3.9★ Good Sykes rating Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 32 Customer Reviews "Brilliant accommodation!" Clean comfortable and well equipped Nice and warm on chilly evenings and wrap around decking meant we could sit out at any time of day Welsh cakes and milk on arrival appreciated. Very comfy bed and good shower once we got the settings right. The water in kitchen VERY hot! Sofa and chairs comfy. TV in bedroom had better reception for extra channels and wifi a bit hit and miss but we didnt need it for anything important. Even though the lodge is near the entrance it felt private as on tiny cul de sac. Dog friendly and plenty of walks. On site bar and friendly pub in walking distance. Weekly film showings too.The site is being upgraded so workmen on site. They werent working near the lodge during our stay and we were out most of the day so it didnt affect us. Great base for touring the area . Bus stop nearby if you dont want to drive everywhere but not sure if dogs allowed on. Reviewed by SharonJun 2022 "Lovely lodge." Park itself will be great when fully developed but think that will take a while yet but it did not detract from us really enjoying the ourselves. One thing you/the owner should be aware of the french doors need adjusting as they have dropped slightly and sooner or later they will not be able to be closed.We struggled to get them to,only going to get worse(upvc doors hinges need adjusting).Overall a great week. Reviewed by IanJun 2022 "The lodge was in a very clean and comfortable condition and contained everything that you need on a self catering holiday!" The microwave had been replaced the day we arrived and the bed mattress on the bed was great and obviously new! The Welsh cakes and coffee and milk were much appreciated on our arrival. The site itself is in a very tranquil location. Unfortunately, there was some building work going on which sometimes upset our dog who has an aversion to noise outside including people wearing vis vests and hard hats.That said we were out during the day and had a lovely time in New Quay, Aberaeron as well as the woodland walk accessible from the park. It would have been nice to have had a shop or food offer on site for convenience but we made use of the Llanina Hotel a couple of miles up the road which had a decent food offering and was dog friendly! Would return for a short break without question. Reviewed by SharonJun 2022 "Was very pleased with the lodge it was very comfortable everything you could want from a holiday let we had a very relaxing stay." The lodge was very clean and we enjoyed the welcome gifts all in all five star Reviewed by IvanMay 2022 "Nice property good location but a downside was I wasn’t informed until a day ..." Nice property good location but a downside was I wasn’t informed until a day before travelling that site building work were being carried on arrival it seemed like the work had been going on for some time so a notification a couple of weeks before would have changed my decision to book the lodge , the information came from the owners agent not from Sykes cottages Reviewed by PatrickMay 2022 "The lodge was not clean, very tired looking, the main bed room was very shabby carpet's need a good clean, bed mattress not fit for purpose there were two mattress on the bed one on top of each other , the duvet was ripped , kitchen oven was filthy not been cleaned in years, patio door was sticking and unable to open or close properly , blinds on the doors had broken slates , sofa and soft furnishings are worn , dirty and unconfutable, lodge advertised shop on site along with a restaurant that were both closed we did not stay the week we booked and left 24 hours after arriving, in my opinion this lodge needs a lot of money spending on it to bring it up modern standards before renting out to holiday makers and change the cleaning company they use, because their not doing the job." photo used on listing is out of date so looks better than it actually looks! A new management and cleaning company has been appointed for the 2022 season and the lodge has undergone any necessary refurbishment and the main bedroom mattress issue has been sorted with a brand new mattress. The Woodlands Resort has a new restaurant, coffee lounge and gift shop opening Easter 2022. The closure of any of the Woodland site facilities is beyond the lodge owner’s control and can happen at the last minute and apologies for any misinformation due to this. Contact details for the property manager/cleaner are provided and any issues should be reported as soon as possible after arrival so that these can be sorted for your stay and for future guests too. Property Owner Reviewed by BernardSep 2021 "The lodge was a mini home from home with all you need with towels and bedding plus a good size lounge." Yes some minor snagging which is the process of being rectified and didn't spoil our stay. The only complaint was from the grandchildren that the WiFi was poor which meant they had to find an alternative to entertain. The clubhouse was pleasent although limited. Thank you for letting us use your home. Reviewed by PatrickAug 2021 "The location of the lodge was great , but I fail to see the turnaround time for ..." The location of the lodge was great , but I fail to see the turnaround time for the cleaners they say it’s because of COVID and the extra cleaning needed if it was that the place had looked like it had the extra cleaning I would have no problem but it wasn’t BATHROOM around the taps in the were black the nonslip mat in the shower was disgusting the rim around the shower cubicle needed cleaning Main bedroom the carpet needs cleaning the skins we’re coming loose from the wardrobes Twin bedroom the carpet needs cleaning the springs on the beds are awful, the lamp didn’t work or the one of the power points Living room on moving the furniture in the living room to clean before leaving I don’t think it has been done for a while I think it would be good for the owner to see this in order for them to address this with the cleaner A new management and cleaning company has been appointed for the 2022 season and the lodge has undergone any necessary refurbishment and the main bedroom mattress is new. Contact details for the property manager/cleaner are provided and any issues should be reported as soon as possible after arrival so that these can be sorted for your stay and for future guests too. Property Owner Reviewed by NancyJul 2021 "How quite restful clean and lovely settings people very friendly." Bar on site great owners Lodge could do with tender loving care little thing let it down But understand with vivid stopping owners would not put us off visiting again Please put spare batteries as non in remotes Rees family thanks Reviewed by AlanJun 2021 "Nice lodge on a nice park." The lodge is getting a bit tired a few thing need replacing:- The quilt is covered with a thin covering that has holes in it The mattress needs replacing Blinds on patio doors some slate are broken The plastic coverings on some of the doors and draws is peeling off The lodge was very clean apart from there was cobwebs everywhere and as there was people staying there before us the cleaner needs to look up! A new management and cleaning company has been appointed for the 2022 season and the lodge has undergone any necessary refurbishment. Contact details for the property manager/cleaner are provided and any issues should be reported as soon as possible after arrival so that these can be sorted for your stay and for future guests too. Property Owner Reviewed by JohnMay 2021 "The double bed mattress as springs sticking in our bottom very worn out ." Not fit for purpose . Windows dirty microwave rusty . Beautiful lodge but sadly needs updating. And the fridge door makes a horrible noise when opening and shutting. Thank you mr Pegg A new management and cleaning company has been appointed for the 2022 season and the lodge has undergone any necessary refurbishment and the main bedroom mattress has been replaced with a new one. Contact details for the property manager/cleaner are provided and any issues should be reported as soon as possible after arrival so that these can be sorted for your stay and for future guests too. Property Owner Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021 "Yes the bed was really uncomfortable with the old spring mattress and they were poking through everywhere and the two single beds made our stay miserable as we both ended up with our backs in agony." Ended up coming home early. Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2020 "Location great." Lovely lodge, clean & well equipped. Double mattress & torn duvet need urgent replacement. Reviewed by CliffordSep 2020 "Have a great stay at this place,it was clean and everything you needed." The only downside to the park it was in was the shops owners dog was parking at everything that moved and being close to the shop it was quite annoying especially as the owner never tried to stop it when my little girl was asleep.More consideration would have been nice.The place we stayed in was very nice and enjoyed the stay.. Reviewed by DamionAug 2020 "Firstly let me get the negatives out of the way and hopefully this will assist others that are looking to book this Lodge." After a drive of 7 hours from Glasgow we arrived at this Lodge to find it cold and a musty smell. Heating was all switched off, free sat box did not work. No internet connection although when I did enquire I was given the code to connect to wifi however even though you had wifi you had no internet access. So had to use all data allowance on phones. No soap available and no toilet rolls. Once again the owner apologised for cleaner not leaving some. Think the cleaner had other things on their mind as there was dog hairs under the sofa and chairs. Duvet cover was and torn and needed replaced. However I don't think this is all down to the owner people who stay here need to accept some responsibility too if they don't clear up after themselves. Hob needs replaced as its seen better days and is old and engrained in dirt we never used it. If you are a large gent like me better to sleep in the two single beds rather than try and squeeze between wall and double bed to get to your side. Now it may sound as if I have nothing good to say about this lodge far from it. When heating was on it was cosy and snug. Beds were actually ok and able to sleep. Tv worked although did not go on a break to watch tv. New Quay only five minutes away by car, Cardigan bay 17 miles and Aberystwyth 20 miles. Local shop on site and PUb served food so was handy. What I will say is if you want a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle and have dogs ideal. Plenty of walks and you will need to be a driver to get around. Unfortunately due to circumstances we had to cut break short and return home to Scotland so had to leave 3 days early. Avoided all the bad weather. Reviewed by WilliamOct 2019 "Lodge was extremely dirty when we arrive, so much so that after a 4 & 1/2 hr journey, I had to clean the place from top to bottom before we could unpack." Looked as though it hadn't been cleaned properly in a long while, dog hairs everywhere, fridge was dirty with hairs in it, freezer had 3 cm of built up ice and grim, beds were extremely uncomfortable, bathroom was covered if fluff, hair, and mould. Very disappointing. Reviewed by DebbieAug 2019 "Caravan wasn't cleaned, after a phone call it was sorted with in 90 minutes, but not what we expected or needed after a 5 hour journey." The caravan was listed as having WiFi which it did but it was so slow it was unusable. Apart from the above once the caravan was cleaned we had a great stay. Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2019 "We where a bit apprehensive after reading recent reviews but when we arrived we found the lodge to be very clean and comfortable." The site is very tidy and well maintained and close to local towns such as new quay. There are plenty of local eateries and beaches and the scenery is stunning every where. We will almost certainly book again. Reviewed by LeeJul 2019 "A quiet inviting site, excellent walking area." Good Bus route close by to Cardigan, Aberystwyth. Reviewed by RonaldMay 2019 "The bathroom was not very clean especially the shower walls, around the taps was dirty,bed linen had seen better days, the hand towels had holes in it, in the kitchen the teapot was brown inside so were some of the mugs I expect to keep the lodge clean and tidy but not to clean as soon as I get there also the restaurant was not open some days which was disappointing I'm sorry but I would not like to go back there." Reviewed by FrankMay 2019 "I was disappointed to find that there was no wi fi internet access as advertised." On finding that there was no connection we enquired at the office and were assured it would be dealt with, but we had no connection for the entire week. This meant that I accrued charges on my phone package and that of my partner. In general the lodge was very good. Sincerely D. R Phillips Reviewed by DavidMay 2019 "We found the site to be very bland." At some points we were the only people on the site and found that there was no entertainment at all. The people on site seemed very stressed to help. We just felt isolated. So this paticular site we wouldn't return. Reviewed by JoyApr 2019 "Great lodge in the ideal location." Very comfortable with all the amenities at hand. I would definitely return. Reviewed by LucyOct 2018 "Fantastic accommodation in beautiful surroundings." Reviewed by EvelynOct 2018 "THE PLACE WAS FULL OF SPIDERS WEBS WHICH WE CLEANED MOST OF THEM AWAY THERE MUST HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 15 VERY LARGE SPIDERS THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY,THERE WERE A FEW BAD STAINS ON THE CARPETS IN THE BEDROOMS WHICH DID NOT LOOK VERY GOOD, WE CUT SHORT THE HOLIDAY BY FOUR DAYS AS THERE WAS A VERY LARGE SPIDER ON THE PILLOWS WHICH MADE OUR DECISION TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY AT 01." 00AM ON OUR THIRD NIGHT OF OUR STAY AND TRAVELLED BACK HOME ARRIVING HOME AT 03.15AM SO NOT A HAPPY COUPLE BY NO MEANS AND WOULD NOT RETURN TO THIS PROPERY WHICH WAS A SHAME AS LOOKED SO NICE ON THE WEB SITE. Reviewed by GranvilleSep 2018 "Good time had by all." Lodge was excellent. Home from home. Only two complaints.. think that the double bed would benefit from a new mattress...... and WiFi was definitely off the menu ! will return next year. Woodlands a beautiful picturesque site. Reviewed by LSep 2018 "Arrived at just after 3." 00pm to find the lodge in a filthy condition. I had driven for 4 hours and was hoping for a rest. Rang Sykes and they were very helpful and sorted the situation out, but we had to hang around for 2 hours. Had I not had my granddaughter with us I would have driven home and asked for my money back. Would not stay at this lodge again. As for their being WiFi that’s a laugh. Had booked this lodge partly so that my granddaughter could use her computer no such luck, no internet at all. So all in all not a good holiday would not go there again. Reviewed by BryanAug 2018 "The Lodge was excellent, very clean and well equipped." The only downside was the double bed which had the springs sticking up making it very uncomfortable. Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2018 "Facilities provided at the lodge were excellent - warm and comfortable." A very clean and well managed site with very pleasant and helpful staff. Having the restaurant/bar on site is definitely an asset as it offers a variety of options from breakfast to dinner which are in walking distance and very pleasant surroundings. Again the staff were very welcoming and particularly dog friendly! ( Each dog visitor gets their own bowl of water and dish of treats!!) A thoroughly enjoyable break so close to amenities ( Newquay is about 5 minutes away ) and yet far enough to offer peace and tranquillity. We have already booked our next break in September! Reviewed by JohnMay 2018 "Very comfotable, well equipped and did what it said on the tin!" Reviewed by ValerieSep 2017 "The seating for four people was not adequate." Two seater settee one single chair. Reviewed by GeraldSep 2017 "Bed would do with a new mattress, but everything else was excellent!" Reviewed by PatrickJul 2017 Show more Summary All ground floor (accessed by 3 steps to the front door) Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2’6” twin Shower room with shower, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire Electric central heating (individually controlled radiators) plus an electric fire Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, on-site shared coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi available on-site Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 1 car Enclosed veranda with furniture Use of holiday park communal grounds and woodland walk Two well-behaved dogs welcome Sorry, no smoking “The Escape” restaurant, coffee lounge and gift shop on site – opening Easter 2022 Local Shop and pub 0.7 miles Beach 1.2 miles Note: Lodge accessed up three steps The property This delightful lodge is situated on the popular pet friendly Woodlands Park resort, nestled into a wooded valley in the pretty hamlet of Gilfachreda, near to Llanarth and 5 minutes drive from the picturesque seaside resort of New Quay and 10 minutes from the lovely Georgian harbourside village of Aberaeron. Set over one level the lodge is accessed up three steps.This property offers an ideal retreat for friends or families wishing to be close to sandy beaches and peaceful countryside all set in an idyllic setting surrounded by woodland and nature. Inside the lodge is modern and stylish with a bright and cheery open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a comfortable sitting area with electric coal-effect fire. There are two pleasant bedrooms, a double and twin, plus a modern family shower room. On warmer evenings you can open the doors and relax on the decked veranda with a refreshing drink as you plan the next day’s adventures. The park has a lovely woodland trail for you to wander or follow the River Llethi as it meanders through the park to Cei Bach Beach where at low tide you can reach the pretty harbourside town of New Quay. Enjoy traditional fish and chips at New Quay, a cooling ice cream, or perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants either in New Quay or Aberaeron where there are some excellent restaurants to be found. Boat trips to explore Cardigan Bay’s marine ecology and Heritage Coast can also be booked at the harbour. The coastline is a walker’s paradise with intimate coves to discover such as Cwmtydn or spend the day at one of the many sandy beaches at Penbryn a short drive away. The National Trust’s Llanerchaeron Estate invites you to step back in time on this fascinating traditional farm with the mansion built by the great architect John Nash. With the area offering many outdoor activities such as wildlife spotting boat trips, fishing, cycling routes and walking you will be spoilt for choice. At the end of the day return to this cosy lodge to relax and recharge ready for the next day. View on map About the location LLANARTH New Quay 3 miles; Aberaeron 4 miles. The popular Welsh village of Llanarth is situated close to the Cardigan Bay coast, offering a welcoming pub and a shop, which although small, is very well stocked, and a farm shop/butcher selling local produce. Llanarth is located on the main A487 coast road, which opens up numerable options and places to visit. Just a short drive away are various beaches, fishing lakes and the regency harbour town of Aberaeron, along with wonderful walks and cycle routes that are easily accessible. The popular beachside harbour town of New Quay is just 3 miles away, where you will find a traditional seaside feel and perhaps the chance to buy the day's catch. Lovely shops, tea rooms, ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops, dolphin watching and boat rides can all be enjoyed in New Quay. With the picturesque Cardigan coastline and the inland beauty of the Cambrian Mountains and Preselli Hills, this is a perfect location for any type of holiday you’re looking for.