A Weekend at Woodhall Spa Country Park
Similar to building IKEA furniture, the first weekend away with a new partner is certainly a big milestone in a relationship. You discover whether or not you can handle being in close proximity for a (possibly) longer period than usual. Those who posses undesirable mannerisms such as leaving the milk on the side, or missing the toilet by 5ft – may struggle to keep their partner around after the weekend.
So, finding the perfect location to spend your first romantic break away together will certainly help you test the waters. A few weeks ago, I believe we found one of those perfect locations (that doesn’t break the bank).
Woodhall Spa Country Park
Based in Woodhall Spa, roughly 35 minutes outside of Lincoln, Woodhall Country Park Lodges is the ideal place for a romantic getaway.
Arriving on a Friday afternoon, we were checked in quickly and received all of the information we needed about the Lodge, as well as things to do in the area.
The Lodge section of the park is separate from other parts of the park (camping, caravanning) and is incredibly quiet. Our Lodge was number 6, right on the end of the ‘Lakeside’ row and provided fantastic privacy.
The Lakeside Lodge
Choosing a lodge by the lake was a great decision, it provided us with lovely scenery in the mornings over breakfast – and also helped us appreciate the stars at night time.
The member of staff that showed us around the lodge recommended that at night we turn all the lights off whilst in the hot tub so we could enjoy the star-filled sky. Great tip!
The Hot Tub was one of the main reasons we chose this location. The closest thing to a hot tub that Hannah had been in was the Jacuzzi in a hotel swimming pool, so I was excited to see how much she’d love it. How can you not?
Compared to previous hot tubs I’ve been in, this one is low on features such as speakers and a waterfall feature. However, if you take into consideration the location and surroundings, then none of that matters! Privacy is fantastic, it’s easy to use, and the fairy lights around the decking were a nice touch.
Inside the lodge
The lodge is incredibly modern, so if you’re looking for an old log cabin with a log fire – look elsewhere. The inside feels like a brand new apartment – which we found very luxurious. The lodge comes well equipped, we had everything we needed for the weekend (washing machine, dishwasher, iron board etc.) Our lodge was the Lakeside 2 – whether or not it was more/less equipped than others lodges, we don’t know.
The master bedroom was plenty big enough for two people and a weekend’s worth of luggage, and as a 20-something that already moans about back pain, I can happily say that the bed was incredibly comfortable. Showering together is a must whilst on a romantic break, and that was easy as the shower was a great size!
In the main area of the lodge is the lounge, which comprised of two sofas, a TV and a gorgeous electric fire.
We didn’t actually take many photos of the inside of the lodge, but you can view some here on Woodhall Country Park’s website.
Would we go again?
Most definitely! This weekend was easily one of the most relaxing weekends I have ever had, and was the perfect location to enjoy time away with my better half. We were non-stop throughout the weekend, visiting Lincoln and surrounding areas (write-ups of those soon to come), so it’s certainly a credit to the Lodge and staff for making us feel so relaxed.
Let us know if you go! We’d love to hear how you found it.