Woodland Holiday Lodges, Louth.
We don't just do Holidays and short breaks.
Have you sold your house/emigrating and need temporary, comfortable accomodation, in a pleasant setting, with free leisure facilities, Long or medium term, then contact us for a quotation. Mike will answer any queries you may have.
Acorn Lodge is a Scandinavian chalet style log lodge built in 2004 by Norwegian Log, set in 80 acres of ancient bluebell woodland on a private 320 acre estate on the outskirts of the Georgian market town of Louth, often called the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Acorn Lodge is one of a few lodges fitted with a wood burning stove for those colder evenings.
This central, peaceful and relaxing location is ideal for short breaks, family or group holidays in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is central to Lincolnshire's many attractions. Follow your interests, sit back and enjoy the flora and fauna on site or explore the many local attractions from the Cathedral and Castle walks in Lincoln to the Seals of Donna Nook and the BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) Visitor Centre. Check the website for display days!
Acorn Lodge provides free 'Corporate membership' for guests, at the new, state of the art, Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth just 1.5 miles from the lodge. Enjoy the facilities and do your shopping in Louth on the way home. The Meridian Leisure centre has an eight lane pool for swimmers, a kids pool and flume, a cafe with free WiFi and overlooking the pool area, a crèche (one of the few chargeable items), an 80 station gymnasium and much more.
Some key points of interest:
As well as swimming some of the other activities included in the corporate membership are: zumba, gym, body conditioning, pilates, fitness, aerobics, aquacise, boxercise, yoga. Details and timetables can be found online and in the lodge.
Ideal to keep the kids (and parents) occupied if the weather is not being kind to you. Your swipe card gives you direct access, no need to queue at reception. Your swipe card is also valid for free access to the embassy open air pool in Skegness (approx 15 miles), or just enjoy the sand, sea, donkeys and donuts, when the weather is good.
Are you a Golfer:
Acorn Lodge is located adjacent to a championship standard, 18 hole, par 72, 6782 yard course, designed by Patrick Tallack and opened in 1992. It offers impeccable tees and greens with fairways carved through mature woodland. It offers professional PGA qualified tuition. It has a covered driving range, over 300 yards long, a custom built practice chipping area with green, 2 bunkers and a putting green. This course will challenge the low handicapped golfer as well as providing enjoyment for the less well accomplished.
The Clubhouse and Pro Shop has been created from a grade 2 Listed 19th century Coach House and Stable Block and features a newly added restaurant and function room.
The pro shop and Golf Academy are quality facilities. These facilities incur additional costs payable on site:
• Championship Standard 18 hole golf course (handicap certificate required).
• Golf carts.
• Golf driving range.
• Golf Pro shop.
Woodland Holiday Lodges, which includes Acorn lodge, are cleaned and serviced to a high standard by our own service company. Mike is your onsite coordinator who will assist you with any queries and point you in the direction of local amenities.
Groups and clubs can be catered for on the same site as additional 2 or 3 bedroom Lodges are available via your coordinator. Some of these Lodges are listed on this site with the heading Woodland Holiday Lodges.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace|
The rolling hills of The Lincolnshire Wolds has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and serves as perfect walking country. With abundant wildlife, unspoilt towns, villages and hamlets it's really quite lovely.
There are many 'places of interest' for you to visit. A few of these are listed below.
Lincoln City approx 40 minutes drive:
Lincoln is steeped in history, and brimming with life. Look back over 2,000 years of history and discover the city's Roman, Norman, Medieval, Tudor and Georgian heritage.
The Lincoln Xmas Markets are held in Lincoln Castle from midday Thu 5th Dec 2013 to 7pm Sun 8th Dec 2013. Changes to previous years are announced. To view the latest info go to:-
William the Conqueror built Lincoln Castle, in 1068, on a strategic site that had once been used by the Romans. 166 families who were living on the site had their houses demolished and were forced to provide labour for the construction of the castle. The castle hosts an exciting events programme and offers free guided tours. Experience the magnificent views of the cathedral, the City of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside from the extensive wall walks during your visit to the castle. Lincoln Castle also holds one of only two original copies of the Magna Carta.
Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. There is something for everyone. Children love seeking out the funny carvings. Not just the Imp, but the cat and mouse and so many other little details that brightened the masons' days.
John Ruskin famously said, 'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles'
The BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) Visitor Centre:
A unique partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire County Council provides the public with a gateway to the home of the BBMF at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Since opening its doors in 1986, the BBMF Visitor Centre has welcomed over 300,000 people, offering them the opportunity to see the Flight's historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition. Check this site for regular display programmes.
RAF Donna Nook Seal Sanctuary:
Nr North Somercotes' and only 10 Miles from the lodges. The Seals at Donna Nook are VERY VERY close to the shore line and can be photographed quite easily with a simple camera. The seals attract 40,000 visitors to the Lincolnshire coast from end October to end of December every year – Donna Nook National Nature Reserve (NNR) is probably the best place within the U.K. for photographing grey seals. Each year, as autumn rolls into winter, hundreds of grey seals begin hauling themselves out onto Donna Nooks' sandbanks to give birth to their pups. Here the most important activities of the grey seal calendar are played out, giving photographers unprecedented opportunities to capture dramatic pictures of this spectacular period.
Skegness, Donkeys and Donuts, all the traditional fun of the seaside, is 15 miles away. Follow the link above and check out the 'Gallery' of pictures which are updated daily.
Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve
Local to Skegness, NE corner of the Wash, Admission to the Reserve and Visitor Centre is Free but car parking charges apply. Check out the Gibraltar Point link below for details of the visitor centre, cafe and opening times.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Great whatever the weather. With the majority of our stations being under cover, the weather won't spoil your group tour on the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Fully enclosed carriages can also be provided for your booking, Ideal for Schools, Clubs & Societies wanting to experience the bygone age of a working Steam Railway
Fondly nicknamed the 'mini Nürburgring', Cadwell Park is held closely in the hearts of many motorsport fans. Located five miles south of Louth, the Lincolnshire circuit is especially popular with bikers nationwide.
Are you a Gardener? Check out
Elsham Hall country Park. One of the most imaginative gardens in England. The walled garden is a magnificent 4 acre site. Or Doddington Hall. An example of a fine late Elizabethan Mansion with 5 acres of gardens.
Pleasure Island Theme Park:
Theme Park and Family shows April through October 10.30 to 4pm. Fireworks Early November. Check the site calender for opening times and events.
The site consists of a working windmill incorporating a shop on the ground floor which sells a wide range of locally milled flour as well as a range of jams, cereals and gifts. In addition, the Old Sail Shed houses our tea room 'Millstones' which serves hot and cold meals and soups plus delicious cakes, scones and desserts.
This area of Lincolnshire offers something for everyone.
'Lucky' Louth is on your doorstep, left behind to become an almost perfect focus of rural life and is known as the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds. This delightful Georgian market town, dominated by the steeple of St James church at 295ft, appears almost untouched by time and still boasts many independent shops and purveyors of local foods and delicacies to tempt you.
There are 6 Butchers and a delicatessen, all providing a selection of home made local delicacies, 2 Grocers, a Cheese shop, an old fashioned Tailors, a Cobblers, and a fish shop.
Enjoy Louth open market in the town centre on Wednesdays, Fridays, (half Market) and Saturdays (full Market). Wonderful produce, a wide selection and excellent value.
There is a Best Western Hotel on the estate with restaurant, Poachers bar and coffee shop and free WiFi, approx 0.5 miles from Woodpecker Lodge.
Try the Royal Oak Inn at Little Cawthorpe (locally known as 'The Splash' ), Walking distance by public footpath across the estate, weather permitting. Carvery on Sundays.
Not to mention award winning Fish and Chips in Louth.