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“Idyllic Seclusion”
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Review of Deerdale Lodge

Luxury bedrooms with TV/DVD and views into the forest
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Luxury bedrooms with TV/DVD and views into the forest
Cosy-up in front of the log burning stove Private outdoor hot tub
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Luxury bedrooms with TV/DVD and views into the forest
Cosy-up in front of the log burning stove
Private outdoor hot tub
Welcome to a luxury traditional log cabin nestled in over 3000 acres of woodland
Outdoor dining on the decking terrace
Kitchen and dining with double oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster
Lounge with logburner and TV/DVD
Bedroom 2 can be twin or double, with TV/DVD and views into the forest
Bathroom
Private outdoor space
Power shower and bath
The adjacent and surrounding forest
Winter 2012/13
Snow in the forest
Forest path snow scene
Private hot-tub and terrace
Dining terrace
Indoor dining
Great in all seasons
Hammock
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

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Lesleyann...
East Anglia, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Idyllic Seclusion”
Reviewed August 6, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

After reading the previous reviews we decided to choose Deerdale Lodge for a weeks holiday which would include our 30th Wedding Anniversary - how glad we were that we made that decision. From ease of booking right through to leaving we have found the whole experience a joy. Unfortunately we never got to meet Stu but we were lucky enough to meet Lynn, a delightful lady who put us completely at ease, gave us our privacy but was just next door if needed. If you are seeking total privacy and relaxation you will be hard pressed to find anywhere better. The setting is lovely with many walks from the door, however we also saw a lot of wildlife from the lounge and bedroom windows. Sitting by the hot tub listening to the wind in the trees and the birds singing (with NO other sound) was magical. The absence of wi fi was an added bonus, no phones, no e-mails, no interruptions!! Lynn and Stu left a welcome basket filled with milk, orange juice, homemade shortbread (yummy) and lots of other delicious goodies. Thank you again for our champagne and chocs - you really made our anniversary special. I do not think anyone could possibly be disappointed at Deerdale - it is private, has been designed to the highest standard, is spotlessly clean, contains everything you could want for a wonderful holiday and - if you want them - comes complete with the offer of bikes to borrow - we didnt as we like to walk and take lots of photos - enjoy Deerdale. We will be jealous of you staying there!

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2016
Thankyou for taking the time to write such an amazing and detailed review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your anniversary stay and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Lynda and Stu
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Merseysid...
Merseyside
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Relaxing Break”
Reviewed April 15, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our first visit to Deerdale Lodge and we fully had the intention of doing as little as possible. We just wanted to relax and this is a fantastic place for that. Upon arrival we were greeted by Lynda and given the guided tour. There was a nice welcome basket containing delicious shortbread, hot chocolate, tea bags, chocolates, coffee and popcorn. In the fridge there was a bottle of milk and a bottle of juice. Great touches. Lynda was very helpful in advising us on places to eat and gave us local menus.

The lodge adjoins the owners own property but it is extremely private. A solid gate with a letter box is the only contact you have, if you have any issues or need more logs, just write a note, pop it in an envelope and post it through (put £3 in too for some more logs). The landscaping and layout helps to give a great feeling of privacy which works well for both guests and owners.

The lodge itself looks great and is immaculately maintained. The kitchen presents a cooker with induction hot plates (takes a little getting used to), fridge freezer (I'd seen another review comment on this being too small but it was fine for us and we brought a fair bit of food and drink which fitted inside fine), a dishwasher (which we didn't use, there were only two of us), kettle and a microwave. There is plenty of storage and cutlery, plates, mugs and glasses etc.

The living room's best feature is definitely the log burner. There is something very satisfying about building your own fire, keeping it topped up and enjoying the warmth. It was very easy to relax here. There is a TV, DVD player and a CD player also.

The thing we were looking forwards too most was the hot tub and it certainly did not disappoint. It's a powerful thing with more than enough jets and we spent a lot of time in it. At a steady 34 degrees it's an amazing feeling sitting in it at night. Also outside is a rocking chair, a dining area, gas BBQ and a hammock.

The owner did offer us the use of bicycles but it has been many years since either of us had ridden one so we decided to take walks instead. This was more about relaxation though so we kept them fairly short.

We both loved our time here and would definitely return.

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Liked best: Hot tub, log burner
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2016
Thankyou for the great review and for taking time to include so much detail. We're very pleased you enjoyed stay and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Lynda and Stu
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ToniaG986
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“A hidden Gem in the forest”
Reviewed March 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This truly is the nicest place my Husband and I have ever stayed in we had such a wonderful relaxing break. The lodge is so comfy and warm we loved the log burner, the shower is amazing, beds very comfy we found everything to be spot on and really great quality, the place is so pretty especially with all the fairy lights around the lodge at night and the hot tub is also a great treat we used it every day. If you are looking for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings this is the place and we thought it was great value for money. The owners kept in touch regularly and Lynda was very nice when we arrived. We will certainly be back and have told all are family and friends about this place. Thank you for this lovely gem.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Mar 12, 2016
Thankyou for the great review and lovely comments in the guest book, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Thanks also for looking after the lodge, it was spotless on your departure, you have been perfect guests, Warm regards Lynda and Stu
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Georgia S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed February 11, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We had the best time at Deerdale, From the minute we arrived we felt relaxed and this only got better over the few days we stayed. So useful to have the use of bikes and we loved riding around the forest, even in the rain its so pretty. The lodge itself was missing nothing and we were very pleasantly surprised that they had robes, slippers, good film selection and even a welcome hamper. We would love to go back and have recommended it to friends and family. Hot tub was amazing also!! Thank you Lynda and Stu

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Feb 12, 2016
Thankyou for the great review, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Thanks also for looking after the lodge, you have been perfect guests, Warm regards Lynda and Stu
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858joanne...
Worksop, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“"Hidden Gem"”
Reviewed January 25, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

After our first stay at Deerdale Lodge we would highly recommend this wonderful gem. Nothing was overlooked and the lodge was spotless upon arrival, cleanliness second to none! A lovely touch was our Welcome Hamper and delicious homemade shortbread and chocolates left on our pillows. Luxury in self catering with wonderful hot tub and a break from civilisation. Lovely walks from the door in Sherwood Forest. We would love to stay again and thank both Stu & Lynda for their wonderful hospitality.

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Liked best: Hot Tub
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jan 25, 2016
Thankyou for your lovely comments and for being great guests. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you are making a second booking, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest regards Lynda & Stu
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Rebecca18...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We are just back from an absolutely fantastic stay at Deerdale Lodge. Lynda and Stu really have thought of everything - the fire was lit for our arrival with a bottle of champagne to help welcome the new year in. The lodge was decorated beautifully for Christmas & there was lots of extra little treats & homely touches you don't get at places like Center Parcs. The hot tub is lovely too. We didn't want to leave. Thanks again Lynda and Stu!

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Management Response
Jan 4, 2016
Thankyou for the great review and for being lovely guests. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again, Warm regards, Lynda & Stu
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clur85
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A little piece of forest paradise”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We had a fantastic stay for my partner's birthday at Deerdale, lovely gesture of bottle of fizz for his birthday and a lovely welcome basket on arrival. We absolutely loved the decor and it really felt homely, you could easily enough stay curled up watching DVDs and chilling in the hot tub for a few days! But we ventured out for a few walks, what was really annoying was getting signal back on our phones when we were closer to civilisation again, we loved the peace of not having wifi or phone signal in the lodge!!

The hosts are lovely and Stuart was very welcoming on our arrival, the bathroom light broke whilst we were there and he saw to it very quickly. Love the idea of posting notes to your host if you need anything so you don't need to disturb them and vice versa!

I would make a slight suggestion that a larger fridge perhaps be installed and a slimline dishwasher instead? For self catering accommodation the fridge is very small so you might want to take a cool box if you are planning on eating in and making your own food - we found it a bit of a struggle with food and drink. I suppose people will go to the nearby pubs to eat but we quite liked just staying in so if that's your intention and you're packing a few days worth of food to take with you bear this in mind.

We have complete holiday blues after coming back to reality from this magical place. We'll be back!

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Liked best: Peacefulness, homeliness
Liked least: small fridge
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 21, 2015
Thankyou for finding time to write your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and will certainly give some consideration to your comments about the fridge. Thanks for being great guests. We hope to see you again soon,
Warm regards Lynda & Stu
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