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Apple Tree Lodge

Gillingham, Dorset (Ref. 970181)

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

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • “We enjoyed our stay which was in a quiet and tranquil area.”

    The following needs rectifying: ...

    The following needs rectifying: The left front hotplate on the cooker does not work and blew the fuses which we sorted. The heater above the door to the bedroom did not produce any heat even though we set it as per instructions. No hot water in upstairs toilet. Owners need to change the Whistley Waters website that stated produce for a cooked breakfast would be left in the lodge. This was not provided (do not put because of Covid as can be put in sealed bags) and when the owners were contacted about this we were told they had left a bottle of wine and eggs instead of sausages and bacon. We had to go to town for breakfast as we did not cater for this not being provided. Barbeque and pizza oven rusty and not cleaned. Outside furniture on patio was rusty. Needs some maintenance and care

    - Mrs Elliot, November 2021

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.


  • 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 Apple Tree Lodge can be booked together with Rose Lodge reference 967741 to accommodate larger groups

About the location


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