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“Great weekend”

Review of The Ling Lodges

A view of the separate Wet Room and Changing Rooms.
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A view of the separate Wet Room and Changing Rooms.
Front view of The Lodges, totally private seating area, huge Patio and BBQ, and large Gardens.. The Ling Lodges on the left, the Indoor Pool through the Patio doors on the right...
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75 reviews
A view of the separate Wet Room and Changing Rooms.
Front view of The Lodges, totally private seating area, huge Patio and BBQ, and large Gardens..
The Ling Lodges on the left, the Indoor Pool through the Patio doors on the right...
The Dining and kitchen area with large extending Table to seat 10.
A comfortable place to sit, put your feet up and watch the large Flatscreen Telly
Beautifully furnished throughout....another sitting area to relax, read, watch TV..
A gorgeous Bedroom - this with a lovely clean modern en suite off complete with power shower.
Another of the three Bedrooms. This Room a Family Room with two single Beds and bunk beds also.
Another of the three stylish Bedrooms with en suite Bathroom and countryside views.
The Lodges are nestled in beautiful country Gardens.
Beautifully tended Gardens....
and  perhaps relax with a good Book and a Glass of wine.
Local wildlife pop in and out!
Large Private Gardens so space to relax...walk...perhaps a game of Football or Frisbee..
Fabulous Holiday Sunsets right outside your Bedroom windows.
Book a Limo and take your group to Dinner in style....
or all stay in and cook Dinner at The Lodge.
Some lovely local places to visit.
You are bound to see the Deer roaming too....
The Lodges are just through the arch on the right.
Just over the garden fence....our neighbours!
Some of our amazing local wildlife...
If you don't fancy eating out have a swim and a BBQ...
After a BBQ the night before perhaps a day out Shopping in Stratford or Bicester.
Lots of wonderful Shops to choose from!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

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slmaling
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great weekend”
Reviewed May 10, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Just returned from an amazing weekend at Ling Lodge for my sister's 30th birthday/hen. The lodge is great. It comfortably slept 10 people and felt spacious. There are 2 large bedrooms downstairs and 1 upstairs. There are 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens which was really useful when catering for 10. It is really well equipped with everything you could need.
The pool was incredible. It's huge and really warm. There is also another shower room by the pool.
The location was perfect. You felt like you were in the middle of the country yet it is only 15 minutes drive from Stratford. A taxi cost around £15.
David was really helpful when booking and Jan was lovely when showing us around.
I would definitely recommend a stay here. It is great value for money.

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Management Response
May 11, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to do a Review. We are delighted that you all had such a great time staying in the Lodge. Everyone who stays with us loves the Swimming Pool and we are very pleased that so many people get to enjoy it.
David & Jan.
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Fiona R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A lovely experience”
Reviewed April 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

I stayed at the Ling Lodge in Stratford Upon Avon for a long weekend in April. We went as a large group (11 of us), the owners were very accommodating to our needs as a larger group (sofa beds made). The house itself upon arrival was immaculately clean, spacious but with a cosy homely feel. It had all the facilities that we needed for the weekend even added extras which we didn't expect e.g. hair dryer so all our needs were met. I could not fault the house in anyway, we have a lovely and enjoyable experience at the Ling Lodge and will be returning and would most definitely recommended to anybody!

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 24, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review. We are delighted that you all had such a good time with us here at The Ling Lodges and we look forward to your return visit.
David & Jan.
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alantel
Lincolnshire
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great indoor pool...but!”
Reviewed February 21, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Ling Lodges for one week in February as an extended family with four small children of five years and under. The accommodation works well if you book both the lower and upper "lodge" together. If booked separately, you would be praying the other lodge was vacant at the time as noise does travel even with the adjoining doors closed!
Some small niggles.
The pool drain cover was missing during our visit. My wife discovered this during her first dip in the pool (luckily she didn't get her foot caught in it). I did mention this to David, who knew about it and informed us that the cover was broken and another one was having to be made. It would have been nice to have been warned upon arrival of such a potential hazard!
The lighting in the upstairs lodge is dubious. i was in the bathroom early one evening with the light on when all of a sudden I was plunged into darkness! How? It turns out that switching the lights in the living area on strangely switches off the lights in the bathroom! Dimmer switches also do not work.
None of the remote controls for the t.v.'s work! We thought it was the batteries and asked for replacements only to find that actually the remotes seem to be corroded inside. A small point, but irritating to have to fumble for the buttons on the side of the t.v.'s all week.
No shower mats for showers making it very slippy in the showers especially or little children.
Niggles aside, our family did enjoy their stay and the pool (although it could have been a couple of degrees warmer) was the very nice indeed.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 22, 2015
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write a Review. We are delighted that you all had a good time despite some niggles as you say. Might be worth us addressing those……Sound between Lodges is never an issue as we don’t let out one Lodge at the same time as the other in order to ensure complete comfort and privacy for our Guests, so no praying needed!
The small circular Pool drain cover plug is due next week as I told you when you asked me. It had just broken before you arrived and a replacement is being made as the Pool Suppliers don’t have one in stock.
I have just checked lights and a wire has come adrift in a light Dimmer switch – Electrician coming Tuesday. Would have been useful if you could have told us this before you left rather than through Trip Advisor so we could have got it sorted before our next Guest arrives!
I’ve just checked all of the TV Remotes and they are working fine. A battery was the wrong way around in one of the Remotes though.
All of our Showers have Shower/Bath Mats. We think you are referring to something that goes inside the Shower though. If we get asked again we will certainly get some and would be delighted to do so - though in truth we haven’t ever been asked for them in the past 7 years.
Niggles aside, we were delighted that you thought all was very nice indeed! Thank you.
David & Jan.
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PandaNico...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Christmas Family getaway”
Reviewed December 29, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

The Ling Lodges can cater for 10 people and 9 of us stayed over Christmas/Boxing Day. Although there is bedding enough for all 9 of us, we all felt pretty cramped in, and the quality of the mattresses on the bunk beds (in the room that sleeps 4) were so bad that my sisters ended up sleeping on the pull out couches in the lounge.
Space wise I would say it would be comfortable for 6 people really, max 8.
The lodge is fully equipped, but I would say a few things like baking trays could do with an upgrade, and a few more dishes would be useful. (or just bring your own).
On the plus side, the indoor pool was just as advertised and was great fun. In the summer I can imagine it would be a fantastic draw.
The owners are really great too and were very accommodating about letting us arrive slightly early (Being it Christmas eve). The local hand reared turkey they provided was also very much appreciated!

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: The quality of the bedding in the room that sleeps 4.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Dec 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to do a Review. You will be pleased to hear that the Mattresses on the Bunk Beds are being changed any day now. We change all of the mattresses throughout the Lodge every 18 months as a matter of course in order to ensure our Guests have a good nights sleep......it is worth noting however that the Family that left the day before you arrived commented on how comfortable all of the Beds were - hey ho, we all seem to like different types of Mattress so this is one we'll probably never win!
We have noted your observations re Baking Trays etc and Jan is out buying new ones as I write this. We agree that they looked a bit tired! We seem to have so many people come and stay and so few vacant periods nowadays that we sometimes forget that pots and pans and things get used a lot more than normal and might need replacing more frequently. Jan is also going to buy a couple of extra pans to put in to help with cooking for larger Groups as we know that you had 14 people in total in the Lodge for Boxing Day which would make our Lodge a bit cramped as 10 people is really what we are designed for.
We are however delighted that you enjoyed the Pool so much. Many of our Families who return year after year enjoy this so much and it is lovely for us to see it getting used and people having so much fun......
David & Jan
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LynH510
Chepstow
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely location and accomodation”
Reviewed October 16, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Visited with our daughters sons in law and three small grandchildren for a Friday to Sunday weekend. Owners Jan and David very friendly and helpful allowing extended use of the pool and suggesting places to visit. Easy access to both Stratford on Avon and Warwick although the Lodges were set in lovely quiet country surroundings. Only downside was that we couldn't have the property until 5pm on Friday and had to vacate at 10 am on Sunday, although Jan kindly extended this until 11 am.

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Liked best: Location and Pool
Liked least: Liked it all but would have liked to have had earlier access and later vacating
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 19, 2014
Thank you for leaving your lovely Review and we are delighted as always that everyone had such a good time. Timings of leaving and arriving are dictated by us having the time to clean the Lodge ready for our next Guests but even though we are always very busy with people coming and going we always to our best to accommodate individual requirements.
There are always loads of things happening in and around Stratford and Warwick and we are always happy if asked to give local advice as to all of the things that our Guests can do!
David & Jan.
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Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Homely comforts yet modern interior
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2014
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to review The Ling Lodges. We are delighted that you all had such a good time and enjoyed yourselves so much. Our larger Groups always enjoy the patio and garden space and in the hot weather it's great to just dive into the Swimming Pool too.....
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Jan 14, 2014
We are delighted that you all had such a good time and enjoyed your stay with us so much.....Have a great 2014!
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