Self Catering in Somerset - Washford

Hazel Lodge

Hazel Lodge, Washford, Somerset
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £596.00 - 1220.00

This delightful, character barn conversion in Washford sleeps eight in four bedrooms.

Hazel Lodge is a semi-detached barn conversion, in the expansive grounds of Shells Cottage in Washford. With four bedrooms, two first floor twins, and a double and a twin on the ground floor, it sleeps eight comfortably. There is also a wet room on both the ground and first floor, and an open plan living area on the ground floor, with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with woodburner. There is also a kitchenette on the first floor. Outside there is off road parking and a decked area with private hot tub, as well as access to the acres of grounds. The unusual layout of the cottage means that the first floor is only accessible by an external staircase. Hazel Lodge is a great base for two families travelling together, or older siblings that wish for privacy.


Excellent Break
Has a party of 8 normally we would be tripping over each other but this wasn't the case has our accommodation was reasonably well spaced for a medium sized Lodge, The 2nd floor helped with this as the children had there own space leaving the adults to enjoy our well deserved relaxing break, The hot tube was brilliant and kept well maintained, The weather was a total washout but didn't effect our holiday what so ever, the Hot tube was well covered so we still had use of that My only criticism would be no Wi-Fi but I personally found that not a problem giving Us all some long over due family time and interaction. I know the owners are looking into Wi Ffor the future If you do need some family bonding and a relaxing holiday, Gemma was very helpful and accommodating I would strongly recommend this break to everyone, Best regards The Ferguson Family? Mr Ferguson, West Bromwich, November 2016

Honestly couldn't praise this place enough, there were 7 of us and a dog staying in the lodge and found the split upstairs and downstairs gave the group plenty of space. The hot tub was amazing and as another reviewer states it does back onto another hottub,however, it's not overlooked as there is a 20 foot wall between the 2 and when you're in the hot tub you can't hear next door. Staff were really friendly and helpful and checked in that everything was OK throughout our stay and also recommended local places to eat and visit when asked. Great pub near by that is dog friendly, and plenty of local activities such as walks, the castle, harbour etc. Overall would certainly recommend staying here if you want a relaxing holiday with plenty to do if you don't mind 10 minutes in the car.

Needed a much needed break away from a hectic job, so booked this lodge because of the hot tub and local amenities. The location is great for fantastic walks on the edge of the Brendon Hills and there is a great pub at the top of the hill. The accommodation was excellent. It was spotlessly clean. It was great we could take our two dogs who enjoyed the gardens immensely. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need, not that we did much cooking. There is a great Indian down the road that delivers! It was reassuring to know that the hot tubs are completely emptied and cleaned after every guest. Overall a great stay and would like to thank the hosts Lynn and Lloyd for a lovely getaway!
Dawn S

Great weekend away
We wanted to stay somewhere offering a little bit of luxury and were not disappointed at Hazel Lodge. It is part of a small holiday complex with other lodges in a semi rural location but near to the coast and Exmoor. The lodge was fitted to a high standard and we felt that there was no expense spared on the oak furniture in the dining room and the kitchen was well-equipped, although we did only have breakfast there. The hot tub was great to come back to in the evening after a day out walking or cycling. We found the manager to be welcoming and helpful and she recommended some good local eateries and places to visit. Having read the previous review about paying a deposit for the Playstation controller, we were surprised at this guests disappointment as we have found this to be the case at other properties we have stayed in. We happily paid our deposit which was returned when we returned the controllers at the end of our stay. Although we did not take a dog with us it is a great location for people with dogs and obviously they need to be kept on a lead in consideration of other people staying. There are lots of good walks in the area for those with or without a dog. We had a great weekend away and hope to return next year.

Big disappointment
Looking at pictures of lodge looks remote when in fact four lodges are together our hot tub backed on to the next lodges hot tub. Advertised as dog friendly but the garden was not secured. The lodge has a PS3 game machine I rang the owner to ask where the controller was and told ?50 deposit for the controller and ?100 for two controllers and games so didn't bother. Had a good telling off next day by the Manager Gemma for ringing the owner and not her. The toilet is a septic tank list of things not to put in. The eight seater dining set was inches from the only toilet downstairs not pleasant. The rubbish had to be taken to the main gates which was too far for me and my husband as we are disabled pensioners, mostly son in law took it whilst walking the dogs we would have had to drive there. Towels not supplied for hot tub. No welcome pack just two toilet rolls and salt and pepper set. Not happy big sign at gate saying concealed CCTV cameras on site !!! On our last day the Manager came over as soon as we arrived back in the evening accusing us of not picking up dog poo. We know who wasn't picking up their dog poo and it wasn't us but she wasn't having that as she had seen the other guest with a poo bag all very well but he never used it. I did try to explain you should not accuse anyone with no evidence. We were then told to be out of the hot tub by 8pm and given a list of jobs to do before we left in the morning. It was definitely not a relaxed holiday felt uneasy and uncomfortable. Have been on holiday before with Sykes cottages and really enjoyed ourselves never been to anything like this one.

Services / Facilities:

Electric radiators with woodburner. Ground floor: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. First floor: 2-ring electric hob, fridge, microwave, TV with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 3 and 1 game. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private decked patio with seating, BBQ and hot tub. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: The first floor is only accessible by the external staircase.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Cleeve Abbey - 0.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum - 0.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Combe Sydenham Hall - 2.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Elworthy, St Martin of Tours Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dunster Castle - 4.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Gallox Bridge - 4.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dunster Working Watermill - 4.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dunster Yarn Market - 4.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dunster Butter Cross - 4.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Fairfield - 8.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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