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Lovely, bright, spacious lodge with everything you need for a nice self catering break. Beautiful scenery as the lodge backs onto the lake. Hot tub was indeed hot with powerful jets and fresh clean water for our stay.
We found there wasn't enough fridge space for food for 12 with just 3 shelves as we do self cater rather than eat out but there was a freezer under that was adequate should you have frozen foods. The 4 rings, oven, microwave and toaster all worked well. As we used the lodge in winter, i should imagine that summer would be extremely difficult, finding enough fridge space to chill what was needed and another fridge or a larger single fridge and separate small freezer would make the kitchen facilities perfect, in my humble opinion. Plenty of room to seat everyone at the dining table with an extra table available too. The seating area was very spacious with four leather sofas and we never felt squashed or uncomfortable with A large coffee table in the middle which was great for playing board or card games. 3 doors along the back open into the lake area, with one of the downstairs bedrooms also having a door out to the back. Wifi was rather patchy so don't rely on being able to use it as we found we couldn't always view pictures on social media so streaming isn't possible but our mobile data worked well. I'm sure it's the availability of wifi Internet given the location, but the views and tranquility far outweighs the lack of internet access for me. Swans, geese and ducks werem seen on the lake and even came into the back garden area for a visit! They are obviously very used to humans.
The sleeping space was roomy. The best shower is the one downstairs as it got lovely and hot. The underfloor heating downstairs was lovely but were not sure if we did or didn't do something as the towel radiators in the upstairs bathrooms didn't seem to get warm. I'm sure if the upstairs doors were left open then the heat would filter through as the landing was warm enough. They appear to be ready to accommodate families with a cot, travel cot, stair gate all seen at the property as well as a cupboard in the kitchen with a henry hoover, hairdryer, torch and a first aid kit. The location is perfect but the instructions to locate the property didn't help us to find it. The lodge is number 55 which is on a sign along with the name of the property but we struggled to see it when walking let alone driving (in the rain). It's set back down a track a little which is inbetween a plot for sale and another lodge and Waters Reach is to the left and another lodge (blue/grey) is to the right. There is enough space for 6 cars on the drive if you block each other in and you do have to reverse a little into next door to get the turning space to go forward back up the track but if you didn't have as many cars it would not be an issue. Having seen comments about needing to bring things, if you don't do self catering normally then you're probably not used to those things needing to be provided by yourself but the owner is very helpful regards this and there are plenty of shopping facilities just 6 miles away. Would highly recommend lodge.
Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments on board regarding the fridge space and have installed a further fridge to accommodate this.
Look forward to you staying again.
Many thanks. Property Owner