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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "We had a lovely stay at Walnut lodge."

    It's located in a wonderful location, just a short walk into the town, and very close to other walking routes. The hot tub was amazing after a day of exploring, and the lodge was very cozy. Just a few things could be improved - check in instructions were incorrect, although the email from Sykes said lock box collection, we luckily rang on the way and were told it was collection from reception which was shutting at 5! We managed to get there just on the dot, and the lady kindly stayed back to hand over the keys. The lodge didn't come with hand soap which would have been helpful after a long drive, and the kitchen equipment was a bit tired, with broken knives and old pans. The shower in the main bathroom has a leak, and the drainage is very poor. There's a wonderful spa bath in the cottage but the plug is broken so we should only use it once. And there were quite a few cobwebs dotted about the lodge Ultimately it was still a fantastic stay, and brilliant value for money, but just a few tweaks that could be made.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Feb 2024


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms with Freeview TVs: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x family room with single and bunk
  • Bathroom with whirlpool/jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • 4 x TVs, surround sound system, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking
  • Enclosed decking with furniture and hot tub
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, subject to £5 daily charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: On-site facilities include a shop, bar and children’s play area

The property

Nestled within the fabulous holiday park of Herston Yards Farm, on the outskirts of Swanage, Dorset, rests this delightful, three-bedroom holiday lodge, Walnut.

With a charming, wooden-clad exterior, outdoor decking with furniture and hot tub, and a fabulous proximity to on-site facilities and amenities, this wonderful home welcomes a family or group of seven, and their well-behaved dog, to enjoy a relaxing, fuss-free stay within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

After you've finished unpacking, settle into your new lodgings by getting to work in the fully-equipped kitchen, wherein you can rustle up a tasty, home-cooked meal to be savoured at the dining table, breakfast bar, or even alfresco on the enclosed decking in warmer months.

When you're finished eating, take time to relax, by kicking back to enjoy a film in the sitting area complete with its very own woodburning stove, or take a long, hot dip in the private hot tub and watch as the mesmerising, starry night begins to appear overhead.

When sleep calls, indulge in a rejuvenating bath or shower before you finally retire for a much-needed rest in any of the three inviting bedrooms, each of which features their own Freeview-enabled TV.

If you can tear yourself from your tranquil base, head out to explore your local area.

Head to The Shop to stock up on supplies or settle down for a pub lunch at The Old Mess Room, both locations conveniently-located on the holiday park, just a short stroll from your front door!

A day trip to Swanage is also a must, where you and your loved ones can take a walk along the peaceful locales of Swanage Bay and Pier, or even hop onboard the historic Swanage Railway attraction.

Whatever you get up to during your next stay in Dorset, do it from the base of Walnut.

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About the location


Wareham 9.7 miles; Poole 20 miles.

The small, family-friendly seaside resort of Swanage is situated at the eastern end of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, on the celebrated Isle of Purbeck and is probably best known for its wonderful, gently shelving golden sands. The little town offers visitors plenty of shops, good pubs and restaurants, some of which specialise in locally caught seafood, and is also well known for its annual jazz festival, which takes place each July. The attractive, Victorian wooden pier offers a great place for a stroll or try fishing, and often used a departure point for divers, it’s a wonderful place to watch the world pass by. The historic Swanage Railway has its terminus in the town and regular nostalgic steam engine trips take tourists for a picturesque 6-mile journey, chugging through lovely countryside to stop just beyond the romantic ruin of Corfe Castle. Nearby Durlston Country Park offers a lovely day out with spectacular coastal walks, dolphin spotting and wildlife watching, together with comfortable viewing points and a well-stocked cafe for a treat after all the fresh air. Take the short drive to Studland, which has one of the finest beaches in the country, surrounded by heathland, together with the regular chain ferry, which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. This truly is a delightful holiday destination at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas