Lake Birds Lodge
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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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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||Single beds (2), Double 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|
The West Sussex 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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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
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
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
8 May 2014
"Wonderful and relaxing"
Stayed with family, two of which were boys aged 12 and 9. The grandchildren thought it was excellent and didn't even want to go to any of the kids activities on site. It was just unfortunate tha… More
Thanks for the lovely review. Encouraging to know you have future birdwatchers in the making! I'm sorry about the pool - management of the complex informed me that they had technical problems with the gas heating of the water, now resolved.
22 Apr 2014
Great long weekend with the family. Very relaxing, fishing off the deck and totally unwinding.Ignore the caravans on the way in, its well worth it when you get there.I would say its a bit tight with s… More
Lovely family but can be very tempting to come again without the kids!
20 Apr 2014
"Stunning lakeside views"
This was a lovely cosy lodge. Heather was very friendly and helpful and the lodge was comfortably furnished with fabulous views across the lake. If you enjoy watching birds then this is the place for … More
Thank you for your kind comments. I enjoyed meeting the family and so glad that you loved the location as much as I do. It really is too beautiful not to share. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you back.
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