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“paragliding weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Big Bear Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Hendre Villa, Melverley SY10 8PH, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Melverley B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“paragliding weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

stayed here over the weekend,great place to unwind,middle of no were,senery was breath taking,will be going back very soon i hope.did not stay in main lodge,we campt out,was there for paragliding compatition,with friends,but i will be going back with my wife very soon i hope.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had such a fantastic time, would definately recommend. Both Mark and Rachel were excellent hosts and did there upmost to make our stay as enjoyable as impossible. Will definately be going back at some point

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just returned from a night away in The Big Bear Lodge in Melverley, Oswestry. Winner of the "Four in a Bed" TV show on Channel 4.

What a delight! From first Impressions to when we left. We couldn't have asked for more.

Rooms were clean, spotless even. Wet rooms were an experience :-) Location was off the beaten track but very quiet and perfect for escapism. Lots to do in the local area, quad biking, paragliding, walking, canoeing etc.and the hosts were very knowledgeable.

Breakfast was lovely too.

Will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: Pods are also available in the grounds which we did look inside of and they are great. Cant wait to...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

An amazing place,ideal for small groups or a couple wanting a bit of tranquility.Rooms were clean, light & very comfortable.Rachel & Mark were fantastic hosts,couldn't do enough for you. will be back!

Room Tip: The Communal area is great to sit as a group to enjoy the view if you dont want to head back out for...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here in two pods last night just for the one night. They are a really great alternative to camping and have plenty of room inside along with lighting, electricity and a heater in case it gets cold.

Only saw two toilets and one shower for women and what I assume was the same for men near the camping pods but I am assuming there are more facilities for the tent part of the site (didn't really get chance to explore). Facilities were very clean and appeared quite new; and exactly what we needed after our day out.

Rachel was very welcoming and recommend a really nice local pub for food in the evening.

Would recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere quiet and slightly off the beaten track - We will be staying here again on our next trip up this way.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This is unquestionably top class accommodation. Our room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and generally of the highest standard including a lovely wet room. Rachel and Mark are brilliant hosts and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and even gave us a lift to and from the local pub!
Mark cooked us a wonderful breakfast to set us on our way the next day.
We will definitely be returning!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed overnight at the big bear lodge, winner of four in a bed, channel 4 and I must say, very a well deserved winner, amazing high quality room, fantastic wet room, our hosts Rachel and Mark were delightful, friendly and engaging. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful, the lodge Is set in beautiful countryside with outstanding scenery from every window, wouldn't hesitate to recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hendre Villa, Melverley SY10 8PH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Melverley
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Melverley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Big Bear Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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