Listing Ref: 170
Pimpernel Lodge, Colchester
Pimpernel Lodge is one of six, two-bedroom luxury lodges located near Stoke by Nayland in the beautiful, rolling Suffolk countryside. The lodges are large and bright. Every one has been finished with state of the art facilities and designed to really make the most of the stunning views. Located conveniently close to plenty of entertainment and local activities, as well as the superb leisure facilities of the park itself, the lodges are ideal for all kinds of holiday, from romantic retreats to adventurous family breaks.
The lodges all have spacious, open-plan living areas with huge floor-to-ceiling windows at one end, so guests can admire the wonderful view and there is plenty of light all year round. Patio doors lead out onto large verandahs that are fantastic for basking in the sun, or a leisurely breakfast spent planning the day’s activities.
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.
Pimpernel Lodge accommodation
The lodge is comprised of two double bedrooms (with zip/link beds that can be made into twin beds if required). Each room has its own en-suite, so it’s perfect for groups of adults as well as families.
The terrace is a real highlight of the property. Looking out over the picturesque scenery, it’s an idyllic spot for unwinding with a cocktail after a busy day of exploring.
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 a Blu-Ray DVD player, surround sound and ipod dock, as well as Wi-Fi, so there is plenty of entertainment available for all the family to enjoy.
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.
Pimpernel Lodge surrounding area
There is so much to enjoy on site that guests may well struggle to venture away from the convenience of their immediate surroundings. However, the whole region is rich in entertainment and sights that you simply can’t miss. Learn about its fascinating heritage with a visit to Colchester Castle and Zoo, Tudor Lavenham and Constable’s Dedham and Flatford Mill. Or make a day of it at Orford. a bustling historic town with a castle, pretty quay and traditional, friendly pubs. The Crown and Castle Pub and Butley Orford Oysterage both serve delicious local delicacies and are well worth a visit. If the weather behaves you can take a boat trip from the pier and learn more about the local history, and bring in the lobster pots if the tide is in. There is also a big castle at Framlingham which is fascinating to have a look round, and Leighton Abbey is a stunning site that dates all the way back to 1363.
Adventurous guests will be spoilt for choice by the plentiful activities on offer in the area. Hire a bike locally and take on the Suffolk Hills, or enjoy the breathtaking scenery on one of the hundreds of walking trails on Dunwich Heath and Minsmere. Families should definitely head to 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!
Whether you’re looking for an exciting, outdoors holiday or a luxurious, leisurely break, Pimpernel Lodge is a fabulous base from which to enjoy all that this vibrant region has to offer.