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“Perfect accomodation, perfect location... simply fabulous!” 5 of 5 stars
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South Lodge
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Cross End | Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8AQ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 36 Milton Keynes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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“Perfect accomodation, perfect location... simply fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had a lovely 2 night stay at South Lodge... which is situated in a quiet lane of Wavendon village... almost impossible to believe that this 'rural' setting is actually just minutes away from all the shops you'll ever want to visit, & plenty of good restaurants too! Perfect location for us!

Our room (4) was great - Very contemporary, and squeaky clean throughout! The bed was divine, with a memory foam mattress, and with quality bedding -down pillows and quilt - we had a very good & cosy nights sleep!

Having our own mini kitchen was a bonus. We were provided with plenty of filter coffee, quality teas & the home made cookies were delicious! There was even milk, water & capri sun juice in the fridge... so much nicer than the awful 'plastic' UHT milk provided by most chain hotels!!

The attention to detail throughout is amazing... and extends to the outside of the property too!

Room 4 has its own private patio, overlooking the gardens. Even the iron work fences were quirky... fabulous place!!

I just LOVED the bathroom floor tiles... really pretty sparkly shades... the bathroom was beautiful!
Julia & Colin were very helpful & nothing was too much trouble. We truly enjoyed our stay here.

If you want peaceful, village surroundings, yet also want to be within easy reach of every type of imaginable shop, you have found the perfect place in South Lodge. Can't wait to go back :)

The only one thing that I can think of that could possibly make this already perfect place better is... a hot tub for guests!! (being cheeky now!!).

Tips for other travellers:
Just up the road is Woburn Sands, with several restaurants. We enjoyed a visit to the Woburn Fort Restaurant (Indian), which was both authentic & delicious. It's quite a small restaurant, and the staff are really nice. (We chose the Woburn Fort over the other Indian restaurant, as their menu was more extensive, & the reviews were excellent).

Room Tip: Room 4 was fantastic... but take a look on their website to choose... the other 3 rooms look fabulou...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Lovely facilities, the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in, beautiful decor. Really liked the small details such as plenty of bottled water in our fridge and real milk, as well as a cafetiere in our room. Just the right amount of friendliness and giving us space.
Very easy to find from M1J14, not so easy to find from M1J13. But the Satnav found the road no problem. Lots of useful information about access on the website (better than any hotel I've come across) and when I rang up to discuss disability access, I had the kind of flexible response that I hope for but rarely get.
We will be back!

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely (we had a look round the other 2 rooms). Room 3 has a microwave and sink if...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julia_Cox, Owner at South Lodge, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and we certainly hope to see you again!

We have a strong belief that disabled facilities don't have to be merely functional, as they so often are. We also charge only single rate for a room for disabled person and carer, to try to ensure the complete experience.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Being disabled t6 para and in a wheel chair is always a issue but the people couldn't make you feel more welcome or comfortable I stayed in room three, fantastic food and so so welcoming much better than any hotel in the U.K. I have stayed in so far !! Well done keep up this amazing standard it is brilliant, will certainly be using this place when I have to come to mk again !!!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you want a little bit of luxury and design then this is the place for you. I always struggled to get hotels in Milton Keynes near our offices until I spotted this little gem. This is not your normal B&B. Far from it in fact, the rooms are fantastic, beautifully designed, parking is safe and plentiful and the breakfast is far and away the best I've had for a while, had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs last time which was delicious. The variety of home made jam is also a very nice touch along with the biscuits.

Julia and Colin are very accommodating hosts, very friendly and on occasions when I have arrived late there has been no issue, just a nice welcome.

Would recommend to anyone for a luxury short break or a longer stay rather than booking into one of the chains nearby. No comparison. The description of South Lodge is spot on, definitely boutique and definitely 5*!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julia_Cox, Owner at South Lodge, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. Guests who come back again are so important to us!

Best wishes,

Julia
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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a truly delightful 5 star B&B. Mine hosts are Julia and Colin, both very friendly and helpful. Each room ( we asked to look at the others) are modern, spotlessly clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Very good tea and coffee making facilities in each room ( including a cafetiere ) and home made biscuits each day. Excellent choice of breakfast, including delicious home made Seville orange and ginger marmalade and home made bread. Wonderful.

Room Tip: Tips for other travellers We stayed for two nights and on the second night went to the Swan restaur...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Service with a smile, welcoming and friendly, nothing is a problem attitude, lovely place to stay. It has a modern but homely feel with access to local attractions and main roads such as the A421 and M1 motorway close by, so getting to the slightly further afield locations such as Milton Keynes is a doddle. Well worth a look into for a couples night or two away.
Tips for other travellers
Highly recommend the flying fox, but this is about a 15 minute drive from South Lodge. Although you will be provided with restaurant information in a booklet along with many local attractions by the owners.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Julia_Cox, Owner at South Lodge, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you so much for placing such a great review! It's always important that our guests have a great time, but of course Valentine's Day is extra special!

We hope to see you again sometime,

Julia and colin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

From a last minute panick for valentines day, we were extremely pleased with South Lodge! We needed clues location as we had to work the next day and South Lodge was perfect! We were only 20 minutes from home, but South Lodge felt like a million miles away, thanks to its unique property!
Our room was very stylish and modern, with great decor and technological features for ease and comfort. We had a platter for two brought to our room which was delicious and a fantastic change to going out for dinner! The staff were wonderful, very welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We had a delicious cooked breakfast in the morning in the main house which was beautifully adorned with art. The grounds are decorated with sculptures and makes for an interesting scene.
I would highly recommend staying at South Lodge, we will hopefully be back!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cross End | Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Milton Keynes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — South Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If ever a house had the ‘Wow!’ factor, this is it. Stunning contemporary design and decor plus fanatical attention to every luxurious detail combine to promise an unforgettable experience. Comfort and practicality are not overlooked either; all the rooms are furnished with king size beds, walk-in showers and widescreen TVs. Each is light, airy and spacious. The biscuits or muffins in your room are home cooked as is the extensive and delicious breakfast. ... more   less 
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