I stayed at Birkdale lodge for a family break. I had stayed at these sort of places in the past and loved the luxury of your own private hot tub. So when I saw this place for roughly half the price of what I had paid in other places I snapped it up.
I have no major complaints about the place, but having seen what other places do, it just wasn't as good, but then again that was probably reflected in the price.
The lodges are in-fact breeze block constructions with wood cladding to give the effect of being a wooden lodge. As a result, coupled with the large skylights, the place heats up like a greenhouse, so you have to have doors and windows open. (It wasn't that warm when we stayed- late teens early twenties).
Amenities were satisfactory. The TV was Freeview, with well worn remotes. There was a washing machine, but no dishwasher. This was all clear in the listing to be fair, but decent TV and a dishwasher would have been a nice added touch.
Luckily there was a DVD player, so if you like your screen time - take DVDs.
There is Free Wi-Fi there and the signal was very good.
The hot tub was ok. It was a tad too cool. Another degree would have been nice. It was also positioned out the back of the building so anyone using it had to traipse through the main bedroom to get to it. It might have been better to place it out front next to the picnic table so people to go and have a drink without having to climb out, go through the bedroom then go into the kitchen etc.
Having the hot tub next to the bedroom meant that you could hear it whirring all night as the pump and heater clicked in. For a light sleeper this meant I had to sleep with ear plugs in as it kept me awake.
The listing said that there were a shop and pub within a small distance. While this was technically correct, this was not a local you could take a stroll to as there was no footpath and no street lighting. You would have to drive to it to be safe. The shop was the local garage.
The site is a fishing and golf resort, so if you are a fisherman or golfer you would be in heaven. The lake looked very pretty, and there were plenty of fish to catch. If, like me, you had booked for the hot tub and were not interested in fishing or golf, then there was nothing else to do.
All in all, it was 'ok'. If you're looking for somewhere to stay and plan on going out everyday to Lincoln then this is not a bad place to go.
One last thing, the directions mention a little Chef on the roundabout, but this is in the process of being puled down, so the directions could do with being updated when it turns into whatever it's going to be.