Lake Birds Lodge
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a unique unusual privately owned luxury self-catering lodge in Chichester, set on the edge of a lake. You get a beautiful scenic tranquil holiday yet only 5 minutes drive to the centre of Chichester city. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and free parking. The 3rd bedroom is partitioned off the lounge, has 2 single beds and is completely private only when the kitchen door is closed. Much better than a sleeper couch and it has fantastic views of the lake from 4 windows, plus direct access onto the deck!
It is not licenced but there is The Kingfisher Bar on site. Bring your own wine/champagne to be kept in the fridge and you are provided with glasses to enjoy your evenings under the stars on the large deck right on the edge of the lake. Swans in the moonlight are a magical sight.
This does not fit into a typical lodge category. Décor is eclectic sophistication in a rustic setting with interesting pieces from around the world. It is within Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park. Not your scene? Don't worry! Drive past the mobile homes to reach the edge of the lake where the lodges are. Once there it is very peaceful, almost like being in a nature reserve and there is a fabulous view from the large wooden deck on the water's edge. There are 3 cosy double bedrooms and you will be treated as special guests. The tranquil lake edge setting and bird life is what attracts guests. Imagine being able to enjoy your meals al fresco on the deck in good weather.
Guests have access to come and go as they please.
Lake Birds Lodge was newly opened as a Bed and Breakfast in May 2012 by Heather Dellar, who previously owned “La Quercia” and “Villa Cappelli” bed and breakfast guest accommodation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Heather speaks a little Italian and French and enjoys meeting guests from overseas or locally.
The wooden lodge by design has cosy but modern bedrooms and has been furnished to make you as comfortable as possible. Guests love to sit on the large south-facing wooden deck and chill while watching the ducks and geese glide by. There is a guest lounge with views of the lake.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bognor Regis 8 km, West Wittering 14 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 73 km, Southampton 56 km, Nearest railway: Chichester 3 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
The South East England region
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND
This is in the middle of the south of England, being one of the most popular tourist destinations.
It boasts the 3 C's - City, Coast and Countryside - something for everybody.
Chichester is an ideal base for touring many places nearby.
Arundel: Castle, Cathedral and Wetland Centre. Stroll along the pretty tree lined stream below the castle.
Brighton: The vibes of "Little London". Don't miss the Royal Pavilion and The Lanes shopping and cafes.
Portsmouth: Historic naval city. Visit the new Mary Rose museum, D Day Museum and see Nelson's HMS Victory. Ferry and hovercraft trips take you to the Isle of Wight or France.
The South Downs National Park is yours to explore. What about historic homes like Petworth House or The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.
Cowdray Park is famous for polo.
Horse racing is nearby at Goodwood and Fontwell Racecourses.
The Romans were here - you can see the ancient walls and marvel at the mosaics in Fishbourne Roman Palace. No need to even mention Chichester Cathedral - you can't miss it.
Facilities on site in Lakeside Holiday Park:
Small shop, cafe, bar, free Wi-Fi, laundromat, outdoor heated pool (in summer). There is entertainment every night in season and visiting cabaret acts on Saturday nights.
Of course, you do not need to partake of any of that. Enjoy your private peaceful paradise and treat yourself to gourmet delights and local fresh produce at nearby Runcton Farm Shop. When you have chilled, then venture out.
Shopaholic? The Market Cross is at the crossroads of Chichester's pedestrianized shopping - boutiques, coffee shops and the usual high street stores alongside stalls with different themes and the occasional busker. Always lively.
Hungry? Try Raymond Blanc's Brasserie or my guests' favourite, The Walnut Tree Pub, which is a mere mile down the road (take your camera!) Restaurants for all tastes from Thai to Mexican.
Beach bum? Blue Flag beaches such as West Witterings, Hayling Island, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton or even Brighton.
Surfer? Witterings beach is 8 miles away.
Culture vulture? The Festival Theatre is of note. Guests tell me the restaurant is great for pre-theatre dinner.
Most popular events - people come from around the world so you really need to book very early -
Goodwood Festival of Speed (car racing) , Goodwood Revival (vintage), Glorious Goodwood (horse racing) are normally 10 minutes away but everybody is here then! So exciting!
Chichester is also home to the Festival Theatre where many high profile productions are offered throughout the year.
Tourist information brochures make sure that you won't run out of things to do and see.
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8 Mar 2014
"Great little lodge on the lake - very cosy!"
Myself and a group of friends (4 in total) were the first people to stay in the Lodge in its new guise as self-catering. I have to say, it was a very positive trip. Firstly, booking was not a problem … More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you as my first self-catering guests.
Correction about the WiFi and perhaps I should have made it more clear - more than 1 person CAN log on at same time as my sister and I tried that.
Unfortunately I have to be strict about 10:00 checkout because it is a lot of work getting the lodge ready for next guests same day at 16:00. Best solution is to book an extra night and even if you don't sleep on the last night, it means you have all day to enjoy there.
Hope to see you again in summer. Daffodils are blooming so spring is happening.
8 Oct 2013
We found this beautiful place through the Internet and never regretted staying there.The place is located in 10 minutes drive from Goodwood, which makes it a perfect place for staying at during Goodwo… More
29 Sep 2013
"Great place to relax and Heather is a lovely host"
I was looking for a place to relax and get away away from in all for a few days and found the perfect place. I would recommend this place to anyone. Lots of interesting places so visit nearby such as … More
22 Sep 2013
"Odd - but you'll come away with pleasant memories"
Not the usual place; not the usual hostess. First impressions untrusting and officious, then she becomes an interesting, if a bit eccentric character!. nd she goes out of her day to make you satisfi… More
Lovely guests and lovely photographs - thanks! Heather.
23 Aug 2013
"Character and best view ever"
We really enjoyed our experience. Initially we had raised eyebrows at the type of accommodation, I have never been in a cabin before ... but I am a convert! The room was modern, bed extremely comfor… More
23 Aug 2013
A delightful retreat hidden at the back of a mobile home park. This lovely cottage style mobile home had a wonderful deck to eat breakfast with a fabulous view over a lake with swans and other birds.… More
26 Jul 2013
"What a fantastic place to stay"
I normally spend a good half an hour looking through details of b&bs, checking locations and prices. This time I didn't. I was taken by the beautiful photos of the Lake Birds B&B. The terrace on … More
16 Jul 2013
"Unique and quite wonderful"
A unique place by the side of the lake. A caravan/cabin, Heather's own home, makes for an unusual but quite wonderful place to stay. Heather herself is a very friendly lady who cannot be faulte… More
27 Jun 2013
"laurie and gary"
Unique bed and breakfast, excellent rooms and delicious breakfast. We stayed at lake birds afterthe Blues on the farm festival and Heather waited up for us until 12.30.The accommodation is full of c… More
10 Jun 2013
Heather is excellent really really friendly and she made our stay very memorable. It was my wife's birthday and she bought her some gifts which was unexpected. The place itself was very nice with… More
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