5 Reasons A Luxury Lodge Is The Dream Staycation
Did we mention the hot tub?
When it comes to staycations, it can often feel like your options are limited to ya'Nan's, Airbnb roulette, and over-priced hotels.
But we're here to say there's a handy, glam and - huzzah - affordable alternative that ensures all future friends/family/pet get-togethers are sorted with minimum fuss, and maximum indulgence.
The Dream Lodge Group's luxury lodges are dotted around the UK in eight key locations, and they're perfectly situated to accommodate everything from a cosy friends getaway, to a home away from home for a full-on family get-together. Here are five reasons why they should be on your next Staycation radar...
BRINGING SWEDEN TO SUFFOLK
When it comes to wistful getaways, you can't beat the idyllic image of a Swedish-style log cabin.
You're in luck with Dream Lodge's luxury getaways; a host of sturdy wooden plots, replete with oaky decking that help the whole thing melt into the countryside backdrop they're placed within.
In summer, they glow. In winter, with snow dappled over the top and around, they're the ultimate winter wonderland dream.
FIDO'S WELCOME, TOO
Half the battle of picking a decent getaway location for big family getaways is ensuring your place of choice is open to the possibility of bringing your pet of choice.
Thankfully pets are welcome at the lodges - so grab your pupper/catto/goldfish/badger, load'em into the car, and pack them along for the holiday ride.
HOT TUB GET IN MY FACE
We're not exactly Mariah Carey-levels of Diva-demanding here at MTV Travel.
But while we're happy to camp it up on the side of a mountain, or mini-van it around a country, we're never going to say no to luxury shenanigans when they're offered.
And when you realise that select lodges have their own hot tub, you will find it very difficult to go back to a family/friends' getaway where there ISN'T a hot tub.
Grab the wine, your cozzy, and hop on in.
THEY CAN MAKE YOU MONEY, TOO
While you're more than welcome to simply rock up, get your jacuzzi on, and then leave, there's also the option to invest in a lodge. If you like what you see, you can invest from £50k, with a 8% return on investment.
That's some good property maths.
THE INTERIOR'S PRETTY SWANK, TOO
We've raved about the hot tub and snazzy wooden exteriors - and thankfully the inside is pretty darn fancy, too. While the stylings change between lodges (there are four different types to choose from, depending on your budget), each is tastefully kitted out - with fancy kitchen gadgets as standard, and the all-important comfy sofas FTW. Each lodge is spacious, with en suites aplenty, and snuggly linens and swanky finishings abound.
You're basically five starring it at a fraction of the cost. Sold.
MTV Travelled With... Signature Lodge prices at Fornham Park start from £291.00 per person for a *break, and £451.00 for a week, based on 4 people sharing. *Break prices are for either a 4-night midweek break, or a 3-night weekend break. Check in times 4pm – 6pm. Autograph Lodge prices at Fornham Park start from £342.75 per person for a *break, and £507.25 for a week, based on 4 people sharing. *Break prices are for either a 4-night midweek break, or a 3-night weekend break. Check in times 4pm – 6pm. For further information on Dream Lodge Holidays and to book, please visit www.dreamlodgeholidays.co.uk or call 01279 905 881.