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Log Cabin with use of Seasonal Heated Pool, Hot Tub is Optional Extra please ask

Bedrooms 2
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

Log Cabin in Forton, Nr.Chard, Somerset - Woodland Setting 9 miles to Lyme Regis Beach

Nestled into the South Coast Countryside in South Somerset, bordering both Devon & Dorset Counties is this unique rural log cabin retreat. This quiet, level oak woodland site is set in 8.5 acres of parkland naturally screened by rhododendrons amongst the mature oaks, beeches & birches. From the tranquil setting of your own log cabin, you can discover the unique charm of a holiday in beautiful woodland. One Cabin has an optional for an extra charge of a private Hot Tub- please ask about availability. Here the delights of the outdoor life are on your doorstep, discover the wealth of wildlife especially Rabbits, Pheasants, Buzzards, Woodpeckers and even Roe Deer (if you are quiet). Children are occupied with a play area, table tennis table plus the abundance of safe cycle and walking tracks within the park to explore and play safely. The woods are great for den building. We also have our own outdoor seasonal heated swimming pool (82 degrees F) which is positioned in a sun trap complimented with sun loungers.Opens end May - Sept

Helen Gurd
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Fantastic Break!

The log cabin is beautifully finished, and very comfortable. Set in a secluded forest it provided the perfect family break and was excellent for our two dogs. We Will definitely be returning to explore the area further as there is just so much to see and do!

The Lyons Family

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Friday 19th May 2008

We had a great few days at Alpine Grove and would recommend this site to anyone.Its very well set out with everything to hand.We stayed in Tawny Owl log cabin.What excellent accommodation we hope to be back in September 2008.Perhaps a small iron and ironing board could be added to the cabins

Ron & Verna Saunders

Sunday, 8 June 2008


We stayed in Roe Deer Lodge which was absolutely fantastic. We found Richard and his family extremely welcoming. Would highly recommend to any familys. We definately intend on returning.

Kevin, Caroline and Grace
Jun 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Chard in South Somerset District

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large Bathroom with bath/shower over, w.c., wash basin. One cabin has shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 + Cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed plus bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Our fully equipped bespoke log cabin is exclusively designed for all your needs and is perfect for all year round short breaks or even a long holiday. Suitable for pets plus dog sitting service provided. Outside: The balcony of the log cabin is equipped with patio table & chairs and barbecue. Utility Room: Laundry facilities available on site. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all bed linen are included in the price. Other: The Dining Area consists of table & chairs with a picture window to spot the resident wildlife and overlooking a private area serving the log cabin. A skylight is positioned over the table area which helps bring the woodland into the cabin.


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Log Cabin with use of Seasonal Heated Pool, Hot Tub is Optional Extra please ask
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in roe deer cabin, and could have stayed much longer. Helen and Richard were very welcoming hosts, and a source of information for interesting walks and days out. The cabin was very comfortable and clean, and the site was well maintained. One suggestion I have would be to replace the dishwasher with a washing machine and tumble dryer, as walking in the local woods and lanes is quite boggy even in a good summer as we are having now. Recommend days out to lyme regis and west bay (where broadchurch was filmed). Very cheap long stay parking in both resorts only ?1.70 for a full day. Also Perry's cider mill is good and set in a lovely village. The Poppe inn is about 40 mins walk away, and is open all day, and is dog friendly. Old Rosie cider recommended . Not cheap but very effective.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cricket St Thomas
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: recommended


Lyme Bay Jurassic Coastline with its sandy beaches is approx 9 miles (20 mins drive)

Great for the fossil hunter.


Bristol Airport (45 miles) and Exeter Airport (30 miles)

Plymouth Ferry (50 miles), Weymouth Ferry (30 miles) Poole Ferry (50 miles).

Train station at Axminster and Crewkerne both 5 miles approx.


Historic town of Chard is approx 2 miles distance

Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park 2 miles

Forde Abbey & Gardens 2 miles

Ferne Animal Sanctuary 4 miles

Perrys Cider Mills 4 miles

Further Details:

Most high street shops & banks are located in Chard including 4 supermarkets. Chard also has a good leisure centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Chard, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas NY
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £4.5

Booking Notes:
To book we require a completed booking form.
The deposit required is £100.00 either as a cheque or as a debit card (free) or credit card (2% fee) by telephoning your card details to us on 01460 63479.
The balance will be due eight weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Friday & Monday change over day
Arrival from 4 p.m.
Departure time by 10.00 a.m.

Notes on prices:
3 Night weekend breaks also available. 10% discount for 2nd week booking. Bed linen, towels, electric, gas, heating and a basket of logs for the wood burner are all included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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