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The indoor heated swimming pool, fun for all the family
The back garden leading to field, goats and fire pit
Lounge with log burner
Formal dining and open plan kitchen
Games conservatory
The back garden with hot tub and infrared sauna
Relax after countryside walks
The Garden
Hot tub and garden
Range cooker for family dining
Well equipt kitchen
Tea and cakes to welcome you
Kitchen with a view
Formal dining for those special occasions.
Upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bedroom
Infrared sauna
Indoor heated swimming pool
Guests can even feed the goats!
Feeding the chickens
Overlooking the Village
Playing in the Winterborne Stream
The back garden leading to field, goats and fire pit
Lounge with log burner
Formal dining and open plan kitchen
Games conservatory

Houghton Lodge, Near Bournemouth, Dorset

Sleeps 2 - 12 5 Bedrooms 12 Dining

Large house sleeping up to 12 with a pool and hot tub, perfect for celebrations and hen parties near Winterborne Stickland

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Houghton Lodge, Near Bournemouth, Dorset, sleeps 2 - 12 in 5 bedrooms.

Discover the enchanting Houghton Lodge, a very special 5 bedroom property nestled in the heart of the countryside at Downview Farm. This unique retreat combines luxury and serenity, offering a perfect balance of relaxation and recreation. Immerse yourself in yoga and spiritual healing at our onsite shala, unwind in our heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and infrared sauna. Enjoy unforgettable evenings by the woodland fire pit, in the gentle company of our resident goats.

The local area hosts a wealth of activities; walking, mountain biking, park, horse riding, fishing, golf. There is also a large outdoor pursuits centre 10 minutes away with to many more activities to mention so you will be spoilt for choice.
Not to mention the wealth of local dog and family friendly pubs and restaurants.

Girls - this is the perfect venue for a relaxing hen weekend, or girlie holiday. Why not contact our beauty therapists and have a relaxing spa day at the house? Start your day with personalized Yoga. We can offer all sorts of treats from clairvoyants to salsa, even a naked butler! Take advantage of our wonderful catering services and finish off your day with a wonderful dinner party cooked by our professional chefs.

The boys can have a fantastic active weekend too. Quad-biking, clay pigeon shooting, paint balling or choose from the wide range of activities available in the area. At the end of your busy day, The local pub just a short walk across the fields, will be only too pleased to host an evening with your wives and girlfriends for you - just give us the word and it's as good as done.

Houghton Lodge has been especially created for disabled guests. All areas are accessible with slopes, no steps inside or outside, making it an enjoyable holiday for everyone.The heated indoor pool is fitted with a wispa hoist, so everyone can enjoy a swim. There is a large wet-room on the ground floor and the 2 ground floor bedrooms include turning space and room for hoists etc. We also have a nursing supply company available for special equipment hire.

Dogs are more than welcome, they even have their own check in treats and holiday bandanna. Fantastic walkies right from your door.


Dog Friendly

Doggie guests are so welcome here. Walkies to dream of. Check in treats, holiday bandanna and cozy throws and towels for muddy paws.


All indoor/outdoor access areas are sloping. Hand rails & shower chair in wet room, left hand transfer WC. Twin room turning space & room for hoist.


We recommend guests bring mobile phones. WiFi and internet access available.


Two fridge freezers, microwave, toaster, dishwasher plus all crockery and cooking utensils you would expect at home.

Dining Room

Open plan dining area seating 12.

Sitting Room

Large but cosy room seating 12, with large wood burning stove, for those snuggly evenings in!

TV and Music Facilities

Large wall mounted Smart TV, DVD, Hifi and Wi-Fi internet access.

Games Room

Pool table and board games in the conservatory overlooking courtyard.

Heating and Open Fires

Oil fired central heating and large wood burning stove.


Four ground floor bedrooms; 1 small twin, 1 twin/double, 2 King size. One first floor double, a double sofa bed. A cot for tiny visitors.


Cool Egyptian cotton linen and comfy duvets and pillows so you go home rested and refreshed after your holiday.


Ground floor; 1 large wet-room (adapted for disabled guests), 1 en-suite and 1 large shower room. First floor 1 en-suite bathroom.

Children's Facilities

Large outdoor space, 1/2 acre field for ball games close to house.


Decking areas and gardens. Outdoor fire pit in the little woodland copse, barbecue, chairs and tables.

Swimming Pool

Heated indoor pool complex with use 8.30am-12.30pm.Wispa hoist for less able guests. Private hot tub and sauna exclusive for guests of Houghton Lodge.


Parking for 5 cars.


No smoking in house, ashtrays and seating provided outside.

Booking Information

Short breaks available all year.
Last minute deals for smaller groups please ask.
25% deposit required on booking.
Friday changeover.
Cash Damage deposit on arrival £400.
Dogs £30 per stay.
Low season weeks from £1,695.
High season weeks (ie school hols) from £2,795.
High season from £2,795.

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Houghton Lodge

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £3255
3 Night Weekend
From £1750

Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

Midweek Stays 3 or 4 nights £400 per night - from 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.


From Blandford take A354 to Dorchester. Turn right at Winterborne Whitechurch for Stickland, at Pub follow signs to Winterborne-Houghton.

  • Blandford Forum is a short drive away; 3 supermarkets, individual shops & weekly market. A really good selection of restaurants and pubs. Hospital.
  • Winterborne Stickland; local post office sells most things, some to order & newspapers.
  • Winterborne Stickland; local pub The Crown has good food, weekly entertainment, the hub of village life.
  • Bournemouth
  • Poole or Wareham
  • Blandford. Take bus to Dorchester 311

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