Guest Blog – NY To Anywhere

Founder of blog NY To Anywhere, Lauren McGill visited us with her husband and family to find out what made Gwelva Hills at Wooda the perfect place to take a break with all the family.

Gwelva Hills – A perfect family getaway for all generations. 

My in-laws and I try and go away together at least once a year. Not away to anywhere complicated or far, away so that we can all relax and unwind together. To reconnect without distraction. When Wooda Farm Holiday Park told me about their new luxury lodges I was really excited to go and check them out.  
Wooda have created nine eco friendly, well equipped lodges all with lovely views of the Cornish countryside meeting the sea. They named this new addition Gwelva Hills and considering it is just an hours drive from my home is in North Devon, it made it even more appealing. The lodges are tucked away from the rest of the park, but with easy access to all the facilities. 
We arrived on a Friday afternoon and to be honest, everyone was so struck by the view, we didn’t really want to leave. I opened a bottle of wine to commence the holiday and alas, the view made the decision for us, stay in for dinner it was!
On Saturday we all had a lie in then enjoyed our hot drinks in the living room while taking in the scenery. Seeing the sheep out the big windows added to the atmosphere. 
After a leisurely morning and some catching up we headed over to the sports barn for activities and we all got a little competitive on the pitch ‘n ‘putt course!
What I really liked about the site is the range of activities. The options were suitable not just for young families, but also for ones like ours with older “kids” and adults. We had a work out in the fitness suite, played pitch ‘n’ putt and had a stroll around the beautiful grounds. By this time we were ready for a drink and to venture out, so we headed into Bude. North Coast Wine Co in the centre of town suited us perfectly. They have an excellent stock of wines, local beers and cider, and knowledgeable, friendly staff. 
 
Post drink, we went back to Wooda and enjoyed a delicious dinner at The Courtyard. Everyone but me went for the ribeye, boy did I have some food envy! Games night occurred back at the lodge with the girls taking the win!
Sunday was our big day out. Tintagel was the top pick and we couldn’t have chosen better.  An easy 30 minute drive from Wooda lies the Medieval ruins perched on a cliff! You’ll definitely get your exercise in as you climb the steps to the top for the highest view point and a steel King Arthur statue. You’ll work up a hunger which can be satisfied by your choice of pub or pasty shop in the village of Tintagel. 
On our final night we booked in to the Preston Gate Inn for a Sunday roast, a pub less than a mile away from our lodge.  It was such a lovely ending to our weekend together. 
We’re already talking about when we should come back and stay in the fantastic lodges again!
Lauren