In this hectic, modern world, it’s always nice to escape from it all with a luxury lodge stay in the countryside. Thankfully, Strawberryfield Park is such a place.
Set amongst 14 glorious acres of picturesque Somerset countryside, these luxurious, self-catering lodges make for a dreamy staycation in England.
The park is conveniently located near Cheddar Gorge, the Mendip hills and not too far away from other West Country towns such as Wells and Glastonbury. It’s the ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a unique, countryside break.
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We stayed at the premium ‘Deer Leap Lodge’ at Strawberryfield Park, for a little romantic getaway for three marvellous nights.
The secluded, solid timber lodges certainly have a sense of ‘wow factor’ upon first viewing. Their chic and contemporary design blends seamlessly into the surrounding countryside! It’s a very Instagrammable location as well, perfect for photography fans!
There is also enough space between lodges to ensure privacy and peacefulness, as well as a large, private outdoor terrace to unwind in. It’s a perfect lodge for a couple seeking solace in serene surroundings.
Cheddar gorge accommodation
Inside our one bedroom lodge was an open plan kitchen and living room area with modern furnishings, state of the art kitchen, large flat screen TV, Smart Blu-Ray player and an array of useful amenities.
The warm and contemporary decor is a look I am now determined to recreate in my own house. I marched around the lodge clutching a coffee, excitedly instructing husband Luke to “photograph everything, we are redecorating when we get back”.
I find it’s the little touches of luxury that can really make a stay special and guests feel uber spoiled.
Cheddar Gorge luxury Accommodation
Step outside and you’ll find large ‘L shaped’ wooden decking around the lodge, complete with furnishings, potted plants, sun lounger and a sunken hot tub.
I knew instantly that my priority was to immediately get into the hot tub, a glass of prosecco in hand and post photos to Instagram with the caption, ‘I have arrived darlings’.
We found that time ceases to exist once you have lowered yourself into a sunken hot tub. I believe we lost several hours of our life after a bottle of prosecco or two whilst soaking in the tub one evening.
Aside from hot tubbing, the decking also has maximum unwind potential with sheltered starlight roof with twinkling lights, chairs and table and sun loungers, should the British weather choose to be kind during your stay.
No need to fear the rain with a sheltered area to sit in though. Uncork that wine, kick back and spend some quality time with your beloved. Or, in our case, perform endless Christopher Walken impressions. Whatever tickles your pickle.
Strawberryfield Park BBQ
There’s also a BBQ on the decking, as well as BBQ tools available for use in the kitchen. We love any excuse for a BBQ and we were able to source a fantastic selection of meat from the traditional butchers counter at nearby ‘Cobbs of Cheddar’.
My favourite part of our stay was having al fresco BBQ breakfasts in the morning, nothing like grilled sausages on your own private terrace to start the day!
After a busy day of Instagramming and hot tubbing, we retired to the super king size bed in the stylishly decorated bedroom.
I’m not sure whether it was the comfortable bed or the peaceful surroundings but I had several smashing nights’ sleep at Deer Leep. I think a soak in the freestanding bath most certainly helped.
Cheddar Gorge activities
If you want to explore the nearby area during your stay, then there is plenty to do in the surrounding countryside. You can go walking in Cheddar Gorge, explore the famous caves of Cheddar, explore the Mendip hills, or spoil yourself with fabulous afternoon tea at Lion Rock tearooms.
Cheddar Village is also a rather endearing place to stroll around. There is a good selection of cafes, pubs and ice cream shops in and around the gorge, serving up some quality food.
A little tip for parking in Cheddar gorge is that local Cheddar Gorge pubs offer reasonably priced parking and the cost can be redeemed against a drink.
Some local properties also rent out affordable private parking spaces on the Just Park website site, for advance parking bookings.
Luxury lodge Cheddar
Our stay at Strawberryfield Park was one of the most idyllic and peaceful luxury lodge stays that we have experienced in the UK.
It combined luxury living with gorgeous surroundings, eco-design and modern amenities. I would highly recommend a stay here if you are looking for a romantic break with your beloved in blissful seclusion.
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