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Mullacott Park (North Devon)

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A new and exclusive lodge development holiday park surrounded by two coastal resorts and beaches in North Devon.

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      19.03.2009 17:07
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      Probably wouldnt go back theere for a few years

      We stayed at Mullacott Park in February 2008. We were having a few stresses and was looking around for somewhere to stay with hot tub etc. We came across the Hoeseasons website which offer lodges all over the country most with private hot tubs.

      We searched the website trying to find a really cheap break just for a few days and we found this park, and since we both love North Devon we decided to go for it. We were a bit wary as we had never used Hoeseasons before but we were really happy with the service.

      On arrival at 4pm check in time we entered a park which had a pub at the entrance and a reception block, cafe and little shop. All we could see were static caravans at first no lodges in site.

      We went into reception and were greeted by a pleasant lady who showed us which way to go to our lodge and gave us the keys. We were also told that the hot tub had recently been filled and would take 12-14 hours to heat up.. we were quite disappointed by this as we only had 2 full days there and 3 nights we wanted to enjoy the hot tub.

      When we drove down to our lodge it was facing onto a row of pretty shabby looking old static caravans, and when booking we were told it had a sea view. Well if you stood on the verandah and squinted you could almost see it over some bushes. Also the park is on quite a main road so there is a fair bit of traffic noise in the distance so not the quietest of places.

      We drove onto the "driveway" to the lodge, which was a few slabs placed onto a very waterlogged muddy grass area in front of the lodge.

      Upon entering the lodge you enter a small hallway and to the left is the large open plan kitchen,diner and living room. The living room area had a large french doors opening onto the front of the verandah, 2 big brown leather sofas, tv which was barely watchable, fireplace and coffee table. Because our lodge was privately owned there was a few personal touches one of these being a dvd player and ps2 with games which kept us a bit occupied.
      The dinging room has a big dining table with leather chairs, the kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to cook and it was very clean and tidy including dishwasher.

      We had 3 bedrooms, the main bedroom had double bed, with all beds made up with clean bed linen and a small en suite shower room.
      The other two bedrooms were also clean with wardrobes, one had another double bed and the other had 2 singles.

      There was a main family bathrooms which had a big bath with shower over. This was also very clean.

      The hot tub was on the verandah, it took quite a while to heat up so we didn't make the most of it until Saturday. It was a small hot tub with a lot of different settings and colour changing lights, but the heat didnt keep very well and within 30 mins it was quite cool, and since it was a freezing cold February it wasn't good.

      On the last night we were there it was when the country had the terrible weather and storms, the lodge was definitely moving and we were quite worried but the next day upon leaving the receptionist didnt even ask us if we had a good night!

      One night when we were in our hot tub, one of the residents of the static caravan across the way was waving a saw around in the dark and looked very scary so that didn't impress us much either.

      The pub on site was much needing improvements as it looks very old and shabby but the food was really delicious we only tried it one night though.

      All in all its hard to recommend this place really... its obviously in state of improvements and building because the lodges were very new. The customer service was pretty poor. But the lodge itself inside was beautiful and very relaxing.
      It was in a nice area which was close to quite a lot of things to do in Devon. I hope it has improved a little since we were there, in a few years we may try again but for now i will stick to other places in Devon and Cornwall that we have found and loved.

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