Major’s Lodge at Watatunga Wildlife Reserve

Major's Lodge, Plough Lane, Watlington, PE33 0HQ
£1378 - £2671 per week
Self catering
Accommodates up to 8 guests
4 bedroom(s)
3 bathroom(s)

Major’s Lodge is a delightful single-story, accessible, safari lodge overlooking the grassy expanses and lakes of Watatunga Wildlife Reserve. With a stunning vista over grazing herds of exotic deer and antelope species, Major’s Lodge is a single storey, fully accessible property that sleeps up to eight people and has parking for six cars.

The property has a well equipped kitchen with built-in electric double oven, electric hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.  The pretty sitting room has a large picture window overlooking the garden and reserve beyond, comfortable seating, a fireplace with open fire and a smart TV.  The property’s dining room comfortably seats all guests and there is a light-filled conservatory with corner seating and doors opening onto the large decked area.

There are four spacious bedrooms, two of which are wheelchair accessible.

Major’s Lodge has two bathrooms – the first has a bath with over-bath shower, washbasin and WC and the second is an accessible wet room with mains shower, basin and WC, extra handrails fitted to the wall and non-slip flooring.

There is a large fully enclosed wilderness garden, secure for children and with deep borders planted to attract butterflies and supply winter seed for birds with stunning views to the wildlife reserve. A raised decked seating area leads directly from the lodge; wheelchair friendly with ramp down to the lawn and gate giving added security for youngsters.

After a thorough safety briefing and a guided tour of the reserve, you will be handed the keys to your own electric buggies to explore the reserve as you wish.

In addition, for special occasions if you would like to organise an ‘al-fresco’ dinner by the Watatunga lakeside, the owner’s offer catering in their private BBQ hut by the lake, the perfect location to watch the sun go down in any season.

General Property Features and Amenities
Enclosed garden
Garden/patio or balcony
Open fire or log burner
Cycle store
Off-street parking
Rural views
Cot/travel cot
Bed linen included
Laundry facilities
Onsite entertainment/activities
Accessibility Features
Step free access at front of property
Step free access at rear of property
Wide doorways
Lowered light switches
Roll-in shower
Walk-in shower
Non-slip bathroom floor
Wall-mounted shower chair
Wheel-under wash basin
Ground floor WC
Property on one level
Ground floor accessible bedroom
WC grab rail
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible parking
Floor plan on website
Full accessibility guide on website
Wide space around bed
Location Information
Hospital less than 10 miles away
Walking distance to pub
Walking distance to shops
Train station less than 5 miles away
To Book

This is just a snapshot of the facilities on offer at Major's Lodge.  To find out more and to make a booking please visit their website.

“We had the most amazing time, thank you! It was so good to be able to go out whenever we wanted and see all the animals at different times of the day. Majors Lodge was lovely, and being able to hire in a hospital bed makes all the difference. Thank you again for the most amazing experience, it was a real privilege to be so close and get to know such amazing and rare animals. I’m sure we will be back, but in the meantime we wish you all the best with your conservation work to protect these fantastic creatures.”
“If anyone is looking for a U.K break, I would absolutely recommend Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, a beautiful wildlife reserve with a newly refurbished cottage sleeping 8 people. They’ve gone above and beyond to make everything wheelchair accessible without missing out on any of the experiences! Majors Lodge has 4 very spacious double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one of which is a wet room with rails and drop down shower seat. They have a custom built trailer with a place to secure a wheelchair and with enough room for the rest of your party to travel with you!”
“We had the most wonderful four night stay at Majors Lodge. The Lodge was well equipped and very comfortable with great views overlooking the reserve. It’s well equipped for disabled people too. We were able to enter the reserve in our golf buggy anytime between 6am and 7pm. It was the most amazing experience and we spent many hours exploring. We loved every minute spend there and very sad to leave. Congratulations to the owners and staff who work there, for the wonderful work you do in conservation and saving the animals from extinction.”