The Shooting Lodge


Sleeps Bedrooms
8 (plus 4) 4 (Plus 1)
Changeover Day
Welcome (additional costs apply)
Short Breaks
Long weekends / weekday breaks available

The Shooting Lodge offers the most wonderful, relaxed accommodation and in conjunction with dry fly fishing on the River Frome its position as a holiday location is unrivalled.

Sitting high on the Dorset downs, set in a small coppice containing wild fruits and flowers, commanding spectacular views south towards the coast - this was the setting used by Thomas Hardy in his 'The Three Strangers' (see link for more details).

One mile from the nearest main road makes it remote and rural, but only two hours from London makes it easily accessible.

Bed linen and hand towels are all provided (but please bring your own large beach towels), as well as tea-towels and essential cleaning materials. A small supply of logs are provided, and additional logs can be purchased on request.

The lodge can be let on either a weekly basis, or at certain times of the year from a part week basis (either Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday). Changeover for weekly lets are on a Friday unless otherwise stated.



The Rose Room is on the first floor and has a kingsize bed with internal balcony overlooking snooker room.


The Honeysuckle Room is on the first floor and has twin beds. It shares a bathroom with bedroom one. (suitable for extra bed if requested)


The Deer Stalkers Room is on the ground floor with twin beds and has an ensuite shower room. (suitable for extra bed if requested)


The Old Beaters Room is on the ground floor with twin beds and has an ensuite shower room. (suitable for extra bed if requested)


The Tower Room is at the top of the tower and has a single bed, access is via a spiral staircase. (This room is only available on request and is not suitable for small children)


The Kitchen is well equipped with large fridge / freezer, catering gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster and plenty of crockery. There is a washing machine on the ground floor.

The Main Living area is a large open plan room with traditional dining table with plenty of seating and soft seating facing large inglenook fireplace. The focal point of this room is a 42 candle chandelier (oil filled candles pre filled on your arrival) TV with freesat and DVD player, Hifi.

Cloakroom and Bathrooms There is a separate cloakroom off the snooker room, a bathroom with shower over on the first floor, and two further shower rooms ensuite to bedrooms.

Central Heating is gas fired with radiators throughout the property.

Electricity is supplied through a combination of a wind turbine and an 'on demand' generator. You should not need to touch the generator as it is completely automatic, nor should you be aware of it when it is running as it is located in a separate building as short distance away.

Open log fires are able to be used in both the main living area and the snooker room. A small supply of logs is provided with additional able to be purchased at the time if required.

WIFI and Broadband is available throughout the property and is provided via a 4G connection (this has a daily limit of 1.5gb which is plenty for normal emails etc - additional data can be arranged.


The Garden To the front of the property with open views towards the coast is a lawned area open to fields beyond. There is a paved patio with outside dining table and kettle bbq.

Parking and access for plenty of cars (at least 5) on the gravelled drive. The lodge accessed via a private farm track - the track is uneven but quite passable by any vehicle except the lowest slung of cars.

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