Having been to Keldy Cabins in Yorkshire last year, we again went for a Silver Birch (cabin 15 was allocated to us) for a 5-day break in Deerpark. On arrival we found that the Retreat was not open until 4 for us to check in (early checkins are available) and so we went to nearby Looe for an hour or so. On returning to the Retreat we were welcomed by Jenny who took our details, gave us our keys and told us either she or Rachel would be with us within the hour to check everything was ok. We entered the cabin (approx 20 steps down from the road to the lakeside cabin) to find the layout identical to the Keldy cabin, so we immediately felt at home (the only difference being the recent addition of a log burner in the sitting area which we used for one night).
Jenny arrived as promised and checked everything was ok and informed us again of all the facilities and on-site activities of which there were many.
We took our two-and-a-half year old to the Ranger-led pond dipping session which he thoroughly enjoyed (tadpoles, mayfly lavae and flies, sticklebacks, caddisfly lava etc all found) with a VERY knowledgeable Ranger (Martin).
The hot tub saw plenty of action for relaxing in the evenings and although I am normally completely dependent on my iPhone and Internet connection, found the lack of any phone signal to actually be a positive.
On the whole the site, staff, cabin, activities, wildlife and general ambience if the place is absolutely top notch and we're already thinking of returning next year!
- Also Known As:
- Deerpark Forest Cabins Hotel Liskeard
- Forest Holidays Deerpark, Cornwall Liskeard