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Woodmancote Lodge

(Ref. 916403)

Linchmere near Haslemere, Sussex Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a relaxing few days and the owner was very helpful on our needs."

    Reviewed by Ehsan5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Woodmancote."

    We were made to feel so welcome, and the owners were always on hand to answer questions. The lodge was beautifully maintained and decorated, and was full of nice little touches like Christmas decorations, a Christmas cake, and some chocolate. The heating had been put for us, so it was warm and cosy on arrival. The beds were both very comfortable, and we slept like logs! The kitchenette was well equipped and we had everything we needed to cook our Christmas dinner. It was great to have a sauna after walking around the beautiful countryside - there's plenty to do in the surrounding area too. In the winter you'll definitely need wellies though! It was the perfect choice for a peaceful getaway, and we'd definitely return. We brought our cats with us and even they seemed to love it. We so enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Dec 2023

  • "The accommodation was no more than a shed."

    It was not cleaned adequately, dog hairs from previous dogs and the rugs were vile. To get to the property we had to walk through a muddy paddock which shouldn’t have been a problem but there was nothing to clean the floor with. The sink had a leak and was spilling water into the only cupboard where cooking utensils and cutlery was housed. All plates, cups and glasses were just left on a high shelf which I struggled to reach. We had dogs from a person tending the horses come into the “secure “area round the Lodge. problems were too many to put here. We were booked for a week but only stayed 4 nights. I wish I could put some positives on here but there really weren’t any.

    We are shocked by this review which appears to not be based in any truth whatsoever. The pretty lodge was professionally cleaned just hours before your arrival and met our consistently high clean score. A plumber has looked under the sink but could find no leakage at all. The floors and rugs were been updated September 23. The only dogs in the lodges garden belonged to yourself. All our photos and reviews are a true representation of the lodge and you feedback seems very much out of kilter leaving us mystified. If you had contacted me during the stay we would have been happy to address your issues at the time instead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine1.3Nov 2023

  • "Lovely relaxed feel to the lodge, idyllic surroundings, and ideally located for some great days out"

    Reviewed by Phillipus4.7Jun 2023

  • "Been before and just as good."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely place to base ourselves and explore the local area."

    Mel was very helpful and welcoming and the lodge was a lovely little place to stay. Unfortunately we didn't get to use the sauna as there was some electrical problem. It would have been very welcome after all the walking we done. Again Mel was very apologetic about this and tried to get it repaired whilst we were there but couldn't. We still had a good time though.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful stay, great property with beautiful facilities."

    Would stay again!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cosy property in a quiet area close to many footpaths and walks."

    Well equipped cottage and nice bonus having the sauna.

    Reviewed by Mia4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely setting, very peaceful and ideal for a relaxing break."

    Lodge was very well equipped and very comfortable with the added persanal touch as a nice welcome. We're already planning our return visit for next year!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely Lodge in the beautiful countryside."

    Very cosy and made very welcome with homemade jam and scones and a bottle of wine. Would definitely return as our week passed far too quickly, thank you Mel

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A larger enclosed area for the dog would have been welcome. The equipment in the nearby shed was a bit noisy. Otherwise we would give 5*.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable and well equipped lodge with private outdoor seating area, in quiet rural location."

    Excellent area for exploring walks on south downs and heathlands, National Trust properties and further afield - south coast beaches.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2022

  • "Small, but perfectly appointed cottage with everything you could need, plus the added bonus of your own sauna."

    It is very close to the main house, so it's not as private as some other properties perhaps, but lovely for a short break. Dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jun 2022

  • "Came back after 5 year gap great back then even better now with extra room."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Hard to find but worth the effort."

    Lovely countryside ideal for dogs and country walks. Double bed a bit of a squeeze for large people.

    Reviewed by Gordon3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely lodge with many brilliant walks around the local area."

    The sauna was definitely a bonus and very enjoyable! My only negative would be the level of privacy is a bit lower than I personally like. However a lovely stay and a lovely property

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the lodge."

    Very nice area plus had all the facilities you could want. When we arrived there were some lovely treats from the owner which were a nice touch. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage and really worked for two friends and two dogs having a week away to de stress and explore the surrounding areas."

    Lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2021

  • "We enjoyed the peaceful location of Woodmancote Lodge."

    However, it was so near Haslemere, Chichester and Midhurst, so you had all the convenience and architecture of those towns to enjoy. An excellent retreat to enjoy the South Downs, Hampshire Hangars and the South Coast. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The plot this property sits on is extremely private and exceeded our expectations."

    Really comfortable bed and pillows too and the kitchen is well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jul 2021

  • "Great secluded location in a splendid rural setting."

    Cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location for exploring the South Downs National Park and lovely quiet Lodge"

    Reviewed by Oli5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely well presented and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2020

  • "An overall good place to stay for a few days, everything was in check and ..."

    An overall good place to stay for a few days, everything was in check and working, however there is a window in the bathroom that looks into the main house and doesn’t have a curtain, this caused a bit of uncertainty with us The overall stay was very enjoyable and the sauna was nice to come back too after a cold walk

    Reviewed by Megan4.1Sep 2020

  • "A cosy, peaceful retreat surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Woodmancote Lodge, was a delightful hidden gem, and the owners where very welcoming ;)) The lodge was very clean, and super cozy and enjoyed using the sauna when it was raining outside."

    Nice walks around the Estate and felt like I was cut away from all the noise of the City ! Would love to come back over the winter months again;))

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Aug 2020

  • "It was a great stay."

    Fantastic location, if you like countryside walks. Host was brilliant too.

    Reviewed by Eirini4.7Jul 2020

  • "We had a really great break, so relaxing and welcoming."

    We felt really looked after and cared for. The area is peaceful and the accommodation was so cosy, just what we needed after a hectic xmas. Even though there was a small heater it was very warm and the sauna was a welcome addition. We will recommend to friends & family.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2019

  • "Its a lovely lodge."

    Perfect place to take your Doggy. We could hear the Owl right outside at night.

    Reviewed by Shellie4.7Nov 2019

  • "This has been an excellent experience, the cosy lodge was ideal for us being a family of three (1-year-old child)."

    There is no baby cot but we felt comfortable all together in the double bed, bigger children can also use the bunk bed but this was no option for our little one. The sauna is very easy to handle and the surroundings with horses, hens and a cat were amazing for our daughter. Thank you a lot for the warm welcome with a delicious lemon cake. Definitely would rent the lodge again!

    Reviewed by Cristina5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a lovely week here, in this nice & tucked away lodge for 2 even 3, with a lot of privacy in a quiet area."

    Very friendly and helpful owners. I would recommend this to anyone! Herbert & Jackelien, plus our dog Lucky, Holland

    Reviewed by Herbert4.7Oct 2019

  • "Quaint little lodge hidden away in lovely countryside, ideal for getting away from today’s busy lifestyle."

    Suggestion - a blind for the velux window to keep daylight out in the morning & also helps to keep the hot sun out during the day

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely little lodge in a beautiful part of the country."

    Host was so helpful and kind assisting with stabling for the ponies last minute. I was impressed with the clean facilities, sweet decor and cosy feel to the place. I would highly recommend the lodge to anyone wanting to switch off for a few days in beautiful peaceful surrounding with ponies in the field next door. What a treat ... thank you for much for having us! Nicki and the boys x

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2019

  • "A very pleasant quiet location ideal for a couple."

    The property is one room and double bed has a high bunk above for children but this would be to cramped for a family to be comfortable

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very pretty lodge, compact but perfect for a couple."

    The location is great with two lovely pubs near by. Would definitely recommend and the owners are very friendly.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jul 2019

  • "Dealing comfort away from it all."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "Was a lovely cottage we had a great stay with our little puppy so relaxing and ..."

    Was a lovely cottage we had a great stay with our little puppy so relaxing and sauna was a great extra we would recommend this place for the couple who wants to get away from the stress and hustle and bustle

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2019

  • "Excellent quiet venue with great facilities for the dog."

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cottage was perfect for my stay and the additional access to a walk on the site for the dog was a lovely bonus"

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Feb 2019

  • "The hosts have thought of everything,from instructions on how to operate things to suggestions of places to visit, the lodge is perfect with many extra little touches,the grounds are beautiful."

    We had such a relaxing time here and can not wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2019

  • "Let me start of by saying this place is beautiful!"

    So quite and peaceful. If your looking for long walks with plenty of scenery this is the right place for you. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves the great outdoors.

    Reviewed by Connor5.0Nov 2018

  • "Accommodation is a large, comfortable, well equipped summerhouse."

    There aren't any wardrobes but plenty of clothes hanging space and if you don't use the sauna, a large walk in cupboard. V. adequate heating if required. Right in the middle of wonderful walking country and easy access to main roads if want to travel further. Right next to stables with four beautiful horses. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in a very beautiful place!"

    The Lodge is very well equipped being small and perfectly formed - but with enough space to more than comfortable for my one week stay with my dog Mutlu! The weather was fantastic; we explored Lynchmere Common - getting lost more than once - and enjoyed sitting out in the secure garden (Mutlu is a free spirit and likes to go exploring on his own, when he gets the chance) with a pink gin - that was me obviously, not the dog!! Can't recommend this place highly enough, was a perfect get away and we'll be booking again. Sarah & Mutlu

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is the second visit so we were familiar with the facilities."

    . We take our grandchild whilst his mother is working. It is perfect for him but he is now 12 and getting too big to fit in the upper bunk. So reluctantly this will be our last visit.

    Reviewed by Pat4.1Jul 2018

  • "A superb lodge in a lovely location, surrounded by stunning countryside and quirky villages."

    The lodge was equipped with everything you would need for a break away. The hosts were really helpful with local knowledge and suggestions on places to visit. A perfect location to get away and recharge your batteries from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jul 2018

  • "We had a pleasant stay for 3 nights but feel the facilities could be slightly better."

    One cooking hob would switch itself off randomly, it took us 50 minutes to cook some sausages. The bbq was a bonus but with only one filthy cooking untensil. Cleanliness was good but a lot of dead flies and cobwebs around the skylight which also needs a blind as in June it was broad daylight in there at 4.30am. These are only minor issues from what otherwise was a quiet location in a beautiful area, lovely lemon cake on arrival too.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2018

  • "This is the type of break you need if you have a pet and likes walking"

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Apr 2018

  • "A peaceful and relaxing setting,well placed for exploring the South Downs National Park."

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Mar 2018

  • "We felt very welcomed by the lovely cake and mulled wine."

    And the sauna was perfect for the cold evenings.

    Reviewed by Babs5.0Dec 2017

  • "We booked linchmere lodge for a week beginning nov 3rd ."

    When we arrived just after 4 in the afternoon there was nobody there to meet us so we let ourselves in and thought we would make a cup of tea and iwait for the owner of the lodge to come and meet us but there were no cups . On looking around we noticed there was nowhere to hang your clothes and no storage facilities at all in fact the lodge was basically a shed with a shower and sauna installed in it the flat screen tv was a small tv mounted on the wall most of this cottage description is totally false .it was so disappointing and i definitely would advise people to ignore this property and stay as far away from it as possible out of one week that we booked we stayed for one and a half hour and drove home the owner was not even bothered or apologetic and the company and the owner did not even return our money i will not be booking with these people again

    Reviewed by Robin1.9Nov 2017

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Woodmancote Lodge."

    We were looking for a reasonably priced self-catering for ourselves and dog; this former swimming pool changing room with sauna fitted the bill. There were a couple of issues...the wi-fi was very average (one day I gave up on it); the bottom of shower door leaked; and although advertised as Sky TV, it is not. It runs freesat through a Sky box but, at the time of writing, it is not subscribed to Sky and no Sky channels are available only Freeview channels. Did not use the sauna but very handy space for suitcases instead. Many thanks for the cake. Weather was very good for time of year. Had a good stay overall.

    Reviewed by Douglas3.5Oct 2017

  • "The friendliness of the landlady and landlord - both really helpful and great atmosphere - open-minded and generous - great welcome with lemon cake - a quiet place just convenient for us."

    Reviewed by Gudrun5.0Oct 2017

  • "Just fantastic, All we wanted And more, Very much hope to return"

    Reviewed by Donovan4.8Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful location, owners very helpful."

    Would have liked better cooking facilities and a wardrobe, otherwise it was amazing.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.8Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage,lovely area."

    Made to feel very welcome,had a perfect relaxing week.Would book again.

    Reviewed by Rickey5.0Aug 2017

  • "A beautiful corner of England."

    You can visit countryside, beaches or cities using this as your base. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Richard4.6Aug 2017

  • "Absolutely ideal for us."

    2 active grandparents and an over active 11 year old. The pool was a godsend Had to fish child out to go anywhere else. Lots to do within an hours radius. Weather wasn't that good but it didn't matter.

    Reviewed by Pat4.8Jul 2017

  • "Location fabulous, cottage just perfect so, so cosy, owner so lovely really made us feel right at home."

    Cannot fault anything and even the extra perks the pool the baking the horses and the adorable puppies were fantastic didn't really want to go!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2017

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    However we did not meet the owners & the oft mentioned baked goods were not a part of our experience. The cottage is cosy, but more than adequate for a small family. Lots to see and do in the local area.

    Reviewed by Edwina4.1Apr 2017

  • "Very friendly hosts, easy communication."

    Reviewed by Gina4.6Jan 2017

  • "Beautiful, superb location."

    We loved using the pool and were amazed it was warmer than our leisure centre at home which I never expected for an outdoor pool! The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.8Aug 2016

  • "Just returned from our second visit!"

    We love the peace and tranquillity. Perfect place to unwind.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2016

  • "We had a lovely holiday - the owners of the property were extremely welcoming an the lodge was perfect."

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2016

  • "Fantastic location"

    Reviewed by R4.8Jul 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and lounge
  • separate double bed and additional double bed over, kitchen, dining and sitting area (seats 3)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Separate Sauna.
  • Electric oven, Induction hob, Granite worktops, Dishwasher, combi microwave/oven, Nespresso Coffee machine, fridge/freezer, TV with Sky inc. WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent.Quality bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed front decked terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Lodge accessed via grass paddock. Note: Two shallow steps up to decked terrace
  • Note: Owner has horses and dogs.Sleeps Max 3 adults

The property

This delightful detached wooden lodge in Lynchmere is ideally positioned within the South Downs National Park an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is surrounded by woodland, countryside and wildlife, making it the perfect place to stay when looking for rest and relaxation, or a romantic retreat in nature.The two sets of French doors allow light to flood into this spacious lodge and space is not the only surprise in store for guests!

This lovely charming cottage boasts its own private sauna next to the shower room, so relax in the warmth on winter afternoons. The cottage has a separate cosy wooden clad double bedroom with vanity unit.

The open plan living area offers a extra double bed accessed by ladder.

The kitchen area is fully equipped to make lovely dinners to be enjoyed at the dining table next to the french windows. Plenty of comfortable seating to chill out and relax.

Step outside and enjoy morning coffee on the private decked area. This part of rural West Sussex boarders Surrey and Hampshire a perfect base for exploring or taking a day to the beach! The South Downs Nation Park offers walkers, cyclists, and horse riders over six hundred square miles to roam so pack a picnic, put on your walking boots and enjoy a day of bluebell woods, meadows, country lanes and quaint villages, why not take a stroll through beautiful Petworth and browse the antique shops before returning to the welcome of the gorgeous cottage.

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About the location

LINCHMERE

Haslemere 3 miles; Arundel 15 miles; Chichester 20 miles.

Linchmere, also spelt Lynchmere, is a small rural hamlet nestled in an idyllic location within the South Downs National Park. It’s a perfect choice for long country walks, horse riding, cycling, or just chilling out during the changing seasons. Enjoy the stunning views across classic rural landscapes, encapsulated by the line “In England’s green and pleasant land” from the famous hymn Jerusalem, composed by Hugh Parry who stayed at Linchmere's Grade I listed Shulbrede Priory. There is plenty of history in the village, with the church dating back to the 12th century. Haslemere, three miles away, is a charming market town full of independent shops, cafes and tea rooms, and is also gateway to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area has a wealth of gastro pubs serving excellent, locally sourced food and drink. The market town of Midhurst is also nearby, home to the world-famous Cowdray Polo Park and the Veuve Cliquot Cup – why not pack a picnic and watch a match? Glorious Goodwood, with its horse racing and motor racing festivals, is also only a short drive away. Take a trip along the English wine route, with opportunities for wine tasting, to arrive at Petworth, another historic town crammed with antique shops. Here you can explore the National Trust Petworth House and Park. The gardens were created by Capability Brown, and look out over a town made up of cobbled streets and wooden-fronted cottages. In keeping with the nostalgic past, Petworth also has a Cottage Museum where you can see what life was like for domestic servants around the beginning of the 1900s. With endless walks and cycling through the beautiful South Downs, London just over an hour away, and only 28 miles to West Wittering beach on the South Coast - one of the county’s top beaches - Linchmere is a perfect place to stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas