Gosh, so we had read the reviews and absorbed the website and so we were expecting something special but Sharon & John's Dandelion Hideaway exceeded every expectation.
You step back into a time gone by when you arrive - the welcome, the peace, the exceptional attention to every single detail is quite extraordinary. From the jug of Pimms, the homemade biscuits and doggie treats that were waiting for us upon arrival to the cleanliness of the exquisitely decorated tents to the glorious, never ending hot water with which to fill the roll top bath - all absolutely perfect.
The setting and the tents really are beautiful - more so than the photos and reviews suggest - but it is Sharon and John who make this retreat truly idyllic - they have perfected the line between attentive hosts and respecters of your peace and tranquility. Nothing is too much trouble for them and their gestures of welcome extend throughout the whole week, not just your arrival day. On Friday morning we had gone in seek of bread quite early before it had arrived. Not really fussed as the dog had enjoyed the walk anyway, we settled into enjoying the glorious weather and secluded views from our veranda for the morning with every intention of wandering back up to the shop. However, time just passes in the Dandelion Hideaway in the blink of an eye, and before we knew it, it was late morning and Sharon appeared with not only a selection of loaves for us to choose from but also a homemade cake and a jug of Pimms - now, tell me where else - anywhere in the world - where such thoughtful touches appear?
Our dog, Yodi, had the most idyllic week, too and was made to feel as welcome as we were. Next, time, he promises to be brave and actually chase the rabbits into the woods rather than stopping short of them whilst they tease him from just inside!!!
The Dandelion Hideaway offers far more than you can begin to imagine - thanx you so much, Sharon and John, for the first of many visits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dandelion Hideaway offers the finest farm glamping holiday. Six, luxury country canvas cottages, nestled into the idyllic countryside, offer fun for families and pure indulgence and romance for couples. There are beautiful luxurious interiors, vintage touches and a roll top bath & shower in the en suite bathroom, with oodles of hot water! Each sleeps six guests in two bedrooms, plus a "hayloft", and the well equipped farmhouse kitchen includes a butler's sink and a traditional range cooker. Bluebells canvas cottage is just for two and is perfect for romance, proposals and celebrations, its very secluded, private and has its own delightful hot tub. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Dandelion Hideaway Hotel Osbaston
- The Dandelion Hideaway Osbaston, Leicestershire