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Swandown, 18 Netherhaye

(Ref. 1112716)

Cricket St. Thomas near Chard, Somerset Show on map

4.7

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Def. One of the best properties we’ve stayed at!"

    Great location. Pretty scenery. Plenty of dog walks from the door. Pub 5mins away. Own lodge swimming a plus. Choice to eat at excellent Golf Club or pub in the same road. Staff very, very helpful at site.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Swandown."

    We have stayed at no 16 Netherhaye several times and the view from the balcony over the beautiful Somerset countryside was amazing - however no. 16 is no longer avalable so we decided to book 18 Netherhaye which is further along but sadly has no view from the balcony as there are several tall trees in front and the single level lodges in front. Also the microfibre towels that were provided for the pool did not do anything to dry you. The blue and white striped towels provided in no.16 were much better. We have booked No 9 Kittwhistle for next year as the views will be uninterrupted not only from inside but also out on the patio (weather permitting!!) Thank you.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "I was expecting an enclosed garden for the dog."

    But never mind we loved the lodge. Everything was lovely. It was good that dogs were welcome & I appreciated the dog waste bin, poo bags, treats, & dog towel.. Our beds were the most comfortable we’ve ever had in a holiday cottage. The grandkids loved the pool. All the staff we met were helpful & friendly. We’ll definitely will be back.

    Reviewed by Emer4.7Aug 2023

  • "We have been to Swandown for the last 10 years and alway enjoy the location, the facilities and the lodges."

    This time we were allocated an owner managed property and in some ways that was good, the touches for our dog were lovely, for example. Unfortunately, the bed in the master bedroom was not fit for purpose and part of it collapsed at 3am on our second night. It was then clear that it had broken preciously and had been patched together and, in our opinion, wasn’t suitable for use in the property. Clearly this marred our stay, a night of very disturbed sleep and a bed that was then unusable. We were then disappointed not to have any contact from the owner to acknowledge the fault or apologise for the issues this caused with our stay. This won’t discourage us from staying at Swandown again but we will now avoid owner maintained properties and this one particularly.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8May 2023

  • "We were very impressed with the lodge, its space, layout, furnishings and equipment and thoughtful hotel like touches."

    We liked the attractive surroundings and walks on the doorstep. Our only issue was the bed in the en-suite room proving to be very creaky at the slightest movement so if someone is a light sleeper it can be a bit disturbing. Maybe it’s the frame. We all agreed we would definitely book again however.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here, the lodge worked well as a family of 4 adults, a baby and a dog."

    In the mornings I enjoyed walking across the fields and evenings swimming in the indoor pool. There is a pub within walking distance that serves nice food but take away deliveries a bit far. However the kitchen is fully equipped for them nights in.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Mar 2023

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Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove and balcony
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One allocated off-road 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, balcony with furniture and barbecue
  • Stairgates available on request
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available on request (£10 charge applies per cot, guests need to bring along own cot bedding, bottom sheet provided)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, £50 per pet pet charge
  • 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

The property

Settled within the 1,000-acre parklands of the esteemed Cricket St. Thomas Estate in Somerset, is this luxury three-bedroom lodge, 18 Netherhaye.

Enjoying a fantastic setting between the Blackdown Hills AONB and the Dorset AONB, as well as a plethora of on-site facilities, including an adults only complex with spa, sauna, steam room and indoor pool, 18 Netherhaye is the ideal dwelling for a group or family of six.

On the ground floor, you will find three well-appointed bedrooms, a king-size with en-suite shower room, a king-size and a twin, the latter of which are served by a beautiful bathroom where you can indulge in relaxing soaks at the end of the day.

This floor offers access out to the picturesque rear garden, where you can enjoy the last of the day’s sunshine with a glass of wine in hand.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you will be welcomed into a light and airy open-plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen for conjuring up delicious feasts, a dining area where you can savour meals with loved ones as you recount the day’s adventures, and a sitting area with Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, and plush seating for unwinding after and adventure filled day.

There is also a balcony where you can fire up the barbecue and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining with a backdrop of gorgeous countryside views.

Treat your nearest and dearest to a luxury escape at 18 Netherhaye.

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

CRICKET ST. THOMAS

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.

Note: This property now accepts two well behaved dogs

Please note: For Christmas and New Year 2024 Swandown, 18 Netherhaye will ONLY accept booking with Friday or Monday changeover.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas