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Merley Woodland Lodges

South West of England » Dorset » Wimborne » Merley
  • Signature 2
  • Signature 2
  • The park setting
  • The park setting
  • Use of outdoor heated swiming pool at neighbouring park
  • Merley Woodland Park, Wimborne, Nr Bournemouth
  • The Atrium
  • The Retreat
  • The Retreat
  • Merley Woodland Park, Wimborne, Nr Bournemouth
  • Signature 2
  • Signature 2
  • Signature 3
  • Signature 3
  • Signature 3
  • Signature 3
Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

Just a mile from the historic market town of Wimborne in glorious Dorset with its spectacular coastline and delightful resorts, Merley Woodland Lodges sit within ten acres of parkland and woodland. Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest are all within easy reach and there are some superb facilities including an outdoor heated pool and tennis courts.

Merley Woodland Lodges has table tennis, pool tables, a bar and family room and a children’s playground. The more adventurous can try their hand at kitesurfing lessons in Bournemouth, and if you enjoy fresh, locally sourced food and excellent fish dishes, Da Vinci’s Warehouse Brasserie in Poole is well worth a visit with its stunning views over the harbour.

We can heartily recommend the Canford Premier Lodge. It sleeps up to four people in two spacious double bedrooms and patio doors lead out onto a large verandah with a private outdoor hot tub. It is stylish and luxurious, fully equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD with Freeview and adult bikes are included so that you can cycle right from your doorstep.

Dorset has more than its share of history and heritage - Brownsea Island sits in Poole Harbour and is home to one of Henry VIII’s coastal castles. Highcliffe Castle in Christchurch is also worth a visit with its medieval stonework and stained glass windows. Merley Woodland Lodges is just a few miles away from Eype’s Mouth, a gravel and sand beach overlooked by impressive cliffs with wonderful views. Poole and Bournemouth also have some lovely beaches with beautifully clean water.

Our Top Tip
"For an interesting day out visit the Model Town at Wimbourne Minster in Dorset - less than a mile from the lodges."
Park Facilities
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • The Spa with outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room and gym †
  • The Retreat and Atrium bar and bistro †
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Country store
  • Outdoor children’s play area.
  • Outdoor heated pool – May 26-Jun 1, Jul 22-Sep 3 open daily 10am-6pm (subject to weather conditions)
  • † Opening times/hours vary depending on the time of year
  • All other facilities available for all dates.
Accommodation features
  • A selection of stylish, contemporary two bedroom holiday homes and superb three bedroom lodges, nestled in a peaceful and secluded woodland clearing. Stunning accommodation perfect for special breaks at any time of the year.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD
  • Additional flat screen TV in bedrooms
  • Xbox One with Kinect and online gaming
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Bath and shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Bean bags, outdoor blankets and patio heater
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Two adult bikes per lodge
  • Pets £7.50 per night each (max 2) (in specific accommodation only)
  • Complimentary welcome pack
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Merley Woodland Lodges


Signature 2

Luxurious and stylish 14ft-wide lodge style holiday home with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Family bathroom. Light and modern open plan fully equipped lounge/kitchen/dining area. Patio doors leading out to your own large decking with quality furniture, barbecue and luxury outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in.

Signature 3

Luxurious and stylish lodge with one double with ensuite and two twin. Family bathroom. Light and modern open plan fully equipped lounge/kitchen/dining area. Patio doors leading out to your own large decking with quality furniture, barbecue and luxury outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in.

Merley Woodland Lodges Reviews

P, Kent
Date of stay: 21st May 2018
Accommodation type: Signature 2
The lodge was superb!
Annie, Hornchurch Essex
Date of stay: 2nd April 2018
Accommodation type: Signature 3
Very pleased
Barry, Tonbridge
Date of stay: 2nd April 2018
Accommodation type: Signature 2
Nice clean and hot tub great
H, Ascot
Date of stay: 22nd December 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 2
Had everything we needed - xbox, netflix were a bonus, hot tub was great. Dishwasher and washing machine had short programmes which were great - and the welcome pack was amazing and very generous.
Angela, Aldershot
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 2
Would definitely come back.
Claire, Oxford
Date of stay: 27th November 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 3
The lodge was really lovely, so spacious and fully equipped with everything we needed. However just a couple of small points; the bathroom smelt of paint which I assume it was because of the problem of water flooding out of the bath when having a shower! It looked like the wood below the basin cupboard regularly gets wet. Another thing was there was nowhere to hang coats so they ended up being hung over the dining chairs. And one last thing was that the airer was a bit of a Krypton Factor puzzle that six us of weren't able to solve!! And with a lot of wet towels around we needed a decent airer! But on the whole we really loved the lodge and would definitely return!
Melanie, Ipswich
Date of stay: 9th October 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 3
Lovely lodge. The third bedroom is only suitable for children really, as the beds are small singles.
Nicole, Bicester
Date of stay: 9th October 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 2
Loved it. Will definitely return.
Katie, Colchester
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 3
Beautiful lodge. Great welcome hamper with all essential items. Really lovely location and fab hot tub!
Lynn, Royston
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Accommodation type: Signature 2
Just what we needed and comfortable.
Apart from the rainy weather we had a lovely stay in lithe signature 3 lodge it was beautiful couldn’t ask for more the whole family had a lovely stay not much going on but a nice break and lovely surroundings will go again and recommend😊
Very nice.kids enjoyed xbox and hot tub. I was very pleased to find welcome pack.
Had a weekend break away with my other half and we loved it! The lodge was beautiful and clean!
Great time had problems with the heating which was rectified very quickly. Liked the location
Lovely setting with friendly staff. We stayed in a Signature 2 lodge which was smaller than previous Hoeseasons accommodation we have stayed in but had everything we needed, including a Hot Tub
Brilliant holiday! Very relaxing. The lodge was lovely with everything we needed. The Xbox was a bonus for the children and we enjoyed Netflix. The hot tub was lovely - as we were there out of peak season we didn't see anyone around so it was fine for us - but it is at the front of the lodge so not very private - could do with some privacy screens. We took the kids bikes and borrowed some from the site - they were okay but not for long rides as they are in need of a bit of tlc on the gears and brakes! All of the staff were very helpful, happy and friendly.
We had a lovely time at Merley Woodland Park. The lodge was lovely and spacious and the welcome pack was a real treat!
Great weekend away with friends.
Great weekend away, love a hot tub
Brilliant weekend away
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Fun Days Out near Merley Woodland Park

The perfect place to visit on a rainy day this large Sealife Centre is currently offering 2 tickets for £15.00 when you book online. Top attractions include the amazing shark tunnel, the rock pools and the otter enclosure. This year Loch Lomond Sealife Centre is also home to Cammy - the only Giant Sea Turtle in Scotland! The centre also offers visitors an educational experience with talks and hands on events taking place daily.
Monkey World - about 11 Miles
Monkey World is not only a local attraction but the work they carry out is amazing.  Rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys and assisting governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates are just some of the purposes of the centre. You get to see the primates themselves many of which have become famous from appearing on the TV show Monkey World - a documentary about this place. Open year round we think this is one of best attractions in Dorset and you even get the chance to adopt a monkey if you choose.
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park is a magical place to visit with grand gardens and plenty of animals to meet.  From goats and ponies to alpacas and pot bellied pigs this attraction is excellent value for money.  You can feel free to explore the grounds too which are especially lovely on sunny days.  You will see majestic floral displays, stone terraces, a temple and even a lake.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - about 20 Miles
This family orientated museum is dedicated to Teddy Bears both old and new Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears are one of the main attractions.  You can buy teddy bear gifts from the quaint shop including top notch brands.  The Steiff Teddy Bear and Merrythought bears are very popular.  Open 7 days a week all year round (except 25th and 26th December) this is a perfect all weather place to visit.