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6 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Bournemouth, Dorset, England

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Very good - based on 46 reviews
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Shauna S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic!!! If your looking for an amazing weekend away look no further!!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Booked for this for bank holiday hen weekend, absolutely amazing time!! 11 ladies and so much space and lots of bathrooms!!
We stayed in houghton lodge.

The house was clean and beautifully presented, rooms were all decorated and welcoming. Hot cross buns on arrival was lovely touch.
Hot tub and swimming pool was great and very cooling for the beautiful weather we had.

On Saturday we each had a spa treatment with spoilt rotten, the treatments were all awesome and the lady whom I dealt with was great keeping me informed by email and would highly recommend. The ladies who came were great. Thank you Jo and your ladies all the ladies loved their treatments.

Back to lodge very close to Poole but mind you we didn't want to leave, we could have not asked for more and all ladies are asking when can we go again.

I would highly recommend this to anyone, family gatherings, hen weekends, friends, suits everyone.

Pictures on their website don't show you how beautiful and amazing the lodge is.

Lucy and Matt were very helpful and welcoming.

I will definitely be returning, thank you so much for a great weekend and making my friends hen weekend so memorable.

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Ian W
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Superb Stay!”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

I booked Downview Farm after much deliberation and trawling across many websites offering luxury breaks. My wife wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday in style with close friends. Her remit was to enjoy a weekend away in a country retreat, escaping the hassles of daily routine, kids ( we all love them really) , work pressures and hectic lifestyles and to trade all that for some quality time relaxing, socialising and indulgence.This place fitted the bill wonderfully. Of highest quality and immacutely presented upon arrival the farm is a perfect getaway. Throughout the whole period of booking, effectively three months, Lucy the main contact from the website looked after me splendidly ( I even invited her around for dinner at one stage - private joke eh!) ; to answering my many questions whatever time of day or night, to recommending caterers, Saturday night entertainers and a clay pigeon shooting morning to finally being on hand upon arriving to ensure the whole weekend experience was second to none. My wife had a truly unforgettable birthday celebration and each and every one of our 10 other guests had nothing but praise for the place and setting.Even the weather was perfect.
Great local pub called The Crown ( thanks Tracey for your warmest welcome) , Andrew James Catering were superb and created a real memorable fine dining experience and good old Albert Cochrane Shooting school provided us with a great way to clear several sore heads on a beautiful winter's morning on the Saturday.
I would certainly recommend this place.

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Sam A
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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I booked Downview Farm for my daughter's hen weekend. Lucy was very helpful during the booking process and when we go there Matt was brilliant. The chocolate muffins on arrival were a very nice touch and much appreciated by all the girls. Matt was lovely and when we had a small issue with the hot tub on the Sunday was at the house within 5 minutes of my text to him to sort it out. There were 11 of us staying at the house and everyone had a great time. None of the girls wanted to leave. We were very lucky in that we had the pool all day (as there was no-one in the other house) and the girls spent a lot of time in the pool which is beautiful! Myself and my three daughters are now planning on taking my husband and their partners to Downview Farm, hopefully in the not too distant future. 10/10

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Liked least: the en suite shower did leak and flood the floor.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TessaK771
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic relaxing break”
Reviewed 4 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012
1
person found this review helpful

10 ladies enjoying a relaxing get together at Downview. The house was stunning and Matt lite the fire for us and all we had to do was text him if there were any problems. Cake, milk and fresh flowers were left for us with tea,coffee and sugar. The house was very clean and all rooms beautifully decorated. The pool area was lovely and the pool warm. We could also change the heating if needed too but the house was so warm so it wasn't a problem. We had someone come in and teach us a salsa lesson which was very good and caterers came in the evening called Lams chinese and cooked for us. The food was amazing and all of this had been recommended by the owners. It was lovely as we were left alone to enjoy ourselves and the only time we saw one of the owners was when they dropped off more logs for the fire.
All of us would recommend this house and we will be returning next year.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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dot773
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place - Had a wonderfultime”
Reviewed 12 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Downview Farm and very much appreciated the very enjoyable tea/coffee and cake that was left for us to enjoy on our arrival. We all found the house very warm and comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the lovely pool, hot tub and pool table. We found Lucy very helpful and friendly and only too willing to offer any advise about the area. Our deposit was refunded, in full, within a few days of our return. We all hope to return again before very long.

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Liked best: The pool, hot tub and pool table also the furnishings.
Liked least: Poor mobile phone reception
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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