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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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  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Beautiful setting in the countryside with walks galore.”

    Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very ...

    Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very friendly and helpful.

    - Mr Smith, November 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the setting of Whistley Waters and all the walks. I'm so sorry you didn't feel warm enough, we usually get such positive feedback about how warm and cosy the lodge is. The electric fire in the front room has 2 settings, 1 flame only visual effect and then 2 heat settings which are actually very efficient so you probably had only the visual effect on. We feel that the combination of the main wall heater that is quick and efficient with no heat setting restrictions, with the extra boost of the front room electric fire, on heat setting of course and the electric radiators in the bedrooms usually keep people feeling nice and cosy all year round, so I'm sorry you didn't find the right combination for you, if you let us know during your stay we will always come over to help with any situations you are not comfortable with. You are right it is very dark, we usually have movement sensor lights on the outside of the lodge but due to the high winds and rain we are having to replace them, which is happening now, I have been leaving the outside lights on for people's arrival in case they arrive after dark but we can look in to getting an extra light in the car park. Hopefully with this and the new light on the lodge that will create plenty of lighting. Maybe I can look into providing a torch for after dark walks. We can only fit either a dishwasher or washing machine in the lodge. Our thinking behind choosing a dishwasher was as both lodges can sleep up to to 5 and 6 people we felt that would be a lot of washing up for someone to do on their holiday! Since you were a party of 2 in for 2 weeks and working very hard we can totally except that you probably would have preferred a washing machine. We are glad you found us friendly and helpful, we try our best. Wishing you all the best. - Sykes owner relations

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.

Summary

  • 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.

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About the location

GILLINGHAM

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
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