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“Very quiet and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Garden Lodges

The Garden Lodges
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The Garden Lodges
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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“Very quiet and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed overnight before catching ferry next day. The chalets are very well equipped with everything you could need including basic essentials like milk, bread, butter, jam and cereals. The beds were very comfy and I had a great nights sleep. It is so quiet as you are well away from the road although I don't think it gets a lot of traffic anyway. Lovely gardens and animal friends who come in if you leave a door open for a moment.
The owner and the family are very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. I would definitely stay here again but it is a must for those who want an independent self catering chalet whilst they explore the local area.

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

This proved to be a perfect spot for exploring this part of the Essex coast, there are a range of eating places in Thorpe Le Soken and a health spa opposite. Frinton and Clacton are just a short drive away. We received a warm welcome and the reasonable cost included cereal, bread, jam, yogurts and milk for breakfast. A good night's sleep was had as the only sound came from a cockeral a few doors down. It's not high end or luxurious - it doesn't pretend to be - but it's clean, comfortable and convenient.

Room Tip: As far as I could tell there were just two lodges - one might be larger than the other - not sure.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the garden lodges'
Owners were kind, caring and friendly. The lodges were spotlessly clean, well equiped and ideal for a retreat. cannot fault in any way!
Breakfast is provided in the privacy of the self catering lodges, which for us was ideal.
For cat lovers, you will be in heaven, as the owners beautiful cats are a delight to see in the garden.
priavacy however, can be easlily maintained if desired, for non cat lovers.
We will definately be back.....absolutely loved this place!

James and Normalene Darrien
Stirlingshire.

Room Tip: All lodges are adjacent to the lovely garden.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Have visited Frinton On Sea previously and always wanted to stay nearby. The Garden Lodges are so lovely and you can select B&B where you are supplied your breakfast items or you can supply your own and be left alone to fend for yourselves. (Tesco nearby) Clean and very well equipped for all your needs. Only negative was there is what looks like a hot tub in a outdoor building, so wanted to sneak in and use it! Met one of the owners sons on arrival (pleasant & helpful) and only spoke to the owner when we left to say goodbye. The Garden Lodges are a real gem and I will definitely go back when I want to stay nearby again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

The Premier Inn was overpriced this time of the year, so looked for an alternative. You never know what you are going to get when you go elsewhere, but this turned out to be a great place to stay. Everything clean and tidy, the owners very friendly and made it a real pleasure to stay here. Would definitely return if we need somewhere down this way again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Highly recommend, we stayed for 3 nights & could of stayed longer! The owners are welcoming , nice people defiantly return again. The Surroundings & lodge are lovely, nice & clean,very well equipped with everythink you need. There's lots to do in frinton & surrounding area. A ideal relaxing break with the hubby

  • Stayed July 2013
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

Second visit to The Garden Lodges.

Our accommodation was ready: clean and tidy.

Nice to be, also, welcomed by the feline occupants!

Sadly, our visiting neighbours smoked their cigarettes outside our Lodge; probably because there was an ashtray on the garden table. Sorry Steve and Debbie it's a bit of a niggle but you advertise the Lodges a "NO SMOKING" property.

We shall be back, soon!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Garden Lodges
Address: Frinton Road, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0JF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thorpe le Soken
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Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Thorpe le Soken
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Number of rooms: 2
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