Field View – Lodge 6
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
This contemporary lodge is set within 6 acres of countryside. With lovely views from the hot tub, plus excellent road links and a children s play area, this is a great base for a relaxing break
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
This stylish detached pod is part of a secluded, gated complex in the heart of rural Dorset. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and with the Jurassic Coast also within easy reach, this is an ideal base for those wishing to tour. A good range of amenities can be found in the market town of Blandford Forum, as well as lovely walks through the water meadows lining the river stour. Visit the popular seaside towns of Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage and Weymouth, or plan a day out to Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle or Arne Nature Reserve, to name only a few of the many attractions accessible from here.
A gated shared driveway gives access to this detached single-storey property, which sits adjacent to the owners’ home and similar properties within this exclusive complex. A private entrance door leads directly into the striking open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with seating and a TV. This light and bright room is cleverly designed to create comfortable areas for both relaxing and dining. The contemporary galley kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave. Heading across the open-plan living space will take you to the bedrooms. The first is a cosy twin and the second an inviting double. The bedrooms share the stylish shower room, which has a shower and WC.
Heading outside via the double entrance doors you will find a fabulous terrace boasting a hot tub and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There is a picnic bench for al fresco dining and a charcoal BBQ. Younger guests will enjoy the shared outdoor play area within the lawned grounds. Off-road parking can be found in a shared car park accessed by steps, a short walk from the property.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Private hot tub and deck with countryside views
- Great road links for touring the Jurassic Coastline and many popular attractions
- The complex is set in a rural position amidst rolling hills
- 2 bedrooms 1 double and1 twin
- 1 shower room with WC
- Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
- Travel cot and highchair available on request
- TV in the lounge
- Wi Fi included
- Terrace area with hot tub, furniture and charcoal BBQ
- Shared outdoor play area
- 1 dog welcome (must be kept on a lead whilst on the estate)
- Off road parking for 1 car available within a shared car park a short walk from the property
- Regret unloading is not possible directly outside of the property
- Beach 14 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles
- Private water supply
Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.
The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".
There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.
By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.