5.7 miles N of Sherborne

Windsor Lodge

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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 Kiely, 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 duck egg 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 little country-style snug, with a sweet double bed and fitted wardrobe. A cosy hideaway just perfect for hunkering down. 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.


Antiques and collectables

This stunning retreat is also home to a large collection of original, one-of-a-kind antiques including furniture, crystal, china and silverware. Whilst we know our guests always take the utmost care in our retreats, in the unlikely event that something gets broken, any breakages will need to be paid for – thank you.


Super eco friendly home

Windsor Lodge is striving to be as green as possible, as such they have a strict policy on recycling as well as composting all natural food waste. The owners also provide grind compostable coffee pods, organic toiletries, low energy appliances, logs from the estate and locally sourced charcoal to name just a few of their greener endeavours.


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 £35 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.


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 £1,008 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Large, enclosed garden

North Cadbury Court Collection

Rolling countryside

The Compton Collection

Dog friendly

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

Parking

Country Houses

3 Hours From London

Boutique country chic

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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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Windsor Lodge:

Fabulous stay, very relaxing. Although it says sleeps 6 the 3rd room is more for children as its very cosy - so suggest this is 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults. A review of the walk to the neatest pub as this is 11 mins rather than the indicated 3 mins....

A great cottage in a beautiful place, the contact with Boutique Retreats was very pleasant and they helped us well. We would definitely book here again in the future! Thank you for a great vacation!

Absolutley perfect weekend break with my family & their 2 puppies. To celebrate my 60th birthday. Everything was perfect exceeded expectations.

We were blown away by how fantastic this place was and the amazing staff that helped make our stay top class - thank you

A perfect cottage for our family holiday

A truly lovely property - beautifully decorated, fabulous kitchen, comfy snug & bedrooms. We really felt at home & our 3 year old loved that he was staying in a castle!

A stunning retreat, which looks like it has been sent from a fairytale whilst offering the most brilliantly organised kitchen. What more could you want!

Beautifully done cottage. Tastefully done with a good balance of modern conveniences and a good sprinkle of antiques. Susan and Bill were very generous hosts. The garden and cottage were very well maintained and easy to feel at home in. I would highly recommend this cottage.

A comfortable country retreat in a beautiful setting

The lodge was perfectly romantic and exceedingly beautiful. It was likening living in a fairytale.

We were pleased it was as described and very clean. The garden was ideal for our dog being fully enclosed. Beds etc. were very comfortable A lovely area for a holiday close to London.

We had a wonderful stay at Windsor Lodge. The lodge is beautifully and tastefully equipped leading to a hugely relaxing stay. Our children were particularly thrilled to be sleeping in a turret room. The surrounding countryside is beautiful too with interesting places to visit nearby. It was an incredibly special stay for us - thank you.

We would highly recommend our stay at Windsor Lodge. The location is great and the lodge exactly as advertised. The owners have taken great care with all the facilities and we were so sad to leave.

Windsor Lodge is adorable. Beautifully furnished, immaculately presented and fully kitted, this fairy-tale home was very welcoming and a haven after 6 months lockdown in London. Jane is very kind and welcoming and Mary, the cleaner, was very helpful and the house was spotlessly clean. The garden is joyful, even in early Autumn it is full of flowers and butterflies. The surrounding trees were majestic and watching the breeze blow through them was a delight. Immediately outside the gate are 2 good walks - it was so easy to enjoy the nature surrounding the house. The house is surrounded by fields. But as well as the birdsong and the clip-clop of horses hooves, there is also some noise from the farming activities. But this did not spoil our enjoyment of our break. We hope to return soon!

This was our second visit to Windsor Lodge and we enjoyed it just as much on our second visit, as we did on our first.

'I have visited The Lodge last 2years and have been overwhelmed by it's welcoming atmosphere. I can not recommend to those more wanting a more relaxing holiday in the countryside x' - November 2020

'The setting of the lodge is beautiful and the owner was very helpful. The garden is gorgeous and well equipped. We would highly recommend a stay at Windsor Lodge' - August 2020

'Windsor Lodge is a bright and cheerful house. It is in a very quiet and peaceful location with lovely views. It is well equipped and beautifully maintained. The owners are very thoughtful and included some charming Christmas decorations.' - December 2019

This was our second visit to Windsor Lodge and we enjoyed it just as much on our second visit, as we did on our first.

'Beautifully clean and tastefully furnished. Totally enclosed garden a bonus, as our small dogs couldn’t escape. Lovely welcome hamper, and fresh flowers everywhere were a delight.' - March 2019

'This was a weekend trip with friends to celebrate my 40th birthday in style! And we certainly did, there was a bottle of bubbles on arrival and some delicious home made snacks waiting for us to start our trip. There was very heavy snow fall on the day of travel and the owners went out of their way to clear the road leading up to the property and the driveway so we had no problems. The house was exactly as the Boutique Retreats website had described and we all felt very relaxed and cosy without a care in the world for the whole long weekend. We would love to visit again perhaps in the Spring or Summer to see it in a different season. Thanks so much to you and to the owners for a truly enjoyable stay.' - March 2019

'Beautiful place and area. Great for dog walking!' - January 2019

'Our stay at Christmas in Windsor Lodge was a delight. The lodge looked so pretty with all the Christmas decorations and the tree. It was a joyous and memorable stay for us all and we adored our tour of the castle.' - January 2019

'The property is truly romantic, beautifully appointed, all those small details are really thought through. From the moment you arrive the place makes you feel like staying in the cosiest home ever. It is very convenient to travel from London by car or train (2 hours). The house and kitchen is equipped with everything you need for stress free holiday with children. We stayed with two small children for New Year celebrations and the experience of visiting a real castle was above and beyond any expectations. Our family had a really pleasant time, thanks to hospitality of the owners who were so kind to show us around!!!' - December 2018

'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

'It was a very quiet location and easy to access via your instructions. It was also very well located for a number of places to visit in all directions. Local towns were fascinating and Wells Cathedral was beautiful. It was a very comfortable house... and it was very well provisioned in the kitchen.' - October 2018

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