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Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges

Higher Chilfrome, Maiden Newton DT2 0HU England
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At Lancombe, we are privileged to be nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Thomas Hardy Country and we are excited to share this with our new guests and returning guests alike. Once you've found your way to us across the rolling hills, you can be certain of a very warm welcome when you enter our wonderful holiday retreat. Lancombe really does offer something for everyone, with high quality and charming accommodation which consists of 6 traditional cottages, 3 lodges (two lodges have their own private Hot Tubs) . In our 3 acres of beautiful grounds we have a fantastic array of facilities including an Indoor heated Pool, Sauna, Games Room, Outdoor Play Equipment and chickens to help feed. With our very fortunate location there is an enticing range of beaches along the Jurassic Coast, attractions, walks and sights nearby. At Lancombe we welcome everyone, couples, groups, families and pets, so we look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Janet R wrote a review 17 Oct
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Returned from a fantastic relaxing time staying in Axe Lodge. Caroline and family are so welcoming and will do all they can to ensure your stay is a good one without imposing on your privacy. Axe Lodge is ideally situated right next to the dog walking field and woodland walk. The deck provides a lovely secure area to sit out with the dogs and watch the free roaming chickens. Inside is all that is required for a comfortable stay. Both myself and the dogs were well catered for. They enjoyed their special treats. All the arrangements were covid safe and the pool booking was very efficient. I would definitely recommend lancombe if you want a relaxing comfortable break in the beautiful Dorset countryside.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Nigel I wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions
The cottage (Cerne) was really comfortable with all the facilities one would expect. We were all made welcome ( dogs too. with a welcome pack of treats etc.) on our arrival. Beautiful setting in the glorious Dorset countryside. Great dog walk on site and a secure rear garden area. Plenty of information about the amenities and a guide to activities, walks, pubs, beaches etc. provided well before arrival so we were well prepared. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Caroline Newling-Ward, Owner at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 892nigeli, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your pupsters. I really look forward to seeing you again in the future. With very best wishes Caroline
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lyndahelen34 wrote a review Sep 2021
New Milton, United Kingdom17 contributions18 helpful votes
This was my 5th visit to location and 2nd time staying in Bride Cottage, previously staying in Axe Lodge. The location is peaceful, ideal to relax and chill out. Caroline and staff are friendly and very welcoming, always willing to help. The facilities there are excellent, Cottages have everything you need.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Is a bit out of the way, no signage on main road, single track road to entrance, need sat...
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Response from Caroline Newling-Ward, Owner at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lyndahelen34 Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I cannot believe it is your 5th year with us already, I'm so pleased you are still enjoying your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to see you and we can't wait to see you again. With very best wishes Caroline
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paula c wrote a review Sep 2021
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We book two cottages Asker and Frome cottage to house two families in September we had a lovely time and was ideal for my dad who recently was in hospital with heart problem and was 84 yrs and loved the break after what he has been through recently. The cottages were ideal for what we wanted, and enjoyed our daily visit from the chickens that Rome free. We had a BBQ one evening however it got dark quite quick but enjoyed just being a family again after lockdown. We visited many places during our stay Weymouth, The Swanery, The Tank Museum, Egyptian Museum, The Nothe Fort, Chesil Beach, Forde Abbey house and gardens which was beautiful. We cooked most evenings which is rare for us on a holiday as we tend to eat out every night. Made a change to cook for family. The owners were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for you and very helpful . Thank you for loaning us the BBQ equipment. Recommend the eggs and breakfast and meat packs very good value. Overall I would rate this as very good place to stay with family couples and children. We would definitely return when we are next down in the area. Thank you for a lovely stay Paula and Nick and family
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: The Asker Cottage
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Response from Caroline Newling-Ward, Owner at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Paula, Nick and family, Thank you ever so much for such a wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lancombe, particularly as it was for such a special occasion. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Caroline & team
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Brian L wrote a review Sep 2021
St. Albans, United Kingdom3 contributions
This was our third stay at Lancombe Cottages. We are working our way around the Lodges and Cottages to see which we like best. Caroline and her team always do thier best to make you welcome and have an enjoyable, comfortable stay. The cottages are well presented even though some of her usual dressing has been removed due to Covid. The new games room was a nice surprise, and we will be back to use the Pizza oven when it is finished. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay making most of the good weather to see local places of interest, and having locally sourced food. We will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$75 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandDorsetMaiden Newton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Mapperton House & Gardens (3.9 miles), The Marquis of Lorne (3.8 miles), and Clay Pigeon Raceway (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greyhound Inn Restaurant, The Restaurant at Acorn Inn, and The Marquis of Lorne Inn Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mapperton House & Gardens (3.9 miles).