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Lavender Lodge

(Ref. 12644)

Charlton Horethorne near Sherborne, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Lavender Lodge is in the wonderful village of Charlton Horethorne."

    There is a pub that serves great food a 2 minute walk away from the lodge and a village shop which sells a bit of everything. We were made very welcome by Ian and Alison.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2024

  • "A wonderful place to stay, we all had a lovely time."

    Centrally located for many things. Very friendly and helpful owner who helped us with anything we required.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay the cottage it was great, and had everything you needed."

    The only real comment is TVs are really small could do with something larger.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful lodge in a lovely part of Somerset with all basic needs met ."

    Owners were very friendly .would recommend to anybody for a relaxing holiday with your pooch or on own .

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic 2 bedroom lodge with all the comforts of home."

    The owners are very helpful should you need them. A little welcome basket on arrival was a nice touch with cake and biscuits included. Ideal location for a holiday base to head off and explore Somerset and Dorset and even Devon. Will definitely be back in the future as so much more to see and discover in the area. Charlton Horethorne is a lovely peaceful and scenic village with things to do should you wish or just enjoy the peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a lovely holiday we had at Lavender Lodge."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful and the Lodge was very comfortable and well equipped. It is situated is in such a pretty and peaceful village but within easy reach of tourist attractions such as Yeovilton and Sparkford as well as various National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful lodge, with everything you could need."

    Owners on site and always availble if needed. 5 mins walk to a lovely hotel/pub with good food. Village shop next door with all the basics and lots of extras. Pretty village. Maybe a bigger televison in the living area.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely lodge, well equipped and clean, Situated on a village farm with mainly converted buildings and cows in the fields."

    Within a beautiful village with Village shop and restaurant/pub. The owners were very friendly and polite, in fact all the people around were the same. We had a lovely break and came away well rested. Thanks to Ian, Alison, Jim and everybody.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Lavender Lodge."

    We had two glorious weeks there. The lodge is very peaceful place to stay and the owners very friendly. Being centrally positioned, Charlton Horethorne is an ideal location to visit places in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire and we even managed a day trip to Devon. We only have one negative point in that the double bed mattress was very hard. We look forward to staying at Lavender Lodge again.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday at Lavender Lodge."

    The lodge is located in the centre of the village and was equipped with everything we needed. We really appreciated the warm welcome from Ian and Alison. The village is beautiful with a fantastic pub and shop, that doubles as a cafe, and we made lots of use of the enclosed green park 2 mins away from the lodge. There is so much to see and do in the area, highlights included Longleat and the gardens of Sherborne castle - highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for such a wonderful time at Lavender cottage."

    The lodge was everything they said & more. Very comfortable, clean & all the facilities we wanted. Also lovely to have the friendly owners close by & able to tell us about the area. Very central for visiting that part of the country. Thank you, we had an amazing time & would definitely recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very welcoming and friendly."

    Very comfortable, cosy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect foor a stay in Somerset to explore the surroundings."

    Quality home, friendly owners also living near the house. One minor advice: TV just a bit bigger.

    Reviewed by Joep5.0Aug 2022

  • "We found the lodge very comfortable and peaceful, we throughly enjoyed our stay at Lavender lodge in its beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by May5.0Jul 2022

  • "One of the best we have stayed at."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Second stay at comfortable well equipped lodge."

    Quiet country setting.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our only comment is that we would have preferred a dishwasher to a washing machine."

    This did not detract from a very comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely quiet restful break."

    Plenty of walks, dogs very welcome. Would definitely stay again . Only downside not many pubs within walking distance and could do with more information about take sways which are few because of distance . Family very helpful and friendly. Had a good time. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beds are a bit hard."

    Extra blankets would be useful. Otherwise very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Apr 2022

  • "Nice accommodation in a nice location with friendly helpful owners, very happy"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cosy and homely."

    Everything we wanted and perfect with a little one. Well equipped and child friendly and lovely quiet rural location. Would definitely go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Dec 2021

  • "My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Lavender Lodge very much, we met the property owner who is very friendly when we arrived, and she explained all the dos and don'ts which was very informative and places of interest near by we might want to visit, We would defiantly visit this property again and would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice comfortable and peaceful relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a really good 5 days in Charlton Horethorne."

    Ian was on hand should we have any problems - which we didn’t. The lodge was set in beautiful surroundings and had everything we needed. It was so peaceful - we live in a village in Suffolk and value peace and quiet. The village itself was very friendly and we made use of the shop and pub. There are also some great walks starting from the village. We told Ian we would be back, possibly for 2 weeks next year………

    Reviewed by Edna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely lodge very quiet with welcoming and friendly owners, great to have nice outside space."

    Really lovely area we will definitely be back. Thank for such a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage cant fault it at all in a lovley area this was our second ..."

    A wonderful cottage cant fault it at all in a lovley area this was our second visit it was spotless from back to front the bedroom were one of the best we have had and with an on suite with each bedroom just perfect and we enjoyed it very very much , there was one problem however which the owners can not do anything about there is NO mobile phone signal it needs a short walk away to get one , the wi-fi signal is perfect but still very highly recommended cottege

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "Place was extremely clean & comfortable."

    Only downside was the garden which had no grass for dogs. Hosts very friendly

    Reviewed by Olwyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a wonderful week at Lavender Lodge."

    We were met on arrival by Ian, showed us around. Milk in the fridge plus tea,coffee and biscuits so we could have a cup of tea. Visited the local pub for a meal, food excellent though a little expensive but worth it. Lots of nice places to visit in area. Enjoyed both the Haynes Motor Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Only little criticism is that there could have been a little more drawer space in the bedrooms. Would definitely recommend this lodge as such a high quality place to stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Left home in rain "was this an omen" cleared after Birmingham and then enjoyed lovely weather for the rest of our holiday."

    Accommodation very clean and comfortable and everyone we met very friendly and helpful. Every day we ventured out to to some lovely places in the area such as Weymouth, Montacute House (National Trust), Weston Super Mare, East Somerset Railway, Wells and many many more. Sat Nat was obviously enjoying itself as took us many times off the beaten track down single, winding and hilly roads with sheer drops giving our mother the jitters :-). Cannot recommend any restaurants in the area as we ate every evening back at the accommodation. Plenty of laughs had by all and plenty of wine drunk. Really enjoyed our holiday here and will tell friends and family all about our adventures, A huge thank you Ian & Alison, Thank you Beryl, Carol, Helen & Jane (Mother & Daughters)

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely quiet and peaceful."

    Ian welcomed us when we got there. Beautiful countryside. Weather was on our side, it only rained for one day. Thoroughly enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "My wife and I agreed that this home was one of the top 3 properties we have had in all the years that we have had self catering holidays 45 years ."

    it was wonderful I loved having a bathroom for both bedrooms if I could make one small fault , why o why was that small television put up so high up as it was very hard to watch but other than that just great would I go back again o yes please bob brown

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing lodge, very private, everything you need is here, even a washing ..."

    Lovely relaxing lodge, very private, everything you need is here, even a washing machine, Ian & Alison are very friendly & helpful, village shop stocks most things & staff are brilliant, local pub a bit posh & expensive for our liking, The Old Inn in Horton is so superior, there are plenty of great walks around the area, so all in all if you want to just unwind, come here, thank you Middle Farm

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything was perfect in the lodge."

    Very clean, comfortable and cosy. Great location too. Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2020

  • "All went very well."

    We had a small issue with one of the TVs not working and Ian was able to very quickly resolve the problem. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2020

  • "My second visit to Lavender Lodge and this time there was no snow!"

    This property is comfortable and convenient to friends in the area.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were provided with everything that you would expect to need for a self-catering holiday."

    We were delighted to find tea, coffee, milk and eggs on our arrival. The owners were very accommodating. We would highly recommend holidaying in one of their two lodges.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2019

  • "The lodge was extremely well equipped and very nicely co-ordinated."

    Nice to see a fridge/freezer, so much more useful than a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2019

  • "I was very pleased with the accomodation, it suited our purposes very well."

    Taking a dog away can be tricky but this lodge was ideal with a good layout inside and garden outside. The location allowed good access to many places of interest and the coast all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely hosts, accommodation and location lovely."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2019

  • "We had a lovely break at Lavender Lodge."

    It’s in a peaceful, beautiful setting. The village shop and pub are fantastic. The lodge is comfortable and worked really well for 4 of us and a small dog. The owners were super helpful, all went really well.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.1Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable."

    The village is lovely with a very well stocked village shop. The owners were friendly and welcoming, close by if needed, but in no way interfering. Lots of lovely places to walk the dog. Just the place to relax and unwind. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely village with ease of access to attractions, easy walks direct from he lodge."

    The lodge was cosy and comfortable and well provisioned. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2018

  • "Alison, the owner, was very friendly and very helpful, which added to the enjoyment of our holiday."

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Sep 2018

  • "Cottage lovely, We did not do our research as we are unable to walk very far and could have done with something similar closer to amenities."

    We went to other places but all the places were over an hours drive. Our mistake, however we had a very enjoyable break. We should also like to thank you for the book that we found at the lodge which was given to us..

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely spotlessly clean lodge situated in a very quiet location."

    Easy access to village shop and pub (only a couple of minutes walk). Lodge has everything you need, including a washing machine (although no dishwasher) including a family bathroom and on-suite master bedroom. We were given permission to bring our two small dogs and while the outside area was lovely it isn’t secure. A gate across to stop the dogs running off would have made it perfect. The cows in the field out the back do attract flies and this is the only bugbear. Don’t let it put you off - just bring the fly spray! Only a 5 mile drive into Sherborne for supermarkets and shops as well as having an Abbey and old and new castles. In all a lovely place to stay with easy access to Somerset, Dorset and Devon. I’d definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage is a purpose built holiday let, which offers everything you could need."

    Owners very thoughtful leaving milk and biscuits and 6 fresh eggs off the farm. We were lucky to have extremely hot weather, sadly no sun loungers or grass to enjoy some sunbathing.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Aug 2018

  • "We were disappointed with the mattress on the double bed as we found it very hard and lumpy We actually slept in the two singles after the first night."

    The two settees are well worn and not comfortable , material was very itchy. Toilet brushes were disgusting and need replacing as this is a health hazard Shame about factors as it was a lovely lodge and location.,but would be reluctant to rebook this lodge due to the items mentioned.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2018

  • "This family run enterprise is fabulous."

    The lodges are very well presented and very spacious. The village location is idyllic and the local village shop and pub are simply great. My only gripe is the lack of a mobile signal in the village but there is free WiFi at the lodges.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7May 2018

  • "There were a few minor issues on arrival- like no BBC tv, while all other channels worked- but they were resolved by the owners very quickly."

    Not sure why there was a washing machine- how would you dry the clean clothes? Maybe a dishwasher would be a better alternative? Clearer information about recycling and waste collection arrangements would help but again owners were very helpful. Having a quality pub/hotel and village shop within a 2 minute walk was a definite advantage, especially when the weather was not good! This was a good base to see a range of attractions- National Trust, English Heritage, Monkey World etc and the coast is not far away.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Apr 2018

  • "Very comfortable lodge, and the owners were very helpful."

    The small village is in a good position for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2018

  • "I live in Charlton Horethore and booked both Poppy and Lavender lodges to accommodate 2 families for a pre Christmas get together."

    After the initial booking Alison liaised with me before the event, sorting out any queries I might have and gave us all a hugely warm welcome on arrival. The families were delighted with the accommodation which was really well presented and warm! Important for December! During the week-end Alison and Ian made sure they were around and we all really appreciated their efforts. Charlton Horethorne is, of course, well known to us but for those visiting for the first time, the village shop and pub are within a minute's walk and the lovely town of Sherborne just 5 miles away. Splendid dog walking country, we would highly recommend the area!

    Reviewed by Sue4.8Dec 2017

  • "Fantastic location, very clean and warm lodge."

    Would book again could do with a chair in the bedroom otherwise great lodge

    Reviewed by Daphne4.8Nov 2017

  • "Everything you could want is in this holiday home, lovely and clean and very comfy, would highly recommend to anyone"

    Reviewed by Christine4.2Sep 2017

  • "Lavender Lodge is a wonderful place to spend a holiday."

    It is very warm and comfortable with every facility which could possibly be needed. Even when it poured with rain, the sound of the rain on the roof was wonderfully comforting and made the Lodge feel even more snug. Because there is no light pollution, the stars at night are brilliant, and fascinating to look up at. The surrounding area is beautiful and the Village Shop is a wonderful place to visit, with old fashioned courtesy and service. Altogether, it is a great place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Feb 2017

  • "Lodge was fantastic everything you needed was there and owners were very friendly and helpful and added some nice touches for our Christmas break."

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2016

  • "The lodge was lovely and location excellent for visiting many places thoroughly enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation, great location, very peaceful, yet all you need nearby."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at Lavender Lodge made even better with a welcome pack and great weather."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need. Great base to explore Somerset, hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Tania4.4Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV/Freeview and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with flame-effect electric fire.
  • Calor gas central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Paved rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (not to be left unattended in the property at any time)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 3 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property isn't suitable for wheelchair users. Note: Charging electric cars is not permitted at the property
  • Please note: no bookings for work purposes allowed

The property

This single-storey detached Charlton Horethorne holiday cottage offers spacious open plan living, with a stylish fitted kitchen, dining and sitting area, tastefully furnished and equipped to reflect the soothing lavender theme.

The master bedroom of this Charlton Horethorne holiday cottage boasts its own shower room and TV, while the twin room enjoys use of a further family bathroom.

Your Charlton Horethorne cottage offers a private, paved, rear patio, a super relaxing setting for planning your days activities.

A cosy, snug village lodge providing an ideal Somerset holiday base.

This property can be booked with Ref. 12650 to accommodate 10.

Middle Farm Lodges

Two luxurious, single-storey lodges, set in a peaceful location within the grounds of the owners’ farm cottages, in the heart of the friendly village of Charlton Horethorne, on the borders of Somerset and Dorset, equidistant between Sherborne and Wincanton. These stylish Charlton Horethorne cottages offer attractive, open plan holiday accommodation, ideal for couples, families or a group of friends who wish to explore this lovely area. The bright, spacious interiors of these elegant Charlton Horethorne holiday cottages include vaulted ceilings in the open plan living areas, exuding quality and style, as well as en-suite facilities to the master bedrooms. Both Charlton Horethorne cottages have access to private patios with furniture, providing a perfect place to relax and unwind after your day exploring. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is intersected by a wealth of local footpaths, whilst a short drive from your Charlton Horethorne holiday cottages takes you to ancient Sherborne with its lovely abbey and castle, or to Wincanton, well known for its racecourse. A little further afield you can sample the delights of the stunning National Trust house and gardens at Stourhead, marvel at the exhibits at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, or explore mystical Glastonbury and the nature reserves of the Somerset Levels. These Charlton Horethorne holiday cottages offer an ultimate home-away-from-home at any time of the year.

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About the location


Sherborne 5 miles; Wincanton 5 miles.

The attractive village of Charlton Horethorne sits on the Somerset side of the county border with Dorset, five miles distant from both Sherborne and Wincanton. Village life revolves around the village green and is well served by a number of local amenities including a well stocked village store, post office , garage, and excellent pub. Locally, the stunning surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts excellent scenic walks, whilst a visit to historic Sherborne, with its lovely abbey and ancient castle is not to be missed, also Wincanton offers an array of interesting shops and good recreational facilities, as well as its famous racecourse. Alternatively, there’s easy access to Stourhead House and gardens, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Glastonbury, and Wells. A superb location, offering a wonderful village base from which to explore this fascinating and interesting area.

Note: Charging electric cars is not permitted at the property.
Please note: no bookings for work purposes allowed.
Please note: Pets are not to be left unattended in the property at any time.