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Luxury Holiday Apartment With Exclusive Heated Indoor Swimming Pool And Sauna

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Apartment sleeps up to four persons (two doubles)

The Retreat is the award winning luxury holiday apartment adjoining Wolferlow House, the former rectory, set in beautiful scenery on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire border.

The highlight is the exclusive use of a totally private 9m indoor heated swimming pool and a Finnish sauna - entirely to yourselves.

The Retreat comprises a luxurious double bedroom with en-suite shower featuring a king size bed and Chinese furniture. A proper fold-out double bed settee allows extra sleeping in the sitting area. Double doors and a Juliet balcony give views across the croquet lawn. The fully equipped kitchen is tucked in the corner of the generous living area with flat screen TV, comfortable chairs and a dining table. A wide double-glazed glass screen leads to an elevated paved balcony with outdoor seating and distant views over farmland to the church and Wolferlow Court.

The large gardens are open each year for the National Garden Scheme (16 June 2018) and include an orchard, wildflower meadow with ponds, herbaceous borders and distant views across farmland.

Well away from any busy roads the seven acre property is quiet, peaceful and private.

Attention to detail includes the provision of top quality bed linen, towels and luxury towelling robes.

The Retreat is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic and luxury getaway or to bring the baby / younger children and enjoy a family time together.

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Bromyard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite
  • En Suite shower room with wash basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guests report the bed as the comfiest they have slept in!
  • Luxury Queen sized French-style bed with Chinese furniture. En suite shower room. Double doors to Juliet balcony with lovely views of the garden and croquet lawn.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The highlight is the exclusive use of a 9m indoor heated swimming pool and Finnish sauna with fitness area and table tennis table. A wet room leads off. From the pool large double doors lead to the garden terrace with loungers, table and sun umbrella. A flight of 15 stone steps with handrail provide access to The Retreat so it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. The garden is open once a year (year off in 2016) for the National Garden Scheme Yellow Book. Our daughter, Laura, a professional caterer provides a superb supper menu that is available on 24 hours notice - menu provided at time of booking. Highly recommended by our guests.


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Luxury Holiday Apartment With Exclusive Heated Indoor Swimming Pool And Sauna
average rating of 4.75 based on 52 reviews

Lovely location and lovely hosts. Can't fault anything

  • 5 of 5

The highlight of the holiday was the heated private pool. So much fun to be had in such a small space. Easy commute to the local village to Bromyard. Will highly recommend this place to anyone.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and enjoyable stay, but bit misleading as not quite luxury

  • 3 of 5

The property is situated in an idyllic place, peaceful and a real rural escape. It is also spotless and clean and well equipped and the hosts were nice and friendly. However I booked this as a 'luxury stay' drawn by the pool and sauna. The pool was far too cold for me to swim in at all ( I suffer from arthritis) and my husband braved it only once. Similarly the sauna needed 'heating up' before use and so we only used it once which was disappointing. I think if you set expectations of luxury you need the added extra's, for example when we arrived the property was freezing, admittedly it soon warmed with heaters but surely they could have been turned on half an hour before expected arrival time. Little things like a box of tissues, shower gel (even Premier Inn do that ), some milk ( as it is in the middle of nowhere) all add up and elevate the stay from just OK to luxury. We also had no phone reception (understandable) but neither could we connect to the WiFi the whole time we were there. We had a lovely relaxing weekend despite all, just disappointed that after filling out pages of rental contract for two nights (bit odd) and having to give a £200 cash holding deposit on arrival, which set high expectations, it seemed then over sold and overpriced. Sorry guys, you were lovely but didn't feel we got what we were expecting or paid for :( I don't write negative reviews but like to give an honest feedback.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to relax.

  • 4 of 5

It was brilliant .every thing was really clean

Bed was comfy. Best thing was swmming pool .we loved it . Only one problem was that there was no net work at all and no Wi-Fi at all . Couldn't get in touch with rest of the family to let them know how we doing.

Apart from that it was wonderful

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We have had wifi reception problems over the weekend but it seems to be back up and running now with no issues.
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Very comfortable and brilliant facilities

  • 5 of 5

The owners could not be more helpful. They are brilliant. They let you get on with your holiday but are there if you need them

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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So Relaxing , Lovely place would recommend to friends.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly welcome from Jill and Stuart and a basket of apples sets the tone lovely surroundings,lovely atmosphere countryside peaceful beautiful horses pet sheep and bird songs very relaxing. The pool is amazing and private just for you!! the sauna is fabulous the beds comfy everything you need for a truly relaxing holiday. Would love to return thanks for a lovely stay

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at the retreat, but the first time with children. The accommodation and surrounding area was beautiful. The house itself is very comfortable, clean, with attention to small details. My children loved their stay, particularly the pool, picking apples and pears from the Orchard, and playing with Crumpet and Bramble, the two dogs. Something tells me we'll be making a third trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Jill and Stuart Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Limited French available
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Jill and Stuart Smith

Jill and Stuart live in Wolferlow House adjoining The Retreat so are on site to provide a welcome and introduction to the place. With seven acres all together there is plenty of privacy for our guests.

Jill and Stuart Smith purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jill and Stuart Smith chose Bromyard

Everyone loves it! It's won an award for its excellence. We have many repeat visitors and the reviews are invariably excellent.

What makes this cottage unique

Heated indoor pool and sauna, private and all to yourself!


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Upper Sapey
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Upper Sapey
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Droitwich Spa and Worcester Foregate
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Droitwich J5 / Worcester J6&7 M5
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Clifton, Bromyard, Martley
Car: recommended

The Retreat is set in beautiful rural countryside on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The area is a well kept secret offering a wealth of interesting places to visit and lots of peace and quiet.

London is a world away but we are actually only 120 miles from the M25. Birmingham is 38 miles. Readily accessible from M5 J5 (Droitwich Spa) & J7 (Worcester South).

Bromyard (5 miles) Home to the Herefordshire Marmalade Festival, The International Town Criers’ Festival, the Scarecrow Festival, Dr Who Museum, Nozzstock Rock Festival, Jazz and Folk Festivals; there’s something for everyone going on here! That’s before you visit Brockhampton National Trust, Bromyard Downs or Bringsty Common.

Tenbury Wells (7 miles) Traditional market town on the River Teme hosting the Mistletoe and Holly market and has many traditional shops on the high street that you won’t find anywhere else. Good food and drink is to be expected when the town is surrounded by farms, hop fields and orchards.

Worcester (15 miles) Visit the magnificent cathedral, catch up with the English Civil War at the Commandery, stroll along the Shambles shopping, explore the River Severn or relax at New Road watching the county cricket.

Ludlow (17 Miles) Architectural gem and gate to the Welsh Marches, Ludlow has a wonderful market, superb restaurants and events and festivals throughout the year. Ludlow Castle dates from 1086 and is surrounded by over 450 listed buildings. Wonderful for foodies!

Great Malvern (18 miles) The Malvern Hills offers some of the best walking in the country before visiting the local tea rooms, shops, spa, theatre, Abbey, Eastnor Castle or the Three Counties Showground for the Spring, Summer and Autumn Garden Shows.

Hereford (20 Miles) Another great cathedral with the Mappa Mundi and the historic chained library, horse racing, traditional black and white buildings, local cider and beer all set in a medieval market city.

The Cotswolds, The Long Mynd, The Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye, Cheltenham and Stratford are all within reasonable driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.96

Payment by direct bank transfer in £ sterling
£200 security deposit payable in cash on arrival and repaid on departure subject to any deductions for damage and breakages

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.