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Holiday chalets given makeover

Holiday company Butlin's has unveiled old-style chalets but with plenty of mod cons in a new £16 million development.

Based on the design by company founder Sir Billy Butlin the 117 lake-side new chalets are set in 8.8 acres of landscaped gardens at Butlin's Minehead resort in Somerset.

Coloured pastel pink, blue or yellow, the chalets are two, three or four-bedroomed with many having balconies and verandas.

Guests have free wi-fi, a DVD player, L-shaped family sofas and family boardgames, with Butlin's having worked with website Mumsnet on deciding the best things to go into the chalets.

Butlin's managing director Dermot King said: "We're committed to continually innovating our offering. As part of this innovation, we've re-imagined the iconic chalet - first introduced by Billy Butlin in 1936 and now re-invented for modern families.

"With the help of Mumsnet, we've created accommodation with high-quality features that deliver colour and happiness, come rain or shine."

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