Relax in the private hot tub
Looking towards the detached lodge tucked away amidst the trees
Lounge area with cosy woodburner and rural views
Light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner
Kitchen/dining area
Spacious kitchen/dining area
View across the decked area and farmland beyond
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
Main bathroom
Views from the lodge
Enjoy al fresco dining
Relax in the private hot tub
Looking towards the lodge
Beautiful sunset from the lodge
Views from the property
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2 / 18  Looking towards the detached lodge tucked away amidst the trees
3 / 18  Lounge area with cosy woodburner and rural views
4 / 18  Light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner
5 / 18  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 18  Spacious kitchen/dining area
7 / 18  View across the decked area and farmland beyond
8 / 18  Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
9 / 18  Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
10 / 18  En-suite shower room
11 / 18  Twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
12 / 18  Main bathroom
13 / 18  Views from the lodge
14 / 18  Enjoy al fresco dining
15 / 18  Relax in the private hot tub
16 / 18  Looking towards the lodge
17 / 18  Beautiful sunset from the lodge
18 / 18  Views from the property

Douglas Lodge,

Dorchester (10mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful and cosy detached lodge situated in the midst of tranquil rolling hills
  • Relax in the private hot tub or snuggle up in front of the wood burner
  • Surrounded by Christmas trees for maximum seclusion
  • Peaceful location with extensive country views
  • Spacious and bright accommodation
  • Beautiful garden area perfect for afternoon tea
Property code: 31880

This spacious, detached lodge makes an excellent holiday base to explore, whatever the season. The property is one of three lodges which have been carefully positioned to ensure your privacy, yet with wonderful views towards the Dorset Gap.

Nestled in the rural village of Ansty amid glorious Dorset countryside, these delightful lodges make an excellent holiday base to explore this pretty county whatever the season. Beautifully finished and with uninterrupted views over the lake and on to the surrounding countryside, the lodges are surrounded by Christmas trees to ensure maximum seclusion and have a wonderful "Norwegian" feel about them. Steeped in history, Dorset's landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking, with a network of footpaths directly from the lodge. You will be a couple of minutes' walk to a traditional 250 year old pub which has an inviting bar and restaurant and on-site there is a farm shop selling everything from locally produced meat to freshly baked bread and croissants. The area offers a host of pretty and well renowned villages, sandy beaches and the Jurassic coastline which has World Heritage status. The towns of Dorchester, Blandford Forum and Weymouth are easily accessible and there are many attractions including Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Lulworth Castle to name but a few.

Upon entering the lodge will find a delightful, spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room which is light and airy and has fabulous countryside views. Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner with a good book or catch up with your favourite TV programme or DVD. The kitchen area includes a gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a small breakfast bar. Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table with family and friends whilst taking in the lovely views through the large bi-folding doors which overlook the garden and countryside beyond. There is a useful separate utility room which has a further WC and a washer/dryer. Walking through the hallway you will find two charming bedrooms, firstly the Master double bedroom which has a king-size bed and an en-suite shower and WC. The second bedroom is a twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a double on request at time of booking. There is also a separate bathroom with bath and WC.

Heading outside, there is a private, decked veranda with a hot tub to unwind in and soak up the views. Steps lead down to an open lawn area and there is also a table, chairs and a BBQ, creating a stunning area for al-fresco dining. Steps lead up to the parking area which provides ample off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a double on request at time of booking
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC; 1 en-suite with shower and WC; 1 separate WC
  • Kitchen - gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and iPod dock
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included, further logs available to purchase from the owners for the wood burner
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi available, due to the rural location the Wi-Fi signal may be limited
  • Limited mobile phone reception for some network providers 
  • Private hot tub (please note that the hot tub may not be to a maximum temperature on the day of arrival)
  • 1 dog welcome, further by arrangement (please ensure dogs are under control in the shared grounds)
  • Outdoor tap for washing muddy paws and boots
  • BBQ - initial supply of charcoal provided
  • Garden is not enclosed
  • Ample parking
  • Property is approached via steps from the car park area
  • Excellent walking straight from the site
  • Farm shop onsite (opening hours are listed in the property)
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Nearest supermarket 10 miles away
  • Nearest towns are Dorchester, Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton which are all 10 miles
  • Weymouth’s beach within a 30-minute drive
  • Towels included, please bring your own towels for the Hot Tub

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Iain, 2nd March 2020

Wonderful location, beautiful lodge, superb pub a shirt walk away with excellent food. A lively little shop and all set in the magnificent Dorset countryside. Simply bliss.

Reviewed by Adam, 28th February 2020

Great views and enough privacy from neighbouring cabins. The nearby pub is fantastic. Hoping to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Paul, 17th February 2020

Had en excellent break in this fantastic lodge - high standards - well cared for - great location - attentive hosts (when they needed to be) - wonderful pub (The Fox) just across the road. We will be back!

Reviewed by Mark, 18th January 2020

Over all a fantastic short break

Reviewed by Shannon, 27th December 2019

The lodge is spacious and cosy at the same time. The view across the countryside is stunning, beds are comfy and the hot tub is a perfect place to relax after a big walk. The fox pub at the end of the road is also brilliant. Highly recommend!!

Reviewed by Maria, 22nd October 2019

Really amazing place! Absolutely welcoming. Could not recommend enough! Very clean and everything was perfect and beautiful. Will be visiting again in the near future for sure! - Maria

Reviewed by Richard, 11th October 2019

The cabin has a very Scandinavian feel and the other two cabins are a good 30 metres away with first trees in between so it feels private, even when you're in the hot tub. It's a very comfortable place and the wood burner is gorgeous, kept it cosy despite all the rain! The bed in the en-suite bedroom is v comfortable, slept very well. I would highlRead morey recommend as a romantic getaway for couples and the pub opposite the farm is v friendly and good food. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew, 8th October 2019

Super comfy and spacious lodge. Hot tub is a godsend after a good hike or just because. The Fox Inn has amazing food.

Reviewed by David, 20th September 2019

Beautiful lodge and location. All staff friendly and helpful. Completely dog friendly with lots of space to walk the dog

Reviewed by Tracey, 23rd August 2019

This is a lovely cabin and location for being away from the hustle and bustle but still close enough to explore Dorset. Private and with stunning views. Welcome pack included a bottle of wine, flowers and some doggy treats! Very pet friendly and well appointed.

Reviewed by Jackie, 2nd August 2019

We had a fantastic week the lodge was very comfatable. Just general mantuance let it down. Great base for walking. Very welcomig pub.

Reviewed by Martin, 28th June 2019

The positioning of the lodge gave us a perfect view of the sunset every night. The place itself was extremely clean and the hot tub was a great addition. The owners were very friendly and accommodating; all in all the vacation was everything we had hoped for.

Reviewed by Iain, 21st June 2019

The accommodation was very comfortable and modern, loved the jacuzzi really was nice to relax in, the location was nice as it was rural and away from busy roads, the shop on the farm was well stocked and convenient as was the pub across the road. I would happily stay again or recommend it.

Reviewed by Ian, 24th May 2019

A fantastic base to explore all Dorset has to offer, with a great hot tub to soothe aching muscles after a days walking!

Reviewed by Trudy, 20th April 2019

A beautiful lodge in a perfect location. The pub and the on site shop are great amenities. It is ideal for doing nothing or for visiting the attractions e.g. Weymouth, Portland Bill, Poole and Bournemouth. We went to the tank museum which was very interesting. Beaches e.g Lulworth and Durdle Door are easily accessible.

Reviewed by Marc, 6th April 2019

Lovely week spent is a lovely property. We found it well situated for doing things in and around Dorset. The hot tub was great and the kids spend all their free time in it!

Reviewed by Lara, 8th March 2019

Everything was excellent. The Lodge was in a very small hamlet away from everything. Facilities were excellent, there was everything you needed to cook anything you wanted, The hot tub was sooo lovely, We did light the log burner but it wasn't needed the whole place was lovely and warm at all times with plenty of hot water. Both beds were comfortabRead morele. The owners added a few lovely touches to make it a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen, 8th February 2019

top top cabin enjoyed our stay and fully recommend it, in a lovely area with friendly people and no phone signal but got great wifi if you do need the internet

Reviewed by Christine, 1st February 2019

Lovely lodge, very comfortable and warm. Nice to have the hot tub. Good location, with walks direct from the farm. Helpful and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Chris, 11th November 2018

Simply Wonderful

Reviewed by Clifford, 3rd November 2018

Lovely lodge quiet location not over looked by the other two lodges Farm shop well stocked for most needs

Reviewed by Susan, 15th September 2018

Our holiday was fab the lodge had everything we needed spotlessly clean the owners were helpful but not intrusive thankyou I will always book again

Reviewed by Irene, 30th June 2018

The lodge was fantastic and very comfortable. We lacked for nothing. The location was quiet and peaceful, it was lovely waking in the morning to the sounds of the birds. We loved it and would go back again. The lady owner was very nice and friendly and nothing was too much bother for her.

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Relax in the private hot tub
Looking towards the detached lodge tucked away amidst the trees
Lounge area with cosy woodburner and rural views
Light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner
Kitchen/dining area
Spacious kitchen/dining area
View across the decked area and farmland beyond
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
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