Center Parcs Longleat Forest
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So Day 1's been pretty good, we've realized we probably have the crappiest villa in the parc with its problems including ants, unwashed cutlery, broken kitchen tap and poor quality fridge and oven. However we are all in good spirits still. we arrived about half 2 and proceeded to the villa to unpack, afterward we took the cars back up and got our …
... beautiful - and being made of bath stone is much lighter inside than most cathedrals. We met Dave and Janet, Catherine and Geoff for dinner at Witherspoon's (those with English connections will know the brand). It was steak night - steak with salad, veg, chips or baked potato and a wine, beer, soft drink for 9 pound each. Came home and enjoyed cheese and biscuits - ...
... br> Paul attempted to find the grave of great, great grandfather with no success today, but we did find Kingston Buildings - Paul's grandfather being Charles Kingston Daws. Maybe tomorrow. We are staying with friends of Dave and Janet's for three nights in a village called Peasedown St John. Population around ...
... a wonderful lasting legacy, and a budget and timeline which went fantastically out of control. It took 30 years to build and cost over double what it was supposed to. These days it costs 50 pence to drive over, which I was pleased to pay. There is also a nice visitor’s centre which gives you a history of the bridge and how it came about. In Clifton Aranaea also got a great roast lunch with “all the trimmings”, something ...
I'm still attempting to get my Visa processed for my trip to China / Tibet. I though the Russians were awkward however that one was a piece of cake in comparison to this. I have bored plenty of people moaning about this issue now! The Chinese are very cautious when letting people see their homeland. That said, things are looking far more optimistic on this front, although the Chinese need confirmation of entry into the country (& train tickets can only be ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Center Parcs Longleat Forest Warminster
Center Parcs ia a fabulous place - beautiful forest, excellent facilities. However the basic 'Comfort Villa' experience was horrible. These are portacabins stuck in the woods - they are dated, cramped, tatty, not remotely comfortable and in our case, dirty (fag burn in sheets!). We will never go back, although the more expensive villas looked lovely (from the outside). If you're gonna go, pay for the top standard or don't bother. We quit our 3 day break after a day, we just couldn't sit in that depressing hovel any longer.
Have just returned form a weekend break staying in a 2 bedroom "comfort" (basic) villa.
If you are thinking of visiting a Center Parcs don't pick this one
We booked a 4 night break at the last minute so didn't recieve any literature regarding the resort and package.
Loved it again - But pricey
This is the third time we have visited this Center Parc and once again we had a great time. We had originally booked an executive apartment but were immediately disappointed. Whilst clean and adequate it wasnt a patch on the executive villas and we asked to move. To the sites credit we were moved straight away and from that point on had a blast. We went bowling, did archery, rode our bikes for miles and attended the fondue evening at the pancake house.
IT IS EXPENSIVE! If you're on a budget, bring your own food and cook in the adequate kitchen with each villa.
And lock your bike, my wifes was taken but we found it later the same day.
Center Parcs accommodation is mostly in 'Villas'. You will not find any images of these on their web site, apart from a brief description as 'single storey accommodation'. They seem to be shy of showing people what they are getting. See my photos. The building at first looks like a portacabin, or even a electrical utility building. Calling them 'Villas' is a con. Chalet or even bungalow would be a fairer description. Inside however, it is very nice. Spacious, with fixture and fittings of a good standard. Its also very clean, and quite light inside. This was an 'executive villa' and cost 785 pounds for a 3 night weekend. With 3 bedrooms its quite a good base for a family.
Just returned from a midweek (5 day)break and want to go back already! We booked a pinewood apartment (penthouse, 2 storey with private sauna on balcony)and it was exactly 27 steps to the Plaza (my husband counted!). The bed was comfy enough - and although there were a few things (non essential for us luckily)missing from the inventory when we arrived - after reporting them on arrival, they were replaced within hours.
My partner and I stayed at Longleat CP November 2004, and despite the fact it was out of season we still had to pay £350 for the weekend and all we got was a little apartment!Although the apartment was nicely furnished(with a lovely bathroom) it was quite a distance from the Plaza and the Jardin de sports. It was awful weather(which wasnt anyones fault obviously)but it meant that we got drenched cycling anywhere. The pool is truly wonderful, for kids and adults alike, we spent all day in the pool as there wasnt much else to do due to the weather. The retaurant we ate in(an italian one I think) was overpriced and dissapointing. We were unable to try the Indian as it is over the other side of the complex and we were unwilling to cycle over in the dark in the poaring rain!We went out for a drink one night, but it was a bit dull to be honest. We tried the spa, which was lovely but rather expensive.
I stayed at Centre Parcs Longleat Forest earlier this year. I was very lucky as the weather was amazing, so I could spend the whole week outdoors - there is certainly a lot of outdoor activities.
Center Parcs is excellent to go for a weekend. I think staying for a week might be too long but ive only ever stayed for the weekend. Having stayed at the Center Parc in Longleat, Wiltshire many times, i can safely say ive never had bad memories of the place. As a teenager I hugely enjoy the vast swimming complex, with the exciting rapids being the standout ride. Anyone with an interest with sports (i love them) will find themselves in heaven in the Jardin de sports, a complex which features many tennis courts, indoor badminton, squash and soft tennis courts and also snooker and table tennis tables. Almost every need is catered for. There is also a vast lake where you can practise sailing among over things.