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Privacy blinds
Wolferlow House, the former Victorian rectory
Outside balcony of The Retreat - perfect for afternoon tea
Wolferlow House, The Retreat and grounds - rural bliss in seven acres
View of the Spring Garden from The Retreat bedroom
View to the church from the rose arch
Entry steps to The Retreat
Juliet balcony
View from the entrance through the orchard
Juliet balcony
Garden views
View to the main gardens from the balcony
View of the orchard from the balcony
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Worcester, Worcestershire, England

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clayolfc
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fab time had by all”
Reviewed 1 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My husband, our two young sons and I stayed at the Retreat for a weekend in October 2016. The property is in a very rural setting, so a car is vital. The accommodation was very clean, with everything provided that we needed for our stay. The highlight for us was most definitely the swimming pool and sauna, which we used in the morning and again in the evening! Our boys, who are aged 3 and 7 absolutely loved it - as did my husband and I. We had a very relaxing break and will definitely return again. Thank you!

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Liked best: Pool and sauna
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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mlam78
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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“Great pool, great views, great owners”
Reviewed 6 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The Retreat lived up to the details posted and then some - the pool and sauna were fantastic, and the owners were every so welcoming, friendly and helpful. It felt like the middle of nowhere, but yet only a short drive to Worcester or Hereford and plenty of nearby pubs.
We were only here for a few nights but just in that space we felt as refreshed as if we'd had a couple of weeks away.
The only thing worrying me about giving a good review it that it might be harder for us to book to go back again!

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Liked best: The facilities and the welcoming nature of the owners
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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LouiseF76
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Perfect retreat”
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed for three nights in the aptly named Retreat to get away from it all and relax. It had everything that we could have wished for. Large comfy couches, comfortable, soft bed, everything you need in the kitchen and a lovely location, not to mention the exclusive use of the pool and sauna.
The pool is warm, none of the shuddering when you get in. It was clean with some pool toys too (we're 40 but still want to have fun!). If the weather is nice there's an outdoor seating area.
It's a very remote location, 8 miles to the nearest shop so take snacks with you. Because it's in the middle of nowhere it's very quiet and the night sky is amazing.
There's a good selection of DVD's, books and games to play.
The shower was good too (I know that matters to a lot of people!).
It's attached to the main house but you still have complete privacy although Stuart was always there if we needed anything, not that we did, it was so well equipped.
Stuart even offered us the pick of the fruit trees and vegetable gardens!
Note that there isn't any phone coverage so no calls or texts but the wi-fi is excellent so you can keep up (if you wish) with people online.
There are steps up to the apartment so not suitable for people with disabilities.
To find this little gem that allowed us to take our dog too was just brilliant.
We'll certainly be back!

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Liked best: The addition of the pool and the nice grounds
Liked least: The wobbly wardrobe (not hugely important!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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123Ali201...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Superb place”
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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

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Muhammed...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very nice relaxing holiday let”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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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Liked best: The heated pool/saunal
Liked least: Pet dog
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Razza D
Birmingham
2 reviews
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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!

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SophieUk...
UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic hidden treasure!”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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