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Swandown, 3 Blackdown

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Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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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  • great (4)
  • walk (3)
  • pub (3)
  • short (2)
  • property (2)
  • comfortable (2)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "A nice property in a pleasant location."

    Heating difficult to adust. Too hot. Misrepresentation: Only had a washing machine, not a washer/dryer, which inconvenienced us a lot as we didn't bring much luggage. Comfortable furnishings. Pub a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8May 2024

  • "Great week spent here in no 3 lodge, very clean, plenty of walking on site, pool on site very small but use of pool at the manor and spa facilities all free just treatments to pay for."

    Great pub 5 minute walk across the site. Would recommend and return in the future.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous four nights in 3 Blackdown in Cricket St Thomas."

    Had a welcomed phone call to state that our accommodation was ready early. Great place for dog walks, the pool was great and you book a slot just for your family. Close to many National Trusts and not far from Lyme Regis. Recommend

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely helpful friendly people, we had a great time, thank you"

    Reviewed by Celia5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at this very comfortable lodge with everything we needed ,very clean with comfy beds the pub was just a short walk away food was great and friendly staff , wonderful views scenery is just lovely will definitely use again."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Well equipped property with everything you need."

    Beautiful grounds, beautiful place definitely will be booking again.

    Hi Kerry, Thank you for leaving us a great review, I am so please you had everything you needed and had a lovely stay at Swandown. We look forward to welcoming you back to Swandown in the future. If you have any questions please let me know by sending me an e mail at Kind regards Helen Swandown Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • 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)
  • 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, barbecue, furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed at £50 per pet
  • Shop 3.7 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

3 Blackdown is a stunning two-bedroom lodge settled on the renowned Swandown Lodges Estate in Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset.

Ideally located between the Blackdown Hills and Dorset AONB’s, and enjoying a wealth of on-site facilities, including an indoor pool, adventure trails, and the adult-only Cricket St. Thomas Hotel leisure complex with spa, steam room, gym and sauna, making 3 Blackdown the perfect dwelling for those seeking a luxury escape.

Be welcomed into the light and airy open-plan living space, with high vaulted ceiling, plush seating, a TV and a woodburning stove, here you can look forward to relaxing with loved ones after a day of sightseeing.

The space also features a well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up tasty dishes, ready to tuck-in to at the dining table for four as you plan the following days itinerary.

Continue through the property to find a cloakroom for your convenience, and two beautifully-presented bedrooms, a king-size with en-suite shower room and a twin with en-suite bathroom.

In the morning head outside to enjoy a hearty breakfast out on your private patio ahead of an adventure filled day.

Your Somerset adventure begins at 3 Blackdown.

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, 3 Blackdown 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