The lodge was built in 1835 as a hunting lodge for Sir John Richard Cotterell and is situated entirely on its own in the middle of 350 acre woodland and about a mile up a track. It is completely off grid, with solar power for some light and to power the fridge. The lodge has three woodburners - one in each of the bedrooms and one in the sitting room , and has running water from its own well. houses a gas powered shower and flushing loo, so this is not quite a typical camping experience, more like experiencing a turn back in time.
The lodge has not been used for probably 60 year s but has now been renovated to keep its charm, but to make it comfortable for guests with proper beds and a sink with hot water etc. There is a small camping stove for cooking, and also a huge firepit.
There is also a woodfired hot tub.
The lodge is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
The lodge has a unique setting sitting entirely privately in huge woods amongst nature. Guests have a chance to experience a feeling like they have taken a step back in time, but with modern comforts too. Regular sightings of deer and badger and foxes screeching at night. This is not for the faint hearted! One double bedroom and one bedroom with two single beds give plenty of flexibility for comfortable nights sleeping.
Loft ladder access to the bedrooms add to the sense of adventure - unsuitable though for the elderly, but great fun for the young.
A real sense of paradise and magical tranquility. True woodland living.
Disponible para huéspedes
They will have access of the lodge and acres of woodland on a large family owned estate.
There are miles of walks over private land and access to the river by arrangement for fishing or canoeing.
During the summer months the woods are ideal to explore with mountain bikes (bring your own)
Atención a los huéspedes
Guests will be met and transferred up in to the wood. After that they will be left to relax but can be met at the end of there stay if needed.
Otros aspectos destacables
Due to its location in the woods, the odd 'other visitor' may join your holiday briefly - nothing to be worried about, but bugs etc - like any camping - are difficult to always control, but it is scrupulously cleaned between holiday visitors.
There's no one to disturb other than the deer and badgers, but the lodge should be respected and left clean and tidy as it will be when you arrive
Other countryside rules app,y, like closing gates and keeping dogs under control and on a lead through livestock
I am a mother of three - Jessica, Jack and Ben and married to a farmer in Herefordshire. I have a small holiday business there which I really enjoy and even though I love coming to London for short times as it keeps my sanity, we hardly visit our beautiful London house. I have loved creating a 'home from home' family house in London which others can now enjoy. I enjoy exploring new places and staying in unique properties. I am not one for sitting down too long and I have horses and dogs and when my children permit I can spend hours with them.
I believe that when you are travelling and spending money you want to feel special and valued, and I deeply dislike staying in modern, massive hotels - however smart!! If I was travelling to London with my family, I would much prefer to take a house like mine - this is why I have done it. Tell me what you think!