Lovely place. Very peaceful and private. Kids absolutely adore the private swimming pool. Jill and Stuart superb hosts.
This was our 4th visit and hopefully many more in the future
I went as a family (me, wife, 6 years, 3 years and 2 year old). It was a very enjoyable experience which makes this review a bit easier.
On arrival we were greeted by Stuart who was a true gentleman and showed us around the pool room and apartment and then left us alone to explore. Although the owners (Stuart & Jill) live in a estate house next door, this is attached to the holiday apartment with the pool room building in between the two properties which gives you more privacy. Throughout the stay Stuart and Jill made the effort to stay out of our way but they were always accessible when we needed them. They provided a welcome pack with all the usual takeaway numbers etc...this was useful.
Sauna - worked a treat and heats up like the Dubai dessert.
Swimming Pool - this was heated but the shallow end is about 2 metres deep so not for young children without proper supervision. Floaters were provided and my 3 year old loved sitting in one of the floaters and swimming off. I am a swimmer so this was the fun alternative to a session in the gym. It's brill.
Apartment - nice tidy apartment flat above the heated pool/sauna (accessed externally) and it has everything you needed. I advise others to remember to bring food (i.e. bread, milk, butter, etc...) or order from the owners daughter who has a catering business. There are several local farm shops and a couple we visited accepted debit card. There was a sofa bed in the living room, lots of DVD's, free internet, high chair, all the kitchen utensils you need, the apartment has a balcony and towels were provided too.
Activities - There are local horses and a sheep in the field owned. We drove to Hereford/Worcester each day of out visit and visited places like Worcester National Park, West Midland Safari Park, Hereford Waterworks Museum - Hereford HR4 0LJ) and Play Planet Playcentre, 122 Widemarsh St, Hereford HR4 9HN. There are lots of local walkways/fields to have a long walk if you prefer this.
Pets - Stuart does make people aware that he has two dogs and a cat. Both the cat and the young energetic jackrussell like to visit the apartment door and will enter the flat if allowed. This need not be an issue because Stuart/Jill can have the dogs taken indoors if anyone doesn't like dogs (we just let them know when we were out so that the dog could be let out to run in the garden).
Garden - there is part of the garden with a lawned path for children to explore safely. There is a female gardeners that had to visit a couple of times and Jill herself does some gardening in an evening but this is understandable due to the vast size of the garden. There is also a large Caribbean-style straw-roofed hutch which is nice to sit in.
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Sitting in the pool area reflecting over the last 2 days. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful gardens and views. The pool and sauna is a fantastic addition to already wonderful accommodation and facilities. Everything you would need is available on hand and if you need anything else, Stuart and Jill are happy to help. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. Thank you!
This was our first holiday with our new baby and it was the perfect escape. Our little one loved the pool and it was great to have so many facilities to ourselves. Obviously having a baby can restrict your holiday somewhat so this place was perfect. The facilities are clean, the pool a good temperature and the bed super comfy! There are 2 friendly dogs on site and lovely bushy cat who will pop and say hello regularly. We really enjoyed our stay.