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Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa – Woodland Executive Lodge Review

Nestled on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire border in the heart of the National Forest and short drive from the historic town of Ashby De La Zouch is the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. We had the pleasure a spending two weeks in one their two bedroom Woodland Executive Lodges. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges.

Swainswood Leisure Park entrance view of lodges and road around the park

Arriving to Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa

We booked our stay through the Hoseasons website. It was a very straight forward process and the staff at Hoseasons were very helpful. On arrival at the park we called the number provided and the site manager checked us in quickly and showed us to our two bedroom lodge. We were given a site access code to gain entry through the gates. Parking was available right next to our lodge. On entry we were very impressed with the standard of accommodation. The interior of the lodge was wood cladded giving a very natural cosy feel. Most of the lodges have private hot tubs that are ready to use the minute you check in.

Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa image of woodland executive lodge and the entrance to the lodge

Woodland Executive Lodge

The main living area was open plan with a full size equipped kitchen. Large dining table with space for four people. The living room was lovely and modern with two leather sofas, coffee table and large flat screen television. There was also a cosy fireplace. Large double doors led out to the decking area which is where the hot tub is located.

Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa images of kitchen and lounge areas

We are thrilled to find a full size family bathroom with a bath, shower and lovely fluffy towels and toiletries.

Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa image of bathroom and toiletries provided

The main bedroom was quite small but perfectly formed. There was a super comfortable queen bed, two bedside tables, wardrobe and even a small television on the wall. There was an ensuite shower room again with a nice selection of toiletries.

The second bedroom again was quite small but had two single beds, bedside table and wardrobe. We pushed the beds together to make a double for L, he is a very active sleeper so tends to need a big bed space.

Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa image of master bedroom with double bed and second bedroom to two single beds

All linen and towels are provided. The bedding was great quality and super soft and comfortable. More towels were readily available from reception. Handy when your making full use of the hot tub.

There was a full guide available on how to operate the hot tub. The water is left in for the duration of your stay and changed for the next visitors.

Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa image of decking area and spa

Onsite you will also find a spa that provides a range of spa packages and treatments. You need to book your sessions in advance. Unfortunately we didn’t get to sample of the treatments but I definitely want to next time.

The park itself is quite small and private which makes it great for a quiet getaway. There is easy access to centres such as Ashby de la Zouch and Burton upon Trent and the A42 is around a 10 minute drive awa

Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa image of woodland surrounding the lodge

Things to do nearby

There is some great National Forest walks and cycle tracks that take you past the nearby reservoir, Conkers nature reserve, the historic Moira Furnace and much more. Our favourite is the Conkers Circuit. You can choose from several different routes. The routes are suitable for most abilities.

Cycling Route map

As well as beautiful countryside to explore there are many other things to see and do nearby. I have listed just a few below:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. We would certainly recommend it to couples and families. Whilst there are no activities for children onsite there are so many activities nearby we would say that Swainswood is perfect for a family break.

Why not check out this great blog from Nikki at Yorkshire Wonders for another family friendly accommodation option in Leicestershire:

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Disclaimer – This is not a paid review

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