First of all these are very special log cabins, superbly built good enough to live in with all the comforts you would require to live from day to day. But there is so much more, a sauna, a shower that you can control from your bedside that beeps you when it is at exactly the temperature you wish. A hot tub, screened for privacy and ready for use the moment you arrive. There are chocolates or fruit and a bottle of champagne on arrival too! Oh did I mention the four poster bed, or a bed big enough for ... well however many you want, they are huge.
The ideal place to relax and do nothing much. Technology wise there is a big TV, another one in the bedroom, a dvd player, hifi, a free DVD lending library in the reception with the latest DVD's ,games, cards, books.
If you do want to go out, this site was originally built for fishing so there are 6 (I think) fishing lakes and you can actually fish from the veranda of some of the cabins.
The surrounding area is good for day trips or walks some lovely little villages nearby and also Rutland Water is quite close which is great for walks or cycling. Plenty to fill a short break or a lazy week, but really the reason to go is just to relax and this place is perfect for that.
We have been three times over three years now and will definitely go again. As with everything there are some niggles; to me it's about time they invested in wifi for the cabins, you sometimes hear the bird scarers in adjacent fields, but hey that's about it - honest. And the people that run the place, very laid back, very helpful and just plain nice hard working people. If you can book a break here do so, although they are almost always full.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eye Kettleby Lakes is a family run fishery which has been running along side the farming business for over 11 years. We have 12 luxury self catering log cabins all with outdoor hot tubs and some with indoor saunas, which have been graded four and five star by visit Britain. Also, brand new to 2016, we have our adult-only luxury Glamping Pods, each with their own en-suites, kitchenettes and outside seating area with fire pits. An ideal retreat for the fishing enthusiast or couples just wanting some time to unwind. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eye Kettleby Lakes Hotel Melton Mowbray