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Self Catering in Dorset - Mannington

Longhouse Lodge
BH21 7JU

Longhouse Lodge, Mannington, Dorset

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £250.00 - 505.00

This single-storey timber lodge is situated on the owners' alpaca smallholding in the Dorset hamlet of Mannington and sleeps two people.

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.


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.
Mrs Warris

A little unusual, but lovely relaxing place
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.
Les P

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.
Mr Santer

It was peaceful and a beautiful place. The owners were also very friendly and helpful.
Miss Pyke

A very comfortable cottage with very nice owners. They went out of their way to make our stay very enjoyable.
Mr Howard



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds


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 included in rent
Bed linen and towels included 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

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

Horton, St Wolfrida's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Chalbury, All Saints Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Edmondsham, St Nicholas Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Edmondsham House and Gardens - 3.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Knowlton Church and Earthworks - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Knoll Gardens - 3.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Wimborne St Giles Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cranborne, St Mary & St Bartholomew - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cranborne Manor Gardens - 4.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Gussage All Saints Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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