Cedar Lodge is a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location. All on one level, the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas creates a very sociable space for a couple or small family; two bedrooms – one double and one twin –- are separated by a very practical wet-room. Situated in Thomas Hardy country, just 12 miles inland from the magnificent Jurassic Coast, there is so much to explore all within a very short drive. Iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door celebrate the geology of this very special coastline and the delightful Saxon walled town of Wareham is gateway to the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Purbeck. The National Trust's magnificent Corfe Castle and the beautiful sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage are also close by. After a busy day exploring, the fully enclosed garden allows you to relax and take in the country air with your tired and content dog safely by your side. Cedar Lodge is in the grounds of the owners' house, from where they run their own business called Highsteppers that provides horse drawn transport for weddings and special occasions; guests will see their magnificent horses in the nearby fields and you may be able to accompany them on a drive around the picturesque Dorset countryside.
The Swanage Steam Railway runs between Swanage and Wareham and is a great way to enjoy the smells and sounds of the glorious age of steam and the RSPB nature reserve at nearby Arne offers the opportunity to see a large variety of species in a unique and tranquil location. The county town of Dorchester lies to the west of Cedar Lodge, a former Roman garrison town and home to Thomas Hardy; it has some great restaurants and cafes, the Dinosaur Museum and a Tutankhamun exhibition. Other local attractions are the Tank Museum at Bovington, the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Monkey World. The Etches Collection of Fossils at Kimmeridge is fascinating, as is the historic village of Tyneham. Further west is the quirky market town of Bridport, West Bay and the unique town of Lyme Regis famous for its historic Cobb and fossil history.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and Blu-ray DVD player. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Shared Outhouse with washing machine, tumble-drier and WC
If you are planning to use the travel cot, one twin bed can be stored beneath the other to make space for a cot in Bedroom 2. If four people are staying, the cot will need to be placed in the open plan area, as there is not enough space in either of the bedrooms. A shower chair and toilet frame are available upon request.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3.5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Cedar Lodge is cosy and compact, situated in a tranquil rural location with a fully enclosed garden.
The cosy sitting area looks out over open countryside.
The well-equipped kitchen has a large fridge/freezer for all your holiday treats.
The sitting area has French doors that open onto the patio and countryside beyond.
Iconic Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast a short drive from Cedar Lodge.
The quay at the nearby Saxon walled town of Wareham, gateway to the Jurassic Coast.
The modern kitchen has an induction hob, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer.
The open plan interior is perfect for spending holiday time together.
The owners of Cedar Lodge have their own business providing horse drawn carriages for weddings and special occasions, you may be able to accompany them on a drive.
There is plenty of private parking and the enclosed garden is ideal for your dog, who is also welcomed at Cedar Lodge.
The double bedroom is compact but cosy.
Another view of the double bedroom.
The pretty twin room.
In the twin room, one bed can be stored beneath the other to make room for the travel cot.
The very practical wet room.
There is plenty of private parking and the enclosed garden is great for your dog.
The owner's magnificent horses; you may be able to join them on a drive in the beautiful Dorset countryside.
The key card needs to be inserted in the slot, just inside the front door, to activate the lighting in the cottage.
Monkey World is a very short drive from Cedar Lodge.
The Tank Museum at nearby Bovington is a great place to explore the history of these vehicles.
Lyme Regis is a fabulous place to visit; hunt for fossils on Monmouth beach, browse the independent shops, or simply relax on the beach.
The beach at Seatown, with Golden Cap in the background and the award-winning Anchor Inn.
Nearby woodland walks are wonderful for you and your dog.
The cliffs at West Bay, where much of the series Broadchurch was filmed.
Weymouth is the nearest sandy beach and has a traditional Punch and Judy show during the peak summer months.
The picturesque village of Corfe, dominated by the castle.
Visit Kimmeridge and you are bound to find a fossil and the fabulous Etches Collection of fossils is on display in the village, collected from the beach there over many years.
The Sandbanks Ferry crosses the entrance to Poole Harbour and links Sandbanks with the fabulous beaches at Shell Bay and Studland.
A one hour drive will take you to the New Forest, where ponies, cattle, sheep and pigs roam free. Miles of paths and cycle tracks take you through ancient woodland and over open heath.
Spectacular views all along the coastline, this is Chesil beach, taken from the Isle of Portland.