Listing Ref: 172
Laxton Fortune lodge, Colchester
Laxton Fortune is the combination of luxury lodges Laxton and Fortune that together accommodate up to six guests. The lodges have a beautiful outlook, and are nestled in the spectacular scenery of Constable Country, near Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Bright and spacious, they boast plenty of impressive features and facilities, that provide a welcoming, sumptuous base for exploring the area.
The lodges really make the most of their lovely surroundings and are ideal for romantic retreats, or big group holidays and family adventures. They each have a large, open-plan living area with huge floor-to-ceiling windows at one end and patio doors that lead out onto a verandah. A perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast planning the day’s activities, or some alfresco cocktails after a long day exploring.
Up to ten lodges can be booked together, offering a total of 16 double en suite bedrooms for groups of up to 32. All the lodges are within a five minute drive of the outstanding facilities at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.
Laxton Fortune accommodation
On the ground floor there are two en suite double rooms, and on the first floor there is a gorgeous penthouse en suite bedroom, complete with high ceilings and chandelier, for that added touch of luxury. The bedrooms also benefit from zip and link beds which can either be twins, or can be zipped together to make a super king-size bed.
The fabulous living area benefits from huge windows that make it possible to enjoy the lovely views all year round and in any weather, while doors lead onto a stunning terrace, where guests can bask in the sun and admire the spectacular views.
General amenities include: an electric effect fire and underfloor heating throughout. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and four-ring induction hob, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
The lodges all have state-of-the-art flat screen televisions with Blu-Ray DVD players, surround sound and an ipod dock, as well as their own Wi-Fi connection, so there is access to plenty of entertainment suitable for the whole family.
There are the most incredible facilities right on the doorstep of the lodge. Guests have complimentary access to an indoor, heated swimming pool, sanarium, steam room, Jacuzzi and Technogym. As well as an on site spa and two championship golf courses (additional charges will apply for these). Guests can also enjoy the fabulous two AA Rosette restaurant, bars, clubhouse restaurant, on site shops, fishing, and covered driving range.
Guests are even treated to their own hamper on arrival, offering little extras and luxuries that add to the welcoming nature of their stay.
Please note: a travel cot and high chair are available, for which additional charges may apply. There is ample, convenient on site parking. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed. A minimum of a two night stay must be booked. A porter is on call 24/7 to transport guests to and from the spa/golf/dining facilities.
Laxton Fortune surrounding area
With so much luxury and entertainment to enjoy right on the doorstep, guests might find that they struggle to leave the comfort of their lodge. However, the surrounding area has a wealth of history and beauty to discover, and there are lots of unmissable heritage sites and walks very close by.
Learn about the region with a visit to Colchester Castle and Zoo, Tudor Lavenham and Constable’s Dedham and Flatford Mill. Or make a day of it in the charming town of Orford. Wandering round its historic castle, along the pretty quay and into its selection of quintessential traditional pubs is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The Crown and Castle Pub and Butley Orford Oysterage both serve delicious local delicacies that you simply cannot miss. Catch a glimpse of fishing life by taking a boat trip from the pier, where you can learn all about the history of the town and bring in the lobster pots if the tide is in.There is also a big castle at Framlingham, and Leighton Abbey is a stunning site that dates all the way back to 1363.
Adventurous guests will be spoilt for choice at the number of activities available in the area. Explore on two wheels by hiring a bicycle locally and taking on the rolling hills, or admire the spectacular scenery of one of the hundreds of walking trails on Dunwich Heath and Minsmere. Families will love the Meare at Thorpeness, where you can hire rowing boats and canoes and discover all the Peter Pan themed landings and tiny islands, and see the crocodiles at the boathouse!
Finally, when you’re exhausted by such an action packed day, you’ll be delighted to the luxurious comfort and outstanding facilities of spectacular Laxton Fortune Lodge.