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Woodland Escapes

England / Ludlow, Shropshire
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Feel compelled to relax in a luxury dome retreat, soothingly set amongst 45 acres of magical Shropshire countryside.

There's a certain kind of pedigree to Woodland Escapes.  Featured in the Daily Mirror's Top Ten Glamping Sites, and included on the BBC show Escape to the Country, you can be sure that this is far from an everyday countryside retreat.

Set amongst 45 birdsong-filled, flower-strewn acres of Shropshire countryside that's teeming with wildlife, you can enjoy panoramic views over six counties from your chosen luxury dome - one sleeping a family of four, and the other ideal for two.

Both domes are equipped with all the comforts you might expect from a deluxe hotel room, including downy beds with plump pillows, and a private bathroom with a piping hot shower (and that all-important flushing toilet).

Perfect for families who want to get back to nature in style, Star Dome is nestled in a private wooded glade that's reminiscent of a fairytale. There's a stargazing window for you to enjoy that ever-changing sky in all its glory, a dining table and chairs, and a natural fire to warm your evenings.

When it's time to turn in, you'll find a dreamy kingsize bed that's made for lazy lie-ins, while the kitchenette is ideal for whipping up tasty snacks. Oh - and there's a barbecue for al fresco dining, too (a must!)  

For an extra treat, why not pop open a glass of bubbles and greet the sunset with a dip in the Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub?

Discover the wildly romantic Tree Dome on an elevated platform, secluded under a whispering canopy of trees. If you're a lover of all things culinary, you're in luck - once you've cooked in the hand-crafted wood-fired oven, there'll be no going back!

If you prefer more traditional accommodation, Rowan Lodge is a beautiful open-plan living space for two (there's a foldout bed for smaller guests), with a wraparound deck that's perfect for morning coffee and evening tipples alike.

Finally, the newest addition to the family is The Star Gazing Treehouse, where you can sleep amidst a private glade under the canopy and experience a real connection to nature in a beautifully appointed tree cabin with a wrap-around deck, for full appreciation of the gorgeous environment. 

Inside, a comfy L-shaped sofa and wood-burning stove add to the country cabin feel, and it can comfortably accommodate four guests aged twelve upwards in a king master bedroom and separate loft bedroom. Don't forget to use the telescope for those all-important star-spotting nights under clear skies.

In the mood to explore? Just six miles away lies Ludlow, the "loveliest town in England", filled with listed buildings and tempting riverside cafés. If you've brought the kids along, nearby Worcestershire is home to the famous West Midlands Safari Park, while Mortimer Forest and the Clee Hills are ideal if you prefer something a little more active, with plenty of scope for invigorating walks and cycle rides.

Head back to Woodland Escapes just in time to gather round the camp fire for marshmallow toasting, catching up on life and love as the first stars appear in the evening sky.  

With so much to relax you, you're sure to sleep soundly and silently...which is just as well, as you get to do it all again tomorrow!

Things to note

Dogs are permitted upon prior arrangement but must sign the property's dog policy upon check-in.

Tried and tested

"I would choose to stay here over any 5* hotel in London any day of the week.....just what we needed when life had gotten a little too much. A night in the hot tub listening to the birds and the views was our highlight. Thank you Fern, we will be back."

"Sat in the tub with a G&T then sat on the decking watching the stars come out one by one then slept in the comfort in the dome...MAGICAL! If this is camping then sign me up for LIFE MEMBERSHIP!"

"We felt like royalty...amazing place. The Tree Dome is just like the photos - but even better in real life. All the luxurious touches like the sofa, the huge dining room table and throws make it really special. Love the idea of the shower being elevated in the trees and the 'tree house feel' of the kitchen and bathroom. Once we had figured out how to use the pizza oven (our fault for not reading the instructions properly!) we loved our home made pizzas and sitting on the sofas outside listening to the birds. The hot tub was a truly magical experience and the lights and bubbles are a great add on. We are going away really relaxed - we feel like royalty in the tree dome and can't wait to return. Thank you Penny and Fern for this amazing place, see you next year!"

£180.00 ONE NIGHT STAY DEAL. Includes complimentary hot tub usage, basket of logs, dogs and kids come free (2 max), free pizza oven (dough balls included) and late check out at 12. Woodland Escapes is THE SAFEST place to go on holiday right now. Premier host
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The basics

Region: Ludlow, Shropshire
Cost (from): £100 per night midweek
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: Varies
Property ref: 1096


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Star Dome sleeps up to 4, king sized bed, 2 single beds, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, hot shower, toilet, kitchenette, grill, kitchen/cooking equipment, full sized dining table & chairs, satellite TV, fireplace, wood/tiled stove, outdoor furniture, private deck,BBQ, wood-fired hot tub (payable locally), parking.

Tree Dome sleeps 2, king sized bed,  bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, hot shower, toilet, dining room & chairs, sofa, satellite TV, outdoor furniture, private deck, BBQ, spa hot tub (payable locally), parking.

Rowan Lodge sleeps up to 3, double bed, fold-out single bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, hot shower, toilet, hairdryer, fully-equipped kitchen, toaster, kettle, grill, oven, stove, microwave, fridge, kitchen/cooking equipment, TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, electric heating, fireplace, vacuum cleaner, private deck, parking.

The Star Gazing Treehouse sleeps up to 4 adults, master king size bed, double loft bedroom, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, hot shower, toilet, hairdryer, fully-equipped kitchen, toaster, kettle, grill, oven, stove, microwave, fridge, kitchen/cooking equipment, coffee machine, TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, electric heating, wood-burning stove, telescope, private deck, parking.

Local activities

Golf, steam railway, safari park, Go Ape, National Trust areas, museums, castles, breweries, wineries, walking, cycling.  

At a glance

  • Two luxury domes, Star Dome for four, and Tree Dome for two , privately nestled within 45 acres of Shropshire countryside six miles from Ludlow.
  • Dome facilities include a private bathroom with flushing toilet, along with cosy beds and a handy kitchenette.
  • Hire a spa bath for a treat, at a small extra charge. Tree Dome guests also have the opportunity to hire a hand-crafted wood-fired oven.
  • Dogs are permitted, at an additional charge per dog.
  • The site also features Rowan Lodge, cosy open-plan accommodation for two adults and a child, and the Star Gazing Treehouse for up to four guests.

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