Things to know before visiting

 

Q. How many guests does each Spa Lodge sleep?

Our Spa Lodges sleep six (plus one baby/toddler in a travel cot) in one kingsize bed, one bunk bed and one double cabin bed.

 

Q. Can we bring children?

Yes. We are a family glampsite. Our glampsite is a car-free zone and each Spa Lodge has a secure private garden for the little ones to play.  Older children can explore the wider site where we have an Adventure Camp and Nature Hideout and there is a central area in the meadow for free play.  Inside there are board games a TV with freeview and DVD and a fun loft cabin bed with a den underneath. We can provide a travel cot and high chair on request. There are lots to see and do both in the surrounding area and beyond.

 

Q. Can I bring a travel cot?

Yes.  You can fit a travel cot in the main living area. We can also supply these at a cost of £10 per stay.

 

Q. Are pets welcome?

Yes. Our guests are welcome to bring up to two well-behaved dogs with them.  Our Spa Lodges are kitted out with dog beds, food and drink bowels, treats, poo bags and a toy.  Each Spa Lodge has a fully enclosed private garden. Please bring their favourite blanket with you to help settle them into their new surroundings.  We ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times on-site.

 

Q. What is the length of stay?

We offer full weeks starting on a Friday or weekend breaks Friday to Monday or mid week breaks Monday to Friday.

 

Q. What time is Check In and Check Out?

Check in is between 4pm and 6pm.  Please ring the bell at the General Store upon arrival. Check out time is 10 am.

 

Q. What happens if we are going to arrive after 6pm?

If you encounter a problem on the way and are likely to arrive after 6 pm, please call to let us know your expected arrival time.

 

Q. Do you supply electricity in the Spa Lodges?

Yes, each Spa Lodge is connected to mains electricity for lighting and sockets for charging devices, using hairdryers and those all important hair straighteners!

 

Q. Do you have Wi-Fi Internet access and mobile signal?

Whilst we’re here to help you unwind and relax and encourage you to leave the technology behind, we are also aware that you may need to access Wi-Fi from time to time and use your mobile phone. All our Spa Lodges have free Wi-Fi and depending on your mobile network the glampsite does have some mobile signal.  Wi-Fi calling is a good option if you have it.

 

Q. Do you have water in the Spa Lodges?

Yes.  Each Spa Lodge is connected to mains water and is safe to drink.  There is a hand basin in the en-suite bathroom and a washbasin in the main bathroom with hot and cold taps.  There is also a washing up sink with hot and cold water taps in the kitchen.

 

Q. Is there heating in the Spa Lodges?

Yes. Our Spa Lodges each have a wood burner and fireguard.  Although fireguards will reduce the chance of an accident, parental supervision near the wood burner is a must.  We supply a complimentary bag of kindling and firewood.  Extra firewood can be purchased from the General Store. We also provide warm blankets and electric blankets for the colder months.

 

Q. Is there a toilet and shower inside the Spa Lodge?

Yes.  Our Spa Lodges having flushing toilets and a gas powered hot water rainforest shower.  So no long walks in the middle of the night!

 

Q. Do you provide Bedding & Towels?

Yes we supply all bedding, bath, hand and t-towels for your stay.  We also provide bathrobes and slippers for the master bedroom and bunk bedroom.  All beds are made up ready for your arrival.

 

Q. Do you provide toiletries?

Yes. We provide Body Wash, Body Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner and soap.  We also provide cotton wool and cotton buds.

 

Q. How do we keep items cold?

Each Spa Lodge has its own fridge and small freezer.

 

Q. What type of cooking facilities are there?

Our fully equipped kitchen comes complete with a 4 ring hob, oven and a microwave.  For outdoor cooking, our wood burning fire pit doubles as a BBQ and comes complete with a roasting oven, BBQ racks and toasting forks perfect for family BBQ’s.

 

Q. Is there a TV?

Yes.  Each Spa Lodge has a TV with freeview and a DVD, so please make sure you pack your favourite DVD’s.

 

Q. Is there somewhere I can store valuable items?

Yes. Each Spa Lodge has it’s own small safety deposit box.

 

Q. Do you allow smoking on site?

Smoking is permitted for E-cigarettes and Vapes ONLY and ONLY within your private garden.  Smoking is NOT permitted within the Spa Lodges and deck area and is NOT permitted within the rest of the glampsite.

 

Q. Do we need to bring cooking utensils, plates, cups, knives and forks?

No.  We provide everything you need for a self-catering stay.  We supply all bedding, towels, loo roll and toiletries as well as all the equipment you will need to self-cater, such as pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery and condiments. We also provide a welcome gift and a welcome food pack of fresh bread, milk, butter, eggs, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sparkling water and not forgetting our delicious homemade all butter flapjacks!  You can view our full itinerary here

 

Q. Are there spa facilities such as hot tubs and saunas on site?

Yes.  Each Spa Lodge has its own private outdoor hot tub, wood-burning sauna, bucket drench and indoor rainforest shower.  We also offer in-tent spa treatments as an optional extra.  A full list of spa treatments is available upon request.

 

Q. Is there a campfire or firepit?

Yes. Each Spa Lodge has a private fire pit that doubles up as a BBQ.  The fire pit comes with outdoor seating and marshmallow toasting forks for cosy nights around the campfire. For outdoor cooking it comes complete with a roasting oven, BBQ racks and toasting forks.

 

Q. Do you provide firewood?

We provide a complimentary bag of kindling and firewood for the wood burner, fire pit and sauna.  Extra kindling and firewood can be purchased from the General Store.

 

Q. Do you provide optional extras?

Yes, we provide a range of optional extras including our Treat Yourself Packs such as our Movie Night In pack and Romantic pack, a range of in-tent spa treatments including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.  All spa treatments must be pre-booked.  We’ve got hampers for all occasions, all packed full of local delights. If you don’t want to bring you own bikes, we have bikes available for hire on site.  If you don’t fancy cooking, our HomeCooked Menu is available and is packed full of hearty classic supper dishes and naughty desserts.  Meals can be pre-ordered from the menu the day before and your meal will be ready for collection from the General Store the following day.  Pre-order a meal for your first night and we can have it waiting for you in the General Store on your arrival.  All you need to do is pop it in the oven to warm it up.

 

Q. Do you have a shop on site?

Yes.  Our General Store is a small honesty shop which stocks some essential items such as milk, eggs, butter, loo roll and firewood but focuses more on luxury bits and bobs such as local artisan food and drink including freshly baked delicacies, artisan ice cream, local beers and wines and tea time treats.  Items are placed on an open tab and the bill is settled at the end of your stay.  We have credit card payment facilities within the shop.  The General Store is also the collection point for our treat packs, hampers and pre-ordered HomeCooked Menu items.

We have a local village shop stocking a wider range of essential items less than 1 mile away.

 

Q. Where is the nearest pub?

We have two pubs within walking distance from the glampsite and a further four just a short drive away.  A wider selection of pubs can be found within 10 miles in the local towns of Upton-Upon-Severn, Great Malvern, Tewkesbury and Ledbury.

 

Q. Where is the nearest petrol station?

The nearest petrol station is a Texaco garage 4.5 miles from Swallowfields in Malvern Wells.  Opening times are Mon-Fri 7.30am – 8.00 pm, Sat 8.00am – 8.00 pm and Sun 9am – 7.00 pm

 

Q. Where do we park our car?

Our glampsite is a child-friendly car free zone.  All cars must be left in the private car park adjacent to the glampsite and just a short distance from the Spa Lodges. We provide transport for your luggage to your tent.

 

Q. How easily accessible are the Spa Lodges?

Our glampsite has been chosen for its character and privacy.  To ensure the wildflower meadow retains its natural beauty, little development has taken place and the site is a designated car-free zone.  This means that there are no paved paths to the lodges and the land is uneven in places making it unsuitable for people with limited mobility and for people requiring wheelchairs and mobility scooters. You may also find that three wheel pushchairs may be more suitable than buggies.  Please also note that there is limited lighting during the evenings to protect the wildlife.

 

Q. Do you have personnel onsite?

Yes.  We are located next to the glampsite and if you need assistance we can be reached by phone on 01684 216445 or by ringing the bell at the General Store.

 

Q. Are friends and family allowed to visit during our stay?

Yes, you may have visitors during your stay.  In the interest of other guests we limit the number of visitors to 2 per Spa Lodge.  Guests are only permitted to visit during the day and cannot stay overnight.

 

Q. Can we pitch up a tent up for additional guests?

We regret that we do not allow other tents on site.

 

Q. Do we have to clean the tents when we leave?

We ask that the washing up is done and bins are emptied into the relevant waste bin or recycling bin located outside the Spa Lodge.  The sink and fridge are to be left clean and empty and for group bookings, equipment put back in the correct Spa Lodge.

 

Q. What extras do you recommend we bring along?

Food – If you do not intend to do a food run as soon as you arrive, then it might be a good idea to pre-order a meal from our HomeCooked Menu or add one of our food packs or hampers when booking so that it will be waiting for you when you arrive.  Don’t forget that you will receive a free welcome food pack including fresh bread, milk, butter, eggs, tea, coffee, sparkling water and our delicious homemade all butter flapjacks.

 

Entertainment – Each Spa Lodge has a TV and DVD and so you might like to bring along a few of your favourite DVD’s.

 

Toiletries – We do provide toiletries, but you might have a favourite shampoo and conditioner you want to bring along.  We provide a hairdryer in each Spa Lodge but you may also wish to bring along your hair straighteners.

 

Clothes – Even during the summer the evenings can get chilly, so bring along some warm clothes that can be layered if needed.  Socks, warm nightclothes and a pair of wellies are always useful and you will need swimwear for the hot tub.  There are lots of activities to be had in our location so please ensure you bring your favourite walking boots, cycling gear and suitable clothes and waterproofs for activities such as boating, canoeing, climbing and paddle boarding along with a back pack to hold essentials such as drinking bottles.

 

Health & Safety – Remember to bring any prescribed medication, sun tan lotion and a torch is very useful if you plan to go out in the evenings as the glampsite has limited lighting to protect the wildlife.

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