- Bedrooms: 3
- Sleeps: 6
- Approximate Pricing: £545 - £1150 per week
1 double & 1 twin on ground floor, 1 twin on mezzanine
Tucked away along their own woodland track and with private parking, these distinctive detached lodges benefit from the best of both worlds - part of Clippesby Hall's family holiday park with access to all of the facilities and activities on offer, while at the same time combining a sense of separateness enabling visitors to relax amid the peaceful Broadland scenery.
Each lodge has its own private hot tub and has lovely views over the surrounding farmland and open countryside. A wide variety of birdlife visits the surrounding trees, with deer and rabbits also regular visitors.
Full of light, courtesy of the picture window frontage, the comfortable open plan living / dining room and kitchen has a continental feel. This is complemented by the 'al fresco' feel of the decked balcony area at the front of the lodges, which is an ideal spot for an early evening drink and appreciating the tranquillity of the Broads National Park.
Back inside, the kitchen has a good range of appliances including an electric oven and hobs, large fridge / freezer, toaster, kettle and microwave oven, with all the equipment you need for a family holiday. There is also a washing machine / dryer together with all-inclusive oil-fired central heating.
The dining area has a pine dining table seating six and borders onto the living area which has comfortable leather sofas and a flat screen television including Freeview access and DVD player.
Also downstairs is the family bathroom with a bath (shower over), hand basin and toilet.
There is 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom downstairs, each with ample storage space including walk-in wardrobes, as well as 1 twin bedroom on the upstairs mezzanine level, with its loft-type steps and open plan style overlooking the living area, further adding to the continental atmosphere.
With level and ramped access to each lodge, and with the entire ground floor on a single level, the Pine Lodges are suitable for those with restricted mobility, with 1 lodge also having a wet room including shower, hand basin and toilet.
The Pine Lodges are fully double glazed, with all inclusive oil fired central heating, ensuring a warm welcome in the Autumn and Winter, while the abundance of light and the external balcony means they are light and airy in the Summer months.
Open from first thing in the morning, when the aroma of freshly baked bread starts wafting across the park, Susie's helps make breakfast at Clippesby one of the highlights of your day, serving a range of delicious bread, rolls and croissants all baked to order. With snacks, lunches, Sue's homemade cakes and delicious Italian coffees served throughout the day, and with pizzas to takeaway, the coffee shop is the centre of all things tasty.
In the evening, why not come and relax in the family-friendly atmosphere of the Muskett Arms bar and restaurant. Serving meals prepared to order using fresh local ingredients wherever possible, together with locally produced real ales and ciders, this is an ideal place to chat about the day's activities. Also serving tasty lunchtime snacks at weekends, the Muskett Arms is the location for our family entertainment and home to our popular Autumn Beer Festivals.
Our cycle hire centre can help you explore the quiet lanes and countryside of the Norfolk Broads on two wheels, with circular routes, helmets, locks and repair kits provided free of charge. There is a full range of bikes for all ages, including child seats, buggies and tag-a-longs.
If you would prefer the children to remain on-site, our cycle trail winds its way through the woodland around the park, away from any traffic. Linking the Zip Wire to our main Reception, this is ideal for a two-wheeled mini adventure.
The outdoor swimming pool is usually open from May until the end of September, weather conditions permitting and is free of charge. The water is heated using a solar heating system designed to reduce the use of our oil-burning boiler. While not Olympic-sized, it has an attractive seating area and is an ideal place for families to get together and cool off on long hot summer days.
The park has an 18-hole mini putting course suitable for the whole family. A small additional charge applies for this. We also have 2 grass tennis courts, usually open from May until the end of September, weather conditions permitting. These are free of charge and if you haven't got your own equipment, racquets and balls are available from Reception for a nominal charge.
Explore the Broads on foot, by bike, in a canoe, or hire your own cruiser for the day, to see this unique landscape at first hand, with its abundant wildlife and picturesque scenery. Visit the picturesque Broads village of Ranworth, with its acclaimed medieval church and free Broads interpretation centre and boardwalk. Cycle to How Hill for a relaxing picnic by the river, and explore the wildlife water trail on board the Electric Eel. Wander around Hickling Broad Nature Reserve, home to swallowtail butterflies, bitterns and other rare Broadland wildlife, and take the water trail, a guided boat trip through the quiet backwaters of the Broad and up the Tree Tower.
BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood', by local children's author Tom Blofeld, it's a wonderful, mystical place. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting time for the whole family.
Norfolk is home to some of the most distinctive gardens to visit in the country, including the formality of the maze and gardens at Somerleyton Hall, the more modern themed Old Vicarage Garden at East Ruston, a traditional English country walled garden and private Broad at Hoveton Hall, and a conservation-led woodland and water garden at Fairhaven Garden Trust.
Clippesby is also conveniently located for visits to Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Norwich is now one of the top destinations in the UK for shopping but in addition is packed full of history, atmosphere and things to do, with the castle, cathedral and medieval lanes blending in with the riverside entertainment complex and comprehensive shopping opportunities. Great Yarmouth is one of the great, traditional English seaside resorts, working hard (and succeeding) in adapting to the desires of the 21st century visitor, with the award-winning Time & Tide museum, heritage walks and historic South Quay set against the traditional seafront experience with the Pleasure Beach, Sea Life centre, piers and circus.This holiday cottage has its own website: http://www.clippesbyhall.com
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