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Baytree Lodge

Osmington, Dorset (Ref. 993982)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing family celebration at Baytree Lodge - thank you."

    The Lodge is conveniently positioned and was a perfect size for our group with a one and a three year old. Such a treat to have swings, slide and climbing facilities in the garden for the children plus the swimming pool for everyone to use - so much fun had by all. Ample, indoor sitting areas plus the games room in a separate building where as much noise could be made without disturbing the sleeping little ones!! The kitchen and utility space offered great space for food storage, prep and movement of people on cooking duty along with the comfortable dining room furniture which is close by so we could chat, whilst cooking was going on. Bedrooms were spacious and flexible for our needs. Personally, I couldn’t fault Baytree Lodge as it offered everything and so much more for our awesome, long weekend stay.

    Reviewed by DeniseMar 2022

  • "Wonderful break for my partners 60th."

    Weather wasn’t particularly kind but that’s where the pool area came into its own. It’s a great size and a lovely space. I can see there is plenty to do - we walked to the Smugglers Inn. My only thought that could be a great addition would be that a full cot would be better than the travel cot which was just ok gor our granddaughter who was 5 months at the time not sure how comfortable it would be past that. I would not hesitate to return and would highly recommend this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "The property was fantastic and exactly as listed, we loved our stay and will hopefully be back another time."

    The only slight niggle were that one of the showers was not very powerful and the others the shower heads flew upwards on turning on.

    Reviewed by LeanneFeb 2022

  • "This property is far nicer then the images we had the most amazing holiday"

    Reviewed by SolJan 2022

  • "Our second stay at Baytree Lodge - a fantastic cottage, loads of space with a fantastic swimming pool."

    Very well equipped, clean and in good condition. Highly recommended and I'm sure we'll be back again!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "Lovely stay, everything you could possibly need to have a good time."

    On arrival house was clean and the heating was on making it warm and inviting after a long journey. Loved the opportunity to have a log fire during our family Christmas Day (early celebration). The out of town location is great for peace and quiet, but equally only a short drive into both Weymouth and Dorchester so ideally placed for exploring the area. Have stayed in this house about 8 years ago and loved it then, and it didn't disappoint this time round either.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2021

  • "The house is immaculate and contains absolutely everything you could need for a family holiday."

    The swimming pool and games room are great to keep everyone entertained. The only thing that I believe could be improved are the directions to the house which were difficult to follow especially in the dark. All you really need to tell people is to turn left immediately on the third SLOW sign going down the hill. Would definitely love to go here again.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "Just a couple of things we all thought were essential but not there."

    The house was for ten and we were ten adults but there was only one teapot and only one kettle. We drink a lot of tea. No electric hand mixer. A wardrobe in the bedroom above the games room would have been appreciated and again because we were ten adults tea and coffe facilities in that outside bedroom would have made things a bit more convenient. Having said all that we had a great time and enjoyed your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage."

    Outlook was fantastic and great stay for various celebrations with grandparents. However, a few things need to be addressed - dirty wipes left on floor in the bathroom, no logs left but we eventually found the log store, dust still on the bed frames, under the glass of the bedroom units, windows were filthy, clocks didn’t work, none of the lights on the bathroom mirrors work and pool could be a bit warmer. The description needs to be updated on website as it mentions a back gate for private access to the fields - this is locked and when we queried it was told this was for maintenance people to gain access. Also was told not to use the pool between 8am and 9am as it there would be essential maintenance. Pool guy came on the Monday about 8.30am and then didn’t see him again until Friday when he arrived at 2pm. Luckily we were not in the pool when he arrived. However if was a lovely holiday and we would go back.

    Reviewed by Sally-annOct 2021

  • "Overall cleanliness was quite poor with many cobwebs on ceiling timbers and ..."

    Overall cleanliness was quite poor with many cobwebs on ceiling timbers and rafters Kitchen extractor very greasy Minor adjustments needed in kitchen area with fridge door top of list Overall holiday experience was good with the games room and swimming pool being a godsend for the children Location of property was really good

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "This was our second consecutive year at Baytree Lodge, and once again we very much enjoyed our stay here."

    The weather was mixed, so on nice days, it was good to visit some nearby towns and National Trust properties. And when the weather wasn't so good, the games room and indoor swimming pool really came into their own. So, all in all, we really loved the combination of the great location and excellent facilities

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by EllieJun 2021

  • "Where to start."

    .... This house is stunning. With the amazing warm pool and surplus of pool toys provided gave my children hours of fun as the weather was not great when we came. To the games room, separate from the main house, meaning noise from the children was never a problem. Everything was thought of down to the hair dryers in the room, the extra towels, the linen, the speakers, books, toys, games, Wifi. The list goes on and on! The owner was very attentive as we had a small issue with a loose tap in the bath, even bringing a bottle of Prosecco for our "trouble" even though it was no trouble at all! The location is perfect for visiting some beautiful beaches and villages, we were gutted we did not get to see everything as there was so much to do. The house is more of a home from home than my own home! it is by far the best UK holiday we have ever had and with 8 of us staying in one house, not getting on each others nerves is no easy feat, but with so much to do we managed just fine. We cannot wait to come back and cannot recommend this house enough with its impeccable service. One minuscule improvement would be, in the vast array of utensils, pots, pans and crockery... a large mixing bowl would be a welcome addition. We really had to dig deep to find that fault, we are British after all and complaining is our specialty! :)

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "Would definitely recommend Baytree Lodge had a wonderful stay."

    the great facilities at the property enabled us to relax and have fun without the worries of the outside world, girls had so much fun swimming and enjoyed the games room when they got a look in from the adults! A clean and spacious property in a perfect location. I only have one suggestion the play area for the children could do with some mulch or something similar with our great British weather it was too muddy to play.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "Property was great, and I would recommend it, but there were a few minor issues that would be easy to fix."

    There were a few things that need fixing (and were like this when we arrived: 1. the cold tap in the 3 single bed bedroom can not be turned on at all 2. the shower head in the same bedroom falls off when there is any pressure of water at all and needs to be fixed. 3. the extractor fan in the kitchen is very noisy and rattles/sounds like there is a loose part. 4. in the small freezer in the main kitchen the bottom drawer front is not securely attached and falls off every time you open the drawer There was no tin opener - this was broken, there were no oven gloves and only one tea towel, so difficult to take hot items out of the oven and only a small amount of drying up was possible at any one time. A measuring jug would also have been useful. Whereas most of the property was very clean, certain bits had not been cleaned (under the sofa by the front door).

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2020

  • "Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we required our 2020 holiday accommodation to be a very special property in which our family would enjoy a relaxing time together away from home."

    Thankfully, Baytree Lodge was more than capable of rising to this challenge. The indoor swimming pool was especially welcome, with no need to worry about crowded beaches or bad weather. We also enjoyed hours of fun in the well-equipped games room. When the sun did decide to make an appearance, the garden was perfect for a BBQ and a few games of boules. All in all, Baytree Lodge is a very spacious and comfortable property, and having booked it again for 2021, we're very much looking forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Baytree Lodge was such a beautiful place to spend our family holiday!"

    It had everything we needed and more. The swimming pool was such an added bonus, we couldn’t keep our 2 Granddaughters out of it. Having en-suite bathrooms to all the bedrooms was a great idea and the rooms were very spacious and comfortable. Also, to then have a beautiful extra bathroom was superb. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The lodge was situated in a very central position to lots of places to visit and good pubs too. We were very impressed.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2020

  • "The house is lovely, spacious and well equipped."

    The children really enjoyed the swimming pool and the games room.

    Reviewed by JeannetteJul 2020

  • "A really well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need in the cupboards and drawers!"

    Fantastic swimming pool, games room great for the kids and plenty of space to spread out and relax! Would highly recommend Baytree Lodge.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2019

  • "Baytree Lodge was the perfect location to spend a lovely family holiday celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and our first 2 week holiday since our honeymoon."

    The Lodge itself was excellent. All of us said if we won the lottery it would be the ideal place to buy. Having been a visitor to Weymouth pretty much every year for over 40 years in all sorts of accommodation this was by far the best and we have staying in some lovely places along the way. As a stroke survivor, the pool enabled me to do my hydro-physio (albeit slightly adapted) helping keep me mobile. Although we were all adults staying the pool would be excellent for families with younger children too. We were very lucky with the weather so were out pretty much every day enjoying the local sights. However on the couple of days we had as rest days, we still had plenty to occupy us in the property from the pool to games room so no-one was bored. Although it seems expensive for a 'uk' holiday, when you factor in 1) no hassle with airports. 2) easy to get to. 3) fascilities at the property and locally. 4) cost split down to no of people it can accommodate. It acutally is more than worth the cost. All in all, an excellent holiday location and can't recommend it highly enough...

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2019

  • "Baytree Lodge was fantastic overall."

    The pool is the best bit, the kids loved it. It has everything you need for a really good holiday. We went as a family 6 adults and 4 children under 10 and it was perfect. The main house is amazing, very spacious. I only marked down comfort because we were in the annexe where the ceiling slopes on either side of the bed and we did hit our heads a couple of times. At least it was very quiet there. In the main house the noise carries, so once one child woke up - so did everyone else! It was also very hot in the bedrooms and thick duvets were a bit too much for us, I would have appreciated a sheet so I could use the blanket that was provided. However, this is only nit picking. We really loved it and it’s so close to Weymouth and Lulworth Cove, there’s plenty to do and shops and pubs are close by.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2019

  • "The bedrooms were large and comfortable pool was just right for ..."

    The bedrooms were large and comfortable pool was just right for all family good location for countryside and walks but close enough to weymouth

    Reviewed by RayJun 2019

  • "Fabulous Accommodation Have just stayed in this beautiful house with the family celebrating Father’s Day and 60th Birthday."

    Stunning property, perfectly clean, bedrooms gorgeous, indoor pool used every day, games room a bonus. Loved the welcome tray of biscuits, tea, coffee, milk etc. Kitchen well equipped thank you for the small supply of kitchen essentials, would request more than one t-towel and oven gloves minor details. Open plan living space great for dining and general celebrations. House has several walks and bay nearby, also has a couple of local pubs Smugglers Inn & Sly Fox which are well worth a visit. We holiday in Dorset a couple of times a year staying in different accommodation, would love to return to Baytree Lodge in the future. Thank you Dream Cottages. Show less Date of stay: June 2019

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "The property was a dream, and was better than the photographs."

    There were 10 of us and because of the size of the house we didn't get under each other's feet at all. The open plan kitchen, dining area and seating area was perfect and we spent a lot of time there. The pool was great and although maintenance was carried out every morning we weren't aware of it as there was a separate entrance, even though the pool was attached to the property. The situation of the property was great too, and there were lovely walks around the vicinity, and just a 20 minute walk or so to the beach, which was quiet, probably because of the steep steps at the end of the walk. The house was very well equipped, although if we found fault it was that there was not a pair of oven gloves, the knives for cooking were very blunt, and the tin opener didn't work. As a family we all enjoy cooking, so did notice this, otherwise there were stacks of glasses, china and cutlery etc. The large fridge freezer in the utility room was great too for the overflow from the kitchen fridge freezer. Practically perfect in every way!!

    Reviewed by Marion JMay 2019

  • "This lovely house was everything we could have wished for."

    Plenty of room for everyone to sit together and socialise in comfort. Pool was lovely and kept at the right temperature so the babies didn't get too cold. All the bedrooms were lovely and beds very comfy. The kitchen was beautiful and functional. There are plenty of food storage cupboards and fridge freezers, and all necessary kitchen equipment etc. A couple of minor problems were dealt with promptly and efficiently. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "Thank you for a lovely week in Weymouth!"

    When we arrive at the house we were all amazed and thoroughly enjoyed our stay making the most of the pool, games room and garden area. The kitchen and downstairs area are great for an extended family holiday giving plenty of space for everybody to 'muck in' with food preparation, be together but also have their own space if needed. The location is good for easy access for Weymouth and all it's facilities. Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Heather JebbJul 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation and facilities, everyone loved the pool, and games room."

    Close to many picturesque places of interest and a great base for exploring Dorset. Stayed May 2018

    Mrs Christine PellJun 2018

  • "Went to the same property last year and enjoyed it that much that we just had to stay again this year !"

    !! Stayed (most recently) May 2018

    Mrs Vivien KeyJun 2018

  • "Wonderful house, the facilities are excellent and although we had a small problem with the heating, this was sorted very quickly and with great care and concern shown."

    We could not have wished for a better service. I would thoroughly recommend Dream Cottages to anyone looking for a great holiday in one of their properties and will definitely consider using them again. Thank you for a wonderful time. Stayed April 2018

    Mrs Lynda HoganApr 2018

  • "Our family had a lovely time in this great house."

    spotlessly clean, great facilities. Don't want to recommend too enthusiastically because it will be fully booked when I want to go again!!!! Stayed August 2017

    Mrs Heather FoneySep 2017

  • "The whole family really enjoyed our stay at this excellent property."

    The lodge was very spacious & had everything supplied that we needed for our stay. The weather was not great so the games room & the indoor pool kept us all entertained. Ideally situated near Weymouth & its wonderful beach & plenty of other activities nearby. A really enjoyable stay & will return soon. Stayed June 2017

    Mrs Jackie BrooksJul 2017

  • "Had a most wonderful stay the property was exceptional !"

    !! All our needs well catered for, enjoyed it soooo much that Dad wanted to go back again in September (4 months later ) but all booked up. Stayed May 2017

    Mrs Vivien KeyMay 2017

  • "My wife and I along with our family, enjoyed a most memorable holiday at Baytree Lodge."

    The Lodge was spotlessly clean and everything we needed had been provided. We could not fault it and would thoroughly recommend it. We also could not fault the service provided by Dream Cottages. Stayed April 2017

    Mr BurchettApr 2017

  • "Superb 5* property."

    We had a fantastic time. Our kids loved the pool and the games room. We loved the facilities and the space. Ideally positioned for all sorts of attractions. We would love to come back. Highly recommended. Stayed April 2017

    Mr Kenneth BatchelorApr 2017

  • "We stayed at this property for our wedding weekend."

    The Lodge is a beautiful property. Quiet, spacious and luxurious.The pool is excellent and along with the fully equipped games room the property offers a lot of fun along with comfort. We can throughly recommend this property. The Dream Cottages team were very attentive and answered any queries we had promptly. We will definitely book with them again. Stayed September 2016

    Mrs NewnhamNov 2016

  • "A lovely house, very well appointed with all we needed."

    A ideal holiday home for us, with plenty of space, comfortable and welcoming on arrival. Good to have have walks near by so we did not havr to use cars The pool and the games very much appreciated by the grand children. We would recommend the house to friends and your company - stayed September 2016

    Mrs Betty VerneyOct 2016

  • "We had a great week, the property was very well maintained and we would be happy ..."

    We had a great week, the property was very well maintained and we would be happy to recommend it to others - stayed August 2016

    Mr MarshallSep 2016

  • "The virtual tour on the website was excellent as the property was just as we had seen."

    We celebrated our Ruby wedding with children & grandchildren. Bay Tree Lodge is an ideal property for this type of holiday. The facilities were first class and we all had great fun! A memorable time. Stayed April 2016

    Mr MclachlanApr 2016

  • "Wonderful, spacious property with great facilities!"

    We loved our getaway to bay tree lodge, the whole process from booking to departure was effortless! Stayed Jan 2015

    Mrs Paayal MithaniJan 2016

  • "Bay Tree is a lovely house; well appointed and fully equipped with everything we needed."

    The pool and games room was a real bonus, and made for a very enjoyable stay. The location was convenient for exploring the Jurassic coast area to the East or West and close to Dorchester for shopping and transport links. The pool and games room was a real bonus, and made for a very enjoyable stay. The location was convenient for exploring the Jurassic coast area to the East or West and close to Dorchester for shopping and transport links. Stayed July 2015

    Mr AshfordJul 2015

  • "Enjoyed a wonderful holiday with my family at Baytree Lodge."

    Service we received from Dream Cottages was excellent particularly when we had problem with electrics. Response we received was very prompt. Beautiful property .Would certainly book with Dream Cottages again.

    Mrs Jayne LawJul 2015

  • "Booked Bay Tree Lodge for a family celebration over a long weekend in March and cannot speak highly enough about the property and its facilities."

    The online description and photos which led us to make the booking are entirely accurate but still exceeded our expectations on arrival. Of course the pool was our grandchildrens favourite and kept them occupied for hours. If you are considering Bay Tree Lodge I'm sure you won't be disappointed - Stayed March 2015.

    Mrs StevenMar 2015

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 3 x King-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x Triple single bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x Twin room with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC
  • 2 x Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Large kitchen / diner with dining table leading to additional large second lounge area
  • Utility Room
  • Large main lounge with wood-burner
  • Games room, separate from the main house
  • Swimming pool.
  • Gas central heating, wood-burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TVs, DVD player, iPod dock, Wi-Fi
  • First net of logs for wood burner fire provided between Oct-April
  • Bed linen and towels inclusive
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Gated off street parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden area overlooking open fields, patio, lawn and decking areas with furniture and brick built BBQ
  • Children's play area with swings, den, climbing frame and slide
  • Sorry, no pets.

The property

This luxurious 5 star holiday home, is secreted away in the village of Osmington, backing onto the countryside it is less than a mile from the sea.

For that perfect memorable family holiday this property has to tick all the boxes. From the moment you walk into this modern spacious property you will be wowed with luxury.

Entertain under the vaulted ceiling in the huge open space, cook in the granite worktop laden kitchen, relax in front of the fire and finish off with a dip in the pool.

Upstairs, you will find four bedrooms, all of which have TVs and en-suites, flat screens and plenty of room to relax.

Explore Baytree Lodge to find its own separate games room complete with a pool table, table football and arcade games machine.

The huge amount of space continues outside into the garden.

The grounds offer privacy, a lovely open country outlook and can be completely enclosed offering security and peace of mind with little ones.

Outside you will find an in-built brick BBQ and a play area for the children for the days when the adults just want to sit back and relax. With its private gate in the garden leading to miles of footpaths you can explore the Dorset countryside.

The Dorset Coastal path can be picked up at nearby Osmington Mills where the Smugglers pub offers a welcome break after a bracing walk.

A short five minute drive away is the stunningly rustic Ringstead beach and Weymouth, famous for its long golden sands and award winning blue flag beach is only a little further.

Baytree Lodge has everything you would need for an extended family holiday or friends get together, the indoor pool will occupy the children while the adults enjoy a bar-b-que at the large outdoor patio and seating area.

If you want to explore the World Heritage Jurassic Coast Baytree is ideally located.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

OSMINGTON

Osmington village, sits on the Jurassic coastline of Dorset, just 6 miles from Weymouth with it’s infamous beach and historic harbour and just 11 miles from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Home to the famous Chalk hillside carving of George III on horseback, cut into the hillside to commemorate the Royal visits to Weymouth, this landmark can be seen from miles away. It is also the place that John Constable spent his honeymoon in 1816 and where he completed his painting of Weymouth Bay that now hangs in the National Gallery. The South West Coastal path runs through Osmington Mills, a tiny hamlet on the edge of Osmington. Here many walkers start their coast path walks at the Smugglers inn, where reputedly there are historic connections to smuggling. Be sure to visit to find out all the stories. A short drive will see you reach a local convenience store at Preston. Weymouth offers a larger variety of shopping, eating and entertainment choices.

Region Information

Note: Please note that the swimming pool, games room and children's play area are all unsupervised and are therefore used at your own risk.
Note: Please also be aware gardeners will be attending the property intermittently throughout the year for essential garden maintenance.
Note: The heated swimming pool will be closed daily from 8am - 9am for essential pool maintenance (weekdays only except bank holidays).
Note: 1 x King-size bedroom is situated outside the main house above, the games room.
Note: First net of logs for wood burner fire provided between Oct-April

Note: Good House keeping bond of £200

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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