Review: Burnbake Lodges, Dorset


Burnbake Forest Lodges is situated in Dorset’s beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Burnbake’s 22 luxury lodges are set in a beautiful park between Corfe Castle and Studland on the Jurassic Coast, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We personally visited Burnbake lodges and have reviewed them in detail.

The Isle of Purbeck contains many small villages each with its own unique character. Walk along the sandy beaches at Studland, visit the traditional Punch and Judy shows on Swanage beach or visit the Norman stronghold of Corfe Castle.

The location, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is rich in wildlife and flora and has also been the base for the BBC’s Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series with Chris Packham. Visit the RSPB nature reserve at Arne to see many rare birds and animals.

Perhaps a highlight for kids in this region, beyond the sandy beaches, is the nostalgic steam-train on the Purbeck line which is just three miles away. The 12 mile Swanage Railway return trip takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and includes stunning views of the iconic remains of William the Conqueror’s Corfe Castle. As you travel down to Swanage you can appreciate the rich history of the area, its abundant wildlife, and fascinating geology as well as the influence the region had on famous authors such as Enid Blyton and Thomas Hardy.

Other local attractions include the Brenscombe Outdoor Centre which offers instructor-led rope courses literally at the front gate and the nearby Dorset Water Park overlooking Corfe Castle features two giant lakes with many different obstacles to tackle. Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington are also a short drive away.

Burnbake Lodges

Burnbake Lodges has been voted one of Hoseasons top 3 Parks for “exceptional quality and outstanding customer service” in Devon, Somerset, and Dorset both in 2015 and 2016, winning the top award in 2015. The lodges themselves have also been nominated for design awards due to their bespoke architectural design, which showcases quite how special they are.

The location of Burnbake Lodges is perfect, halfway between the historic ruins of Corfe Castle and the golden sands of Studland beach. The site provides the perfect base for exploring this stunning part of Dorset and for participating in a whole host of local adventure activities from sailing to hiking, cycling, kayaking, and coasteering.

Following a £3.9 million GBP investment in the bespoke luxury lodges, every lodge offers a full range of luxury facilities, including private hot tubs, wood burners, flatscreen TV, and Wi-Fi. Beds are made ready to tumble in to with robes and slippers in the master bedroom and there are enough soft, fluffy towels’ for everyone.

Forest Lodges

The new Forest Lodges are situated on the periphery of the established Burnbake tented campsite – a very traditional relaxed family orientated woodland campsite. The lodges are set in a separate glade with their own space and outlook into the woodland landscape.

Executive Forest Lodges

Executive Lodges are set further apart in their own woodland glade offering greater seclusion with views over the beautiful woodlands and stream.

The interiors of the Executive Lodges have a more spacious feel due to the large open planned living spaces on the ground floor. They are equipped with a higher level of furnishings making your break that much more comfortable. Extras include a Bang and Olufsen surround sound music player and an additional TV in the master bedroom. The Patio doors lead to a larger decking area with comfortable outdoor furniture where you can enjoy alfresco dining.

If snuggling by a cozy wood-burning fire in the middle of a forest appeals, this is the place for you. If countryside walks, days on the beach and exploring ancient castles appeals, this is the place for you. If lazing in your hot tub with a glass of wine in a secluded woodland glade, following an alfresco BBQ, sound like heaven, this is the place for you!

Burnbake Lodges are perfect couples and for families with luxury accommodation in a safe, secluded, rural environment.

Burnbake Lodges

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