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Swandown, 9 Kittwhistle

(Ref. 1114229)

Cricket St. Thomas near Chard, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 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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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd time to Swandown Lodges."

    We love coming as a family for a really nice chillout! The gentleman who runs it is really friendly and helpful. Lovely to have a hot tub which was well maintained and use of the indoor pool. The lodge is really nicely furnished with dressing gowns, toiletries etc. We even had a nice little Xmas tree. We will definitely be back x

    Reviewed by Sylvie4.7Dec 2023

  • "This is our 6th return visit and as always another wonderful stay."

    The lodge was lovely and clean, beautiful outlook, great facilities, nice and quiet with the added bonus of brilliant swimming pool for kids and personal hot tub. What more could one want. By far the best lodges in Devon and Somerset ❤️

    Reviewed by Tracey.5.0Oct 2023

  • "Private hot tub, loads of space."

    Everything in the kitchen you could think of. And a bath :-)

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed at Swandown before."

    No 9 is perhaps the best lodge on the site. It is certainly in the best position, with outstanding views. We enjoyed our visits down to the Manor House, but only for food and drink. We did not try the other facilities. We have already booked to stay in the same lodge again next year.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "Clean and modern property in Beautiful surroundings."

    Hot tub and swimming pool were a great addition

    Reviewed by Darren Colin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent lodge, beautiful outlook and very nice welcome from the chap in the office when we arrived."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay here - lodge was great, staff were really friendly and welcoming and the estate was beautiful."

    Our only small gripe was the booking system for the pool - we loved being able to book a private session but our daughter was keen to use it and so we booked a slot and organised our day around it, only to find it had been wiped off and someone else was in there during the time we’d booked (I’d taken a photo of the board as my memory is terrible so know we had originally booked it). I do wonder if possibly the wind and rain the night before had caused the booking to be wiped….could an online booking system be used maybe? Overall we did have a brilliant time and would love to return.

    I am pleased to hear you had a lovely stay at Swandown but sorry to hear you had an issue with our pool booking system, sometimes the weather does cause the board to become smudged, we are currently looking into an online booking system so hopefully next time you return we will have a system in place that can’t be affected by the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, sound bar, WiFi, Blue Ray DVD Player, radio/CD player
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available on request (£10 charge applies per cot, guests need to bring along own cot bedding, bottom sheet provided)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front private garden with furniture, barbecue, and a hot tub
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome at £50 per pet, per stay
  • 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 for private use by individual lodges 48 hours in advance
  • 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

9 Kittwhistle is a charming lodge located in Cricket St Thomas, Somerset.

It is light and airy inside with contemporary décor and a woodburning stove, whilst outside there is a hot tub and furniture to make the most of the outdoors.

Bring along your family and friends; leave your vehicle in the private parking space and admire the rural setting.

Cross the threshold and discover the open-plan living space, furnished with a plush sofa, two armchairs and a Smart TV with a sound bar for a cinematic night in.

The kitchen is well-appointed with the best equipment to help you cook up some great meals.It has an electric double oven, an induction hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, a washer/dryer, a dishwasher, and a dining table.

As the evening winds to a close, retire to either a king-size room with a Smart TV or a twin; both serviced by en-suites and offer ample storage.

In the morning, awaken with a cup of tea in your private garden as you plan for the exciting day ahead.

For a blissful escape to Somerset, choose 9 Kittwhistle.

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, 9 Kittwhistle will ONLY accept booking with Friday or Monday changeover.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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