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Looking towards the lodge with hot tub
Relax in the private hot tub
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Decking with private hot tub, seating and BBQ
Master bedroom with en-suite
Master bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room
Zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
View from the lodge
View towards the property with private hot tub on the decking
View from the lodge
View towards the lodge
Beautiful sunset from the lodge
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2 / 18  Relax in the private hot tub
3 / 18  Lounge area with woodburner
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5 / 18  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
6 / 18  Kitchen/dining area
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8 / 18  Decking with private hot tub, seating and BBQ
9 / 18  Master bedroom with en-suite
10 / 18  Master bedroom with en-suite
11 / 18  En-suite shower room
12 / 18  Zip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request
13 / 18  Bathroom
14 / 18  View from the lodge
15 / 18  View towards the property with private hot tub on the decking
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18 / 18  Beautiful sunset from the lodge

Norway Lodge

Dorchester (10mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
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 and take in the rural views
  • Spacious open plan living area with a cosy wood burner
  • Miles of idyllic countryside views from the lodge
  • Amidst Dorset’s beautiful countryside, perfect for keen walkers
  • Encompassed by Christmas trees for privacy and creating a lovely ‘Norwegian’ feel
Property code: 31884

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 and dishwasher. There is ample room to 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.

On the outside of the peaceful lodge, a hot tub sits on the private decked veranda, creating a fantastic opportunity for relaxation whilst taking in the far reaching countryside views. Steps lead down to an open lawn area and there is also a table, chairs and a BBQ, perfect 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 provider
  • 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 is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Megan 16th March 2020

Beautiful cabin in the heart of the countryside. One of three lodges on site but incredibly private and peaceful. Comfortable and clean. The hot tub was amazing and we really felt at home there - we did not want to leave! The owners of the farm were really kind to us when we got into a bit of car trouble too! Can also recommend dinner at The Fox puRead moreb just across the road. We had a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 1st March 2020

Lovely comfortable cottage, good location for access to the coast and countryside of Dorset. Norway Lodge was the last Lodge which afforded it more privacy than the other 2 lodges on the site.

Reviewed by Judith 21st February 2020

As a surprise holiday away for my friends 30 birthdays, the lodge was perfect, we had beautiful views, a lovely meal in the pub opposite and relaxing in the hot tub was just what we all needed. Thank you for a perfect weekend away! Will be recommending to everyone I know!

Reviewed by Vernita 14th February 2020

Norway Lodge was great for a peaceful getaway for me and my partner. We loved every bit of it. The shop on site is well stocked but we did do a shop at a nearby Tesco on our way just in case. The Fox Inn opposite the farm was also a great place to go for dinner but there are plenty of facilities to cook at the lodge as well. I would say a car is reRead morecommended as its a bit further out from the coast and towns. Hide

Reviewed by Lawa 10th January 2020

Had an amazing stay with friends. The lodge was perfect and had everything we needed to hand, lovely pub close by for dinner and amazing woodland to take a walk in. Thoroughly enjoyed our little break away and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Sarah 21st December 2019

This is an absolutely gorgeous lodge with everything you could possibly need to feel comfortable. The setting is extremely private and peaceful, the lodge itself is spacious, clean, modern but homely and furnished beautifully. The hot tub is a great asset. Carol made us feel extremely welcome and we were pleasantly surprised with the holy wreath onRead more the door and decorated Christmas tree inside the lounge, mince pies and Prosecco with a welcome note. Extremely thoughtful touches. Wonderful! Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 2nd December 2019

This cottage was just amazing, very homely, comfortable, loved the hot tub. Log fire, the place was a great size and very clean, the views in the morning were fabulous. We went in winter and I would go again at this time of year, we got to see so many amazing sights in this truly idyllic county of Dorset, great for walking, Jurassic coastline is brRead moreeathtaking. Great family retreat or romantic break. Hide

Reviewed by Albert 22nd November 2019

We have a very lovely weekend... it was exactly what we need. Hot tub, fireplace, quiet place... a nice pub near, if you would like to go for a lunch or for a drink. Cottage was amazing. Definitely we will back, but this time on summer.

Reviewed by Deborah 8th November 2019

It was so relaxing we didnt want to leave. Will definately come back.

Reviewed by Anna 16th August 2019

This was a great place to spend a week. The log cabin was really comfortable and the hot tub a real bonus! Recommend Norway Lodge being the last of the 3 properties and therefore more secluded. Had a number of good days and meals out. Fantastic holiday!

Reviewed by Adam 12th July 2019

Beautiful lodge fully equipped in an idyllic location. Plenty of walks and nature to explore. Not too far from lots of villages/towns with pubs to choose from. Local produce from farm shop on site was great. Weymouth beach only 30 minutes away! Ideal for family breaks or peaceful weekends away! Overall very impressed!

Reviewed by Paul 28th June 2019

The lodge and location are superb for us with our cocker spaniel. The lodge is light and airy with lovely views of open farmland and wonderful sunsets. There are lots of walks directly out from the lodge and Dorset has a wealth of points of interest to explore, many of which are dog friendly. Our personal favourite was Swanage - a lovely Victorian Read moreseaside town with a couple of year round doggy beaches too. Hide

Reviewed by Janine 24th May 2019

Perfect peaceful getaway. Amazing views and wildlife. Loads to do in area. The lodge was beautiful. Comfy beds. Loved loved loved!

Reviewed by Martin 5th April 2019

We had a very relaxing week, lovely walks. very friendly and welcoming hosts. We appreciated the doggy touches.

Reviewed by Chris 15th March 2019

We had a wonderful stay - the lodge is stunning with lots of little touches that make it extra special. It has everything you need and the log fire and hot tub are an extra bonus. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Ruth 15th February 2019

Lovely Lodge, as described, in a very peaceful location. Used as a base to explore the area, visiting Corfe Castle, Swanage, Lulworth Cove and the coastal path, the Tank Museum, Max Gate - and the local pub! Thank you for all the lovely little touches, such as the jar of dog biscuits, the bottle of wine and the very large torch for the walks home. Read moreWe had a lovely time. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 1st February 2019

A much needed sanctuary! beautiful place. Looking forward to visiting again in the near future

Reviewed by Alexia 13th December 2018

Absolutely beautiful lodge in a stunning location. Very peaceful and relaxing. Very well equipped with everything you may need as well as being cosy and warm. We will definitely be returning, I highly recommend!

Reviewed by David 20th October 2018

Really good stay, quiet, relaxing. A bottle of wine to welcome us and a bit of advice on the heating system and hot pool and we were sorted. The kitchen has all you could need to cook with barring of course the ingredients! If you're a TV-aholic you might want to take some films on a memory stick as the TV signal dipped in and out, but actually, noRead moret doing is the perfect reason to turn off and sit in the hot tub with a book. Hide

Reviewed by Leah 14th July 2018

Lovely lodge - Clean & has everything you need for a relaxed stay, in a nice, peaceful location. Highly recommended.

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Looking towards the lodge with hot tub
Relax in the private hot tub
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Decking with private hot tub, seating and BBQ
Master bedroom with en-suite
Master bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room
Show 6 moreZip-and-link bedroom which can be made into a double upon request


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