The perfect escape for those of you who love to be active, Finlake Lodges are perched on the edge of Dartmoor. Set amidst 130 acres of countryside, this leafy resort’s home to everything you need to relax, unwind and have a great time. You’ll find swimming pools, a restaurant, nature trails and even fishing lakes, so however you love to spend your free time, you’ll be able to do it in this peaceful corner of Devon.
Not far from Chudleigh, near the market town of Newton Abbot, Finlake Lodges is a handy base for those days out too. With the bustling city of Exeter, Haldon Hills, and the coast of South Devon within a short drive, you’ll have plenty to choose from when it comes to those adventure days.
Swimming and leisure
There’s nothing quite like an indoor swimming pool to make a family holiday, and the 20m pool at Finlake Lodges is heated, and accessible for all ages. If you’re keen to get the kids into swimming, or you just fancy taking the time to brush up your own technique, you can book one to one or group swimming lessons during your stay. The swimming pool’s open from Monday to Friday between 6.30-22.00, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 – 20.00.
If all that time in the pool leaves you in need of some relaxation, the sauna and steam room await weary limbs, and the fitness suit is one of the best in the region.
With so many ways to stay active doing your escape, you’re probably going to have a hankering for big hearty lunches and some quiet afternoons catching up over a drink, and that’s where The Retreat comes in. The Retreat offers lunch and an a la carte menu, and with an emphasis on healthy eating it makes it easy to tuck in and feel good.
For those catch ups in between adventures and activities, The Retreat makes a relaxing spot to choose a speciality coffee or tea, and spend time with your favourite people. With a cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome, The Retreat’s menu includes sandwiches, seasonal salads, pizzas and the usual family favourites.
There’s something about Devon that makes us want to spend long days outside in the fresh air, and Finlake Lodges is all about embracing the Great Outdoors. You’ll find an adventure playground for the kids, nature trails for those family walks through the park, and coarse fishing lakes for anglers.
There’s a tennis court for those of you who love to show off your serve, and there are horse riding trails across the resort too. So, no matter how you fancy enjoying your time in Devon, you’ll be able to do it without straying far from your home from home.
Health & beauty
Go on, book yourself in for that pampering session you’ve been promising yourself…with a new studio now offering health and beauty treatments onsite, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you fancy a sports massage, a Swedish massage, that manicure or pedicure you’ve been meaning to get, or some reiki healing, you’ll find the team waiting to welcome you during your stay.
So, you can book ahead and enjoy a treatment to start your holiday and help you get into the holiday mode, or book one for during your break to help you unwind in between those activities… the choice is yours.
Out and about
Now, there may be plenty to keep you busy at the resort itself, but every now and then you’ll want to gather the family and head off in search of adventure. Set on the edge of rugged Dartmoor, the resort’s the perfect base for those days out exploring Devon. You’ll find Haldon Hills and its sun-dappled woodland a short drive away, the historic city of Exeter within easy reach by car, and the coast just half an hour away. And then there’s Dartmoor National Park itself of course, the perfect playground for visitors.