Kingfisher Retreat is a luxury lodge on the popular Warmwell Holiday Park, set in a private cul-de-sac accessed via a barrier. It sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms plus there is a sofabed in the lounge should this be required. It boasts an open plan fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area with vaulted ceilings. A main bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite shower room with large shower cubicle, a twin bedroom and the main bathroom with bath and shower over. It is double glazed and centrally heated, and has a utility room with washer/dryer.
On site there is a dry ski slope for all ages and abilities, and 'swissbobs' for the under 8's.
There is also an indoor heated swimming pool with flume and wave machine, 3 children's play areas, sports arena, amusements, pool tables, roller rink, mini ten-pin bowling, crazy golf, sauna and solarium also on site, plus 3 fishing lakes and a fully stocked fishing shop for hire of rods, nets and everything if you want to fish the lakes, and a fitness suite with treadmills, rowing machines and weights for the more energetic! Mountain bikes can also be hired.
Entertainment for all the family is available every night at The Venue on site, together with Hardy's Restaurant and a bar.
A mini supermarket and fish and chip shop are also to be found on site, and pizzas can be ordered from Huskys at the Ski Slope. The larger supermarkets will deliver to the lodge if required.
Children are well catered for with an indoor soft play area, multi sports court and outdoor adventure play areas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Moreton|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The property will sleep up to 6 if using the sofabed in the lounge. However, bed linen for the sofabed is not included in the price; a small supplementary charge will be made for this if required, or you can bring your own (duvet and pillows are available at no extra cost)
A travel cot and highchair are provided in the lodge together with cot sides.
There are always friendly and helpful staff on site to deal with any problems that may arise.
|Further details outdoors|
The large deck area has a glass topped table, 6 chairs & cushions, and parasol for guests' use.
There is parking for two vehicles, side by side immediately adjacent to the property.
The cul-de-sac is accessed via a barrier, and guests will be provided with the entry code prior to arrival.
This area of Dorset is famous of course for the Tolpuddle Martyrs - why not visit the Tolpuddle Museum where you can learn the story surrounding the Martyrs; it is also well known as being 'Hardy Country', and a visit to Hardy's monument is also worth making. Or why not follow the coastal path from the Smugglers Inn at Osmington, along towards Ringstead, then back to the Smugglers for a well-earned drink!
There are some very good eating places in the local area, The Countryman Inn where you can enjoy a carvery or one of many other dishes which are always available, the Red Lion which has a good selection of wonderful dishes for all tastes, the Frampton Arms at Moreton, and for that inevitable cream tea(!) why not try Moreton Tea Rooms which is very close to Warmwell. You can visit Moreton Gardens and plant shop to walk off the damage!
The beautiful market town of Dorchester (6 miles) for it's shops and eating places, museums and cinema, the historic walled market town of Wareham (12 miles) with it's Thursday farmer's market, Weymouth with its beautiful beach and promenade (9 miles) and the vibrant market town of Bridport (22 miles) are all well worth a visit.
There is an abundance of places of interest in this area of Dorset, such as Monkey World, Sea Life Park in Weymouth, the Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens, many places along the Jurassic Coast such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, and Lulworth Castle. Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, Bennett's Water Gardens and The Blue Pool are also worth a visit. There is so much more - too much to mention! There is something for everyone in this area of Dorset.