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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Weston under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

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Jody B
1 review
“So glad we picked you for Christmas!”
Reviewed January 2, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Having never been away from home for Christmas Day before we decided to do something different and book a 4 day break 23-27th December with our 2 year old son. We wanted somewhere homely, rural and spacious (for my son to be able to open his Christmas presents and play with his many new toys!) Looking at the photos of Wharton Lodge's 'Grosvenor' cottage we thought it fit the bill - and we weren't disappointed.
The hosts Nicky and George were extremely welcoming, with Nicky showing us around on arrival and providing a welcome hamper, including milk, orange juice, fresh coffee, tea, fruit, fresh bread, butter, marmalade, and Christmas cake - which was a lovely touch! Nicky went the extra mile for us when I asked if she could recommend somewhere for us to go for Christmas Day lunch - she actually rang round some places on our behalf before recommending them to us, so she wouldn't be recommending somewhere that was fully booked. She had actually made a provisional booking for us at the place we ended up going to, (The Kings Head Hotel in Ross on Wye) which was great!
As for the cottage itself, the photos don't do this place justice - it is even nicer in the flesh. The cottage was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated throughout and extremely well equipped. The master bedroom was huge, with a very comfortable superking sized bed (which is great for us as we have a superking size at home and it's always disappointing to sleep in a smaller bed when on holiday!) There were a mixture of feather and non-feather pillows - which is great as I am not a fan of feather pillows. The second bedroom with a single bed was perfect for our son, and even had a plug in night-light. The shower in the bathroom was amazingly powerful - another thing that can sometimes be disappointing in holiday rentals, and the living area was decked out with a Christmas tree and decorations.
The views from the windows were lovely as the cottage is set in beautiful surroundings - which we took our little boy for walks in. We hope to come back to visit again in the summer - by which time we'll have a newborn in tow as well.
We would recommend the Dean Forest Railway if anyone has small children - our son loved the steam train ride especially as Santa was on the train as special guest - we found this on the tourist website link which Nicky sent us by email.
Well done if you've read this far - it turned out a bit of an essay didn't it!

Bottom line - RECOMMENDED!

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2015
Thanks so much for taking time to complete a review and for the great feedback. We too were delighted you picked Wharton Lodge for your Christmas holiday.

We hope to welcome you again one day,,,, with an extra member of the family next time.

Thank you again and best wishes for an exciting 2015...

Warm regards, Nicky
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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: The ambience of the cottage.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 3, 2014
Wow, what a review. Thank you very much for the glowing feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your recent (13th) stay with us.

It was a real pleasure to welcome you both again and to know that you enjoyed some quality R&R.... Until the next time, many thanks. Nicky
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WoleKolaw...
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Excellent holiday cottage with lovely hosts”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We loved this property when we saw photos of it on the internet and even more when we arrived. Our hosts were great and their three dogs (three generations of Grand-Mother, Mother and Daughter) were very friendly as well, but no need to be afraid if you don't like dogs, they were not allowed in the cottage.

The accommodation itself was well proportioned and full of every conceivable kitchen utensil to boot...including a kitchen sink :-) (OK, poor joke I admit). Did I say that our hosts were very kind? In fact, they provided a welcome basket with bread eggs, butter, milk, orange juice, etc. and a Christmas tree complete with lights.

The accommodation is close to Ross-on-Wye and the Labels shopping outlet is close as well...great for the Christmas sales.

If there was anything that could be improved, it would be the bathroom which, whilst a large enough space and fully functional, it did felt a bit dated.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely recommend it.

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
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The environment
Liked least: The bathroom
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 12, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to complete a review. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we are delighted you liked the cottage and the surrounding area. The cottages were very busy 2012 so in January (while we were a little quieter) we took the opportunity to renovate the bathrooms in Grosvenor and Harewood. Lovely new white suites, tongue and groove panelling, new lighting and mirrors. Will post photos on our site very soon.
Don't work too hard and we hope to welcome you to Wharton Lodge again one day for a relaxing holiday in the Wye Valley... Nicky
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Swindon
Reviewed July 18, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 18, 2012
Thanks for the feedback, it really is appreciated. We think ourselves very lucky to live in such a beautiful area and to welcome such lovely guests....
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Lancs
Reviewed October 31, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Your age range 55-64
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Management Response
Oct 31, 2011
Thanks for your great feedback, we were delighted to welcome you both and hope to welcome you to Wharton Lodge and the beautiful Wye Valley again one day..... Nicky
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Forest Row
Reviewed August 3, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Management Response
Aug 3, 2011
Thanks very much for your kind feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Wharton Lodge. Next time I must make a better effort to clean the Herefordshire mud from the wellies... rather too authentic!!
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Bodmin
Reviewed April 13, 2011 for a stay in November 2010

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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 55-64
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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
Apr 13, 2011
Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.... Nicky
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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