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The Fishing Lodge

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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a perfect location for a relaxing break, a lake just outside your door."

    Cozy fire inside and out, I didn't use the hot tub as was a bit too cold outside. Bed is so cozy with a great view to wake up to, also very nice supplies left by the owner for our stay. You must also check out the brewery not far from the site with a taproom attached, is very welcoming and also has a farm shop on site. Next time I return I will do it when I can do some fishing, this place is perfect for this. Remember to bring your license if you plan to do this, as you will need it. Great and cozy stay!!!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2024

  • "On arrival we were given the wrong gate code number."

    We then had extreme dificulty finding the lodge, with poor instructions and signage all over. When we finally found the lodges ours was not on the map and somehow we were supposed to know it is the first one you come to. We then only booked this lodge for the hot tub, we were given 1 bag of wood and no way of getting any more and the instructions to get the hot tub going were very limited, a 45 second video. We were also not told how long it might take. we never managed to get the hot tub going and there was little insturction. then a woman showed up on the morning of us leaving and told me i should of rang her and she would of done it. thats ncie to know as you are leaving.

    Reviewed by Sam2.8Dec 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay and Amanda and husband were amazing!"

    1 thing I would change is the fact that spiders and cobwebs were in every corner & we actually left a night early because we just didn’t feel comfortable, I know we are out in the middle of nowhere but it looked like they had been there ages. (I have a really bad phobia) But all in all we had a really good stay, the bed and sofa was super comfy, we will recommend to all of our friends and family!

    Reviewed by Melissa4.1Nov 2023

  • "We had an amazing weekend for our 1st wedding anniversary."

    The lake is stunning and it is so quiet and peaceful. The lodge is perfect! Comfy carpet in the bedroom and the bed is like a cloud. So cosy and honestly we said we could see ourselves living here. Amanda was very helpful when it came to the main gate to the lake. The bread, eggs, milk and butter were a lovely touch. We also found some board games in one of the footstools which we loved. We couldn’t have asked for better to be honest. The new fencing out the front definitely helped with privacy and we enjoyed the hot tub even though the rain kept coming and going. We will definitely be back and may even bring our kids next time. Thinking of making it a yearly tradition for our anniversary.

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lodge was very cosy and comfortable and hot tub was fab."

    The owner provided milk eggs bread and butter plus basic condiments which was great and lots of fresh towels. The Fishing lodge is right by the gates so be prepared for everyone using the other lodges and the maintenance guys to be passing the front of the lodge throughout the day. With the hot tub out the front it isn’t as private as it could be. The owner could do with leaving a book on useful info such as how to use the hot tub, how the oven and microwave work, good local taxis, takeaways and pubs. We had to figure this out for ourselves and when you’re only there for a weekend you need a helping hand for a fast start. A lovely quiet place to chill with your friends or a romantic get away for sure. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Sep 2023

  • "It was a beautiful setting and the lodge was very peaceful."

    Amanda was really helpful, especially warming up the hot tub! The directions on the email were very confusing and in fact the postcode was incorrect and the road name wasn't mentioned.

    Reviewed by Chrystie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, My partner and I had an amazing time, we fished and explored."

    We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by April5.0Aug 2023

  • "The lodge is the perfect, cosiest little cabin if you’re looking for peace and quiet."

    You can’t hear any noise from the water sport area, the stars are so clear and pretty of an evening (which you can enjoy from the hot tub!) and the owners and staff at the lake are so friendly! We’d absolutely love to book again next summer and maybe even a Christmas to put the log burner to good use! 11/10 x

    Reviewed by Rianna5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was incredible - the most gorgeous, relaxing, peaceful stay."

    Attention to detail was perfect. Will definitely be back :)

    Reviewed by Immy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely long Easter stay here, everyone we bumped into on site was so nice and so helpful."

    Would certainly recommend a stay here for anyone looking for a nice quiet secluded get away. Thanks for having us and I hope we will be back!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2023

  • "Not a bad word to say, really gorgeous location, really quiet, Amanda was fantastic and really responsive if I had any queries."

    I stayed in my own with my dog which was my first solo trip away so was comforting that if felt remote but close by for local amenities etc. he’s really comfy, hot tub fantastic and really easy to fire up. If you are considering booking please do!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great host and clean lodge."

    Hot tub was great but would prefer an all singing and dancing one with less effort.....had a great time overall.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were made very welcome by Amanda who went over and above to help us out including supplying a pump for our flat tyre!"

    The Lodge is in a lovely peaceful setting and was extremely clean and comfortable. We had a few days here resting, relaxing and chilling out with our 8 month old Springer puppy Bella! She particularly enjoyed her walks and watching the wildlife from the windows!

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Nov 2022

  • "Holiday was comfortable and peaceful."

    Host was great and helped with anything we asked for . Really enjoyable stay in a beautiful location 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was a lovely stay and the property was fab."

    It was so peaceful & the kitchen etc allowed us to keep the cost down throughout the week.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Aug 2022

  • "An ideal setting for relaxation beautiful crystal clear waters and hot tub, managed by the most friendliest team."

    Already to go back can't wait for the floating lodges and hope all goes to plan.Good luck to Andrew and his team..just visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable nice and relaxing met with friendly staff Hope to return as ..."

    Very comfortable nice and relaxing met with friendly staff Hope to return as the fishing was good managed to catch some carp

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great holiday, had a fantastic time at the lodge."

    Wanted some peace and quiet. Hit tub was fantastic and Amanda was so nice and helpful with our questions. Definitely would book again.

    Reviewed by Caspar4.7May 2022

  • "Couldn’t have wished for a better place to spend our Easter weekend."

    Amanda was so helpful and friendly and as was all the people at St Andrews Lake. The lodge was sparkling and has everything you need for you little break. The fresh eggs, butter and milk was a lovely touch upon arrival. Hot tub was amazing especially at night looking at the stars. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Abbey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fab stay, lovely lodge and beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time and will definitely be booking again!"

    Reviewed by Tolu4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge in a beautiful location - the shower and the hot tub are the only quips we had, aside form that, we loved the place!"

    Amazing hosts, very responsive and friendly.

    Reviewed by Rahad4.1Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic little lodge, away from the stressed of life!"

    Staff really helpful and friendly. Would recommend a stay here just to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Dec 2021

  • "Once again another fab trip to the lodge, absolutely love coming to stay at St Andrews lakes."

    As always your welcomed with open arms, Amanda your a gem as usual she has the lodge absolutely spotless inside and out. the swims are also very well kept it’s just a joy to spend our time here. Beautiful place and amazing people…see you all again soon!!

    Reviewed by Danica5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amanda and Mona were fabulous at sorting the issues we encountered on our first night."

    Mona’s number given to you by Sykes is missing a digit so doesn’t work- you can find it in the info book inside the lodge though. The whole area and the lodge are so peaceful and idyllic, you could almost picture it as a holiday abroad. The hot tub is absolutely amazing, we could’ve spent every waking hour in it! A few setbacks however. The mattress and the sofa could do with updating- both were very uncomfortable. The shower isn’t great, you have to compromise on either heat or water pressure. The plates are too big to fit in the dishwasher and also the sink so washing up is a mission in itself. In spite of the above, we loved it. Listening to the owls whilst in the hot tub at dusk is an absolute joy. This place is a gem but with a little tweak here and there and a bit of TLC it’ll be an absolute diamond.

    Reviewed by Beth3.1Nov 2021

  • "I have emailed Sykes cottages as we had a really really disappointing stay due to the constant sound of diggers and works men going up and down waking us up early in the mornings!"

    I am currently waiting for an email back. Also the kitchen ware, eg. Plates bowls cups, trays were all covered in the last persons food. The photos aren’t an accurate representation of the cabin inside, for the price I payed we could have got flights to Spain for a nicer weekend.

    Reviewed by Candice3.1Nov 2021

  • "The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful."

    Made us feel very much at home.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a great time loved the place quiet great views plus caught 32 carp to 17lb right outside the front door"

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful lodge and very peaceful but right next door to the entrance gate so ..."

    Wonderful lodge and very peaceful but right next door to the entrance gate so had fishing people coming and going wheeling their supplies to and from their spot

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful location!"

    Stunning views of lake and Such a peaceful relaxing holiday location

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely location and cottage was very nice."

    Reviewed by Kimberly4.4Sep 2020

  • "Firstly, brilliant location."

    So peaceful and private.a bit tricky to find though!. Everyone involved in the log cabin were really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2020

  • "This log cabin is a real hidden gem!"

    We had an absolutely amazing holiday here and loved every minute. It’s even better than described. We wanted a really relaxing holiday and that’s exactly what we got but there are amenities like restaurants nearby if you want to explore. The cabin has everything you need, all kitchen utensils too and the owners really couldn’t do anymore for you. When we first got there the main oven had stopped working, these things happen, but the owner went straight out bought a microwave and had an engineer with us by 930am the next day which was a Sunday on a bank hols weekend!! And we had a top oven that worked and would have been sufficient. That’s service for you! The owners are there when you need them but give you full privacy if you don’t. We went kayaking, paddle boarding, walking, fishing, relaxed in the hot tub and sat in front of the fire out on the terrace of an evening. You get full private use of the land in front of the cabin to the lake too. I really can’t recommend this place enough, you can probably tell :) and will definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "We booked the fishing lodge for my husbands 30th birthday weekend."

    When we arrived we were shocked, it was so much better than we had expected. The location was stunning and the lodge itself was 10/10. Amanda met us at the gate and was so welcoming, all the staff we met were friendly and helpful and everything had been thought of. We had the best time and will definitely be returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2020

  • "An amazing place and the fishing lodge was everything we wanted in a staycation!"

    ! All the people were lovely on the site and we wanted for nothing. A really relaxing and beautiful place to be!!!

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing weekend!"

    The lodge is exactly what we expected and more! The lake was so nice to swim in, we had fun on the paddle boards and doing some fishing. Amanda was lovely and really helpful. Overall a really lovely break, would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The fishing lodge is perfect for peace and quiet and solitude, the perfect place to relax."

    the water in the lake is crystal clear and you can watch the fish swim right up to the bank. the lake is perfect for swimming and the lodge host Amanda was friendly and helpful they even provided life jackets and paddle boards we used on the lake and thoroughly enjoyed (it was our first experience on paddle boards and even for complete novices it was easy to do). We also enjoyed the lazy spa, BBQ and sitting at night watching the sun set before lighting the log burner and listening to the owls and fox's. A great location for easy days out to hastings, canterbury and margate but in all honesty once you settle by the lake you don't want to leave. We have rebooked already for next year.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amanda and Mark were incredible hosts."

    Went over and above all of our expectations to ensure we had a great stay. We will definitely be visiting again... gutted they’re booked out all summer or we’d have been back this year. Thank you so much guys!! It was a really great birthday get away for my partner and we couldn’t recommenced this lodge enough. We’ve told everybody and anybody how great it was and that was everything from the location, the accommodation, the facilities, the privacy and the great hosts! Highly recommended. Thanks, Lee

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • One double sofa bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with log burner, kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1x Off-road parking space
  • Graveled terrace with seating, picnic bench and Lazy-Spa hot tub
  • Sorry, absolutely NO pets and NO smoking
  • Shop within 0.7 miles, pub within 1.6 miles
  • Beach café, Watersports shop and Day Spa on-site
  • Note: All guests will be supplied with one bag of seasoned logs, and additional log bags can be purchased from the lodge staff at £10 a bag
  • Note: Speed limits on the lake are strictly 5mph maximum - it is an un-made road and there are pot holes - drive with caution
  • Note: The use of the lake incurs extra costs and can be organised by visiting
  • Note: If you are bringing your own kayak or stand-up paddle board, you must
  • book in either by visiting the Watersports kiosk located on the beach or shop , or via the website using the free promotional code 'LODGE'
  • Note: Please you must always launch your vessel from the beach area, not the Lodge, so staff see you and know you are on the water
  • Note: Buoyancy aids or PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices) must be worn at all times whilst on the water
  • Note: The water is only accessible during our opening and closing times which vary
  • Note: Swimming from the Lodge is strictly at your own risk and you should be aware of the cold lake temperatures
  • All guests are welcome to visit our cafe on site
  • Please note from the 1st September there will be a double sofa bed in the lounge, 2 adults max & 2 children up to the age of 16.

The property

Resting alongside St Andrew's Lakes, this idyllic traditional log cabin lies in Halling, Kent, on the doorstep of the Kent Downs. Offering a couple a romantic lakeside escape or a Family with 2 children a relaxing holiday , the Fishing Lodge features attractive and welcoming interior, with fabulous views of the water. Enter through the double glass doors into the open-plan living space to discover the rich wooden walls and flooring encapsulating the homely decor, settle onto the sofa bed and armchair with the wood-burning fire before before the Smart TV for a relaxing evening of films. Set the dining table for a romantic meal with a view out to the lake outside, with lovingly prepared food in the sleek kitchen space, continuing the timber-clad theme, it hosts a selection of fantastic integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, and a double electric oven and induction hob. Step into the immaculate shower room and enjoy freshening up in this well-finished space, complete with a walk-in shower, basin and WC. Relax in the inviting wood burning hot tub overlooking the lake or by your bespoke log burner on the private patio after a day of activity at the lake , afterwards delighting in a beverage and nibbles on your outdoor seating. Wind down within the lovely double bedroom at night to catch your rest, with contemporary furnishings creating a tranquil space. Families of 4 can be accommodated ( 2 adults and 2 children ) with the lounge sofa bed. Visit our shop , cafe and activity centre and book a wide range of water or land based activity. Visit for full information. Explore the amazing Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or embark on a journey along Pilgrims' Way which runs through Halling and all across Kent, a historic and much-travelled route spanning Winchester to Canterbury. Head north along the River Medway to discover the town of Rochester where Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral pose wonderful choices for days out exploring the history and stunning architecture that is centuries old. Find a wide selection of quaint cafes, quirky restaurants and traditional pubs for some wonderful dining experiences, as well as a host of shops both local and high-street favourites. Enjoy a wonderful trip to Kent with your loved one at The Fishing Lodge. Situated between the River Medway and Pilgrims Way, St Andrews Lakes are ideally located for visitors two miles from Junction 2 of the M2 and four miles from Junction 4 of the M20.Set within 150 acres of estate St Andrews Lakes boasts 70 acres of natural, crystal clear, fresh water with over 3km of water frontage and its natural source constantly flowing to give its unique azure blue. The importance of ecology on our private site is paramount. You will be able to see wildflower areas, bird watching opportunities and nature walks. Swimming from directly in front of the lodge is not authorised. There is a beach hut cafe on site which clients are welcome to visit.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Rochester 5 miles; Maidstone 9.8 miles; Canterbury 34.1 miles.

Settled on the North Downs in the north of Kent is the charming village of Halling, lying alongside the River Medway. Made up of Lower Halling, Upper Halling, and North Halling, this settlement is scattered parallel to Pilgrims' Way, a historic walking route, which travels through Kent. Within the village you can find a local convenience store for all your essentials, as well as two pubs, along with several other businesses. A beautiful private lake, St Andrew's Lakes, lies within the village, visit here to discover a new love of watersports such as open-water swimming, kayaking, fishing and several more activities. Travel up-river to the livelier town of Rochester where a greater selection of shopping lies before you, as well as the amazing 11th century Norman Rochester Castle, the Rochester Cathedral in all its 14th century splendour, and a host of attractions like Diggerland Kent, Monkey Bizz, and a cinema. Enjoy break in the south of England in Halling.

Please note from the 1st September there will be a double sofa bed in the lounge, 2 adults max & 2 children up to the age of 16.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas