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“Fantastic family stay”

Review of The Wilderness

The Wilderness near Bath
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The Wilderness near Bath
The Inglenook Lounge
Log Fired Finnish Sauna House
TV Lounge
Dining room seats 18
Family bedroom sleeps 4!
The Kitchen
Double Bedroom
Lounge
Catered dinner parties...
The lovely private rear garden
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Cottage -
8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Bath, Somerset, England

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Edward J
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic family stay”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed at The Wilderness for half term week to celebrate my mother in law's 60th birthday and found the accommodation to be absolutely fantastic. Plenty of space for such a large group (18 in all) of us and good outdoor space for the kids to enjoy themselves also.

Would definitely use again, and wouldn't hesitate to give the highest recommendation if asked!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Annie_Wol...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent, clean, well-decorated and cosy house with everything thought of for you.”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Excellent for Hen Parties. Taxis can be pre booked on 07927 730629 from Westbury station for £8 each way. Lots of parking. Rooms comfortable, bathrooms clean, kitchen equipment plentiful and matching, lots of little details (night-lights, wood for the wood burner) thought of. Towels and bedding fine - but don't forget the loo rolls for the many loos! Neither living room sat the whole party but most of us got a sofa spot in the larger living room, which was great for playing games as we could all join in and hear each other. The dining table sat everyone comfortably and made a great place for a dinner party. Management cleaned thoroughly enough between stays to find my jeans squished under the bed, which is a good sign - and then posted them back to me once I realised free of charge. I'm sure they'd rather not do that every time, but very good service when needed.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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zoecs2015
Lymington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect for our Engagement Party - excellent accommodation for large groups!”
Reviewed 29 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Wilderness for our engagement do and we would highly recommend this accommodation to large groups. It was a lovely setting for our special event and for catching up with old friends.

The kitchen is equipped really well for large numbers and we made full use of this to cook a fabulous breakfast, evening meal and afternoon tea, all for 18 people :) It's got everything you'd need to cook great food for large groups.

Everyone was impressed with the standard of the accommodation for the price we paid, and for a winter retreat it really was excellent value. The beds are comfy and the rooms are furnished to a high standard, with plenty of spare bedding to make it really cosy.

Jo was very accommodating and responded to communication from us quickly, with a friendly, genuine and welcoming attitude, which was so much appreciated.

We are keen to come back in the summer as we would love to stay again and make use of the gorgeous garden. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this accommodation - we loved it!

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

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Liked best: The space, log fire and sauna
Liked least: Wasn't there long enough!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Carly M
1 review
“Amazing Stay!”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed at The Wilderness for a long weekend in October for a hen party and it was everything we wanted and more!
Every bit of contact I had with Jo was first class, we received all the information we required prior to the stay and every need was catered for, Jo was always on hand for any queries and was always quick to reply.
She also organised a local Chef (Di) to come in and cater for the group one evening which was fab, Di and her waitress were lovely and the food was top!
The house was pristine on arrival and every single person on the hen party commented on how lovely the house was. Plus it was great value for money compared to a lot of other similar sized properties I enquired about.
No complaints at all, would 100% recommend for large families/friends and hen groups :))
Thank you for an awesome weekend!
Carly

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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Kel S
Wool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome..Awesome..Awesome”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Celebrated our STENDO weekend in this beautiful cottage which accomodated our every need. The rules and regulations were a bit overwhelmingly at 1st and could have made us feel like treading on eggshells all weekend but thankfully that was not the case and it's understandable to be cautious to own such a wonderful property. I looked at the plan again and again seeing who went where thinking i could go straight to our room but when we arrived it was like a maze. So much space, so brilliantly laid out and offered space if we needed it and communal area if we didn't. The Sauna house was awesome and such an added bonus. Only 1 thing that would have been useful would be an outside light near the BBQ as we (the men) burned all our sausages although this would more than likely been the same outcome with flood lights:) A completely relaxing retreat for all 16 of us and exactly what we needed to catch up with old friends and meet with new from all over the country just prior to our wedding! I am sooo glad we chose this residence as it was simply perfect! Thank you Jo for the great communication and to stay in your wonderful property.

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Liked best: Absolute Sanctuary
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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SID48
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very comfortable and pleasant stay”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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A group of us stayed for 2 nights (Fri-Sun). Very lovely, cosy and warm house. Very comfortable beds!! Nice and spacious. Kitchen has everything you need. Beautiful gardens and cute sauna house. Would definitely recommend this house to stay

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