Located in the small village of Brandesburton in Driffiield, East Yorkshire I recently stayed at Dacre Lakside Park on a Monday to Friday short break. The Park itself offers holiday accommodation in the form of a campsite for tents, pitches for tourer caravans, fixed static caravans available to book for family breaks and Scandinavian-style wooden lodges. I booked a lodge for 4 adults and my pet dog through the Hoseasons website not so long ago and whilst the holiday experience is still fresh in my mind I thought it time to share my thoughts on my short break away.
Having booked online I was sent details of how to get to the park with my booking confirmation, I was told that our lodge would be available from 4pm on the Monday and we arrived at the park for around 3:30 and waited until it was available in the park's reception. The reception/bar area is modern in design with ample, comfortable seating and the lady behind the reception desk was pleasant and friendly. She explained that the lodges were being prepared and that our keys would shortly be available and invited us to sit down and wait. After only 10 minutes she called us over to the desk and gave us our keys, a plan of the area pointing out which lodge was ours and asked if we required a passcode for the park's free WiFi which I accepted. As access to the lodge area of the park is through a barrier we also had an electronic fob which was attached to our keys, this activated the barrier and allowed us access to a long, narrow driveway which led into the lodge area of the park and we easily located what was going to be our accommodation for the next 4 days.
Built entirely from wood and featuring a large veranda and balcony I was immediately impressed with the size of the lodge and how it appeared from the outside. Set amongst neatly trimmed bushes, trees and landscaped gardens our lodge overlooked the 6 acre lake which forms the main focal point of the park as a whole. There were 3 narrow steps that lead up to the balcony and a side door allowed us access inside our accommodation. A further pair of double patio doors opened up at the front of the lodge giving us full visual access to the lake and on the patio area of the balcony was a table, 4 chairs and best of all; a hot tub. I'd been recommended a stay at Dacre park from another reviewer and the hot tub was the main selling point for me, they are available in all of the lodges at the site but I wanted one that overlooked the lake as I thought it would make for a fun and relaxing experience but I'll mention more about this further on in this review.
There is a large, open plan living room and kitchen as you enter the lodge which comprises a two and three seater settee, television with a DVD player and freeview box. A dining room table and 4 chairs are also included as well as a fitted kitchen which completes the living area and I was impressed at how well stocked the kitchen was. First impressions count for a lot and I was pleased the see that the living area of the lodge was immaculately clean and beautifully furnished with good quality curtains, a couple of pictures on the walls and a large coffee table which gave the place a welcoming and homely feel.