Swandown Lodges | Chard

Short breaks from £1009 per lodge

Choose from 3 types of lodge at this site


About Swandown Lodges
Swandown Lodges is part of our Fusionlodge holidays collection, enviably set within the breath-taking parkland of the historic Cricket St Thomas estate on the Dorset/Somerset border. A magnificent base for creating cherished holiday memories amidst the South West’s eternal charm. 

Each ber-stylish lodge is a triumph of cutting-edge design and contemporary luxury, resulting in individual interiors that beautifully complement their backdrop of glorious countryside with views stretching to the coast. The estate also hosts superb facilities, offering a leisure complex, spa, sauna and steam room among numerous ways to unwind. 

Equidistant between the bustling market towns of Crewkerne and Chard, shopping opportunities and an array of historic and cultural gems abound in the local area. Just a short drive away the spectacular Jurassic Coastline awaits a World Heritage Site simply begging to be explored and cherished memories to be created.


What's Unique about Swandown Lodges?

  1. Spectacular open, rolling countryside views welcome you to your luxurious Dorset getaway
  2. Over six miles of fantastic private tracks, roads and paths for the exclusive use of guests on the historic Cricket St Thomas estate ideal for exploring, walking and cycling!
  3. A superb and unique miniature railway whistles and glides through fantastic scenic countryside surrounding around the Cricket St Thomas estate where the lodges are situated

Typical Lodge features:

  • Private outdoor hot tub (Except Blackdown and Netherhaye)
  • Log burning stove
  • Flat screen TV with Blu-ray and freeview
  • DAB radio
  • Additional TV in master bedroom
  • iPod docking station
  • Kitchen including dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Bath and shower
  • Luxurious bathrobes and slippers in each master bathroom
  • Quality bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Large patio with barbecue
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Cots, travel cots and highchairs included
  • Pets £20pw (in specific accommodation, max 2)


What's in the area?

A favourite location for film-makers, Dorset’s spectacular coastline, great, family friendly resorts and beautiful countryside make it the perfect. In Dorset, you can enjoy a superb range of fun-filled, high-energy activities or just simply relax and enjoy its quieter pleasures. Choose holidays in Dorset and you’ll never be far from award winning, Blue Flag beaches with traditional seafront amusements and entertainments for all ages. Try out some exciting water sports – you’ll find kite and windsurfing in Weymouth Bay and Poole Harbour. The ‘Jurassic Coast’ is a World Heritage site famous for dinosaur fossils and footprints, and the many coastal paths provide great walking with stunning views at almost every turn.

Inland, within easy reach of our holiday parks, Dorset offers a huge variety of attractions, from thrilling theme park rides to Monkey World and the giant outline of a man cut into the hillside at Cerne Abbas. Bovington Tank Museum and the sub-tropical Gardens and Swannery at Abbotsbury are also very popular with holidaymakers of all ages. There’s wonderful touring through the lovely, rolling landscape of Thomas Hardy Country and you can enjoy sampling some of Dorset’s locally grown produce and freshly caught seafood at numerous country pubs and restaurants. 


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