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Relax and get away from it all at this peaceful property
An idyllic waterside location set in extensive grounds
Beautiful view from the undercover veranda
Step into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
A warm and cosy retreat in all seasons
A well-equipped kitchen great for cooking lazy breakfasts or special suppers
French foors open onto the Veranda
Snuggle up in front of the open fire
Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
Both bedrooms have a light filled and spacious feel
Sleep well after a busy day out exploring
Thoughtfully furnished throughout
Both bedrooms have the option to be a super-king-size or twin
Showing the bedroom with views to the lake made-up as a twin
Looking out of the bedroom window
Contemporary shower room
A magical spot to spend an evening with an open fire on the Veranda
Guests are free to explore the grounds around the lake
You can arrange direct with the owners to fish on the lake
Ample off-road parking at the end of a private gated drive
Please take care with children as the Sydling Brook runs next to the lodge
Looking back at this detached secluded lodge
Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
Hardy's monument overlooking the Jurassic coastline
Visit Lyme Regis and walk along the seafront promenade to the Cobb
Take a drive to see the natural limestone arch at Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast
1 / 27  Relax and get away from it all at this peaceful property
2 / 27  An idyllic waterside location set in extensive grounds
3 / 27  Beautiful view from the undercover veranda
4 / 27  Step into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
5 / 27  A warm and cosy retreat in all seasons
6 / 27  A well-equipped kitchen great for cooking lazy breakfasts or special suppers
7 / 27  French foors open onto the Veranda
8 / 27  Snuggle up in front of the open fire
9 / 27  Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
10 / 27  Both bedrooms have a light filled and spacious feel
11 / 27  Sleep well after a busy day out exploring
12 / 27  Thoughtfully furnished throughout
13 / 27  Both bedrooms have the option to be a super-king-size or twin
14 / 27  Showing the bedroom with views to the lake made-up as a twin
15 / 27  Looking out of the bedroom window
16 / 27  Contemporary shower room
17 / 27  A magical spot to spend an evening with an open fire on the Veranda
18 / 27  Guests are free to explore the grounds around the lake
19 / 27  You can arrange direct with the owners to fish on the lake
20 / 27  Ample off-road parking at the end of a private gated drive
21 / 27  Please take care with children as the Sydling Brook runs next to the lodge
22 / 27  Looking back at this detached secluded lodge
23 / 27  Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
24 / 27  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
25 / 27  Hardy's monument overlooking the Jurassic coastline
26 / 27  Visit Lyme Regis and walk along the seafront promenade to the Cobb
27 / 27  Take a drive to see the natural limestone arch at Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast

Sydling Brook Lodge

Dorchester (5mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Be in harmony with nature at this stylish fishing lodge set in expansive grounds and by a beautiful lake 
  • Unique retreat hidden away within a tranquil location with direct access to a network of rural walks
  • Onsite rainbow trout fishing on Langford Lake, or River fishing available at an additional charge
Property code: 75243

This stylish detached lodge quietly sits astride the Sydling Brook and the Langford Lake, it is the most ideal location for either relaxing away from the hubbub, or a dream location for an angler.

Dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland affords wonderful walking, there are a network of footpaths directly from the lodge. The lodge is nestled in a rural location with views across Sydling Brook and to Langford Lake. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has World Heritage status. The towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil are easily accessible and there are many National Trust properties to visit. The popular seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach is nearby and the harbour town of West Bay is a short drive away. In addition to this there are many attractions including Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Monkey World, Hardy’s Cottage and Abbotsbury Swannery.

This detached lodge is approached via a private drive and stands proudly at the end in a beautiful rural setting. Enter through the double French doors and into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Here, you can relax on the comfy sofas and enjoy looking out to the Sydling Brook and beyond. Or, for those cooler evenings curl up in front of the open fire and enjoy watching a favourite DVD. The kitchen/diner has an electric Range master oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, it is a perfect place to cook a lazy breakfast or a special meal. The property’s two bedrooms are located off the lounge area and both have a light filled and spacious feel. Both bedrooms are super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twins on request). There is also a contemporary shower room with shower and WC.

Heading out of the French doors is the Veranda which is open on two sides, but under cover and is the most magical spot to spend an evening relaxing with an open fire next to the Sydling Brook. There is a garden table, chairs and BBQ, so guests can relax with a spot of al fresco dining while enjoying the stunning views over the Sydling Brook and lake. Guests are, of course, free to explore the grounds around the lake, where you may see the very occasional fisherman. Ample parking can also be found to the side of the property.

This property can be booked with property code 42204, please see 'need to know' for further details.

  • 2 bedrooms - super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric Range master oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire in the lounge area (first basket of logs included)
  • Outdoor open fire on the veranda
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included (due to rural location Wi-Fi is limited to 1.5GB a day)
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 11 miles, pub 1 mile and shop 2.5 miles
  • Children to take care as the brook runs past the front of the lodge and the lakes are not fenced
  • Guests can enjoy dry fly fishing and have exclusive use on the lake at an extra cost of £250 by direct arrangement with the owner - instructors and equipment hire can be arranged if required
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • This property can be booked with Woodbury Meadow Barn (property code 42204), subject to availability, which sleeps 8 and is within a 5 minute walk away

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 9th October 2020

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If you are looking for a haven in a beautiful peaceful unspoilt lakeside spot this is a must. The lodge is cosy and well appointed and the outside sitting area just lovely both to shade you from the sun or warm you by the open fire - a real novelty. We spent hours just watching kingfishers, swans, herons, long tailed tits and many others. It was juRead morest a joy - go there! Hide

Reviewed by Hilda 25th September 2020

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Beautiful setting - isolated and tranquil with lovely birds/wildlife on and around the lake.

Reviewed by L 11th September 2020

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This is in a peaceful and relaxing setting with views across a lake. Although not ideal for families with young children this is a fantastic retreat for couples.

Reviewed by Lesley 4th September 2020

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Lovely comfortable lodge in a fantastic setting Peaceful with only the wildlife for company

Reviewed by Simon 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Lucy 17th July 2020

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Absolutely stunning location and comfortable lodge with nice relaxed feel.

Reviewed by Richard 15th February 2020

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Wonderfully peaceful setting by lake and stream. Cosy with fireplace

Reviewed by Elin 13th September 2019

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We had an excellent time

Reviewed by Andrew 5th September 2019

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Reviewed by Chris 26th July 2019

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Fantastic location. Rural but easy to get to all the places you want to assuming you have a car. Lovely, clean property and loads of wildlife literally on the doorstep. Great farmer next door to get local knowledge from. All in all lovely memories from here

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Relax and get away from it all at this peaceful property
An idyllic waterside location set in extensive grounds
Beautiful view from the undercover veranda
Step into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
A warm and cosy retreat in all seasons
A well-equipped kitchen great for cooking lazy breakfasts or special suppers
French foors open onto the Veranda
Snuggle up in front of the open fire
Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
Both bedrooms have a light filled and spacious feel
Sleep well after a busy day out exploring
Show 15 moreThoughtfully furnished throughout

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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