Spielplatz is a naturist club of venerable age and has an interesting mixture of residents at any given time: those who live there all year round, and include members of the founders' family; members who live nearby and drop in whenever the fancy takes them; and people who have come for a holiday, either camping or staying in the Pool View chalet. I used to be in the second category when I lived not far away. Now, however, I come for a few days most years to stay in the chalet. Provided the weather plays ball, it is a most delightful and relaxing place. The heated pool is very well looked after and there are lovely sunbathing lawns as well as courts for miniten, badminton, volleyball and boules. The clubhouse has a number of attractions, including a bar, and meals are available at certain times, although you can also cater for yourself in the chalet, which accommodates up to three people. I would certainly recommend Alex's Sunday roast - I had some of the best beef I have ever tasted!
The fact that many of the people in the place are residents adds an extra dimension of homeliness. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. During my five-day stay, I went off the premises a few times to meet with old friends but was equally happy to relax by the poolside taking in the sun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, Spielplatz is the perfect retreat for a weekend, week-long breaks, day visits or a relaxing swim&sauna after a day at work. We have 2 self catering chalets and plenty of caravan, campervan or tent pitches.There’s something for all the family in this peaceful woodland paradise, from sun-drenched lawns to cool shady corners. With a heated swimming pool,sauna, sport and recreational facilities, clubhouse, bistro and licensed bar, Spielplatz combines the best of nature with modern facilities. ... more less