We have 4 kids, and my father in law also travelled with us, giving us 7 in all. As a result we tend not to fit the holiday accomodation/hotel profile without a lot of expense. Using the lodge we had tons of space both inside & outside, lots of bathrooms (so no waiting ),TV/DVD for the kids, fully equipped kitchen for eating in. Access to shops/town was very good as was access to north /south routes. Overall really enjoyed the accomodation and would use it again.