Monday, 13 August 2012

Holidaying in a Log Cabin with Friends

Log cabin holidays offer a wonderful opportunity for a quiet escape to a rural location in Suffolk; they provide the perfect retreat for groups of couples or single friends wanting a relaxing break away.

Windmill Lodges have such an appeal, they make visitors want to return time and time again. Our log cabins are cosy, luxurious, equipped with all the home comforts, and are hidden in the heart of the countryside so they offer the perfect chance to wind down and get away from it all.

There are many reasons why people choose log cabin holidays with a hot tub over and above a hotel for a long break or a weekend away with friends. Log cabins offer self-catering accommodation, so you have the freedom to set your own agenda and get up when you choose. You also get a lot more accommodation for your money and you don’t have to walk down long corridors or go on separate floors to visit each other’s hotel rooms, just gather in the sitting room for a chat in the evenings.

Spend your self catering holidays with Windmill Lodges and you can enjoy luxury rooms with en-suite bathrooms and family bathrooms, spacious accommodation, fully equipped kitchens (so you can take it in turns to cook up a treat), bbq (in season), coal effect log fires, and to top it all, each lodge has its very own private hot tub.

All our timber cabins overlook a tranquil catch and release fishing lake and, in the summer months, you can enjoy a revitalising swim in Windmill Lodge’s pool. See below to find out more about why log cabin holidays make fantastic breaks with friends.

Windmill Lodges, Saxtead - Click here to view our luxurious four and five star wooden cabin accommodation for a holiday in East Anglia at any time of year.

Log Cabin Holidays - Girls Holidays and Weekends Away

If you want to spend a girlie weekend away in the countryside, log cabin holidays are a superb way to wind down away from the stresses of work or family life. 

Perhaps you are a busy mum and you and your friends want a restful weekend away from the hectic demands of family life? If you are single, you may want a fun-filled weekend with your closest pals to shop, visit the local pub, enjoy pampering sessions at a local beauty salon, or have a long walk and a chat.

If you are looking for retail therapy on your girls’ log cabin holidays, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings, are all good for shopping and you can find some interesting independent shops and boutiques to inspire you.

For a relaxing pamper, the nearest beauty salons are Simply Beautiful at 3 Old Mills, Market Hill, Framlingham, and Retreat at 12 - 14 Well Close Square, Framlingham. And in the evening you can enjoy a walk to the Old Mill House, Saxtead, to eat out, or alternatively have a night in and chat over a bottle of wine, relax in-front of a DVD, or have a bubble in the outdoor hot tub.

Most of our log cabins are suitable for breaks away with the girls including the Bullfinch, Wagtail, Woodpecker and Goldfinch, which are all four star two bedroom log cabins. Kingfisher is our most luxurious two bedroom log cabin and is a 5 star retreat for adults only.

Log Cabin Holidays - Holidays for Couples

It is always fun to go holidaying with friends who are also couples, as you get the best of both worlds. You can go off in different directions and enjoy some alone time together as a couple and have days where you get together as a group and explore the local countryside and attractions this beautiful region has to offer.

In the evenings, you can go back to the log cabin and enjoy a chat and a meal (using some of the local produce that you have bought) or go down to the nearest pub and reminisce about your day.

There are many wonderful places to visit during your log cabin holidays in Suffolk. Seaside attractions such as Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick are fantastic during the summer months. And, if you are a history buff, the Anglo Saxon burial mounds at Sutton Hoo are well worth a visit. Alternatively, go for a wonder around Orford or Framlingham Castle, followed by a meal and a pint at the local pub.

Pubs that are good for food in Orford are the Kings Head and the Jolly Sailor and the two restaurants, which both serve delicious food, are Trinity at the Crown and Castle and the Butley Orford Oysterage. If you are heading to Framlingham Castle, The Castle Inn serves food using local and in-season produce.

Again, most of our log cabins are suitable for holidays with couples including the two bedroom lodges Goldfinch, Wagtail, Woodpecker and Bullfinch. The Kingfisher cabin is the ultimate in luxury and is available at certain times of the year. Our largest log cabin is the Greenfinch which has three bedrooms, sleeps six, and benefits from a spacious open plan lounge area.

Log Cabin Holidays - Family Holidays

If you have children, it is great fun to take your log cabin holidays with another family as it keeps the children occupied with friends to play with, and you can explore the local attractions as a group or family.

Windmill Lodges is a safe and quiet location which is ideal for family breaks. You can either book our largest log cabin, the Greenfinch, or book log cabins next to each other and the children can wander between the two to visit their friends.

At mealtimes, the children can all gather in one of the log cabins to wind down in-front of a DVD before bed, while the adults enjoy chatting and catching up on their day. Or you can take it in turns with the babysitting and enjoy a romantic meal out.

There are plenty of activities to do. From fun family attractions such as the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in Stowmarket, Africa Alive Zoo in Lowestoft, Museum of Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Eastern Farm Park, Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, the beaches along Suffolk’s coastline, to - for the more active - skiing at the dry ski slope in Ipswich.

Boating is always great fun and there are many places to hire boats to explore the Suffolk countryside including at Flatford, where boating costs just £8 for one hour or £5 for half an hour.  Here you can explore the beauty of Constable Country and scenes immortalised on canvas by Suffolk’s most famous artist John Constable.

If you are looking for log cabins next to each other for your family break, it is advisable to book well in advance. Alternatively our spacious three bedroom Greenfinch Lodge sleeps up to eight.

Click here to find out more about our luxury breaks away in Suffolk for couples, groups of friends or families.

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