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Luxury Holiday Apartment With Exclusive Heated Indoor Swimming Pool And Sauna

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment sleeps up to four persons (two doubles)

The Retreat is the award winning and recently completed luxury holiday apartment adjoining Wolferlow House, the former rectory, set in beautiful scenery on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire border.

The highlight is the exclusive use of a totally private 9m indoor heated swimming pool and a Finnish sauna - entirely to yourselves.

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 over farmland to the church and Wolferlow Court.

The large gardens are open each year for the National Garden Scheme (17 June 2017) and include an orchard, wildflower meadow with ponds, herbaceous borders and distant views across farmland.

Well away from any busy roads the seven acre property is quiet, peaceful and private.

Attention to detail includes the provision of top quality bed linen, towels and luxury towelling robes.

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.

More Details

Jill and Stuart Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Limited French available
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Jill and Stuart Smith

Jill and Stuart live in Wolferlow House adjoining The Retreat so are on site to provide a welcome and introduction to the place. With seven acres all together there is plenty of privacy for our guests.

Jill and Stuart Smith purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jill and Stuart Smith chose West Midlands

Everyone loves it! It's won an award for its excellence.

What makes this cottage unique

Heated indoor pool and sauna, private and all to yourself!


Bromyard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite
  • En Suite shower room with wash basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guests report the bed as the comfiest they have slept in!
  • Luxury Queen sized French-style bed with Chinese furniture. En suite shower room. Double doors to Juliet balcony with lovely views of the garden and croquet lawn.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The highlight is the exclusive use of a 9m indoor heated swimming pool and Finnish sauna with fitness area and table tennis table. A wet room leads off. From the pool large double doors lead to the garden terrace with loungers, table and sun umbrella. A flight of 15 stone steps with handrail provide access to The Retreat so it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. The garden is open once a year (year off in 2016) for the National Garden Scheme Yellow Book. Our daughter, Laura, a professional caterer provides a superb supper menu that is available on 24 hours notice - menu provided at time of booking. Highly recommended by our guests.


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Luxury Holiday Apartment With Exclusive Heated Indoor Swimming Pool And Sauna
average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Beautiful location - glorious views!

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous location, peaceful! Wonderful welcome, with a bowl of fresh raspberries and home grown tomatoes in the apartment. Friendly and helpful without in any way intruding on our privacy. Gave good advice regarding an evening meal out locally. Two friendly jack Russell's who also made us feel very welcome🤗?. Lovely pool area.......a little cold (27 degrees) but we were only there for the weekend so this did us fine.

Couple of minor problems, and to be fair we didn't mention them so it's down to us really - the grill pan was really dirty, and to be honest we didn't want to clean it prior to cooking, when only away for the weekend, so we went out for breakfast to Tenbury Wells - which is a quaint little market town. (Go into the bakery and try the pork pies and hand made chocolates - delicious! ) Kettle switch won't stay down after it's been boiled once?

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
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very Good

  • 3 of 5

Very friendly hosts who were on hand should you need any assistance during your stay.

The pool was indeed the icing on the cake and lived up to expectations. all in all a good stay and would recommend for a quiet and peaceful break.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
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Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Great to have the pool to use whenever we wanted. Great surroundings a very peaceful place to stay. Would highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Absolutely Loved it

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with the kids. We all had an amazing and relaxing time, enjoying the pool and sauna. Jill and Stuart were fantastic hosts. Friendly yet respected our privacy. Thank you to them both and can't wait to come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
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Second visit and another lovely stay, kids loved the pool again. Can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay and just chill, orchard is great and plenty of nice walks around the area. Stuart and Jill very welcoming hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great holiday. Pool and sauna are amazing. Jill and Stuart are very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Upper Sapey
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Upper Sapey
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Droitwich Spa and Worcester Foregate
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Droitwich J5 / Worcester J6&7 M5
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Clifton, Bromyard, Martley
Car: recommended

The Retreat is set in beautiful rural countryside on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The area is a well kept secret offering a wealth of interesting places to visit and 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 (5 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.51

Payment by direct bank transfer in £ sterling
£200 security deposit payable in cash on arrival and repaid on departure subject to any deductions for damage and breakages

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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