We have just come back from spending a great week staying in Otter’s Holt lodge. We take our dog away to a log cabin every year and over the years have stayed in many different lodges ranging from privately owned to chains (Forest Lodge Holidays) but this has been our favourite. The staff were really friendly, advising of dog walks and dog friendly pubs.
The standard of finish in the lodge is of such a high standard and is well equipped throughout. With the cosy thermostat controlled central heating, quality kitchen and plastered walls, you have to remind youself you’re staying in a wood cabin, it has everything you want in a holiday rental including a large fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and everything else you would need in a kitchen. Although we didn’t miss it, the lodge didnt have a washing machine but there is a laundry on site,
In other rooms, the bed was comfy, the shower excellent and the hot tub was a joy. But for us, the real treat was the fenced off dog run. No more getting dressed, harnessing the dog and wandering out during the night to wait for him to do his business. We could just let him into the secure dog proof run. Its a genius idea and you wonder why all lodges dont have them.
The wifi was £25 for three devices for the week, which is more than reasonable and was a good quality speed. I was able to stream sky go on my ipad at the same time as my partner watching iplayer on hers, with no lag on either.
Although we didn’t fish, we saw a number of people who were. The lakes were stunning and the site immaculately kept. There are dog bins everywhere and the lovely 30 mins walk around the site taking in the woods and the two lakes were enough for our little french bulldog each day, but you can venture into the footpaths across the fields if your dog is up for it.
In terms of feedback the only think we felt the lodges could with was some coat hooks or coat stand near the door and a i think it would be a good idea for the site to invest in a rapid electric car charging point (we had visitors who were unable to charge theirs and had to stop on their way home).
But overall i would definitely recommend the site and we are certainly going to come back again next year.