Tallington Lakes Activity Centre for water sports, heated outdoor pool, dry ski slope & climbing wall
Tallington Lakes is both a leisure home park and outdoor activity centre on the Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Rutland borders.
On the Water
In the Water
On Dry Land
To View all that Tallington has to offer please visit their website
Did you know that the impressive Elizabethan stately home Burghley House, as featured in Netflix series ‘The Crown’, and home to Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, is only a 20 minute drive from The Retreat? Tickets are available for the house and/or the gardens, and you can use them as many times as you like for a year! No stranger to the big screen, Burghley House has featured in The Da Vinci Code and Pride & Prejudice, when it was portrayed as the home of Lady Catherine De Bourgh. After maybe catching a glimpse of fallow deer in the grounds, and a walk round the gardens and parkland laid out by Capability Brown, visitors can treat themselves in the Orangery restaurant and gift shop.
Noted for its pretty warm stone facades, the historic town of Stamford is a star of entertainment, not only appearing in the 2005 film version of Pride & Prejudice , but also in Middlemarch and The Da Vinci Code. Take a wander along the River Welland then head into the town for fine shopping and delicious dining.
Stamford has a bustling market day every Friday, but it is full of character every day and boasts many independent shops and fine eateries to discover along its alleyways and in its secret courtyards, as well as a bustling high street.
This is a huge wood with many paths to explore. Just 5 miles away.
This is an amazing place - try to imagine the Romans quarrying for limestone - scooping out the earth and placing it in a mound, and that’s how you get the hills and holes! It’s like a forgotten teletubbies landscape and an absolute must to visit. Barnack is a beautiful village too…with pub!
If you take a look at the satellite image the first thing that you notice is that Tallington has much fewer lodges than Tattershall. Tallington Lakes is a leisure site, and the majority of people who live there are permanent residents. Tattershall is a holiday park, with more densely situated lodges.
Tallington offers water and land activities, has a heated outdoor swimming pool, a children’s playground and a friendly lakeside bar. Offering two ski slopes, a challenging climbing wall, and an array of water activities from April to September, there are many opportunities for an active holiday if you fancy it! Having done a bit of research , I discovered that Tallington’s water activities are often half the price of centre parcs’!
The position of our retreat at the top of the biggest lake, with only fields at the back, guarantees a peaceful stay. Yes you can stay in other lodges, but you won’t get our view! The pictures on our website shows how spectacular it can look at different times of day. It’s even impressive when it’s super windy as white tipped waves are created!
The owners have 5 dogs, and they aim to bear that in mind when they welcome yours. So they don’t ask about size or breed! You are the best people to know whether the lodge is suitable for your dogs.
We provide beds, bowls, spare leads, identity collars, towels, a warm outside shower - they even have crates if you want to borrow them! Dogs are allowed on the furniture in the living space, but we do ask that you bring your own throws please. Dogs are not allowed into the bedroom/bathrooms areas, and ours cope with this just fine, even though it’s different from at home, as it’s an all one level lodge and they know where we are.
Outside, we have an enclosed garden with fence and gate to 1m. I won’t say it’s escape proof if you have a digger or a jumper.
There’s also a 40ft wraparound verandah and spacious suntrap decking, and jetty, all with gates so that you can control where your furries are allowed to roam.
Walking around the lake (dogs on leads rule due to wildlife) can take about an hour, but there’s a very dog friendly lakeside bar and restaurant to pop in to!
Within a short drive there are many fabulous off lead walks, details are in the lodge.