Swandown Lodges
Cricket St Thomas, Chard , Dorset

Experience log cabin luxury in Dorset

What To Expect

Nestled in a 1000-acres of parkland on the Cricket St Thomas Estate the lodges at Swandown are ideal for couples and families looking for a relaxing hot tub break in beautiful surroundings

Each are equipped with luxurious facilities and have been finished to the highest standard with cutting edge design and uber-stylish interiors.

Children can explore the adventure trails and play while the adults relax in the Cricket St Thomas Hotel’s leisure complex, there is an excellent country inn nearby, a golf course just down the road and the Jurassic coast is within easy reach.

First Class Luxury


You will be hard pushed to find more luxurious accommodation than Swandown Lodges. Individually designed and crammed with features, quality furnishings and contemporary fixtures and fittings they take self-catering breaks to the next level.

The real luxury here though is the rejuvenating outdoor hot tub with incredible views over the glorious Dorset countryside.

The Accommodation

Lodges or Cottages?

Innovative design and uber-stylish interiors set the lodges at Swandown apart. All have been situated to make the most of the spectacular views and boast fantastic attention to detail.

The toasty log burners and central heating make these exceptional lodges enjoyable throughout the year and the bubbling outdoor hot tub is a welcome addition.

Pet Friendly

Good place for dogs

Is Dorset a good choice for those who want to bring their canine companions on holiday? Absolutely! Pack your wellies because there are miles of coastal and countryside walks, secluded beaches to play on and fantastic dog-friendly attractions.

There are some pet-friendly hot tub lodges at Swandown, however it is best to check before booking.

     At a glance     

  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Pet friendly (selected accommodation)
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Gym
  • Adventure trails
  • TV with Freeview
  • No smoking
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot/highchair available
  • Spa treatments
  • Wheelchair access
  • Sauna/Steam room

About Swandown Lodges

In this section, we take a look at Swandown Lodges along with checking out the amenities. Also, what the surrounding area has to offer



out of 10

Overall rating - 96%
Location & surroundings - 96%
Helpfulness of staff - 98%
Value for money - 92%

Swandown Lodges
Cricket St Thomas, Chard TA20 4DQ, UK

Kittwhistle Lodge

This stunning holiday lodge sleeps 4 guests and comprises 1 king size double bedroom and 1 twin, both have en-suite facilities and 1, French doors leading to a pretty patio area.

The stylish open-plan living area boasts a vaulted ceiling, log burner and floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the amazing views.

There is a sleek modern kitchen with integrated appliances and outside there is a large patio which lends itself to al-fresco living with garden furniture, BBQ, far-reaching views and a decadent hot tub.

Features include:

  • Wi-fi
  • Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Poldon Lodge

This exceptional split-level lodge’s elevated position takes advantage of the breath-taking views

In the bright and airy open plan living area are comfortable sofas, a flat-screen TV, log burner and dining area

The well-appointed kitchen fulfils all your self-catering requirements and French doors lead to a covered balcony with outdoor dining furniture.

Downstairs there are 2 king-size doubles, one with en-suite shower and the other with doors leading outside where the covered patio is home to an inviting hot tub, there is also a further twin and family bathroom.

Features include:

  • Spectacular views
  • Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Goldenhaye Lodge

This outstanding lodge offers luxury living with floor to ceiling cathedral-style windows and interiors which would not look out of place in a celebrity magazine.

The ground floor is home to a king size double bedroom with en-suite shower, extra WC, top of the range kitchen and dining area leading to stunning living space with magnificent views.

On the galleried first floor you will find 1 tastefully decorated king size double complete with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, plus a spacious twin with en-suite shower. 

Features include:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Sleeps 6
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

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How to Book

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activities in the Chard Area

It could be hard to tear yourself away from the luxurious living and excellent facilities at Swandown, but it would be a shame not to explore this fabulous area

Just 14 miles away from Swandown lodges you will find the Jurassic coast a haven for walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts and fossil hunters.

Lovers of wildlife and photographer buffs will enjoy the South West Deer Rescue, the Axe Valley Wildlife Park and Sharandys Birds of Prey all of which are just a short drive from the park

Nearby Chard offers a superb selection of shops and eateries along with a terrific museum, close by you will find Forde Abbey House and Gardens and further afield the “pearl of Dorset” Lyme Regis is well worth a visit.

A Final Note

There is a lot crammed into this little corner of Dorset making it a popular choice for those wanting a self-catering holiday with that little bit extra

Check out the fantastic deals! Swandown Lodges are ideal for a romantic weekend or family break at any time of year.

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