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Houghton Lodge

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Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
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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About the Owner
Lucy Fiander C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2006
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Reviewed 15 March 2019

I booked for my 40th birthday with 7 other friends. The lodge was everything we expected and more. Beautifully presented with everything we needed. The layout was perfect as one of my friends is in wheelchair. Hot tub was great fun and just what we...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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ClaireD3799, VR Owner at Houghton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2019

Thank You for taking the time to review your stay with us x We are so glad you enjoyed your Birthday . Unfortunately that is the Best Internet signal we can get here in the countryside ? We have spent out on super fast Broadband...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
ClaireD3799, VR Owner at Houghton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

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Reviewed 17 January 2019

If you have clicked on this property to look at, then click no more - trust me, just book it! We spent 5 days here over the Christmas week (9 of us in total) and found everything we could possibly need at the property and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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ClaireD3799, VR Owner at Houghton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Thank You so much Paul for this generous and fabulous review . Please do come and stay again . You and your lovely Family are the sort of people that make our Job worthwhile. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all . XXX Lucy and Matt

Reviewed 2 November 2018

My family and I stayed at Houghton Lodge for a long weekend to celebrate two family members birthdays. There were cakes waiting for us on arrival and tea and coffee, which was a lovely touch. The home itself is spotless, all areas super clean and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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ClaireD3799, VR Owner at Houghton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank You so much for your Review xx You were really great Guests and we would love to have you all back to stay . Thank you again . Lucy and Matt

Reviewed 26 August 2018

We stayed for a week in August and were totally blown away by this beautiful home from home holiday retreat. The house was spotlessly clean, the kitchen really well equipped.....every home comfort you would need. The indoor pool was amazing, a great size to be...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Claire D, VR Owner at Houghton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank You so Much for this lovely review . You and your Family were the Perfect guests. We are so glad you have enjoyed your stay with us . Look forward to welcoming you all back in the future . Regards Lucy and Matt

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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
Additional amenities & feature info
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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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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