The Celtic Manor Resort, venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup match, will open 10 new luxury holiday lodges next year in a £4.3m development targeting families and golf groups.
Construction work began last month on the lodges which sleep up to eight people in four double or twin bedrooms.
A first phase in a potential development of 60 lodges, the large log cabins will be known as Hunter Lodges and will be situated close to Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Ryder Cup Course, looking out across the UskValley.
Celtic Manor Resort chief operating officer Ian Edwards said: “These high-quality lodges are aimed at families who want the space to kick back and relax for a few days or a week.
At present, we are filling our hotels with leisure guests and families at weekends so we needed to build more accommodation and these family lodges offer a different style of luxury break and experience for our customers.
We know how hard our guests work to enjoy their leisure and holiday time so these lodges will be built to the resort’s five-star standards to ensure they have everything they could wish for while they are here.”
The log cabins will have open plan living areas with high windows and ceilings, lounge, dining and kitchen spaces.
In addition to four spacious bedrooms, which can all be converted from double to twin beds, every lodge will also have its own sauna and outdoor decking with covered jacuzzi.
The lodges will be self-catering but guests will be able to use the restaurants at the Celtic Manor Resort or order a gourmet-to-go hamper or takeaway favourite, delivered direct to their Hunter Lodge door.
Scandinavian lodge-building specialists Honka are supplying the log sections which will be constructed into lodges on site by local contractors under the supervision of UK distributor Lodgico.
The lodges will be landscaped to minimize the impact on the beautiful Usk Valley countryside and a natural wood feel runs through the interior and exterior design.
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