Major’s Lodge is a delightful single-story wooden safari lodge, newly renovated and overlooking the grassy expanses and lakes of Watatunga Wildlife Reserve. With a stunning vista over grazing herds of exotic deer and antelope species, Major’s Lodge is a fully accessible property that sleeps up to eight people. Guests can view many of Watatunga’s highly endangered deer and antelope from the comfort of the terrace or their sitting-room. You will have exclusive access to golf buggies & a large state-of-the-art bird hide just a minutes’ walk from the grounds within the lodge. Major’s Lodge and the bird hide are both suitable for the less-able with a ramp provided at the main entrance allowing wheel-chair access and a large wet room. There is also access to ‘catch and release’ fishing for trout on the owners’ newly stocked lake on the Watlington estate. On a free guided-tour of the reserve, guests will learn all about the conservation work at Watatunga while meeting the hoof-stock, water-buffalo, white-stork and Great Bustard which have all made Watatunga their home.
Shop: 0.6mile Pub: 0.6mile
Beds & Bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 2 king/super-king beds
- 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Towels provided
- Wet room
- Enclosed garden
- Private parking
How far to…?
- Beach 14 miles
- Pub 0.5 miles
- Shop 0.5 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Ground floor WC
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Wet room
All on one level:
Entrance Hall: with ample coat/boot storage
Kitchen: with built-in electric double oven, electric hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Cloakroom: with WC, washbasin and washer/drier
Dining room with table and chairs
Sitting room with large picture window overlooking the garden and reserve beyond. Comfortable seating comprising two large sofas, two armchairs, fireplace with open fire. Smart TV.
Conservatory with corner seating and doors opening onto the large decked area.
Bedroom 1 with super king bed, fitted wardrobes and wash basin (wheelchair accessible)
Bedroom 2 with twin (2ft 6) zip and link bed/king size bed
Bedroom 3 with twin (2ft 6) zip and link bed/king size bed, wash basin (wheelchair accessible)
Bedroom 4 with king size bed, wash basin (this room may be more suited to one adult or children as access is at one side of the bed only
Bathroom bath with over-bath shower, washbasin and wc
Wet room with mains shower, basin and wc, extra handrails fitted to the wall, non-slip flooring suitable for less-able guests.
Bathroom bath, washbasin and wc
Garden: There is a large fully enclosed wilderness garden, secure for children and with deep borders planted to attract butterflies and supply winter seed for birds with stunning views to the wildlife reserve. A raised decked seating area leads directly from the lodge; wheelchair friendly with ramp down to the lawn and gate giving added security for youngsters.
Parking: Shingled parking area for 6 cars
Heating: Oil central heating
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. DAB radio. Travel cot. Highchair. Gas barbeque. Welcome tray.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – variable.
Suitable for the ‘less-able’ with wheelchair access at the front and rear of the lodge and ‘Wet room’ fitted with grab-rails and non-slip flooring, wide doorways. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are wheelchair accessible.
Safety: Safety is paramount whilst spending time on the reserve Before being handed the keys to your electric buggies, you will receive a thorough safety briefing and guided tour of the reserve. The owners request that upon arrival and, before visiting the reserve you read and sign the terms of your waiver. Once signed you are welcome to explore the reserve as you wish within the hours discussed and with your guide.
In addition: For special occasions if you would like to organise an ‘al-fresco’ dinner by the Watatunga lakeside, the owner’s offer catering in their private BBQ hut by the lake, the perfect location to watch the sun go down in any season.
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