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25 Wakeling Island at Silverlake

Crossways, Dorset (Ref. 1056461)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 0

  • Pets No

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  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Very pleasant stay & place"

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Decking with furniture and lawn space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, Pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times when outside due to lakes on-site
  • Note: The site is still currently under development
  • Note: Shared on-site facilities available year round just a short walk from the cottage, including a heated infinity pool, a sauna, gym, tennis court, multi-use games area, personal training, luxurious treatment rooms (treatments available at an additional cost), large relaxation lounge, private beach and a full-length roof terrace, and free self-service access to a range of: Cycles, (Adults and children’s) Canoes, Kayaks and Stand up Paddle boards Note: There are building works on site and there will be site traffic Monday-Friday

The property

Set on an island in the middle of a nature reserve spanning hundreds of acres, open the door to explore lakes, historic woodlands and heathland either on foot, bicycles or canoes making the most of the free to use Activity Hub facility.

Jump into the shared outdoor pool whatever the weather thanks to the lovely warm water or go for a workout at the residents only gym.

Afterwards indulge yourself in a drink and snack at the roof top terrace bar and watch the sun go down.

Or pamper yourself with a treatment at the award winning spa.

If that’s not enough there is a tennis court, childrens play areas, woodland nature trails and childrens activities in the airstream caravan.

In the yurt throw another log on the stove and enjoy a board game or two on the comfy sofas and floor cushions.

Don’t fancy cooking?

Theres an outdoor wood fired pizza shack open during the summer months, take a bar snack at the roof top terrace or even arrange to have a meal cooked in your own home by an experienced chef subject to advance booking and additional cost.

Settled on the wondrous private holiday site of Silverlake, in the village of Crossways in southern Dorset, you can find this incredible property, 25 Wakeling Island.

Enjoying beautiful views of the lake before it, and an elegant interior full of stylish decor, this dwelling is the ideal choice for a family holiday surrounded by the beautiful countryside with lots of opportunities for outdoor activity.

Make your way in through the front door, once you have parked up on the spacious drive, and be impressed by the sophisticated dining space before you as you enter.

Enjoying a lofty open-plan layout, this living space boasts a minimalist, classic style with natural wood and contrasting monochrome.

The stunning fitted kitchen comes complete with an induction hob, electric oven, integrated fridge/freezer and a built-in microwave, just several of the quality appliances at hand to assist you in your catering endeavors.

The breakfast bar offers a lovely spot to perch at with a morning coffee, or you can head out of the sliding patio doors from the sitting area and relax on the decking, watching the still waters beyond from the outdoor furniture.

On peaceful evenings when you want to wind down, find a snug spot on either the tan leather sofa, or the soft cream fabric one, settled around the woodburning stove and the TV, this is where you'll look forward to returning to each day.

When travelling to and from your bedroom, enjoy the changing light coming throughout the day from the beautiful skylight windows in the roof, looking over the landing and opening up the space.

Discover the king-size master bedroom, boasting an en-suite shower room, as well as two twin bedrooms, delightfully decorated and each with ample storage space, served by the high spec bathroom featuring a bath with a shower over.

The perks of being on the Silverlake site not only include the charming and scenic surroundings, but the on-site facilities too; subject to prior booking and availability you can enjoy full access to the Activity Hub's facilities which are included in the cost of the accommodation, giving you free access to bikes, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards during your stay.

Included in the cost of the accommodation is access to the Hurricane Spa - a superbly designed tranquil sanctuary where stress-free indulgence and relaxation is achieved from the moment you arrive.

There’s an outdoor heated infinity pool for some casual lengths, or take some me-time out for yourself at the spa and sauna.

Personal spa treatments are available at extra cost and subject to prior booking.

Shared facilities on site are available year round at the Hurricane Spa, roof terrace, gym and a ‘restful relaxation’ lounge for that post treatment ‘you’ time.

Head to the New Inn or Frampton Arms just two miles away, for a well-earned pint after an energetic day, or pick up some fresh ingredients from the village shops for some home-cooking.

Discover the amazing Monkey World, less than ten miles away in Bovington, where a host of incredible rescued primates live happily in an open-air animal sanctuary.

For more things animals, take a trip to the classic seaside shores of Weymouth and head to SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, discovering a world of sea creatures, as well as being home to fantastic play areas for the little ones.

Walk the shores of the golden sandy beaches here, and delight in amusements along the seafront, taking in the coastal air with walks along the pavilion.

Visit the bustling town of Dorchester, where The Dinosaur Museum, Dorset County Museum, The Keep Military Museum and Roman Town House, are all great choices for a rainy day, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local history, alongside an excellent selection of shopping and eateries.

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About the location


Puddletown 5 miles; Dorchester 5.9 miles; Weymouth 9.5 miles.

Once a major RAF airfield, serving an important role in World War II as a fighter base protecting coastal areas, the village of Crossways has been built on historic ground and settled in the south of Dorset, just a stone's throw from the shores of Weymouth Bay and the bustling town of Dorset. Within the village you can find several local shops and some pubs, including Spitfire Club, a lovely bar nodding towards the area's heritage. Discover more interesting history at The Tank Museum in Bovington, offering an amazing opportunity to see these large and amazing machines up close. Resting close by to the museum is a different kind of adventure at Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre; this wondrous primate sanctuary is a must-visit for any animal lovers, set in an open-air animal park. Near to Puddletown in Athelhampton is the amazing Athelhampton House & Gardens, one of England's finest Tudor manor houses with well-kept Elizabethan style gardens, with this wonderful dwelling visited by the famous Thomas Hardy many times during his writing career. Within reach of the classic seaside town of Weymouth, under ten miles away, you can delight in walks along the promenade, beachside amusements and golden sands. Find the county town of Dorchester home to a great selection of shops and eateries, with history dating back to the Iron Age and some wonderful museums and attractions documenting this. Discover a wonderful Dorset holiday base when stating in Crossways.

Region Information


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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