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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

Excellent Excellent – based on 117 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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 you stay. 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 (16 June 2018) 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.

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 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
  • CD player
  • 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
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Pets allowed by agreement and with a small additional fee


About the owner

Jill And Stuart S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 56 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
11 Nov 2018
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 117 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £750 to £990.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 117 reviews Excellent
117 reviews

Very Good

“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

“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 .

“Lovely stay!”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2017

Had a lovely peaceful 3 night break. Just what we wanted. The retreat is clean and comfortable and has all amenities you need. Recommended

“Wonderful and relaxing place”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2017

We've just returned from Retreat and we all had an amazing time again.We visited last year and we loved it.This time was no different.Our boys, age 5 and 10 love the pool, my husband and I enjoyed sauna and few games of table tennis.Area is gourgeous and peaceful with breathtaking views and outdoor area to relax.Boys also had a little bike ride.Last year we went out to couple of lovely pubs in the area, this year we decided to cook and kitchen provides everything you need. We will definitely be back again !

“The perfect 'retreat' to relax in luxury”

Reviewed 19 May 2017

With beautiful open countryside views the apartment offers everything you might need in a small perfectly formed space. The private pool and sauna are located below the living quarters and also all maintained to a high standard. This was a return visit and we continued to explore the local area as well as just relaxing within the home and pool.

“Peaceful and relaxing”

Reviewed 11 Dec 2016

We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized swimming pool, both of which are located under the accommodation. The host, Stuart, met us on arrival, showed us around and then left us to it but was only next door if we needed anything. There aren't any amenities within walking distance but they are only a short drive away and as we wanted complete peace and quiet, this was not a problem. All in all, a lovely place to stay and would recommend to anyone

“Absolutely amazing!”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2016

Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving here, then when i left i felt completely relaxed! The place is just amazing, the lounge and kitchen are a decent size, the bedroom is a decent size with an en-suite shower room, and the pool room is massive! The pool was lovely and warm and the sauna was very relaxing. There is a wet room in the pool room so it's easy to shower before and after swimming. I must say aswell that there are various books, games and dvds in the lounge which was a bonus for us as we didn't want to use our phones at all so when we weren't swimming we were playing Scrabble or watching a film :) There isn't any mobile signal but they do have fast wifi so you could still use the internet if you wanted to. So all in all we were very happy with our stay and Stuart and Jill are so lovely! Thank you again for such a perfect getaway.

“well worth a visit”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2015

Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required anything else . We were then left to enjoy our stay. We then saw Jill when we were ready to leave & had a really nice chat. It was like chatting with an old friend you had known for years.

“Excellent from start to finish”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2015

We stayed here with our 3 young kids, and from the start Stuart (the host) was very accommodating and helpful. The Retreat is in fact a decent sized extension behind Stuart's farmhouse, but don't let that put you off. You are left alone in your own privacy and free to roam around, yet help is always at hand if needed. Of course, it goes without saying we all loved the swimming pool. The normal ritual was to have a swim and a sauna first thing in the morning, and last thing at night! My girls love horses and Stuart was only too willing to show us round his stables and let the girls have a play round. Oh, and thanks for the wildlife tour in your fields :) The girls are still talking about that and the swimming pool more than a month later. Thanks for the lovely memories Stuart and Jill. Needless to say we hope to be back soon, even if it is for a long weekend.

“Want to go back!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2015

Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds neighbouring the owners property but they respect your privacy completely and leave you to enjoy. On arrival we were greeted by Stuart who showed us around the accomadation and gave us a complimentary bottle of some locallly produced apple juice which was amazing!, and also gave us permission tp pick some fresh tomatoes and berrys from the greenhouse and garden. The pool and sauna was a great addition to the stay and we had a swim in the evenings and sat in the sauna to unwind after a long day in complete privacy, There are lots of things to do nearby (within 20 miles average) so you can keep busy through the day and kick back and relax when you get back in the evening. Will definately go back and would highly recommend!

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