Honey Bee House

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Sleeps: 2 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


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Walk to Village Romantic


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With this ideal lakeside position you can finish your breakfast on the outside decking then dock off on a paddleboard straight from your own private jetty, a perfect holiday home for up to eight water-sporting guests

Situated by the tranquil waters of Overton Lake this stone-brick fronted home is the perfect place to stay snug in the winter and sun yourself in the summer. On entering the property, you are immediately greeted by a large, light and airy open plan kitchen, dining and living area, with floor to ceiling windows showing off the view outside.  Relax with a mug of hot cocoa on the plush sofas in front of the roaring wood burning stove, or in the summer months take a glass of cool white wine through the sliding doors and onto the decking, ideal for al fresco dining with outdoor seating, dining area and BBQ.    The kitchen has everything you need to cater for eight, from the wine glasses to the dishwasher tablets.  The ground floor also benefits from a downstairs utility and wet room with WC, a great place to clean up after a day in the outdoors.

Upstairs to the first floor you will find the master bedroom with ensuite shower, king size bed and views of the surrounding countryside.  A further king size bedroom with en suite WC and another double room make this house perfect for large groups, whilst the first-floor bunk room is a great sleepover spot for kid served by a large family shared bathroom.

Honey Bee House overlooks the water with charming views of nearby Wakeling Island, nestled in the rural beauty of West Dorset in the tranquil calm of this countryside estate.  There is something for everyone at the Silverlake activity hub from tennis courts to paddle boarding, whilst those looking to relax and unwind can head for a restorative swim and sauna at the shared pool and spa.  Surrounded by the Dorset heathlands, where in the summer wild ponies roam, the house is within reaching distance of the stunning Jurassic Coastline and its glorious beaches, the perfect spot to enjoy all the county has to offer.

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What you should know…

  • The property sits in a new development on the estate, so be aware that nearby construction work will be taking place throughout the week and on Saturdays
  • Although safe, the development is centred round a lake so guests with small children should not be left to explore on their own
  • There are no water-based activities from November to February due to low temperatures

Property Features

Satellite TV Heating

Ground Floor:
- Open plan living, dining kitchen area with wood burning stove and flat screen TV.
- Dining table seats eight guests
- Wet room utility with WC

First Floor:
- Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower
- King bedroom with ensuite WC
- Double bedroom
- Bunk room
- Family bathroom with over shower bath

- Private decking with BBQ and outdoor furniture
- Private jetty

- WiFi
- Flat screen TV
- Dishwasher
- Bed linen and bath towels included
- Fully equipped with cutlery and crockery
- Highchair (on request)
- Travel Cot (on request - guest to provide own linen and mattress for travel cot)
- Access to spa and pool
- Access to tennis court
- Access to children’s playground


About the surrounding area of Honey Bee House
Easy By Train Walk to Village <1hr to Airport
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The Silverlake country estate offers luxury accommodation in the peace and calm of the freshwater lakes and sweeping countryside views that surround it.  Rest, revive and recharge at the Hurricane Spa by reclining in the heated infinity pool after enjoying a massage or facial in one of the treatment rooms.  Take in the surrounding beauty of the idyllic lakeside views from the spa’s own private beach or blow off steam in state-of the art gym.  

The property’s proximity to the neighbouring lakes means it will be hard to entice yourself away from the water, with kayaks, paddleboards and fishing aplenty.  For those who prefer to stay on dry land why not zip wire over the water instead?  Or grab a bike and take the family off for beautiful bike ride on the wider estate stopping off for a picnic in a tranquil spot whilst nature spotting the local birds and wildlife.
The beautiful county of Dorset is a popular tourist spot, an area known for its rolling dales, protected heathlands and breath-taking UNESCO-heritage Jurassic coastline.

The property is within reaching distance of fabulous beaches, including the beautiful shingle Ringsted Bay, which at low tide reveals a wide expanse of sand.  It is the perfect beach for quiet and calm surrounded by neighbouring farmlands.   For those who like to get out and explore the stunning countryside, we recommend a visit to Moreton Forest with a range of tree-filled walks amongst the towering conifers. 

A trip to the Smuggler’s Inn, a historic 13th Century pub with unbeatable sea views of the Isle of Portland is an absolute must with an excellent selection of ales to sample and delicious food, the perfect spot for a pitstop after a lovely scenic stroll. If you’re looking to take in the area’s fascinating history then you won’t be disappointed with the thousand-year-old Corfe Castle, a majestic ruin established by William the Conqueror, just a short drive away.   Fans of Thomas Hardy can visit Dorchester’s Dorset Museum which houses the largest Hardy Collection in the world, bequeathed by his wife Florence.  Just thirty minutes away, is the picturesque town of Poole, here you can hop on a ferry and visit neighbouring islands or soak up the sunrays on the near-by golden beaches at Sandbanks and Bournemouth.  A visit to the colourful Lighthouse Arts Centre offers art exhibitions, theatre and film then why not finish off the day with some locally caught fish and chips on the beach.

Other close-by towns which are well worth a visit include the charming county town of Weymouth with its recognisable Georgian seafront and the lively market towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis. The famous Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, is just a twenty-minute car journey away and is a must-visit while in the area.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bournemouth Airport

(44 km )

Nearest Town/City Dorchester

(9.5 km)

Nearest Village Crossways

(1 km )

Nearest Restaurant Hurricane Terrace & Bar

(On site)

Nearest Shop Nisa Local

(0.3 km )

Nearest Golf The Dorset Golf & Country Club and Resort

(11.3 km)

Nearest Beach Bowleaze Cove

(8.9 km )


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Xmas/NY

Honey Bee House is a dream holiday home for active kids looking to take advantage of the idyllic lakeside location.  A perfect place to splash in the water or launch your kayak, only stopping to grab a burger from the BBQ!  Inside offers everything kids of any age would need from cosy bedrooms to a charming bunk room, perfect for sleepovers whilst in the living area a flat screen TV and WiFi will allow some time to relax and unwind after a busy day on the open water.

The property possesses a secure position on a gated development with a fun children's playground and tennis courts. There is an 'activity hub' on site where bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards can be borrowed, please note this is subject to availability and so we recommend requesting them at time of booking.  Alongside a children’s playground, little adventurers have endless opportunities to explore from the woodland Island with treeline zipwires and refreshing eco-pool, an excellent spot to toast marshmallows around the campfire. Warm up in the on-site yurt with log-burning fire and neighbouring wood-burning stove where chefs will cook up perfect pizzas to munch on (subject to season.). If you are still hungry check out the Hurricane Terrace Bar for delicious food for all the family, and cocktails for the adults!
With safe, picturesque cycle routes and walks, the estate has something for all ages, we recommend taking part in the Miss Dormouse treasure trail, a family-friendly way to explore the reserve.    

The Jurassic Coast offers some of the UK’s most striking shores.  Dinosaur fans will be in heaven with a day trip to Lyme Regis or Charmouth less than an hour’s drive away.  Go on a fossil hunting tour at Charmouth Beach and visit David Attenborough’s sea dragon discovery in the Charmouth Heritage Centre.  Closer to home Dorchester, just a short drive away has its own Dinosaur Museum with life-size reconstructions, beware the T-rex!  If dinosaurs aren’t your thing, then why not take curious kids to the Tutankhamun Exhibition Centre instead offering a display of exquisite reconstructions of the antechamber and all its treasures within.

A trip to Weymouth wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Sealife centre to take in the sharks, turtles, seals, rays and a thriving Penguin beach with both Humboldt and Fairy penguins.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16:00 - 00:00
Departure time 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access available.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Changeover day Monday and Friday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Travel cot and highchair available for £10, subject to availability. Please advise at the time of booking. Guest to provide their own linen and mattress for a travel cot.

Rental Rates

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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