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A peaceful location within a cluster of lodges
A spacious lounge thats perfect for relaxing with friends
Light the wood burner on chilly evenings
A well-equipped kitchen with Range oven
The dining area is perfect for a celebration supper
The shared sauna is perfect after a day exploring the countryside
This double bedroom enjoys views onto the natural swimming pool
Enjoy a morning coffee on your enclosed balcony
A double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Wake up and enjoy views across the countryside
A cosy single room on the ground floor
A ground floor shower room thats great for rinsing off after a dip in the hot tub
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

  • 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead on site and in all the communal area
  • Shop 2 miles and pubs within 5 minute drive
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Gym for use of guest over 16 years of age.

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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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!

Reviewed by Gillian 15th February 2020

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Fantastic lodge and area. Really comfy and had everything we needed. Hot tub was lovely even in the winter weather. Pretty area, nice and peaceful. Loved the donkey neighbours!

Reviewed by Jay 6th December 2019

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Amazing place, so clean and very idyllic location too! Highly recommend to any large groups and families... perfect in the summer I imagine, definitely perfect in the winter!

Reviewed by Andy 8th November 2019

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WOW, what a wonderful holiday lodge the setting is superb with all the facilities needed. very close to the lovely small market town of Ledbury, the Hot tub was a lovely added bonus for relaxing after some wonderful walking at the nearby Malvern Hills and Forest of Dean, The owners are a lovely couple and we will be returning during a different seaRead moreson of the year to appreciate different aspects of the Lodge and settings. Highly recommended to anyone who would wish to stay . Hide

Reviewed by Susan 28th October 2019

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Comfortable and cosy lodge. Excelkent location to visit lots of places.

Reviewed by Sally 25th October 2019

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have just returned from a fantastic long weekend at Toad Lodge. The lodge was great, warm, comfortable and well equipped. The location was perfect, close enough to places to visit but far enough to feel remote. The hot tub provided a bit of luxury and the new owners (Clive & Shelly) were friendly and helpful but respectful of your privacy. We definRead moreitely hope to return in the near future Hide

Reviewed by Heather 27th September 2019

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A Beautiful combination of everything you could want from a restful & relaxing break The owners were very helpful and on hand if needed Myself and family had a lovely time within a lovely setting :)

Reviewed by Jenny 20th September 2019

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This is a comfortable house in a great location. The site itself was quiet and tranquil despite there being three other rented properties and it's a perfect base for touring. Great to be able to sit on the porch and balcony even in the rain! The new owners were friendly and helpful and have lots of plans for improvement in the near future.

Reviewed by Janet 21st August 2019

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Lovely place to stay. Peaceful and calm. The natural pool is amazing. The owners are very helpful. We had a wonderful time. So many places to visit in surrounding areas. Some beautiful scenery.

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A peaceful location within a cluster of lodges
A spacious lounge thats perfect for relaxing with friends
Light the wood burner on chilly evenings
A well-equipped kitchen with Range oven
The dining area is perfect for a celebration supper
The shared sauna is perfect after a day exploring the countryside
This double bedroom enjoys views onto the natural swimming pool
Enjoy a morning coffee on your enclosed balcony
A double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Show 13 moreWake up and enjoy views across the countryside

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