Q Lodges At Belton Woods Grantham

Our Lodge at Q Lodges, Belton Woods Grantham

From the minute you drive into the gates of Belton Woods you know it is something special. Situated just outside of Grantham Town and on the edge of the glorious Lincolnshire countryside this is the perfect location for a UK family lodge break. Grantham is a town we have visited regularly over the years, yet …

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A Family Break At Slaley Hall Q Lodges

At half term we spent the most blissful long weekend at the very beautiful Q Lodges Slaley Hall Northumberland. As a family we love lodge breaks but this was our first ever visit to Q Lodges, I really did not know what to expect. We have had some wonderful experiences with Q Hotels, but this was so different in every way.

What we loved at Q Lodges a wonderful family holiday

I have already talked about the Lodge, but the lodge really is the tip of the iceberg. Slaley Hall is the most beautiful estate with so much to see and do. There are a good selection of dining options, activities and nature walks to suit the whole family. In fact the boys were just in their element a Q Lodges it really is the perfect location for the active sporty family, yet offers spa treatments and luxury to make the break feel extra special.

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QLodges Our Stunning Lodge, A Real Home From Home

Last week we were lucky enough to spend a glorious long weekend at QLodges Slaley Hall, Northumberland. Nestled in 1,000 acres of breathtaking countryside, this really is the perfect family lodge break. When you visit a resort for the first time you really don’t know what to expect. Will the lodge be nice? Will it meet your expectations? Will the kids get bored? I could go on but you get my drift.

Lodge

Well, I need not have worried. I will share in my next post just how much he loved the wonderful estate and all the incredible activities. But today I wanted to share just how gorgeous the lodge is, and trust me this can’t be done in a paragraph, it was stunning.

Check-in takes place at Slaley Hall main reception, and was a quick easy process, where we received our lodge keys, and the key to our very own golf buggy. Yes, you read right every lodge has its very own golf buggy. At first I though it was a little extravagant, I mean what is wrong with walking right? But the Slaley Hall Estate is vast and the buggy was a godsend, perfect for nipping out for a spot of lunch or nipping up to the spa or golf club. And you still get plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wonderful walks, but as a family we loved the golf buggy.

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Aldwark Manor, The Perfect End To Our Summer Adventure

We have all felt post holiday blues haven’t we? I feel it after the summer break every year. I get home and get organised, get all the washing done and then bang! It hits me, that sinking feeling that my holiday is over. This year was different; we got home, unpacked then repacked for the following …

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Revisiting The Queens Q Hotel

When we first visited the incredible Queens Hotel the weather was horrific, in fact treacherous. The wind and rain were torrential on the journey over, followed the heaviest snow. It was so bad we decided on the Saturday we had better not hang about and set off back home very early in the day. As it happens we were right to do so, had we set on an hour later we would never have made through the country roads home.

Leeds 2Now don’t get me wrong, apart from the weather we had a wonderful time at the Queens in fact I would go as far to say we all fell in love with the warmth of Jaquie, her team and the incredible history and atmosphere of this iconic hotel. We were also very lucky that Jaquie had booked us a day training with the Leeds Rhinos, so we had an excuse to go back and visit Leeds in the summer.

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Being Treated Like Royalty at The Queens

I thought long and hard about this heading, it sounds a little corny doesn’t it. I have tried to think of another fitting title but I can’t argue with facts can I? So the title stays, and becomes less cheesy and more a statement of truth. We loved our stay at the Queens Hotel Leeds. They truly made us feel so special.

Let me start with our welcome, I was a little stressed about finding the Queens and parking.  I had never been to Leeds before and although Chris has, he didn’t know the City well. The great thing about the Queens is you don’t have to worry about parking as they have concierge parking. And trust me when you have two hungry kids in the car this is a godsend. We were able to pull up outside the Queens, unload and drop the keys off to reception. And for £15.99, I thought this was a mega bargain and worth every penny.

The Queens 1

We were welcomed at the reception by the Queens general manager Jacquie and David, and a lovely lady whose name I didn’t get (sorry) Meeting Jacquie was like meeting an old friend as we had been tweeting on the run up to our visit.  I had tweeted Jacquie prior to our visit, as I had been concerned about Jacks sugar levels as we were collecting the boys from school and traveling straight to Leeds. The chef had very kindly arranged some snacks for our room to ensure he was able to eat. Things like this make such a difference when you have a diabetic teen; I am so touched the Jacquie and her team took the trouble to ensure Jack got a snack.

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