Visited with: Infant
A lot of people praising this place seem to do so because of its peace and quite and are happy with that.
Whilst this is certainly true there really is nothing else to commend this park...Firstly I think people should be aware that the almost total lack of amenities makes this site unsuitable for young children, and the fact that its built on the side of a hill with steps up to all the lodges and only a shale road surface, at best, anywhere means that it probably not an ideal site for people with walking difficulties either.
As you`d expect the cabins are of wooden construction, solidly built, although looking a little tired they are mostly of basic rectangular shape, with only the bigger ones looking anything more than glorified sheds.
The Lodge we stayed in was sideways on & immediately adjacent to the service road which meant the main bedroom and bathroom looked out onto it. Only a thin Curtain in the bedroom and nothing in the bathroom so no privacy there.
The insides are also of timber structure with Tongue & Groove everywhere except in the bathroom. this is probably the norm` for this kind of accommodation. But it has a medium oak stain to it which coupled with the the matching brown carpets and curtains, makes the interiors very dark indeed, and adds to the whole dated feel of the place.
The accommodation we stayed in was functional and no more, the Sauna and Whirlpool bath adding a nice extra touch, if rather unused by many people in the case of the sauna, which will eat the £1 coins you will need for the meter, by the way.
Smoking is allowed in all lodges,(another throwback to the eighties) which is great unless your a non-smoker as wood is particularly good at retaining the smell of cigarettes.
Cleanliness was Ok, no more, as the cooker was filthy, as were most of the windows, the shower head and the underside of the shower controller. The bed linen had also seen and smelt better days.
However the single most disappointing aspect for me was that nearly all the lodges were hidden beneath a thick canopy of branches and leaves.
I realise that the Sun has been a rare visitor this Summer, but when it did shine it almost never found its` way to our Lodge or many others for that matter. One of our bedrooms, that faced away from the road, never even saw daylight and was in a state of perpetual darkness throughout the day.
The only Staff that we meant was very pleasant & helpful.
But I found the whole site very bleak and depressing, not helped by the weather, granted, but this is not one that I would recommend nor visit again
Tags: Dated, Isolated, few amenities