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Swandown, 20 Poldon

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  • 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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We were absolutely delighted with the property & surroundings, the property was spotless, well equipped, spacious for 6 people, used the balcony for all our meals a lovely outdoor space to have, loved the hot tub & use of the pool, used the hotel for the spa which was lovely also."

    The Manager was a pleasure, very informative & helpful. Lovely complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits & milk on arrival. Enjoyed local walks into the hotel grounds, fabulous nearby Farmshop for breakfast or lunch or cake called Barleymows a must visit! Highly recommended we would definitely look to stay again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2024

  • "Great property and fantastic location."

    Plenty of room for 5 adults and 1 toddler. Friendly and helpful staff. Made daily use of hot tub but pool only once as was a little cold for an infant. We cooked every night and although property had plenty of crockery, glasses etc, it would have benefitted from some decent knives and baking trays. Otherwise, property is perfect and would definitely return. Walked to Perrys Cider Farm, beautiful scenery with the reward of a cider flight, thoroughly recommend. Also walked around the estate spotting the wildlife and visited great local pub.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2024


    Reviewed by Sarah2.5Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place."

    Kitchen well equipped. Great social area, with open plan kitchen/diner/lounge. Comfy beds. Showers powerful. Added bonus of the hot tub. We used it a lot ,especially as it is under cover . Only downside, but very small - there wasn’t a mirror in the twin bedded room, but did not cause a huge problem. We all loved this place and would love to return. Within easy walking distance to Warners (which you get free entry to). 5 minutes walk, across the road is a lovely pub, we only had the Sunday carvery, which was excellent.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2024

  • "From a very warm and friendly welcome with lots of local information and advice at the reception to walking into an extremely clean and comfortable home, our stay was so enjoyable."

    We'll equipped kitchen ,sheltered hot tub , comfortable beds and plenty of hot water for showers etc. The area is private and relaxing with some lovely walks nearby too. Would bring our family here again .Thank you , we all enjoyed our stay.

    Hi Janet, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Swandown and everything was to your liking. We do enjoy hearing our guest tell us that they will be returning in the future. Look forward to welcoming you back to Swandown in the future. Kind regards The Swandown Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely place for our girly weekend."

    Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "Amazing place."

    Very clean. Beautiful views and perfect for cycling in a traffic free zone. Very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would be more than happy to recommend the place to others.

    Reviewed by LPT (Glastonbury) Ltd5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a lovely property, which was very clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped."

    The only down side was the hot tub didn’t work well, it didn’t seem to have same powerful jets I have experienced in other hot tubs. I did report it and it was adjusted but it made only a slight difference, having said that we still used it and it was relaxing.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent lodge with all facilities as described."

    Very warm welcome from Leroy who was incredibly helpful throughout our stay. Only criticism is the pool temperature, it was very cold.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "Warmly greeted by Leroy and his colleague on arrival and very well looked after during our stay."

    Nothing was too much trouble, even our daft questions. Despite the truly awful weather in late March, we were toasty warm and comfortable in the spacious, well appointed lodge. We will return later this year to do all the walks we planned this visit.

    Dear Brian, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Swandown and we were able to help with any questions you had, never a daft question for us :) We look forward to seeing you again in the future, if you have any questions please pop me an e mail at Kind regards Helen Swandown Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 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
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove and balcony
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • 1 x Smart TV, 1 x TV, DVD player, Smart speaker/CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x 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
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and hot tub, balcony with furniture and barbecue
  • 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.

The property

Settled within a stunning 1,000-acres of parkland on the renowned Swandown Lodges Estate at Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset, is this luxury reverse-level lodge, 20 Poldon.

Offering access to a variety of on-site facilities, including an exclusive spa for adults and a child-friendly adventure trail, as well as a contemporary interior adorned with stylish furnishings, 20 Poldon is a fantastic dwelling for couples or a family of six.

You will enter your new abode on the first floor, where you will find an opulent open-plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen, dining for six, and an inviting sitting area with plush seating, a Smart TV with DVD player, a Smart speaker, and a crackling woodburning stove, what better way to relax after a day of exploring?

There is also a balcony, where you can fire up the barbecue before dining alfresco and soaking up the exceptional views on offer.

Completing the first floor is a cloakroom for your convenience.

Continue to the ground floor, where you will find a well-appointed bathroom for freshening up at the end of the day, along with three beautifully decorated bedrooms, a king-size with TV and en-suite shower room, a king-size, and a twin, all with plenty of storage for your belongings.

On this floor, you will also have access to the rear garden, which enjoys additional dining space, as well as a bubbling hot tub for indulgent soaks.

Your luxury adventure to Somerset awaits at 20 Poldon.

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, 20 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