Peckmoor Farm Lodges
Late last August we headed down south for a week in Dorset. Staying in an amazing Peckmoor Farm Lodge, which we had booked through Hoseasons Holidays. Peckmoor Farm Lodges in Crewkerne – Holiday Parks – Book Online – Hoseasons
Peckmoor Farm is found on the Dorset/Somerset Border. Its postcode is TA18 8FF.
We were staying in the lodge call TWO HOOTS. We were blown away with the private location of the lodge, the size of the lodge and the amazingly comfortable bed.
I struggle with beds and before now on a holiday, I’ve had to nip to the local Dunelm and buy a bed topper to improve my chance of getting some sleep. This absolutely wasn’t necessary for me at Peckmoor Farm.
Something that has stopped me from booking lodges over the Christmas period is the size of the tiny fridges I usually find in holiday lodges. This was not the case at Peckmoor Farm as the lodge was equipped with a full-size fridge freezer! Which we duly filled after a trip to the local Waitrose.
The rest of the kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything we needed.
The kitchen was also equipped with a full-sized cooker including a grill and oven. A full-sized dishwasher and a washing machine.
The lounge area of the lodge had large comfortable furniture, side tables for your cuppa, a TV of course and a woodburner. Plus, a wonderfully peaceful view.
Another bonus that we’ve not found in lodges elsewhere, was there were bins around the back of the lodge. Usually, you have to walk half a mile and fight the huge rubbish skips to dispose of the waste.
Along with the bins was the barbeque and a water hose.
The place I enjoyed relaxing in the most during our time in the lodge was the hot tub. The hot tub was under a shelter which was perfect for the slightly chilly evenings.
This was the view of our surrounding lodges, if we really stood on our toes and craned our necks! 2 new lodges have been added since we visited but speaking with the owner during our stay, he believed space and privacy were important. So, I don’t expect the view will have changed much.
There is ample parking beside your lodge for a number of cars and a secure space around many of the lodges for a small child or dog to safely have a play.
On arrival we found the lovely owners had not only left us some homecooked cakes and freshly laid eggs. But also, a biscuit for our dog Archie. He was incredibly grateful!
Around the farm, you will see various animals and there is a horse racing stable onsite, so you will see the beautiful horses exercising around Peckmoor Farm.
There are now 11 lodges at Peckmoor Farm. These are the names:
- Bluebell Ridge
- Dorset Threshold
- Mallard Watch
- Racing Retreat
- The Old Oak Tree
- Tree Tops
- Two Hoots
- Waters Edge
- Woodland Hideaway
- Woodland Retreat.
All these lodges have 2 bedrooms and are for up to 4 people with the exception of Racing Retreat, which only has 1 bedroom and is for just 2 people.
In all the lodges bedroom 1 has a king bed and tv and the ensuite has a double shower.
In the lodges with a second bedroom, you will find a superking bed and tv. With the ensuite having a bath with shower over it.
Most of the lodges have enclosed fencing, which is perfect for a dog or small child to have a safe play. The exception being Racing Retreat, Waters Edge, Woodland Hideaway and Woodlands Retreat.
Apart from the above, the fabulous, luxury lodges are all equipped the same and include the following;
What is in Crewkerne the local town?
You can find supermarkets, fish and chip shops, pizzas and a vet’s practice for example.
We parked at Waitrose with the postcode being TA188DA.
Places nearby for a fabulous day out
Weymouth – is a popular town for visitors, it includes a wide promenade and pedestrianised streets. There is only a small part of the beach by the town where dogs are allowed.
It has a busy harbour with a thriving fishing industry.
We parked at the Swannery, which has a toilet and the postcode is DT4 7TY.
Portland – it is worth a drive to the top of Portland to get some amazing views of Chesil beach.
Chesil beach is a UNESCO coastline with stones of up to 10,000 years old. When we visited it was dog friendly all year round.
Bridport – is another local town, with a bustling market each Wednesday and Saturday.
West Bay – is not far down the road from Bridport and shows you part of the dramatic Jurassic coastline. East Beach is dog-friendly.
We parked at DT6 4EL which included toilets.
Lyme Regis – is a historic seaside resort and is also part of the spectacular Jurassic coast and provides some beautiful scenery.
We parked near Monmouth beach, where dogs are allowed and there are toilets, the postcode was DT7 3LW.
We highly recommend Peckmoor Lodges
Information in relation to dogs on beaches and parking, was correct at the time of our visit in late August 2020