Whitey Top Lodge
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Whitey Top Lodge is a well-presented lodge in the hamlet of Pentridge, Dorset which sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
Whitey Top Lodge is a well-presented log cabin in the hamlet of Pentridge, near Damerham. The lodge can sleep four people in two bedrooms which are made up of a king-size double with an en-suite shower room and a twin as well as a family bathroom. The rest of the lodge is made up of an open plan living area with a kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. To the outside is a decked area with a hot tub and furniture as well as off-road parking for two cars. Set in stunning countryside, Whitey Top Lodge is a superb place for a good holiday at any time of the year.
Whitey Top Lodge is located in the hamlet of Pentridge close to Sixpenny Handley on a working dairy farm set in the beautiful countryside. Situated on the edge of Martin Down National Nature Reserve you can discover some of the rare flowers and butterflies the area is known for. Well-positioned, you are just 12 miles from Salisbury and about an equal distance to Blandford Forum making it an excellent spot to discover both Dorset and Wiltshire. Surrounding the lodge are acres of farmland and countryside for both young and old to enjoy. Lots of events close by throughout the year with the Great Dorset Steam Fair and Larmer Tree Festival just two of the highlights. The local shop and pub are in the village of Sixpenny Handley, 3.3 miles away.
The accommodation at Whitey Top Lodge is all on the ground floor and comprises an open plan living area with two sofas, Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of games, books and DVDs. The dining area has a table and seating for four and the kitchen comes equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Bedroom one is arranged as a king-sized double with an en suite shower, basin and toilet. Bedroom two is arranged as a twin. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over, basin and toilet.
Outside is a decked area complete with furniture and a private hot tub. There is off-road parking for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- All ground floor
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
- Gas central heating with electric fire
- Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen included in rent
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Decked area with hot tub and furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 3
- 3 miles
- A good housekeeping bond of £50 is required payable to the owner prior to your stay, this is for any additional cleaning or damages that may need to be covered during your stay
- Upon departure, this is fully refundable once the property has been checked
- Please note: towels are no longer provided due to Covid-19
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.