The Ling Lodges
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Just open an interconnecting door and you have a fabulous arrangement for larger families, Hen Parties and Groups of friends.....two luxury Lodges (Ling Lodge & Lower Ling Lodge) that are one above the other become as one and effectively you now have one large House!
Upstairs is recently refurbished and redecorated and totally double glazed with countryside views from all of the rooms. A large Living area that boasts a newly fitted, beautifully appointed, kitchen complete with superb Italian Designer Halogen Hob, Inbuilt Fridge, Oven, Grill, Microwave, Extractor Unit and variable downlighting with dimmer switches. There is a Dining Table with four chairs and countryside views out over the fields. The Living Room area has two Settees that will comfortably seat four people, and they fold down quickly and effortlessly to form two very comfortable single Beds. There is a television and DVD Player. There is also a varied selection of Games and Books for those quieter moments.
A large double Bedroom, complete with a high quality Double Bed with a supremely comfortable mattress, and electric Blanket, is situated off this main Living Room. There are built in Wardrobes, complete with plenty of shelving, and a large chest of drawers. Also ample room for the large good quality Cot that we will happily supply at no extra charge if required.
Go through a further door and you are in a well appointed modern, spotlessly clean, white fully tiled en suite Bathroom that contains the WC, hand wash basin with cupboard under, and separate shower, shaver point, complimentary soap, shampoo, loo rolls, hair dryer etc
Downstairs is also a lovely size with two completely separate Double/Twin Bedrooms and another large separate Living area. This also is recently refurbished and redecorated, totally double glazed, and a very comfortable ground floor Lodge with countryside views from all of the rooms.
This 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 that extends to seat ten people. The Living Room has comfortable seating and there is a large 32" LCD Flat Screen television with Freeview. We provide an iPod and iPhone charger and Docking Music 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.
There is another 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 situated about five minutes 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 Lodges. The Pool is available exclusively and privately to you for set hours each day when you rent the Lodge. You do not share the Pool with anyone else. 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 our guests can sit and read a good Book whilst the others in your group swim - most of our 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!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 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, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|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.
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 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........
~ To clarify the sleeping and accommodation arrangements:
3 x Bathrooms and 3 Loos (2 en suite)
3 Bedrooms arranged as below:
1 x Double Bed
4 x Single Beds (proper full size single beds with top quality Mattresses that zip and link to make King Size Double Beds if preferred.)
1 x set of Bunk beds ie therefore two single Beds suitable for children or smaller Adults.
2 x comfortable single bed settees.
Hence 10 people can sleep comfortably!
~ 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 smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
~ 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 The Lodges 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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23 Jun 2014
"Excellent place for fun and relaxation!!!"
Amazing surroundings, homely interior, spacious outdoors, easily accessible.
Great for fun get-a-ways or relaxing holidays.
I went with 8 friends and we all had a lovely time. Would recommend this holiday lodge highly.
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to review The Ling Lodges. We are delighted that you all had such a good time and enjoyed yourselves so much. Our larger Groups always enjoy the patio and garden space and in the hot weather it's great to just dive into the Swimming Pool too.....
10 Jan 2014
"Great place for a family Christmas break!"
To avoid arguments of whose turn it was to host Christmas, we rented Ling Lodge. The booking and Admin was smooth & painless.
Nine of us (OAPs to teenagers) descended on Ling Lodge and were warmly welcomed by Jan. We had a great time. Everthing in the Lodge was great. The weather was cold, wet and windy, but inside we were all warm and cosy.
The heated inoor swimming pool was fantastic. We had exclusive use of the pool from 9 - 5pm daily! The pool was immaculately maintained.
David and Jan are great landlords - made us feel welcome and always available to help.
One thing though - it would be great to have wi-fi/broadband
We are delighted that you all had such a good time and enjoyed your stay with us so much.....Have a great 2014!
9 Jan 2014
"Brilliant way to start and end a new year"
My friends and I stayed at the Ling Lodges at the end of 2013 for new years. When we got there, we were greeted with such lovely, funny people and was given a tour of where we were staying and how things worked and if we ever had any problems, help was never too far away. The Lodge was amazing! I cannot give this place enough praise. The website doesn't really show off how good the place really is, which is a shame.
You all seemed to enjoy the New Year celebrations very much and we are absolutely delighted that you all enjoyed your stay in The Lodge.
30 Sep 2013
To keep it short and sweet; the house is just as pictured and offered everything stated. We had a large group and we were easily accommodated. The pool, although it had slight restrictions, was just what the group wanted. The cottage is far enough removed from the main house that our noise didn't disturb. The pub is a 15min walk away serving very reasonable food and Stafford is a superb town offering a good selections of pubs and restaurants. All in all, the weekend was a great success for a reunion of old friends.
Thanks again to David and Jan for being so accommodating.
Thank you very much for your Review. We are pleased that you all had such a good time. We know that you would have swum all day and all night but we do just need a few hours to add chemicals to the Pool and get it cleaned to keep it safe, and it might be worth mentioning to any Readers that we think you meant Stratford rather than Stafford which is miles away!
See you all again soon and good luck with your Forces posting abroad....
David & Jan
2 Aug 2013
"Perfect location, perfect property!"
My wife and I spent a week there with my 2 daughters, their husbands, and 4 small children. We hired both properties which in effect are 2 floors of the same building.There was no negative aspect at a… More
Thank you for taking the time to do a Review. We are absolutely delighted that you all had such a good time! It is lovely that so many Families and Groups of Friends come and enjoy the Pool and Grounds and we will also be sure to thank our Cleaners and Gardeners for their efforts too.......
David & Jan.
11 Jun 2013
"Excellent place to stay for large or small groups."
We stayed here as a group of friends in June this year. The owners are on site in their own house and were there to meet and greet us but otherwise left us to relax by ourselves. They were very frien… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review and we are pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves.
David & Jan.
1 Jun 2013
"Spectacular lodge and location!"
Ten of us stayed here for my best friend's hen do and we had the most amazing time! Lodge was very comfortable and clean and the swimming pool provided a great activity. We were lucky with the weather and able to make use of the large table and chairs outside which was very relaxing. Seating 10 in the living room is a little tight if for the whole evening but on the whole plenty of space in the rooms. There are also several bathrooms/showers which was great as we weren't all dodging in and out of one bathroom. David and Jan were very accommodating and helped make our stay even more special. The welcome goodies were really thoughtful and such a kind gesture.
The countryside around is stunning and would definitely recommend for group stays and families as well.
Only one minor suggestion - it would be good if the kitchen had a couple of larger pans/pots and some heavy duty cork mats (or similar) for putting hot things on the table - it would make cooking and serving for large groups easier
Absolutely wonderful place! Definitely would like to come again
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely Review. We are delighted that you all had such a good time.
We have also noted your observations and have put in The Lodge some larger Pots and some serving Mats to make cooking easier for our larger Groups, and also added some extra chairs to make Seating more comfortable.......
14 Apr 2013
We stayed here for a hen do and we couldn't have hoped for a better venue. The Lodge had everything we needed, was clean and modern. A welcome pack was left for us with vital supplies, tea, coffe… More
Thank you for your kind Review. We are delighted that you all had such a good time and we look forward to your return visit.....
David & Jan.
23 Feb 2013
"Charming & Hospitable"
What you see in these beautiful photos is what you get. We stayed in the Lodge for two nights in Mid-February. David, the gentleman who owns the lodge greeted us upon arrival and showed us around. The bedrooms, living room, and bathrooms are all fitted with excellent furniture. The kitchen is complete and the cottage is warm and clean. There's enough parking space for several vehicles. David kindly provided us with BBQ equipment .. he was available to help us in any way he could throughout our stay. We all wished we had time to stay longer. I would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage to friends and look forward to going back there again.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely Review. We were delighted that the weather was good enough for you to BBQ and also to hear that you and your friends all had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
David & Jan.
7 Jan 2013
"Beautiful country cottage, Treated brilliantly and couldn't have asked for a better Holiday"
Our party of 12 were delighted with the warm welcome we received from the owners, who looked after everything we needed and were very polite. The cottage itself was beautiful, with enough room to sleep 12 comfortably.
Thoroughly recommend for anyone looking to escape to the country, with the swimming pool and full facilites of the cottage it made a perfect get away.
Thank you for your Review. We are always absolutely delighted when Groups come and enjoy their time at The Ling Lodges.
David & Jan.
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