OYSTERCATCHER: living with the sound of the river
In Oystercatcher Lodge you will have the most impressive view of the river. If you love to hear the sound of the river as soon as you open your terrace doors, then Oystercatcher is your choice. See the river flowing straight at you, while the water finds its way around a little island in the riverbend.
What to expect in Oystercatcher Lodge
Wake up to the sound of the river, on this very front spot at the river bank, close to the hedgerows forming the eastern boundary of the park. Here your outdoor experience will be dominated by the view of the river in front, with the sheep just behind the fence to the left and the view of Kingfisher at a good distance to the right. In Oystercatcher Lodge you really need to love the sound of the river, as it can even be a bit persistent at times!
You can see the exact position of Oystercatcher filmed from the air in this video>> (opens in a new window).
Oystercatcher 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 Oystercatcher is spacious and light, with a subtle dash of sunny yellow in the decorations that emphasizes how bright this lodge is. 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) and DVD-player, and you'll find a separate TV in every bedroom.
Oystercatcher has an electric stove with log burner effect, so you have the cosiness of a log fire at the touch of a button, and 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 Oystercatcher Lodge is no doubt the double french doors, 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 Oystercatcher 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 for each bed)
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
wide-screen 4K smart TV and DVD-player in the living room an 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
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), bowls, towels, brushes and free use of the hot-shower dog-wash and dog-drying facility.
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).
large 6-seater dining table with umbrella
6 quick-dry reclining chairs
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.
Oystercatcher has limited parking space right at its entrance (2 cars max), additional cars can be parked at the general parking area 80 yards away.
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' as 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.