Travel & Days Out

Review : West Lakes Chalets at Minehead Butlins

22nd April 2016
blog review of West Lakes Chalets at Butlins Minehead

*Disclosure – we are Butlin’s ambassadors and received a break and the dining plan in exchange for promotion* 

Earlier this year we were thrilled to be selected as Just For Tots Ambassadors for Butlin’s, the result of which was our Monday – Friday break at Minehead Butlin’s a few weeks ago. We stayed in the new West Lakes Village in a chalet* so beautiful that it deserves a blog post all of it’s own.

Lake view in butlins west lake chalet village

West Lakes Chalet Village really is the creme de la creme when it comes to accommodation at Butlins Minehead, with a separate check in area and parking just outside our door my lazy husband was happy. With lakes, water features, pretty pastel chalets and wild rabbits I was happy. With lots of room to bum shuffle around and ducks coming up to the patio doors Aria was happy. Something for everyone.

view from lake view chalet in west lakes village butlins minehead

When booking to stay in the West Lakes Chalet Village you get to pick Lake View, Lake Side or Park View. We stayed in a Lake View Chalet on the ground floor, the above photo was taken standing on our patio area. Such a beautiful view and a delightful place to enjoy your morning coffee in the sunshine.

welcome note on chalkboard in butlins minehead west lake village chalet

On arrival we were greeted with a welcome message on the chalkboard in the hallway, along with some chalk to help us plan our week. As well as organisation Butlins had our entertainment in mind leaving out a pack of playing cards, a game of Twister, and plenty of tea and coffee which was replenished each day.

living room in butlins west lake chalet village minehead

We stayed in a three bedroom chalet, all in there was a living room, kitchen/dining area, a twin bedroom, a kingsize bedroom, a small room with bunkbeds, a family bathroom, a small toilet and a large hallway. The living area was spacious and all of the rooms had plenty of storage, including pull out storage under the beds. The kitchen is fitted with a microwave and dishwasher, they even provided a few dishwasher tablets and other cleaning products to get us started.

king size room in west lakes chalet village butlins minehead

All of the rooms were light and airy, the decor bright and cheerful but not too overwhelming. The beds were very comfortable, I slept amazingly well, the best that I have in a long time which I guess was a combination of the fresh air, being relaxed and the comfortable bed.

Twin bedroom west lakes chalet village minehead butlins

Bloggers and general tech lovers would be pleased by the fact that there are plug sockets next to every bed, perfect for charging your phone at night and not letting it too far out of sight!

family bathroom and bunk bed room at west lake chalet butlins minehead just for tots break

The chalets are very child friendly. There is a stool provided in the family bathroom, there were two travel cots provided and already set up for us, we actually only needed one so just collapsed the other, plug socket covers were set out on the dining room table giving us the choice of whether to use them or not. The towels in the bathrooms had been made into animals, Aria was too young to appreciate this but older kids, and adults of course, would love this. There were lamps over or next to every bed and the curtains blocked almost all outside light.

towel animal elephant in hotel

The price of staying at West Lakes Chalet Villages includes toiletries, daily housekeeping and wifi for two devices. The daily housekeeping was fab, they came to see us on the first day to check if there were any times that we wanted them to avoid, or if there was a particular time we wanted them to come each day. They gave the chalet a thorough clean everyday, all floors were hoovered and mopped, the bedding made and even our dishes washed. They left Aria’s dirty bottle in the sink but to be honest I wouldn’t expect them to wash that, and they probably aren’t allowed to. The wifi wasn’t great and I often found myself disconnecting and using my phones 3G instead as it was quicker.

Overall we were very pleased with our chalet at West Lakes Chalet Village, the wifi wasn’t great and we did hear quite a lot of noise when our upstairs neighbours moved about, but other than that it was perfect. The accommodation is of a very high standard and provided everything that we needed and more. When I next go to Butlins I will definitely be looking to book the same accommodation.

Carry on scrolling to see a few more details, click here to find out more about the chalets and to book or view my review of the Just For Tots break as a whole here.

snail towel animal and free toiletries at butlins in chaletbaby and duck staring at each other through windowlittle touches at butlins minehead chalet toilet roll folded into bow refreshments

Have you ever stayed in the West Lakes Village Chalets, or been to Butlins?

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  • Reply Emily Peacock 22nd April 2016 at 9:00 pm

    These look amazing, look at how close those ducks were! We found the wi-fi dodgy too (it worked on my Mac but not our phones?). Definitely somewhere I'd love to stay xx

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:34 pm

      The ducks were awesome, Aria loved them!
      The wifi hardly worked on both my mac or phone, I could only get on at certain times, I guess it must have depending on how many people were using it at once.

  • Reply Gem 22nd April 2016 at 9:16 pm

    This looks lush, I haven't been since I was a kid. Stepping their game up and has a Bluestone feel to it x

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:39 pm

      They really have stepped their game up, it was so nice and really peaceful, but you still had all of the fun and entertainment in the main bit which was fab!

  • Reply Beth Twinderelmo 23rd April 2016 at 5:05 am

    Wow I had no idea Butlins could be so luxurious! Makes me feel very excited for our trip. Sounds like the staff are also incredibly helpful which makes such a difference when away xx

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:40 pm

      The staff are fab and it really was very luxurious, the cleaners even did our washing up for us! We lived like Kings lol.
      Enjoy your trip!

  • Reply A Cornish Mum Blog 23rd April 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Oh I love the look of the accommodation, how gorgeous! Glad you had a good time 🙂

    Stevie x

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:41 pm

      It was fab, thanks Stevie 🙂

  • Reply What the Redhead said 23rd April 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Those chalets look AWESOME! What a great base for a holiday x

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:41 pm

      They were amazing and a really great base!

  • Reply Joanna Victoria -x 24th April 2016 at 8:47 pm

    The accommodation looks amazing Leanne I really want to take Blake on a But kind holiday

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:42 pm

      It was fab 🙂 I highly recommend taking him on one of the Just For Tots breaks, Aria loved it! I'll be writing a bit more about the entertainment soon.

  • Reply Hayley: Sparkles and Stretchmarks 25th April 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Ahh the chalets were gorgeous!! We miss ours!
    We must have got lucky with the upstairs neighbours being light-footed as we didn't hear anything lol!
    Ah I wish we'd got twister, Tyne would have loved that! xx

    • Reply Leanne 27th April 2016 at 7:43 pm

      They really were, we miss ours too, my house just isn't as nice 🙁
      We did wonder if maybe our neighbours we wearing FitBits and eager to hit their 10,000 daily steps as they seemed to be walking around constantly!
      Ah shame you didn't have it in your chalet and that we didn't know, we could have given you ours!

  • Reply rantinggran yvette 10th May 2016 at 1:19 pm

    just looking at Butlins now, but these chalets are more than twice the price of other accommodation there so wondering if its worth the extra, could get 2 breaks for the price of one,, decisions, decisions 🙁

    • Reply Leanne 11th May 2016 at 10:49 pm

      We loved our chalet and will definitely look to book one of these if we go away, it was nice to be able to retreat back to our luxurious, peaceful chalet at the end of a fun packed day!
      I guess making that decision depends on how long you plan to stay in the chalet? We have a one year old so were stuck in every evening and really appreciated the nice living space.

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