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Swandown, 12 Kittwhistle

(Ref. 1112212)

Cricket St. Thomas near Chard, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic. Superb location, the lodge is set with in the estate lands of Cricket St."

    Thomas (so lots of traffic free walking and cycling) The lodge it's self was handsome, cosy and well maintained. The staff were welcoming and always on hand to sort any issues out (there were no issues!) 10/10 would recommend, would go back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at 12 Swandown, when shown to our Lodge my partner exclaimed " is all this ours!"

    ". Our lodge was really well equipped and beautifully clean. Sitting in the hottub in the evenings was wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. During our stay the fridge freezer developed a fault, we informed the manager. The very next day a new fridge freezer was fitted, no hassle or fuss. When something goes wrong you find out how good your host is. Our host has been excellent. I fully recommend 12 Swandown and the team behind them. Wonderful countryside and well placed to see the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is the 10 th time staying at Swandown and we always enjoy it ."

    You do need to put chargers in for elelric cars.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 3 day break."

    The 2 bedroom lodge was brilliant. The views superb. The site is kept and managed very well indeed 5 star standard. Welcoming and informative. Will definitely book this lodge again Chris Massey 18/8/23

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week here and loved the private pool and hot tub."

    The surrounding area is very scenic and peaceful. The property was well equipped, spacious and private. The only downside was that the main bed was rock hard. Although our property was 'no dogs' we had several fresh piles of dog's mess on our grassed area, which the children's football went through. This stopped them playing ball games outside for the remaining few days of the holiday. The grass was a little long and needed cutting, then the dogs mess would have been more visible...or maybe the selfish dog owner wouldn't have let their dog poop on there! Apart from this, we thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jul 2023

  • "Leeroy very pleasant and helpful, gardens and areas all kept lovely"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at a 3 bedroomed property in spring suitable for the family we were with for a long weekend and were impressed with Swandown."

    Based on that stay we booked No 12 for a week for the two of us. It didn’t disappoint. We loved the airiness provided by the double height windows in the sitting area making the most of the lovely view. The lodge has a spacious feel enhanced by the vaulted ceiling in the living area. The two bedrooms and bathrooms were good and all very clean. In general the accommodation is well equipped. We felt we could easily live in this property full time and be content. Swansdown is in beautiful, quiet surroundings. The managers on site are super friendly and helpful. We would most definitely recommend this as a holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Jun 2023

  • "Ideal accommodation for my elderly Mum who has mobility issues."

    Staff at the site were extremely helpful and polite, going above and beyond to help out as needed. Ideal location with plentiful National Trust properties and other venues within half an hour travel.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "I was astonished to find blood on the sheet and duvet dirty plates in the cupboard and dirty knives in the draw it was dealt with strait away but it should have been checked before we arrived and would have given a better score so feel disappointed also there needs to be more than one tea towel ."

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Apr 2023

  • "Very Spacious ,clean ,comfortable chalet , outside space very tidy and well maintained."

    Hot tub was checked every day . Pool is open didn’t get to use it as we were able to use the Warner hotel spa facilities as well . Good area to be based to travel around the surrounding areas

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a gem!"

    ! Used Sykes many times before, but this is the best lodge we have rented. If you want peace and quiet, wildlife, outstanding lodge quality, this is for you. Hot tub was checked twice a day. A big mention must go to the two maintenance lads Stewart and Leroy, their knowledge of the area and friendliness was a big plus. Only down side wound be the on-site swimming pool is out of action for the foreseeable future, but your given free access to the local hotel facilities. Loved it

    Hi Paul, Thank you for your wonderful review, I'm glad you enjoyed staying with us at Swandown and that Stuart and Leroy were able to help, I will certainly pass on your mention. Apologies for the pool being out of action during your stay, we were having some essential maintenance done on it and it is now back up and running, but hope you were able to use the facilities down at the Hotel. We hope to see you back at Swandown in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jan 2023

  • "Very peaceful and charming place to stay."

    Everything we needed was there for our stay. Have already recommended you to family and friends. Will definitely be coming back next year. Thank you!

    Hi Laura, Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased the lodge provided you with everything you needed and you enjoyed your stay here at Swandown. We really do love it when guests recommend us to their friends and family, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had the most amazing time, the lodge was everything & more than we hoped."

    Getting the pool to ourselves was fantastic, everything is spotless. Leroy was wonderful also such a friendly welcome. It was the perfect post Christmas break! Already looking to book this year for summer holiday and Christmas

    Hi Gemma, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are always pleased when guests want to return. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with 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
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Blue Ray
  • 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 pets and no smoking
  • 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 using the onsite booking rota, located outside 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.Note: Garden area is not enclosed

The property

12 Kittwhistle is settled on the sprawling Cricket St Thomas Estate in Somerset.

This family-friendly lodge enjoys a contemporary, light, and airy interior and outside is a hot tub to stargaze at night.

Be greeted by an off-road parking space before finding the front garden, where you can dine alfresco on balmy evenings, complete with barbecue.

Enter the hallway and from here, discover the open-plan living space, featuring Velux windows for plenty of natural light and a woodburning stove for a snug night in.

Catch up on your favourite shows on the Smart TV, dine together at the table and prepare home-cooked meals in the sleek kitchen area.

When eyes tire, there are two well-appointed bedrooms to choose from, a king-size and a twin bedroom, both with en-suites and matching furniture.

Awaken with a rinse in either the en-suite shower room or a soothing soak in the en-suite bathroom before exploring your scenic location.

For a wonderful escape to Somerset, choose 12 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, 12 Kittwhistle 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