“Home from home - perfect location and loads to do nearby!” Perfect accommodation, really is 'home from home'. We were lucky with the weather being warm all week and some days hot sunshine!
I ordered my food shopping online (Asda) and had it delivered the day we arrived - this really helped, because shopping with 3 boys is no fun!
My boys loved fishing in the lakes - the man in the tackle shop was really helpful in setting up our little fishing rod! You can buy maggots from there too (if you're not too squeamish!)
We had days out to Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World (with its amazing play area), Corfe Castle and Studland Bay - a beautiful beach, National Trust (so parking free for members). We even swam in the sea - with shortie wetsuits!
We also drove down to a local beach, follow the road to Osmington and it's signposted to the left as Beach Cafe. We actually parked in the National Trust parking at top of hill (free for members) and we walked down to the beach - past a farm - through fields and onto the pebbly beach. We even saw the Olympic sailing in the distance! You can also park at the Beach Cafe at the bottom (but need to pay £5 for parking) - perfect for those not able to manage the walk down and back up the hill!) Food, hot drinks and ice-creams for sale at the Beach Cafe too!
We also discovered Craig's Dairy Farm which sells it's own homemade ice-cream - very yummy!!!! We had to go back a few times! Again keep on the road to Osmington, past the sign to Beach cafe and you'll eventually come across it on the left hand side.
The pool at Warmwell was ok, a bit tired looking and the waterslide is very slow (my 11 year old wasn't impressed) - but ok for a rainy day. As was the indoor play area, my 6 and 7 year olds enjoyed this. There's also the roller rink with music for the teens - and outdoor play areas.
You need to pay for passes to use the above indoor facilities, buy these on arrival from the Reception area - next time we may not need them as there's so much to do within 30 minutes of Warmwell we keep ourselves busy.
Warmwell and the surrounding area was perfect for my kids as they don't travel in the car very well on long distances, so even having a day out we knew it wouldn't take long to get 'home' to Kingfisher Retreat to make dinner.
My boys had fun on their scooters too - riding down the slope of the cul-de-sac where our accommodation was. We also played badminton outside in the evenings.
All in all a really lovely holiday...couldn't get the dvd player to work or the wifi but maybe that was just me! Perhaps an idiots guide would have helped me!!!!
The evening entertainment at the Hub wasn't for us, but there's a bar, restaurant and stage, plus the inevitable slot machines and noise!! We had a drink one evening but on the whole spent our time at 'home' in the evenings watching the Olympics!
We will definitely go back again.
“Fantastic, couldn`t ask for more” We have just got back from a fabulous Easter weekend at Pine Lodge, the lodge has definitely got the wow factor, home from home and idyllic. It's not overlooked at all and when the sun shines it fills the decking with warmth and there is nothing nicer than sitting on the lovely furniture and eating your breakfast in the sunshine and all you can hear are the birds singing. We really didn't want to leave the lodge but we made ourselves enjoy the skiing which was absolutely amazing and value for money. The first evening we had a meal at the onsite restaurant and it was very nice and reasonable. We loved going to Weymouth and walking our golden retriever on the beach especially Bowleaze Cove, which we love. We had planned to do crabbing but miss timed the tide both times but if you get it right it is great fun and you actually do catch lots of crabs! Overall our boys - age 15 and 12 had great fun and we managed to relax and have fun too, we'd go back in the blink of an eye! Highly recommend Pine Lodge.
We Stayed here as an extended family recently and the place is fabulous. The pictures looked great but It surpassed our expectations. The space suited us very well and the property has been furnished to a very high standard. Both the twins rooms are a good size and have plenty of storage space and the master with en suite is excellent. The bedding and towels are all of a high quality. We have been to Warmwell 3 times and would not hesitate to recommend this place. We made good use of the decking and BBQ too. Thank you Pam and family for letting us share your fantastic home. …
3rd year running of staying at Kingfisher Retreat - lovely lodge in a quiet location. Plenty of activities for the children to do in the entertainment complex (extra charges do apply for entertainment passes, as with most private lodges) which is within a walkable distance from the lodge and plenty of nearby attractions. We had a fab time here, regrettably may not be back next year as feel that we want to explore a new area - highly recommended. …
Luxury 3 bed lodge in a woodland setting, sleeps 6, Warmwell holiday park, Dorse
Lovely spacious lodge with everything you need.
This lodge was amazing. It was spotlessly clean and really comfortable, wish I could have had stayed longer. …
Fabulous Lodge & Owners!
Myself, other half and two children have stayed in this beautiful lodge 3 times now and simply can not wait for our next stay this Christmas/New Year. It truly is a wonderful lodge and full of everything you could possibly need. Having one of the better lay outs (and I’ve stayed in a fair few Warmwell lodges over the years). The rooms are spacious and the Jacuzzi is a huge hit with my children. Last but not least the owners are lovely, approachable & very accommodating people with nothing ever being too much trouble. As we speak I am trying to book up to stay at Pine Lodge again in 2019! …
Kingfisher Breaks Lodge, Warmwell Holiday Park
Immaculate with great attention to detail
Our stay was great from start to finish, a lovely welcome from Carol and her husband with lots of handy tips that would be useful for our stay. The lodge is beautiful, incredibly clean and tastefully done. Basics left which is a lovely a touch such as bread, milk and eggs and a very nice not so basic bottle of red! The site itself caters for all ages and is fairly close to Durdle Door, Monkey World and lot of other nearby attractions. Would most definitely stay there again. …