers, a breakfast pack of bacon, sausages, eggs and milk, and there was even a treat for our dogs. A really thoughtful gesture which was much appreciated. Overall a brilliant 2 night stay and a definite return visit in the summer months to use the BBQ and Pizza Oven facilities outside. "
    Mrs Ward
    " We especially enjoyed all the little extras such as flowers breakfast platter and pumpkin pie and local cream . I am sure we will be visiting again as there is such a lot to do and see in this area "
    Mr Carpenter
    "The couch was also uncomfortable springs were shot. The dining room furniture was too big for the area."
    Mr Edmonds
    " Beautiful site with excellent views and the silence is deafening. Good walks, well-mown paths around the lakes. Local woodland interesting but a bit hilly; ideal for children under escort. My dogs loved it! Wild life almost on the doorstep. Owners nearby and available but not intrusive. Steps to Lodge may look daunting but are at a comfortable angle.Upper floor bedroom not used by only the two of us but can sleep another three. Push-button electrics and Wifi keeps the family in touch but remote. (A bonus!) Some good pubs (with local brews) and menus to suit most tastes within three to five miles. Must-see Stourhead (National Trust) 20 minutes away. Four Supermarkets in Gillingham. The village of Mere has some very individual shops. Certainly one that we would return to. "
    Mr Carpenter
    " The couch was also uncomfortable springs were shot. The dining room furniture was too big for the area. The only thing I can say that is positive is that the view was very nice from the deck. The stairway was very steep, not good for anyone with a disability. "
    Mr Russell, July 2019
    " It was peaceful and charming area to stay. The breakfast platter was a nice little touch for our arrival, would definitely recommend to others and will be booking again "
    Mr Jeffery
    " The lodge itself is so comfortable and cosy. Everything you need is there. The surrounding grounds are gorgeous. Being able to walk around the lakes, across fields and through woodland is an exceptional gift to those staying here. We even had the opportunity to play pitch and putt, boules, badminton etc. On arrival we found a very generous breakfast platter in the fridge. We even had coffee beans and a grinder and fresh flowers. These extras really were appreciated. I cannot praise this place enough! Words are insufficient to truly describe how beautiful it is there. The owners are so kind too...what a triumph. I can’t wait to go back. "
    Mr Jeffery
    " The lodge itself is so comfortable and cosy. Everything you need is there. The surrounding grounds are gorgeous. Being able to walk around the lakes, across fields and through woodland is an exceptional gift to those staying here. We even had the opportunity to play pitch and putt, boules, badminton etc. On arrival we found a very generous breakfast platter in the fridge. We even had coffee beans and a grinder and fresh flowers. These extras really were appreciated. I cannot praise this place enough! Words are insufficient to truly describe how beautiful it is there. The owners are so kind too...what a triumph. I can’t wait to go back. "
    Ms Finan
    " It’s surrounded by beautiful country side & the views are amazing. It’s a great place for walkers too as there are many public foot paths to explore. My friend and I took full advantage of this & only used our cars once to drive further out. Although small Apple Tree Lodge is well equipped, cosy & has every thing you need . It was perfect for my friend & I as we both wanted a tranquil setting . The owners were kind enough to leave us with bacon, sausages, eggs & black pudding for breakfast & milk . There were also teabags sugar & coffee In canisters & things like washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets & handwash were provided . - nice touch . "
    Mr Ghullam
    " We loved the lodge and enjoyed breakfast on the deck and pizza in the evening. Space for the children and dog to play safely as well as activities like the boats, golf and fishing. The hosts were great and super helpful. Really no need to leave the site except to get supplies. "
    Ms Finan
    " It’s surrounded by beautiful country side & the views are amazing. It’s a great place for walkers too as there are many public foot paths to explore. My friend and I took full advantage of this & only used our cars once to drive further out. Although small Apple Tree Lodge is well equipped, cosy & has every thing you need . It was perfect for my friend & I as we both wanted a tranquil setting . The owners were kind enough to leave us with bacon, sausages, eggs & black pudding for breakfast & milk . There were also teabags sugar & coffee In canisters & things like washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets & handwash were provided . - nice touch . "
    Mr Rogers
    "Lovely woodland and lakeside walks. Great touch to provide all the breakfast food, real coffee and fresh milk. We loved our few days here, thank you."
    - Ms Finan, April 2019
    "It’s surrounded by beautiful country side & the views are amazing. It’s a great place for walkers too as there are many public foot paths to explore. My friend and I took full advantage of this & only used our cars once to drive further out. Although small Apple Tree Lodge is well equipped, cosy & has every thing you need . It was perfect for my friend & I as we both wanted a tranquil setting . The owners were kind enough to leave us with bacon, sausages, eggs & black pudding for breakfast ..."
    - Mr Smith, November 2019
    "Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very ..."

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