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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 26 reviews

Lake Birds Lodge

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £120 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 26 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £120 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Lake Birds Lodge - lake, bird life, scenery, tranquility, peace = your paradise close to city life!

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 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 opened in May 2012 by Heather Dellar, who previously owned guest accommodation establishments 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. Even if it rains you can watch the lake through the lounge big picture windows.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bognor Regis 8 km, West Wittering 14 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
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 No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool
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 King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

About this location

The West Sussex region


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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30 Mar 2015


"Peaceful and Relaxing"

The lodge is in a lovely spot right on the lake so you can easily sit on the deck relaxing and just watching the wonderful bird life all around on the lake. There were plenty of chairs, loungers and a… More

Pure relaxation - job done!

11 Mar 2015


"Unique & beautiful"

A lovely welcome by owner (heather) The lodge is very clean and a real home from home. The view from the large decking is beautiful. Very comfy bed Had a wonderful stay… More

Lovely review from lovely guests. Thank you.

13 Jan 2015


"Beautiful view with peace and tranquility"

if you need somewhere to get away and unwind this is the perfect place. the view of the lake was relaxing and at night you could sit on the deck and watch the stars. The accommodation is comfortable a… More

Beauty of nature and relaxation - that's what it's all about. Thanks.

10 Dec 2014


"Short Weekend Break for 5 Adults"

We were a party of 5 staying for 2 nights in November. All communication with the owner was excellent prior to our arrival. Plenty of parking next to the property & we were met on arrival with no issu… More

Thanks for a lovely comprehensive winter review.
The absolutely beautiful setting makes up for the limitation of a lodge.
*** Unfortunately I have no control over the electricity supply. I have found it better to warn guests rather than deal with overload and usually this way there is no problem.
*** My Maltese is a breed of dog does that does not moult. However, previous guests had a white dog. Because of the difficulty in removing dog hairs and with respect to future guests, I no longer accept pets but this dog had been booked months ago.

1 Oct 2014


"Enjoyed a relaxing weekend, chilling out in beautiful surroundings."

We really felt as through we were "away from it all" despite being so close to Chichester. Great location, easily accessible. Comfortable lodge in a beautiful setting. The decking overloo… More

20 Aug 2014


"Great getaway"

Loved the location, the deck overlooking the lake was fantastic.Could not of asked for any more,all nice and clean, owner very helpful could not do enoughfor us.Will visit again soon.… More

Thanks. You're very welcome to come again.

7 Aug 2014



A lovely lodge in a very quiet and peaceful setting at the edge of a lake.A weeks stay with my Mum and 2 sons aged 17 and 22. Our dog was welcome, even 2 bowls especially for her.A nice welcome from H… More

Thanks - I always aim to please.

23 Jul 2014


"Lovely stay in a quite lodge"

We went there with 2 small children + three adults. The place was clean, tidy, interesting interior decoration and very convenient to use. I recommend it to anyone.… More

9 Jul 2014


"Stunning veiws and a lovely, thoughtful owner!"

You are advised with the directions you receive not to be put off by the holiday park you drive through to get to the lodge.I was grateful for the advice! The lodge itself sits on the edge of a stunni… More

Thank you. The lodge is ideal for celebrations and I look forward to welcoming you again.

16 Jun 2014


"Wonderful views!"

We stayed at Lake Birds Lodge on a girls weekend away. It is a good size, very comfortable and the deck was brilliant. We had a very enjoyable stay and I would definately recommend it.… More

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