£138 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna – Home 210892 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna – Home 210892

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 100 5* excellent reviews making it the most reviewed property in Hereford and Worcester. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the 7 acres of garden and fields. You don't share the pool with anyone else and it is available for the whole of your stay exclusively for you. 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 of the orchard and across the croquet lawn. The fully-equipped kitchen is tucked in the corner of the generous living area with flat screen TV, comfortable settees 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 and accessible at all times. It is much appreciated by many of our guests either couples or young families.

The large gardens are open one day each year 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 of seven acres is quiet, peaceful and private. We have friendly horses and one sheep in the fields.

Attention to detail includes the provision of top quality bed linen, towels and luxury towelling robes. The Wifi connection provides excellent broadband reception. An extensive DVD collection is included for your entertainment.

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 sometimes possible to use double en-suite 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private indoor pool
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Getting around is by car, walking or on your bike. Lots of lovely walks and some significant hills for those that want a challenge on the bike.

Interaction with guest

We are generally available to meet and welcome our guests but we also have a key safe for independent access should we not be here. Our welcome pack has many ideas on where to visit during your stay, the best local pubs and restaurants serving locally sourced food, shopping guide, sporting suggestions and much much more.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets allowed by agreement and with a small additional fee


About the owner

Jill And Stuart S.
Average reply time:
3 hours 6 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
14 Nov 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jun 2012. Located in Worcester, it has 123 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £888 to £1180.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Nov 2019.


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Guest reviews

123 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 23 Jun 2019

The Retreat was brilliant! The beautiful scenery and warm welcome made our stay a positive experience. Cant wait to visit again. Thanks for everything Jill and Stuart.


Reviewed 19 Mar 2019

Stayed for 3 nights, had an amazing time were made very comfortable by the owners! Complimentary bottle of homemade apple juice was thoughtful


Reviewed 9 Mar 2019

Stayed here for the weekend for my girlfriends 30th with our daughter. Stuart and jill were both so welcoming. The apartment is so cosey and has everything you’ll need and the pool and sauna are… More

“A perfect retreat”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2019

A very comfortable and enjoyable stay, thank you - we love the swimming pool, sauna and table tennis. The setting was tranquil and relaxing - a beautiful part of the country. We hope to come back. Highly recommended.

“Amazing!! Just what we needed”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2019

Had such a amazing time at the retreat! Everything was perfect for the family. The boys loved the pool and the cottage. Hosts were welcoming and there whenever we needed anything perfect getaway and definitely going back in the summer. Amazing safari park 16miles away also which is breathtaking. (Westminster safari park) if your thinking of booking then definitely do! Thanks Stuart for having us :)

“Below average”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2018

Middle of nowhere Very poor lighting around the property for visitor convenience Pool water just about manageable even with heating apparently on Its literally a room with n ensuite, and a kitchen / lounge. Better off booking a hotel room with a pool. In comparison to other holiday homes we have been to, its probably to worst so far to be frank

“Wonderful place”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2018

We stayed from 17th to 21st September and while the owners live next door they are so non- intrusive and allow you all the privacy you need. Once Stuart showed us around, that was it..he and Jill just left us to get on with our stay. I have to say that I booked this place mainly for the 24- hour and sole use of the swimming pool and what you see is what you get. It was great swimming at ,midnight and absolutely anytime we wanted to. The swimming area is lovely and warm so when you get out you are not shivering cold. It also has a really nice aura about it... The Sauna was an extra bonus. This property is pretty unique because of what it offers and the price is very reasonable. I was not able to find another place like this with an affordable price. There were also 2 horses on site and a sheep... The kitchen has all the utensils you need and the property is warm and clean. There is a swing outside and that made me feel like a child again. Jill and Stuart, you are the very best!! we hope you will allow us to return again soon. ( but this time with a car :) PS: sorry for the delay but we arrived back home a week ago and just getting back to normal life.

Owner's reply: Hi Melanie, What a lovely review - thanks so much. You are very welcome to return. We'll look forward to having you back again ... with car. Stuart and Jill

“Best break ever. Children loved it”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2018

Had a great time with the family. Indoor pool was used really well. Kids learnt to swim well pleased with that. Atmosphere was lovely. Really needed this break. Should've come here before. Got th… More

“The perfect retreat”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2018

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at The Retreat for our anniversary and would recommend it to anyone! A few days before Stuart and Jill messaged me with the details and that they were going to be … More

“Amazing fantastic place highly recommend”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2018

This is our second time staying at the retreat it's an amazing place so peaceful a calming great accommodation very clean the pool an sauna are fantastic an the owners are wonderful very helpful an kind, there if you need anything but also leave you to enjoy your time I would highly recommend, can't wait to back , huge thank you to Stuart an Jill for making us so very welcome look forward to our next visit .

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Jill and Stuart (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Jill and Stuart (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Jill and Stuart (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Jill and Stuart the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Jill and Stuart (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Jill and Stuart (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Jill and Stuart (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Jill and Stuart (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Jill and Stuart (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Jill and Stuart (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Jill and Stuart (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Jill and Stuart (the owner) a message.

If Jill and Stuart (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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