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Summer Lodge (SUMLOD)


Good 3/5 Score from 3 reviews

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Summer Lodge is a spacious newly built very high specification property located in the pretty Dorset village of Osmington less than a mile from the coast. It is truly luxurious with things most people only dream of having in their homes the main one being an indoor heated swimming pool (perfect whatever the time of year) with patio doors opening onto a large patio and decked are which is ideal for using in combination with the swimming pool when the sun is shining. You also have the benefit of a gym room housing a cross trainer and a running machine. If exercise is not your thing then why not make use of the games room with its full size pool table, arcade style games machine and juke box or just chill out in the adjacent lounge with its own cinema style flat screen TV. The huge kitchen / diner has solid granite work surfaces and attractive stone floors with mosaic detailing and the formal lounge has a feature gas stove and another large flat screen TV. Internally the property is a joy with its well thought out d?cor, furniture and attention to detail throughout. Three of the bedrooms are en-suite and the downstairs bedroom has an adjacent toilet plus use of the separate shower room near the swimming pool making this ideal for anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs. Venturing out from the cottage you will find the location perfect for walkers - pick from a gentle circular 2 mile walk which takes in the South West Coast path to a more demanding 10 mile walk encompassing the famous white chalk horse etched on a hillside. The village of Osmington has a pub just a few minutes walk away, The Sunray, which has a comfortable restaurant serving an extensive menu, bar serving real ales and a large garden with tables and children's play equipment. Craig's Dairy just a few minutes down the road sells the milk from cow to fridge within a few hours, along with ice creams and local producer provisions such as ham and chutneys. A Spar shop in Weymouth is just a few minutes car journey away. The nearest beach is a five minute drive away at Ringstead Bay, or five minutes further you may access the main long sandy resort beach at Weymouth, the nearest town, which has a good variety of restaurants, high streets shops and attractions. Summer Lodge is a real gem which we are proud to have on the books and is sure to be a big hit with all who are lucky enough to stay there.

Accommodation: Ground floor; formal dining hall. Large open plan kitchen / diner with patio doors opening onto a small patio area. Utility room. Formal lounge with patio doors onto a small patio area. Bedroom 1, double bed. Cloakroom with hand basin and toilet. Indoor salt water (far less salty than sea water) swimming pool, size: 3.6m x 8m. Patio doors opening onto a large patio and decked area with furniture. Shower room. Second cloakroom with hand basin and toilet. Indoor gym area. 1st Floor, via a staircase in the gym area; games room and 2nd lounge area with large flat screen TV. 1st floor via main staircase in the formal dining hall: Master bedroom (Bedroom 2), a spacious room with kingsize double bed, walk in wardrobe, ensuite with shower system incorporating two shower heads, body jets and radio, hand basin and toilet. Bedroom 3, twin single beds, ensuite shower with hand basin and toilet. Bedroom 4, kingsize double bed with ensuite shower, hand basin and toilet. Bedroom 5, twin single beds. Family bathroom, bath with rinse attachment, hand basin and toilet.

The swimming pool and gym are to be used at your own risk as these areas are not supervised.

Services in addition to standard equipment: Gas central heating. Coal effect gas fire in lounge. Fridge / freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. Flat screen TV, DVD player in formal lounge and 2nd lounge, CD music system. WIFI. Bed linen and towels (not pool towels) inclusive. Large surrounding garden with lawns, patio and decking areas and furniture. Garage plus gated off street parking for a further 4 cars.

Please note; no camper vans, caravans or no recreational vehicle allowed. The owners of Summer Lodge require a £200 cash refundable damage deposit from Guests on their arrival - please provide bank details to the owners who will then refund the security deposit into your bank account within 7 days.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The West Country region

Dorset is a county with lots to offer, from astounding natural landmarks such as the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the beautiful Golden Cap and the popular natural cove at Lulworth to the lively seaside towns of Weymouth, Swanage and Lyme Regis. A week (or longer) self catering holiday in Dorset gives you the time to really soak up the history, feel and beauty of the region, taste the fine local cuisine and enjoy a break from the hectic pace of town or city life.


Osmington is a village just 4 miles outside of Weymouth which has bronze age settlements and is home to Craig's Dairy offering delicious local produce such as ice cream and clotted cream.

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Review 1-3 of 3

29 Jul 2014


"Rude, unwelcoming owners ruin overpriced 3 star house - AVOID"

We may have been unlucky but from the very moment we met the owners to obtain the property keys they were quite rude, unwelcoming and treated us more like trespassers on their property. As a family h… More

Thank you for your review and valuable feedback of the property which is much appreciated. I would like to begin by apologising on behalf of Dream Cottages for your holiday accommodation not meeting your expectations. We pride ourselves on our good reputation, attention to detail and customer satisfaction.
We take all comments onboard, both good and bad, which can help to improve the property and keep the owners informed should things not be up to scratch.
Whilst we endeavour to provide accommodation of the highest standards we do accept that from time to time, there may be issues that need resolving. Our offices are open 7 days a week including Public Holidays and we always aim to attend to any issue as soon as we are made aware.
Our aim is for all our guests to holiday in a property that meets, if not exceeds their expectations. Through the provision of all the information on our website, including the properties virtual tour, location and description, along with our dedicated booking team who have been to the properties and our brochure, we normally achieve our aim.
Summer Lodge was inspected and awarded its five stars in February of this year. All Dream Cottages properties are Visit Britain assessed. Dream Cottages has no influence whatsoever over the inspection, indeed we use this scheme in preference to one of our own so that the grades awarded are impartial and we cannot be seen as being biased in any way. If guests would like to discuss any ratings with them, they can forward their concerns to where they will be happy to look into any issues regarding the rating of a property.
I apologise if you felt the owner's attitude towards you was inappropriate, as I also did during our telephone conversation. The owners of the property are saddened to hear that you feel this way. They do except that they were taken aback to see that you were using the properties electricity to power your recreational vehicle during your stay, when they came manage your departure.
Whilst we value all guests' opinions, this review seems to be in contrast to the majority of reviews for this property, here is a sample of recent feedback:
Property: Summer Lodge
Customer Rating - service: Excellent
Customer Rating - property: Excellent
The Property was of the highest standard and the owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful. I intent to stay at the property again. Very happy with the whole experience.

Property: Summer Lodge
Customer Rating - service: Good
Customer Rating - property: Excellent
We had a wonderful holiday, truly memorable. It was my 60th birthday and we wanted to take all the family away to mark the occasion. You could not ask for a better family house, as the owners have thought of everything. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves just a shame the time went so quickly. We hope one day to return. Lots of happy memories.
I am disappointed that you felt that we at the office did not reply to emails or return your calls, especially after our continued contact with you in order to return your security deposit, as you did not leave your details with the owner as requested.
We did receive your feedback stating that you and your family had a wonderful holiday at Summer Lodge including your views of the owner's attitude. Regrettably, as stated in our automated reply, we are not always able to respond to all feedback personally, especially at busy times, however, we guarantee that all feedback is read by the Property Management team and passed onto the owners.

25 Jun 2014


"Hardly a village"

Do not assume from the property description that this house is in a quiet location. It is in fact on a busy main road. The accommodation is good, with plenty of space for us all and generally well equ… More

Dear guest
I am sorry if you felt we have mis-advertised the location of this property. The property description simply mentions a 'village location' as the property is indeed set within the village of Osmington. The property is not immediately next to the A road that runs through the village but is set back down a lane. On all of our property descriptions we try to be as factual as possible and we also place a Google map marker on the location to enable guests to see exactly where the property is located. We have very experienced bookings' staff who are always happy to answer any additional queries or help guests make a property selection prior to booking in relation to property facilities or location. Again I am sorry that you were disappointed with the location and thank you for your feedback. With best wishes Dream Cottages

21 Jun 2014


"Just right for a large family"

A truly delightful house, plenty of space for 6 young children and six adults. Fenced garden and security gates gave us peace of mind when children playing outside. Everything was spot on. The swimmin… More

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Summer Lodge. I will pass on your review to the owners, I know they will be delighted. We hope you visit Dorset again soon. With best wishes Dream Cottages

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