Upton Bourn Lodge is an amazing place to stay. We came in a group of 9 for a long weekend to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. The house was really well equipped, very comfortable, and lots of places to chill out (games room, lounge, dining area, patio area) so we weren't 'on top' of each other all the time. The private jacuzzi and sauna absolutely 'made' it - we went in a couple of times each day.
Gill helpfully provides a great list of local amenities and suggestions of things to do. We did the vineyard tasting and tour, dinner at the local gastro pub, guided mountain bike rides for the 'boys' and pampering session at the house for the girls - wonderful!
All in all - we had a fabulous birthday weekend!
Lovely setting and accommodation with a BBQ, pool, hot tub, pool table, table tennis, table football; so lots to do. Owne Ab friendly and helpful. Great location with lots to do in local area as well as beautiful countryside and great local pubs. Highly recommend the Devonshire for food.
This house is the ultimate get away with a big group house. The amount of space and features available make it perfect to stay in, allowing everyone to have their own space aswell plenty of room to all be together and eat/relax/party communally. The rule of being out the hot tub and not being outside by 11pm really is not a problem as there are plenty of things to do inside after that time. It's just about simply respecting that rule which is honestly not hard in the slightest.
The pool is heated and is huge and so are the private grounds around the house for you to play games in.
The only thing I would make sure people know is to bring simple cooking components like oil, salt and pepper, butter.. because we had to buy it all when we got there.
But with 2 main ovens and a huge grill, there is so much you can do cooking wise while you're there.
Thank you Gill for the house and we will be back soon.
Upton Bourn Lodge is a wonderful place for a family get together, there were 13 of us, variety of ages from 9 to 80, celebrating my mums birthday.
Fabulous lodge, so well equipped to cater for large numbers and the beds are super comfy! Really spacious for everyone, wonderful dining/kitchen area with bi-fold doors that open out completely giving you the feeling you are outside. Plenty of seating areas and a fab table that we could all sit round. A wonderful heated pool, super private hot tub and sauna. The pool table and table football inside the Lodge was in constant use and you also have your own table tennis table outside - all excellent! The field adjacent to the Lodge for playing rounders and games is a great space too.
The owner, Gill, was so helpful before we arrived and for anything we needed whilst we were there, and a great cake to greet us, thank you!
Would highly recommend it.
Upton lodge was perfect for our big family get together. The accommodation was very clean and well equipt with every room of a good size so everyone was happy.
There is something for everyone.. hot tub, pool and sauna, a field with cricket and rounders sets to use, table tennis, great tv lounge and lovely size kitchen to fit us all in even the babies!
I would recommend Upton lodge for families and hope to return again one day.