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View towads the single storey lodge
Enjoy swimming in the natural pool
Enjoy the sauna after a day of walking
Make yourself at home in the lounge
Open plan living space
Opening out onto the terrace
Space for formal dining
View towards the kitchen area
Spacious and well-equipped
Enjoy a peaceful nights rest in the double bedroom
Cosy twin room, great for families
Bathroom with shower and WC
A lazy day by the pool
Surrounded by woodland
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The Darter Retreat

Ross on Wye (9mls N), Wye Valley
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Single storey 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 private hot tub
  • A great base for exploring Herefordshire, the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Malvern Hills
Property code: 77377

A single storey wooden lodge within exclusive complex of just four lodges, set within six acres of mature woodland and landscaped grounds where you are free to roam and wild swim within the outdoor pool.

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 cluster of traditional lodges. The wooden steps will lead you to the terrace where you can step inside to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area is spacious with comfortable sofas ready for you to sink into and relax after a day exploring, there is also a TV/DVD where you can enjoy a movie when the nights draw in. The kitchen/diner is set to the rear, the kitchen is well-equipped with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area offers seating for everyone to enjoy a meal together. When the day is done you can find two bedrooms just off the small hallway, a comfortable king-size and a twin. Completing the accommodation is the shower room with shower 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 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.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Terrace outside dining area and BBQ
  • Private hot tub and outside shower
  • Shared outdoor natural swimming pool, sauna and gym
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wifi included
  • Off-road allocated parking for 2 cars
  • 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
  • Mobile beauty therapist available - please ask our reservations team for details to pre book
  • Grazing boxes available on request - reservations team have the details
  • Gym available for all guests 16 years of age and over
  • Please note guests need to provide own towels for hot tub and pool areas

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jamie 15th October 2021

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Lovely tidy place , well looked after and full of everything that you would need , board games , cards games , everything you need to do cooking, it is very spaceious and the owners was really helpful/kind with everything that I needed to know other than that you would not hear a noice out of them which felt like you had good privacy, located in a Read moregreat area surrounded by country sides. Hide

Reviewed by Steff 17th September 2021

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Shelly and Clive were great host. We had a fantastic long weekend, and the facilities that are available on your doorstep were nothing short of 5*. Couldn't recommend Oasis Lodges more, would definitely look to go back again!

Reviewed by Philippa 3rd September 2021

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We had a lovely multi generational holiday at this lovely log cabin. We loved the cabin itself, the hot tub, the natural pool, the gym and the tranquil surroundings. Its a lovely area - easy to get to Ledbury, Ross on Wye and the Wye valley. We didnt have time to see everything so would love to return. Lots of space and very peaceful. The owners weRead morere very helpful and friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Kcarrie 30th August 2021

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An amazing cottage, highly recommended. Shelly and Clive have thought of everything and all your home comforts are there. Exceptionally comfortable stay and we will return!

Reviewed by Sarah 13th August 2021

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A lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Sitting on the decking in the evening enjoying the barbeque and hot-tub was wonderful. The gym is terrific and the natural swimming pond is amazing. Even on a grey day, if you don't want to swim, it's a beautiful place to sit, relax and watch the dragonflies. The location is lovely, Read morequiet and secluded but only ten minutes drive from beautiful Ledbury, a great range of shops and some great eateries. We'll definitely be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Jaine 23rd July 2021

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The natural swimming pond is amazing.

Reviewed by Ellie 19th July 2021

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Amazing place! Absolutely loved it, friendly hosts, perfect weather for the natural pool and just an all round unreal holiday. Felt like we were abroad! The cottage was beautiful and the hot tub a real addition to it, would 100% recommend and hopefully we will be back in the future!

Reviewed by Angela 18th June 2021

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Fantastic holiday host very welcoming ,location its very quiet very relaxing. natural pool was just amazing even on a cold day I swam in it. The accommodation had everything you needed you dont need to take anything with you. Shelley has thought about home from home.

Reviewed by Helen 28th May 2021

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Lovely location, very peaceful. Love the natural pool and hot tubs were a big hit with everyone. Plenty to do in the area, too much for one week

Reviewed by Charley 24th May 2021

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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Couldn't ask for a nicer place to take a break.

Reviewed by Nicola 21st May 2021

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A well-equipped, comfortable lodge with hot tub which we enjoyed even in the rain! We certainly would be happy to return.

Reviewed by Stephen 10th May 2021

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Would recommend Oasis lodges as an excellent, relaxing & peaceful location. we will certainly be returning at our earliest opportunity.

Reviewed by Kirsty 3rd May 2021

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Tadpole Lodge was such a lovely place to stay, really relaxing, with all the amenities you could need. The hosts were welcoming and helpful, even arranging to have mobile beauty treatments on site. I had a full body massage and facial from Claire, never felt more relaxed and great rates. Looking forward to returning with friends and family in the fRead moreuture. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 26th April 2021

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A lovely comfortable lodge in a secluded spot. Perfect for a relaxing break. Great facilities and extremely clean. Thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Nicky 11th December 2020

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The lodge was just perfect in every way . Communication with the owner Shelly was great . She answered all of our questions before our stay and met us at the lodge when we arrived in order to explain hot tub etc. Very friendly and welcoming . The lodge itself was immaculate , tasteful and well equipped . We could ask for nothing! There was even a bRead moreeautiful Christmas tree in the lounge area. The lodge is in a beautiful location and is very private. The hot tub wonderful ! We loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Tom 9th October 2020

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There was a feeling you were being watched which isn't comfortable. A email trail about visitors and means I won't go back. You go on holiday to relax and not to have to put up with building works noise and worrying about visitors staying more than an hour. Or charging applies. I wonder if they have got that part right.

Reviewed by Lisa 5th October 2020

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Fantastic place, highly recommend, host were very friendly x

Reviewed by Samantha 28th September 2020

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Tadpole Lodge was the perfect choice to escape the madness of Covid and enjoy a relaxing break in natural surroundings. Watching the birds and dragonflies around the pond and natural pool add to the relaxation.The lodge is perfect for two or small family or two couples, spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you could need. We were made to feelRead more very welcome by the owners, Clive and Shelly, who were happy to offer recommendations for walks, sightseeing etc Hot tub a bonus. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Huw 11th September 2020

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Location was central to lot of places of interest. Site was excellent, quiet, relaxing perfect for those who want to get away from it all. Lodge had everything we wanted and more. Were met by owners on arrival who explained everything to us particularity the use of the hot tub. Owners checked up a few times during week to ensure all was ok. NothingRead more was too much trouble. Everything was well maintained. Looking forward to booking again in the near future. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 4th September 2020

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The hosts were so lovely and very helpful with recommendations on the area. The cottage was very clean and cosy and everything was really easy to use, manuals for everything! The outside was a delight, as was the hot tub. There's a donkey as well you can say hi to!

Reviewed by Antony 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Rebekah 14th August 2020

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Beautiful setting, lovely to have just a few properties there so quiet and lots of space. Natural pool was fantastic, and hot tub much appreciated. Owners were very attentive, ensuring all was well. We had a great week.

Reviewed by Saskia 17th July 2020

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This place is amazing! Well-equipped, clean and breathtaking! The neighbouring towns are full of charm. Very friendly and welcoming owners. A real gem.

Reviewed by Dorothy 13th March 2020

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Reviewed by Angela 6th March 2020

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My partner, myself and our 7 month belgian malinois had an amazing time in the Tadpole lodge when we stayed for a long weekend from the 6th to the 9th march 2020. The lodges are in a great location and are equipped with little added extras I wasn't even expecting such as tea, coffee and dishwasher tablets. The hot tub was amazing to relax in after Read morea day of walking and our pup made friends with the donkeys and chickens. I would highly recommend and will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 13th December 2019

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View towads the single storey lodge
Enjoy swimming in the natural pool
Enjoy the sauna after a day of walking
Make yourself at home in the lounge
Open plan living space
Opening out onto the terrace
Space for formal dining
View towards the kitchen area
Spacious and well-equipped
Show 10 moreEnjoy a peaceful nights rest in the double bedroom

Location

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