Customer Reviews

April 2017
Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely time at lodge 130, thank you, the sun shone and we had a great week. Your lodge is very lovely and in a fab location. We tried to leave it clean and tidy as we would like to find it ourselves. 

Thank you again and hope to re-book with you at some point.   Nick

August 2015
Just wanted to drop you a line to say we had a wonderful stay in your lodge last week, it was perfect for us and the children's loved the park too, there was plenty to see and do!

Many thanks

Ruth & Tim 

Dear Sally and Gordon,
Just a quick note to say thank you once again for a super holiday spent at your wonderful lodge. It went very quickly this year although a nice break since our house move last year. We had a wonderful holiday and managed to get to the beach five times although the water was quite cold some days! We swam under the door at Durdle Door and visited The Northe Fort. We hope you had a good summer too. 
Kind regards Julie John Emma and Benji

July 2015

Dear Sally & Gordon,

A courtesy message of thanks after we really enjoyed our week in Dorset with your lodge as our base.

As you rightly said, it's very well equipped, which visitors must appreciate, & lovely, quiet & comfortable. The kitchen is particularly excellent compared to the limited facilities we've encountered before over the years with other holiday rentals.
The lodge was a really inviting home-from-home for our family to enjoy for a week. It's lovely when little ones feel instantly at home somewhere - a good sign.
One of the best compliments we can pay is that last year we spent a week at a brand new Center Parcs lodge - whilst it was shiny & new, it wasn't as well equipped (by a long chalk!), nor as inviting nor the layout as preferable as your lodge.

We were lucky with the weather for the week, we saw the deer, rabbits & many birds daily - which our toddler daughter loved.
The pool at the main entertainment complex was good for a few visits too, & we had fun at the play areas & feeding the happy ducks at the lake.

We made the most of the location: 15 mins to all that Weymouth has to offer (Sealife & beach donkey rides/fairground were among the big hits there!); 15 mins in the other direction to Monkey World, & our little young bossy boots even allowed her parents to wonder at the natural beauty of tv's "Broadchurch" East Cliff Beach in West Bay (50min drive but well worth it!).

So all in all, we know we chose very well, we'd recommend it to others who either want a quiet base for a bit, either for rest or as a starting point for exploring the area. Thanks again for all your clear, helpful info & for having us.

Phil, Zoe & Matilda

June 2015

Hi Gordon

Just a quick note to let you know that we had a fantastic week and loved staying at your lodge. Our only small criticism is that there is no longer a lake view as the trees/bushes have completely taken over.

We are hoping to return to Warmwell as soon as we can!

Kind regards Sharon

May 2015

We had a great time at the weekend, and would certainly consider you again if we plan a return visit to the area in the future. 

Thanks again Alex

March 2015

We had a lovely time again at Warmwell (it was our 5th stay at the park but only our 2nd at Warmwell Lodge).  

The lodge is beautiful and really comfortable resulting in a very relaxing week. The only tiny criticism would be that the shower needed repairing as it frequently came off the wall but was not a major problem and did nothing to mar our wonderful holiday.

We will definitely return in the future (maybe even this year if we can).

Take care, Jason

December 2014 New Year

Dear Gordon and sally

Thank you so much for letting us stay at you beautiful lodge ,we have had a lovely time and my daughter really enjoyed her birthday.

Thank you again 
Regards Julie 

October 2014

Hi Gordon and Sally

A quick note to say the we thoroughly enjoyed our week at Warmwell. Your lodge was great, a delightful location on the site and a lovely place to spend the week together. Our kids loved the environment, the deer, the fishing and the skiing. Al in all, a really enjoyable time hand in a lovely place. The kids are already keen for a return visit!

Thanks very much, Andy,Nat,Ross and Adeline

June 2014

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for allowing us to use your lodge. The lodge itself is amazing and so spacious and comfortable.
We were very fortunate to have amazing weather too, for almost the whole week, which of course gives you so much more option in the way of places to go etc.
I really hope to book with you again in the future.
Thank you again.
Regards, Caroline

After booking a holiday last year (through Parkdean) and staying at this amazing place, we booked directly through yourselves this year (as you know).
Again we have had a fantastic week (apart from it passing too quickly)!
Once again EVERYTHING was perfect; My daughter (now approaching 5 yo), my wife Michelle and myself could not fault a thing – we all absolutely love the location.
Apart from the comfort of the lodge itself, the entertainment provided by Parkdean is superb for children (and very reasonably priced), the surrounding area is amazing with plenty to do.
But to sit down at the end of a busy day, overlooking a lake, listening to fish jumping and chatting over a glass of wine (and spotting deer if you’re lucky) is special.
We will definitely be returning next year as long as we can arrange suitable dates.
My mother and father-in-law, after hearing our thoughts and seeing our pictures of the area and lodge are considering booking a break in September.
Again, to you both, thank you for letting us spend a short time in this wonderful place.

We will be in touch soon!

Best regards,
Michelle, Mike and Kayla

May 2014

I did mean to contact you earlier, we had a lovely time again at the lodge and a fantastic holiday.               
Many thanks Rob & Family

April 2014


We have had a lovely time again at Warmwell and didn't want to come home!! The lodge is wonderful and we all really enjoyed our stay there.

No worries about the mix up, these things happen and the reception staff were really helpful.  

Many thanks again and we will be sure to visit the lodge again in the future, Jay and Nicky

March 2014

Hi , just wanted to let you know we had a great holiday again at your Warmwell Lodge, I will have to change the holiday weeks I have next year so would love to have the prices for next year as soon as you have them, thanks Mandy

New Year 2014

We're having a great time at Warmwell, and love your lodge

Colin and Hayley 

Christmas 2013

Good morning Sally, Gordon

The weather made no difference at all as my brother and his family just loved your lodge, and were pleasantly surprised as how lovely it really was and really liked the location of the lodge overlooking the lake… ( I believe the pictures do not do it any justice)…

Also they were taken aback by that fantastic hamper that they collected from reception which made it all the more special.

Many, Many thanks for allowing my brother to stay in your lodge and I am pretty sure they will be booking your lodge again in the near future.

Kind regards Sharon

August 2013

Hi Sally and Gordon

We had a lovely break at the lodge albeit far too short. What a lovely place. We certainly would want to come and stay again. It truly was a home from home, so comfortable and warm. We never got to fish the lakes even though we took all our fishing gear with us, we got waylaid by nearby places like beautiful Dorchester, Weymouth and Cerne Abbas. So much to do but unfortunately so little time. Even the evening entertainment was reasonably enjoyable (unlike a lot of places we have stayed at previously)! Winning the bingo was a complete surprise but very welcome. We will definitely be keeping an eye on your website for next year.

Take care. Sue

Hi Sally and Gordon
We had a lovely holiday thank you! Your lodge was really comfortable and a good size for family of 4 – it had everything we needed. 

We had a couple of lovely meals at the Smugglers Inn.
Thanks again Vicky

Hi Sally and Gordon,
We have just come back from a really fantastic holiday once again staying at your fabulous lodge. We so love it there and find it so hard to come home! We are just counting the weeks down until we can come back! We hope you are having a lovely summer thank you once again for letting us spend time at your wonderful holiday home. Kind regards John Julie Emma and Benjamin. 

June 2013

My family and I (myself, my wife and our three year old daughter) have just returned home after a fantastic week in your lodge! Everything was perfect - the location, the comfort, the attractions around the area, the park itself and of course, our days fossil hunting at Charmouth. Our daughter is still telling us about her dancing in the evenings! 
I just want to say a massive "thank you" to you both for allowing us the privilege of sharing your special place!

Hopefully we will be able to stay here again next year - as long as we can arrange dates that is.

Thanks again,

Mike, Michelle & Kayla

May 2013

Hi Sally and Gordon,
I would like to thank you for letting us use your lodge last week. We loved the area and the wildlife around the park. The lodge was as good as everyone said in the reviews, as is not always the case when you rent private. I would be happy to recommended you and the park to my friend and family.
Regards Mike

Hi Sally & Gordon,

Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay last week. The lodge is lovely, really comfortable and homely.  

We liked the balance of the quiet spot where the lodge is situated, which is really tranquil, and the park's entertainment for our little boy when we needed it.

We would certainly recommend the lodge to our friends!

Thanks Katie

April 2013

We had a good time in your fantastic lodge, the weather was good considering what it had been like previously. We saw 2 deer, lots of different birds and squirrels on the decking. We would very much like to visit again. Alan 

Hi Sally and Gordon,
Hope all is well?
I wanted to thank you for last week – we had a fabulous time at your lodge in Warmwell and despite the bad weather, we found plenty to do – although I’ll be pleased not to see Sid and Lizzie for 12 months.

On a separate note – we’re already planning our return visit again in 2014 (our fourth consecutive year) and wondered whether your lodge was available again next year.
Thanks again.
Kind regards A very rested David and Rebecca

March 2013

Hi Sally and Gordon 
We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time last week whilst staying in your lodge. It was exactly as you described it and the kids loved all the activities on site, we will definitely be in contact the next time we visit warmwell to book again and will also pass on details to our friends and family, once again thank you,
Kind regards Mandy and Family

December 2012

We had a lovely time thankyou! What a lovely place you have. We will definately be booking the Lodge again, maybe for next New Year or in the summer. 
Happy New Year to you

October 2012

Thanks very much! I’ve saved your details as we both loved your lodge & would love to use it again next year!



Thank you once again for our much needed and very much enjoyed break. 

Kind regards

Ann & Noel 

September 2012

We had a lovely time last week in your beautiful lodge. We certainly had the weather!! It was all you claimed it to be. 


August 2012

Thank you so much for the use of your lovely holiday home. We absolutely loved it and it served as a great base for the Dorset coast. We will certainly be checking back with your website and hope to return soon. Thank you again. 

Kind regards Zoe and Jon

Thank you so much we had a wonderful holiday! We had fantastic weather and we did catch some of the sailing and watched the closing ceremony on huge screens on the beach which was good fun! We so love coming to your lodge and we just count the days down until we can come back! Hope you have had a good summer too. 

Regards Julie and John

July 2012

Hi Sally and Gordon

I've been meaning to contact you to say what a lovely break we had. The lodge was great and I have recommended you to a few people. The children are still asking to go back! 

I have nothing but positive feedback and would definitely return.

Kind regards Anita and Tim

Dear Sally and Gordon,
Just a quick note to say that we had a brilliant week stay at your lodge - we definitely picked the right week weather wise. The lodge is absolutely lovely, it is very well equipped, clean and in a lovely position. The park itself is also very well kept and clean with friendly staff. We did a lot of exploring of the area and made good use of the lovely weather and beaches. We will definitely consider using it again in the future.
Many thanks again. 


June 2012

Hya Sally and Gordon..As you were aware I was unwell at time of booking (June)..and wanted a quiet break..well can I just say it rained almost all of the time, but that didn’t matter. It was the most stunning place I have been , the lodge is absolutely fab. The position is spot on....We don’t have young children so cant comment on club, We sat in room with patio doors open watching the birds, rabbits, and Yes the deer....We fed them everyday, My teenage son fished the whole holiday,,,I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect holiday...Even now we often say "wish we were sat in lodge now". Thank you both for giving me the rest I needed.........from Maureen and Greg

Thank you we had a great time, The lodge was brilliant, will definitely book again in the future
Thanks Wayne

Hi we had a lovely weeks stay despite the weather. The lodge itself is very well equipped, spacious, modern and comfortable. It was lovely to see wild rabbits and deer wondering around outside. It was a beautiful place to stay and i would recommend it to my friends and family.


 March 2012

Hi yes we had a lovely time and the lodge was very nice, will consider using it again in the future.
Kind regards
Sue and Andrew

We had a lovely time thanks! The lodge is lovely and so well equipped - it had everything we needed. The park itself was very good too - we will keep an eye out on your website for availability in the summer as we would definitely go back again. 
Many thanks

Just a quick note to say that we had a lovely weekend at the lodge - it was perfect for us, as were the facilities in the resort.
Many thanks and regards,

March 2011
We had a lovely time and really caught the best of the weather. The lodge itself was every bit as nice as we expected we don't usually go for such luxury and we really enjoyed it very much. The park also came up to expectations we wanted something with facilities onsite in case the weather wasn't that great, as it was we were out most of the time but we used the pool and soft play area at every opportunity, both were excellent. Freyja, our little one, absolutley loved Sid and Lizzie the park characters as well and we managed to catch some of the park kids entertainment, the kids entertainment staff were superb. It was very much an unexpected highlight of our stay.
The close proximity to many sites we wanted to visit was also brilliant as we hate driving and only had about 20 min trips to get to lulworth cove / monkey world / durdles door and chisel beach.
We even managed to find time to seek out the footpath at the top of the park and do a short walk out to the watercress farm. The footpath gate from the park could have been better signposted but we apprieciated the maps you provided as I hadn't had time to grab one of the area.
Many thanks for helping to organise what was a truely memorable trip at the last minute!
Ashley, Sarah and Freyja 
April 2011
Just vacated our Lodge and wanted to say how much we have enjoyed our holiday here. Couldn't fault anything even the weather was spectacular! Was sad to leave. No doubt we will be in touch again soon.
Sian, Tony, and Boys
Yes it was a really enjoyable break thanks and a really lovely lodge. It was great for the kids and we will definitely think of booking again.
Jane and Family 
We had a fantastic time; the Lodge is wonderful, I think given the choice our children would like to live there instead of at home! It was spotlessly clean, really comfortable, and the kitchen was great to use. The park itself is great, and we were able to use most of the facilities over the weekend, as well as enjoying the wildlife, including a very friendly deer. And because everything is so close, we were also able to get out and see loads of things locally. We did the short-but-steep walk between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, had a meal at the Smugglers Inn, a day in Weymouth, half a day at Monkey World, and even got over to Corfe Castle and Swanage.
So yes, it was a great break, and we only wished we could have stayed longer. But the children are already talking about what we can do 'next time' so it looks like they've decided we will be booking again!

We've also passed your details on to a couple of friends who live south west of London, and I know they are keen on a Dorset break, so hopefully you'll hear from them.

Thanks for all your help, and look forward to spending some more time at the Lodge.

All the best

Keith, Jacky, Tom & Lauren  

June 2011
Yes thank you we had a lovely time at the lodge, its nicer than our house! I'm sure we will be returning to Dorset again as we didn't have time to do everything we wanted to do, when we do I'm sure we shall be booking through yourselves again.

July 2011
HI Gordon and Sally,
We had a great week and some lovely weather, the lodge was in a perfect location and we had some great days exploring the Dorset coast this was made that little bit more special at the end of the day when we returned to your lovely well equipped lodge.
Your web page was well lived up to and we will definately be telling all our friends and family of your holiday home and hope to come back again in the future.
Many thanks

Steve, Irene and family. 
August 2011
We have just got back from our holiday staying at your lodge in Warmwell and wanted to say what a wonderful holiday we had. The lodge was so perfect and really made our holiday an enjoyable one. We really wanted to stay and live there forever!
Thank you so much for letting us use it. We can’t wait to come again!
With kind regards, Julie and John
We loved our stay at the lodge (1st week of Sept 2011) we can't recommend the lodge or warmwell enough. The surrounding area is excellent, so much to see and do. The Sunday roast at the near by smuggles inn is not to be missed! If your looking for some carp fishing you won't go far wrong. Go and make yourself known to Rob and Lee in the local tackle shop and pick their brains. Best I had was a hard fighting 17lb 6oz mirror carp.

Great lodge, Great place to go, an absolute must!


September 2011

Just returned from our week at Warmwell, and wanted to tell you what a good week we had - the lodge is great, as is the setting. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and have added this site to our 'return' holidays! Thanks for everything!

Tim & Claire
Dear Sally & Gordon,

We have returned from the lodge and absolutely loved it there. I only wish I could afford one myself. LOL.
I was very pleased at the quality of the lodge and very grateful for the books/ magazines left as it is a nice touch. Everything in general had a more homely feel, rather than some other lodges we have stayed in.
We loved the kitchen and thought you should mention on the website you have a tv in each room (not sure this was mentioned on the website).

Thanks so much.

December 2011
Hello, just back from lovely stay in your very comfortable lodge thanks and park is great with so much to do.
Especially liked the large bath sheets :-) 
Thanks Jane

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