The perfect escape for those of you who love to be active, award winning Finlake Lodges are perched on the edge of Dartmoor. The resort is 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 3 swimming pools (indoor, outdoor and a waterpark), a restaurant, farm shop, high wire adventure, nature trails, adventure play area 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 precious family days together.
Swimming and leisure
There’s nothing quite like splashing in the water to make a family holiday, and the fabulous Finlake Falls waterpark will delight your whole family! From the 20m pool, children’s pool to rapids and slides, there’s fun for all ages. You can even book swimming lessons for you and the kids during your stay. The swimming pools are open all day every day so after all your energy’s been spent head to the café and recharge your batteries.
For some relaxation, the sauna and steam room await weary limbs, and if you want to burn off those holiday calories the ultra-modern gym offers spinning classes and a fitness studio with all the latest equipment.
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 Bar and Restaurant 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. If you prefer to grab and go then the Cabin Café and Farm Shop offers a varied takeaway menu.
There’s something about Devon that makes us want to be 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, adrenalin-fuelled high ropes course for those of you with a head for heights, and coarse fishing lakes for anglers.
The activities available are endless but why not practice your serve on the tennis court, try your aim at archery or refine your fencing skills? Saddle up and hit the horse riding trails across the resort, or there’s even Body Zorbing! There’s no need to stray far from your home from home with all this on your doorstep.
Health & beauty
With all the on-site activities and fresh air you’re sure to relish the thought of a relaxing pamper in the Spa. Go on, book yourself in for that relaxing treatment you’ve been promising yourself. Offering an array of health and beauty treatments by qualified therapists, the cost and type of treatment is your choice. 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.
Book ahead and have a treatment to look forward to, or book during your break to help you unwind … 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.