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LARCHES LODGE: Authentic Norwegian Log Cabin, Log Burner, Fire Pit & Private Spa – Home 188794 Log cabin

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

LARCHES LODGE: Authentic Norwegian Log Cabin, Log Burner, Fire Pit & Private Spa – Home 188794

  • Log cabin
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

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Log cabin / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 99 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Come and unwind at Larches Lodge in the Shropshire Hills AoNB, uniquely situated just a short stroll from the picturesque town of Church Stretton. with its luxury hot tub with jets, private walled area with composite decking, LED lighting and outdoor BBQ/fire pit. And in the winter months snuggle up in warmth and enjoy the mesmerising flames of the Hobbit log burning stove!

TWO NIGHT PACKAGES (including £30 charge for hot tub preparation and management) start from £214* additional nights £70 with 7th night free - * increases apply at weekends, bank holidays and peak seasons. Please 'Contact the Owner' if the 'Book Your Stay' price is higher than stated above as we can't refund any difference after you book. One night stay is possible only where there is a 1 night gap in calendar. Or for late deals please find Larches Lodge on TripAdvisor and click 'Call Owner' to reveal mobile number to call or text Sara. Or consider a Gift Voucher as a present?

Larches Lodge is an authentic Norwegian log cabin in the owners garden beneath a canopy of larch trees. Admire the outstanding views over the picturesque town of Church Stretton - often referred to as “Little Switzerland”, unwind in your Jacuzzi spa, or just sit back and relax with an evening drink on the elevated decking, warmed by the Burda electric heater.

Larches Lodge is accessed from a dedicated parking area by a gravel path (approx 40m long) located along the lower level of the owners’ secluded, tiered garden. It’s a unique, magical space and yet only a short walk into Church Stretton centre with its eateries and bars, independent specialist shops and attractions. After a day’s activities maybe walking in the hills or hiring an electric bike, retreat into your personal haven and relax.

In more detail this self-catering studio accommodation is a comfortable 325ft² (30m²) and is furnished to a high standard including :-

• Private decked balcony along one side of the chalet with table and chairs, mood LED lights and electric heater - set within a small copse of larch trees overlooking Church Stretton

• Jacuzzi hot tub with jets and LED lights plus two luxury cotton bathrobes

• Traditional wooden log chalet interior with scatter rugs and open plan bedroom, sitting, dining and kitchen areas

• Luxurious Superking (6ft wide) bed, wardrobe, drawers and under-bed pull out storage. Bed linen provided and fitted prior to your arrival.

• "The Hobbit" wood burner from Salamander Stoves provides real fire ambience for those cosy winter evenings. Kindling, logs and firelighters included.

• Sitting area has a large leather sofa, 40” 4k TV with YouView box (offering streaming services and Netflix if you have an account). DVD player and DAB radio/BT speaker.

• Dining area with oak table and chairs for two people

• Fully equipped kitchen including a multi-function fan oven, microwave, two ring ceramic electric hob, extractor fan and numerous utensils

• Bathroom with large electric shower cubicle (1200 x 800) and toilet, basin and fan heater

• Numerous lighting options including faux antler ceiling pendant with LED candles, wall LED candle lights, bedside lamps and kitchen LED spotlights

• Wi-Fi internet access at fibre broadband speed

• 3kW electric radiator set to a comfortable 20ºC (6h45-9h15, 16h30-22h30) and 17.5ºC other times. There is also a night storage heater which can be opened for extra heat. Additional booster fan heater.

• Price includes typical electricity usage (please note the outdoor electric patio heater requires a £1 or 20p coin)

• Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 10.30am - please enquire for earlier or later times

Church Stretton town centre is an easy stroll away offering specialist shops, a good-sized Co-op supermarket, cafes, restaurants, a wine bar, pubs, an antiques market, golf course and railway station. The train takes you to the centre of medieval Shrewsbury or the historic market town of Ludlow in approximately 15 minutes and is on the mainline from Cardiff to Manchester. Also within easy reach are notable sights such as the museums of Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle, and day trips to the Welsh coast, Chester and Snowdonia are also very feasible.

Please Note: Although the chalet is adjacent to Mark & Sara’s house the entrance is on the furthest side (see TripAdvisor reviews) and a wall & sail shades ensure the lodge is completely private. A 40m gravel path leads to the chalet and is shared with Oaks Lodge guests. The 50m private drive from Watling Street is quite steep which less mobile individuals may find a little challenging. Sorry but No Dogs due to our lovely cats owning the garden.

In consideration of neighbours there should be no outdoor music at any time and we kindly request that all noise is curtailed after 9.30pm at the latest (10pm Fri/Sat).

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The train line in town can be used for trips south to Ludlow or north to Shrewsbury, or beyond. The A49 runs through town for easy access around Shropshire and to Wales.

Interaction with guest

We're on hand only if you need us. The hot tub is checked daily to ensure water levels and sanitisers are in balance.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($129.17) £100.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

In consideration of neighbouring properties there should be no outdoor music at any time. Please ensure that voices are quiet after 9.30pm (10pm Fri/Sat) and that the hot tub is closed by 11pm. Our minimum stay is two nights. We will consider a one night stay when there is one night gap in the calendar. Smoking is permitted on the decked balcony (with doors/windows closed) but any residual smells inside the lodge on departure will result in a charge to the security deposit.

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About the owner

Sara/mark E.
Average reply time:
1 hour 36 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 Feb 2019
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Guest reviews

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“I’d recommend it to anyone!”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2019

Me & my partner stayed here for her 30th birthday. We were lazy trouts & stayed in lots because that was the purpose of our getaway. We just wanted a few days of respite without the children & that’s certainly what we got!! So peaceful & quiet. On arrival everything was clean, tidy & modern. The only things that could be improved are A) the shower is pretty lame & not powerful enough, B) I would’ve expected a Bluetooth/wireless speaker such as a Sonos or Alexa, I didn’t bring one as I just thought this would be pretty standard today! But I’m hardly moaning I’m merely suggesting a couple of small things that could really enhance the experience but overall this place is amazing & I’d recommend it to anyone. I met Mark, he seems down to earth & easy to get along with, I spoke to Sara on the phone & I got good vibes from her also. So on the whole what an amazing place, the town of Church Stretton is great and has all amenities required! Don’t think twice & just book it!

Response from the owner Glad you had a lovely stay at Larches Lodge and thanks for your feedback. I suspect the cold snap meant colder mains water, resulting in reduced flow trying to deliver the hot water needs of the shower - sorry about that. I've thought about the Sonos/Alexa for wireless music but right now can't really see how either would be technically viable for a visitor to sign-in and connect, plus the support requirements may be unmanageable - will certainly look into the bluetooth speaker option though. Hope to see you back again! Mark

“The perfect New Year break!”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2019

Arrived at Larches Lodge on New Year’s Eve for a 2 night stay with my boyfriend. The log cabin was absolutely gorgeous!! It was clean, SUPER cosy and had everything we needed and more. The log burner and hot tub were amazing, the sofa was very comfy and the bed was huge! Church Stretton is a lovely little town with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. Although the log cabin is located within the grounds of Sara and Mark’s home, it was very private and secluded. (They just left us to it but could have been contacted at any time if needed). Sara and Mark were so friendly and helpful. Before our arrival, they sent us lots of useful information about the lodge, area and places of recommendation. It really was the perfect romantic break and an amazing start to the year! We didn’t want to leave and will definitely be returning in the future! 10/10

“Lovely Christmas break”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2018

Arrived Christmas Eve and the lodge is lovely, great wood burning fire and little homely touches. We walked in to Church Stretton for carol singing in the square with mulled wine was a fab way to spend Christmas Eve. Hot tub was great, clean and ready to use when we arrived. Had a lovely few days away over Christmas will deffiently be back to spend a few days here. Even though the house is right next door we didn't hear from Sara/Mark the whole time we were there very private and tucked away.

“Perfect Break”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2018

Our stay at the larches lodge was perfect. Sara and Mark were really welcoming and helpful which we are very thankful for. The log cabin had everything we needed and more ! Our favourite part had to be the hot tub, which was so relaxing, especially after a walk on the carding mill valley (one of many things to do in Church Stretton). We will certainly be visiting again !

“Peaceful and cosy getaway”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2018

A lovely cosy cabin in a stunning location. Although next to owners house it felt secluded. Lovely views out of the windows and lots of wildlife to watch. Larches lodge is in a great position, only a short walk to the centre of Church Stretton handy for the pubs and restaurants. The train station is also nearby with Ludlow and Shrewsbury only 15 minutes away so we could leave the car behind and enjoy a pint over lunch. Highly recommend the Ludlow Brewing Company, positioned near Ludlow station, particularly if you like craft beers. Lots of good walking nearby.

“Larches cabin”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2018

Lovely place, very relaxing and quiet, clean and everything you need provided, will definatly revisit

“Sleek log cabin with hot tub and a view.”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2018

This is a gem of a cabin in arms reach of Telford. Sara and Mark were very friendly and the finish in the cabin is modern and comfy. Giant bed, smart bathroom, kitchenette and log burner. Great view from the hot tub which was nicely sized for two people. Private and quiet other than the odd train in the valley! Excellent short break, very good value for money and will definitely think about checking in again. Highly reccomended!

“A peaceful retreat”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2018

We loved our stay at Larches Lodge, the owners are friendly and have thought of everything. The lodge is cosy but practical too, ideal for a couples getaway. A short walk down the hill into Church Stretton where you can find everything you need. The local walks are beautiful and can cater for all abilities. We hope to return soon.

“Larches lodge stay”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2018

Lovely lodge, spotlessly clean. Had an enjoyable and relaxing few days. Beautiful location. Would stay again

“Cosy and comfortable spot for a romantic getaway”

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We booked Larches Lodge for our anniversary weekend and throughly enjoyed it. We drove down on a rainy Friday afternoon and Mark was kind enough to allow us to check in early, which was a lovely start to the weekend. We especially enjoyed use of the hot tub during our stay, and wrapping up in blankets in front of the log burner into the early hours. BBQ/fire pit was also a bonus! Sara & Mark are perfect hosts.

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