May half term blog
On another gloriously sunny day I had to work in the morning but promised the kids we’d do something fun in the afternoon. Again, knowing the beach would be standing room only, we avoided that and headed to the outdoor pool at Stoke Lodge Hotel. This running of this lovely hotel has recently been handed over to daughters Sam, Chelsie and Sigourney who always greet you with big smiles and a warm welcome.
One of the reasons we love Stoke Lodge Hotel outdoor pool and terrace is that it’s so relaxed and comfortable. There’s the beautiful and warm outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and lots of seating as well as a large terrace area to sit and enjoy a drink, lunch or afternoon tea. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and it can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. There’s also the use of the indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi included in the price so if you fancy a more spa like experience, just head indoors.
Having rushed from work, we ordered lunch and drinks by the pool. There’s a great selection of delicious food, all very reasonably priced and it’s served to you poolside! It’s about as close as you can get to being on holiday without actually leaving home! The sun shines directly on you all day here so it’s easy to just spend hours playing in the pool and then lounging with a glass of something cold.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds on a hot day, then head to Stoke Lodge Hotel. The whole service from start to finish is very friendly and professional and you will leave feeling totally relaxed (and hopefully with worn out children!). Highly recommended and discounts apply for guests of Luxury Devon Escapes.
"We stayed three nights and I cannot recommend the place highly enough. It had everything we needed for a short stay, the car park was very close and the views were of the rolling Devonish countryside. We were literally less than 5 minutes drive from 2 Supermarkets and the Park & Ride for Dartmouth. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook as well as a small selection of helpful key essentials (tea, coffee, cooking oil, salt/ pepper, washing liquid, etc. As a family we like to explore and stay somewhere different. In this case we'd make an exception."
"Brilliant location, lovely out door space for kids to play, spotless chalet would definitely go again!"
"Thank you Gemma for hosting us in your lovely chalet - a short drive into Dartmouth and a fantastic view of the River Dart estuary. Beds all very comfy and a pleasant surprise that it can sleep 6! Great value! Many thanks!"
"Very clean, neat and tidy! Great location and value for money."
"What a wonderful cottage. Tastefully decorated and everything you need"