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Longhouse Lodge in Mannington, Dorset

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Longhouse Lodge description

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Longhouse Lodge is a wonderful single-storey timber lodge, on the owners' alpaca smallholding in the hamlet of Mannington, close to Wimborne. This property sleeps two people and has an open plan studio layout of a king-size double bed, a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with woodburning stove. There's also a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Outside there's off road parking for two cars, an enclosed gravelled area with furniture and a shared firepit and barbecue in a nearby paddock. Longhouse Lodge is a wonderful base for a romantic retreat.

Electric oil-filled heaters with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer in adjacent log cabin, TV with full Sky, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Secure undercover bike storage. Enclosed gravelled area with furniture. Shared firepit and BBQ in nearby paddock. One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock nearby. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: The owner has a dog, and there are horses and alpacas on-site. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: The cottage is accessed via 0.2 miles of unmade track. Note: There is a paddock with field shelter available for horses at an extra cost, please contact owner for more information.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mrs Warris
August 2016
The Longhouse exceeded our expectations and the owners are a lovely helpful couple. We have stayed in many properties but this has been by far the most interesting with lots of added interest. Definitely worth a second visit and ideally located for walking, sightseeing, or quiet beaches.
Mr Santer
July 2016
The lodge was very nice, just as described in the brochure. The owners could not do more to make us welcome. It is the best equipped lodge we have ever stayed in. Thoroughly recommended.
Miss Pyke
July 2016
It was peaceful and a beautiful place. The owners were also very friendly and helpful.
Mr Howard
June 2016
A very comfortable cottage with very nice owners. They went out of their way to make our stay very enjoyable.
Mrs Giblin
May 2016
Lovely cottage. Quirky but comfortable. We loved the alpacas.
Mrs Hart
May 2016
We were absolutely blown away by this beautiful romantic retreat, with such attention to detail. The hosts were wonderful, so welcoming friendly and helpful. We cannot wait to go back.
Les P
July 2016
We didn't know quite what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised with the lodge itself. It had all we needed and more, including a record player! haven't used one of them in years! The lodge is one open living area, but with the bedroom part effectively separated from the kitchen/lounge by the bathroom. The bed was really comfortable, the kitchen had all we needed and the lounge had a tv with sky+ (and of course the record player). Quite a lot of the walls were covered with raw wood panels, looked really effective and a rather quirky wooden chair in the bedroom. There is a small private piece of "garden" off to the side of the lodge (to the side of the summer house), with patio table and chairs, and a lay-z-spa hot tub for your use (small extra cost). The lodge is sited between stables and the owners thatched house, the end of which is let out as Longhouse cottage. The lodge overlooks a paddock used by the six Alpacas, although they seemed to spend most of their time in another field beyond the house, they did come up at feeding time (opposite the lodge). The whole site is down the end of a rough road/track so is very secluded and peaceful. The owners were a really nice couple and very friendly. The location is good for access to East Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth, as well as the New Forest, just about 5 miles to the main A31. Roads can be quite busy at peak times of day, so I'd recommend planning that in. There are some nice quiet roads away from the main ones if you like to take the "scenic" routes. We ate out a few times locally; Drusillas Inn, Horton was OK. We ate twice at The Old Inn, Holt, first time (Steak night - Monday) was good, second time, while the food was good service was sloooooow. In short the lodge is a really nice quirky relaxing place. On our list to re-visit another time, thoroughly recommend.
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