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“A lovely homely home from home.”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

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Nathan_ba...
1 review
“A lovely homely home from home.”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Overall, a wonderful break away in Apple cottage. You are made to feel very welcome and we felt like we could just move in straight away!
The spa membership is a nice bonus too, well worth the visit.
My only criticism would have to be that personally, I wasn't keen on the master bedroom 'suite' I think it could have been better laid out rather than compromised. And although the hot tub was great, we enjoyed watching the sun go down and the bats come out swooping around us.. I wasn't keen on dodging the slugs and snails on the way back across the garden/decking to the house. But then, it's that time of year when we visited... I personally would have the tub nearer the house.
But these are purely personal preferences and in no way reflect the quality and friendliness of woodland retreats.
We're already looking to book again next year!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Sep 2016
Thank you for your review Nathan. We are pleased to hear you had a great time and we would love to see you back again next year. Kind regards, Kerry and the Woodlands Retreats Team.
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Sarah B
Seaford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Apple Cottage. We were welcomed by Ed and given a tour, then left to enjoy our stay with the assurance of assistance, if needed, we did not require any. The kitchen was very well equipped. The cottage is as lovely as the photo's suggest, we found it to be very clean and the hot tub ready to go. The hot tub was the highlight of the trip for our teenage sons. As was the lovely Sedum Spa, just 15 mins drive from the cottage. The cottage was ideally located for visiting Wells, Cheddar, Clarks Village etc. For golfers The Mendip is a lovely golf course, my husband and son were impressed with the course and the friendliness of the members, great recommendation of Woodlands Retreats, along with the lovely farm shop within walking distance of the cottage. I found the whole booking process simple and the company very professional to deal with. We were blessed with wonderful weather during our stay, which of course always helps! I would recommend without hesitation. Our sons are nagging us to book again, so that says it all really!

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Liked best: Hot tub
Liked least: Main bedroom only had double bed, seemed small as we have a larger size at home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Sep 2016
Thank you for your fantastic review Sarah. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and it's great to hear that you had good weather for Golf. We would be delighted to have you stay with us again. Kind regards, Kerry and the Woodlands Retreats Team.
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RandM724
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Relaxing 5* retreat”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We spent a two night midweek romantic break at Apple Cottage. It is a country cottage with a modern feel and decor - kitchen is A1 as is the rest of the property. It was extremely clean and tidy when we arrived and was well equipped. Location is perfect for Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet and Mulberry outlet shop! No hesitation is recommending this cottage, although point to note is that the hot-tub is cleaned after every visit so can't be used until fully up to temperature - which was around 11pm on our first night! This was a bit disappointing but not a show stopper. We were lucky with the weather and a clear night, to star gaze!

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Liked best: Decor and privacy - peace and tranquility
Liked least: Temperature of the hot tub (21C) when we arrived
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
16 Jun 2016
Thank you for such a great review. We are really glad you enjoyed the house and the local area. We are sorry to hear that the hot tub had not heated sufficiently upon arrival, this is not usually the case and we will look into this. Kind regards, Kerry and the Woodlands Retreats Team.
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Tina S
1 review
“Miss”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just came home from spending a week at apple cottage on our honeymoon. Ed met us at the property and was so helpful. We also took my daughter and our dog. What an amazing place. Lovely warm cottage. Very peaceful and relaxing. Larger than we expected. Great hot tub and garden. Had lovely weather so spent a lot of time outside. Great comfortable beds. Perfect home from home. Would definitely go back.

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Management Response
3 Sep 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had a great honeymoon with your family. We would love to have you back! Kind regards Kerry and the Woodlands Retreats Team.
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: Location of the property and the hot tub!
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
19 May 2015
Many thanks for your kind words about Apple Cottage and we are really glad that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the location and hot tub. We always endeavour to keep the property clean and tidy so were sorry to hear that it didn't quite meet the level you expected. We hope that you come back and visit again in the future.
Kindest regards Ed & The Woodlands Retreats Team
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