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Big Bear Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Melverley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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94 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“What a great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I stayed in one of the four pods and had a wonderful weekend. The River Severn is a field or two away, Wales most beautiful (1500ft) waterfall is a 30 minute drive away and Shrewsbury is a 15 minute drive away.

From the pod you have a lovely view of the rolling Shropshire countryside and holls.

The value for money is phenomenol and the experience is one we wish to do again soon. Only next time more than two nights.

One small comment here for the owners. Would you please consider removing the goal post and footballs. Our POD and more importaly our car was hit on numberous occasions by footballs. With a little more peace and quiet this weekend would have been absolutely perfect.

Room Tip: No tips required as the site is perfect in every way
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Just got back from a night away at the Big Bear Lodge. Everything from the warm welcome, to the rooms and breakfast was faultless! Nothing was too much trouble. This is an outstanding lodge/b&b and I will be returning :)

Thanks again

Sam

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Twyford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have just enjoyed a relaxing two night break at The Big Bear Lodge in Melverley run by Rachel & Mark. We booked originally due to the airing on the Channel 4 show Four in a Bed but nothing prepares you for the beautiful setting that this place sits in. Views to die for from every window and there is a lovely sun veranda to sit on and just chill. Full use of the facilities in the kitchen really makes life easy as you can chill your drinks in the fridge and make your way out onto the verandah to relax.
We were treated to breakfast cooked by Mark one morning and Catherine on the second morning both equals in the kitchen (Mum & Son) & all the while you are entertained by Rachel who is one of the most genuine hosts we have ever come across.
The bedrooms have lovely comfortable beds, fabulous bedding and there is a wet room to die for. Would highly recommend this place to anybody.

Room Tip: We were in Whistler which is decorated in lovely light colours and is at the back of the Lodge with...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

stayed here over the weekend,great place to unwind,middle of no were,senery was breath taking,will be going back very soon i hope.did not stay in main lodge,we campt out,was there for paragliding compatition,with friends,but i will be going back with my wife very soon i hope.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Had such a fantastic time, would definately recommend. Both Mark and Rachel were excellent hosts and did there upmost to make our stay as enjoyable as impossible. Will definately be going back at some point

  • Stayed June 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Just returned from a night away in The Big Bear Lodge in Melverley, Oswestry. Winner of the "Four in a Bed" TV show on Channel 4.

What a delight! From first Impressions to when we left. We couldn't have asked for more.

Rooms were clean, spotless even. Wet rooms were an experience :-) Location was off the beaten track but very quiet and perfect for escapism. Lots to do in the local area, quad biking, paragliding, walking, canoeing etc.and the hosts were very knowledgeable.

Breakfast was lovely too.

Will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: Pods are also available in the grounds which we did look inside of and they are great. Cant wait to...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

An amazing place,ideal for small groups or a couple wanting a bit of tranquility.Rooms were clean, light & very comfortable.Rachel & Mark were fantastic hosts,couldn't do enough for you. will be back!

Room Tip: The Communal area is great to sit as a group to enjoy the view if you dont want to head back out for...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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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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