Sydling Brook lodge

Located in Maiden Newton, Dorset

This stylish detached lodge quietly sits astride the Sydling Brook and the Langford Lake, it is the most ideal location for either relaxing away from the hubbub, or a dream location for any angler.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Dorset’s beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland affords wonderful walking, there is a network of footpaths directly from the lodge. The lodge is nestled in a rural location with views across Sydling Brook and Langford Lake. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline that has World Heritage status. The towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil are easily accessible and there are many National Trust properties to visit. The popular seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach is nearby and the harbour town of West Bay is a short drive away. In addition to this, there are many attractions including Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Monkey World, Hardy’s Cottage and Abbotsbury Swannery.

This detached lodge is approached via a private drive and stands proudly at the end in a beautiful rural setting. Enter through the double French doors and into the bright and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Here, you can relax on the comfy sofas and enjoy looking out to the Sydling Brook and beyond. Or, for those cooler evenings curl up in front of the open fire and enjoy watching a favourite DVD. The kitchen/diner has an electric Range master oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, it is a perfect place to cook a lazy breakfast or a special meal. The property s two bedrooms are located off the lounge area and both have a light-filled and spacious feel. Both bedrooms are super king-size zip and links (which can be made into twins on request). There is also a contemporary shower room with a shower and WC.

Heading out of the French doors is the Veranda which is open on two sides, but undercover and is the most magical spot to spend an evening relaxing with an open fire next to the Sydling Brook. There is a garden table, chairs and BBQ, so guests can relax with a spot of al fresco dining while enjoying the stunning views over the Sydling Brook and lake. Guests are, of course, free to explore the grounds around the lake, where you may see the very occasional fisherman. Ample parking can also be found to the side of the property. This property can be booked with property code 42204, please see ‘need to know’ for further details.


  • Be in harmony with nature at this stylish fishing lodge set on expansive grounds and by a beautiful lake
  • Unique retreat hidden away within a tranquil location with direct access to a network of rural walks
  • Onsite rainbow trout fishing on Langford Lake, or River fishing available at an additional charge
  • 2 bedrooms super king-size zip and links (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric Range master oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire in the lounge area (the first basket of logs included)
  • Outdoor open fire on the veranda
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Ample off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included (due to rural location Wi-Fi is limited to 1500MB a day)
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 11 miles, pub 1 mile and shop 2½ miles
  • Children to take care as the brook runs past the front of the lodge and the lakes are not fenced
  • Guests can enjoy dry fly fishing and have exclusive use on the lake at an extra cost of 250 by direct arrangement with the owner instructors and equipment hire can be arranged if required
  • Charcoal BBQ available


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Rural Location
Washing machine
Waterside views



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Area Details

Maiden Newton

Maiden Newton is a town-sized village with the River Frome running through it. Maiden Newton has developed as a pretty village with a blend of old and new buildings. A petrol station with a supermarket attached, a few independent shops and a pub mean you can walk to all amenities.

The neighbouring village of Cattistock has a fully enclosed park and play area beside the pub. The Fox and Hounds is directly opposite the playground which offers homecooked food and is dog friendly. The village of Sydling St. Nicholas is stunningly picturesque. The village follows along the little Sydling Water with tiny connecting bridges. Ancient thatched cottages line the bank - well worth a visit. Dorchester is a 15 minute car journey away so here you can experience the sedate country way of life, knowing that the hustle of bustle of town life is never far away.

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