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Thorpe Forest Lodges
Norfolk Lincoln Middle Lane
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Thorpe Forest Lodges offer a peaceful and tranquil setting for your holiday with plenty of facilities on the doorstep.  The children's play area and the activity centre mean your stay can be as relaxing or adventurous as you wish.  If you like to get out and explore then take advantage of the ranger led walks and the nature trails as well as the cycle paths.  After all of that exercise you could head to the shop and coffee lounge for a well deserved treat. The Golden Oak ...
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  • Secluded forest location
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Thorpe Forest Lodges

Thorpe Forest Lodges offer a peaceful and tranquil setting for your holiday with plenty of facilities on the doorstep.  The children's play area and the activity centre mean your stay can be as relaxing or adventurous as you wish.  If you like to get out and explore then take advantage of the ranger led walks and the nature trails as well as the cycle paths.  After all of that exercise you could head to the shop and coffee lounge for a well deserved treat.

The Golden Oak Lodges make your stay at Thorpe Lodges even more special as they come with private outdoor hot tubs.  For couples we love the Golden Oak Hideaway which has panoramic forest views and a luxury en suite with sunken bath. The log burning stove adds a romantic feel to the lodge and the bathrobes are a luxurious touch.

For a really unique holiday you could consider the Golden Oak Treehouse.  Top of the range luxury lodge which sleeps up to 10.  Highlights include the games console, log burning stove, luxury bedrooms and of course the outdoor hot tub. The unique feature of this lodge is the adventurer bridge which links the lodge to a treehouse with double bedroom and shower. An extra special hideaway.

The local area is ideal for exploring with the Norfolk Broads less than an hour away and the charming town of Bury St Edmunds close by.  For fantastic shops and restaurants head to Norwich which is easily accessible.

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  • Activity centre*
  • Mountain bike hire*
  • Children’s play area
  • Forest walks/cycle trails/nature trails
  • Ranger-led walks and activities*
  • Shop and coffee lounge
  • Launderette*
Accommodation features
  • A selection of spacious luxury timber lodges set amidst serene forest.
  • Outdoor hot tub (except Copper Beech lodges)
  • Flat screen TV
  • Kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Towels (except Copper Beech lodges)
  • Hot tub towels (in Golden oak lodges only)
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Decking with garden furniture
  • Gas barbecue (in Golden Oak lodges only)
  • Heating throughout
  • Travel cots and highchairs £5 per night each
  • Pets £10 per night each (max 4) (in specific accommodation only)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • All non smoking accommodation
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Where's Thorpe Forest Lodges?
Shawnee
Date of stay: 11th June 2018
absoutly loved stay in our lodge we booked for the weekend and deffo on about going back again. the staff was helpful and the cabin we stayed in was clean tidy when we arrived would recommened to anyone that wants to book
Kerry, Essex
Date of stay: 30th April 2018
Lovely stay! Lodge was very cosy and warm! Only problem we found was lots of spiders inside the lodge! (It wasnt dirty), think it was just because of the woodland environment. Unfortunately due to British weather, it rained whilst we stayed- would be good if the hot tubs had some overhead protection.
Staff very friendly and helpful, great utensils for self catering, table was set up on arrival, along with a scrabble board. TV had movies station so great for a movie night in. Facilities on site to hire bikes and take part in activities.
Robert
Date of stay: 30th April 2018
Great Lodge, comfortable with plenty of room..hot tub was great!
Emma, Chelmsford
Date of stay: 13th April 2018
Beautiful accomodation. Had everything you could possibly need.
Cara, Ipswich
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
Had a wonderful time!
Andy, Bucks
Date of stay: 12th February 2018
A very enjoyable stay,would recommend Forest Lodge's all day every day.
Steve, Newcastle Under Lyme
Date of stay: 22nd December 2017
........we'll be back!!!
Jo, Leicestershire
Date of stay: 22nd December 2017
Perfect mid winter get away
Christopher, Harlow
Date of stay: 1st December 2017
Best relaxing holiday
Janette, Harlow
Date of stay: 24th November 2017
We had a last minute deal in the most basic lodge. So no fire or hot tub. The only thing that I didnt like was that you had to pay £40 if you wanted WiFi. The phone signal was almost non existent so it would have been useful to have had an internet connection. Thants the only reason I didnt give it 10/10
Rosi
Date of stay: 10th November 2017
Fantastic holiday!!
James, Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 30th October 2017
Excellent-couldn't have been better!!!!
Glynis, Peterborough
Date of stay: 28th August 2017
We will be back!
Rachel, Essex
Date of stay: 21st August 2017
I think I have said it all above. Very nice accommodation.
Susan, Tamworth
Date of stay: 18th August 2017
Everything was spectacular it just lacked a personal approach from a few departments considering the amount the holiday cost
Karen, Chelmsford
Date of stay: 14th August 2017
Perfect place to go ffor r a relaxing break, surroundings and the lodges are beautiful
Annette, Herts
Date of stay: 24th July 2017
Same as above
Ashley, Leicestershire
Date of stay: 21st July 2017
The Welcome written in scrabble squares was just one of the little touches that meant so much. Amazing accommodation, the friendliest staff We have ever meet, nothing was a problem. Supper dog friendly, bowls of water and treats in the forest retreat. The best holiday we have had in years
Peter, Rochester
Date of stay: 3rd July 2017
The lodge was well equipped for our short stay and the kitchen had everything we needed. The hot-tub was very clean and checked every day. The area around the cabin was very well looked after and the cabins are very large with plenty of space.

The cabin wasn't the cleanest when we arrived but it wasn't enough to put a mark on our holiday at all. I would also have liked a little storage in the bedroom for clothes, there were no drawers or cupboards so we had to holiday out of our bags which may bother other guests.
Dan, Felixstowe
Date of stay: 3rd July 2017
The accommodation is superb. Much bigger than I expected. There was 6 Adults and a baby and there was more than enough room. The hot tub and outdoor dining area was the icing on the cake. Perfect.
Adam, Sleaford
Date of stay: 16th June 2017
Dirty when we arrived unfortunately. Sofa a little bit tatty and tv was slow and unresponsive. Also wifi issue was a massive inconvenience as some functions of the tv didn't work.
Robert, Felixstowe
Date of stay: 2nd June 2017
Holiday Period rare was extortionate
Gurj, Hockley, Essex
Date of stay: 12th May 2017
very nice and spacious
needs a touch up bit tired.
hot tube cover needs replacing as its broken.

not much to complain about
Julie, Northampton
Date of stay: 1st May 2017
Excellent holiday experience, everything at hand, peaceful, not crowded, not loud groups, centre parks how it used to be. Can park outside the house..fab.
Kids loved it, dog made very welcome. Will be back
Sarah, Woodbridge
Date of stay: 1st May 2017
Great size accommodation, hot tub was clean and warm. The heating was independently controlled for different rooms so we could get our swimming gear dry but keep the bedrooms cooler.
Vishnu, St. Albans
Date of stay: 21st April 2017
Stayed with Forest holidays/lodges on numerous occasions and never fails to deliver. Kids, dog & us absolutely loved it.
Helen, Leicestershire
Date of stay: 10th April 2017
The lodge was lovely and clean on arrival and very well equipped. This was our first holiday with our mud/water loving Labrador puppy and I was nervous she would turn it into something that resembles our home, but it was perfect for us and the floors were easy to sweep at the end of each day.
The hot tub was sublime and there was nothing better than at the end of a long day sitting in it looking up at the stars.
Sam, Eydon
Date of stay: 27th March 2017
Had a great time. We will be back and intend to try the other locations on offer.
Anon
Date of stay: 13th March 2017
I'm not usually so gushy but from the moment you arrive, the check in chat is so welcoming. It was even more than we expected, so beautiful and relaxing. It's not a wild wood, but there are forests outside the "Forest holiday's area" to explore and it all worked so well. We especially liked the rubber ducky man coming to sort our hot tub out daily.
Money wise, it's not cheap and the only reason I say value for money wasn't a ten is because we were unable to get a lodge for just 2 so had to pay for more people than were there and everything is additional, bit surprised to pay extra for wifi in this day and age.

But dont let that stop you treating yourself to this lux!!
Christina, Dorset
Date of stay: 27th January 2017
Fantastic lodges, if this is the cheapest I can only imagine how good the top lodges are. You didn't feel like you'd missed out on the luxury as even the Copper Beech lodges were lovely. We didn't have a bread board which seemed a staple item to leave out, and a little pointer in how the oven works would have been useful.
Rory, Ipswich
Date of stay: 27th January 2017
Spacious & stylish.
Tracey, Warrington
Date of stay: 6th January 2017
Absolutely BRILLIANT can't wait to go back
Sarah, Corby
Date of stay: 6th January 2017
outstanding accommodation, well equipped and comfortable, can't wait to return again
Susan, Colchester
Date of stay: 11th November 2016
Cabin was warm and cosy, loved it's woodland setting and also the hot tub
Matthew, Wickford
Date of stay: 10th June 2016
By far and away the highlight of the holiday for us was the lodge itself. It was just my 4 month old son, my girlfriend and myself. Between the 3 of us it felt like a mansion.

There were all the comforts of home, but room to breathe and some lovely forest walks just outside the door.

The purely TV-based room service is a great idea for lazy people such as myself after a long day's walkabout.

The kitchen came fully stocked for cooking our own meals, the one downside I would say was the slightly unintuitive oven choice... But that's a niggle.

The hot tub was a lovely relaxing finish to each day once our son had gone off to bed.

The location of the lodges is about 15 minutes away from Thetford, nestled away in a smaller slice of wood. The main highlight is the quiet, and the walks nearby.

Staff were helpful and polite, with no qualms about having a little chat with you about your day when popping into the lodge for a top up on beer/food.

Would definitely recommend for a relaxing undemanding holiday experience, with plenty of outdoorsy activaties nearby if desired.
Emma
Date of stay: 25th March 2016
There was plenty to do; never got bored
Carol, Loughborough
Date of stay: 25th March 2016
The accommodation and location were great.
My only complaint is that, given the cost of the holiday, it is unreasonable that one should have to pay for Wi-Fi. I book many cottage holidays (over the past year at least seven) and never before have I had to pay extra for Wi-Fi.
Leann, Letchworth Garden City
Date of stay: 14th March 2016
All i can say is completely amazing! it was more than we could have hoped for down to the welcome scrabble board & dog biscuit to the cleanliness of the lodge.
Sharon, Sheffield
Date of stay: 26th February 2016
Underfloor heating, really nice touch, missed it when came home
Tracey, Scunthorpe
Date of stay: 5th February 2016
settees ready for changing in the lodge
Patricia, Pontefract
Date of stay: 11th January 2016
The lodge was wonderful, everything you needed, plenty of space, the hot tub was fantastic and well maintained & the under floors heating was bliss
Barry, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Date of stay: 16th November 2015
Suprisingly large and very clean.
Natalie, Walsall
Date of stay: 16th November 2015
Loved it will be definitely be booking again
Lisa
Date of stay: 2nd November 2015
Lovely cosy lodges
Margaret, Wellingborough
Date of stay: 11th September 2015
Lovely lodge, very comfortable
Richard, Sittingbourne
Date of stay: 7th September 2015
The floors were quite dirty in our lodge but otherwise it was fine.
Leanne, Milton Keynes
Date of stay: 14th August 2015
Fabulous and beautiful location, real luxury in the woods - my husky loved it and so did the kids.
Alison, Woodbridge
Date of stay: 10th August 2015
Good choice of cabin plenty big enough for two. The floors weren't as clean as they should have been on arrival but elsewhere was good. Lacked items in kitchen ( we cooked and prepared food most days) but overall we really liked it but think hot tub should come as standard.
Confirmed Guest
Date of stay: 7th August 2015
We will be booking again next year, loved the luxury of the lodge and surroundings. Very peaceful few days with the family.
Kim, Tibshelf
Date of stay: 26th June 2015
Well thought out layout
Frances, Essex
Date of stay: 23rd March 2015
Will be booking again very soon loved it.
Karen, Stowmarket
Date of stay: 9th March 2015
Great accommodation
Anna, Bromley
Date of stay: 6th March 2015
Clean, well equipped, stylish in forest theme. Lovely.
Kelly
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
The golden lodge was amazing
Julie, Suffolk
Date of stay: 30th January 2015
Overall very good. Only draw back for us was the hot tub not very hot but understand this is a health and safety issue.
Julie
Date of stay: 30th January 2015
Lodges had everything you needed, kitchen was well stocked with everything you needed.
Sally, Dunstable
Date of stay: 5th January 2015
only complaint was heating in double ensuite was not working properly and cooker was dirty, dust under beds which was discovered with kids playing hide and seek under them.
Donna, Stevenage
Date of stay: 22nd December 2014
Lovely, very comfortable lodges in a beautiful location. Perfect for our family trip. Would definitely recommend and return to thorpe lodges.
Rachel, Cambridge
Date of stay: 21st November 2014
Accomodation was the highest quality. It was like staying in a 5 star hotel.
Richard
Date of stay: 3rd November 2014
Lost marks because there wasn't any cooking equipment in our kitchen
Lee, Canvey Island
Date of stay: 6th October 2014
me and my fiance had an amazing weekend the accommodation was outstanding they made every effort to make your stay as special as possible we will definitely be returning
Alison
Date of stay: 6th October 2014
Lodges are top notch
Andrew
Date of stay: 3rd October 2014
ACCOMMODATION WAS ABSOLUTLEY MINT VERY CLEAN.
Victoria, Bedfordshire
Date of stay: 29th September 2014
The lodge is amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. It was very spacious and get for 10 people. The hot tub was checked and cleaned every day and all the towels and bedding was of high standard.
Deborah
Date of stay: 29th September 2014
Perfect lodge which was a good size throughout with the extra outside decked area off the kitchen.
Hot tub could have been a tad warmer but when enquired about this it was for health and safety reasons.
Claire, London
Date of stay: 29th September 2014
It was very disappointing to find that we had to pay to hire towels, as it was costly enough and I think this charge should have already been factored into the price.
Philip, Spalding
Date of stay: 12th September 2014
all in all they got the lodge spot on for a lovely holiday
Mike, Norwich
Date of stay: 1st September 2014
Cannot fault the lodge or surroundings - incredibly relaxing break.
Kim, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 25th August 2014
Best lodge we have stayed in. Very clean comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of crockery and outdoor glassware.
Ruth, Sweden
Date of stay: 18th July 2014
Loved it, clean, daily hot tub check by the staff, lovely.
Natalie, Kings Lynn
Date of stay: 9th June 2014
Outstanding accommodation.
Sue, Bedfordshire
Date of stay: 9th June 2014
Very good break next time Will book for longer
Helen
Fantastic lodge in a fantastic location. It was great for all the family and meant we were all together to celebrate.
Emma
Beautiful location and the lodge was perfection.
Michelle
Perfect thanks, so relaxing apart from noisy neighbours which were dealt with promptly. Would definitely go back 😀
Cara
When we booked we asked for the same lodge we had last time, but when we arrived we got a different lodge. I liked this lodge better as it was surrounded by trees more and not so many people walking past close to the lodge, saw a deer by the decking in the morning and saw lots of lovely birds in the trees! The kids next door had a hot tub and the sound sure does carry at night! They calmed down at around 10pm. (We have a child so realise how loud they can be so wasn't an issue to us!) We were extremely lucky that it snowed heavy while we were on holiday so we got to play in it! The dog and our son loved it! Just made our holiday more magical! I love the fact that we can just step out of the lodge and go for a walk in the forest. Also that all the staff are dog friendly so we were allowed to take our dog in the cafe! The staff are friendly and very helpful. We thought our oven wasnt working on the first night as it took 1.5 hours to cook a pizza, staff were straight over to check the oven. The next night the oven worked fine. We had a lunch in the cafe, which was average price, but it was ok. We went to Bury for a few hours one day and found a nice garden centre next to tesco who also accept dogs in their cafe. Its handy tesco being a short 10min drive away. The only fault this time was that under the sofas and beds looked they hadnt been cleaned for a long time as my son found out when he reached underneath to retrieve a toy car! This was on the first night, he came out covered in dust and dirt! You only get a broom and dust pan and brush, no hoover or mop so I couldnt clean under the sofas. The floors in general didnt look as clean as the time before and there were signs of wear and tear on the wooden kitchen work tops. By the time we left despite sweeping the floors were a lot worse as all the grit, wet and mud being brought in! We paid for a later check out so we could walk the dog and pack up, not having to rush so much. Overall we had such a lovely time, we are very sad that we wont be returning next year as our son goes to school and the prices in half term are way out of our price range! Unfortunately the price is way over double of what we paid this time. But we have photos and memories of our lovely holiday!
Steven
Thoroughly enjoyed it
Andy
Fantastic Lodge ,Perfect location,We both enjoyed the hot tub so much,a fantastic stay .
Joanna
Lovely lodge with hot tub. Check in 40 mins late as they had 8 cleaners not turn up, lodge not cleaned very well bit under circumstances did not complain. Underfloor heating not working properly had to call engineer out on the first night, dealt with very quickly. Lodges very well equipped, only problem toilets very hard to flush. Hot tub cleaned everyday. Lovely surrounding, excellent if you have a dog. Would definitely go back. Tesco 10 mins down the road, shop on site expensive. You can purchase sky £60
Jo
Lovely cosy lodge set on the edge of the forest perfect get away.
Janette
It was an amazing relaxing holiday with beautiful autumn colours on our forest walks with the dogs.
Christopher
Most amazing place to go. Couldn't fault it. More of a adult park. It's like centre Parcs but hasn't got all the facilities but it's amazing
Rosi
The venue was amazing extremely clean and very quiet! The walks were easy to find and well signposted and the cafe was a lovely bolt hole to get away from other members of family if I wanted to escape or was a nice place to sit and get warm after a walk with others around you! Stunning place and location!!
Toni
A lovely lodge to stay in for the weekend.
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