out of 10
We stayed in a Cobbett Contemporary Premier lodge for 3 nights and would definitely go back.
We received a friendly welcome and given our keys in a miniature metal suitcase as a keepsake which is a nice touch.
Our parking was just opposite the lodge, we were immediately welcomed by the ducks getting out of our car, there really are loads of them! We bought some duck food from the reception which they literally eat out of your hand. Occasionally they would have a little waddle into our lodge!
The lodge itself was clean and modern, the kitchen very well equipped with a big fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven/grill with electric hob, microwave, kettle & toaster. Lots of utensils, crockery, cutlery and various types of glasses (including champagne flutes). There was washing up liquid, sponge, cloth, dishwasher tablets etc already provided as well as some tea, coffee and hot chocolate etc. There was also a pint of fresh milk in the fridge and a bottle of chilled water. All very nice touches to help you settle in quickly.
On the bed were several fresh towels (bath, hand & hot tub towels) as well as a couple of heavy thick bath robes and some slippers.
The bedroom was more spacious than expected which made it seem a little odd that the bed was only a double rather than a king, the mattress and pillows were firmer than we're used to but seemed good quality so this comes down to personal preference.
The bedroom had sliding patio doors leading to the decking at the rear of the lodge, this area is fenced off and private with a small table with 2 chairs and the all important hot tub. The hot tub was lovely, we spent quite a bit of time in there! It's also nice that the whole area is covered to keep the rain off.
The bathroom was clean and modern with a powerful shower and spa bath. The sauna was off the bathroom, this needs to be turned on at least 45 minutes before you intend to use it but does heat up nicely, there's something satisfying about pouring water over hot coals!
The living space is open plan with the kitchen & dining table, again this was plenty spacious enough for the 2 of us. The TV had a good choice of channels and there is a Wii console as well as a few board games (which we didn't use). The wifi had good signal through the whole lodge but the speed wasn't great, I managed to get around 1mbps however it was just about enough to stream Netflix on low quality. Just is just enough :o)
My phone on EE managed to get limited 4g, my wife's Virgin Media sim however had no signal at all (voice or data). This isn't a negative against the park, just information for other potential guests.
Out front there's a small table and 2 chairs which were nice to sit and watch the world go by (or the ducks anyway). Some of the lodges had bigger tables with more chairs so I have to assume these are bigger lodges with more bedrooms.
The Duke of Cambridge pub which is basically attached to the holiday park was lovely, it has a nice big beer garden and even an outside bar area to save you having to go into the pub to get drinks. We couldn't resist ordering some loaded nachos to have with our drinks after seeing someone else have them. If you have kids with you then it's worth mentioning that the beer garden also has a play area.
Also worth mentioning that we ordered a takeaway one night using just eat, this was delivered directly to our lodge.
The area around the holiday park is very picturesque with pretty little bridges over streams and traditional red phone boxes etc, we didn't venture past the pub on foot but it's not easy to see that the walks must be lovely.
We definitely plan to return one day, was a lovely way to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary!
Confirmed guest, 2018-08-13