Lapwing Lodge benefits from a unique and elevated position at the eastern border of the park, with terraces on both sides. The large terrace at the back looks out over endless fields and with a second terrace at the front you have the view all over the park and towards the river. And the very best of the evening sun!
What to expect in Lapwing Lodge
Lapwing Lodge is the first Lodge you will see from a distance as Lapwing towers over the hedge from its elevated position at the eastern border of the park, with endless views over neighbouring fields right from your terrace. Just over the hedge the sheep will be your neighbours. We expect Lapwing to be the favourite for people that like to sit and watch what is going on at the park from their front terrace, but also have the option to retreat to the privacy of the large terrace to the back, overlooking the fields. You can see the exact position of Lapwing filmed from the air in this video>> (opens in a new window).
Lapwing offers 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 persons in total (plus one extra cot allowed for a child up to 2 y/o). There are two twin bedrooms with 2 single beds each, sharing the family bathroom (large bathtub with luxury overhead shower) and the master bedroom has a double bed and its own ensuite, also with a luxury double 'rainfall' shower head.
The interior of Lapwing is spacious and light, with colourful accents bringing a stark contrast to the grey and silvery tones of the sofas, scatter cushions and throws. And how about the view from the kitchen window, or the dining table? Or from your lounge where an electric stove with log burner effect brings you the cosiness of a log fire at the touch of a button. 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.
The lodge is well isolated with individually adjustable heaters in every room and windows that can be fully opened should you wish.
Lapwing Lodge has the benefit of 2 separate terraces. The large decking to the southeast is tucked away into the bank that borders the park, looking out above the hedges with a lovely view into the sheepfield, while you enjoy the morning and midday sun. The french doors at the front of your living room lead to another terrace facing southwest and enjoying the afternoon and evening sun, with a look over the lawn in the center of the park.
You will find your terraces supplied with 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 Lapwing Lodge
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)
a generous supply of towels
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
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
French cafetiere and/or (free on request)
Nespresso espresso machine (capsules available at reception)
High chair and/or cot provided free of charge (please book this in advance)
Practical gate to safely close your verandah
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.
large 6-seater dining table with umbrella
and 6 quick-dry reclining chairs on your main terrace
2 zero-gravity recliners
small coffee table
an extra garden set and bench on your front terrace
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.
Lapwing has limited parking space right at its entrance (1 car), additional cars can be parked to the other side of the lodge or at the general parking area 80 yards away. Your extra cars will still be in your view and within the park’s boundaries, not anywhere near public access or public view.
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!
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.