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Swandown, 11 The Cygnet

(Ref. 1120857)

Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location."

    Very quiet. Lodge was very clean and comfortable. Our second stay in this lodge and we would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2024

  • "Perfect relaxing holiday!"

    Exactly what we needed. Lovely welcome from Leon everything we needed to know explained.

    Reviewed by Nev5.0May 2024

  • "First class property, very comfortable and great views."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "An amazing place, number 11 had an incredible view."

    Matt the manager was brilliant he was so helpful with making sure we were comfortable in what was probably the hottest week in September with fans and air con units. Would love to go back tomorrow if only we could. Thank you Swandown for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had the pleasure of staying at 11 The Cygnet and can honestly say that it is the cleanest and most well equipped rental that I have ever stayed in."

    The view from the lodge is amazing and it was lovely and quiet. We were greeted on our arrival by Leroy who was extremely helpful in providing information - thank you. The only down-side was that the doors from the lounge area were sealed shut (due to being broken) but as we were out for most of the day this was not too much of a problem. Would highly recommend as this is a great place to use as a base for visiting the surrounding areas and a wonderful lodge to stay in if the weather stops you from going out. Have already recommended to friends and other family members.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday!"

    The most beautiful place we have stayed in, and with a tremendous view. It would be good if there was more hot water at the end of the evening - struggled to have enough for a shower and a bath, but apart from that everything was perfect. Couldn't recommend it higher - worth every penny!

    Hi Brenda, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review and for letting us know about the hot water supply late in the day. We have amended the hot water timings to ensure our guests have plenty of hot water throughout the day and pleased it did not spoil your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back to Swandown in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Swandown, thankyou."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and the on site staff were very helpful and knowledgeable regarding places to visit, especially Leroy. The views from the cottage were stunning.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "A well appointed lodge."

    Standard of furnishings and fittings are very high. Everything we needed for a self catering break was provided. The beds were very comfortable as were the sofa and leather chairs. Great views from the french windows and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect in every respect."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

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  • Single-storey accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • The spacious open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge has a vaulted ceiling with chandelier, a woodburning stove and is tastefully and individually furnished
  • Gas-fired underfloor central heating throughout
  • The kitchen is well equipped with electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher and Tassimo coffee machine
  • Smart TV with power amplifier, TV, WiFi, Blu-ray/ DVD player, digital radio
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent (more wood can be purchased from on-site shop)
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rental with towelling bath robes and slippers in the master bedroom plus additional towels for use in the Swandown pool area
  • Adjacent off-road parking for two vehicles
  • The private south facing garden has fabulous views and provides table, chairs and parasol plus two loungers and a barbecue
  • Communal indoor swimming pool
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles Pub 0.2 miles
  • The Swandown site has an indoor heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests staying at the lodges - the pool can be booked for private use by individual lodges 48 hours in advance and the booking rota is located in 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 garden area is not enclosed

The property

Chard 4 miles.

Crewkerne 4 miles.

Located on the luxury, gated development of Swandown Lodges at the Cricket St.Thomas country estate is this lovely two-bedroom lodge: Swandown, 11 The Cygnet.The site is positioned between the market towns of Chard to the west and Crewkerne to the East.

Swandown, 11 The Cygnet is the ideal base for a family, group of friends or couples to relish a memorable getaway in Somerset.This luxury Scandinavian-style lodge faces due south and enjoys scenic views over the estate and the surrounding countryside.The cathedral style windows and patio doors in the lounge area offer stunning views and access to the terrace and garden, allowing this suntrap to be enjoyed from early morning through to the evening.

The open plan design allows the whole kitchen, dining and lounge areas to enjoy the views and gives a light and spacious feel to the accommodation. The lodge is tastefully and individually furnished with a large sofa plus two reclining leather chairs which can be turned to enjoy the countryside views or inward to enjoy the woodburning stove during chillier evenings.

There is a smart TV with power amplifier, Blue-Ray/DVD player and DAB radio together with a collection of DVDs, books and board games. The kitchen is well equipped not only with all necessary electrical appliances but also with everything needed to produce home-cooked creations, even including a steamer and wok. Meals can be enjoyed either in the dining area or outside on the patio where a table, chairs and parasol enables enjoyment of the beautiful English countryside.

A BBQ is available together with all the necessary apparatus to enjoy alfresco dining. The bedrooms, both with king size beds and white linen each have ensuite facilities and the master bedroom has a TV and access to the terrace, via the patio doors.

Immediately to the side of the property is the lodge’s private off-road parking area with space for two vehicles. Experience all of this and more at Swandown, 11 The Cygnet.

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 £250.

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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, 11 The Cygnet will ONLY accept a Christmas booking with a start date of the 20th December and a New Year booking from the 27th December 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas