Butlin’s has teamed up with Mumsnet to take all that was loved about its original 1930s chalets and reinvent them to provide an ideal setting for a family seaside break in the 21st century.
Basic but homely and painted in pastel pink, blue or yellow, each chalet once featured electricity, running water and pretty textiles featuring little yachts or embroidered with the famous Butlin’s ‘B’.
Today, the same pastel colours smile onto West Lakes Chalet Village in Minehead and little touches from yesteryear run through each chalet from the embroidered ‘B’ to the framed vintage Butlin’s adverts hanging on the walls and the return of pretty yacht prints.
At West Lakes Chalet Village, 117 new two-, three- and four-bedroom chalets are set around landscaped gardens, fountains and lakes. Features include open-plan living areas, giant outdoor games and indoor arts and craft materials.