Rockingham Forest Park luxury holiday rentals nearly ready to open in North Northamptonshire

Bookings for the chalet homes can be made for next month

Friday, 16th April 2021, 2:13 pm

A luxury holiday park located in local ancient woodland in east Northamptonshire is set to open to customers next month with bookings for its park holiday lets - some complete with hot tubs.

Rockingham Forest Park is a new luxurious lodge retreat built among ancient woodland, close to Yarwell and the River Nene with accommodation ranging from sleeping two to eight holidaymakers.

The park owned by Landal GreenParks is to start working towards a full accreditation from Building with Nature as a commitment to the highest standards of landscape-led design to complement its rural surroundings.

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Landal Rockingham Forest

Landscape architect and Building with Nature assessor Richard Heath of Corby-based Lockhart Garratt, an independent environmental planning and forestry consultancy, has been appointed the assessor on the project.

He said: "I am delighted by Rockingham Forest Park’s commitment to their green infrastructure which includes a number of assets from wildlife sites housing protected species, to footpaths, to a range of waterbodies.

"This approach will help ensure the protection and preservation of important habitats and the species that use them, at the same time as providing authentic recreational and educational experiences of the natural world for their guests.

”I am very much looking forward to working on the Rockingham Forest Park project.

Landal Rockingham Forest

"I will be steering and advising the team through every stage of the design development process, including design plans, assessment reports and survey data, offering regular reviews and feedback will ensure a collaborative, landscape-led approach from the team in what is a rigorous and demanding process.”

The luxury lodges range from £459 per week for a cosy two-person 'Woodnewton' lodge to the eight-berth 'Fotheringhay' lodge offering super king size beds, TVs, games consoles, bluetooth speakers, with LED lights in a feature vaulted ceiling beam.

Starting at £1,025 per week, the four-bedroom lodge comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a wine cooler, coffee machine, nutribullet, washer dryer and dishwasher an open plan lounge and dining area.

All 12 types of lodges have a decking area with seating and are named after local villages.

One of the luxury lodges

Sandra Tuck, head of accreditation at Building with Nature said: "We applaud Rockingham Forest Park’s commitment to supporting nature’s recovery, enabling people to lead healthier lives and reducing the impact of climate change by registering to apply for a Building with Nature Full Award.

“Furthermore, we are confident that Richard Heath of Lockhart Garratt will support the design team to deliver a scheme that connects people to the natural world and enhances the Nature Recovery Network.”

Rockingham Forest Park will submit its application for a Building with Nature Full Award later this year.

If the application is successful, the park will achieve the Building with Nature Full Award, subject to a 12-month post-construction check.

Richard Heath

This check ensures that site management and maintenance plans are working effectively and demonstrates Rockingham Forest Park’s long-term commitment to high-quality green infrastructure.