Lower Ling Lodge
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A new modern well furnished luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor Apartment Lodge situated in the grounds of a stunning Country House exactly half way between the popular Towns of Henley In Arden and Stratford Upon Avon (only 3 miles from each.) The Apartment is situated in the grounds of the House in such a way that it is entirely private. The large Indoor Heated Swimming Pool is also entirely private. Patio Doors look out from the Swimming Pool onto the secluded and enclosed back gardens of this lovely property where you may sit in the Sun and enjoy a drink or BBQ.....
Lower Ling Lodge is not a small Studio Flat but a luxury full sized Apartment with two completely separate Double/Twin Bedrooms. As well as the main Family bathroom, one of the Bedrooms also has an en suite complete with a fantastic walk in Power Shower, WC and Washbasin. The other double Bedroom has bunkbeds as well as its Double Bed and this makes for a fabulous good sized Family Room. There is a large separate Living area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham. 20 km, Nearest railway: Stratford Upon Avon. 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Further details indoors|
A recently refurbished and redecorated, totally double glazed, very comfortable ground floor Apartment with countryside views from all of the rooms.
The Apartment is entered via its own front door off a private Courtyard. The Living area boasts a newly fitted, beautifully appointed, kitchen complete with superb Halogen Hob, Inbuilt Fridge, Oven, Grill, Microwave, Extractor Unit and variable chandelier and spotlighting with dimmer switches. There is a Dining Table with six chairs. The Living Room has comfortable seating for six people. There is a large 32" LCD Flat Screen television with Freeview. We provide an iPod and iPhone Music and charging Docking Station. There is also a varied selection of Games and Books for those quieter moments.
There are two large double Bedrooms both of which contain luxurious Beds that can be split and made into two Single Beds in either or both Bedrooms if this arrangement suits you better. These Beds are complete with high quality supremely comfortable mattresses. One of these bedrooms has an en suite with fabulous walk in Power Shower, WC and Washbasin. The other Double Bedroom also has bunk beds and so can easily become a wonderful Family Room for four - this Room can be four single beds, or two single beds and one Double Bed. There is also a flat screen TV and DVD Player in this room. Both bedrooms have Wardrobes, complete with plenty of shelving, and large chests of drawers. Also ample room for the good quality Cot that we will happily supply at no extra charge if required. A Radio Alarm Clock is provided for your comfort.
There is also a separate and beautifully appointed modern, spotlessly clean, fully tiled Bathroom that contains the WC, hand wash basin, yet another fabulous walk in Power Shower, complimentary soap, shampoo, loo rolls, hair dryer etc
Quality, freshly laundered Linen for all the beds are provided. China, kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery etc are also supplied. The kitchen is well equipped and contains everything that you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. A "Welcome Pack" full of all sorts of grocery goodies is provided with our compliments and you can buy the rest of your requirements from our lively local Grocery Store - or you may prefer to visit the 24 hour Tesco Store which is situated only a five minute drive away. An excellent Marks and Spencer Foodhall is also very close by.
There is a fabulous very large indoor Swimming Pool (42' x 16' approx) situated off the same Courtyard as the entrance to the Apartment. For set hours each day it is available exclusively to you when you rent the Lodge. You do not share the Pool with anyone else at all during these hours. The Pool area also has its own superb fully tiled Changing Rooms and a separate full wet room both with underfloor heating with shower, washbasin and wc also. This entire Pool complex is a massive 2000 square feet and was completely re-decorated and modernised recently..... There is loads of comfortable seating around the Pool where Parents can sit and read a good Book whilst the children swim - most of our Adult guests cannot resist a swim themselves though. The Pool is ideally suited for both adults and children alike and we all know how unpredictable the British weather can be and having an Indoor Swimming Pool is great for both sunny and rainy weather!
|Further details outdoors|
Situated in a quiet country lane and perfectly situated for sightseeing, walking and many other Countryside pursuits, and yet so close to the vibrant buzz of Stratford upon Avon, The Cotswolds, and Warwick with its infamous Castle.
The Apartment has its own private and separate entrance off a lovely Private Courtyard area. Wonderful Countryside walks begin from just outside the Property's entrance Gates. There are several hundred acres of farmland and wonderful countryside to meander through, and we are a mere 200 yard gentle stroll from the Canal that flows right into the centre of Stratford Upon Avon and beyond. Private secure parking right outside your front door behind Electrically operated Gates. There is a children's Play Area including Swing, Slide and Monkey Bars in the Grounds.
The Owners live in their House within the Grounds with their two children and very gentle and friendly German Shepherd Dogs. If you are not keen on dogs please just advise us as the layout of the Property is such that it is not necessary for you to come into contact with them if you would rather not - we would advise though that many a nervous young person has been converted to ardent dog lovers after just a short while with our two!
There are several areas within the large garden where you may sit and enjoy a glass of wine and take in the countryside air. We are fortunate to have an acclaimed private Livery Stable (not open to the public) next door to our Property and so generally there is a large and varied assortment of beautiful horses milling around in the field adjacent to our grounds (they are wonderful to look at, but each is privately owned and so they are not unfortunately available to ride!) Horse riding is available a very short distance away however........
~ An Iron and Ironing Board are available to use.
~ A Washing Machine is available to use for the odd wash in the Owners House for those staying for 2 weeks or more - by prior arrangement.
~ The Apartment has a smoke detector, fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
~ Certain peak holiday weeks of the Year (i.e. Christmas Week/New Year/Easter/Half Term and other major Holiday times) may be subject to an increased charge - this will be confirmed at time of Booking Enquiry.
~ Smoking is not allowed inside the Property but there is an area suitable for this right outside Lower Ling Lodge front door.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
As we know from our own Family holidays booking a Holiday Home with things to do when the great English weather turns wet and windy is very important. Holiday time is rare and usually hard earned - having a heated Indoor Swimming Pool means if it is wet, or even too hot for that matter(!), there is always something to do for everyone.....
We are in a small Hamlet equidistant between Stratford Upon Avon and Henley In Arden (3 miles from each.) We are very close to Warwick and the wonderful Warwick Castle. A short drive will take you to the beautiful Cotswolds. We are a mere 20 minute drive from the NEC.
Stratford Upon Avon is a beautiful Town and home, most obviously, to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre as well as William Shakespeare's Birthplace - and a total of five Houses connected with him to visit.
This whole area is steeped in History - National Trust Properties and Gardens, Heritage Properties, Landscaped Gardens, Castles, Canals, Moated Houses, Water Parks, Farm Parks, Arboreteums, Museums, Ramblers Walks..........You can play Golf, hire a Motor Boat or Rowing Boat, take a trip on a Barge, hire a Punt, go up in a Glider, visit a Haunted House, take a Balloon ride, walk the longest Aquaduct in Europe, go Clay Pigeon Shooting, buy scrumptious local produce at our superb Farmers Market, visit a local Brewery, enjoy a night at the Theatre, eat in the most wonderfully diverse array of Restaurants, Bars and Hotels - and all within a five minute car ride of The Lodge!
There are few finer places in the UK to go shopping than Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Birmingham and all of these places are just a short distance away. What could be better than going out for the day into the hustle and bustle of these major Towns and then returning to the Lodge to change for Dinner out at one of our superb Local restaurants. Whether you wish for simple English food or perhaps Chinese, Greek, Caribbean, Italian, Thai, French - these, and more, are all available a short distance away.
There is more to see and do than we have managed in the years that we have lived here, and we will happily recommend to you days out based around your personal preferences.
Stratford upon Avon
Being only 20 miles from central Birmingham, 3 miles from Stratford Upon Avon and Henley In Arden, very close to Warwick and Leamington Spa, and only a short car journey from the Cotswolds there are umpteen things happening throughout the Year around and about in the area.
You will find in the Apartment loads of local information and ideas of things to do to help plan your time here. A superb day out may include visiting infamous Broadway in the Cotswolds or the beautiful and historic Towns of Chipping Campden or Bourton on the Water.
The Website www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk gives a brief outline of some of the many places to visit, and things to do, in beautiful Stratford Upon Avon.
One of our well known local Pubs/Restaurants is "The Kings Head" in Aston Cantlow, famous for its Duck Suppers - voted the Best Warwickshire Country Pub for several years. Another local Pub, just about half a mile away, does fabulous full take away Meals that many of our Guests have sampled and say are excellent - no need for anyone to cook then! Domino’s Pizza will even deliver a fabulous Pizza or chicken Wings and potato skins if you do not wish to leave the comfort of the Lodge! Everything you need is catered for locally. We have Village Shops close by and there is a 24hour Tesco just a few minutes away.
There are many other fabulous Restaurants locally, several spectacular Golf Courses, and many superb country walks - also we are on the edge of the Cotswolds with its endless superb days out and historic and romantic places to visit.....Warwick, Leamington Spa and Oxford are all a short drive away - and why not spend one day at Bicester Shopping Village snapping up those wonderful designer bargains! Perhaps a Days Horse Racing at either Stratford or Warwick Race Courses.
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30 Aug 2014
"Excellent accommodation, friendly owners, excellent place for children"
The accommodation was lovely, clean and tidy, the children loved the dogs, and we all enjoyed the swimming pool, owners were very friendly and helpful, lovely area to visit, especially stratford, lots… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a Review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves so much and that you all had such a great time in the Pool too.....
11 Apr 2014
"Quiet, peaceful and exactly as promoted"
A very enjoyable stay for my wife and I along with our two year old. The facilities were exactly as we expected them and the private swimming pool was used extensively by our toddler who took great joy in swimming from end to end repeatedly. (Note - the pool is 4ft deep throughout so I would not recommend it for very young children as there is no shallow end)
The booking process was incredibly efficient, and took only a few emails, with all questions answered extremely promptly. The lodge was well worth the additional expense over more basic accommodation.
Thank you very much indeed for your kind Review. We are delighted that you all had such a great time and enjoyed the Pool so much. We have had hundreds of children of all ages from six months old and upwards learn to swim in our Pool over the last five years and we look forward to having many more learn at the Lodge swimming pool too...Have a great Summer!
David & Jan.
1 Nov 2013
We arrived on a Friday afternoon after a long car journey and were welcomed with a deliscious carrot cake that set the tone for the rest of the weekend.
The apartment was the perfect size for the 5 of us and had everything that we needed for our girls weekend.
It's a short drive to Tesco and Stratford Town Centre - though we only left the apartment because we had theatre tickets!
The pool was a dream - lovely and warm.
The only thing missing was towels. I found it a little odd that there were no towels provided at all (previous apartments have always provided them), though it was simple enough to bring some since we were arriving by car.
All in all, a lovely relaxing weekend in a beautiful part of the world - I'm already looking for a reason to go back!
Highly recommended :-)
Thank you very much for your great Review! We are really pleased that you all had such a good time and particularly delighted that you enjoyed the Pool so much.
We do offer Towels if needed and mention this in our Advert and the Information sheet that we send out before our Guests arrive but we do use an outside Company for this and we feel that they do charge rather a lot and so we recommend that our Guests bring their own Towels for free!
We look forward to your next visit as we know you are looking forward to finding another excuse to return and stay in the Lodge again!
15 May 2012
"Great place to relax with friends with added bonus of being near Stratford and it's own swimming pool."
Warm welcome from hosts and welcome pack appreciated. Property appeared to be small when we first entered but actually it was just the right size. particularly liked the fact that the dining and sitting areas were together as we could all "participate" in conversation. Beds really comfortable and the pool was the icing on the cake.Hairdriers in every bedroom and unlimited hotwater were appreciated as there were 6 of us (all women) using the showers. Location was ideal,however, you would need a car or taxi to get about. It was a shame that the nearest pub had closed in April but we enjoyed the walk regardless and were sorry that we hadn't discovered the canal and towpath earlier in the day!
Thank you for your Review. We are glad that you appreciated how spacious The Lodge is and we are delighted that you all had such a lovely time. Hope to see you all again soon....
David & Jan.
3 Nov 2011
"Great weekend reunion"
I can say on behalf of my friends and myself that we all had a fantastic weekend. The owners did everything possible to make our stay the best it could be as they were very flexible with our needs.
The accomodation was in great condition and all the furniture and amenities were very modern and clean.
The Lodge was great for an evening of lots of fun and also for a much quieter relaxed evening the following night. We really enjoyed the pool, it was a great size and a great bonus.
I would definitely recommend this to others, especially if you were to book out both Lodges.
You did all seem to have a great time and we are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves so much.....
David & Jan.
3 Nov 2011
"What a great place"
We got a very warm welcome from the owners, who showed us our lodge. What a lovely warm, clean place it was, and a lovely welcome pack. It did not take us long to settle ourselves in for the weekend.
The children (5 in all) woke early very excited about using the lovely swimming pool, (which we had to ourselves).
There really is so much choice what to do in the area, the children enjoyed going through all the leaflets that were in the lodge and choosing places to go.
A great weekend!
We are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves so much and it was great to hear that the children had so much fun in the Pool!
David & Jan.
9 Oct 2011
"A perfect Retreat"
This Lodge was perfect for relaxing,and the private use of the swimming pool was great, the pool was set at a perfect temperature.
Everywhere was immaculate, pool area, Lodge and bedding were all to a very high standard.
On arrival there was a lovely welcome pack and the owners were on hand to expain any issues.
The area was quiet and peaceful, but within a ten minute drive you were in the local village where there was an array of restaurants and lovely shops.
We will certainly be going back.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your Review....we did not realise when you booked our Lodge that you had actually got your own holiday Property that you also rent through the Holiday Lettings Website so we consider this high praise indeed from a fellow Owner!
David & Jan.
5 Sep 2011
"Great place, great pool, great stay"
Well appointed lodge with everything we needed and the added bonus of the private pool! Perfect for a weekend meet up with friends. Only a short drive into Stratford and Henley so a great base to explore the area.
We were delighted to read that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. It does make our efforts much more worthwhile! Thank you.
David & Jan.
1 Sep 2011
"A great little property for a reunion"
We had a lovely stay at this property and the owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable - including a substantial welcome food package and even a couple of jars of homemade jam left by the pool when we went for a swim one morning.
We are glad that you all had such a good time.......
David & Jan.
29 Jul 2011
"fabulous family break"
Booked this property as we had previously stayed in Stratford and loved the area. We had young children to keep occupied so it was important there was lots to do close by. I wasnt disappointed. The pr… More
Sounds like you had a really good Holiday!! As always we are pleased that yet another Family had such a good time and we look forward to your return visit.....
David & Jan.
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