Celtic Manor to open new luxury holiday lodges

By: | Wed 25 Sep 2013


Celtic Manor lodges

The Celtic Manor Resort will open 10 new luxury holiday lodges next year in a major £4.3m development. 

Construction work has begun on the lodges which will be built to a very high specification and will all sleep up to eight Celtic Manor Hunter Lodgespeople in four double or twin bedrooms. 
 
A first phase in a potential development of 60, the large log cabins will be known as Hunter Lodges and will all be situated close to Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Course, with fantastic views across the Usk Valley. They will also overlook the 16th and 17th holes where Graeme McDowell famously won the Ryder Cup for Europe in 2010. 
 
Opening for Easter 2014, the lodges will be aimed primarily at the family market for three or four-night or week-long leisure and activity stays. In a secluded, rural setting, the Hunter Lodges will be the ideal base for a relaxing stay with family or friends, with country walks and woodland trails on their very doorstep. 
 
Enjoying the best of both worlds, guests will also be able to take advantage of Celtic Manor’s range of restaurants and bars, and its extensive family facilities. These include a Forest Jump high ropes course, Adventure Golf, indoor swimming pools, spa, tennis courts, laser combat, archery and kids’ club activities. 
 
In two different designs, the log cabins will all have open plan living areas with high windows and ceilings, and including lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. In addition to four spacious bedrooms, which can all be converted from double to twin beds, every lodge will also have its own sauna and outdoor decking with covered jacuzzi. Celtic Manor Hunter Lodges 3
 
Celtic Manor Resort Chief Operating Officer Ian Edwards said: “These high-quality lodges are aimed at families who want the space to kick back and relax for a few days or a week. 
 
“At present, we are filling our hotels with leisure guests and families at weekends so we need to build more accommodation and these family lodges offer a different style of luxury break and experience for our customers. 
 
"We know how hard our guests work to enjoy their leisure and holiday time so these lodges will be built to the resort’s five-star standards to ensure they have everything they could wish for while they are here.” 
 
All lodges will be fully furnished including fluffy towels and crisp bed linen, and guests will receive a complimentary welcome pack on arrival which includes tea bags, coffee, sugar, semi-skimmed milk and bottled water. 
 
The lodges will also be fully equipped for self-catering but guests will be able to use the restaurants at the Celtic Manor Resort or order a gourmet-to-go hamper or takeaway favourite, delivered direct to their Hunter Lodge door. 
 
Scandinavian lodge-building specialists Honka are supplying the log sections which will be constructed into lodges on site by local contractors under the supervision of UK distributor Lodgico. Cardiff firm Encon has already undertaken the civil engineering works and foundations have been laid in readiness for today’s delivery of the first log sections. 
 
The lodges will be landscaped to minimize the impact on the beautiful Usk Valley countryside and a natural wood feel runs through the interior and exterior design. 
 
Mr Edwards added: “Outside of the school holidays, we also see the lodges being popular for golf groups , corporate incentive trips and spa breaks. There is even a spare room in the lodges which could be converted into a spa treatment room, games room or children’s den, depending on the visitors at the time. 
 
“The lodges will be a very flexible asset to our accommodation portfolio and enhance our reputation as one of the UK’s leading resorts.” 
 
For more information visit celtic-manor.com/hunterlodges or call Reservations on 01633 410262
 

Celtic Manor Hunter Lodges Pricing and Availability

 
Weekend Bolthole 
 
Fly the coop for a 3 night stay
Arrive Friday, depart Monday from £63 per person, per night* 
*Total from £1,500 per lodge, based on 8 people sharing 
 
Mid-Week Hideaway 
 
Come home to roost with a 4 night stay… 
Arrive Monday, depart Friday from £53 per person, per night* 
*Total from £1,680 per lodge, based on 8 people sharing 
 
Full Week Retreat 
 
Feather your nest for a 7 night stay… 
 
Arrive Friday or Monday for 7 nights from £48 per person, per night* 
*Total from £2,700 per lodge, based on 8 people sharing 
 
 
Golfers’ Escape
 
The perfect playing base overlooking the spectacular Twenty Ten Course. 
Package includes: 
Two or three night stay in a luxurious Hunter Lodge 
Continental breakfast each morning at Rafters restaurant 
18 holes of golf on The Twenty Ten 
18 holes of golf on Roman Road 
18 holes of golf on The Montgomerie 
Complimentary use of The Forum Health Club throughout your stay 
 
From £274 per person, based on 8 people sharing 
 






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