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A peaceful location within a cluster of lodges
The shared sauna is perfect after a day exploring the countryside
Enjoy a morning coffee on your enclosed balcony
A double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Wake up and enjoy views across the countryside
Sit back and relax on the front terrace
View towards the lodge from the natural swimming pool
A traditional lodge overlooking the countryside
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The Damselfly Retreat

Ross-on-Wye (9mls N), Herefordshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • LATE DEALS MAY & JUNE INC SHORT BREAKS - 25% OFF, see calendar for pricing
  • Traditional wooden lodge set within six secluded acres of countryside and woodland
  • A shared outdoor natural swimming pool surrounded by wildlife ponds or soak in your own private hot tub
  • A great base for exploring the Herefordshire market towns and countryside with the Wye Valley and Welsh Borders also within easy reach
Property code: 76423

Picturesque wooden lodge with enclosed terrace, set within six acres of countryside and woodland of which you are free to roam, relax in the sauna and hot tub, a perfect retreat whatever the occasion.

You will be well served within this peaceful oasis where you can relax by the natural swimming pool or stroll through the acres of mature woodland. You are just a short drive from the vibrant market town of Ledbury, where you will find an excellent choice of amenities offering good local food and crafts. Known for its unique black and white timber frame cottages, lying on the border of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, this ideal location showcases the region's finest country, and wealth of historic towns and villages, including the Malvern Hills, or Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. For the best of both worlds, there is a train station just a short distance away to take a stress-free train ride on the direct Worcester and Hereford line to London.

Drive through the electric gates and into the woodland and as daylight appears again you will gain your first glimpse of the lodge. The wooden steps will lead you to the terrace where you can step inside to the lounge, a spacious room with comfortable sofas ready for you to sink into and relax after a day exploring, there is also a TV/DVD and wood burner for when the nights draw in. There is a kitchen/diner to the rear, the kitchen is well-equipped with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher, and a washing machine is found in the utility area. The dining area offers seating for everyone to enjoy a meal together. There is also a single bedroom on the ground floor and shower room with shower and WC. So, when the day is done, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms. A king sized room to the front of the lodge with en-suite shower room and WC and an enclosed balcony that’s perfect for a morning coffee. There is a further double bedroom to the rear of the lodge with countryside views and en-suite shower room and WC.

Step outside onto the terrace at the rear of the property where there is seating for everyone to enjoy al fresco dining, a great BBQ, outdoor shower and private hot tub. You also have access to the natural outdoor swimming pool, and a shared sauna and shared gym. There is allocated off-road parking for two cars

  • 1 dog welcome - £20 per weekend, £30 per midweek & £50 for a weeks stay
  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king, 1 double and 1 single
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Wifi included
  • Utility area with washing machine
  • Terrace outside dining area and BBQ
  • Private hot tub and outdoor shower
  • Shared outdoor natural swimming pool, sauna and gym
  • Wood burner (first basket in logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road allocated parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome - £20 per weekend, £30 per midweek & £50 for a weeks stay
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead on site and in all the communal area
  • Shop 2 miles and pubs within 5 minute drive
  • Mobile beauty therapist available to book while at lodges - ask reservations team for details
  • Grazing boxes available on request
  • Gym for use of guest over 16 years of age
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynda 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Valerie 18th April 2022

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Perfect holiday with my elderly father who had the ground floor bedroom and walk in shower. The owners very friendly and helpful. The dog was allowed, we enjoyed the hot tub and even had a dip in the natural pool. Looking forward to coming again

Reviewed by Roxana 15th April 2022

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We could not have been more comfortable and happier at Toad Lodge. The setting was beautiful and there was so much around to explore. The lodge itself was so well equipped and comfortable. Certainly a 5 star stay.

Reviewed by Stanley 4th March 2022

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A real hidden gem on our doorstep, great time had by all in our family,we will be back for sure

Reviewed by James 4th February 2022

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Fantastic lodge and facilities in a great area for exploring the local countryside, villages and towns. The owners Clive and Shelly were very friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed by Alberta 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Samantha 26th November 2021

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Perfect size, cosy, well equipped. Beautiful location

Reviewed by Sherrie 12th November 2021

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Beautiful. So clean and well equipped, we wanted for nothing.

Reviewed by Michelle 22nd October 2021

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Lovely lodge and surroundings! The owners were very helpful. Look forward to visiting again!

Reviewed by June 1st October 2021

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Wonderful lodge in a good setting with lots of facilities, close to Ledbury and other attractions. I would recommend a visit to check out this secret place for yourself.

Reviewed by Michael 24th September 2021

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Set away from the road, in an Oasis of delightful calm and in a beautiful setting, Toad Lodge, ( Damselfly) was simply wonderful. Comfortable and equipped to a very high standard, this 3 bedroom Lodge had panoramic views of the swimming lake and is surrounded by beautiful woodland. We couldn't fault the set up and Shelly and Clive, the owners couldRead moren't have been more helpful. A great find and we look forward to another visit..... Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 13th September 2021

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Very clean, everything you would need, even dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, tea towels everything x

Reviewed by Lucinda 2nd August 2021

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we stayed for 4 nights with our sons of 19 and 16. we absolutely loved oasis cottages. the natural swimming pool was gorgeous. cold but refreshing. I went in more than once every day! it was great to move from the cold pool to the lovely hot tub. we used the gym too which was well equipped. the cottage was comfortable and clean. the owners were reaRead morelly helpful. the area is lovely and we did some nice walks, and had some lovely pub evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 16th July 2021

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If youre looking for tranquility or a place to recharge Oasis Lodges are the perfect place to stay. Due to there being a small number of lodges on site it maintains a harmonious atmosphere. This is enhanced by the natural swimming pool surrounded by woodland and wheat fields. The thoughtful hospitality of the owners added to the experience with theRead more location overall being a good base to venture further afield. From our experience we would highly recommend staying here. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 5th July 2021

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Lodge was absolutely perfect and lacked for nothing .

Reviewed by kathryn 28th June 2021

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What a wonderful Lodge over looking the natural swimming pool and gardens. Every thing was very clean and everything you needed was available. The swimming pool was fantastic if you like swimming do not let the cold put you off once in its heaven, the hot tub is a added bonus as well. The hosts Clive and Shelly are so friendly and nothing seems to Read moremuch trouble for them. Thank you for a restful and peaceful holiday I'm sure we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Susannah 11th June 2021

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The cottage is well appointed and equipped with everything you could need. It is a lovely location with a great view of the lake. The facilities are superb. The hosts are very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Sonja 4th June 2021

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Our stay was perfect and couldnt have asked for anymore . The lodge is fabulous. The owners were really friendly and helpful. We hope to return again next year . I would highly recommend

Reviewed by Linsey 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Mike 30th April 2021

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Fantastic place for a relaxing holiday. The area is a gem - perfect for the forest of dean and the Malverns. A surprising number of vineyards/cider orchards and gin distilleries to be sampled. The cottage is set in a beautiful, quiet woodland - the predominant sound is bird song. The cottage (toad lodge) is warm, cosy and very comfortable. The privRead moreate hot tub is a bonus. The dog adored the surrounding walks. We also enjoyed feeding carrots to the resident donkey Flintsone. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 19th April 2021

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A lovely well equipped lodge in a peaceful setting.

Reviewed by Tracy 16th October 2020

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We booked the lodge to celebrate a friends 50th. The owners Clive and Shelly are really welcoming and explained how things worked and to also not to hesitate to contact them during our stay if any problems. They are passionate about recycling which was fantastic and we made sure we split our rubbish correctly. The added bonus is Clive also runs a tRead moreaxi so perfect for our meal out Saturday Evening to The Olive Tree (lovely food) and we could all have a drink. Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Beth 12th October 2020

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The most relaxing and peaceful stay. Shelly and Clive (the owners) were so welcoming and always made sure we had everything we needed. The area was secluded and we felt safe. The lodge was extremely clean and all essential equipment was provided, from pots and pans, to cheese grater, can opener and salt and pepper. Cannot recommend enough. Cant waiRead moret to go back again! Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 18th September 2020

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Originally the price for this property was 471 for the weekend we was originally booked just before lockdown. We was then charged an additional 171 to move our booking! There was someones hair on the broom And cobwebs everywhere. There is no privacy at all the owners walk up to you when they like and rudely interrupted a family bbq we was having toRead more inform us that our children need to keep the noise down when using the pool and that our dog had to be kept on a lead at all times. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 14th September 2020

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Really lovely lodge. Location with pond unique. Lovely to have hot tub. A little updating needed but did not take anything away from our break...owners really lovely too.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 7th August 2020

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We had a wonderful family holiday staying at Toad Lodge. The hot tub on the decking outside our cabin was fantastic and swimming in the beautiful natural pool with dragonflies darting above our heads was magical. The location offers lots for families to do in the surrounding area and we loved canoeing down the Wye. Shelly and Clive are wonderful hoRead morests and we cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 31st July 2020

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A beautiful gem of a lodge with sparkly hot tub and invigorating outdoor natural pool in a lovely setting and great location for a break away. Really cared for by the lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Jack 10th July 2020

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A lovely set of cottage set in an incredible location. Lots and lots of space, very private and the cottages are clean, tidy and have everything you need. Will definitely be returning!

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A peaceful location within a cluster of lodges
The shared sauna is perfect after a day exploring the countryside
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