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Useful Lodge & Facilities Information

We have put together some useful information that you may find helpful when planning your lodge stay or during it. If you require any further information about our lodges or facilities then please telephone us on 01986 784347.

Frequently Asked Questions & Information

Our breaks are currently:

Monday-Friday, 4 nights
Friday-Monday, 3 nights
7 nights, arriving on a Monday, Friday or Saturday
Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday, 2 nights

Absolutely! Free WIFI is available in your lodge and onsite sufficient to cater for reasonable guest & leisure use. This is normally a reliable service but as this is a shared connection across the site, we cannot always guarantee bandwidth speed for individual lodges.


Unfortunately at this present time, we do not have electric car charging points and do not allow charging of vehicles from your lodge. Please ask at reception on arrival or before your stay so we can direct you to the nearest charging facility.

Lodges are generally ready to check in to between 3pm and 4pm. Whilst we cannot guarantee lodges will be ready by 3pm, they will almost certainly be ready by 4pm. You are welcome to arrive on site with us at any time, and are welcome to use our facilities including our cafe for food and drink, or why not pre book any of our activities before you check in?

If you anticipate arriving after 5pm, we kindly ask that you telephone our reception before 3pm on arrival day on 01986 784347 so we can send you late key collection information as our reception is not manned after 5pm.

Check out times for all lodges is 10am, but you are welcome to stay on site to use our facilities so why not treat yourself to a hearty breakfast before your journey home!

We are able to offer a limited number of early check ins (1pm) or late check outs (12pm) on some arrival/departure dates. Please telephone 01986 784347 to enquire. Early check ins and late check outs are charged at £50 each.

Each lodge varies slightly in its description and floor plan, but each lodge has a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee starter pack plus a complimentary sweet treat from our cafe! You will be provided with an initial supply of toilet roll, soap, dishwasher tablets, jay cloth, washing up sponge and bin bag. We do not supply toiletries for use during your stay.

Cots and highchairs are available for an extra charge but must be pre booked prior to your stay. You are required to provide your own cot bedding.

Unfortunately we currently don't have any lodges that are fully accessible and our lodges are not deemed as wheelchair accessible whilst inside. Some of our lodges have entrance ramps instead of steps and we advise you to telephone us ahead of booking if you have any accessibility issues.

We have a range of activities that you can try whilst onsite.

We offer a range of clay shooting packages and experiences for everyone, including complete beginners. All clay shooting experiences must be pre-booked as we cannot guarantee availability during your stay. Telephone 01986 784347 to check availability and/or book.

~Try Clay Shooting - £24.95pp
Our exclusive package for lodge guests of 12 clays & cartridges with all equipment provided. Min 2 people to book. Beginners only.

~Have a Go Clay Shooting - £39.95pp
20 clays & cartridges per person with all equipment provided, min 2 people to book. Beginners only.

~25, 40 or 50 Clay Experiences - From £47.50pp
A range of experiences suitable for beginners or experienced shooters and a fantastic friends, family or couples experience. All equipment provided. Min 2 people to book

~1 Hour Private Tuition - £70 per hour plus clays & cartridges
Suitable for any experience but for those who require a more instruction based clay shooting experience or for those who wish to take up the sport on a more regular basis.

For those of you with your own gun and equipment, you are able to use our practice ground on a pay and clay basis (no pre booking required). We offer free gun storage for lodge guests bringing their own guns.


For those of you with your own air rifles, you will be able to use our air rifle ranges on a 2 hourly slot basis (£10pp). No pre booking required. We also offer air rifle hire (£15 per air rifle) subject to availability. 

For those who require instruction, we are able to offer a 1 hr air rifle lesson (pre-bookable only) including all equipment and pellets at £55 per hour (adult) or £50 (juniors) Please telephone 01986 784347 to book your air rifle lesson.


We are able to offer archery on a variety of dates so please telephone us on 01986 784347 to pre book.

~Archery Taster Session - £18pp
Exclusive to our lodge guests, 1 hour of archery instruction and fun and games, min 4, max 6 people.

~Archery Experience Session - £22pp
A 90 minute session of archery instruction concluding with fun and games. Sessions are for a maximum of 12 people but individuals can book.

For those of you who enjoy the quieter life, we offer our lodge guests the use of our fishing lakes. Our Lakeview and Waters Edge Lodges have the use of their own exclusive lake, plus the use of our public lake. Claywood Lodge guests have the use of the public day lake.

Fishing does not require pre booking, however you will need a valid and up to date fishing licence to enable you to purchase a fishing ticket from us. Licences can be purchased from

We do not sell bait onsite but recommend bread, sweetcorn, luncheon meat or maggots. Nearest bait shops are Angling Direct, Beccles or Saxmundham Angling Centre.

Day Ticket - £7pp
Short Break (3 or 4 days unlimted) - £15pp
Weekly Ticket (7 days unlimited) - £20pp

Yes of course! We are more than happy to store your gun in our gun safe whilst you are staying onsite-there is no charge for this. However, we must make you aware of our storage t's & c's.

Your gun/s are left completely at your own risk. Whilst your gun will be stored in a secure approved gun safe, with our premises alarmed directly to the police-your gun will not be covered by our business insurance. We therefore advise you to have your own insurance to cover your gun whilst away from home. All guns must be in a gun slip and will not be removed from its slip whilst in our safe. You will need to provide your gun licence to a member of staff for ID purposes and complete our gun storage form. We will only hand the gun back to the owner and licence holder of the gun.

Unfortunately we do not have an onsite shop, however our nearest for your essentials are:

Budgens Mini Market (inside Darsham Service Station)
Main Road, Darsham, IP17 3PW (2.4 miles/5 min drive)

Saxons Way, Halesworth, IP19 8LU (5.7 miles/13 min drive)

Church Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1EP (7.8 miles/15 min drive)

Church Hill, Saxmundham, IP17 1EP (7.8 miles/15 min drive)


Yes absolutely! We offer a wide range of extra packages that can be pre-ordered for your or a loved one's arrival. Whether it's champagne, crates of beers or ciders or flowers or maybe one of our luxury cream tea hampers. Maybe the Family Movie Night in Pack is more your thing? See HERE for our dedicated lodge extras page, and please telephone 01986 784347 to pre order.

We have an onsite cafe for your food and drink requirements, serving breakfasts, lunches and snacks and drinks all day.

Our cafe opening hours may vary seasonally but are traditionally:

April-end of August each year
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat - 9am-5pm
Wed - 9am-8.30pm
Fri - 9am-7pm

September-end of March each year
Mon-Sat - 9am-3/4pm
Sun - 9am-1/2pm

Lodge guests staying onsite will receive 10% discount on food and drink purchased (some exclusions apply)

The Fox Inn, Darsham - 01728 668436
Approx a 5 min drive and offering our lodge guests a 10% discount on presentation of your lodge key. See their website and social media pages for menus and opening hours.

The Queens Head, Bramfield - 01986 784214
Approx a 6 min drive. See their website and social media pages for menus and opening times.

Reydon & Southwold Chinese - 01502 722218
Currently offers a delivery service to our main entrance gate. Details will be given on arrival.

The towns of Halesworth, Southwold and Walberswick all within a 20 minute drive have a host of lovely pubs and restaurants. Some of our favourites are:

The Harbour Inn, Southwold - 01502 722381
The Bell Inn, Walberswick - 01502 723109
The Poachers Pocket, Saxmundham - 01728 602174

We are happy to welcome dogs into our Claywood lodges only. Dogs are also now welcome in our dedicated dog friendly area of the cafe.

To ensure you get the most out of your stay with your doggy companion, here are a few suggestions of some dog friendly places to go. Although we endeavour to keep this list as up to date as possible, we encourage you to carry out your own checks before you visit any of the below.

Dog Friendly Pubs & Restaurants

The Fox Inn, Darsham, 01728 668436
Approx 5 min drive

The Queens Head, Bramfield, 01986 784214
Approx 6 min drive

The Westleton Crown, 01728 585132
Approx 13 min drive

The Poachers Pocket, Saxmundham, 01728 602174
Approx 13 min drive

The Ship, Dunwich, 01728 648219
Approx 15 min drive

The Anchor, Walberswick, 01502 722112
Approx 15 min drive

The Sail Loft, Southwold, 01502 725713 (only in certain areas please call ahead), approx 19 min drive

The Harbour Inn, Southwold, 01502 725713
Approx 19 min drive

Please see The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Explorer Guides for local walks in the area (these are not direct walks from High Lodge and will require a vehicle to drive to them)

We have found that taxis are extremely limited and difficult to book whilst onsite so we do recommend pre booking any taxis before your arrival. We are currently waiting for local companies to come back to us if they are happy to be added to our taxi list. However we recommend searching for 'taxis near to darsham'

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