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Swandown, 14 Goldenhaye

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Cricket St. Thomas near Chard, Somerset Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Leroy really made it for us."

    He is such an asset to the owners! Very thoughtful, helpful and chilled! Lovely spacious well equipped clean house with great views. Our only negative was that the hot tub wasn't as powerful as we usually experience. Great location too. Not far from the coast and other attractions. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "A fantastic break away , the lodge was well equipped, extremely comfortable and the views were lovely as well ."

    When checking in Leroy made us feel extremely welcome and could not do enough to ensure our stay was a memorable one . We would definitely return to this beautiful place

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic proprty in a beaitiful location."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jan 2024

  • "The listing made it clear that guests had access to services in the nearby hotel."

    However, having walked to the hotel, we were told on arrival that there was no contract in place between Swandown and the hotel and there hadn’t been for some time. It was clearly not the first time that the hotel had told guests that this was the case, so we are very disappointed that the listing had not been corrected as this was part of our reason for deciding on choosing Swandown. Also the path to the nearby pub was only illuminated in places (lights exist but are not all working). Not sure who owns the path to the pub but if it’s one down then it would be good to get the path lights repaired. Other than that, we had a lovely weekend and would recommend swan Down

    Hi Michael, Thank you for leaving us a review, I have been investigating the issue with the access to the leisure club and you definitely should not have been told this as Swandown owners pay for leisure memberships, we can only apologise that you experience this during your stay. The lights on the footpath have now been fixed so are in full working order. We are glad that these things didn't spoil your stay too much and hope to welcome you back to Swandown in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Nov 2023

  • "Accommodation was amazing and position was great for a nice relaxing peaceful break away."

    Onsite pool where you book a slot for your accommodation was a bonus but unfortunately unable to use due to our grandson breaking his arm just before trip. Staff onsite very helpful and friendly. Will definitely consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The property was ideal for a group of three couples to celebrate a special birthday together. We walked from the property and enjoyed the use of the hotel pool and steam rooms nearby. The hot tub was great for relaxing in and was well looked after by the site manager. My one very small niggle was that having read how well equipped the kitchen was on another review , I had wrongly assumed basics such as salt and pepper would be in the property. Luckily all easily sourced in nearby shops or just pack everything you might need if you are cooking!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is fantastic, the open space of the lounge area is bright and spacious."

    Bedrooms 3 of, all come with own bathrooms which makes getting ready all the much easier. Lovely modern and well maintained. would love one for myself.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice well equipped accommodation in a lovely setting."

    Would benefit from the addition of a couple of sun-loungers.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2023

  • "Due to the warm weather the upstairs rooms were very warm and uncomfortable it would have been nice if there had been some form of fans in the room to increase airflow."

    Some form of rubber matting in the downstairs shower room as the floor when wet was a dangerous slip hazard. But the rest of the Lodge was very comfortable and well equipped.

    Thank you for your time regarding your feed back. We have spoken to the owner who has confirmed that there are fans available for guests use if needed. There are bath mats available to ensure guests safety. Despite the issues raised we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jun 2023

  • "Property was equipped to a high standard, with plenty of room for four adults and two children, including parking for two cars."

    The location was very peaceful. We had a very enjoyable one week stay. Two potential improvements to make the lodge even better would be: television in ground floor bedroom; a couple of sunbeds on the patio.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Jun 2023

  • "The lodge was excellent and well appointed."

    Leroy was so helpful as well and it was as good as our previous visit. So good we will be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Apr 2023

  • "The lodge was fab and the facilities were excellent."

    The staff were really friendly and helpful. The only thing we would recommend is that if this is a family lodge then a large rug in the lounge area would be better for babies/toddlers to play on and a black out blind in the twin bedroom as the curtains let too much light in.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Swandown and this is our first review."

    Our family of 4 (we have twin boys aged 11) love coming here, the standard of the lodges are fantastic (we have stayed at lodges 9 and 14) everything you need is at hand in the kitchen, the living areas are very comortable and have plenty of space and the outdoor areas are lovely too. The staff are very welcoming, great to deal with and friendly. The supermarkets are a 10 minute drive, the local pub a 5 minute walk (and has fantastic views from the garden) and the local golf club (all welcome) is a 5 minute drive, both are great for eating out. The likes of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Burnham, Weymouth & Teignmouth are reachable in an hour and Minehead, Torquay and Bournemouth around 90 mins so perfectly located for day trips out. This is one of our favourites and we will definately be returning.

    Hi Richard, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We do love to hear when guests return to us because they have such a lovely time at Swandown. We look forward to welcoming you back to Swandown in the future. If you have any questions please pop me an e mail at Kind regards Helen Swandown Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay everything was perfect for us and Leroy was very helpful and informative"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Stair gate available on request
  • Cot available on request (£10 charge applies per cot, guests need to bring along own cot bedding, bottom sheet provided)
  • Each lodge has one allocated parking space.Any extra cars are able to park in the visitors car park by the entrance to the site
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture, barbecue, and hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £50 per pet
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The Swandown site has an indoor pool for the exclusive use of guests of all ages staying at the lodges.The swimming pool can be booked using the onsite booking rota located outside reception.Swandown guests also have membership access to the leisure facilities at The Cricket St Thomas Warner Hotel (approximately 1 mile).The hotel & leisure facilities are exclusively for adults.Guests can access their large swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium (opening times 8am-6pm).Guests are also able to eat in the hotel bar at lunchtime, which is cashless (card payments only).Spa treatments are available at an extra charge and need to be booked directly with the hotel
  • Note: Garden area is not enclosed

The property

Set within the 1,000-acre Swandown Lodges Estate, in Cricket St. Thomas in Somerset, is this opulent three-bedroom lodge, 14 Goldenhaye.

Offering access to a variety of on-site facilities, including an exclusive spa for adults and a child-friendly adventure trail, whilst featuring beautiful bedrooms, a bright and airy living space, and a social garden with a hot tub and barbecue, the lodge is ideal for a family of six, couples, and friends alike.

Arrive in the suntrap living space, featuring floor to ceiling cathedral windows, plush sofas, a woodburning stove, and a formal dining table, perfect for relaxing upon after making use of the well-equipped kitchen.

If you prefer to be outdoors, dine alfresco with a sizzling barbecue, before indulging in the hot tub, enveloped by a tranquil, rural setting.

Returning indoors, choose from one of three well-presented bedrooms, including a ground-floor king-size, a double with TV, and a twin, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for all, whilst benefitting from private en-suites.

Enjoy an uber-stylish abode by booking 14 Goldenhaye.

Swandown Lodges

Swandown Lodges are situated on the borders of South Somerset, West Dorset and East Devon and consists of a fantastic selection of luxury lodges within the stunning 1,000-acre parkland of the historic Cricket St.Thomas Estate. This collection offers contemporary furnishings, well-equipped kitchens, gardens for alfresco dining (some with breath-taking countryside views), and access to a wealth of on-site facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, scenic walking and cycling trails, a children’s adventure trail, a football area, and the adults only Cricket St. Thomas Hotel leisure complex with large indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, making them a superb setting for friends, families and couples embarking on a luxury getaway. There is a wide selection of dining options within an easy 15 minute travelling time of Swandown and shops are available in Chard (including Sainsbury, Tesco and Lidl) and in Crewkerne (Waitrose), both approximately 4 miles distant. The Cricket St. Thomas Golf Club is located on the A30 less than a mile away. The club provides members and visitors alike the chance to play on a beautiful parkland course with outstanding views across the surrounding countryside. Please check locally for availability and charges. There are small local museums in Chard and Crewkerne and the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. Also of interest is Forde Abbey which is located very close by. For the enthusiastic walker there is the South Coast Path taking in the Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO Word Heritage site which spans 95 miles and holds some of the finest beach and coastal scenery in Britain. Access is available at various points including Beer (East Devon) and Lyme Regis (West Dorset) approximately 30 minutes drive from Swandown. For an escape to Somerset like no other, choose The Swandown Lodges. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1114229, 1039763, 1112205, 1112206, 1112209, 1112211, 1112212, 1112716, 1112725, 1118174, 1120857 together sleeping up to 56 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Chard 4 miles; Crewkerne 4 miles; Yeovil 13 miles.

The parish of Cricket St. Thomas in South Somerset is situated just off the A30 and is 4 miles equidistant between Chard to the west and Crewkerne to the east.  It borders West Dorset and East Devon and is ideally situated to explore these three beautiful counties of the West Country. The traditional English countryside is shown at its best in this beautiful valley with the rolling hills of Somerset
and Dorset stretching into the distance. The Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens are to be found here along with the beautiful 19th century Cricket House, famous as the setting for the television series “To the Manor Born” and which now forms part of the Warner Cricket St Thomas Hotel.

This location enables easy access not only to the stunning Somerset countryside but also to its many attractions and those of the adjoining counties including, within easy travelling distance, the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum at Lyme Regis; the Fleet Air Arm Museum, which is located 7 miles north of Yeovil; the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford and for those interested in historical properties and gardens there are numerous to choose from including Barrington Court (NT), near Ilminster, Montacute House (NT) at Montacute and Tintinhull Gardens (NT) near Yeovil, Lytes Cary Manor, Nr Somerton, Minterne Gardens at Minterne Magna and the Cerne Giant at nearby Cerne Abbas. Slightly further afield but ideal for a day out is Abbotsbury Swannery, Glastonbury Tor and abbey ruins, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral, Stourhead Gardens (NT), Bovington Tank Museum and Longleat Safari Park.

Please note: For Christmas and New Year 2024 Swandown, 14 Goldenhaye will ONLY accept a Christmas booking with a start date of the 20th December and a New Year booking from the 27th December 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas