Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Best Lodge Locations

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Hi there,

I am going on holiday to Centre Parcs Whinfell in March.

We are planning to use some of the facilities, but as I used to live nearby, we also wish to go off for the day to visit friends in the car.

Depending on where the villa is located, is it far to walk to both the village centre and car park?

Where are the nearest villas to the car park? We have booked a 2 storey Comfort Forest Lodge.

Cheers

draker

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  • jonboy31
    jonboy31 Posts: 172 Forumite
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    I think most of the lodges nearer the car park are woodland lodges (the terraced ones). I stayed in a forest lodge last year and most of them seem to be located up to as far away from the car park as is possible (though quite near to the outdoor activity centre). Only takes 10 mins to walk to the car park though, even from the far side. The village centre would be easy to get to (from the far side) by going through the sports centre then along the lake path.
    But there again, you might get lucky and get one closer to the car park.
    If you have your lodge address already then http://www.centerparcs.co.uk/imgs/OWF%20pdf%20Brochure%20pages%202006_tcm4-5886.pdf has a map that tells you where they all are. I was at meadow view when I stayed.
    John
  • simes
    simes Posts: 377 Forumite
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    Best way is to book over the phone and ask the operators.
    Most have visited the parks and know where the best areas are . At sherwood they know where the refurbished villas are too ( so in this case its worth paying the small premium to pick a specific villa number).
    At oasis i stayed midway between three oaks and beechwood on the map. This was pretty close to the car park and cycling to the centre was almost level. If you are the far side of the lake ( the sports plaza side) it would be a good walk to the car park.

    With Centre Parcs there is no incentive to book online ( its the same price over the phone)
  • auntywalker2
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    It's not that big a site, unless you have mobility problems you will be easily able to walk from your lodge to the car park and butterfly centre (where the swimming pool is). Slightly hilly in places, but nothing like the Longleat site. I would say a "good walk to the car park" would be no more than 20 mins.

    HTH
  • draker
    draker Posts: 153 Forumite
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    Thanks for all your replies. I telephoned Centre Parcs and have reserved a lodge in the Seven Pines area.

    Thanks again

    draker
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