Windsor Lodge

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Utterly romantic, this 18th century gate lodge lies in the impressive Compton Castle estate and is a must for fairy-tale holidays.

At a Glance

From £941 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Family friendly Large, enclosed garden North Cadbury Court Collection Rolling countryside Dog friendly Wood Burner Parking Country Houses 3 Hours From London
Pull up to this beauty and you'll instantly fall in love: with a turret made for a princess, gorgeous windows with stained glass and oodles of character, you'll be forgiven for thinking you're in a medieval abode, rather than one built in the early 18th century. Part of the incredible Compton Castle on the Somerset/Dorset border, the lodge lies within the estate, but is privately contained from the main areas for security and your privacy. Lakes, woodland and gardens can be explored from the footpaths directly outside the entrance to Windsor Lodge whilst the views to the Glastonbury Tor and King Alfred's Tower at Stourhead are incredible.The lodge itself is a unique opportunity to stay within the estate and offers a warm welcome, immense privacy and is a characterful home stay complimented perfectly with the best of modern design and comforts.
Eating

Step into the entrance hall and you'll find the dining space, complete with antique table and eight chairs, pine Welsh dresser with vintage china and two further chairs and a coffee table - ideal for those seeking a quiet spot for a chat. Walk through the archway and you'll find the spacious kitchen, made for social dining with eye-catching wooden floors throughout and a chic white kitchen with quartz white worktops. Filled with everything a keen chef might need, including a stainless steel Rangemaster cooker and breakfast bar with sunshine-yellow chairs, it also includes all the love-to-have's, such as a Nespresso coffee machine for that all-important morning brew. Finished off with touches of lime, yellow and Orla Kierly, this is a fun, happy space in which to cook.

Living

Nestled in the turret next to the kitchen, the hexagonal country-chic living area is peaceful and calming in shades of duckegg blue and cream. Two sofas and two cosy chairs nestle around the cream wood-burning stove, making it an ideal spot to huddle away in during the winter months (Christmas here would be just fabulous), whilst it's a cool hideaway during the hottest of summer days. The Lambrequins are Swedish in design, and compliment the Hygge theme within the property, simple white roller blinds create a contemporary twist to the traditional look.

Sleeping

Take the stairs up and you'll find three beautiful bedrooms to choose from. The Master en suite bedroom has an impressive king size mahogany sleigh bed accompanied with beautiful antique furniture and stunning country views through eye-catching stained windows. The second bedroom is a lovely country-style double bedroom with fitted wardrobes whilst the incredible third bedroom lies within the turret with a stunning antique French king size bed - fit for royalty! Also, within the hexagonal room you'll find gorgeous antique furniture in keeping with the room. All the bedrooms come complete with Yves Delorme linens, Brinkhaus duvets and pillows and luxurious woollen throws - all you need to help you drift off into a deep sleep!

Bathing

The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and is a double glass wet room with large shower whilst there's also a family bathroom with bath and overhead shower - so there'll be no fights in the morning! Both have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

To the back of the lodge you'll find a pretty garden complete with bench, table and chairs and a charcoal barbeque for alfresco meals. This is the perfect spot to kick off your shoes after a hard day's exploring, pour yourself your favourite tipple and enjoy the tranquillity that this little corner of paradise offers. The covered veranda is dry and great for sitting out in the rain with tea, smelling the plants and hearing the sound of falling water whilst remaining warm and dry! The table and chairs fit there comfortably too, for board games and outside meals together. Bunting and soft cushions on the bench help with enjoying the countryside celebratory feel. The outside boiler room has drying space for any wet gear or pushchairs, with an additional wine fridge and washing machine/drying rack.

WiFi

Windsor Lodge has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

Parking

Private gated parking is provided for two large or three smaller cars. There is a garage on the drive to store any surprise visitors!

Dogs

One dog is very welcome at Windsor Lodge, we charge £30 per week or short break.

In the Area

This is an ideal location to stay for wedding guests of Cadbury Court and as you would expect for a countryside idyll, there are some fabulous places to eat and drink nearby, with The Kings Arms in Charlton Horethorne, The Queens Arms in Corton Denham and The Camelot in South Cadbury. The gorgeous town of Sherbourne is just seven miles away and home to all the amenities you need, plus a beautiful abbey and castle dating from 1594 built by Sir Walter Raleigh. There's a train station too if you're thinking of arriving by train for a complete break. Additionally, you're close to Glastonbury (make sure to visit the abbey and iconic Tor), the city of Wells, the natural wonders of Cheddar Gorge, the Wookey Hole Caves, the Mendip Hills, Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Blackdown Hills. You're also only an hour from the Roman city of Bath.

Reviews

'Thank you for helping to create some wonderful memories. Windsor Lodge is fabulous and beautiful! We would love to come and stay again' - November 2018

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 11 Jan £2510
  • 11 Jan - 8 Feb £1255
  • 8 Feb - 22 Feb £1568
  • 22 Feb - 29 Mar £1255
  • 29 Mar - 19 Apr £1934
  • 19 Apr - 24 May £1568
  • 24 May - 7 Jun £1934
  • 7 Jun - 5 Jul £1562
  • 5 Jul - 19 Jul £2350
  • 19 Jul - 30 Aug £2740
  • 30 Aug - 27 Sep £2350
  • 27 Sep - 18 Oct £1255
  • 18 Oct - 25 Oct £1568
  • 25 Oct - 20 Dec £1255
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £2616
Short breaks:
  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
Payments:
  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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