Exterior | Cherry Lodge, Mercia Marina, Willington
Terrace | Cherry Lodge, Mercia Marina, Willington
  • Cottage
  • Mercia Marina, Willington
  • UK39208

Cherry Lodge


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 2

  • 0

Car parking on site

This privately owned family lodge, popular with many international and UK visitors, has been finished to an exceptionally high standard, offering top quality furnishings & equipment, to ensure your stay is a truly enjoyable experience.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With Smart TV, DVD player, sound system, selection of books and games, and French doors leading to veranda.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric dual-cook oven, electric induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV with DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview TV with DVD player.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Shared grounds with BBQs. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the grounds.

Positioned to offer excellent views of the marina, Cherry Lodge has been individually and stylishly designed with spacious open plan living /dining area, with double patio doors leading to a large, gated veranda with under eave lighting, for al fresco dining. At the rear is a private seating area overlooking woodlands. Cherry Lodge captures the sun from early morning through to late evening.
The master bedroom boasts a kingsize bed with en-suite facilities. The double bedroom and the twin-bedded room share the family bathroom. Cherry Lodge is equipped with very good quality furnishings to ensure that your stay is a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. Nestled in the award-winning largest inland marina in Europe, this really is the perfect base to explore all that the local area has to offer. Why not take advantage of the Boardwalk, a promenade of six boutique retailers, centred around a fabulous two storey bar and restaurant. From here you front onto a raised wooden walkway offering terrific views of the water, boats, and wildlife. You will also discover a sensory garden at the end of The Boardwalk to sit and relax and watch the world go by. Close by Findern is a lovely village situated about six miles west of Derby. The village green is overlooked by All Saints Parish Church where a carved semi-circular stone or ’tympanum’ discovered when the previous Norman Church was demolished in 1862, is preserved. There are great walks in the area and it is a great base to explore the Peak District with its market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, as well as its many pretty villages.
Also, the National Trust properties of Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Sudbury Hall with its museum of childhood are all within 10 miles. A little further is the National Trust owned Hardwick Hall, and the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate with its annual country fair and Adventure Farm for children. The National Memorial Arboretum and the rich heritage of Burton-on-Trent with its fantastic National Brewery Centre Museum is just down the road. You can also venture into the National Forest with the award-winning Conkers attraction just 10 miles away, plus Castle Donnington racetrack is just 20 minutes’ drive and Alton Towers is 30 minutes’ away. With so much to do and a beautifully design lodge what more could you ask for?


Accessible – Entrance Ramp/Level Access


Cot Available - Cot

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Family Holidays

Garden or Patio


Internet Connection - Internet Wifi


Newly listed property

Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 2 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Burton

  • Family


out of 10

We stayed here for 2 weeks as we were having work done at our house. Our insurance company paid. We were torn between this lodge and The Chestnut Lodge but went for this one due to it having a dishwasher. We loved our stay. We even got a welcome pack with a bottle of wine, biscuits, tea and milk. The lodge itself was clean, it had everything you could need : blankets, hairdryer, ironing and cleaning equipment, washing machine and dishwasher, an airer and hangers. We didn’t need a thing while we stayed there. They even left a few washing machine tablets and dishwasher tablets. We loved that there was a selection of dvd’s and family games such as playing cards, board games, dominoes and others. After our first week we got fresh towels and linen. They offered to change the beds for us, but we were still in our pj’s so just took them to do ourselves. The lady was so helpful when I asked her how to put in the dishwasher rinse aid and other bits. We were delivered an extra sheet instead of a single quilt cover, so I called up for an exchange and it was no problem for them at all, didn’t have to wait long for the replacement either, the owner even came to drop off some bin bag liners I’d mentioned to the cleaner we were in need of. The lodge was just a short walk to the shops, cafe and restaurant so that was a bonus. And the other residents were mostly super friendly. The grounds were really lovely and there’s a lovely park for the kids as well as a trail or two to walk and a nice field where you can let the dog off the lead as well… All in all, our stay was great and the location/area was so lovely we wish we could buy there and move in!! Lol!

31 Jul 2022


  • Huddersfield

  • Friends


out of 10

15 Jul 2022

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