Enjoy the high life and live like a Rockstar at Lincolnshire's Tattershall Lakes

'It's all too beautiful', I joked as we approached our weekend getaway to murmurings about staying in a caravan; but seconds later my words became reality.


Forget wet and windy weekends in a rickety tin box, a caravan break has become fit for a king - or least a rock star - courtesy of a holiday home's latest accommodation.

Set in the vast expanse of Lincolnshire's countryside, Tattershall Lakes, has unveiled its Rockstar range which is unashamedly brash and in your face.

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Located in Itchycoo Park, the range of 15 caravans which opened at Easter, certainly make a first impression.


Cool Britannia abounds with Union Jacks and deep reds and blues adorning the walls. The central living area has a modern red kitchen, bifold doors and a 55 inch TV, which is wisely wall mounted to stop visitors going full rock star and throwing it out of the window. The self-indulgence continues in the master bedroom with its king-size bed, en-suite, and stand-alone bath with facing TV for when the rock n roll excess gets too much.

What appears to be a door to a traditional telephone box is the children's bedroom and there is also a separate bathroom with free-standing shower - meaning there's no need to traipse across a field to a communal cubicle.

Our stay coincided with the first hot spell of the year and the private hot tub that comes with each Rockstar was a great way to make the most of the weather.

Tattershall Lakes is very much aimed at families with everything you would expect to find in a holiday park such as crazy golf and a children's play area. The park's vast wetland areas are also perfect for those who want continue the high octane living of a rock star through water-skiing or jet-skiing.

Interior of the 'Rockstar'

The bike hire is a good idea for those who don't fancy the 10-minute plus walk from Itchycoo Park to the main hub.

The Spitfire Bar, pays homage to the area's RAF heritage - the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre are on the doorstep. The stripped-back bar with its metal sheeting, rows of tables and resident Land Rover, is something of a cross between a mess hall and aircraft hangar, serving up a range of standard pub fayre throughout the day, whilst The Propeller Kitchen's menu is dominated by pizza and pasta. The outdoor balcony does boast a glorious view across the lake.

Meanwhile the Lincolnshire coast, with its miles of beaches, and Lincoln with its medieval cathedral and history are roughly a 30 minute drive or so away for those who may want to escape the holiday park feel for a few hours.

Itchycoo Park was all too beautiful for The Small Faces as they got high and the Rockstars certainly are not what you would associate with a caravan. And unlike Jagger and his Stones, who struggled to find any, you can find satisfaction from staying in one.


Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4LR