This is our ninth stay at Lower Lakes over the last 6 years and it was just as relaxing as ever.
We chose this location as both myself & my husband love to fish but we also wanted somewhere that was quiet and dog friendly. We have stayed in most of the lodges over the years but tend to favour Birch as it is perfect for two people and comes complete with a hot tub!
Lower Lakes has changed over the years adding new lodges, a beautiful reception area overlooking the smaller Iris Lake and free wi-fi in all the lodges. All of these improvements have been a welcome addition to an already beautiful venue.
As previous reviewers have mentioned there was more development work being carried out when we were on site in August but it was all very well organised (no early more wake up calls!) and necessary. After a quick chat with the Owner we discovered they were having to put in flood defences as a precautionary measure which was unavoidable due to the 2013/14 floods of the Somerset levels. As we spent most of our days fishing various swims around the lake it had no impact on our holiday.
We always enjoy the fishing at Lower Lakes, whether its catching a net full of silvers on the meadowside bank on a sunny afternoon or a lazy day spent at the bottom of the complex playing beautiful carp on the pole - we never fail to catch! This visit yielded over 50 carp over the course of the week - all of which were in tip-top condition!
We have booked to return in October this year for a long weekend, we would thoroughly recommend Lower Lakes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lower Lakes is a private estate for a select few individuals that want the opportunity to escape the busyness of life and relax and unwind with stunning views across the lake and towards the Quantock Hills ... more less