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Whitey Top Lodge

Sixpenny Handley, Dorset (Ref. 948951)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped lodge in the heart of the Dorset countryside."

    We only live 30 minutes away but it felt like a proper escape. Owners were very helpful and we managed to switch off. Great for couples like us. For families there are lots of things to do within 30 minutes drive

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at Whitey Top Lodge."

    The lodge was perfect for us as a family with two small children. Lots of space to play, the hot tub was wonderful and the kitchen was very well equipped. Thank you for a great stay!!

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2022

  • "This lodge is very comfortable and clean."

    For us it is an ideal location. Very quiet peaceful and relaxing. Plenty of beautiful picturesque walks from the property. It was great to find a holiday let where we were completely alone. The hot tub was wonderful and water temperature at 38degrees was plenty hot enough. A bit difficult to get cover off and on but still had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay at the lodge very cosy and clean had a great week."

    Reviewed by WayneOct 2021

  • "A lovely relaxing break away from it all in a beautiful village."

    Lots of local walks, the accommodation is very comfortable and the cows very entertaining!

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "The stunning lodge was perfect for a quiet and peaceful break to relax and ..."

    The stunning lodge was perfect for a quiet and peaceful break to relax and unwind, julie and peter were very friendly and helpful with anything we needed, it was also central to most places so was a great location too

    Reviewed by KellyJun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time and the lodge was fantastic."

    A perfect base for exploring the area. Hot tub was amazing as well

    Reviewed by JacobJun 2021

  • "A very nice lodge and we enjoyed our stay there."

    Given the restrictions we are all under the owners did very well, all the basics were there, very clean and well looked after.. Locally plenty of places to get a good meal.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Whitey Top Lodge."

    The lodge is very clean and has everything we could need for our stay. The owners Julie and Peter are lovely and let us watch their cows get milked which our 3 year olds loved. Would definitely recommend a stay at Whitey Top Lodge.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "The owners were keen to ensure that we had a comfortable and enjoyable holiday in the Lodge."

    The location is good for accessing a number of places worth visiting. The countryside around the Lodge is relaxing.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "I AM PARTIALLY DISABLED AND I COULD NOT SAFELY GET IN AND OUT OFTHE VERY SMALL SHOWER SO ENDED UP HAVING A STRIP WASH INSTEAD."

    FLIES WERE ALSO A PROBLEM INDOORS. DONT FORGET TO TAKE YOUR TOILET ROLLS AS NOT MENTIONED ON THE LIST AND I HAD TOASK FOR THEM. DONT EXPECT A WELCOME PACK EITHER AS WE WERENT GIVEN A NYTHING EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE THEIR OWN COWS,! N

    We would like to point out that you can see from the photos, plus the property description that the lodge is not suitable for a disabled person, the shower is a standard size but if you are disabled I can see that it could be a problem. Flies, theres not alot you can do about that, its summer and you get flies in the countryside and it is a particular problem this year, but we will provide fly spray as this problem has now been pointed out. With regard to toilet rolls, we do provide them, unfortunately it was an oversight on our part, but as soon as Mrs Gore asked for some they were provided straight away plus most of our guests bring their own.(we have now changed our policy so that guests are informed to bring their own, to limit contact between us and our guests) Finally, welcome packs, we have always provided welcome packs to our guests in the past, but now with the worry of Covid-19 we do not put anything apart from the necessary items in the Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BerylSep 2020

  • "Perfect location and facilities."

    Owner met on arrival otherwise I was left on my own and not disturbed. I’d certainly return to enjoy the peace and quiet

    Reviewed by JoDec 2019

  • "The photos don’t do it any justice."

    The lodge is beautiful, much bigger than expected. It’s very quiet which is good when you want to relax and so much to do around and all within easy travel distance via car. I would recommend this lodge to anyone. We will be back!

    Reviewed by TobyNov 2019

  • "Whitey Top lodge was just great!"

    everything there you could need, lovely countryside views, so peaceful, and just great! Peter & Julie met us when we arrived early and were very welcoming. Many thanks also for the eggs and milk too. We went out and about exploring Dorset, such a lovely county for that. So many pheasants everywhere, and also saw a young deer at dusk one evening! The binoculars were very useful.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2019

  • "The lodge was very isolated which was not reflected in your literature."

    There was only 3 wine glasses for 4 adults and a shortage of cutlery

    Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that you had issues during your stay. We feel the photographs on the advert accurately show the properties location. There was a breakage in the property which a guest had replaced a wine glass which does not fit with the other glasses, so this is kept on the shelf below. There is also 6 sets of cutlery in the property. If you had any problems with your stay we are available to rectify any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "Lovely lodge in a beautiful location."

    Has everything you need for a peaceful holiday. Plenty of places to visit and lots of local walks on your doorstep. Owners were nearby and could not have been more helpful. All in all we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by KarinaAug 2019

  • "Very pleasant quiet surroundings."

    Welcoming hosts and comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "What an amazing lodge,perfect in every way."

    If you like your privacy and want peace and quite this is it! Hot tub added bonus,enjoyed looking at the beautiful surroundings. Peter and Julie very welcoming and even gave us fresh eggs from their hens. Thanks for a lovely holiday x

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2019

  • "Fantastic peaceful & beautiful setting."

    Lodge was well equipped, clean & owners were very welcoming. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by ZoeApr 2019

  • "Fabulous setting and great lodge- Julie and Peter are most welcoming and very attentive to any needs."

    We were spoiled with the weather so had a fab walk on our doorstep with superb views, would be great for a picnic :) we will definitely be returning as our 7 year old is desperate to go back ASAP! Very relaxing and tranquil weekend away from the normality of a busy life. Thank you

    Reviewed by AmyFeb 2019

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time at the lodge."

    It's such a beautiful place, like home from home and incredibly well equipt. The location is incredible! so peaceful and quite. If your like us and want as much privacy as possible, this is definitely somewhere you need to visit! The hot tub is a amazing added bonus. The owners Juile and Peter are absolutely lovely, so helpful and accommodating. We even got the chance to watch the cows being milked! This literally made the trip for us, our 4 year old son loved it! We were incredibly grateful for the opportunity to get up close and learn about the process.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "Best holiday I've had in years nice place so quiet lovely area"

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Lovely lodge, well equipped and very clean."

    Peter and Julie were very accommodating supplying a fan in the heat when we asked. Very quiet and peaceful with lovely views, just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2018

  • "The lodge is very comfortable and in a lovely location."

    The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2018

  • "We enjoyed the peace and the the views was amazing."

    We had some brilliant walks

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2018

  • "Lovely lodge and Peter and Julie the hosts were very welcoming and helpful."

    Nice central place to be able to visit all of Dorset

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2018

  • "The lodge was lovely and had everything we needed for the stay."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming. The eggs from their chickens was a lovely touch and very tasty! The location was perfect and it was great for our little girl to see the cows every day. We’d definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage lovely owners Peter and Julie made us feel homely very quite ..."

    Fantastic cottage lovely owners Peter and Julie made us feel homely very quite location and within an hours drive from Poole bornmouth stone henge and so many other places really central and only up the road from Dorset steam fair when it's on would book again need to see to believe again many thanks Peter and Julie 10+++

    Reviewed by GiovanniAug 2017

  • "Beautiful accommodation, very clean."

    So peaceful and relaxed didn't want to come home! Owners were very helpful and friendly. Everyone had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2017

  • "This is a great location for exploring many places."

    We visited Weymouth, Bournemouth, New Forest, Durdle Door and Lulworth during our week visit. Durdle Door and Weymouth were firm favourites. The lodge itself was of a high standard with lots of nice touches and the owners were very friendly. We all enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub too. All in all a great week and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2017

  • "Very nice lodge - completely met what we have come to expect from Sykes."

    Owners were helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2017

  • "Was a lovely lodge and the hot tub made this an excellent relaxing holiday on a quiet dairy farm."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. It was within easy traveling distance of many places in Dorset.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2017

  • "Excellent directions to Whitey top lodge,where we found a splendid accommodation,with everything we needed for a comfortable ,peaceful stay."

    We received a very thoughtful WELCOME Pack ,which was a pleasant surprise. We would like to thank Peter and Julie White for all their effort,and must say their hot tub was meticulously maintained,and their lodge was the very best I have stayed in.Very high standard. Shame the Sun didn't shine ,just a little bit more,and no one can do anything about that lol.

    Reviewed by DJun 2017

  • "Perfect location to explore Wiltshire and Dorset and then get back to the lodge and relax in the hot tub ."

    Hosts very friendly. Lodge has all the modern amenities to make your break from home special

    Reviewed by NicoletteMay 2017

  • "Had a lovely weekend stay in this lodge."

    Just what we needed thank you

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2017

  • "The location on the owners farm was perfect."

    Very comfortable lodge to return to at the end of a day sightseeing. So peaceful and relaxing yet within an easy drive to the coast. A big thank you to Julie and Peter White who were very helpful. We would not hesitate to return, a beautiful home away from home.

    Reviewed by JudyMar 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Beds made up on arrival
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked area with hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.3 miles
  • Please note for all booking taken after 27/07/2020 a good house keeping bond of £50 is required payable to the owner prior to your stay, this is for any additional cleaning or damages that may need to be covered during your stay
  • Upon departure this is fully refundable once the property has been checked
  • Please note: the property is situated on a working dairy farm
  • Please note: Check in's only available Friday or Monday.

The property

Whitey Top Farm is home to Whitey Top Lodges, 2 lodges distanced apart situated on the owner's family dairy farm in the tiny hamlet of Pentridge, 3.3 miles from Sixpenny Handley, located within one of only 14 areas in the world that are certified as an International Dark-Sky Reserve and within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The lodge is just 11 miles from the stunning Gothic Cathedral city of Salisbury which boasts the tallest spire in England, 20 minutes from the New Forest National Park famous for its ponies and borders Martin Down National Nature Reserve which is known for its wildlife, rare flowers and butterflies as well as the Jubilee Trail which crosses from border to border across Dorset and there is direct access to many miles of stunning footpaths, bridleways and cross-country cycling to enjoy around the hamlet of Pentridge. Although the lodge is set in quiet countryside location, you are only 40 minutes from the glorious sandy beaches of the south coast and the fossils of the Jurassic coast.

With many attractions for children and adults, stately homes and gardens within easy reach, this luxury lodge makes a great base for exploring the area. There are two spacious bedrooms both furnished to a high standard, with with en-suite shower as well as a family bathroom. From the hallway is an open plan living area with a fully fitted kitchen and a breakfast bar, as well as a good-size extendable dining table, making a great place to socialise whilst preparing some home-cooked meals and relaxing on the comfy sofas after a busy day exploring the area. Leading from the sitting area are patio doors which take you to the veranda and the hot tub, the ultimate way to relax and enjoy the glorious natural surroundings.

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About the location

SIXPENNY HANDLEY

Pentridge 3.7 miles; Damerham 9.7 miles, Blandford Forum 11.3 miles, Salisbury 14.2 miles

Sixpenny Handley, or Handley as it is known, is a village in north east Dorset situated on Cranborne Chase ten miles north east of Blandford Forum and 4 miles from the Wiltshire border. Sixpenny Handley has a good selection of shops, pubs, a Post Office, a village hall and a number of recreational areas to enjoy. The village is close to the hamlet of Pentridge which hosts beautiful scenery, walks, footpaths, St Rumbolds church and a character Village Hall. Nearby Damerham can be found on the Hampshire side of the borders with Dorset and Wiltshire, and lies in an attractive Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through which flows the River Allen. Sixpenny Handley is close to the New Forest National Park, with its swathes of purple heather and woodlands, as well as being home to the famous wild ponies. With many areas to choose from Sixpenny Handley is a lovely village to enjoy with easy access to many areas to explore.

Region Information

Please note: This property only accepts check in's on a Friday or Monday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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