About the home
Perfect for family breaks and romantic escapes, Fir Lodge provides you with a relaxing break away from the bustle of everyday life for a short holiday or longer.
Hand crafted from the finest Douglas Fir and set within it's own 3/4 acre a Fir Lodge holiday is the ideal alternative to holiday cottage accommodation, combining comfort, stunning architectural design and superb facilities with a magical rural setting. Set in 275 acres of private beautiful woodland and lakes it offers a great base to explore from in both summer and winter and means that you can experience the peace and tranquility of a countryside setting, right on your doorstep. Located near to the historic town of Kings Lynn and less than an hour from Norwich, as well as the picturesque Norfolk coast, there is lots to see and do in the local area.
The traditional log cabin provides you with a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area with vaulted ceiling, solid log trusses and breathtaking picture windows. It's elevated position within the lakes and "upside down" design maximise the views enjoyed by the cabins balconies, one at the front with lake views and the other at the back overlooking the garden, taking in the southern sun.
This new two-storey lodge is designed for families or friends who want complete relaxation and fun with its own pool/snooker table in the stunning and ample entrance hall, free WIFI and garden area with furniture. An 8 seater hot tub is available all year round. A large double garage for anyone wishing to bring their own bicycles to explore all the surrounding area has to offer. Water skiing and fishing is available on-site, as well as a children's play area and club house (Thursday-Saturday), often with evening entertainment.
Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the outstanding views and abidance of wildlife including the mother and infant deer that often visit Fir Lodge's garden.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 13, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Snettisham, 14km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (3), Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 14, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
The upstairs living area features comfortable furniture for 12, 42" flatscreen TV and DVD player. The kitchen and dining area provides a large dining table seating 14, dish washer, microwave,2 fridges, electric oven, hob and extractor and full range of crockery, crystal wine and champagne glasses, utensils and pans. Upstairs toilet with basin.
Downstairs you will find a snooker/pool table in the stunning and ample enterance hall that leads to the 3 bedrooms. A master suite with super king size bed, 2 single beds, an en suite bath and shower over; The master bedroom does also have a single sofa bed to, although this isn't offered by us as a bed and no bed linen is provided for this. Guests are welcome to bring all the bedding required for this and use it as another bed, thereby potentially sleeping 14 at Fir Lodge.
1 bedroom with set of bunk beds and single bed, and 1 bedroom sharing a jack and jill bathroom including shower.
2 additional sofa beds are available in the living area upstairs, both sofa beds are reclining double futons, and are in seperate area's therefore allowing each bed their own space.
The lodge also features underfloor heating throughout (powered by incredibly eco friendly wood pellet boiler); oak wood flooring throughout; easy to use remote control dimmable lighting system and complimentary WIFI
We provide the following so you have more space in your car - bed linen for all beds (except second sofa bed and single sofa bed in master bedroom); selection of books, toys and board games; towels and cot, high chair and stair gates. Please bring your own linen for the cot.
Further details outdoors:
The large garden area with furniture provides the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of an action packed day or for children to play. An 8 seater hot tub is available all year round and is included in the price. A wonderful douglas fir framed double garage for anyone wishing to bring their own bicycles to explore all the surrounding area has to offer. Water skiing and fishing is available on-site, as well as a children's play area and club house (Thursday-Saturday), often with evening entertainment.
Birdwatching and natural history enthusiasts are spoiled for choice for places to visit year-round. The nearest is...Pentney Lakes. The site is packed with wildlife - innumerable varieties of woodland and water birds, including a colony of nesting terns. To listen to the dawn chorus from the balcony at Fir Lodge must be an experience to remember. Pentney Gravel Pits (near Wormegay - a neighbouring village) have breeding Nightingales and Little Ringed Plovers. Nearby Narborough Old Railwayline is outstanding for chalkland flora, including orchids, and butterflies. Just down the A10 is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site at Welney (for winter flocks of swans and ducks) and further down the A10 Wicken Fen; to the east The Broads are a little more than an hour's drive - Strumpshaw Fen is the nearest and one of the best for birding plus Swallowtail Butterflies; and there's the North Norfolk Coast: Snettisham, Holme, Titchwell, Holkham, Cley...........
Read up "Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk" and/or "Where to Watch Birds in East Anglia".
Fishermen follow the link for details of fishing at Pentneyhttp://www.willowcroftfishfarmandfisheries.co.uk/www.willowcroftfishfarmandfisheries.co.uk/info.php?p=2, and go to http://www.narfish.co.uk/ for the Narborough Trout Fishery.
£300 non-refundable deposit is payable at time of booking, balance due in full no later than 8 weeks before arrival.
Smoking is not allowed in Fir Lodge. Failure to comply will mean that charges may be levied for extra cleaning. Terms and conditions apply for any stay at Fir Lodge, and will be sent to guests upon booking. A charge of £50 is applicable for every stay at Fir Lodge to cover cleaning and laundry.
Hen do's are more than welcome at Fir Lodge, please ask for our list of recommended extra's to make your hen do more luxurious. We can offer coacktail waiters, casino nights, reflexology, yoga and pampering amonsgt others, all to take place within Fir Lodge.
Stag do's are also available by request, we currently can offer the same services as for the hen do. Sag do's must let us know in advance for acceptance.
Here are some useful notes about the lodge:
• Short breaks offered
• Electricity included in the rental price
• Free use of washing machine
• Ample parking available right outside for up to 10 cars
• Fishing and water skiing (payable locally)
• Windsurfing and sailing available on lake, included in price. Guests should bring their own equipment and use at their own risk
• Sorry currently not suitable for wheelchair users due to upstairs living area.
• Ramp access into property via master bedroom, flat access throughout downstairs apart from one step outside back door.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2013:
Due to high demand for breaks over the festive period, we have decided to offer Fir Lodge christmas and new year breaks as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
We will be offering christmas as a week long break, and new years eve as a five day break. The dates and prices for these are as follows:
Christmas Week - 21/12/13 - 27/12/13 - £2000
New year week - 28/12/13 - 03/01/14 - £2000
Please contact us to discuss flexible payment options.
We offer weekend breaks, and would recommend a 3 night stay for guests - friday to monday. Prices vary throughout the year, please ask for details.
The East Anglia / Norfolk region
East Anglia has everything to offer from beaches, rural escapes and cultural experiences all within easy reach. An array of historic cities, towns and villages to explore combined with numerous attractions, stately homes and gardens. Top tourist attractions include Newmarket Race Course, Thursford Collection, Snetterton Racetrack and Pleasurewood Hills.
Norfolk is a great destination at any time of year. The coastline is unique and endless, from the breathtaking sands of north Norfolk to the quaint pebbled beaches of Suffolk. Fir Lodge is only 9 miles away from the nearest beach at Snettisham, with traditional family atmosphere and candy-striped cliffs of Hunstanton and the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country at Holkham just a short car journey away. Between December and early February, visit the beach at Horsey home to hundreds of seals that come to breed.
The King's Lynn / Pentney Lakes area
Fir Lodge is near to a wide range of attractions, places of interest and things to do. Information is provided in the cabin during your stay of just a few of the things you can do but please don't hesitate to ask us in advance if there are particular things you are looking for. Fir Lodge is close to a number of Norfolk's most beautiful and visited places. Visit its internationally important nature reserves and amazing wildlife including Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens - as seen on the popular BBC Springwatch. Keen gardeners will want to visit the African Violet Centre and Norfolk Lavender, both close by to Fir Lodge. Explore Norfolk's historic market towns or hire a boat to take in Britain's magical waterline - The Norfolk Broads. Sandringham, The Royal Family's Norfolk home is just a stone's throw away or find out about our ancient heritage at Great Yarmouth's Nelson Museum or Anne Boleyn's childhood stunning Jacobean home, Blickling Hall. Norwich is less than an hour's drive away where fantastic heritage, entertainment and shopping, are just some of the delights on offer. Rated one of the top 10 shopping destinations in Britain it offers a wonderful mix of shops, including two shopping centres, four departments stores and countless independent stores.
Families with children of all ages are well catered for with nearby popular attractions including the award winning junior farm at Wroxham Barns or come face to face with giants of the past at the Dinosaur Adventure Park to wild family fun adventure in the forest of treehouses, zip wires, story telling and boat trips at Bewilderwood. Other things locally included ten pin bowling, sealife centres, play barns and indoor water parks.
There is lots on offer for those looking for action packed activity, adrenaline or outdoor pursuits. In addition to the fishing and water skiing available on site golf clubs can be found in Hunstanton and Kings Lynn or why not try the 18 hole championship length course in a stunning location 20 miles away at Heacham Manor. Hours of adrenaline fun is provided 20miles away at Extreme Adventure taking aerial trekking high up in the trees to new extremes including a 1,000ft zip wire. Canoe trails, bushcraft courses and paddles and peddles adventures are available on the Broads with the very popular Canoe Man.
Relax and unwind at Energise, situated just a mile away and boasting a fully equipped gymnasium, heated indoor pool and new luxury spa with eature showers, herbal sauna, saunarium, salt vapour room, aromatherapy room, relaxation zone, outdoor heated vitality pool and gardens.
The latest fishing information at Pentney Lakes can be found at http://www.willowcroftfishfarmandfisheries.co.uk/www.willowcroftfishfarmandfisheries.co.uk/info.php?p=2
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Activities near King's Lynn
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 May 2013
As brilliant as the photos are, when you walk up the stairs you really get the Wow Factor when you see how big the lounge/kitchen/dining room with.
I went away with a group of friends for my birthday and this was the PERFECT location. It's a very social house and we all had a laugh. Spent hours chatting away in the hot tub.
The location is brilliant, reminded us of Montana or somewhere - all wooden lodges around a lake - hard to believe in UK still! You can tell the Fir Lodge has been built with loving care and is fascinating to see how it's built.
Lots of things to do such as watersking on site. Danny and Julie were very very friendly and helpful with suggestions.
If you want to go away with friends on a social - this place is perfect. We will def be back
12 Apr 2013
I have been meaning to review Fir Lodge for several months, and simply could not let my stay go without letting others know what an amazing place this is. We went as a group of 25-30year old females and were certainly excited to say the least about the property from the pictures. And this place DID NOT disappoint any of us. Our photos on Facebook were inundated with requests from other friends wanting to know how they could book it too - so much for it being our little secret ;)
Not many people are aware that the owner has literally built this place from scratch and there is quite simply nothing like it in the UK. This reminds me of the type of log cabin you would find in a 5 star resort in Aspen, Colorado. It's just breathtaking to see the effort the owner has made to bring this place to life, we literally spent the first hour just walking around with our mouth hanging open!
Fir Lodge is simply massive - huge car park, huge lounge, huge dining room. For large groups there is simply everything you need for a weekend away. There are multiple fridges (for all those six packs) and the dining table is perfect for a bunch of girls to sit & natter. There are plates, cutlery, washing up liquid and even toilet roll which many rental properties don't provide. We could not work the dishwasher so some instructions would be super though for next time.
The hot tub is just amazing, we loved sitting out under the stars on a freezing Feb night with our glasses of wine. A light outside would be great though!
We did not venture out anywhere although there is a clubhouse not too far away but we had planned to bring our own food/drink to have a cosy weekend in.
I could spend forever talking about this place but all I will say is that for a group of girls who have had some pretty incredible holidays away, this is most certainly one we won't ever forget and hopefully will make this an annual thing!
Thanks Danny and Sam for all your help too :)
23 Mar 2013
We had a very enjoyable visit at Fir Lodge. We only stayed for the weekend and planned to go out walking in the local area but the lodge was so much fun we only managed to venture out once! Danny was fantastic leading up to the stay and went over and above to answer our queries. We had so much fun and created lots of happy memories, we will definitely be back. Thanks Danny for a wonderful stay.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 13|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|14 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 1125||£ 250||£ 400||2 Nights|
|16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 1600||£ 300||£ 500||1 Week|
|23 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 1125||£ 250||£ 400||2 Nights|
|30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 1600||£ 300||£ 400||2 Nights|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 1125||£ 250||£ 400||2 Nights|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1600||£ 300||£ 500||2 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1375||£ 250||£ 450||3 Nights|
|20 Jul 13||14 Sep 13||£ 1600||£ 300||£ 500||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 1375||£ 250||£ 450||2 Nights|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 1600||£ 300||£ 500||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||£ 1125||£ 400||£ 400||2 Nights|
|14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1375||£ 250||£ 450||2 Nights|
|christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|new years||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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