Honeysuckle Lodge

  • Sleeps 4

Kick back and chill in this calm, stylish space. A gorgeous lodge set around a private lake within the largest inland marina in Europe. Coffee shops, eateries, pub and specialist shops within an easy 5 minutes walk. The marina is a gated environment where you can relax and unwind from the stresses of life ! We sleep 4 people in comfort and you don’t need to move far, if you do its a short drive to the Peak District for fabulous sight seeing and Derby for retail therapy!


Entrance Hall

Cupboards enclosing washer/dryer, central heating boiler,iron,ironing board and vacuum cleaner.Set of coat hooks. Door leading to ;

Living area

With TV, electric flame effect fire, 2 pairs of French doors leading to the south facing decking area. 3 seater reclining settee with 2 matching reclining chairs. Nest of coffee tables. Cosy rug.

Dining area.

With vintage Dutch oak extending dining table. Seats 4 /6

Kitchen area.

With a large number of base and wall units all with soft closers.Under cupboard down lighters for a relaxing ambiance.Useful island unit / breakfast bar with 2 swivel stools. 2 cupboards holding a selection of games beneath .Dishwasher, large fridge freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven.Nespresso coffee machine, Toaster, full set of kitchen utensils and cutlery.

Bedroom 1

King size bed, TV, double and single wardrobes, bedside cabinets, En suite to walk in shower, toilet with soft closing lid, wash hand basin with storage, illuminated mirror over, heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 2

Twin beds, wardrobe, TV, central bedside cabinet , door to en suite bathroom / house bathroom ; 

House Bathroom

Shower over the bath, toilet with soft closing lid, wash hand basin with storage under Illuminated mirror over and large heated towel rail.


Tables and chairs.Recliner chairs for 4 people.Parasol.

Included in the rental fee are gas, electricity, bed linen, towels,Wi fi. Welcome pack toiletries.

Parking for 2/ 3 cars immediately behind the lodge. Please note we are a no smoking lodge.

Situated directly beside the private secluded lake,Honeysuckle Lodge has a light warm modern feel.Open plan living and dining areas together with the kitchen and central island make it a very welcoming space. 

The living area has uninterrupted views of the lake and its visiting wild birds, amongst them swans, coots, ducks, moorhens and oystercatchers. These can be enjoyed both from the large decking or through the French doors.Complimentary wine, coffee capsules and luxury biscuits await you at Honeysuckle Lodge.

Around the marina are some lovely walks, a variety of shops, and several places serving food and refreshments with all tastes catered for. There are three cafés open throughout the day, one of which is a floating narrowboat tearoom. From daytime to evening, the Boardwalk Bar and Dining and the award-winning Lotus Indian restaurant both offer excellent menus. There are also a great range of shops and boutiques to browse around at leisure, but don’t forget to show your Honeysuckle Lodge discount tag attached to your keyring – most establishments at the marina offer a discount on production of your card. Within the marina gates there is plenty to take advantage of such as the trim-trail with outdoor exercise equipment and a 2km walk around the perimeter of the marina. There is also free bike use available during your stay. Short canal cruises operate from spring through to autumn and there are many walks and cycling routes straight from the door.

EV charging is available just a short distance away, payable separately at the marina office.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Willington Wetlands is also on the outskirts of the village and if you’re lucky you might just spot the resident beavers that have recently been introduced. Willington village is only a short walk away , either along the canal towpath, or via the road. There are three pubs, a supermarket, post office, florist, café, chip shop, an Indian restaurant and a Chinese take-away. The marina is served by a regular bus route with stops immediately outside, so trips to Burton-on-Trent and Derby are also possible for further shopping or entertainment whilst being able to leave the car.

Our location borders on the National Forest and Derbyshire’s Peak District, and is just a short distance from Cannock Chase, meaning there is much for the outdoor enthusiast. Alton Towers theme park, Splash Landings, Trent Adventure Canoe Hire and Go-Ape are also close by. For those who prefer a little quieter holiday there are many beautiful market towns such as Ashbourne and Bakewell, Chatsworth House and a wide variety of National Trust properties all within easy distance

One bedroom with king size bed and one twin room,both en suite.

Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area with a separate breakfast bar. The decking has outdoor dining / lounging space, complete with parasol, and overlooking the private lake.


Owners private study is kept locked.


The marina has free use of bikes on site, there are a number of brick bbq’s to use.
Outdoor children’s play area.
EV charging is nearby, paid separately to the marina office.
Dog walking field
Circular walk around the marina