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Swandown, 19 Poldon

(Ref. 1112205)

Cricket St. Thomas near Chard, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (8)
  • hot tub (6)
  • hot (6)
  • clean (5)
  • helpful (5)
  • well (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place and the swimming pool was great definitely will be back"

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property, clean, well equipped with helpful welcoming staff."

    Would definitely return.

    Hi Sarah, Thank you for leaving us a lovely, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back to Swandown in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "As a group of four friends we really enjoyed our stay in your lodge."

    We all slept well and found the beds very comfortable. The hot tub was perfect, easy to use and extremely clean. We were grateful to find plenty of towels and extra ones for use around the hot tub. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed cooking in it and sitting at the large dining table with a lovely view from the large windows. Everything thing was bright and fresh and the lodge was warm and inviting on our autumn break. The receptionist was extremely helpful with our queries and handy to know we could call him if we had questions. We would have liked to have a little more washing up liquid rather than two squeezes and more than one loo roll per bathroom provided or a note on the booking to bring some as we didn’t think about that and that would have made our stay pretty perfect. Thank you we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Nov 2023

  • "A lovely holiday lodge, in a beautiful and peaceful setting."

    The staff are friendly and helpful, the lodge is very well designed, clean and nicely furnished. A particular positive for us was the position of the hot tub, which was under sufficient cover that it could be comfortably used in heavy rain, which was lovely. The location is very handy for visiting Lyme Regis and other areas along the coast.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2023

  • "The whole place was a very pleasant surprise."

    The manager I forgot his name was so helpful. I am looking forward to coming back again. An amazing place

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall we had a lovely stay."

    We were a little surprised when we we arrived as the photos looked like the property was detached. Sadly, the hot tub was not working properly, only 1 jet was working which was incredibly powerful and actually bruised my friend's back. I think someone else had mentioned this on a previous review. It was one of the main reasons why we booked Swandown. Downstairs was a little tired, flaky paint on ceilings etc in the bathrooms and in one bathroom the water in the bath didn't drain away so that wasn't very nice. There was a couple of dirty plates and the grill pan needed to be washed before we used it. The TV sound quality wasn't great. Other than that, we had a lovely time. It is super comfortable, lovely location, great views, very helpful staff. Lovely little honesty shops and great range of DVDs and games. We used the swimming pool on site and the facilities at the hotel - which were very tired.

    Reviewed by Zoe3.4Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our weekend stay as a group of friends."

    However, you are only allocated x2 bathrobes for the whole house. When you have paid over £700 and are a group of adults I would expect one each. We were given more on request. The hot tub jets didn’t work properly. This was mentioned to the manager who came to look but they still never worked properly. Not sure if it’s to do with the water level but when you have a 6 person hot tub this should be rectified. Loved location and access to the Warner hotel.

    Reviewed by Gemma3.4Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, a very beautiful spot to have a little get away, lovely ..."

    Had a lovely stay, a very beautiful spot to have a little get away, lovely sceneries on a walk, the staff are great and friendly on site , thank you

    Reviewed by Amina4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic well equiped property."

    Not the cheapest but the facilities outweigh the cost. A suggestion would be to provide usb charging sockets on some of the electrical points.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful clean, well equipped lodge."

    Facilities were excellent, as were the staff. Lovely location … would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is kept in good maintenance and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need."

    Only one jet in the hot tub was working properly A shelf is needed in the master bedroom shower for shampoo etc. Overall a lovely stay

    Hi, Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you had a lovely stay at Swandown. I'm sorry to hear you had a problem with the hot tub jets, all the jets are working fine, we do encourage all guests to let us know if they experience any problems and we try to resolve them as soon as possible. Thank you for the feedback regarding the shelf, I will ensure I look into the possibility of something suitable. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous lodge."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Use of the private hot tube was an added quality. Would deffinetly recommend this lodge. Hopefully we can return at sometime in the future. Debbie and family

    Hi Debbie and family, We are very pleased you had a lovely stay at Swandown and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms
  • 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Frist-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and balcony
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, TV, DVD player, Smart speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available on request
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available on request (£10 charge applies per cot, guests need to bring along own cot bedding, bottom sheet provided)
  • Each lodge has one allocated parking space.Any extra cars are able to park in the visitors car park by the entrance to the site
  • Garden with lawn, patio, hot tub and furniture
  • 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

19 Poldon is a stunning, reverse-level lodge set on the renowned Swandown Lodges Estate in Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset.

Surrounded by breath-taking parkland on the 1,000-acre estate, this stylish lodge has a contemporary interior, off-road parking, a private garden with hot tub, and shared on-site facilities such as an exclusive spa for adults and a child-friendly adventure trail; a superb property for families, friends, and couples to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Entering the first floor, you'll find a beautifully presented, open-plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area for six guests, and a welcoming sitting area.

Settle into the cushioned sofas ready for a film night on the Smart TV, whilst the woodburning stove gently warms the space.

However, on summer nights, the balcony is a lovely spot to admire the spectacular views with a glass of wine in hand.

Downstairs there are three beautifully presented ground-floor bedrooms; a master king-size with TV and en-suite shower room, a king-size, and a twin, along with a bathroom.

From this floor, you can access your private garden for alfresco dining, playing on the lawn or simply unwinding in the sheltered hot tub.

For more relaxation, be sure to visit the on-site spa, steam room or sauna; whilst the walking and cycling paths, children's adventure trail, football area, and nearby Cricket St Thomas golf course offer plenty of activities.

You'll find everything you need at 19 Poldon for a memorable holiday in Somerset.

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, 19 Poldon 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