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CURLEW:
overlooking it all

If you like a 360 degree view, then Curlew Lodge is your choice. From your elevated position you can oversee it all: the river, the park, the fields to both sides stretching into the hills further away, nothing will obstruct your view. The decking all around catches the sun from dawn till dusk. 

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What to expect in Curlew Lodge

Curlew Lodge is set slightly further back from the waterline than Oystercatcher Lodge and Kingfisher Lodge, but thanks to the elevated position you still enjoy a good look over the lawn towards the river. You are right in the middle, but the other lodges are too far away to block your view or interfere with your privacy. You can see the exact position of Curlew filmed from the air in this video>> (opens in a new window).  

Curlew Lodge offers 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 persons in total (plus one extra cot allowed for a child up to 2 y/o). The bedroom setup in Curlew Lodge is slightly different from the other 3 lodges: 2 double rooms, and one room with 2 single beds. The master bedroom has a double bed and its own ensuite, with a luxury double 'rainfall' shower head. The other double room (standard double bed) shares the family bathroom (large bathtub with luxury overhead shower) with the twin bedroom with 2 single beds.

The interior of Curlew is spacious and light, with a prominent place for the log burner, where you will find a small stack of wood ready to burn (there is a large wood storage with unlimited supply of firelogs built to the outside of your lodge). Sumptuous throws, scatter cushions, candles & tea lights, plenty of books and games will all make this lodge feel like a real home away from home.  

The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard with full size fully functional appliances (not the average holiday-versions! See the list below).

In the living there is a large wide-screen 4K smart TV (you can receive your Netflix and the likes with our fast and free WiFi) with DVD-player, and you'll find a separate TV in every bedroom.
Of course, the lodge is well isolated with individually adjustable heaters in every room and windows that can be fully opened should you wish.

But the greatest asset of Curlew is no doubt the double size outdoor deck, with its elevated position, opening up the full front of the lodge to the large outside decking, right at the river.

Here you will find luxury garden furniture, with ultra quick drying reclining chairs and a huge table and umbrella, and even two 'zero-gravity' recliners. A large fold-out bbq is also provided, with the handy insert of a throw-away bbq coal tray, saving you next day's hard work of scrubbing the bbq! Our guests are saying "you thought of everything"! Well, that's our mission!

Facilities at Curlew Lodge

BEDROOMS/BATHROOMS

  • luxury bed linen (finest Egyptian cotton) and a soft mattress topper (can be removed for a firmer feel)

  • 10.5 tog ultrabounce duvets and cosy throws

  • pillow menu (extra firm, medium and soft pillow provided for each bed)

  • a generous supply of towels

  • bathroom toiletries

  • 2-tone illuminated magnifying beauty/shaving mirror

  • hairdryer with multiple settings, diffuser etc.

  • large ironing board, sleeve board and steam iron

  • large wide-screen 4K smart TV and DVD-player in the living room and a tv in every bedroom

KITCHEN

  • large fridge (full size side-by-side)

  • large freezer (full size side-by-side)

  • full size dish washer

  • 6 kg washing machine

  • 4 plate digital ceramic hob

  • oven (classic oven + double grill + fan-assisted oven)

  • small micro-wave oven

  • kettle & toaster

  • electric handmixer

  • French cafetiere and/or
    Nespresso espresso machine (capsules available at reception)

YOUNG CHILDREN

  • High chair and/or cot provided free of charge (please book this in advance)

  • Practical gate to safely close your verandah

DOGS WELCOME

  • dogs welcome free of charge (contact us if you want to bring more than 2 large or 3 small dogs, so we can arrange this for you).

  • everything for your dog is provided: dog-bed or basket (choose your size and type of bed), bowls, towels, brushes and free use of the hot-shower dog-wash and dog-drying facility (shampoo and towels provided).

  • you will find a ‘child safety gate’ in the back of the cupboard of the first bedroom. You can easily install it just outside the bedroom to make sure your dog(s) cannot reach the beds (if you don’t simply want to close the door to the bedrooms).

ALSO IN YOUR LODGE

  • in the cupboard near the entrance you will also find a large torch (charged on mains) and two large umbrellas, so you are well-prepared to take the dogs out in wet weather or at night.

YOUR TERRACE

  • large 6-seater dining table with umbrella (times 2 at Curlew)

  • 6 quick-dry reclining chairs (times 2 at Curlew)

  • 2 zero-gravity recliners

  • small coffee table

  • large fold-out bbq with 1 throw-away charcoal insert supplied
    (more inserts available at reception)

  • practical gate to keep dogs and children from wandering off

  • in the utility cupboard behind your front door there is a large torch (charging on mains, please plug it in after use). You will need it because the park has only small solar mood lights, to not spoil the ‘Dark Skies’ experience.

  • private parking space for 3-4 cars right at your doorstep

ALL INCLUDED IN OUR PRICE - enjoy being a pampered guest!
No need to stash a whole household in your car. You will find all you need in the lodge when you arrive. Bring your toothbrush and pyjamas and relax!

  • Unlimited free logs for the wood burning stove.

  • A welcome hamper* with tea, coffee, sugar, cookies, a large bowl with fruit, bread, milk, butter, eggs, cheese, salt & pepper, cooking oil, orange juice, jam/marmalade, crips, and a soft drink for the first needs when you just arrive.

  • At the start of your stay everything you need is provided (bin liners, toilet paper, kitchen roll, kitchen foil, candles & tea lights, etc.), also for your daily cleaning needs: dishwasher tablets, washing pods for your private washing machine, cloths, wipes, washing up liquid & other cleaning materials, and a DYSON hoover. But:

  • No need to clean the lodge before you leave. Just tidy up a bit, empty your fridge and let the professionals do the cleaning.

  • No reservation costs, no charges for cleaning, dogs stay free of charge, free WiFi, parking, bed linen, cot or high chair. There are no 'extras' that will be charged.

  • You are welcome to manage your payments privately in your own log-in section on our website. You even could spread partial payments safely at no extra costs, should you wish to create your own 'instalments' or a holiday piggy bank.

    * the description of the hamper that we supply as a free treat is just an indication of the total care we endeavour. On rare occasions one or two items could be missing or replaced.

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Call 01677 470532 or email info@riverdalelodges.com if the standard arrival and departure dates do not suit you. We might be able to adjust it manually (depending on occupancy).