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Poppy Lodge

(Ref. 12650)

Charlton Horethorne near Sherborne, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent facilities, and delightful owners who I would like to thank for everything."


    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Poppy Lodge."

    It had everything we needed for our stay , very comfortable beds and a fully equipped kitchen. Only added bonus would have been a dishwasher

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "Back home again after a week at Poppy Lodge."

    Great time, very comfortable, homely accommodation and a warm welcome from Ian, our host. The lodge was exactly as we expected and we loved the location - so close to the pub with its fantastic food and the Village Shop too. We miss the chickens

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean, lovely village to stay in."

    Nice village shop. Easy access to most places. Nice to have an outdoor space for the dog, unfortunately we were not lucky with the weather, but we still managed to visit many places.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2023

  • "This short stay was a great easter weekend."

    The owners (Although were not told about our booking) were very swift on preparing the property, helpful, polite and knowledgeable of the surrounding areas including Weymouth area. We really enjoyed this peaceful location with chicken coops to the side of the properties (no rooster I might add). Thank you very much for the perfect stay at short notice!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a great lodge."

    I was expecting this property to be part of a big site with many more holiday lodge’s on it. I’m so glad it wasn’t. It was very comfortable, warm, well equipped and an excellent location. I’d happily stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Poppy Cottage is lovely."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Excellent location with the local shop and restaurant just a short walk away. Ideal position for visiting both Somerset and Dorset coastlines. The only suggestion would be to swap the washing machine for a dishwasher :-)

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is the second year running that we have stayed at Poppy Lodge."

    The accommodation is spotlessly clean and well equipped and there is nothing else that we can think of that would have improved our stay. It's ideally situated for days out at the coast or towns inland and there is good walking from the property, we would recommend a walk to Cadbury Castle. We'll be back again.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely holiday, as always."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely clean property in such quiet surroundings but central enough to get out & about."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival as added bonus including eggs from chickens next door to lodge. Everything in the place you could think off to cook meals if not eating out. We got out every day as was very lucky with the weather & then Lovely to come back to lodge for relaxing evening & sitting outside enjoying morr fresh air. Thank you for great week, only thing I would say is update pictures off lodge as lot lighter furniture now

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely property in a lovely setting!"

    The owners were lovely and so helpful and went over and beyond to make sure we were comfortable!! The property was vey clean and beautifully decorated to tie in with Poppies! Would definitely return here and would highly recommend it! Thank Ian and Alison.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2021

  • "Location of property was excellent for us - in a quiet rural village with a good local community shop within walking distance."

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Sep 2021

  • "The location is lovely and the owner Ian was very friendly and on hand to provide any assistance."

    The accommodation is very spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely week in this peaceful location, owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Jul 2021

  • "A great property for a holiday, well placed in the village, but very peaceful."

    It was spotlessly clean and as covid safe as they could make it. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday staying in The Poppy Lodge."

    It was very clean and comfortable, the facilities were excellent, everything you could have wanted. The owners were wonderful, we had a small issue where the microwave broke, we informed them, they took it away and the next day it was replaced with a brand new one! It was so lovely having chickens one side of the lodge and then a field out the back where there were sometimes cows, and they came right up to the fence which my kids loved lol. This is a fantastic holiday home, and we'd definitely go back and stay again!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2020

  • "We would rather have had a dishwasher than a washing machine."

    It also might be good to have a couple of fans for the very hot weather. Apart from that we had a very nice break, the Lodge was comfortable and the closeness of the Hotel and Village Store were great

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Aug 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation with lovely outdoor space."

    Very welcoming. Great village .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great location for visiting family in Sherborne and Bristol."

    Not far off the A303. Had the weather been better then this would have been a lovely place to start and finish walks. Due to travel delay (channel ferry) we arrived far later then expected but this wasn't a problem. After a quick phone call alternative arrangements were made but the hosts still came out to welcome us when we arrived at 19:00. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms were a bonus for us, as our kids like their own rooms. There was plenty of cupboard space not only in the bedrooms but also the kitchen and extra storage in the hall. . The kitchen had enough crockery and cooking gear for guests. Plenty of parking outside the lodge. The lodge was warm and welcoming and the nods to the name, Poppy Lodge, were fun. The garden and terrace looked lovely - places to enjoy in the summer. The eggs from the chickens were delicious ;-) We will certainly return to Poppy Lodge in the future. No dish washer (my fault for missing this but no big deal to wash up!) or hair drier just remember to bring the latter when you com

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Lodge was better thank it looked in the picture ."

    It was spotless, comfortable ,and had everything you needed. It was lovely having chickens next to us.. The showers we amazingly powerful .The owners were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2019

  • "We stayed here 4 years ago and knew what to expect"

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely bright lodge in a quiet peaceful area."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Booked lodge as birthday surprise and the recepient was delighted. Lodge was very clean and the welcome pack of tea and biscuits enjoyable. We would definetly book again and recommend this lodge for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2019

  • "The lodge is in a beautiful village & the lodge living space is a lot bigger then the pictures show & getting to see the chickens & cows every morning was a added bonus."

    The lodge was spotless & nice welcome pack off milk,biscuits & fresh eggs. In the kitchen bowls etc could be added to wash vegetables etc in also perhaps a dish to serve up in especially when there 6 off you(like salad bowl) also bigger chopping boards. The bedrooms are not a bad size for time you in them but think the storage in wardrobes could be a bit better with few shelves put in as no chest off drawers etc. Would defently stay again & recommend it for peace & quite

    Reviewed by Florence4.7Mar 2019

  • "Brilliant lodge clean and got every thing you need it's like a home from home."

    Owners are fantastic and friendly. Second time we've been and will most definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is a lovely lodge in a quiet village location."

    The cottage is spotless and great value for money. This is our second weekend break here and would book again if we needed to be in the area.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely quiet setting, very well equipped lodge, great food at the local shop and pub all in all a great holiday, thank you."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent well appointed very clean accommodation."

    Lovely to have milk, tea coffee & biscuits supplied-very welcome on arrival. Good location for days out in the area. Have already recommended to relatives for future family gatherings.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great base for exploring, lodge was surprisingly larger than it looked."

    Extremely comfortable and very clean

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely Lodge set in a beautiful village with very friendly locals (including chickens and cows)."

    Ideal location to get away from hussle and bussle.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely new lodge in excellent area , would recommend it to anyone"

    Reviewed by Huw4.7Jul 2018

  • "Very nice cottage in a lovely rural area."

    Loads of space for the whole family, and we enjoyed having our meals on the patio which is very well furnished too. We recommend Poppy Lodge to any family in search of a quiet location. The next-door chickens are a bonus attraction for young - and less young - children !

    Reviewed by Gaelle5.0Jul 2018

  • "Dirty carpets, washing machine full of towels, missing towels in two of the bedrooms, no mirrors in the two twin bedrooms, no hooks in bathrooms or bedrooms, no shelves for toiletries in en-suite bathroom, no remote control for tv in master bedroom, patio was cleaned at our request."

    Shelves needed inside wardrobes. Box of windscreen wipers found under settee in living room. We believe the cottage is too small for six adults, especially the twin bedrooms. We would strongly recommend that owners should live in their rental accommodation for at least a couple of days and would then notice the little things missing, e.g. hooks.

    Reviewed by Bjorg2.8Jun 2018

  • "Poppy Lodge was in a great setting - very pretty gardens."

    Chickens alongside were very 'watchable' , It was on a sloping plot with quite steep steps to the front door, but also a ramp to the side door. The lounge area was spacious but there was not a lot of room in the bedrooms so would be difficult for someone with mobility difficulties. We loved the atmosphere in the Lodge and the way it was furnished was lovely. It was very well equipped. We found lovely tea rooms in Sherborne and also Sherborne Castle is worth a visit. Wincanton is not far away and The Wagtail next to the Travelodge there offered good meals at ridiculously low prices. The Haynes Motor Museum is a short distance away and also worth a visit. We had a lovely week and thank the owners for letting us stay in their beautifully clean and well maintained lodge. It is worth noting that the directions to Poppy Lodge are in need of updating as the garage is no longer there.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth4.4May 2018

  • "Please see comments for Lavender Lodge - booked in tandem with Poppy."

    We enjoyed our weekend

    Reviewed by Sue4.8Dec 2017

  • "Lovely spot."

    excellent pub nearby, which served superb food , and it was friendly

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2017

  • "Very nice owners of poppy lodge, and very helpful if needed."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2016

  • "Great holiday lodge."

    Bedrooms were nicely set up with lovely decor - all wardrobes were very spacious (but could do with some extra coat hangers & additional storage solutions such as shelves or drawers). Both bathrooms were superb with exceptional power showers & lots of hot water - main bathroom was very, very spacious. Dining table was very large with comfortable chairs, perfect for our family meals. Plenty of crockery & cutlery in the kitchen including plastic cups for the children. Saucepans weren't great, could do with an improved upgrade on these. Sofas were very comfortable, seated 4 adults no problem (not sure where an additional 2 adults would have sat though, our party was 4 adults & 2 children). 2 good flat screen TVs, 1 in the lounge area & 1 in the main bedroom, both attached to the wall - which was much appreciated as they were out of reach of the children. We would have appreciated the TV in the lounge area being larger, it would have made our film viewing in the evening much more enjoyable. Lovely garden & patio area with great views over the field behind us - this would benefit from a gate at the side of the lodge for peace of mind for any guests with children or dogs. Added highlight for us & our children was being right next to the chicken run, we got to watch them every morning after breakfast. The owners were all very friendly & had left some provisions at the lodge for when we arrived, which was a much appreciated welcome. Poppy Lodge is in a great location, this is a beautiful area & we had some great days out.

    Reviewed by Nikki4.6Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV/Freeview and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, 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
  • Gas 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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear paved 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: Max 6 people including infants. Note: Charging electric cars is not permitted at the property
  • Please note: no bookings for work purposes allowed

The property

An extremely well presented detached, single-storey Charlton Horethorne cottage.

This is a light and airy, open plan home-from-home holiday lodge, in an idyllic setting a short walk from the village pub and shop, and tastefully furnished throughout, with a poppy theme.

The master bedroom of this Charlton Horethorne holiday cottage benefits from an en-suite walk-in shower, while a family bathroom serves both twin bedrooms.

Outside this Charlton Horethorne cottage, the sunlit patio offers a relaxing place for sipping a refreshing drink after your busy day.

A stylish, welcoming, holiday lodge in an idyllic Somerset village.

This property can be booked with Ref. 12644 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: Maximum 6 people including infants.
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.