Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A modern well furnished 1 bedroom first floor Apartment 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.....
The Lodge is not a small Studio Flat but a lovely sized stand alone Apartment with a completely separate Double Bedroom and Living areas. There are also two single sofabeds in the Living Room so making it possible to sleep 4 people in complete comfort (and an extra little one making 5 people if you include the Cot that we will happily supply free of charge.)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 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, Children's 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, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|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 indoors|
A recently refurbished and redecorated, totally double glazed, very comfortable first floor Apartment with countryside views from all of the rooms.
The Apartment is entered via its own front door off a private Courtyard. You go up a flight of stairs into the 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. A Radio Alarm Clock is provided for your comfort.
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
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 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........
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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6 Jul 2012
Had a lovely time at Ling Lodge. Pool great as you can have it to yourself during your allotted times. Nice and quiet during the night. Just a short drive to Stratford on Avon and Warwick. Lovely pub in next village (Aston Cantlow) for wonderful food.
Thank you for taking the time to write your Review. We are glad that you and Baby Tristan enjoyed the Pool. It really does make a rainy english Summer day on Holiday a bit more bearable!
David & Jan.
2 Nov 2011
"wonderful rented accomodation with indoor heated pool"
My family and I stayed in Ling Lodge for 3 nights. Accomodation suited us with enough beds for the 2 kids and a cot provided for the baby. Retail park was situated nearby which had 24 hr Tesco and a few places to eat. We manged trips to Cadburys World and Birmingham, and there is Stratford Upon Avon very nearby.
Facilities were modern and clean, plus there was added bonus of heated indoor pool which was fantastic when it was raining, the kids didn't want to get out. Have recommended friends and family, and hope to return soon. Well done David and Jan.
We are very pleased that you all had such a good time and that the children enjoyed the Heated Pool so much...........it does help to keep them occupied on rainy days!
David & Jan.
11 Sep 2011
"Wonderful lodge and area"
We loved staying at Ling Lodge, with exclusive use of the indoor pool. The lodge was excellently equipped, making the stay extremely easy and enjoyable. Wonderful location for enjoying the local area.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much.
David & Jan.
4 Aug 2011
"Delightful and tranquil"
Lower Ling lodge is situated in a peaceful location near Stratford Upon Avon. The lodge is on the grounds of the owners David and Jan who are the nicest of people and very easy to talk with. The lodge was spotlessly clean and most welcoming with fresh milk, eggs, bread and fruit juice on arrival. The garden was beautiful and spacious and the kids played all day and night!! The added bonus was the indoor pool, again clean and very private. Thoroughly recommended if wanting a countryside retreat or a visit to Shakespeare's hometown.
We are absolutely delighted that you had such an enjoyable break and thank you for your kind words.
David & Jan.
12 Jul 2011
"Very relaxing, Pool facility excellent, good location."
Enjoyed a very relaxing break, Pool and apartment superb. good location to visit Stratford, Henley and cotswolds, very good food at local pubs also, Would definitely recomend,David and Jan are very nice people...
Thank you for your lovely write up about your stay with us at The Lodges......we are really pleased that you had such a good time...
David & Jan.
17 May 2011
"I Love This Place, And Keep Going Back!"
I have stayed at Ling Lodge a number of times in the last few years. It almost feels like a home from home, and i am constantly thinking about when i can next return. Although the apartment is quite… More
Thank you very much for your lovely write up about Ling Lodge. For those bigger Groups, or just those who like masses of space, we also have the much larger Lower Ling Lodge with 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms which still offers private use of the Heated Indoor Pool and comfortably sleeps 6 people - or as they interconnect rent The Ling Lodges which is actually both Lodges together and sleep up to 10 in complete comfort!
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