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Luxury Holiday Apartment With Exclusive Heated Indoor Swimming Pool And Sauna

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Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment sleeps up to four persons (two doubles)

The Retreat is the award winning and recently completed luxury holiday apartment adjoining Wolferlow House, the former rectory, set in beautiful scenery on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire border.

The highlight is the exclusive use of a totally private 9m indoor heated swimming pool and a Finnish sauna - entirely to yourselves.

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 across the croquet lawn. The fully equipped kitchen is tucked in the corner of the generous living area with flat screen TV, comfortable chairs and a dining table. A wide double-glazed glass screen leads to an elevated paved balcony with outdoor seating and distant views over farmland to the church and Wolferlow Court.

The large gardens are open each year for the National Garden Scheme (17 June 2017) and include an orchard, wildflower meadow with ponds, herbaceous borders and distant views across farmland.

Well away from any busy roads the seven acre property is quiet, peaceful and private.

Attention to detail includes the provision of top quality bed linen, towels and luxury towelling robes.

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.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jill and Stuart Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Limited French available
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Jill and Stuart Smith

Jill and Stuart live in Wolferlow House adjoining The Retreat so are on site to provide a welcome and introduction to the place. With seven acres all together there is plenty of privacy for our guests.

Jill and Stuart Smith purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jill and Stuart Smith chose Malvern Hills

Everyone loves it! It's won an award for its excellence.

What makes this cottage unique

Heated indoor pool and sauna, private and all to yourself!

25 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

5

Retreat and Relax

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant mini break . We certainly retreated and relaxed.

5 ***** all the way. The pool was our sons favourite he has webbed feet now.

Would strongly reccmmend a visit.

Beautiful setting and loads to do in surrounding area.

Cheers Stuart.

Kind Regards Anthony and family

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Loved The Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely peaceful stay at The Retreat, Bromyard. Stuart and Jill were very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble and loved the exclusive private pool.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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A Totally Relaxing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a quiet and relaxing stay here at 'The Retreat'. The apartment was well equipped and cosy. Having use of the pool and sauna made this a very special break.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Lovely apartment with comfortable fittings. Pool area is massive and kept at a nice warm temperature

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic break away. Complete private access to pool and sauna facilities and the views are beautiful. Saw Stuart on the first morning to say hello but other than that they kept away and allowed us our privacy. Can't wait to return - will definitely be going again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful break.

  • 4 of 5

A great apartment and location with a good sized pool & sauna but local amenities close to hand for an evening out. Very pleased we took the opportunity to book this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive property, Fantastic views & Facilities

  • 5 of 5

My wife an I stayed here recently, we met Stuart on arrival who showed us around the property. We found the property to far exceed our already high expectations.

The hosts Stuart and Jill are accommodating, informative but also discrete. In the few days we where there, we only saw them on arrival and departure. Thus leaving us with the sole use of the swimming pool, sauna and garden area.The accommodation is immaculately clean & comfortable with fantastic views of the surrounding area.

There is all the kitchen utensils required for cooking most meals with some bare essentials in the cupboards. the apartment has a wealth of local tourism information, OS maps and DVD's/ Books/Magazines/Games.

The pool area is outstanding, much larger than our expectations from the pictures, we spent many hours relaxing in the pool and sauna.

We found the surrounding area good for walks and cycle rides (if you don't mind hills) & on recommendation from Stuart, visited Ludlow, Tembury Wells and Ledbury. We also had a lovely meal at the nearby Baiting House which is recommended in the property information provided.

We hope to be able to return soon to this spectacular part of the countryside, with a stay at The Retreat a must.

Regards

Ben & Anneka

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Everyone loves it! It's won an award for its excellence.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Upper Sapey at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Upper Sapey at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Droitwich Spa and Worcester Foregate at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Droitwich J5 / Worcester J6&7 M5 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Clifton, Bromyard, Martley at 4 Miles Car: recommended

The Retreat is set in beautiful rural countryside on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The area is a well kept secret offering a wealth of interesting places to visit and 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 (5 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£730
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Summer
19 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£145
Fri,Sat,Sun
£880
 
 
Peak summer
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£775
 
 
Low season
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£725
 
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£925
 
 
Low season
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Spring
6 Apr 2018 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£145
Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
 
Summer
18 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Payment by direct bank transfer in £ sterling
£200 security deposit payable in cash on arrival and repaid on departure subject to any deductions for damage and breakages

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Facilities

From the Owner

Heated indoor pool and sauna, private and all to yourself!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite
  • En Suite shower room with wash basin and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Guests report the bed as the comfiest they have slept in!
  • Luxury Queen sized French-style bed with Chinese furniture. En suite shower room. Double doors to Juliet balcony with lovely views of the garden and croquet lawn.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • The highlight is the exclusive use of a 9m indoor heated swimming pool and Finnish sauna with fitness area and table tennis table. A wet room leads off. From the pool large double doors lead to the garden terrace with loungers, table and sun umbrella. A flight of 15 stone steps with handrail provide access to The Retreat so it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. The garden is open once a year (year off in 2016) for the National Garden Scheme Yellow Book. Our daughter, Laura, a professional caterer provides a superb supper menu that is available on 24 hours notice - menu provided at time of booking. Highly recommended by our guests.

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