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 …
... has glass floors and you can see the stones and pools underneath.
Now that it's time to leave Bath, we feel we are just getting to know their street layout. We have been lost several times. On the walk back to our B&B we found the road called the circus where the houses are built around in a circle.
The UK has been treating us well weatherise. We are hoping it will continue for our stay in London.
... car behind ours. The second trick was to take on the landlady's advice that the carpark buildings were as far from the centre of the city as the guesthouse was. We walked, and again the map failed us. We were looking for the Abbey and we kind of got close. A local said she could see where the Abbey was in her mind's eye and so set us off in that ...
... The first phase was about 18" high of turf and mud, held by stakes. The next two phases were mainly built of chalk and rubble, demonstrating advanced design skills. It was later used by Saxons and Romans, mainly as a lookout, and possibly for burials.
... beautiful city, and in fact, the entire city has been chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because the city is very old and is still well preserved from when the Romans were there and had created the baths all over the city. The river runs over what looks like a huge bath, and the rest of the city is mostly touristy, but it's really not so bad. Me and Jake might try to go back to Bath before the end of our trip once we get back to London.
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.