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Lower Ling Lodge can accommodate up to six guests and is a lovely, spacious, stand alone, two bedroom, two bathroom ground floor holiday lodge that is furnished and equipped to a high standard. It is located in the grounds of a wonderful country house, in a small hamlet, equidistant (just three miles) from Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley in Arden, both offering a host of attractions.
Ideally positioned, the lodge sits within the grounds and affords a private position. Guests can enjoy the large heated indoor swimming pool which also offers complete privacy and has patio doors which look over the enclosed and secluded back gardens, where you can sit on a sunny day and enjoy a barbecue or glass of wine. Having a heated indoor swimming pool means that there is always something to do, whatever the weather!
The Lodge is in a lovely hamlet which is ideally positioned within easy reach of a whole host of attractions and places of interest. Not only is it just a short drive from Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley in Arden, it is also close to Warwick with its impressive castle; the beautiful Cotswolds with its historic pretty villages and towns; and the NEC at Birmingham.
The popular and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, well known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, has much to offer with its shops, great selection of restaurants and more notably, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The whole area is steeped in History with numerous attractions to visit including: National Trust properties and gardens; castles; moated houses; canals (access to the canal is just a two hundred yard gentle stroll from Lower Ling Lodge); water parks; arboretums; farm parks and museums. There is also plenty to keep outdoor enthusiasts amused with fantastic walks (many starting from the front door), golf, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, hot air balloon rides and watersports including both motor and rowing boat hire. You can purchase local produce at the superb farmers market to take back and prepare a special supper, enjoy a night at the theatre, visit a local brewery to sample the local ale or have a meal out in one of the many restaurants, hotels or pubs - all just a five minute drive from The Lodge!
For those who enjoy shopping, you will be spoilt for choice with some of the best shopping in the UK to be had at Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa and Birmingham - all within very easy reach.
There are plenty of local pubs and restaurants to enjoy a meal out, along with village shops close by to pick up provisions. There is also a 24 hour Tesco just minutes away.
With so many attractions and activities to be enjoyed locally and the use of a fantastic indoor swimming pool and outside area, you will be torn between spending a relaxing day in, or exploring the area and its many delights.
David & Jan joined Independent Cottages in August 2011
Lower Ling Lodge has recently been refurbished and redecorated and is a very comfortable ground floor holiday lodge, affording countryside views from all of the rooms.
There is a fantastic, large indoor swimming pool off the courtyard where you enter the lodge. For set hours each day the pool is available exclusively for your use when renting Lower Ling Lodge. You do not share the pool with anyone else and can relax in your own privacy. The swimming pool area also has changing rooms for guests, along with a separate wet room - both equipped with hand basin, WC and underfloor heating. The pool complex occupies two thousand square feet and was completely modernised and re-decorated recently providing plenty of comfortable seating around the pool where parents can relax with a book whilst watching the children swim.
Outside: There is private secure parking outside the Ling Lodges behind electrically operated gates. You will be given beepers on your arrival so that you will not even have to get out of your car to open and close these electric gates. The owners live in their house within the grounds with their two children and very gentle and friendly German Shepherd dogs so are available should you have any questions. There are several areas in the large garden area where you may sit and relax and take in the views over the adjacent fields where horses graze.
Additional information: Restaurant bookings, wine, flowers or champagne can be arranged for arrival (at an additional charge). Unfortunately no Pets. Smoking outside only please. Short breaks welcome (two night minimum). A bath towel, hand towel and pool towel can be provided at an additional charge of £15 per person - or bring your own for free! Linen provided and heating and electricity included in the price. A cot is available by arrangement at no additional charge and there is plenty of room in the bedroom for it.
Two night off peak short breaks from £490 total cost midweek all inclusive, or £690 total cost weekends, for up to 6 people with private use of large indoor heated swimming pool.
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