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Apple Tree Lodge

Gillingham, Dorset (Ref. 970181)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Blanco Montero

    “Heaven, such a charming wooden lodge, everything you need and more, including bbq and outdoor pizza oven Amy (owner) is ever so friendly and the breakfast pack was delicious, also a nice bottle or prosecco and doggie treats.”

    The land and lakes are beautiful and so peaceful, we are already booking for next year See you soon Amy.

    - Miss Blanco Montero, December 2020

The 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.


  • 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 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. 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 miles Apple Tree Lodge can be booked together with Rose Lodge reference 967741 to accommodate larger groups

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About the location


Shaftesbury 5 miles.

A small bustling North Dorset market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, well served by a good selection of local shops, inns, restaurants, and a direct rail link from London to the West Country. The town was immortalised by John Constable's famous painting of The Old Town Bridge, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery. The Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is part of the Stour Valley, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy in Tess of The D'Urbervilles, as 'Vale of the little dairies', with lush green countryside and a 'patchwork quilt' of fields. The area abounds with pretty rural walks and offers numerous National Trust properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton, whilst the wonderful Dorset Heritage Coast is also an easy drive.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas