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Athelington Hall Log Cabin Holidays
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bury st edmunds
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“Oak lodge its a caravan not a log cabin”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

We had booked through hoseseasons for 4 night break 7th november 2011 - 11th november 2011. We arrived and were disspointed that the lodge wass actually a caravan with wheels hidden under the wooden cladding. The elite 1 and 2 looked better but were still caravans not log cabins. The hottub has so called by vistors booked been cleaned out on the 7th but through experience we know that they will not heat up fully in time so this was hard to beleive when we went into the tub and our swimwear on exiting was covered in dead flies and fluff.
We then tried to cook in the kitchen which does not have a blind and the pans were dirty and also frying pan filthy. The tea towel smelt horrible and left your hands smelling of old damp not washed smell. The shower was covered in mildew and mould and then we went into the bedroom to find the draws full with flies. I have never complained about a place but had to let people now if they are going to oak lodge how bad this place was. However The locations is great and fab dog walking but this did not change the accomadation and the fact I ended up with bad upset stomach which might not be connected but as we felt so dirty we came home after 2 nights and will never be going back. We took pictures of the guest book and we were not alone with issues but they still do not get sorted out. The beds were also very hard and we could not sleep and are please to be home to get some rest

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed here in the Easter holidays and booked through the Hoseasons website.

The lodge was superb! Spacious open plan living area/kitchen with good quality furnishings and equipment. Everything you need is provided, the kitchen area was better than ours at home!

Two comfortable bedrooms (one en-suite) as well as family bathroom. The sunny veranda complete with patio furniture and hot tub was wonderful.

The site is ideal for children - huge grassy area where they can play football etc. with no traffic to worry about. Trampolines are also provided.

The area is very rural, so a car is a must. The downside to this is that there isn't much in walking distance (particularly if you have children) so a trip to the pub for an evening meal will require a car journey.

However, many places of interest nearby. Would recommend Southwold and Aldeburgh - two very pleasant coastal towns. Those with children would enjoy 'Africa Alive' near Lowestoft and 'Bewilderwood' near Wroxham.

Superb holiday, tranquil setting. Would recommend and visit again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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sussex, united kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

This is our 5th year to athletington hall and as alway a fabulous holiday. Peter can't do enough for you and is always so friendly. We always stay in the normal cabins which are perfect on a tighter budget. this year we upgraded to the Elite cabins, are they worth the extra money, yes! They are larger, warner, sunny veranda all day jacuzzi on balcony and the rooms are well laid out. Every thing a luxury kithcen shoudl be with open plan lounge, perfect. to be honest could live in this all year round that nice. The kids love it 8 and 10 yrs old. they get to go out and play in the field on the play are and on the trampolines. Yes the games room is basic but the kids don't care they can run free which they can't do at home. Booked for next year already , came back this year fully refreshed which is saying somehting with 2 lively boys.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

We travelled to Suffolk for two nights(would have liked longer) during the Easter school holidays. The log cabin was almost brand new and was a real luxury! We had a fab hot tub set into the deck which we used every day and we were surprised to find a sauna in one of the bathrooms! The site/farm was very peaceful, just the odd tractor going past now and again. All rooms were contemporary and very smart with piped radio in every room, flat screen tv, ensuite bathroom to master bedroom-we were spoilt!
We had great weather and spent a day in Southwold-pretty traditional seaside town with a great pier and colourful beach huts. Another day was spent in Aldeburgh which was very interesting with its16th century town hall on the beach front! Quite an upmarket town and very friendly.
The area surrounding Atherlington hall is very rural and quite remote-you need a car. But we loved this, driving through one tiny hamlet after another-very, very English indeed.Beautiful architecture and wonderfully friendly locals. Highly recommend the area and Atherlington Hall if you want to get away from it all.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Athelington Hall Log Cabin Holidays
Address: Athelington Hall Horham Road, Horham IP21 5EJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Horham
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Horham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summary: Our Log Cabins are situated within the picturesque grounds of Athelington Hall, a working farm, which dates back to 1620. An impressive moat and acres of open fields surround the 17th-century Hall, complete with a fine avenue of oak trees. Original Log Cabins: We have five 2 bedroom lodges, one double with en-suite shower room, one twin bedroom and a full bathroom. All of which feature a cosy lounge and dining area, as well as a kitchen. All five of our lodges have their own personal hot tub on the patio, perfect for unwinding in the evening, listening to the sweet sound of nature. Elite Log Cabins: We have 4 luxury cabins with 2 bedrooms whilst the other 2 cabins have one bedroom making them perfect for a romantic getaway or even a honeymoon. All have their own private hot tub on the deck. Two of our two-bedroom units also have a sauna. The 1-bedroom units have a four-poster bed with a sauna in the bathroom. These lodges have an open plan living area with modern furnishings. This design combines contemporary decor with functional and fashionable living within rustic surroundings. There is also the facility to purchase fresh farm eggs and bacon on site and various other sundries. Rates : From £179 to £855 per week depending on season. Maximum of 6 people per cabin. Children are welcome. No smoking. Pets are allowed. Wi-Fi/internet access. Off street parking. 4 Star, etc. ... more   less 
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