It can’t be denied that #TeamCoco love to live life in the fast lane. Our team are constantly checking out new places and experiences, creating content to share with our readers and followers. But how do we keep going? Luckily over the years we’ve learned how and when to slow down the pace and mentally check out for some well deserved “us” time.
Bainland Lodge Retreats have been serving up just that for the past two generations, so when you’re ready to put the brakes on, you know you’re going to be in good hands.
We hear the phrase “cater for everyone” crop up time and time again, but never has it rang truer than it does here. When they say everyone, they really mean it – couple retreats, family lodges, corporate retreats, glamping holidays, and even dog-friendly weekends away. Lodges come big and small ready to cater for all types of group, from villas with their own private outdoor swimming pools, to surprisingly luxurious two storey safari tents.
Our home for the weekend was The Orchard, Bainland’s newest lodge with its own private garden and not one… but two hot tubs on the terrace. Can’t get much boujier than that?!
We love staying in places where small details make huge differences. At The Orchard, there’s a very welcome emphasis on privacy, with great care taken to ensure nobody can see you while you’re enjoying some hot tub time, so no quick dash inside with your robe and slippers.
While the kitchens are decked out with fancy Le Creuset cookware, being waited upon at Bainland couldn’t be easier. The ‘Copper Goose’ App is designed with comfort in mind – a couple of quick taps on your phone will see that food and drink be delivered directly to you, all from the comfort of your hot tub. Need some food for a picnic? Done. BBQ gear? Say no more. They even have a Starbucks menu on here with freshly brewed coffee at the touch of a button. There’s plenty to do out of the water too for when your fingertips get too pruny. Archery, cycling, climbing, hiking – they have you sorted with a dedicated phone number or online portal to book with ease. The retreat sits in 45 acres of land in the middle of the Lincolnshire countryside, so it’s really a time to connect with the outdoors, and with one another.
If you’re more into dining in than out, ‘The Nest’ has your back. Recently opened, this bar and bistro serves up all day dining and drinks. There’s an all weather terrace here too for al fresco dining at any time of the year. And what goes well with an all weather terrace you might ask? Well, an extensive cocktail list of course. We’d recommend an ice cold Aperol Spritz in the summer, and a nice Old Fashioned in the winter – something to warm your cockles.