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Relax in the private hot tub
Looking towards the detached lodge tucked away amidst the trees
Lounge area with cosy woodburner and rural views
Light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner
Kitchen/dining area
Spacious kitchen/dining area
View across the decked area and farmland beyond
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
Main bathroom
Views from the lodge
Enjoy al fresco dining
Relax in the private hot tub
Looking towards the lodge
Beautiful sunset from the lodge
Views from the property
1 / 18  Relax in the private hot tub
2 / 18  Looking towards the detached lodge tucked away amidst the trees
3 / 18  Lounge area with cosy woodburner and rural views
4 / 18  Light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner
5 / 18  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 18  Spacious kitchen/dining area
7 / 18  View across the decked area and farmland beyond
8 / 18  Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
9 / 18  Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
10 / 18  En-suite shower room
11 / 18  Twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
12 / 18  Main bathroom
13 / 18  Views from the lodge
14 / 18  Enjoy al fresco dining
15 / 18  Relax in the private hot tub
16 / 18  Looking towards the lodge
17 / 18  Beautiful sunset from the lodge
18 / 18  Views from the property

Douglas Lodge

Dorchester (10mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful and cosy detached lodge situated in the midst of tranquil rolling hills
  • Relax in the private hot tub or snuggle up in front of the wood burner
  • Surrounded by Christmas trees for maximum seclusion
  • Peaceful location with extensive country views
  • Spacious and bright accommodation
  • Beautiful garden area perfect for afternoon tea
Property code: 31880

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.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a double on request at time of booking
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC; 1 en-suite with shower and WC; 1 separate WC
  • Kitchen - gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and iPod dock
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included, further logs available to purchase from the owners for the wood burner
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi available, due to the rural location the Wi-Fi signal may be limited
  • Limited mobile phone reception for some network providers 
  • Private hot tub (please note that the hot tub may not be to a maximum temperature on the day of arrival)
  • 1 dog welcome, further by arrangement (please ensure dogs are under control in the shared grounds)
  • Outdoor tap for washing muddy paws and boots
  • BBQ - initial supply of charcoal provided
  • Garden is not enclosed
  • Ample parking
  • Property is approached via steps from the car park area
  • Excellent walking straight from the site
  • Farm shop onsite (opening hours are listed in the property)
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Nearest supermarket 10 miles away
  • Nearest towns are Dorchester, Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton which are all 10 miles
  • Weymouth’s beach within a 30-minute drive
  • Towels included, please bring your own towels for the Hot Tub

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janice 10th March 2020

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Reviewed by Iain 2nd March 2020

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Wonderful location, beautiful lodge, superb pub a shirt walk away with excellent food. A lively little shop and all set in the magnificent Dorset countryside. Simply bliss.

Reviewed by Adam 28th February 2020

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Great views and enough privacy from neighbouring cabins. The nearby pub is fantastic. Hoping to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Paul 17th February 2020

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Had en excellent break in this fantastic lodge - high standards - well cared for - great location - attentive hosts (when they needed to be) - wonderful pub (The Fox) just across the road. We will be back!

Reviewed by Katie 10th February 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 18th January 2020

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Over all a fantastic short break

Reviewed by Shannon 27th December 2019

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The lodge is spacious and cosy at the same time. The view across the countryside is stunning, beds are comfy and the hot tub is a perfect place to relax after a big walk. The fox pub at the end of the road is also brilliant. Highly recommend!!

Reviewed by Angela 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Alison 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Maria 22nd October 2019

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Really amazing place! Absolutely welcoming. Could not recommend enough! Very clean and everything was perfect and beautiful. Will be visiting again in the near future for sure! - Maria

Reviewed by Richard 11th October 2019

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The cabin has a very Scandinavian feel and the other two cabins are a good 30 metres away with first trees in between so it feels private, even when you're in the hot tub. It's a very comfortable place and the wood burner is gorgeous, kept it cosy despite all the rain! The bed in the en-suite bedroom is v comfortable, slept very well. I would highlRead morey recommend as a romantic getaway for couples and the pub opposite the farm is v friendly and good food. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 8th October 2019

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Super comfy and spacious lodge. Hot tub is a godsend after a good hike or just because. The Fox Inn has amazing food.

Reviewed by David 20th September 2019

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Beautiful lodge and location. All staff friendly and helpful. Completely dog friendly with lots of space to walk the dog

Reviewed by Annette 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Tracey 23rd August 2019

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This is a lovely cabin and location for being away from the hustle and bustle but still close enough to explore Dorset. Private and with stunning views. Welcome pack included a bottle of wine, flowers and some doggy treats! Very pet friendly and well appointed.

Reviewed by Jackie 2nd August 2019

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We had a fantastic week the lodge was very comfatable. Just general mantuance let it down. Great base for walking. Very welcomig pub.

Reviewed by Martin 28th June 2019

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The positioning of the lodge gave us a perfect view of the sunset every night. The place itself was extremely clean and the hot tub was a great addition. The owners were very friendly and accommodating; all in all the vacation was everything we had hoped for.

Reviewed by Iain 21st June 2019

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The accommodation was very comfortable and modern, loved the jacuzzi really was nice to relax in, the location was nice as it was rural and away from busy roads, the shop on the farm was well stocked and convenient as was the pub across the road. I would happily stay again or recommend it.

Reviewed by Ian 24th May 2019

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A fantastic base to explore all Dorset has to offer, with a great hot tub to soothe aching muscles after a days walking!

Reviewed by Sally 10th May 2019

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Reviewed by Trudy 20th April 2019

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A beautiful lodge in a perfect location. The pub and the on site shop are great amenities. It is ideal for doing nothing or for visiting the attractions e.g. Weymouth, Portland Bill, Poole and Bournemouth. We went to the tank museum which was very interesting. Beaches e.g Lulworth and Durdle Door are easily accessible.

Reviewed by Marc 6th April 2019

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Lovely week spent is a lovely property. We found it well situated for doing things in and around Dorset. The hot tub was great and the kids spend all their free time in it!

Reviewed by Lara 8th March 2019

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Everything was excellent. The Lodge was in a very small hamlet away from everything. Facilities were excellent, there was everything you needed to cook anything you wanted, The hot tub was sooo lovely, We did light the log burner but it wasn't needed the whole place was lovely and warm at all times with plenty of hot water. Both beds were comfortabRead morele. The owners added a few lovely touches to make it a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 8th February 2019

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top top cabin enjoyed our stay and fully recommend it, in a lovely area with friendly people and no phone signal but got great wifi if you do need the internet

Reviewed by Christine 1st February 2019

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Lovely lodge, very comfortable and warm. Nice to have the hot tub. Good location, with walks direct from the farm. Helpful and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Beverley 25th January 2019

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Reviewed by Kimberley 23rd November 2018

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Reviewed by Chris 11th November 2018

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Reviewed by Clifford 3rd November 2018

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Lovely lodge quiet location not over looked by the other two lodges Farm shop well stocked for most needs

Reviewed by Jonathan 27th October 2018

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Relax in the private hot tub
Looking towards the detached lodge tucked away amidst the trees
Lounge area with cosy woodburner and rural views
Light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner
Kitchen/dining area
Spacious kitchen/dining area
View across the decked area and farmland beyond
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
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