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Retallack Rock Lodge

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Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Shower Rooms in this property Sleeps 4+infants in 2 x twin/king-size (zip'n'link) bedrooms a family bathroom and spacious, enclosed, decks front and back
Any PoolThere is a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool, kids swimming pool, sauna and a steam room on site.
Games RoomThere is an indoor kids zone with arts and crafts sessions and children's DVDs.
Outdoor ToysThere is an outdoor children's play area, zip wire, children's swimming pool, with toys.
Pet FriendlyDogs are welcome in selected houses for £40 per dog.
Kids' ClubA kids club runs during school holidays. Also 3 weekly activities for Mums and babies – mum and baby swim, buggycise and music and movement are available all year round.
GolfThere is a onsite golf course- at 630m long, the 9-hole, par 3 all weather pitch and putt golf course is perfect for the family or for those who fancy swinging a club for the first time. (Plenty of tougher, 18 hole challenges for the more seasoned golfer are easily accessible close by)
SpaThere is an onsite Decleor spa offering a range of treatments including tanning, waxing, holistic and beauty treatments.
Gym EquipmentA recently installed state of the art Matrix Fitness Equipment filled gym , a spinning room and fitness studio with a full time table of classes.
Indoor PlayAn indoor soft play area is coming soon.
Restaurant / Meal DeliveryThere is a lovely cafe onsite with fully licensed bar offering a range of drinks hot and cold plus light snacks including pizzas and paninis.
Wifi / ADSL Internet AccessInternet connection is available at extra cost.
Coast Within 30 minutes driving distanceThere is a wide range of sandy beaches just a short drive away including Watergate way, also the home to Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen.
Additional Baby EquipmentBaby Gear available on request: cot, high chair, stairgates, non slip bath mats, Changing mat, potty, toddler step, 'Closer to Nature' tommee tippee steriliser, socket protectors, sippy cups, baby crockery/cutlery & toilet training seat
2+ Cots and HighchairsSeveral cots and highchairs can be requested in advance
BabysittingPolice checked external babysitters can be booked in advance.
Meal DeliveryA pre arrival shop can be arranged.
Private GardenThere is a private balcony.

Discount Notes:

Baby Bliss Bargains!Retallack are offering BFB families with under 2s

  • 7 nights from only £424 ( prices vary depending on season, call for a quote 0203 603 1160)
  • 7 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom baby friendly Rock lodge
  • Thalgomince Pregnancy Pamper or Thalgomince Slimming Wrap
  • A FlowRider session
  • Ducklings swim class for toddlers on Monday morning
  • Twinkle Tots music & movement class on Friday morning
  • 10% Discount on Thalgo Products in the Spa

Arrivals and Departures:

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival


Sleeps: 4 + Cot-Sleeping Infants

Cool and stylish is not a phrase that normally slips off the tongue when describing an average self-catering UK holiday resort. But it's a perfect way of summing up Retallack, where boutique-hotel standard interiors and five-star luxury fuses effortlessly with fun-packed on-site family activities - without the slightest hint of "Hi-Di-Hi".

The resort has a brilliant range of beautifully-designed contemporary houses, ranging from the Polzeath that caters for 12 people, to the Rock that's perfect for 4. All are dotted around lakes and landscaped countryside and the resort is conveniently situated close to the fashionable North Cornwall resorts of Rock and Padstow.

Inside, each house has a fresh boutique hotel feel, with oak floors, granite marble work surfaces, crisp cotton sheets and a kitchen with a state-of-the art hob and oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave. You get your own deck and BBQ – and satellite TV and internet access too. There's also no need to worry about filling the car boot with baby gear either, as cots, highchairs, bath mats, stair gates, bed guards, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery and sippy cups can all be provided free of charge for guests booking via Baby-Friendly Boltholes guests.

Junior guests will think they have been transported to holiday heaven, no matter what their age. The Kids Club provides everything from Monkey Music for babies and toddlers, to Bushtucker Trials and Tennis Academy for 4 – 12 year olds, complete with qualified supervisors to put your mind at rest. There's outdoor play areas for all ages too with an adventure playground featuring an aerial slide, pirate ship, desert island climbing frame and swings.

The 'Loop Academy' teenage club will scoop up any over-13s and take them surfing, skating, coasteering and teach them photography and digital editing on the latest Apple Macs. Plus, Retallack's secret weapon for amusing the most determinedly-attitudinal teen, and a good few parents, is the FlowRider, an amazing ride that generates a 3-inch deep stationary wave that you can surf, body board or even skateboard on. The FlowRider area now includes ‘FlowZone’ with a brand new soft play area, excellent for occupying smaller children in a safe environment whilst the bigger kids enjoy the FlowRider.

Retallack is parent heaven too, with a funky bar and brasserie, heated indoor swimming pool, gym, golf course, tennis courts and a spa that offers every kind of stress-busting treatment and massage that you could wish for. Childcare and babysitting can be booked for any time of the day to allow you to take full advantage of all the resort's pampering goodies, including The Green Room restaurant, run by Masterchef winner James Nathan.

Alternatively you could pop out for lunch or dinner at one of Rick Stein’s or Jamie Oliver's restaurants, both located a short drive away. If you would like some advice on where's best to eat – or some assistance with booking tables – then simply give the resort's concierge service a call and they wil sort everything out for you. The Eden (4 bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms + hot tub) The four-bedroom Eden is ideal for multiple families sharing as it is exceptionally spacious with four bedrooms and two lounges (one upstairs and one downstairs). Along with Retallacks’ consistently high standard and stylish interiors, it also boasts added glamour in the form of huge picture windows leading on to the deck from one of the lounges, a jacuzzi bath in the downstairs bathroom and a hot tub on its deck... perfect for winding down when the little ones are tucked up in bed! As with all the lodges at Retallack, there's satellite TV, DVD player, I-pod Dock, telephone and broadband plus a large and well-designed kitchen with high quality granite worktops and all mod cons including an over-sized oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer. In the bedrooms, the rich cream carpets feel luxurious underfoot whilst the huge super-king (can be unzipped into twins on request) beds with Egyptian cotton linens provide an equally indulgent feel and can make getting up in the morning pretty tough, especially given the stunning views they enjoy. Garden dining furniture and BBQ provided.

Please Note: As illustrated by the exterior images, although all lodges have safely enclosed terraces, the landscaping does feature some lakes so sensible precautions are advised with adventurous toddlers in tow! Do request a lodge set back from the lakes if you are concerned.

The Rock (2 bedrooms & 1 bath/shower rooms)

The two-bedroom Rock is ideal for a small family or two couples with babies sharing. It has its own landscaped gardens with enclosed decked areas both front and back. The entrance hall leads to an oak floored living area which is flooded with light from its double glazed sliding doors, which open onto a spacious, lit deck. the large living room has big comfy sofas and space to spread out and chat as the kids play nearby. There's satellite TV, DVD player, telephone and broadband plus a large and well-equipped kitchen with all mod cons including full size oven and hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Plus a separate utility room with washer-dryer. Upstairs, the rich cream carpets feel luxurious underfoot whilst the huge super-king (can be unzipped into twins on request) beds with Egyptian Cotton linens give an equally indulgent feel and can be pretty tough to get out of especially given the views they enjoy. The bathroom is set between the two bedrooms and boasts both a bath and shower unit. Garden dining furniture and BBQ provided.

The kitchen, full of contemporary marble and steel surfaces is equipped with a fridge freezer, wash dryer, dishwasher, microwave and oversized gas hob, and you and the children will be amply entertained with a flat screen TV with DVD player and IPod docking system.

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Retallack is set on Cornwall's scenic and ravishingly beautiful north coast, spiritual home to surf dudes and beach lovers everywhere. But to be honest, your first challenge will be actually leaving the resort.

You and the kids will probably want to explore the surrounding 100 acres of lovely woodland and countryside, packed with bird and animal life and with a specially-built nature trail, before you even think about going further afield. Once you do, however, time in the car will seem well spent. Springfield Pony Centre, Crealy Adventure Park and Newquay, with its world-famous sands, zoo and aquarium – as well as some great bars and restaurants - , are all only a ten minute drive away.

It's the same distance to the picturesque harbour town of Padstow, home to Rick Stein's Seafood restaurant and cookery school. Or you could choose to sit on the harbour wall with the children whilst enjoying a perfectly-battered cod, bought freshly cooked from the TV chef's critically-acclaimed Fish & Chip shop.

Slightly further afield, past some of the most glorious beaches in the world, through countryside dotted with renowned golf courses, you have Jamie Oliver's seaside eaterie at Watergate Bay, as well as the Eden Project.

Past Guest Ratings: * (2 guests)

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*Rating collated since Feb '10.
All verified as genuine BFB guests who experienced the accommodation with young children.



testimonial scores:4:0:0:0

Very spacious and toddler friendly....

Very spacious and toddler friendly.
Overall Experience Rating: 80%

An excellent resort with great facilities for families. Our 2 bed lodge was ver...

An excellent resort with great facilities for families. Our 2 bed lodge was very cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed. We didn't have a baby with us, but the lodge had everything for a stay with a young child - high chair,baby bath etc. even a step which was handy for our 3 year old. The houses were nestled in a beautiful Cornish valley with far-reaching views. This is a perfect location for all the attractions of both Cornish coasts with dozens of great beached nearby. In fact, the only reason it lost 1 star for location was because it wasn't right on the coast. Would definitely return with our family.

Fantastic kid's disco on the Thursday night, enjoyed by my 5-year old and 2-year...

Fantastic kid's disco on the Thursday night, enjoyed by my 5-year old and 2-year old alike. Mum got a gold medal for the best dancer to YMCA (slightly embarrassingly!). Overall: Excellent!

Fantastic kid's disco on the Thursday night, enjoyed by my 5-year old and 2-year...

Fantastic kid's disco on the Thursday night, enjoyed by my 5-year old and 2-year old alike. Mum got a gold medal for the best dancer to YMCA (slightly embarrassingly!).

Great place for children aged 4 and over. Not so good for toddlers...

Great place for children aged 4 and over. Not so good for toddlers

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