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Swandown, 2 Blackdown

Cricket St.Thomas near Chard, Somerset (Ref. 1118174)

Helpful Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “A superb Lodge and the best equipped holiday property we have ever stayed in .”

    I am disabled and it was perfect for me on my crutches and walking frame . My wife used the pool which was quiet and perfect for her . The gentleman in reception (might have been Steve ) was very helpful and helped us with our cases when he saw my disability . Only comment the M5 chaos on a Friday would prefer to stop Monday to Monday . Gravel path up to the Lodge could do with some more fine grit , for me anyway.

    I am disabled and it was perfect for me on my crutches and walking frame . My wife used the pool which was quiet and perfect for her . The gentleman in reception (might have been Steve ) was very helpful and helped us with our cases when he saw my disability . Only comment the M5 chaos on a Friday would prefer to stop Monday to Monday . Gravel path up to the Lodge could do with some more fine grit , for me anyway.

    - David, June 2023


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi, DVD player, radio/iPod dock
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent (more wood can be purchased from on-site shop)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request (£10 charge applies per cot, guests will need to bring their own bedding, bottom sheet provided)
  • Designated parking space for 1 car, additional parking available in visitors’ car park
  • Private front lawn with patio, barbecue and furniture, communal indoor swimming pool
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles Pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The Swandown site has an indoor pool for the exclusive use of guests of all ages staying at the lodges.The swimming pool can be booked using the onsite booking rota, located outside reception..Swandown guests also have membership access to the leisure facilities at The Cricket St Thomas Warner Hotel (approximately 1 mile).The hotel & leisure facilities are exclusively for adults.Guests can access their large swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium (opening times 8am-6pm).Guests are also able to eat in the hotel bar at lunchtime, which is cashless (card payments only).Spa treatments are available at an extra charge and need to be booked directly with the hotel
  • Note: Garden area is not enclosed

The property

Swandown, 2 Blackdown, a beautiful single-story lodge, is located within a stunning 1,000-acres of parkland on the renowned Swandown Lodges Estate at Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset, Swandown, 2 Blackdown welcomes four visitors to enjoy a break in the south-west of England.

It has a spacious interior with bay windows and plenty of living areas.

The spacious open-plan kitchen, dining, and sitting area will astound you after you unload in the assigned parking space, pass by your very own private patio where you may enjoy al fresco eating, and continue.

With all the essential appliances to rustle up tasty delights, the kitchen is well-equipped to ensure your self-catered stay is successful.

After dinner, retire to the sumptuous sofa and enjoy a movie on the Smart TV while cuddling up next to the woodburning stove.

Head to one of the two exquisitely furnished bedrooms when your eyes start to get heavy.

With a king-size bed or twin single beds, ample storage space for your belongings, and an en-suite bathroom or shower room, these rooms offer a peaceful place to unwind at the end of the day or freshen up before a day of adventures.

Consider Swandown, 2 Blackdown, for a special trip.

Swandown Lodges

Swandown Lodges are situated on the borders of South Somerset, West Dorset and East Devon and consists of a fantastic selection of luxury lodges within the stunning 1,000-acre parkland of the historic Cricket St.Thomas Estate. This collection offers contemporary furnishings, well-equipped kitchens, gardens for alfresco dining (some with breath-taking countryside views), and access to a wealth of on-site facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, scenic walking and cycling trails, a children’s adventure trail, a football area, and the adults only Cricket St. Thomas Hotel leisure complex with large indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, making them a superb setting for friends, families and couples embarking on a luxury getaway. There is a wide selection of dining options within an easy 15 minute travelling time of Swandown and shops are available in Chard (including Sainsbury, Tesco and Lidl) and in Crewkerne (Waitrose), both approximately 4 miles distant. The Cricket St. Thomas Golf Club is located on the A30 less than a mile away. The club provides members and visitors alike the chance to play on a beautiful parkland course with outstanding views across the surrounding countryside. Please check locally for availability and charges. There are small local museums in Chard and Crewkerne and the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. Also of interest is Forde Abbey which is located very close by. For the enthusiastic walker there is the South Coast Path taking in the Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO Word Heritage site which spans 95 miles and holds some of the finest beach and coastal scenery in Britain. Access is available at various points including Beer (East Devon) and Lyme Regis (West Dorset) approximately 30 minutes drive from Swandown. For an escape to Somerset like no other, choose The Swandown Lodges. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1114229, 1039763, 1112205, 1112206, 1112209, 1112211, 1112212, 1112716, 1112725, 1118174, 1120857 together sleeping up to 56 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Chard 4 miles; Crewkerne 4 miles; Yeovil 13 miles.

The parish of Cricket St. Thomas in South Somerset is situated just off the A30 and is 4 miles equidistant between Chard to the west and Crewkerne to the east.  It borders West Dorset and East Devon and is ideally situated to explore these three beautiful counties of the West Country. The traditional English countryside is shown at its best in this beautiful valley with the rolling hills of Somerset
and Dorset stretching into the distance. The Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens are to be found here along with the beautiful 19th century Cricket House, famous as the setting for the television series “To the Manor Born” and which now forms part of the Warner Cricket St Thomas Hotel.

This location enables easy access not only to the stunning Somerset countryside but also to its many attractions and those of the adjoining counties including, within easy travelling distance, the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum at Lyme Regis; the Fleet Air Arm Museum, which is located 7 miles north of Yeovil; the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford and for those interested in historical properties and gardens there are numerous to choose from including Barrington Court (NT), near Ilminster, Montacute House (NT) at Montacute and Tintinhull Gardens (NT) near Yeovil, Lytes Cary Manor, Nr Somerton, Minterne Gardens at Minterne Magna and the Cerne Giant at nearby Cerne Abbas. Slightly further afield but ideal for a day out is Abbotsbury Swannery, Glastonbury Tor and abbey ruins, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral, Stourhead Gardens (NT), Bovington Tank Museum and Longleat Safari Park.

Please note: For Christmas and New Year 2024 Swandown, 2 Blackdown will ONLY accept a Christmas booking with a start date of the 20th December and a New Year booking from the 27th December 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas