#1314: United Kingdom, England

home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1314: United Kingdom, England
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Property #1314
Property #1314

    Description

    The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 70 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. The Retreat comprises a luxurious double bedroom with en-suite shower featuring a king size bed and Chinese furniture. A proper fold-out double bed settee allows extra sleeping in the sitting area. Double doors and a Juliet balcony give views of the orchard and across the croquet lawn. The fully equipped kitchen is tucked in the corner of the generous living area with flat screen TV, comfortable settees and a dining table. A wide double-glazed glass screen leads to an elevated paved balcony with outdoor seating and distant views to the church and historic Wolferlow Court.

    The 9m heated indoor pool also has a Finnish sauna, wet room and table tennis table / gym. It is totally private and exclusive for The Retreat and accessible at all times. It is much appreciated by many of our guests either couples or young families.

    The large gardens are open each year (one day on 13 June 2015) for the National Garden Scheme and include an orchard, wildflower meadow with ponds, herbaceous borders and distant views across neighbouring farmland. Well away from any busy roads the property is peaceful and private. We have friendly horses and one sheep in the fields.

    Attention to detail includes the provision of top quality bed linen, towels and luxury towelling robes. A new Wifi connection now provides excellent broadband reception. Professional chef supper menu provided on enquiry for meals delivered to you - highly recommended.

    The Retreat is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic and luxury getaway or to bring the baby / younger children and enjoy a family time together. If the party is a little larger it is often possible to use double en-suite bedrooms in the main house on a sleeping only basis at a separate charge - please enquire with booking.

    Well behaved pets are accepted (subject to a small additional charge) but must be declared when booking.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    The Worcestershire region The Herefordshire / Worcestershire area is a well kept secret offering a wealth of interesting places to visit whilst being right in the depths of beautiful countryside with lots of peace and quiet. London is a world away but we are actually only 120 miles from the M25. Birmingham is 38 miles. Readily accessible from M5 J5 (Droitwich Spa) & J7 (Worcester South). Bromyard (6 miles) Home to the Herefordshire Marmalade Festival, The International Town Criers' Festival, the Scarecrow Festival, Dr Who Museum, Nozzstock Rock Festival, Jazz and Folk Festivals; there's something for everyone going on here! That's before you visit Brockhampton National Trust, Bromyard Downs or Bringsty Common. Tenbury Wells (7 miles) Traditional market town on the River Teme hosting the Mistletoe and Holly market and has many traditional shops on the high street that you won't find anywhere else. Good food and drink is to be expected when the town is surrounded by farms, hop fields and orchards. Worcester (15 miles) Visit the magnificent cathedral, catch up with the English Civil War at the Commandery, stroll along the Shambles shopping, explore the River Severn or relax at New Road watching the county cricket. Ludlow (17 Miles) Architectural gem and gate to the Welsh Marches, Ludlow has a wonderful market, superb restaurants and events and festivals throughout the year. Ludlow Castle dates from 1086 and is surrounded by over 450 listed buildings. Wonderful for foodies! Great Malvern (18 miles) The Malvern Hills offers some of the best walking in the country before visiting the local tea rooms, shops, spa, theatre, Abbey, Eastnor Castle or the Three Counties Showground for the Spring, Summer and Autumn Garden Shows. Hereford (20 Miles) Another great cathedral with the Mappa Mundi and the historic chained library, horse racing, traditional black and white buildings, local cider and beer all set in a medieval market city. The Cotswolds, The Long Mynd, The Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye, Cheltenham and Stratford are all within reasonable driving distance. Upper Sapey Local country pubs and restaurants serve great locally sourced food and drinks. Our professional chef daughter also prepares excellent supper food delivered to you from a menu supplied when booking - always appreciated by those who choose it (halal options available). Upper Sapey Golf Course (27 holes) is at the end of our lane, a three day event course even closer, a local gym, riding school and fishing nearby, Shelsley Walsh hillclimb (the oldest motor racing event in the world) two villages away and the Worcestershire Way (36 miles) is on the doorstep. Children may like West Midlands Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway. English Heritage look after Witley Court (7 miles), the remains of a vast and rambling palatial mansion with its magnificent grounds and restored fountains. Next door is an amazing Italianate baroque church and its tearooms. Can I bring my own horse with me? Yes, you can. We have stables and our own paddocks. We also have three horses.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    studio 2: 1 x sofa bed, 1 x Double sofa bed

    The proper double sofa bed is located in the lounge area

    Bathrooms

    shower 1: shower, toilet, wash basin

    The shower room is en-suite for the bedroom

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 11 to 14
    Low Season and All other dates: 11 CREDITS Christmas and Peak Season: 14 CREDITS Autumn: 12 CREDITS Spring Summer Easter: 13 CREDITS
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    No wheelchair access

    15 steps to access hence no wheelchairs - sorry Well behave pets considered - please check

    Activities

    Sports

    Horse riding

    Fishing

    Golf

    Hiking / Walking

    Sports Venue

    Other

    Shops

    Restaurants

    Culture

    Amusement Parks

    Galleries & Museums

    Place of Interest

    Getting there

    Own transport essential and plenty of off-road parking when you get here. Birmingham airport 45 miles and Bristol airport 90 miles. Both have car rentals. Closest stations Worcester 15 miles, Droitwich 19 miles, Hereford 21 miles. Lovely cycling countryside. Detailed driving instructions e-mailed a few days before you come.

    Nearest travel links Airport Birmingham 75 km Train station Droitwich Spa and Worcester Foregate Street 28 km Car Car essential Activities near Upper Sapey Sports Golf course on site or within 15 min walk, Horse riding, Fishing Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays

    The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna!

    TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 70 excellent reviews.

    At a glance

    Property Cottage (rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 11 to 14 per week
    Bedrooms 1
    Guests 4
    Min stay 7 days