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“Enjoyed our break again at Finlake” 5 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Barley Lane, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 0EJ, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our break again at Finlake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed 8th October-15th October in Woodland View 31 our second stay in this lodge this year, everything you need ,lovely view from the decking and the all important hot tub great to relax in after a day out . We always enjoy our stay here we had quite a bit of rain and didnt manage to walk through the woodlands to the dissapointment of our ckcs Indie and Izzy but we deid get some dry days with a little sunshine so they had a good run on the beach. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake, we really appreciate your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us once again.
We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I bought a ticket to see the halloween fireworks at Finlake , a place I'd never been before. In spite of the weather ( raining on & off ) we had a great night , loads of stuff on for the kids including a very apt kids DJ who had them entertained with games & songs in the halloween themed function suite. Getting served was quite easy considering how busy it was too. Following this we headed to the funfair,. I was twisted thrown up & down & side to side much to the merriment of my family who watched on :o) , The rides themselves not over priced & that was nice to see. The kids went on the smaller rides while the wife & I had some cotton candy , not eaten that for years ! The Fireworks started at 8pm & it was an impressive show although I wish i hadn't stood so close to the BBQ because I was tempted in to gorging myself on a massive hot dog afterwards, proper sausage too ! Well done Finlake , I am a local person living only 10 minutes from the park & am now so sorry I have not been before , polite staff ( all dressed up too ) who were fast on thier feet when it came to serving , well organised car parking , spotlessly clean venue , top marks ! I shall be considering you for my next holiday :o) RP , Exeter

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake. We really appreciate your comments and are glad that you enjoyed the evening with us.
We hope to have the pleasure of your company again in the future.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed at Finlake for four days for a short break in October. After a six hour drive we were checked in quickly and given all the necessary information required, including details on how to get to our lodge. The lady at reception was very welcoming and professional. On arrival at the lodge we were pleased with the lodge and the standards of cleanliness of it. The hot tub was ready for us to get into and there was some tea/coffee/milk/sugar for a drink until we could get to the shops. The shop has the essentials in it and has some lovely produce in it. ( Pork sausages worth the money). You can do as little or much as you want at Finlake, plenty of activities to get involved in, or just relax and take it easy. We have booked to go again next year for a week based on the standards of this year and would definitely recommend it to others. The one thing I would of liked was an idiot guide on how to use the central heating system, the manual for the boiler was there with it but as we all know they are confusing at the best of times. Overall, a lovely place for a break/holiday.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake. We really appreciate your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
We have taken on board your comments regarding the central heating system and will see what we can do to ensure the instructions are clearer.
We hope to have the pleasure of your company again in the future.
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed at Finlake last week during half term 22-26th october in a woodland lodge 6 with our 7 year old daughter and our border collie. First impressions of the site were excellent, speedy check in with friendly and helpful reception staff providing plenty of info for on-site and off-site activities. We were really impressed with the lodge, lovely and warm with a full kitchen and extreamely comfortable beds. The view was to die for from the balcony, so peaceful and secluded. Our dog enjoyed the woodland walks and our daughter especially got involved in the go active activities with a vengence. The activities were decently priced and well enjoyed. we all enjoyed the indoor pool which was lovely and warm and not too busy!. They even opened the outdoor pool on request for all those crazy kids to enjoy the mega outdoor slide.
Would definately recommend Finlakes, there were no downsides at all during our stay. Hope to visit again real soon.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake. We really appreciate all comments and are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.
We look forward to the pleasure of your company again in the near future.
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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I am sure the food is good but I won't be trying it. I couldn't find a number to enable booking so I phoned the main office who gave me the number and said "Don't bother ringing, they are busy!" Despite that I did try - again and again and again with 30 minute intervals. No-one answered. I live very local, always eat out on Sundays with my family but it seems I won't be trying Finlake.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake. I am sorry that you experienced problems trying to contact the restaurant and as such your review is based on that.
The telephone number for the restaurant is 01626-855396. There is an answerphone on this line in case everyone is busy and cannot get to the phone. You dont mention within your review at what time of the day you tried to contact them or when and whilst not wanting to excuse the way your query was dealt with by the Reception team, which will be addressed, or the fact you could not contact the restaurant, if you were trying during the weekend or at meal times then they would not have been able to get to the phone, however the answerphone should have picked up your call and enabled you to leave a message and someone would have got back to you.
I am sorry that this has put you off trying to eat at Finlake in the future. Your comments will be discussed and addressed by the Restaurant Manager.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed as a family of four (chidren aged 9 & 7) and a cocker spaniel in a Country Lodge 4 VIP Platinum (pets). It was just fantastic!! We were on the edge of the park in Woodland View right next to the forest and only a minute from the main facilities such as swimming pools and restaurant.

We made full use of the facilities with the children. We played tennis twice, used the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and cycled around the park. The kids loved it all especially the treetop adventure. This was an additional cost but was well worth it. We also had drinks in the bar and had a meal in the restaurant one of the nights. All reasonably priced and the food was very good too. All the staff were friendly and the service was excellent.

The accomodation was truly first rate. the kitchen was well equipped, the lounge area spacious and the decking area very useful. What really made the holiday was the hot tub on the deck. The park was quiet and peaceful. We loved exploring the woodland walks and the children were thrilled to hear an owl in the evenings close to our lodge.

We look forward to returning, hopefully soon!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake. We really appreciate all comments and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope to have the pleasure of your custom again in the near future.
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Perfect caravan, lovely hot tub, friendly staff and nice food! all activities must be pre-booked, luckily we went in low season but i would imagine in high season it would be good to pre-book. BRILLIANT HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cass W, Customer Relations Manager at Haulfryn Finlake, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Finlake. We really appreciate your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope to have the pleasure of your company again in the future.
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Address: Barley Lane, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 0EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Chudleigh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Chudleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Haulfryn Finlake 5*
Number of rooms: 350
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the edge of Dartmoor yet still close to stunning beaches, Finlake combines 130 acres of magnificent Devon countryside, miles of beautiful woods, an abundance of wildlife and outstanding leisure facilities to create the perfect holiday location.At Haulfryn Finlake we offer an exclusive range of caravans and lodges for the discerning holiday home owner, as well as fantastic short break holiday getaways. ... more   less 
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Haulfryn Finlake Hotel Chudleigh
Haulfryn Finlake Chudleigh, Devon

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