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“Great Glamping, Great Camping” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Heathside Lodges

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Blackheath Rd, Wenhaston, England   |  
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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“Great Glamping, Great Camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As a group of 8 we glamped and camped.

The glamping pods are small but fine for four people. There is a double bed which hinges up out of the way as well as two bunks. The bathroom is well equipped in quality fittings. One thing though, the shower controls are quite fiddly so if you need reading glasses you won't be able to read the markings and if you don't have strong fingers it won't matter anyway as you won't be able to turn the on/off control.
There's a table and fold out chairs but the kitchen area is just a little odd as there's a combination microwave but crucially no hob or ring. That makes all of the normal camping cooking impossible. It didn't matter to us as we had our own camping kit with us but I'd have been quite frustrated otherwise as I do like my bacon and eggs in the morning.

The site appears very new so the camping part suffers a bit from a lack of established trees, that'll fix itself over time though. The sanitary block is all shiny and new but it is quite small so I wonder what things will be like when the whole site is sharing just the one toilet and one shower each for men and women?

There's a shop on site but I feel the opening hours could be a little more camper-friendly as it doesn't open until 9am which is a little late for people who are getting out for a day of fun.
The pub at the end of the road does great food and is well worth a visit.

I've just re-read this review and realised it sounds incredibly negative. It's not meant to be, I'm just being picky, overall it's a great site and I'd certainly stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was at Heathside the weekend the owners asked guests in the lodge next to us to leave, they were fighting, shouting and swearing until 4.30 in the morning we asked them to be quiet but they took no notice, I take my hat off to the owners for doing this.
Heathside is a great place and we will return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Croydon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Heathside Lodges recently and it's a beautiful place, but the trip was ruined by the owner of the complex, very rude, intruder onto our verander whilst in the jacuzzi, told it was our fault the intruder had come onto our verander. Handled the situation very poorly, exceptionally bad customer service. Most complex's similar to this one have gates that lock at a certain time to stop intruders from entering, no gates any one can wander in and did just that, a man wandered in from outside of the complex very drunk. Beautiful place and lodges shame about the owners being so rude.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

These owners obviously allow drunk intruders to go on to the balcony of these lodges take bottom half of his clothes off to try and get in the jacuzzi with three girls. For the owners to say he wasn't trespassing to be thrown out at 9:30am the next day for having visitors and being apparently too loud.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed 30th May for 2 nights and it was a great place to stay, very quiet and secluded, stunning lodges and very friendly owners.
Close to Southwold and Walberswick and a great base to explore the Suffolk coast.

Kids enjoyed the play area and playing football in the field, donkeys in the next field.
The hot tub was amazing.

Would definitely return and planning the next visit!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here last weekend in their new 'pods' - a wooden en suite hut, basically! The site looked stunning on arrival, very green, clean, everyone very relaxed, everything laid out nicely - the lodges, camping and pods were together but you had enough personal space with lines of short trees separating everything up.
The staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful for things to see, places to go etc. And our pod was clean, new, a good size and practical - with a view of the donkeys from the porch. There was a shop on site, donkeys, fields and a play area for kids and a nature walk which was pleasant.
Really enjoyed our break. There was a pub 5 mins walk away which had a music and beer festival on, and Southwold was 15 mins drive away where we enjoyed the beach, went round the shops, were able to hire bikes and relax in the pubs with their local 'adnams' gin/whisky/beer which is brewed in the town.
What a relaxing break and welcoming Suffolk locals - we'll be visiting again :)

Room Tip: The donkeys are a good alarm clock in the morning! Hope you like donkeys!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time staying at a hoseasons lodge and I now can't wait for the next time. We had the only Orwell Lodge which was the first one as we drove in. We didn't find noise or anything a problem as others had written about. It's obvious a lot of care and attention has gone into planning the lodges, as hedges and trees have been planted and they are still growing to reach a height of privacy especially on the hot tub. However, no one is walking directly past you. What I odd, just for a bit of privacy was I stood up the hot tub cover against the back of a patio chair, and used the blankets provided to hang over the fence. Job done!
The shop was friendly, and at good prices. Although we were told all lodges were full for the weekend, we didn't see many people. The play area was always empty when I visited with my son.
The room sizes of the lodge were incredible. My 4 yr old had his own ensuite, tv in bedroom. I didn't find a problem with any of the cooking utensils like others. The only thing I miss from home was not having my usual sky channels on the day it poured down!
Really enjoyed eating out at shadingfield fox, southwold, and a day in Great Yarmouth.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Address: Blackheath Rd, Wenhaston, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Wenhaston
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Wenhaston

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