A hotel, golf and leisure complex in the Lincolnshire Wolds (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is investing £2.5m into an additional 18 lodges, which will be built in its 350-acre grounds after planning permission was granted recently.
Kenwick Park already has 77 lodges – in the style of log cabins – which have proved popular with holidaymakers, hotel guests, wedding parties and golfers using the 18-hole golf course the Hotel offers together with the five-star leisure club and pool.
The additional 18 lodges, which internally have all the luxuries of a five-star hotel room but externally have the whimsical look of a romantic woodland hideaway, will be built by Scottish manufacturer Bothy and will nestle amid beautiful oak, beech, ash and hazel trees next to an ancient wood. They will be built into a new currently unused area of 65 acres, meaning that they will offer the guest a private, spacious and secluded stay.
The lodges are eco-responsible and quiet, as well as breathtakingly pretty. Each lodge will be built with a ground source heat pump, meaning that warmth in colder weather will be harnessed from the earth not through utility-guzzling central heating systems. The materials used to manufacture the lodges are largely recycled (and recyclable) and access to the lodges through the woodland is restricted to disallow cars. Guests will be able to park their cars, and transport themselves and their luggage to lodges using quiet golf buggies on unobtrusive track ways.
Kenwick Park’s managing director Stuart Flynn is delighted that planning permission was granted. “I am passionate that our organisation’s advancement should be not only eco-responsible but also supportive of the UK. Our existing 77 lodges are Norwegian, and have been excellent, but I was pleased this time to find a UK supplier in tune with us on getting the balance of functionality, looks and environmental accountability right. Work on the lodges will start shortly and we hope to finish by the end of 2008.”
Kenwick Park Golf www.kenwick-park.co.uk