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Holiday park review: Woodward Lakes and Lodges


Wonderful Woodward a wildlife haven — An idyllic leisure lodge lifestyle — wildlife, golf, tennis, boules, bowling, fishing — it’s all here — plus a new development of lodges with lake views

Set in more than 300 acres and developed to harmonise with the surrounding south Yorkshire landscape, Woodward Lakes and Lodges is a stunning park with a mix of beautiful lakes, open grassland and wildlife habitat all with magnificent views.

A relaxing environment

Woodward Lakes and Lodges by the lake

The park, which opened in 2011, is private, safe and secure with excellent leisure facilities including a nine-hole golf course, boules court, bowling green, tennis courts and well-stocked fishing lakes. Off-road cycle routes and meandering nature trails lead to the nearby wildlife park and nature reserve.

Peace and tranquillity are what the park is all about, with luxury and comfort in beautiful lodges tailor-made to suit buyers’ individual, specific tastes and needs.

On show now for you to view or purchase are the latest models from the Prestige Homeseeker range of luxurious lodges. They are available for immediate ownership. They start from as little as £99,950 so are set at a very accessible price point.

New this year

A new development has just been established here, comprising six lodges, all facing south-west and with lovely views across a small lake and out to the rest of the park.

‘Living the dream’

Woodward Lakes and Lodges lakeside

A couple who recently bought a lodge here, Tony and Catherine Healy, describe their own experience at Woodward Lakes and Lodges: “We have been ‘living the dream’ ever since we got the keys to our lodge. We had it put onto a lakeside plot and enjoy a perfect start to everyday looking out over the lake. Our whole experience so far has been wonderful.”

“We were given a map and invited to just explore and take our time. We brought a packed lunch on our second visit and spent an hour in one of the show lodges to experience a taste of lodge living. At this point there was no turning back. This was our idea of heaven. We were sold and look forward to many years in our lodge.”

Woodward Lakes and Lodges has consistently achieved the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation in recent years; recognition of the park’s work to protect and enhance the natural environment and its commitment to environmental excellence.

The park supports several breeding species and, during the summer months it is occupied by families of ducks and geese. In wintertime many birds gather, including black-headed gulls, greylag geese, coots, teal, wigeon and lapwings, so the comings and goings of all of these make for quite an entertaining sight.

This is a habitat which also hosts a number of birds of prey, including kestrels, sparrow hawks and buzzards. The fields around the park are used by foraging owls, particularly tawny and barn owls. For keen photographers it’s an ever-changing landscape of opportunity, and for birdwatchers it’s a perfect place to unwind.

Lodge owner and wildlife enthusiast Trevor Horner said: ‘‘I love the ever-changing view from my patio windows. I can see wildfowl, songbirds, owls, birds of prey, deer and foxes, all just outside my little place in the country. It’s somewhere peaceful where I can pursue my hobby, which is observing and filming wildlife.’’

Woodward Lakes and Lodges offers a real escape from everyday life and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. And, for buyers looking to cover some costs of a lodge here, this is one place where you can sublet.

How it all began

Woodward Lakes and Lodges is part of Blue Anchor Leisure. The company was founded 50 years ago, the vision of John Woodward. He began by making caravans and quickly grew into a major player in the tourism industry, winning awards for his innovative style and approach. This enabled what was a small company to grow into a leisure empire which grew due to its focus on quality of design and customer care.

Sadly, John Woodward died before he saw the full evolution of his idea blossom into the dream maker it has become. However, the next generation of his family ensures his spirit and his philosophy run through everything that Woodward Lakes and Lodges does today.

Easy to get to

Surrounded by stunning countryside and just minutes away from Hatfield Moors, the park has excellent transport links to major road networks including the M1, M180 and M62. Robin Hood Airport, the market town of Doncaster and Leeds city centre are all just a short distance away.

Woodward Lakes and Lodges
Holme Wood Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN3 3EH
W woodwardlakesandlodges.co.uk
T 01302 833962
@ info@woodwardlakesandlodges.co.uk