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Relax and get away from it all at this peaceful lake side property
Be in harmony with nature at this stylish fishing lodge
Step into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
A warm and cosy retreat in all seasons
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
A well-equipped kitchen great for cooking lazy breakfasts or special suppers
Spacious and bright dual aspect bedroom
Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
Sleep well after a busy day out exploring
Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
Contemporary shower room
Idyllic rural getaway set in a peaceful lakeside location
Guests can arrange to fish on the lake directly with the owners
Beautiful view towards the spacious grounds and lake from the undercover veranda
A magical spot to spend an evening with an open fire on the Veranda
Beautiful view towards the spacious grounds and lake from the undercover veranda
Guests can arrange to fish on the lake directly with the owners
Guests are free to explore the grounds around 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
An idyllic waterside location set in extensive grounds
Set in expansive grounds and by a beautiful lake
Hardy's monument overlooking the Jurassic coastline
Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
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 / 28  Relax and get away from it all at this peaceful lake side property
2 / 28  Be in harmony with nature at this stylish fishing lodge
3 / 28  Step into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
4 / 28  A warm and cosy retreat in all seasons
5 / 28  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
6 / 28  A well-equipped kitchen great for cooking lazy breakfasts or special suppers
7 / 28  Spacious and bright dual aspect bedroom
8 / 28  Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
9 / 28  Sleep well after a busy day out exploring
10 / 28  Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
11 / 28  Contemporary shower room
12 / 28  Idyllic rural getaway set in a peaceful lakeside location
13 / 28  Guests can arrange to fish on the lake directly with the owners
14 / 28  Beautiful view towards the spacious grounds and lake from the undercover veranda
15 / 28  A magical spot to spend an evening with an open fire on the Veranda
16 / 28  Beautiful view towards the spacious grounds and lake from the undercover veranda
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18 / 28  Guests can arrange to fish on the lake directly with the owners
19 / 28  Guests are free to explore the grounds around the lake
20 / 28  Ample off-road parking at the end of a private gated drive
21 / 28  Please take care with children as the Sydling Brook runs next to the lodge
22 / 28  An idyllic waterside location set in extensive grounds
23 / 28  Set in expansive grounds and by a beautiful lake
24 / 28  Hardy's monument overlooking the Jurassic coastline
25 / 28  Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
26 / 28  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
27 / 28  Visit Lyme Regis and walk along the seafront promenade to the Cobb
28 / 28  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.

Perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle, this waterside lodge sits between four designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Sleeping four across two bedrooms, spend balmy evenings sizzling up a storm on the BBQ, sipping drinks on the veranda and staying warm by the open fires. Just 16 miles from the pair of beaches at iconic West Bay, you can enjoy days by fresh water close to home and time in the salty seas slightly further afield.

Pull up at the end of the private drive, find yourselves with ample parking and unload your bags before making your way inside. Step through French doors, great for letting the fresh air inside on lazy mornings or relaxing evenings and find yourself in the open-plan heart of the home. Bright and airy, this home is decorated in neutral tones and pretty patterns, creating a welcoming, calming ambience in which to unwind. Throw a log on the open fire and settle on one of two comfortable sofas in front of the TV, great for family film nights or watching a DVD with friends. Ample worktop space in the kitchen area means you can choose more than one chef to cook up a storm and get lots of hands on deck to rustle up side dishes for a BBQ banquet. Whatever the weather you can dine alfresco underneath the sheltered veranda, and you can light the second open fire to keep the chill at bay. Two spacious, light bedrooms welcome you to drift off after long days adventuring.

An anglers’ delight, this home sits on the Langford Lake, next to the bubbling, Sydling Brook (children take care). Chat to the owners and pay an extra cost to have exclusive use of the lake so you can fish all day. For a beach day, hop in the car and visit one of many coves, bays and beaches dotting the coastline. The iconic beaches at West Bay (16 miles) and Lulworth Cove (20.5 miles) are well worth the trip for a swim in the ocean and a day on the sand.

  • 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 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jim 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 10th September 2021

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Comfortable property located in a memorable location alongside a brook and adjacent to a lake. Exceptionally peaceful but allows ready, by car, access to many attractions in Dorset and Somerset. Smart TV and WiFi allows access to the world if wanted. Professional and helpful management. Equipment lacked for little although if you want to sit away fRead morerom the property taking some potable chairs would be useful. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 27th August 2021

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A beautifully comfortable and well equipped lodge in an idyllic peaceful location. From the super comfy huge beds to the log fire at the sitting area on the covered porch, everything has been well thought through to make guests feel relaxed and calm. The stream babbles reassuringly right outside the house and it is heaven for nature lovers. There aRead morere water birds, fish and animals to watch in the daytime, and bats and stars at night. It is just as described on the website. Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by David 23rd July 2021

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Peaceful, tranquil and the perfect place to switch off and recharge.

Reviewed by Siva 16th July 2021

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A fabulous location with the lake and fishing pond. We really enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings. We stayed during the heatwave but did not feel the heat at all. Very good location.

Reviewed by Penny 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Rosemary 18th June 2021

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Wow! What a superbly relaxing location with the sound of water flowing down the Brook and birdsong, plus the view of the lake and wildlife. We had a problem with the shower but that was fixed extremely promptly on Sunday morning so could not ask for a better response. We enjoyed many local walks and views of the spectacular Dorset countryside. WoulRead mored highly recommend this location for a get-away break. Hide

Reviewed by Ashley 16th April 2021

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The perfect location for an isolated rural get away within just a few miles of two welcoming village pubs. The hosts were particularly responsive to requests for the all-important optional extra of extra wood for the open fires and bbq.

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

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Relax and get away from it all at this peaceful lake side property
Be in harmony with nature at this stylish fishing lodge
Step into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
A warm and cosy retreat in all seasons
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
A well-equipped kitchen great for cooking lazy breakfasts or special suppers
Spacious and bright dual aspect bedroom
Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
Sleep well after a busy day out exploring
Both bedrooms have the option to be a twin or super-king-size
Contemporary shower room
Show 16 moreIdyllic rural getaway set in a peaceful lakeside location

Location

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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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