This spacious, detached lodge makes an excellent holiday base to explore, whatever the season. The property is one of three lodges which have been carefully positioned to ensure your privacy, yet with wonderful views towards the Dorset Gap.
Nestling in a tranquil location in the Dorset village of Ansty, this pretty lodge makes a perfect holiday home for two couples or a small family with a dog, who want to explore this picturesque area. Your dog will enjoy the fantastic walks available from the doorstep and you can unwind at the end of the day in the private hot tub and admire the wonderful rural views. From here you are ideally placed for exploring both the Cranborne Chase and Dorset Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic Coast just 25 miles to the south.
Surrounded by Christmas trees, which ensure maximum seclusion and which give a lovely ‘Norwegian’ feel to the location, this cosy log cabin offers a light and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner which makes a wonderful living space for you to relax in. You can snuggle up by the wood burner with a good book or catch up with the latest movie. You can prepare a great meal in the attractive kitchen, and the dining area offers delightful country views. The hot tub can be found on the private decked veranda, along with a table, chairs and BBQ in the open garden, making this a fantastic spot for enjoying a meal alfresco.
Steeped in history, Dorset’s stunning landscape of chalk downland and hidden valleys offers numerous walking opportunities, especially for dogs and their owners. A network of footpaths leads from the lodge, and you will soon find both a dog-friendly pub and a well-stocked farm shop. There are also several picturesque towns worth visiting including Dorchester (11.5 miles), Blandford Forum (10.5 miles) and Sturminster Newton (9 miles), or you could head to the coastal resort of Weymouth (19.5 miles). There’s a choice of great places to visit, many of them dog-friendly, including Maiden Castle (14 miles), Sherborne Old Castle (14.5 miles), Hod Hill (10.5 miles), Win Green (19 miles), Hambledon Hill (10.5 miles) and Cerne Abbas (9 miles).
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.