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The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna

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Excellent 5/5 

60 reviews

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The luxury of the Retreat's ensuite bedroom

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 50 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 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 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. 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.

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 ensuite 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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 75 km, Nearest railway: Droitwich Spa and Worcester Foregate Street 28 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, 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 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Wolferlow is a tiny hamlet comprising about 20 houses and farms with beautiful countryside and walking immediately on the doorstep. Birdwatching (72 species on the garden list), wildlife (hares, badgers and foxes in the garden) and historic churches abound and short travels can take you to lots of interesting places (more details later).

The Retreat's highlight is the exclusive use of a completely private 9m indoor heated swimming pool and a Finnish sauna. There's also a table tennis table and plenty of room to work out or practice pilates in the pool area. We can even arrange for you to have a personal trainer visit at extra cost by prior arrangement. Immediately outside the pool is a secluded sun terrace and garden for your exclusive use.

Further details

The Retreat is accessed by a single flight of 15 stone steps with metal handrail and is therefore, unfortunately, not suitable for wheelchairs. It will be suitable for others with some restricted mobility so long as they can cope with gravel garden paths and the steps.

The use of the swimming pool and sauna is subject to compliance with simple and clear instructions which form part of the booking contract. Copies are available on arrival.

Please note that the Owners (Stuart and Jill) live on-site at Wolferlow House. Mobile phone signal is weak so please always call on the home phone (and answerphone) for bookings.

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.

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28 Jun 2015


"Relaxing country retreat"

Stayed in 'the retreat' at wolferlow house with our young baby and had extended family in the main house which was the perfect set up for us as we were part of a wedding party locally. The pool and games facilities are excellent and exclusive to the retreat which kept us well occupied. Well equipped kitchen with tea, coffee etc which helped in making our stay very easy and enjoyable. Beautiful grounds and country setting. Was a shame we didn't get to spend too long at the place. Would have loved to have seen more of the grounds.

19 Jun 2015


"Just perfect!"

We went as a family of 5, (my husband, our 3 young children and myself) and all i can say is that it is the best short break we have had! The location is beautiful, surrounded by greenery and farms, so peacful and relaxing. The flat has everything you would need for a short break, and is very nice. The pool is just wonderfull, as well as the sauna. Jill and Staurt were lovely hosts, and their dog - Brambles!, my girls have fallen in love with him!!! I cannot recommend this place enough, it is just perfect!!

12 Jun 2015


"Beautiful place and great for the family"

Friends had told me about the Retreat and their glowing recommendation was fully deserved. I went with my wife and 6 month old son. We are a practicing Muslim family and the retreat offered great seclusion and the pool was private and there were no issues at all on this front. The residence above the pool is well laid out and has all you can want from the kitchen (utensils, washing machine, fridge with small freezer, oven etc theres even a bbq outside if you fancy it) Bedroom is lovely and the bed is soo compfy! It has a nice ensuite too.. Living room has cozy sofas and enough reading material to keep you busy. Wifi is good aroudn the whole complex and theres a small collection of dvds if you fancy a night infront of the box. Pool - lovely! secluded and private - with a sauna too! theres a mini gym with dumbells and other stuff and a full size table tennis set. Its all self catered - we never took up the opportunity to have the food from Stuarts daughter - but maybe next time we go. Already looking forward to the next visit! During the day, we went to WM Safari park only 30 minutes away. But there's so much to see and do around the area. Hopefully will get to check that out next time. All in all a gem of a place. Recommend it highly

28 May 2015


"Beautiful accommodation set in stunning scenery.."

We have nothing but positive things to say about our stay in this property. Everything about this place is lovely, the welcome, facilities, stunning country views, local walks, birds singing and total peace and quiet. It really is an escape from it all. Thank you....

25 May 2015


"Beautiful apartment, beautiful surroundings - and that's not mentioning the luxorious private pool and sauna!"

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at The Retreat; we were welcomed by Jill and Stuart who kindly showed us around. A complimentary bottle of fresh apple juice (grown and bottled by their neighbours) was ready for us to enjoy on arrival. The apartment itself is modern but homely, bright and clean. There are lots of windows and skylights for lots of light to pour in and a chance to hear the dawn chorus in the mornings. There's a well equipped kitchen, a spacious and powerful shower, wifi and a tv, and a terrace on which you can have your breakfast looking out on to the fields that surround the retreat. However - the real highlight of the retreat is the luxurious indoor pool, sauna and gym room. They are exceptionally well maintained and a delight to spend your day relaxing in. For us it was a real positive that it was completely private. There are a number of picturesque walks on your doorstep; Worcester cathedral and the Malvern hills are not far off either. Thank you Stuart and Jill for letting us share in your mini-paradise! We look forward to visiting again soon.

11 May 2015


"A fantastic place to get away from it and enjoy some peace and quiet"

The Retreat is a fantastic location to get away and enjoy some real peace and quiet surrounded by amazing countryside set in beautiful gardens it is really an oasis of calm in a hectic world yet only 30 minutes’ drive from great shopping and services. We found it an ideal place to just chill out and enjoy each other’s company. The pool and sauna are a great addition with the table tennis proving a great source of some heated competition… The hosts could not do enough for us yet leave you alone to enjoy your stay. We will be staying again and would recommend this to anyone.

21 Apr 2015


"A much needed break in a wonderfully restful place"

We really enjoyed our time at The Retreat - Stuart and Jill were very helpful and welcoming and having the pool and other facilities for our use was the icing on the cake. Wolferlow is brilliantly situated for getting out and about - although it's best to avoid the rush hours on the main roads at both ends of the day. The apartment has everything you would need - no dishwasher....but hey. This is a quiet and very rural situation with a view from the lounge window to match - and the apartment is set in a delightful garden. You could easily want to stay on site all day. Bramble the dog is a great character - as in her own way is the "nameless sheep". We were made so welcome and managed to completely de-stress. Thanks so much. We'll be back.

6 Apr 2015



fantastic short break. Stuart and Jill are very welcoming. Our selves and children had a brilliant time at the retreat using the pool , table tennis , sauna . Hope to book again soon.

5 Mar 2015


"Location, location, location!"

If you want a peaceful break away from it all, a stay at The Retreat is a must. Super accommodation, light and airy with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the walking, pool and sauna - only sorry we didn't have time for table tennis - hopefully on our next visit. A good selection of places to eat out but the kitchen is more than adequate for cooking and eating in.

23 Feb 2015


"5-Star accommodation, relaxing holiday, amazing private pool!"

The flat is well kept, clean with modern kitchen and all amenities including WIFI, DVD with movies. Highlight was definitively the pool, which we enjoyed private and exclusive access to anytime during our visit! The area is serene and incredible, nice to just go for a walk and enjoy the views. Stuart and Jill were very welcoming, not imposing at all, but were there to help with anything we needed. Look forward to going back!

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      Jill and Stuart S.

      • 3 Years listed

      70% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:28 Jul 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
      • English
      +44 (0) 1886 853311

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