Such a fabulous place for our friend’s birthday celebration - beautiful location, great facilities, lovely D&J ☺️ , would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a group booking, we slept 11 (one on sofa bed). Pool was great fun
We were looking for somewhere for a family weekend break for 5 adults and 4 grandchildren.
Finding Ling Lodge was hitting the jackpot.
Prior to arrival any queries we had were quickly answered by the owners and their advice was good. (We can certainly recommend the Baraset Barn Sunday lunch).
We were given a friendly welcome on arrival and a guided tour of the clean, thoughtfully equipped lodge. (including all the little things that make a difference).
We had lots of space inside so we never felt on top of each other.
It is a lovely rural location with a large field for energetic children, should the weather be kinder to you than it was to us. There is also a large area of hard-standing, so plenty of parking space etc.
In any circumstances the large indoor pool would be fantastic. For a rainy weekend it was worth its weight in gold.
The owners were always helpful and the lodge is a credit to them.
Would we go again or recommend it? Yes, without doubt.
The Lodge is well located for visiting many attractions. Good facilities and accommodating hosts. Excellent pre arrival communication and David was present to welcome guests. Plenty of space for our party of five adults and four children The star of the show was the swimming pool. It is much bigger than it appears in the pictures ! It was well used by us all. David was flexible with the time of availability of the pool and kept it open for us to use after our days out and early in the morning before we left. I ordered sunshine for our Bank Holiday break and the sun shone indeed. The children watched some sheep shearing in the next door field, and horses trotting down the lane. They also met Coco and Lola the owners German Shepherds. A perfect way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend.
Really enjoyed our stay, weather wasn't great but it didn't matter as we were close enough to Stratford (15 mins in car) and the large pool is fantastic! Warm, clean and big! The hosts are lovely and very welcoming. Wifi is not amazing so bring your own films or lots of mobile data. House was clean, well looked after and very comfortable. Slept so well due to very quiet location. Lovely place!
Excellent accommodation for a large number of people. Went for a break with all our family and there was nine of us.
The kitchens are well equipped. The pool is a good size and was well used as we had terrible weather but didn’t spoil our stay.
David was very good and offered to keep pool open for longer as our family were not arriving till later in the evening.
Excellent shops are not too far away.
We all had a great time and would return.
My friends and I stayed here this weekend for a birthday weekend away, we range from the ages 20-25. Usually the owners don’t allow younger groups into the lodge. But i am so happy they did! The grounds surrounding the lodge were beautiful and so quiet. The lodge inside was very private and was a pleasure to share without dave and Jan. They left us to our own devices all weekend and trusted us. The house is spotless and the beds are extremely comfy. Each room is very modern and spacious, perfect for a family. We brought our own food along with us and the kitchens were well equipped with every utensil you may want/need. However, the handbook provided had a list of many local restaurants and lots of other information, if you are unsure of where to go and what to do.We had a great time in the swimming pool. It was the perfect size and I can only imagine how great it is in the summer. Overall we have a brilliant time, we provided our own entertainment and were left to do our own thing which was lovely. Only two days later the deposit has been returned, which is great. We have all said that we would visit over and over again and recommend to anyone.
I booked the lodge for a 10 people as a surprise for my Mums 50th Birthday. We had the most amazing time. The lodge is lovely, the photos don’t do it justice! The pool was amazing, we spent the whole day in there. To gain access to the pool you do have to walk outside so I’d recommend flip flops and a gown!
David and Jan were helpful and welcoming, but very much left us to our weekend. We only had to call if we needed anything. They allowed the other guests to arrive slightly earlier to make sure they were all ready to surprise my mum. Thank you!