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“Just Amazing !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Big Bear Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Melverley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Just Amazing !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Booked up at the Big Bear Lodge, as we were attending the Welsh round of the World Rally Championship. We usually stay in a friends motorhome, but we needed to make alternative arrangements this year. What can I say about the Big Bear Lodge ? .........................Everything was perfect. Lovely rooms, friendly hosts, great brekkie and an absolutely wonderful lodge with a wood burner and big comfy sofas. This will be our new base of operations for next year and many years after ! Give it a go, you will not be disappointed :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Just returned from a fabulous weekend at Big Bear Lodge. Everything about the experience was excellent - really! The ambience of the lodge is superb as is the location. Great views of the hills and a truly rural setting. Mark and Rachel were exceptional hosts - friendly and helpful. Mark took us on a canoe trip, which was great fun. Despite the fact that it rained for most of the time, we had our waterproofs so we kept relatively dry. It was a brilliant weekend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed just one night during a cold grey February but the hospitality, cosy bed, wet room and brilliant breakfast made it the best night I have ever spent in a B&B.
Really looking forward to another excuse to travel up to Shropshire to see the lovely deco, genuinely friendly couple and great view once more. Hope to indulge in some of the activities on offer as well next time.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Although the Lodge is a little off the beaten track it is warm, welcoming and has great views of the Shropshire countryside. The breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day. Car parking is easy. Rooms are new and very comfortable. Nearby is the lovely Melverley wooden church, which is worth a visit. There are campers "cabins" available if you want to be outdoors with excellent toilet and wetroom facilities. Give our regards to the donkeys.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the B and B in the Banff room for one night at the beginning of October and we wished we would have stayed longer, we will definitely be back! As soon as we arrived Rachael greeted us and gave us a very warm welcome. The lodge is decorated with so much attention to detail that it really stands out. Our room was spotlessly clean and contained everything we needed. Rachael and Mark gave us recommendations on where to eat for the evening and Rachael even very kindly offered to give us a lift. The owners are wonderful hosts and will happily go out of their way to make sure you have the best possible stay. Breakfast was delicious and there were many options on the menu, we even got to choose what time we wanted to eat. I would recommend staying here to anyone as its such a lovely place and the owners really make you feel at home!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We recently had a one night stay in one of the camping pods. I must say the pod and facilities were immaculate. The owners were really friendly and nothing seemed to much trouble. Its a wonderful rural country side setting and we will definitely be booking a pod their again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

What a lovely b&b!
Spotlessly clean, the beds were the comfiest we have stayed in, the shower was such a bonus and the breakfast was full of flavour!

We stayed in the jasper room for one night and couldn't have felt any more welcome and relaxed. Rachel was there to greet us, offering a hugely warm and friendly welcome. I believe she would go out of her way to make sure you had the best possible stay.

The decor was really charming and cosy, the honesty bar is a brilliant idea and the b&b is perfectly situated away from civilization but close enough to drive to local pubs and villages.

A home away from home. Highly recommended, we will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Big Bear Lodge
Address: Hendre Villa, Melverley SY10 8PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Melverley
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Melverley
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Hotel Class:4 star — Big Bear Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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