Swiss-style lodge in Carmarthenshire that sleeps 7 and offers shared access to an indoor pool, games room, sauna and hot tub.
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Well-presented holiday lodge for six guests that’s set on a private leisure resort near Daily in the beautiful Scottish county of Ayrshire.
This well-equipped holiday lodge sleeps up to 6 and offers shared access to a swimming pool, gym sauna and games room.
Set on a private leisure complex near the Norfolk Broads, the Cool Cat is a luxury holiday lodge for six people with hot tub and swimming pool.
Beautifully-presented holiday lodge in a quite rural location near Pontardawe that sleeps four with a king size double bedroom and sofa bed.
Well-appointed holiday lodge near the hamlet of Pandy in Monmouthshire that sleeps two guests and features a cosy open-plan interior.
Cosy, well-equipped holiday lodge for two guests in the hamlet of Pennington in the Lake District that includes a private hot tub.
Luxury holiday lodge in Kiplin, Yorkshire that accommodates six guests with two bedrooms and includes a private hot tub.
Stylish, well-appointed two bedroom holiday lodge in Yorkshire that sleeps up to six guests and features a private hot tub.
What is a Holiday Lodge?
Technically-speaking, a holiday lodge is a more spacious, better-equipped version of a static caravan. Confusingly, the term is sometimes misused to describe multiple forms of self catering accommodation, as is the case with holiday cottages. However, the majority of holiday lodge properties that you’ll find in this section are of the kind mentioned above.
Why Book a Holiday Lodge?
One of the main reasons people stay at a holiday lodge is down to price. Because of their size, lodges are usually much cheaper to rent than, say, a holiday apartment, holiday home, or converted barn.
On-Site Leisure Facilities
A lot of holiday lodges are located in private parks or estates. While this probably isn’t the ideal scenario for holiday-makers seeking secluded off-the-beaten-track bliss, it’s perfect for those in need of easy access to leisure activities: many such parks include on-site swimming pools, saunas and other facilities.
In addition to shared-use facilities like swimming pools, gyms, saunas and the like, a good number of high-end holiday lodges also feature their own private facilities, of which the most popular tend to be hot tubs. Private patio areas tend to form part of the overall package too.
How Well-Equipped are Holiday Lodges?
Despite being a more affordable short break option, holiday lodges usually feature the same kind of modern-conveniences found in larger properties, space allowing.
Kitchen Facilities and Appliances
In respect of the bigger lodges, it’s highly likely that you’ll have access to typical kitchen mod-cons such as an electric hob/oven, microwave and fridge. Sacrifices obviously have to be made here and there, especially for smaller dwellings. So instead of a fully-blown kitchen area, you might have to make do with a kitchenette. Even with such an arrangement, there’s a good chance that basic cooking and refrigeration appliances will be provided.
As far as entertainment goes, we’ve yet to come across a lodge that doesn’t include a television and some sort of TV package. While you probably shouldn’t expect a fully-blown surround sound cinema system (there are exceptions), most holiday lodges include some sort of televisual entertainment for rainy days.
It’s a legal requirement for a furnished holiday lets to be available 210 days a year. It would therefore be utter folly for an owner/landlord to offer a holiday lodge without any sort of heating, especially if you consider the UK’s climate. Thus, all holiday lodges include some sort of system, be it panel heaters, radiators, electric fires or wood-burners, central or under-floor heating.
Where are Most Holiday Lodges Located?
Holiday lodges, particularly of the kind included in this section, are often found on private parks or estates, which themselves are rurally-located. As a result, guests looking to venture further afield should find themselves within easy access to some truly stunning countryside locations.
Holiday Lodges – Common Features
- Small in Size
- Often Located in Private Parks
- Rurally Located
- Access to Leisure Facilities