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Dorado Lodge

(Ref. 1004070)

Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property really spacious, clean and equipped."

    Also the fishing is great lots of carp.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2024

  • "Dorado Lodge is an excellent property on a well designed and maintained site."

    It was perfectly comfortable for our family gathering of six people and fortunately we had good weather and were able to spend time relaxing outside as well as inside. The hot tub was a super feature to enjoy during our time here. The only item we found to be faulty was the smaller (top) oven, which functioned but produced no heat. The site is really conveniently situated for exploring Lincoln, Newark, Southwell and the whole area. The local Whisby Nature Reserve is excellent and we enjoyed the Railway Inn too. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2024

  • "Beautiful view over lake."

    Very comfortable and immaculately clean. Great hot tub.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Mar 2024

  • "I stayed here with a group of friends for a weekend away."

    The lodge is perfect - clean, spacious and bright, with great views. It's well equipped, and with really thoughtful touches, such as bath robes in the rooms. The hot tub is a brilliant addition. The location is lovely: a few miles from Lincoln, and very close to a nature reserve with nice walks and cafes. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property."

    Reviewed by Brindley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great site with a good fishing lake opposite the lodge doors."

    The lodge was very big and spacious. It is a strange set up that would not suit everyone. Upstairs is a large double bedroom but open plan no walls to separate it off from the kitchen / lounge down stairs. The other double bedroom is also very big but for some reason has full glass doors into it from the hallway. This seems a very odd set up and could easily be changed to suit everyone booking the lodge. The other odd set up was no dinning table? You have a massive kitchen and large breakfast bar with some stools but no table? If like us you like to sit around a table not in a line eating. With those couple of odd issues aside the lodge was great and I would book again. The location was fine and only 10 mins drive to Lincoln. The local nature reserve was great to walk around and have a coffee.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Aug 2023

  • "We all loved our holiday at Dorado Lodge."

    The Lodge is so comfortable and beautifully designed. The hot tub was used by all of us daily and beautifully maintained by Justin. The outlook is gorgeous and the boys loved the fishing. We had a very relaxing week and will certainly come back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent stay the lodge was what we expected it to be from the photographs seen online, the cleaner must have her work cut out keeping it clean, it is very well looked after with more facilities then other lodges we have stayed in."

    The fishing was exceptional we must have picked the right week to stay, all shops and eateries are very close by and Lincoln and Skegness are only a short drive away the air museum is a great place to visit for a morning or afternoon out.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant place, really enjoyed our stay."

    Will be back!!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Dorado Lodge is set by a very pretty lake."

    It is very comfortable, and a great social space to meet with friends. We loved the hot tub after a leisurely day walking to the local pub via the larger lakes nearby. I would highly recommend. Ps. Justin, who looks after the hot tub was very helpful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Candy5.0Jan 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    The lodge was perfect for what we needed for our time there over Christmas (and the lovely decorated Christmas tree was very much appreciated). Super comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, plenty of space… The hot tub was a winner too! Thank you ☺️

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend here."

    ..fabulous logde, very well equipped and great location

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Dorado lodge: Beautiful lodge and suroundings with high end fixtures and comforts."

    Hot tub was used every day of stay and worked as good on last night as the first (watch out for falling acorns) Id recomend bringing eye masks for whoevers sleeping in the master bedroom at the top of the lodge as light floods the room from the large windows at the front of the lodge. The bed in the master suite was huge! However the mattress could do with being replaced or looked at as its sunken on the side nearest the bathroom. Overall a beautiful lodge and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a great relaxing time at the dorada lodge with our daughter,her partner ..."

    We had a great relaxing time at the dorada lodge with our daughter,her partner and 2 grandkids, our grandson loved watching the other residents fishing and got to hold is first live fish and helped to put it back into the water, hot tub was enjoyable, would definitely recommend to all that want a quiet and relaxing break

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2022

  • "The lodge is set in beautiful surroundings and we had such an amazing family holiday, so tranquil and peaceful."

    Beautifully cleaned throughout and could not fault in any way, shows the cleaners take pride in their work and it is very much appreciated, The fishing was brilliant as the lake is very well stocked and the swim was on the doorstep. The hot tub is fabulous and Justin checks it every day to ensure it is the right temperature and clean throughout - thank you Justin. The only thing missing would be a TV in the 2 downstairs bedrooms as the main upstairs bedroom is open plan and would have been the icing on the cake. The barrier system is genius as allowed us to let in food deliveries, including Tescos and take outs. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Pearl4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Quiet location. Well equipped and very comfortable. Use of the hot tub made the stay even better!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous lodge with everything you would ever need."

    Thank you Giles and Tracey!

    Reviewed by April5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property Super comfortable beds Hot tub was amazing Amenities ..."

    Beautiful property Super comfortable beds Hot tub was amazing Amenities such as hot water and central heating were all working brilliant Not to mention scenic view of the lake just at the doorstep We had a lovely relaxing weekend break away from our hectic life’s Dr Patel

    Reviewed by Mohini5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent lodge and facilities."

    Quiet location right on the edge of a small lake. However not easy to locate on arrival as no map at the entrance to the site and we had to walk all the way round to find the lodge, to get the dongle to get our car on site....which then did not work! We then found out that the barrier automatically lifted when the phone number provided was rung. This would have saved us a lot of walking and frustration. In addition, the lodge is advertised with Sykes who we had horrendous problems with during lockdown. This time we were pleasantly surprised but I would not use Sykes again if possible.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautifully clean lodge with great facilities and extremely comfortable beds."

    Would definitely recommend for a relaxing weekend away with family. Lovely base to explore to the area. Quiet and tranquil with the bonus of a hot tub. Going again with friends next year and would definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely lodge warm and cosy and only steps away from the lake the fishing was excellent could not get the grandsons away from fishing or out of the hot tub."

    Very private did manage to visit Lincoln and Lake View Restaurant and the nature reserve which are close by. A lovely tonic enjoyed by us all.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge set in beautiful surroundings would come again and again if it ..."

    Beautiful lodge set in beautiful surroundings would come again and again if it was fenced off for our dog other than that it was perfect

    Reviewed by Vivien4.7Oct 2021

  • "Good holiday."

    Noisy loud work was being done 3 cabins away with angle grinders which was unpleasant. Beds are very soft - outdoor furniture no cushioning and on leaving day. Windows were being cleaned around 9am which made us feel pressured to leave earlier than the 10am check out

    Reviewed by Michaela4.1Sep 2021

  • "What an absolutely gorgeous lodge."

    Myself and two friends stayed for 5 nights at Dorado Lodge and had the most wonderful, relaxing stay. There are 2 huge double bedrooms, both with ensuits, and a large twin room; the beds are so comfotable and plenty of hanging and drawer space. The kitchen is kitted out with everything you would need for your stay and the lounge area has a wall mounted TV with sky and netflix etc. The outdoor area is incredibly peaceful and around the corner tucked away is the hottub which was a great addition to the stay and we used it most evenings. Giles, the host, was incredibly helpful and kind throughout our stay (via email) and offered suggestions of places to visit and help when needed. There are a few lodges in this area but you didn't feel like you had any neighbours, I would absolutely love to come back to Dorado Lodge for another peaceful stay. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Jul 2021

  • "It was lovely me and my family really enjoyed the relaxation and the kids loved ..."

    It was lovely me and my family really enjoyed the relaxation and the kids loved it to, it was our first time there and we cant wait to book again now we didnt want to leave this is definitely i place we will be going more often now

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2021

  • "The lodge had everything a family of 6 could wish for except egg cups and scissors, the view over the lake was great as was the fishing."

    The hot tub was ideal, I would recommend this lodge to anyone.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2021

  • "Great lodge, ample parking, huge fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer all very handy!"

    Large tv, sky with freeview. Maybe take eye mask can be bright in rooms. Robes also there very handy for hot tub! Heating is hive so really easy to use and boost. Manual with instructions for everything!

    Reviewed by Rob4.7May 2021

  • "From the srat everything was well explained."

    The holiday lodge far exceeded our expectations. It was a perfect location in a perfect lodge. I would 100% recommend

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cloakroom sink was leaking the entire stay, so the floor was constantly wet."

    the plug hole also did not work in this sink, as one of the boys put the plug in to wash his face, and then couldn’t get it out.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic lodge, only thing we missed was a table, I know they have breakfast bar, but not quite the same."

    Also, could do with lock on downstairs bathroom. Lovely and peaceful, fishing was great fun.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dorado Lodge."

    It is a comfortable place with everything you could need for a great holiday. Being able to fish right outside the back door was wonderful, my kids thought it was amazing.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very well equipped, nice touches like towels and robes to use for the hot tube."

    Useful extras like washer tablets and dish wash tablets and liquid. May have been previous guests but salt pepper ketchup and some herds in the kitchen all very useful. Not far to 3 super Markets and only 15 minutes into Lincoln.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Feb 2020

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  • Over two floors with one bedroom raised above the sitting room
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king size with en-suite walk in shower, WC, two basins, 1 x twin, and 1 x super-king with en-suite walk in shower, WC, basin, and bidet
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Open-plan living room
  • Utility with washing machine and storage.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric induction hob and extractor fan, double electric oven with grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 48” Smart UHD 4K TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in price
  • Ample parking on back of property
  • Decking with hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved dog, Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Please note: can we ask you respect your neighbours and no outdoor noise between 11 pm and 7 am.

The property

A dream holiday retreat for that perfect relaxation short break for families and friends.

Located in an exclusive nest of luxury lodges this larch wood clad property is south facing and positioned directly on the lake front making it ideal for both fishing and truly unwinding in the tranquillity of the surroundings.

The lodge poses three bedrooms, including a lavish suite-style downstairs bedroom with a king bed, en-suite bathroom and sofa, a comfortable twin room and a lake view mezzanine double room with a super-king bed with en-suite.

The open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area is equipped with everything you need for family living, and boasts a 48 inch UHD 4K smart TV and Bose surround sound system, the lodge has its own dedicated unlimited high speed wi-fi - prefect for streaming HD films and Box Sets.

Outside the lodge has extensive decking areas to all sides and has an impressive hot tub and hammock, great for whatever the weather and sitting back with a delicious chilled glass of wine or just an afternoon doze.

The lodge has its own utility room with washing machine and even comes with wall racking for easy storage of those all important fishing rods, the lodge comes with its own fishing peg just a stones throw from the decking, the lake is well stocked with carp up to 34lb, as well as a variety of white fish, making it ideal for the serious angler and the newcomer alike.

In the local area there are lots of activities to keep both children and adults entertained, including the spectacular award-winning Whisby Nature Park, the adjacent Lincoln Golf Course and driving range, the villages very own spa as well as go-karting and the Newark air museum.

Further afield you can find Eden Hall Spa and the city of Lincoln, with its beautiful medieval cathedral, castle, historic houses and shops.

Dorado Lodge is in a beautiful location, perfect for days and evenings sitting under the stars next to the lake; a true paradise.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £175.

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About the location


Lincoln 6 miles.

Thorpe-on-the-Hill is a small quiet village 6 miles from Lincoln, an ideal location from which to explore the many attractions that both Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire offer. Nearby is the 300-acre Whisby Nature Reserve, including a visitors centre with balcony offering breathtaking views over the Lake. Spend a day visiting Lincoln, home to one of the finest medieval gothic cathedrals in Europe, the beautiful 11th century castle with tower offering a birds eye view of the city, or shop till you drop, enjoying the quaint quirky independent and high street shops, also stopping for a break in one of the cities many restaurants catering for all tastes. Lincoln is also famous for its large Christmas Market held on the first weekend in December. Other local attractions include Doddington Hall with its lovely gardens, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Transport Museum, Woodside Falconry & Conservation Centre, Dambuster Heritage Centre, Sherwood Forest, or further afield visit the coastal town of Skegness.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas