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Houghton Lodge

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
1 night minimum
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Houghton Lodge, Your own Private Spa. Indulge, Relax, Rewind. Situated in a peacefull country village, deep in the dorset downs, yet only a short drive to the coastal towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth (home of the sailing events for 2012 olympics). Acommodating up to 11 guests. Houghton Lodge is perfect for family gatherings and group holidays. Swim in the stunning heated indoor pool complex (mornings) then relax and indulge in the Hot-Tub and Infa Red Sauna. Private garden, patio and decking areas,plus large 1/2 acre field for ball games, picknics and barbecues. Vast network of footpaths direct from property plus great mountain biking tracks. Local Pub approx 1 Mile walk.. There is an abundance of Good Pubs and fabulous restaurants in the area. Places to Visit for all the family. ...Houghton Lodge, Your own Private Spa. Indulge, Relax, Rewind. Situated in a peacefull country village, deep in the dorset downs, yet only a short drive to the coastal towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth (home of the sailing events for 2012 olympics). Acommodating up to 11 guests. Houghton Lodge is perfect for family gatherings and group holidays. Swim in the stunning heated indoor pool complex (mornings) then relax and indulge in the Hot-Tub and Infa Red Sauna. Private garden, patio and decking areas,plus large 1/2 acre field for ball games, picknics and barbecues. Vast network of footpaths direct from property plus great mountain biking tracks. Local Pub approx 1 Mile walk.. There is an abundance of Good Pubs and fabulous restaurants in the area. Places to Visit for all the family. Monkey World, Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Brownsea island, Bovington Tank Museum. You,ll Never Want To Leave !!!! More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Private Indoor Pool
Fireplace
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Open plan ground floor Kitchen & dining: Fully fitted kitchen, all at accessible levels, with electric oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave. Seating for 11. Patio doors leading out to decking-patio area sauna and hot-tub. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities. Lounge: Large woodburning stove, snuggly comfortable sofas, Large plasma screen T.V with Sky, sound surround and DVD player. 4 Groundfloor bedrooms 2 twin, 3 double, 4 bathrooms, 2 en-suite. First floor bedroom. views of the Dorset countryside, Double bed, plus double sofa bed. en-suite with bath, wc and wash basin, TV and tea & coffee making facilities. *** Houghton Lodge has been specially created for guests with disabilities *** Every comfort has been carefully researched and provided for. The Kitchen and dining areas are all at accessible levels, and are equipped with every modern appliance you would expect to find at home. The Heated Indoor Pool is at a constant warm temperature all year round, the air temperature is also very warm, making bathing a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. The Pool has been fitted with a wispa hoist, Guests are requested to supply their own personal sling. (see pic.) There is a specially created pathway suitable for wheelchair users, leading from Houghton Lodge to the Pool at Downview Farm. All outside areas have gentle slopes to and from Houghton Lodge. Winterbourne Stickland (approx 1 mile) where you will find our local pub, and post office. The property is open plan and fitted with Nursecall throughout the property. There is a ceramic flooring throughout the ground floor to provide easy access. All kitchen facilities are specially adapted and to the required levels for wheelchair users. The ground floor wet room and W/C have turning space and left hand transfer. The wet room is also fitted with handrails, shower seat and full length mirror. The Ground floor bedroom has turning space and is a twin or double room with TV, full length mirror and accessible storage space. There is plenty of room in the lounge and dining areas for wheeelchairs and turning.
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We have just got home from a wonderful Girlie Break at Houghton Lodge . We were quite a Demanding party of Girls and Lucy and Matt were absolutely Brilliant and catered to our every need . Nothing was too much trouble . The House was...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank BorislavaST
Management response:Responded 11 October 2016

Hello Ladies How lovely of you all x You were no Trouble at all , it was a Pleasure to look after you . Look forward to your next visit . Lucy and Matt

Reviewed 22 September 2016

After trying to show our friend where we stay and expecting fantastic reviews, I was horrified and shocked to see negative reviews for this place and felt that I needed to put a few things straight. It was like the bad reviews were writing about...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Lynnette P
Management response:Responded 28 September 2016

Bless You Lynnette xx You are all like Family to Matt and myself . A complete pleasure to serve you all x Much Love Lucy and Matt

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is my second stay here, my first visit was with a large group of friends and we stayed at Down View Farm, we wanted to come back as we so enjoyed the first time but just with a couple of friends and a little...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank daisydoo1012
Management response:Responded 5 October 2016

Thank You So much Daisy for taking the time to write your review . We do appreciate your kind comments . it makes it all worthwhile . You were a lovely group of people again the second time. Please do come and let us look...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed as a family in Feb 2016 for my father's 80th birthday, so it was a big celebratory trip for us. The location is picturesque but that is pretty much the only thing going for this place. By the way this is not anywhere...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank vicisshopping
Management response:Responded 20 September 2016

Please see Response above Same Party

Reviewed 28 August 2016

BEWARE ,we have been patient in allowing Lucy and Matt, the managers 6 months to do the decent thing and compensate us for the spoilt weeks holiday we spent at Houghton lodge in February 2016 during one of the coldest weeks of the winter, which...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank susan R
Management response:Responded 20 September 2016

During your stay with us i am sorry to say , the Boiler broke down . The company was contacted straight away . They were fully booked , but agreed under the circumstances to come out and fix it. Meanwhile Matt came to see you...More

About the Owner
Lucy Fiander C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2006
Availability
December 2018
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About the neighbourhood
Situated in the tiny village of Winterbourne Houghton, one of Dorset’s best kept secrets. Surrounded by the most beautiful country scenery. The beautiful Georgian market town of Blandford Forum is only 7 minutes away by car. Blandford offers local weekly markets, a wide selection of independent shops, supermarkets, restaurants, good pubs and take-aways. The local area boasts an abundance of great pubs with good food, award winning restaurants, horse-riding, tennis, golf, fishing, cycling, walking, summer activities for children, theme parks fishing in the local stream and great picnicking to name but a few.
How to get there
Follow the signs into Blandford Forum Town centre. When you reach the Crown Hotel follow the road to the left, over the bridge and straight accross small roundabout. Untill you see the sign on right. Follow the sign to Winterborne stickland approx 5 miles. Turn left into the village, at the crown pub on left. Opposite is the sign to Winterborne Houghton. Follow the road for 1 mile untill you come to a fish farm on your left, carry on untill you see a little church also on the left. On the right hand side after a row of terraced cottages , is a Pink thatched cottage stuck out into the road, turn directly right after this and go straight to the top of the drive . At the very top is Downview Farm turn right at the double gates into Houghton Lodge. Enjoy your holiday.................
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