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Black Hall Holiday Lodges - Shropshire

The lodges at Black Hall. The Superior Lodge is at the right of the picture, while the leisure suite is at the far left
The lodges at Black Hall. The Superior Lodge is at the right of the picture, while the leisure suite is at the far left

Black Hall Farm and Lodges

Black Hall Lodges is a small complex of holiday lodges, situated on a working organic beef and sheep farm, on the Welsh/Shropshire border. There are currently six lodges at Black Hall : All lodges are solid wood construction, and very comfortably furnished. All lodges also feature a private hot tub, and log burner.

Our Family Holidays at Black Hall

We were all looking forward to our break to Black Hall. Although this wasn't our first holiday to Black Hall Lodges, it was the first time we had been since the new leisure suite had been built.

Start of short break

As we approached the farm along the Shropshire back-roads, the lodges came into view in the valley. A brief stop at the leisure suite/reception to pick up our welcome pack, and we were in our lodge to start our short break.

The lodge we had chosen to stay in this time was the Superior; previously we had stayed in the Michigan lodge, but decided to go for three bedrooms this time - in the hope the children would find fewer things to argue about...

The Superior Lodge

View from hot tub in Superior Lodge at Black Hall
View from the hot tub in the Superior Lodge

The Superior lodge was all we had expected it to be; and these were high expectation indeed! The lodge is set across two floors. The ground floor consisted of a double bedroom - with a four poster bed. Another bedroom, with two single beds. Shower room. Kitchen. And a living room which spanned both floors. The living room had a log burning stove, with a basket of logs supplied.

Upstairs was another double bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom. Our 9 year-old son had this floor to himself; he loved the idea of having his own "apartment".

French doors linked the living room to the veranda where the hot tub sat. Views from the hot tub have to be seen to be believed. Facing away from the lodge, on the left, is a tree lined hill not more than a few meters away. Whilst directly in front are sheep filled fields leading up from the valley floor.

The hot tub is that little extra which makes these lodges the perfect place for a relaxing break. Hours can be spent laying up to your neck in bubbling water; taking in the view, or reading a good book. I know that's what we spent lots of time doing! As the sun went down, the only sound was a faint bleating from the local lambs. The perfect end to the day...

The Leisure Suite

The occupants of the lodges have exclusive use of the facilities of the leisure suite. The leisure suite contains a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. There is also a room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, and a soft play area. We had a 5 year old, and a 9 year old with us, and they couldn't wait to try out some of the facilities.

So off we went. As there are only six lodges here, we didn't expect there to be a queue, and as it happened we were the only users of the leisure suite. Now, I like a swimming pool, but have never tried a steam room or sauna. I decided this was the holiday to try them. Both the steam room and the sauna (and the cold shower you take to "enhance" the experience) are situated next to the swimming pool. So the only problem I had was whether to swim, sauna, or steam. After we'd had our fill of swimming and steaming, we retired to the games room. Us boys got stuck into the pool, while the girls had a go on the soft play area. After all that activity it was time to slow things down; we returned to our lodge for a cup of tea, and a sit in the hot tub...

Time for a walk

Coming down from Offas Dyke. The Lodges can be seen at the bottom centre of picture
Coming down from Offas Dyke. The lodges can just be seen at the bottom centre of picture
We decided to have a change from all the water based activities, and go for a walk. There are plenty of opportunities to take walks around Black Hall, and we plumped for a walk which would take us up to Offas Dyke. Offas Dyke was built by King Offa to keep the Welsh out of England. Fortunately that was a few years a go now, so we didn't have any problems. The walk itself is about 3 miles long, and took us about 2 hours. The walk was quite steep in places, but nothing a (slightly puttering) 5 year old couldn't handle.

Would we recommend Black Hall

This is the third time we've visited Black Hall, so that probably speaks for itself. If I was to be selfish, I wouldn't recommend Black Hall, but that is only because it's hard enough to get any availability during the school holidays as it is! And recommending Black Hall would make it even harder for us to get availability for our 4th visit.

How can I book a holiday at Black Hall.

Black Hall is available exclusively through Hoseasons.


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