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4th return to pool where big carp play hard to get!..
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This is the 4th time i have stayed at the site of my favourite fishing pool....
Although a long way from my home in scotland its always been worth the planning required to make the trips happen
I first stayed at the venue 14 years ago ...the owner at the time had always welcomed fishermen with open arms ans had made his private treehouse and fishing shack/lodge available to all who wanted to stay over,The years have passed since my first stay there in the old treehouse, further trips saw me make use of
The old fishing lodge..All i can say that since its changed family hands the place is even better,more welcoming,and the updating of both venues is beyond words,
I wont go into too much detail as ive read most reviews and can only say every word of praise is deserved in full
Elegant,simply stunning,the list just goes on and on....all are accurate and say it all
While there this time the wildlife seemed to be so so abundant..green woodpeckers..jays..buzzards..kingfishers..deer were walking through the woodland at night..the bats were like fighter sqdrns flying round the treehouse..round the pool..everywhere was alive at night....i did note lots and lots of batt boxes throughout the woods and buildings....clearly the wildlife means everything here to the owners...sqirrells were going crazy..the owls were amazing as we sat on the deck at the treehouse..
The fishing was the bit i always enjoy here more than anything,i can clearly remember sitting next to one of my fishing idols here many years before"des taylor"of angling times fame,I always remember him pulling huge chubb from the waters and every trip for me since has seen the same quality fish comming my way...
The pool has also seen much updating with signs,huge log benches ,pic nic bbq hot plates etc etc..
Our stay with our two dogs was a delight,They enjoyed the full privacy and full use of the area as much as we did,although they swam in the pool more than us!!
Visiting such a wonderful venue in herefordshire means you simply have to go and enjoy the surrounding countryside Herefordshire is a beautiful county with so much to offer,reading the comments book at the treehouse you can easily understand why so many people choose to stay put and not use the car again until they leave,We visited the much reworked and updated city centre and enjoyed a wonderful meal in "BEEFY BOYS"restaurant..a fantastic burger bar that served the most amazing burgers you could wish for..the entire area has see many changes..some good..some not so.. in our opinion..
hereford towns changed so much one would hardley recognise the town centre with "what some may consider its new "out of place"contemporary buildings",for us it was just amazing to see how the old town has evolved but still kept its wonderful rural feel
So if your staying at the treehouse do yourselves a favour and go have a look around,
We will be back nxt summer to try the updated lodge.....its certainly seen some updates....
Thanks again for taking care of us
Brian and Roni Love
Just back from an amazing weekend in Trunkquility luxury - perfect in every way. Fantastic location and so peaceful. The treehouse itself is awesome - so imaginatively built and so beautifully designed - there are so many special little touches that just make this so special and your stay so memorable. Our woof loved it too - great memories and an absolute must for anyone who wants something different and unforgettable. Thank you for making our stay feel so warm and welcoming.
What a fantastic place, everything we hoped for and more. The treehouse is so cute and lovingly kept by the owners Helen and John, who were so delightful and helpful. Fishing was wonderful, hubby caught 16 chub and a carp in our 2 day break, but don't be fooled, they're crafty! Left me free to relax on one of the loungers and enjoy the peace and quiet. Enjoyed the cds and dvds provided in the evenings, didn't want to leave this amazing treehouse. Everything you need is there so you can just lock the gate and forget the world. Will definitely return.
I was recommended to stay here by a friend. When booking i dealt with Helen who went out of her way to answer any questions i had as well as being very responsive when in contact. On arrival i was greeted by one of the owners who was very polite and very helpful with any questions my father and i had.
My Father in the tree house and myself in the New Fishing Lodge which is ideally situated on the premises with lighting to help you along your way at night.
What can I say, it was a beautiful part of the country within a fabulous area. As you drive through the gates your met with a vibrant green field. You drive past the field and enter a batch of woods, when you look up the image is just stunning. If you like luxury but still want to feel at one with nature then it would be right in front of your eyes.
Upon entering the tree house, you will notice the fabulous layout to which you will spend the rest of your stay admiring and wondering if you could live in a place like this. For the people that had a tree house as a young child, your dream is perched right in front of you. The Engineer in me was astonished to how it was held up.
I was very lucky to be one of the first people to stay in the lodge, it's just what I needed. The first thing I noticed when walking to the lodge was the spectacular private lake full of fish life swirling around. To get to the lodge you must cross a running stream which is by far the most therapeutic sound. If you like real authentic designs then this lodge is by far a fisherman's dream. Real wood burner located in the living area, the best part the wood is all neatly stacked and cut for you no swinging axes around just rock up after a hard days fishing put some wood on the fire and your feet up.
The fishing was something else, the lake is naturally stocked an boy are the fish smart you really have to bring your game if you would like to catch. You see all the fish swimming around, i am very new to the fresh water side but its not as easy as i imagined. My father on the other hand had a little more experience from when he was younger and it definitely showed in the results of our little competition at the end of the weekend.
Speaking on my fathers behalf about the tree house he told me it was a quirky experience to which he would be more than happy to return with his other half. If your looking for a romantic surprise and something completely out of this world this would be the place.
I myself will be enquiring about returning with my partner or maybe just for a gentleman's fishing weekend with a friend.
Once again Helen and Jon thank you for letting my father an i stay at your picturesque creation.
Was so excited when we stumbled across this unique place online and were over the moon when Helen swiftly responded to advise it was available giving us a child free mini break.
We stayed just 2 nights with our dogs
If you are after a bolt hole away from fast paced living that still has ammenties within a short drive then this place is for you.
When we arrived and rounded the corner my jaw dropped, the photos really do not do this place justice.
The owners have thought of everything, we spent the day exploring the lake and fishing and even found plastic lunch boxes that we used for a picnic.
The toiletries, fluffy towels, snuggly slippers and dressing gowns were a lovely touch.
We found board games, a selection of CD's and DVD's and enjoyed having the music on in the evening while we cooked dinner and had a glass of wine.
John the owner made us feel so welcome in the grounds, gave us lots of information about the area and encouraged us to let our dogs roam off leads. I think they had as much fun as we did.
The lake seemed well stocked with fish, and my husband caught a good size one during our stay.
The squirriels were very entertaining, I could of sat for hours watching them.
I cannot find a negative thing to say and we have just booked to return again with our children
This treehouse was lovely, high spec, very comfortable, warm, good amenities with some coffee pods for coffeemaker, tea bags. hot chocolate sachets. Nice bathroom, lovely mezzanine with comfortable double bed. Cosy but not tiny and good little kitchen. Nice swinging seat beneath. However we were disappointed when we opened the sofa bed to find that it wasn't at all a double, much more of a single, so one of our family had to sleep on cushions on the floor. This is not what I expected 1. from the description and 2. from the price. It was a shame as the treehouse is lovely but it left a sour taste in our mouths as we felt it was not a fair description to say that the treehouse sleeps 4. Also, if you come from London or a big noisy city, you might find it tranquil, but actually it is rather close to a busy A road and you hear quite a lot of traffic noise outside. We live next to a ring road of similar size at home so we're used to it, but it certainly wasn't blissfully quiet.
Wow what a hidden gem of a place!
I can't find one negative thing to say, Helen was wonderful during email contact, we bumped into her husband who took the time to tell a little about the area and the treehouse, lodge, lake etc...
We planned to visit the area around as we had heard lots about the beautiful wals but ended up staying in the treehouse the whole weekend. It's not very often anyone gets to spend so much time completely alone to enjoy the peace and quiet and be entertained by the birds, squirrels etc...
The owners have really thought of everything throughout the treehouse and outside area, my partner forgot his wellies (we went on a wet weekend) and there was even a spare pair of hunter ones in the wellie store.
Anyone wanting a romantic weekend getaway, we cannot recommend Trunkquility treehouse enough! But we are also hoping to go back in the summer with friends and family so we can enjoy the outside area more.
Thanks again ☺️