Lakeside Retreat

Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
+44 (0)1299 270780

2 lakes, streams, landscaped gardens, woodlands and waterfalls... writers will take root, idlers will dawdle in style.


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Off-piste drivers will delight in the approach – down a bumpy farm track, over an open field, across a ford and through grassy woodland. You land in a dreamy, bucolic setting with an arboretum and views over two deep water lakes (yes you may swim, yes you may use a little boat) with island, waterfalls, a small summerhouse that revolves, and a stream teeming with wildlife. A veranda and patio with table and chairs face south so you won’t miss a thing; writers, artists and those clutching a large drink may take root here on less chilly days. Your wooden cabin is comfortable and very cosy: find one fresh and airy living/dining room with a fully formed kitchen area and plenty of good seating; glass doors open out to the terrace. The main bedroom has a giant bed with a pretty rose-strewn bedspread and a cream rug; the bunk room is fine for adults or children but it’s all so romantic you may want to farm them out! Owner Victoria, who lives nearby, leaves you jam from her damsons and raspberries, local apple juice, something baked, and fresh flowers. A gorgeous little watery retreat.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Weekly bookings (Fri-Fri) or 3-night weekends (Fri-Mon). Additional night’s stay booked upon request. Children over 5 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog treats, blankets and advice on walks.

Dogs £40 per stay. Max. 2.

Secure 15 acres of garden and woodland.


Nightly price
from £56
Weekly price
from £395
Damage deposit
1 Cabin for 4
From £563 beds2 bedrooms


Already booked again for 2022! The best staycation we’ve ever had- so peaceful and off the beaten track. We spent a lot of time just soaking up the atmosphere- daily swims in the lake and I did sunrise pilates and meditation on the veranda. Felt very zen! Property has everything you would need for a small family- cooking in and out (great fire pit and BBQ). Plus plenty of space to have your own time too. Victoria was the perfect host and was incredibly responsive if we needed her. A retreat away from the hustle and bustle, and a sanctuary within nature.

Rhiannon, Wivenhoe

Our week staying at Lakeside Retreat was a total delight. The cabin is comfortable and well equipped, but the highlight for us were the fabulous grounds and lakes that are all so beautifully and passionately maintained. Such a peaceful and idyllic slice of heaven that is abundant with wonderful wildlife. We can’t wait to return.

Alison, Bath

After our second visit to the stunning Lakeside Retreat, we still can’t wait to come back again! There is a special magic about it, all the gorgeous little details in the cabin and all the surrounding landscape. It’s a little slice of heaven, and so rare to find a place tucked away in a setting like this with two lakes and a waterfall all to yourself. Our dogs absolutely love jumping in for a swim (and so do we!).

Jen, Maidenhead

The Lakeside Retreat was very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed.The fresh eggs left for us on our arrival were much appreciated. We had a very peaceful, relaxing week plus wonderful sunny weather. We felt spoilt having such a lovely extensive area all to ourselves. Each morning we chose a different place to sit and have coffee. There was always something interesting to look at such as the Mallard ducks and ducklings, the shoal of fish in the lake, the pollinators on the flowers and around the insect houses. It was a real treat having a rowing boat in such a picturesque setting

Sarah, Hertfordshire

Back to our tiny peace of heaven... It was great to be back again and to see the continued work to make this special place our very own nature reserve. The peace and quite makes you relax as soon as you get out of the car and the automatic lawn mower is a great touch to help ensure you don’t get to see anyone else whilst you are there. We can’t wait to return with our little fur babies who love it there!

Peter, London

We stayed at Lakeside Retreat for a short winter break. The cabin was absolutely brilliant with everything you could possibly need including tea coffee and cake. The heating was on when we arrived so it was nice and toasty. Lovely comfortable bed. Lots of wildlife around and great for bird watching. Really enjoyed watching the kingfisher catch his dinner and the small robin that sat outside. Lots of lovely walks to be enjoyed . We were lucky enough to meet Jamie who manages the grounds & advised us where to spot the wildlife. Can't wait to return.

Jeanie & Martin, West Sussex

We have stayed at Lakeside Retreat for a number of years now and can’t wait to return every time we leave. The love and attention given to the grounds, plants and pools around the cabin is obvious and I don’t think I could ever tire to visit. It is a great place to get away from the noise and bustle of everyday life and fabulous for my dog. This is definitely her happy place and I feel she is completely safe when we are out walking round the pools. The cabin in comfortable, lovely light and airy and completely private. I thoroughly recommend the Lakeside Retreat.

Amanda, Cirencester

We have had a fabulous week at the at the Retreat. Idyllic paradise for us and our dogs, one is reactive, so to be able to let her run free without worrying about other dogs was priceless. Accommodation was everything we needed, although a washing machine would be good, we never use dishwasher. Would love to return.

Mary, Stockport

Wonderful peaceful and a very special place. Relaxing from the moment you arrive. Beautiful grounds and very clean well equipped, comfortable lodge. Welcoming kind friendly owners

Susan, Norwich

This place is very special. We never normally go back, but this was our third visit to Lakeside Retreat and it won’t be our last!


We stayed for three days and didn’t switch the radio or tv on once, we just listened to the birds and watched the trees and the wildlife. Couldn't have asked for more, the place is a mini oasis in the middle of beautiful countryside. The cabin itself is bright, fresh and clean. Tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished, all the small details seem to be thought of, magazines, books, DVDs and games, bottle opener. Outside is beautiful with both established and new planting. It is clearly lovingly maintained without being over manicured. Even the dog seemed to have a great time.

Graham and Philippa, Colchester, Essex

We stayed here for a few days in May, and I can honestly say I've never been so sad to leave a holiday let! The grounds and surroundings of the lodge are incredible! We felt completely secluded and in our own little world, which was fantastic when we have a dog reactive dog. We didn't leave the holiday let for the entire stay, we just enjoyed being able to take our dog for walks in amazing grounds without the worry of other dogs.We left with one very tired dog!! The lodge itself is beautifully decorated and well equipped! Hope to return very soon!!"


Beautiful log cabin and grounds , a little difficult to find so more signage would be helpful and fence not totally secured by wire fencing by the ford so my dog was able to get onto public footpath which I was worried about as I thought the 15acres was totally secure luckily no harm done , experienced done wonderful wildlife on and around the lakes and we were very lucky with the weather , not quite as wheelchair friendly as we thought due to steps at both entrances but would visit again

Sheila, Southampton

As usual the cottage was great. Wonderful for the dogs to roam free with no disturbance. We toasted Marshmallows on the fire pit. Silence was a welcome break. Wonderful such bliss.

Hellen, Formby

What can I say, we were looking for the perfect place to unwind and have peace and quite where we and our dogs could roam and the Lakeside Retreat didn't disappoint. The owners have clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating such a fantastic scenic environment that to be honest I feel loathed to share because we loved it so much! My only ask is that if we could have had Wi-Fi it would have rounded the whole thing off but nevertheless it didn't spoil our experience - we will be back!

Peter, London

This is our 4th visit to Lakesude Retreat and, as always we were not disappointed. Absolute, peace and tranquility and a perfect place to spend our silver wedding anniversary. Yet again, Victoria gave us a warm welcome even though she was away during our stay. Never tire of this place and its beauty- never change a thing!

Heather, Derby

This is our 4th visit to Lakeside Retreat and, as always we were not disappointed. Absolute, peace and tranquility and a perfect place to spend our silver wedding anniversary. Yet again, Victoria gave us a warm welcome even though she was away during our stay. Never tire of this place and its beauty- never change a thing!

Heather, Derby

From the minute we picked up the keys, we felt like we were in Paradise. The lodge was amazing with every little detail thought of, including treats for the dogs. The grounds were extremely well kept as well as the spotless lodge. We took our three dogs, one of them is dog reactive. It was so relaxing knowing that we were able to walk him without fear of coming across any other dog walkers. We will definitely be returning soon.

Julie, Malmesbury

Just back from a lovely 4 night stay, absolutely gorgeous lodge with 15 acres of stunning grounds and lakes. It was totally private and the dogs had freedom as it is secure, just perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning.

Yvonne, Lancashire

If you love being away from it all then this is the place for you. We found our holiday so relaxing - it is hard to put into words how special this place really is. There are also wonderful days out to be had at Ludlow & Bridgnorth- if you can bear to tear yourselves away . We hope to return soon...........

Kate, Higham Ferrers,Rushden,

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Victoria Orchard

  • Ludlow is close by, approx 12 Miles away - famous for its Art & Food Festivals, Castle and fine dining restaurants.
  • Stunning views overlooking the Clee Hill and South Shropshire, footpaths from the door, perfect for walkers & cyclists.
  • Local attractions- Berrington Hall and Croft Castle (National Trust Properties) , Witley Court (English Heritage), Wyre Forest, The Severn Valley Steam Railway, Ironbridge and West Midlands Safari Park.
  • Near to historic market towns - Ludlow, Ledbury, Cleobury Mortimer, Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Hay on Wye, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth.
  • Good local pubs within a ten minute drive - The Talbot Inn at Newnham Bridge, The Crown and Hopton Wafers.