Apple Tree Lodge

Gillingham, Dorset (Ref. 970181)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful setting in the countryside with walks galore.”

    Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very ...

    Generally comfortable accommodation but with a few gripes. The wall heater provided insufficient heating for November. Whilst our upper bodies were warm, our legs and feet were cold. The small electric “fire” used as a focal point was for visual purposes only and gave out no heat. A torch is essential, but none was provided. Similarly, lights in the parking area are necessary. I would suggest that a washing machine would be more useful than a dish washer. Our hosts Amy and Chris, were very friendly and helpful.

    - Mr Smith, November 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the setting of Whistley Waters and all the walks. I'm so sorry you didn't feel warm enough, we usually get such positive feedback about how warm and cosy the lodge is. The electric fire in the front room has 2 settings, 1 flame only visual effect and then 2 heat settings which are actually very efficient so you probably had only the visual effect on. We feel that the combination of the main wall heater that is quick and efficient with no heat setting restrictions, with the extra boost of the front room electric fire, on heat setting of course and the electric radiators in the bedrooms usually keep people feeling nice and cosy all year round, so I'm sorry you didn't find the right combination for you, if you let us know during your stay we will always come over to help with any situations you are not comfortable with. You are right it is very dark, we usually have movement sensor lights on the outside of the lodge but due to the high winds and rain we are having to replace them, which is happening now, I have been leaving the outside lights on for people's arrival in case they arrive after dark but we can look in to getting an extra light in the car park. Hopefully with this and the new light on the lodge that will create plenty of lighting. Maybe I can look into providing a torch for after dark walks. We can only fit either a dishwasher or washing machine in the lodge. Our thinking behind choosing a dishwasher was as both lodges can sleep up to to 5 and 6 people we felt that would be a lot of washing up for someone to do on their holiday! Since you were a party of 2 in for 2 weeks and working very hard we can totally except that you probably would have preferred a washing machine. We are glad you found us friendly and helpful, we try our best. Wishing you all the best. Owner relations

The property

Apple Tree Lodge can be found nestled amidst within 15 acres of woodland and surrounded by rolling countryside, just a short distance away from the bustling town of Gillingham.

This unique accommodation is set on the picturesque Whistly Waters, offering the ideal base for a family rural retreat to this part of Dorset.

After an action-packed afternoon, be welcomed into the real home-from-home open-plan living room where you will find everything you could possibly need during a week-long break.

The hub of the home comes with an inviting sitting area with a Freesat TV, a formal dining space and a well-equipped kitchen where you can cater your own delicious meals.

To catch your rest in between your Dorset adventures, find a well-presented double bedroom on the ground-floor, whilst upstairs there is a twin bedroom and a single bedroom resting in the eaves of the property.

If the weather is on your side, spend a moment or two upon the decked area and light up the BBQ as you admire the surrounding views with a glass of something refreshing in hand.

For those feeling active, look forward to exploring the 15 acres of land, where you will find opportunities for canoeing, fishing and pitch and putt.

For local amenities, head to Gillingham where you will find a selection of shops and eateries, as well as an interesting museum.

Alternatively, travel slightly further afield to the charming town of Shaftesbury or explore the landscape of the AONB.

Apple Tree Lodge is an outstanding retreat for exploring the coast and countryside of Dorset.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, first floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for pizza oven inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Decking with furniture, gas BBQ and pizza oven, 15 acres of land with lakes
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles.

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About the location

GILLINGHAM

Shaftesbury 5 miles.

A small bustling North Dorset market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, well served by a good selection of local shops, inns, restaurants, and a direct rail link from London to the West Country. The town was immortalised by John Constable's famous painting of The Old Town Bridge, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery. The Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is part of the Stour Valley, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy in Tess of The D'Urbervilles, as 'Vale of the little dairies', with lush green countryside and a 'patchwork quilt' of fields. The area abounds with pretty rural walks and offers numerous National Trust properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton, whilst the wonderful Dorset Heritage Coast is also an easy drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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