Back in October me and 4 friends headed for the forest for a week long retreat in the good ol’ fresh Cornish air. We stayed in one of the Forest Holidays resorts, it was a bit of a last minute plan and a quite a journey, but it was great fun!
When we arrived, we headed straight for the nearest alcohol-selling shop! After stocking up and grabbing a bottle of bubbly to celebrate our arrival we all jumped straight in the hot-tub, on our cabin’s balcony!!
It was divine, being out in the fresh air but completely submerged in the perfect, hot water! Bliss!
The cabins are super cosy and surprisingly warm – we were really lucky with the weather when we went, it was pretty mild, no rain and pretty sunny most days.
Between us we cooked dinner every night, including one exceptional roast! One night we even ordered curry/pizza to our cabin, they prepare the food in the reception and then deliver it to your cabin!!
As a group we chose not to pay for the TV package and with the very limited Wifi too we were almost completely screen-free for a whole week! It was really nice, we brought a couple of board games and accompanied with drinks and food it was a perfect evening activity.
In the main cabin/reception they offer different activities throughout the week. We took part in the Archery which we all really enjoyed and would totally recommend to any one heading to this resort. (not all the locations are able to accommodate for all the activities and amenities) Us girls also went along to the ‘duck race’ which consists of one of the rangers throwing a bucket of rubber ducks into the stream whilst everyone walks down alongside the water watching out for their duck, the first to go under the bridge wins a prize.
However, one of the rangers has 2 dogs and one in particular took a fancy to my duck, resulting in the loss of it’s head! I received a compensatory prize of a box of fudge for my misfortune. Result!
On one of the days we hired bikes from the resort for £10 each for the day and headed off on a bike ride around the countryside. We decide to go off on our own devices in search of a pub rather than follow one of the trails. We asked at the reception and followed the rangers directions, after 3 very steep hills and 5 very sore cyclists we came across the pub only to find out it was inconveniently closed on a Tuesday lunch time… typical!
We questioned whether to turn back but rode on to find the next pub… also closed.
Finally, after an additional few miles we ended up in Looe and had fish and chips on the harbor before turning back and tackling the 1000000 hills back to the resort. It was tough but the hot-tub sorted us out a treat when we eventually got back!
I can’t stress how much we enjoyed the cabins and the resort itself, it was just so relaxing and with great company made for a fab holiday.
We’ve all said we’d return without a second thought. It’s a bit on the pricey side but with a group of 5/6 it’s quite reasonable and affordable for the quality of both the cabin and the service provided.