Lindholme Lakes lies on the border of south Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in the, uniquely insular area of the isle of Axholme. This area is on the Eastern boundary of Hatfield Chase, once the great hunting estate of the Stuart Kings, and as you approach the park the feeling you get is of wide-open skies, vast landscapes and sheer space. It’s the perfect spot for rest and relaxation, and you don’t even have to be an avid angler to appreciate it although if you are, you’ll already know that it’s known as one of the finest fisheries in the area!
FAMILY-RUN AND OWNED
The park is a family business, and Neil, Beverley and Aaron Grantham are currently developing the park on one side to add a further lodge development, Oak View, where 24 new lodges will be set on a new ‘island’ section looking out across water and towards woodland. The lake margins support a great deal of wildlife with variety of water birds, visiting species and game, and it’s an obvious haven for flora and fauna.
ANGLING ALL-YEAR ROUND
The grounds of the wider park are quiet vast, with several large lakes offering angling opportunities and pretty busy. Most of these are set away from the lodges, which all have their own fishing swims and a residents-only lake, so while the park is large, it also has a quiet secluded feel from the lodge areas. There are facilities on site in the form of a café open from 7am until mid-day, and from 3-6pm on Saturdays for hot snacks and sandwiches. A new café is currently being built, and this family team doesn’t hang about so that looks as though it’s going to be a fantastic addition to the facilities. Known as Drennan Lindholme Lakes, this spot is a regular choice for Fish O’Mania, Maver Match This and the Angling Trust National Championships, visited by some of the biggest names in the sport such as Alan Scotthorne, Tommy Pickering and Bob Nudd. There’s a fishery tackle shop next to the current café in a central position, offering a comprehensive stock of tackle and bait, and in addition to the nine fish-filled lakes there are two dedicated stock ponds ensuring the fishing scene is kept to standard. It’s fair to say that if you’re into your fishing, this is a real destination which must be visited, and there’s even tuition available if you fancy giving it a go for the first time!
LODGES FOR SALE
A wide variety of lodge from the Omar Group are available here, including both Omar and Wessex ranges, and if you want a lodge built with a bespoke element then the park and manufacturer are happy to accommodate those wishing to personalise their lodges in this way. While most of the lodge area is well established, sold and looking very settled, at the new Oak View Lake Development, single or twin units are available and prices range from £79,950 through to £139,000. That includes a wood effect UPVC decking area, and all have water frontage gardens laid to lawn with shrubs. There’s a 12- month holiday season so they can be enjoyed at any time of year subject to the license conditions, and all are supplied by the Omar Group who build to BS3632:2015 as standard, so they’ll be nice and cosy even in winter!
SHORT STAYS AT LINDHOLME LAKES
For those wanting to test the water as such, then a short stay at Lindholme Lakes makes a great try-before-you-buy opportunity. Others with less of an interest in angling may simply want to stay for a quiet weekend of rest and recuperation, to chill in the hot-tubs while watching the wildlife and reading a good book. There are many anglers who apparently use the lodge accommodation to stay in while matches take place too, so they can come back to a luxurious environment to get set for the next day’s activities!
LUXURY HOT TUBS WITH HOT-TUBS – £150 per night
There are four luxury lodges with hot-tubs and options include lodges with four single beds or two single beds and a double, so they present a variety of solutions for families or couples. Aptly named Fox, Hedgehog, Squirrel and Deer View, they reflect perfectly how the setting here blends with nature.
OMAR KINGFISHER LODGE: £100 per night
The Omar Kingfisher Lodge is superior Luxury accommodation, positioned on the new Oasis lake development. It benefits from a fully glazed front, offering a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding fields.
OSPREY LODGE – £80 per night
Situated on the banks of the famous Bonsai Lake, the Osprey Lodge has all the mod cons, 4 single beds and a bed settee, and private fishing pegs in the garden.
FISHERMAN’S REST: £80 per night
A 6 berth fully equipped executive lodge with 6 private pegs reserved on oasis lake. Short stays at Lindholme Lakes
PISCES LODGE : £80 per night
Pisces Lodge is a 4 berth luxury state-of-the- art lodge on the Oasis Lake with private pegs and decking.
WINTERS LODGE: £80 per night
Situated on the banks of the famous Bonsai Lake, Winter’s Lodge has all the mod cons, 4 single beds and a bed settee, in addition to its own lovely garden and patio decking area overlooking the lake and private fishing pegs in the garden.
HERON LODGE: £80 per night
Heron Lodge is a 4 berth deluxe lodge situated overlooking the famous Bonsai Lake, with private fishing pegs in the garden.
MIKE’S LODGE: £60 per night
Mike’s Lodge is a 4 berth deluxe lodge situated overlooking the famous Bonsai Lake.
LINDHOLME (Brick built): £50 per night
Fisherman’s brick-built pods consisting of a bedroom with 2 single beds, kitchen / lounge (sofa bed) and a bathroom including shower.
For more information:
Telephone (Match Bookings): Aaron or Rachel Grantham on 01427 872905
Mobile: 07785 752222
Email: Enquiries@ lindholmelakes.co.uk