Interior of Celtic Manor Hunters Lodge

Weston Painting Contractors awarded contract to decorate new luxury holiday lodges at the Celtic Manor Resort

The Celtic Manor Resort will open 10 new luxury holiday lodges next year in a major £4.3m development.

Construction work has begun on the lodges which will be built to a very high specification and will all sleep up to eight people in four double or twin bedrooms.

A first phase in a potential development of 60, the large log cabins will be known as Hunter Lodges and will all be situated close to Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Course, with fantastic views across the Usk Valley. They will also overlook the 16th and 17th holes where Graeme McDowell famously won the Ryder Cup for Europe in 2010.

Opening for Easter 2014, the lodges will be aimed primarily at the family market for three or four-night or week-long leisure and activity stays. In a secluded, rural setting, the Hunter Lodges will be the ideal base for a relaxing stay with family or friends, with country walks and woodland trails on their very doorstep.

In two different designs, the log cabins will all have open plan living areas with high windows and ceilings, and including lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. In addition to four spacious bedrooms, which can all be converted from double to twin beds, every lodge will also have its own sauna and outdoor decking with covered Jacuzzi.

Scandinavian lodge-building specialists Honka are supplying the log sections which will be constructed into lodges on site by local contractors under the supervision of UK distributor Lodgico. Cardiff firm Encon has already undertaken the civil engineering works and foundations have been laid in readiness for the first log sections.

The lodges will be landscaped to minimize the impact on the beautiful Usk Valley countryside and a natural wood feel runs through the interior and exterior design.