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“Beautiful Lodge, great hot tub and very friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Haw Wood, Hinton | Darsham, Saxmundham IP17 3QT, England   |  
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West Thurrock, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Lodge, great hot tub and very friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The lodges are really very lovely. Well equipped, beautifully decorated, overlooking a very pretty lake on one side and fields views on the other. We had a two bedroom lodge with a very nice size hot tub.

The staff are very friendly and you feel genuinely welcome (there isn't a long list of instructions or inventory to go through or any over the top warnings on hot tub usage etc). It's the perfect place to unwind. There's a great little cafe onsite offering various dishes for breakfast and lunch. It also opens until 7pm on Wednesdays.

There also seem to be a regular list of events at the site (there was a craft fayer while we were there). Clay pigeon shooting, fishing and golf is also available.

The only thing that would have made our stay better would have been wifi - to book restaurants and plan our day. It would also have been nice to have the option to have a change of towels through the week (as there is no washer/dryer in the lodges). The welcome pack did state that additional towels were available through reception so this may have been our fault but it would have been nice if they'd been changed as a matter of course - one week with one set of towels isn't really enough (and we brought our own beach towels with us for use with the hot tub).

All in all a great holiday and we would be delighted/hope to return soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you had an enjoyable stay, and that you felt all of our staff made you feel welcome during it. We hope that you would consider staying with us at High Lodge again if you visit this area of Suffolk. Wifi, although available in our clubhouse is not yet available in the lodges, and we do agree that this would compliment our site further. Therefore one of High Lodges future investments will be to extend the wifi to the lodges, although no date has yet been set for this. Thank you for your comments on the changing of the towels, of which we will certainly consider for any future improvements than can be made.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very impressed with our lodge, we stayed in yellowhammer, it was very clean & well equipped. We were pleased to find that all the lodges are right on the edge of the lake & enjoyed evenings sitting on verandah watching the wildlife. The site was well kept and very peaceful & the staff were very friendly & helpful. We will definitely go back

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We have an abundance of wildlife here at High Lodge which agree is lovely to sit back and watch whilst relaxing. We are glad you found your lodge to be clean and equipped with everything you needed for your stay. We would love to welcome you back to High Lodge if you decide to visit the area again in the future.
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Dover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Just returned from 4 nights at High Lodge, stayed in a Lovely Lodge called Greenfinch complete with hot tub, beautiful setting looking out onto small fishing lake. If you like Golf, Fishing or Clay pigeon shooting this is the place for you. Found it very peaceful and well situated for visiting the local area. Small bar in Clubhouse and nice cafe/restaurant,staff very friendly. Lots of nice walks in the area and several nice pubs within a few miles. The fox inn at Darsham was very good and we had a lovely steak and kidney pudding there ! Southwold,Aldeburgh and Halesworth are not far away, so plenty to do for a short break !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay in Greenfinch Lodge, and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. We would love you to consider High Lodge again should you decide to visit Suffolk again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have just returned from a short break at the High Lodge and it was excellent. We stayed in the Greenfinch lodge and it was superb. It was spotless and extremely well equipped. The hot tub is a nice touch. The staff are very nice and nothing is too much trouble. My hubby really enjoyed the clay pigeon shoot - fantastic! We loved it so much that we booked for next year on our way out.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your review of High Lodge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lodge and your shooting, and great that you have booked to come and see us again. We look forward to seeing you next year.
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

In a word "brilliant!!"The lodges were very modern and well equipped. Very very clean upon arrival. Towels layed out as in a hotel.
Maintenance staff could not have been nicer and more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Really good guy.
Hot tub was stunning and the fishing was literally on the doorstep.
It was five star in my and my sons opinion. We wanted a total, do nothing and chill out holiday. This was bang on the money. If you shop before you arrive you don't need to leave until its time to go home. Thanks a million high lodge. I would recommend you to anyone. Superb.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay here at High Lodge, and we are pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one. Although our holiday lodges are self catering we like to provide all the special touches that a hotel would indeed provide for you. I hope that you will consider staying with High Lodge again in the future should you visit the Suffolk coast again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic week at High Lodge. 24th to 30th August. It exceeded all expectations. Our lodge was called Swift and was superb. You could not fault it at all. I have never stayed any where so clean and well equipped. The Hot tub was a real treat! Beautiful rural views all around.
We went primarily for the clay shooting. It was the best shooting ground that we have ever been to. All the facilities were open and working every day we were there. My husband also had 4 shooting lessons. He says they are the best he has ever received, the standard of tuition from Rodger was outstanding.
Belles Beauties salon is also worth a visit for a pamper.
All the staff where helpful friendly and so welcoming it was like we already knew them.
The fact there are only 15 lodges is what also helps to make High lodge special. I knew there weren't evening meals available on site . .fine by me. Just visit one of those lovely shops that do the 'Dine In ' meal deals and take them with you! Easy peasy catering!! There are also some really lovely places to eat in Southwold and local villages.
A beautiful area that we haven't been to before.High Lodge will definitely be seeing us again, we loved everything about it.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at High Lodge. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay in Swift Lodge, and that you found the staff to be friendly and welcoming. Should you holiday in Suffolk again in the future, please be sure to pay us a visit.
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

High Lodge is an ideal holiday destination for those interested in fishing, shooting, golf or just want some "R & R". It is situated just off the A12 between Saxmundham and Lowestoft. An ideal location to discover the Suffolk coast. Southwold, Addleburgh and Halesworth all worth a visit. There is a railway station about 2.5 miles away from lodges.
The lodges are very well equipped with a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and cleaning products, including dishwasher tablets, included. The coffee was very much appreciated after an 8 hour journey. There is a visitors pack with things to do in the area and places to visit and also a visitors book to add comments of your stay.
The 2 fishing lakes are well stocked with carp and golden tench. There is a plastic garden chair supplied to sit on whilst fishing. The golf course is fairly flat so ideal for those looking for a gentle game or those not able to hike up hills. There is some noise from the clay pigeon shooting but not enough to be off putting.
It would have been nice if the clubhouse was open after 5pm more than one night a week but there are plenty of eating houses within a 10 mile radius to suit everyone's palettes.
Our lodge had a hot tub with the chemical levels being checked every day by friendly staff.
All in all High Lodge offer a relaxing holiday within peaceful surroundings.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Highlodge, Customer Relationship Management at High Lodge Leisure Ltd, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay here at High Lodge. We are pleased that you found everything you need within your lodge for a pleasant and comfortable stay and hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future.
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Address: Haw Wood, Hinton | Darsham, Saxmundham IP17 3QT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Saxmundham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst 100 acres of tranquil woodland and Suffolk countryside, our luxury self catering lodges sleeping up to 6 people, offer a scenic and peaceful retreat. All have private balconies and some have private hot tubs. ... more   less 
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High Lodge Leisure Ltd Saxmundham, Suffolk, England

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