What's included in the price of your break? When comparing the prices of different types of holiday accommodation it is often difficult to compare like for like, so we have a policy of no hidden costs and like to include a number of extras in our price. These are described below:
Fabulous Welcome Hamper
On your arrival at your lodge you will be greeted with a well-stocked Welcome Hamper packed with delicious goodies, locally-sourced where possible. You will have everything you need to rustle up a full English breakfast before heading out for a full day's fishing or exploring the local surroundings.
Our Welcome Hampers are a firm favourite and include; a bottle of red wine (if you prefer white we can provide this instead), tea, coffee, sugar, fresh orange juice, tins of baked beans and tomatoes, individual portions of breakfast cereal, biscuits, jam and marmalade, sachets of Ketchup and HP sauce and a small loaf of bread. And in the fridge; sausages and bacon from our local award-winning butchers, a pint of milk, butter and eggs.
Champagne and Chocolates
A bottle of chilled Champagne will be waiting for you on arrival at your lodge along with your luxury hand-made chocolates supplied especially for us, here at Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges, by the Suffolk Chocolatier - Marimba World Chocolate.
Private Outdoor Hot Tub
Each of our lodges has its own private 6 person outdoor hot tub for your exclusive use during your stay. There is no restriction on the times at which you are permitted to use your hot tub; electricity costs are all included and we supply luxurious fluffy white bathrobes, slippers and additional outdoor towels for use with the hot tub.
All our lodges are fitted with a luxury shower which even have radios installed so you can relax and listen to your favourite tunes; after all, you are on holiday! Please note that Damsel Shepherds Hut has a fabulous shower but not a radio.
We make no extra charge for guests staying in our lodges who wish to fish. Our Main Lake has a healthy stock of Carp (several well over 20lbs), Tench, Bream, Perch, Roach and Rudd. Our guests can fish all year round, day and night, from the various swims located on Main Lake, Kingfisher Lake or Mill Pond, mostly at their lodge-side, meaning they are never too far from the hot tub or a cold beer in the fridge! Equipment and a valid Rod Licence are required. Please note we offer a Fishing Bait Starter Pack as one of our extras, and Tuck and Tackle - our on-site shop - is always well stocked with fishing gear, as it is 25 minutes' drive to the nearest tackle shops. We offer the ultimate location for a relaxing recreational fishing holiday.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
We upgraded our Wi-Fi in 2021 to a much more reliable, faster system. There is free wireless internet access in each lodge so don't forget to bring your tablets, laptops and smart phones. You will be provided with the Wi-Fi access code at check-in. Please note that mobile phone reception here on site varies considerably depending on what network you are with. We find O2 works best.
Weber Gas BBQs
Each lodge has its own gas BBQ on the veranda for your personal use at no extra charge. No charcoal is required. Gas bottles and utensils are included. So why not make the most of your BBQ and pre-order a delicious BBQ pack from our local award-winning butchers (see the "Holiday Extras" page on our website)?
Complimentary miniatures of Duck Island's shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and hand soap are provided, together with shower caps and a sewing kit.
Free DVD Hire
Each lodge has a TV and DVD player with Freeview TV. We have a large selection of DVD films to suit all tastes in our Reception for our guests to borrow. So, if it's raining outside, or you fancy a bit of sofa time, why not pop up to Reception and browse our selection?
All Electricity and Water
Electricity is used for heating the lodges, hot water, cooking and for heating the hot tubs and is fully included in the cost of your break, as is all water consumed during your stay.
We have a communal fire pit for the use of all guests, stocked with wood and firelighters. So why not light a fire, toast some marshmallows and look up at the stars.
The Little Things
All bed linen, hand towels, bath towels, towels for the hot tub, dressing gowns and slippers are provided. Although our lodges are fully self-catering, we do provide tea towels, an oven glove and apron. 2 fleece jackets, an umbrella and torch are also available. All these items are provided for your use and comfort during your stay and we respectfully request that they remain in the lodge at the end of your visit.
Small amounts of salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, detergent for the dishwasher and washer-drier, bathroom and kitchen cleaning materials, kitchen roll and 2 toilet rolls are included in each lodge.
Each lodge also has an Information Folder containing extensive details about all aspects of the local area.
We hope you will find that you want for nothing when you come and stay with us at Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges, but of course if there is anything you need during your visit please feel free to come and talk to us in Reception.
We hope you enjoy your stay!