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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall an excellent stay."

    A really nice self contained area we enjoyed and relaxed in. The view was stunning and the hot tub setup was fantastic. It can’t be faulted. If you want a 121 romantic get away. This is the place for you. Only issues were the bed being uncomfortable for us. To hard and it did impact sleep. However, this is personal taste and might be fine for others.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4May 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay in Bluebell."

    Everything was perfect. So secluded and peacefully. Didn't leave once till it was time to check out. Very thankfull for the 11am on the Sunday.

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had the best weekend at bluebell!"

    Absolutely spotless and a very homely feeling. The view was lovely on a night as was the hot tub. Will 100% be going back and would recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2024

  • "The whole experience was lovely, the accommodation was absolutely beautiful inside and out, we will definitely be returning!"

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything we asked for and more."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "An excellent stay at an excellent property with wonderful scenery and privacy."

    Welcome pack was comparable with an up market hotel and after speaking to the owner whilst he was checking the hot tub status warmed our hearts. We will be definitely returning to see what it’s like in the summer…….,

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Loved this place!"

    Clean, spacious, private, comfortable, quiet! Loved the hot tub, it was ready to use on arrival! We really enjoyed our stay and will becoming back!

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Me and my partner absolutely loved it, we don’t get a lot of time to take a holiday and this was exactly what we needed, the view was amazing and the hot tub was definitely a bonus to making it a great experience."

    Everything was great thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Nov 2023

  • "Possibly the most peaceful, relaxing and perfect break I've ever had."

    Lodge is just perfect, warm and cosy and the hot tub is brilliant for lounging around in and admiring the stunning view. The little welcome basket was a lovely touch and the croissants were delicious. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved this place so much!"

    Very nice and clean… could have done with hand wash?

    Reviewed by Elena5.0Oct 2023

  • "This place was exactly what I wanted to book, it was spotless and Adam was very helpful."

    The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the hot tub was amazing! The kitchen was perfectly stocked with utensils and pots / pans and it was so nice to have a dishwasher to do the washing up. I will definitely book to stay here again and have already recommended others to stay here too.

    Reviewed by Alix5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property."

    The welcome hamper was beautifully presented with quality products. Nice quality touches with the slippers with the towels too. Very quiet and relaxing site, and the hot tub had a great view down to the lake. Just what we needed after 3 years!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Bluebell Lodge."

    The lodge was absolutely immaculate and the little welcome box is such a lovely and thoughtful idea. The setting and scenery is just idyllic and the village is only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We could not have chosen a more peaceful and relaxing place to stay with all ..."

    We could not have chosen a more peaceful and relaxing place to stay with all amenities within 5mins drive it was a real treat lovely area to stay and not disturbed a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Ged5.0Aug 2023

  • "Was a beautiful stay, we loved it, it was a perfect place for a weekend, would ..."

    Was a beautiful stay, we loved it, it was a perfect place for a weekend, would love to stay again in the future, was so relaxing and the view was lovely, slept the best for a long time, everything was perfect for us

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Myself and my partner had booked at Steam mill Lodges for our minimoon."

    Adam and his family where very welcoming upon checking in. Comprehensive file of information for you to soak in. The location of the the lodge was idealic for a peaceful break away. Well maintained lodge with a welcome hamper and slippers. Added bonus was an amazing hot tub. All the creature comforts you will ever need for a short break away. Beautiful natural lake to view with swans swimming daily. Be prepared to drive for days out as the lodges are secluded. We knew this already in advance. Cricketts Inn is a must for and evening meal. Half way house is a welcoming Home style pub. (Thank you grace who works there for making us feel welcome). Once again thank you for you hospitality Adam and family.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Bluebell Lodge was absolutely perfect for my husband and myself."

    The arrival details provided were spot on and check in/out was super easy. The little welcome bundle was a lovely addition to get us started as well. It was very clean and the hot tub was amazing (and good to go on arrival). We'll definitely be booking again (and for longer next time).... when we can find another babysitter

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Jul 2023

  • "We chose to come here for our UK honeymoon!"

    We are very thankful that we did. The surroundings are amazing, the people are so kind and easy to talk to. We were welcomed with a lovely rustic crate filled with some essentials all locally sourced, and a guide booklet to tell us everything we needed to know about the lodge, the hot tub and all electrical equipment. The lodge was set up lovely on arrival and hottub was ready to go whenever we were ready. There is alot to do close by and far away if like us we are fond on exploring new areas. Adam the owner popped in for a check in to make sure everything was okay, and to offer some of his knowledge for the surrounding areas. He was absolutely lovely, really nice and easy to get on with. We have made so many memories here, in this gorgeous setting and we will look forward to coming back here for anniversaries to come!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2023

  • "I booked a long weekend away with my sister."

    We both enjoyed our stay. Bluebell was lovely lodge to stay in and a peaceful location. Great place for some quiet time and relaxation.I would definitely go again!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time, the lodge was perfect, as was the view."

    Very clean, the hosts were helpful but allowed us our privacy. I would definitely recommend this lodge to other potential guests.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stayed 3 night in the bluebell lodge, the owners were very helpful on arrival."

    The property was clean, peaceful and everything we were looking for. We was surprised at how close everything was from the lodge, nice pub meals/restaurants, towns and a day at the zoo. We spent most our time in the lodge sitting outside and enjoying the hot tub. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Amella5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing stay, the accommodation was very clean and comfortable, the location was very peaceful, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "Had a great stay and were very lucky to have the site to ourselves."

    Good size accommodation and the hot tub was just perfect. Even in wet weather we could enjoy out space and have time together without the normal every day distractions.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2023

  • "Very noisy neighbours after 3 days it's adults only but on 1 of night slamming ..."

    Very noisy neighbours after 3 days it's adults only but on 1 of night slamming dors and Very shouting Day 4 I live the site Never come back

    Reviewed by Cosmin4.7May 2023

  • "The view was lovely over the lake, lodge comfortable, had everything you needed for the stay."

    Hot tub was great. Really enjoyed our stay, intend to return.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property easy to find."

    ...Very clean...Well equipped...Owner on site really helpful...Hot tub brilliant...Lovely welcome back...Everything you would need for a relaxing stay ..Great location for sightseeing ...Definitely would return....Skye Cottages really good to bbook through...

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was amazing lovely and cozy would definitely come Again."

    Reviewed by Mya5.0Mar 2023

  • "What an amazing time we had!"

    Thank you. It was everything we were looking for. Nice welcome from the owner and a basket of food to start us off! The hot tub was brilliant, it was ready for us and all we had to do was lift the cover. Loved the view, and the location. Would definitely recommend to friends and family for a romantic getaway.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Mar 2023

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  • Please read the following notes regarding changeover days before booking: 7 night bookings can be accepted from Monday, Wednesday or a Friday. Short breaks: The max length of stay between Monday and Friday is 4 nights and the maximum length of stay between Friday and Monday is 3 nights
  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-site parking/car park for 2 cars
  • Front decked area with cover, furniture, hot tub, and lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There is on site fishing at the property
  • Note: There are steps up to the property
  • Note: Contactless check-in from 4pm, check-out by 9am
  • Note: The owner lives on site
  • Note: The property is based on an adult-only site

The property

Resting rurally in Oakthorpe, near Donisthorpe in Leicestershire is Bluebell, a stylish single-storey lodge, inviting two guests.

Enjoying countryside and lake views, whilst adorning a contemporary interior, a private decked area with hot tub, and a convenient adult-only location near local amenities, Bluebell offers the ideal base for a romantic getaway, whilst exploring the delights across the heart of England.

Benefit from two parking spaces before stepping up into the lodge, reaching the spacious open-plan living area; here you can rustle up meals for two in the sleek kitchen, dine, and unwind, with far-reaching vistas in the backdrop.

After dinner, head outdoors to watch the stars appear, before climbing into the babbling hot tub for an indulgent soak.

Refresh in the contemporary en-suite shower room, before retiring to the plush double bed, enveloped by homely furnishings, ample storage, and a TV.

Awaken to a breath-taking sunrise over the lake, before preparing to explore the surrounding area.

Escape with your loved one to Bluebell.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1139836, 1139837, 1139838, 1139839, 1139840, 1139841, 1139842 and 1139844, together they sleep 20 guests.

Note: The property is based on an adult-only site and property.

Steam Mill Lodges

Steam Mill Lodges, a fabulous collection of nine lodges rests rurally in Oakthorpe, near the amenities of Donisthorpe in Leicestershire. All benefitting from private decked areas with hot tubs, stylish open-plan living spaces, each lodge invites couples to enjoy a retreat to the countryside, with some of the properties positioned to take in breath-taking, lakeside vistas; fishing is even on offer on-site, for those with a licence. With the Saltersford Valley Local Nature Reserve nearby, walking and cycling opportunities are plentiful for guests, along with a selection of shops, eateries, and pubs to take advantage of in nearby Donisthorpe and Measham. History buffs will relish in the chance to tour nearby Ashby De La Zouch Museum and the 15th century remains of Ashby de la Zouch Castle, before enjoying a cocktail at The Vine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, some hearty fare at the White Hart pub, or a leisurely afternoon visiting a street of independent shops and boutiques. Travelling north, be welcomed by the Peak District National Park, a playground for hiking, exploring, wildlife spotting and feeling at one with nature, or for a thrill-seeking day out, Alton Towers is within driving distance, home to a plethora of amusements and rollercoasters. With so much to see and do in the area, retreat with your loved one to Steam Mill Lodges.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Swadlincote 4.1 miles; Burton upon Trent 9.6 miles.

The ancient village of Donisthorpe lies on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border and just a short drive from the picturesque Derbyshire Dales. This former mining village has a thriving village pub, one of the oldest buildings in the village, a Post Office and shop and is ideally located in the heart of the National Forest close to many chocolate box villages and interesting towns. Nearby Burton upon Trent is a town straddling the River Trent, made famous by its breweries, and home of many award-winning ales. Alabaster carving, cloth working and manning the cotton mills are all central to the town’s history. The small market town of Market Bosworth is just a short drive away, home to the Battle of Bosworth, with an excellent visitor centre at the battlefield site. It has many amenities, including small independent shops, pubs and a renowned fish and chip shop, all located around the market square. There are many historic sites and places of interest such as Tutbury Castle, the Old Marina, the Bass Brewery Centre and the Claymills Pumping Station. A good touring base with Twycross Zoo, Drayton Manor, Alton Towers, Belper, Matlock and Ashbourne within an easy reach, as well as Calke Abbey and the cathedral city of Lichfield.

Please read the following notes regarding changeover days before booking:

7 night bookings can be accepted from Monday, Wednesday or a Friday.
Short breaks

Note: The property is based on an adult-only site and property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas