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  • Beautiful lodge so clean we took our 6 dogs.
    Ali has put some very nice little touches in the lodge. You don't need to take a thing she has provided all you need. And for us even the weather.

    — Janet nero, 23 Jun 2022
  • Really enjoyed our week here, in this beautiful lodge. We brought our own kayaks so it was great to be able to launch them from the deck at the lodge (watched by the swans, geese, and their babies). We kayaked, rented paddle boards, jet skied and it was great.
    The lodge is amazing & has everything you need. Clean, spacious, and the beds are really comfy.
    Safe place for dogs & some great walks - around the lake, Southay Wood, Stamford river walk.
    We will definitely be coming back!

    — Jayne, 27 May 2022
  • Wonderful relaxing break in this beautiful lodge. Everything has been thought about and we wanted for nothing.
    Lovely to sit watching/feeding the ducks, swans, geese and their babies.
    We went to Brancaster beach,about 1.5 hrs away and had a lovely walk in Bourne Wood, 10 mins away.
    Good sized Sainsburys in Bourne as well.
    Thank you Ali for allowing us to stay in your wonderful lodge.
    Kate, Mike & 3 dogs.

    — Kate, 20 May 2022
  • A great week
    Very peaceful and quiet
    Brilliant lodge
    Excellent outside area for Alfie (pooch) with no chance of escape
    Great walks and pubs nearby
    Thanks v much Ali

    — Jackie & Martin, 09 May 2022
  • A super couple of days spent here.
    The experience of geese flying overhead is quite special to sit and watch. All three doggies enjoyed being spectators of the busy wildlife on the lake too.
    A peaceful lakeside retreat!
    Thank you

    — Clare, Pam & Mark (3 generations), 02 May 2022
  • 😍😍🤗🤗😍😍
    Our family ( husband, 3 year old son and I) have just spent an amazing 4 days here. On entering our son said " wow mummy this is amazing and so beautiful, we can stay here"
    The lodge is so peaceful, the veiws are stunning and the owners have thought of everything to really make it a home from home.
    We will definetly be returning and this time bringing the dog 🐶. Our son is already asking when he can go back!
    Thanks so much for giving us a peaceful family holiday.

    — Websters, 05 Apr 2022
  • Wow! My husband and I - plus 2 dogs - spent an amazing 4 nights recently at this beautiful lodge overlooking the lake. Firstly the lodge is positioned in the best place to capture all the wildlife and scenery the lake offers basking in tranquility! The lodge itself was fabulous! Absolutely anything and everything you would possibly need. Really comfortable king size bed with a wonderful en suite. Well equipped kitchen with full size fridge/freezer. The decking and outdoor areas were great - a small garden as well which worked perfectly for our dogs! Ali’s own finishing touches of her creativity gave the lodge that unique feel! There was nothing to fault at all! Amazing weather for March - amazing accommodation- what more could you ask for! We will be back most definitely 👌it really is a gem!

    — Rebecca Hinks, 04 Apr 2022
  • Absolutely stunning!
    The scenery and the lodge!
    Thank you, Ali, you have thought of everything, it really is a home from home.
    We have had a wonderful relaxed two days, and have already checked the website for when we can come back.
    Our 3 year old has loved sitting on the deck with the binoculars, watching all of the birds. It is the quietest we think he has ever been!
    3 year olds talk with their feet, and his do not want to leave. ( to be honest, neither do ours)
    Will definitely recommend.

    — Kelly, 31 Mar 2022
  • We had a great stay at this wonderful lodge. We loved the peace and tranquillity only disturbed by the sounds of ducks and geese.
    The lodge was so comfortable and well equipped- a real home from home. We enjoyed exploring the local area and the bar and restaurant on site was great.
    Thank you Ali, we will definitely be back.

    — Dave, Julie, Lily (15) & Maisie the cockatoo, 14 Feb 2022
  • Wow! We loved the lodge from the moment that we walked through the door. A perfect Retreat as a special treat. We’ve walked, read and relaxed - the perfect weekend.
    As a family of 4 we often struggle to cook in places despite being advertised as ‘fully equipped kitchen’ but not here - cooking with that view has been a pleasure.
    Added bonus - our first lie in beyond 8 am for 6 years thanks to the TV in the twin room!
    So happy we’ve booked again, but also hoping to return in the summer to enjoy the facilities.
    Thanks for a fab stay, Vicki, Nico, Nathan & Sam

    — Vicki, 09 Jan 2022
  • We have had a wonderful time at the retreat. Just what we needed.
    The lodge itself is 5*, couldn't ask for anything more.
    You have been a wonderful host, Ali, thank you for the goodies, Indie loved the biscuits.
    I have recommended the Retreat to all my friends and family and I hope to return soon

    — Adam, Tammy & Indie the dog , 07 Jan 2022
  • We have just returned from a week at the retreat. Beautiful accommodation, beautiful views and a lovely area to relax and rejuvenate. The lodge is a lovely warm and spacious accommodation with everything you need for a holiday. The lake and local area is breath taking so we didn't need to venture too far for the whole week. Our dogs were also well considered, including treats for them in the welcome pack.

    We will most definitely be recommending the retreat to family and friends and we look forward to returning later in the year.

    Kat Horne 28/12/21 - 2/01/22

    — Katrina Horne, 02 Jan 2022
  • What a lovely lodge! So beautiful and peaceful. We did exactly what we wanted to do, which was nothing! We just wanted to chill out and relax, and that’s what we got. Dodger loved looking out onto the lake watching the ducks. Just watching the world go by.
    Thank you Ali for a lovely weekend, couldn't have asked for more

    — Dave, Hayley & Dodger, 10 Dec 2021
  • What can I say…
    A lovely peaceful 4 night stay.
    Lodge and views amazing, the shower - wow!
    Beautiful local villages, excellent dog walking locally.
    Really enjoyed creating new glass pieces.
    Peggy and I enjoyed it so much I have booked the same week next year!

    — Liz & Peggy, 03 Dec 2021
  • A wonderful 2 night break in this superb 5* lodge. A beautiful setting. The storm didn’t detract (we just admired the lake and wildfowl from the window).
    Ali you’ve decorated and equipped the lodge first class. I live the bright colours that are a ‘nod’ to smartsy glass! I enjoyed hunkering down listening to the wind whilst making my fused glass Christmas trees. We didn’t venture far due to the inclement weather, just a Stamford and Burghley House Christmas fair.
    It is a real retreat which was just what we needed and we will look forward to coming again so we can enjoy the outside in better weather. However we were warm and cosy, just perfect!
    Thank you Ali

    — Andrea and John , 28 Nov 2021
  • We have loved this break in this lovely lodge and the gorgeous surroundings.
    The lodge is so comfy but not only that, we have just really enjoyed the decor and wonderful colours, and of course the decking and views out over the lake.
    Thank you for everything- a much needed ‘time out’ for us in a beautiful environment.
    Love Sue and Ruth and our 4 legged family members Mabel and Dora.

    — Sue & Ruth, 28 Nov 2021
  • What a wonderful place to stay - it really is a retreat! Well equipped and tastefully furnished with the most amazing views over the lake.

    — Judy Smithers, 25 Nov 2021
  • What a beautiful place, so,quiet and peaceful the perfect place to recharge! My own perfect place to do some glass fusion.
    Ali you have considered every detail, the outside tap was well used, so many extras that you don’t usually get in most holiday rentals. Great welcome pack! Thank you.
    We visited Waterside garden centre and enjoyed the Christmas display although no 4 legged friends are allowed so one of us stayed outside with her.
    We can’t wait to return next year to try the water sports, Thanks so much!

    — Alison , 10 Nov 2021
  • We stayed at the Retreat for a week and what a beautiful stay we had. The lodge was lovely and clean. We will definitely be coming back!
    Lois, visited with 6 dogs in September

    — Lois , 19 Oct 2021
  • A lovely few days of relaxation, if anyone is thinking of booking you really should the lodge is so well equipped and super cosy for the autumnal weather, Daisy enjoyed her first chess lesson! 🍁 🍁 🍁
    Alison, stayed with family for a weekend in October.

    — Alison , 19 Oct 2021
  • Lovely girls trip away, although we are quite local to Tallington, we felt like we had a really break!
    4 ladies with 4 paddle boards - this was the perfect destination !
    Right in the lake, lovely terrace with outdoor sofas and blankets, gorgeous lodge, and added bonus of Netflix!! Will def return !

    — Lorraine Clark, 17 Oct 2021
  • OMG
    what an amazing beautiful lodge and situated on a stunning lake.
    Myself and 3 friends needed a gateway and this was absolutely just what we needed.
    The welcome pack was lovely with having all the basic essentials just made it even more relaxing and worry free. The finishing touches in the lodge make it 5 star 🌟. It was definitely luxurious bedding, towels and blankets.
    We are looking for a date when the water sports centre is back open as we all want to have a go at paddle boarding.
    Thankyou Ali I'm so lucky you've got the lodge It's going to be my secret getaway when ever I'm free.

    — Clare Pope, 10 Oct 2021
  • Returned home on the 01/10/21 from a 3 night stay, where we were desperate for a break. It hammered with rain everyday and very windy also. But we were tucked up on a cosy sofa bing watching TV or reading whilst watching the weather pass us by! We had not a care in the world. And it was perfect for us. We totally switched off and was very comfortable. Just a warning about trying to get out of bed in the morning tho - the quilt is like the vortex! It was super perfect 😍
    Ali was great at keeping in contact to ensure we were happy and always at the end of the phone.
    Very lovely place!

    — Michelle & Mark Longman, 04 Oct 2021
  • We have just returned from a short taster break at the Lakeside Retreat.We are a couple and went with our dog.From the moment we arrived and saw the view from the lounge window we were smitten.The lodge was spotless, well stocked with tea, coffee and welcome goodies.It is brilliantly stocked for your dog as well, with bowls, leads, collar tags, toys and beds.We had lovely walks around the lake which our dog especially enjoyed.Ali the owner was very quick to solve a small problem we encountered, infact instantly, and was always on hand to answer any questions.The whole break was so relaxing and everyone on site very friendly including the staff at the Lakeside bar and Restaurant.We would definitely totally recommend a stay here, infact we will certainly be returning ourselves, once we can fit it in.

    — Teresa Barrass, 03 Oct 2021
  • The Lakeside Retreat was the most amazing place….. there was so much to do on and off site.
    The lodge itself is absolutely beautiful and Ali was always on hand with any queries.
    The site had so much to do, as a family (children 5 & 6) we went rock climbing, swimming, tobogganing and jet skiing. We also went to a nearby children’s play centre which was AMAZING, the best we’ve ever been! There are also lots of supermarkets close by such as, Morrison’s, Asda, Tesco and a co op, there is also a next, m&s and Matalan in case you forget anything (like me) 🤣.
    There are so many lovely local pubs and an amazing Italian restaurant called Tonino’s nearby as well a very nice chippy.
    Everything you need is close by.
    We took our two dogs and we more or less took them everywhere with us, there are so many dog friendly places and pubs and beautiful walks.
    We will definitely be returning in the future and mad the best family memories. Thank you so much Ali ❤️

    — Trisha, 09 Sep 2021
  • Stayed at the retreat in August and had a fabulous time. The accomodation is so clean and comfortable and the outdoor space and views are stunning Ali is a wonderful host and goes the extra mile to ensure you have everything you need and enjoy your stay. I would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful place for a relaxing stay and hope to visit again next year.
    Well done Ali with your venture and know it's going to be a huge success

    — Helen Wheatley, 01 Sep 2021
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  • King size bed with en-suite bathroom
  • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom lakeside lodge
  • Stunning rural and lake views
  • Enclosed garden with wraparound verandah and sun trap decking
  • Private fishing jetty


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