Last October, while staying at Ploony Cottage, we were lucky enough to see the lodge being built. After seeing this and then seeing the lodge go ?live? with pictures - we thought we?d be prepared for the beauty of it...wrong!
When entering the property on a Friday evening, feeling exhausted, we were just taken aback by the end result. As we had brought our elderly Springer, Sasha with us (14 1/14), who can barely walk, is almost completely blind & deaf, we were ?forced? to watch the sheep grazing on the hill, the squirrel doing its daily sprint across the field, the leaves falling from the trees and the endless species of birds - including Red Kite - flying around. We have used (and used and used) the hot tub at various times of the day and have watched the night roll in, gazed at a sky full of stars - seen my 1st ever shooting star...and on 31st October - Halloween- a warmer but misty night, we sat in the hot tub while bats flew around! Utterly amazing!
This week has been well needed for both myself and my husband! After arriving feeling utterly exhausted, we have both been able to fully recharge our batteries.
If you want to walk - there are walks. Tons of places to visit if you want to get out there. If you want to stay in - you?ll not be bored. I?m on my 3rd book - we?ve had matinee movie days and enjoyed an afternoon stroll around the garden - and on the last full day a gentle walk around the block. We have had the BIGGEST and best eggs ever from the free roaming chickens and basically caught our breath.
A huge thank you to Darren & Lindsey for providing such a beautiful accommodation and the lovely flowers, wine and welsh cakes. We will definitely return.
Just got home from a week at plooney hill lodge and can't wait to book again, we had the most fabulous week, we have stayed in a lot of lodges round the UK and this was by far the best, total privacy, no naibours & a private garden the lodge is amazing with everything you need and more, we made full use of the outdoor pizza oven, bbq and hot tub, the owner darren is lovely and is there if you need anything but is not intrusive the location of this lodge is unreal and is perfect for couples or family's.
TOP CLASS LODGE. We have visited Ploony Cottage another property down the hill from the lodge on two occasions . During our first visit last april we were told about the plans for a lodge to be built up on the hillside next to the woodland and open fields. Then on our second visit in October the lodge was being built and Darren the owner walked us around telling us about all of the things that were being done to make this lodge to be of an exceptional standard. As soon as it was available for hire (WE BOOKED IT). We stayed there from 27th apr - 4th may and I have to say it did NOT disapoint , It is absolutely perfect. Hidden up the hill behind the trees you are in your own private enclosed garden which has an excellent pergoda covered BBQ and Bread or Pizza oven ( which ever you choose to use it as) , a large outdoor seating and a lawn area. The inside of this lodge is to an incredible standard. it has underfloor heating that can be individually controlled in each room, Bright comfortable bedrooms , an open an lounge kitchen and dining room again which is bright , warm and finished to a very high standard with everything you need to hand . NOW the HotTub , kicking back after a hard day walking with the dogs , a glass of wine in hand , that wonderful view and the vast array of wildlife AHHHHH (PERFECTION!!).
By night this place is a stargazers dream with no light pollution.
This Lodge will not disappoint and the owners Darren and Lyndsey will do everything they can to make your stay at Ploony Hill Lodge a memorable one and they really do go that extra mile that makes this place extra special.
Simon Christoph... W
Such a fantastic lodge we wanted to take it all home with us!
The lodge had everything we had hoped for ...and more. Clean, well equipped in a wonderful location and very comfortable. The sparkling bathroom was like something from a glossy magazine - gorgeous! The beautiful eight seat luxury hot tub was within one pace of the patio doors which meant that we didn't have to freeze en route back to the lodge! The garden was well enclosed and safe for our Labrador to run around freely although his favourite place was spreadeagled on the lodge floor as he benefited from the underfloor heating!
If you can tear yourself away from the lodge, it is a reasonable distance from various places to see including Croft Castle (dog friendly), Berrington Hall, Offa's Dyke walks, Tenbury Wells with a lovely selection of unique shops. and the wonderfully named 'Water Break It's Neck' waterfall. The Space Guard Centre is just a few miles down the road and they do a 90 minute talk and tour explaining you all they do there if space and science is your 'thing', this is well worth a visit. If you fancy a trip to the coast we found Aberystwyth was worth the drive out on a sunny day.
Our hosts Darren and Lindsey were very friendly and helpful if we needed them but respected our privacy too. We had wonderful week and are looking forward to returning in the near future.
WOW. What a great little find.
WOW. what a great little find. We have stayed in quite a few lodges with hot tubs around the uk. And this is definitely the best. The lodge has been completed to an extremely high standard and everything has been thought out. The location is fantastic, tucked out of the way at the back of the farm with miles of walks on your door step. Darren and linsey are extremely friendly and made you feel very welcome. We was here during lambing season and were lucky enough to see a number of lambs seeing born. Darren is always on hand for anything. From a little question to recommending days out.
Welcoming treat is the lodge was a great touch. And even our dog was not left out with treats for her as well. All in all a fantastic lodge in a great location and fantastic owners. You will not be disappointed. There is no question that we will return here.
Thanks for great week away Darren and linsey.
Dave, Stacey and Molly.