We were looking for somewhere a bit special for a week away in early spring. Having already decided on Cornwall the forest cabins website lured us in with their beautiful looking cabins and hot tubs!
When we arrived we were slightly surprised by how close the cabins are to each other, especially when a good 25% - 30% of the exterior is made of clear glass. However, we soon discovered that good curtains and the thought out decking area screening meant that we never felt too exposed.
The cabin itself would sleep six, but there was only one parking bay and not much room else where to park on site. There was only two of us for our stay so this was not a problem but could be an issue for a larger family or party.
Cleanliness was not great in the cabin, the bathrooms could do with a good clean and hoover and fixtures like toilet roll holders were hanging off the wall and being held on by the tips of the securing screws. We also decided to wash all the crockery, cutlery glasses and cooking equipment as some of this was not clean either.
The overall design and layout of the cabins is fantastic. It was nice and warm too with plenty of electric heaters. The hot tub was great also. A good quality cover is provided and daily inspections were performed everyday. It would be interesting to know how often the water is changed however!
There was no mobile signal (three of vodafone) on site as you are down in a small valley, this was not a problem as this was a holiday to get away from it all. However, the website detailed that free wifi was available which to be honest we expected to be available in the cabins. This was not the case though and was only available in the reception area at the other end of the site.
It is great that they allow dogs to stay but at £10 per night per dog we felt this was highly overpriced - particularly as the cabin cleanliness was not up to scratch before any dogs arrived! Both ourselves and our neighbours would have liked to have brought our other dogs if it were not for the cost. Perhaps this was the idea behind their pricing strategy!
Overall we enjoyed our stay and nightly hot tub sessions on the decking by the lake. It's not the secluded cabin getaway that the website might suggest but the setting is fairly peaceful with plenty of ducks, fish and geese around the lake to add a touch of wildlife to your stay.
- Also Known As:
- Deer Park Forest Cabins Herodsfoot, Cornwall