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Draycote near Dunchurch, Warwickshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great time and stay at Willow just a shame the lake was not stocked with ..."

    Had a great time and stay at Willow just a shame the lake was not stocked with fish, of the beaten track with loads of peace and quiet

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful!"

    Stunning location and so quiet, especially as the cabins are on a working farm! Hosts were great, good communication, very friendly. Cabin itself was absolutely perfect for two. Very cosy, clean and comfortable. Blankets and dressing gowns were a lovely touch. We weren’t brave enough to use the hot tub but the setting was lovely - very romantic if that’s what you’re looking for. Thanks again!

    Thank you so much, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2024

  • "My wife and I visited for a three day break in February 2024."

    The setting is idyllic, over-looking the water, with lots of wildlife to watch (we even saw an otter!). Willow is one of three identical cabins around the same water, but they are well spaced out. In drafting this review I re-visited the website and realised that the photos showing the exterior of the cabin are not (at the time of writing) actually of Willow – the hot tub is further away from the main cabin at Willow. Anyway. the cabin is very cosy, and with the fire going it is beautifully warm and romantic. Everything is still fairly new, clean, tidy and unblemished. I liaised by message with Elinor, and she was very responsive, including in dealing with some of the points below. My wife and I are seasoned self-catering UK holiday makers, and I always recommend to hosts that they live in a property for a while (ie several days) to experience the property as a guest would. I suspect Elinor may not have done so, as there are little things that could be done to make a stay even more comfortable. For example, more hooks on the walls/doors for coats/hangers, providing washing up gloves and a bowl, providing kitchen roll, kitchen foil, etc etc. Nothing earth shattering, but just little things you notice are absent when living there for a few days. I can think only of two ‘gripes’, which are worth mentioning. Although the listing made reference to ‘electric heaters’ (plural), there was only one (until Elinor provided us with a second, upon my request). The heater is a portable oil filled electric heater, which you have to wheel between the bedroom and main living space. It is not programmable, and takes quite some time to heat up. The log burner really does blast out the heat, but that doesn’t help when you first get up, and the main living space is really rather cold. A couple of hardwired, controllable (ie with timers) wall mounted electric heaters (one for the bedroom, one for the main room) would do the job nicely. Secondly, the listing describes a “King-sized bedroom”. Obviously there’s no such thing, so we took this as short-hand for “bedroom with a king-size bed”. The bed was certainly very comfy, but it’s definitely a 4’6” Double, and not a 5’ king size. I realise that any criticism, even when it’s constructive, can be viewed negatively. This isn’t my intention. We had a lovely time, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Willow for a cosy romantic getaway. Just remember to take your own washing up gloves!

    Thank you for your feedback, it's always useful to hear what our guests think of our cabins. We have stayed in the cabins as we needed to know how they worked for our guests, we designed them based on what we would want, peaceful, comfortable, and immersed in nature. With regard to the heater, we found that the small portable heater worked well with the wood burner, the cabins are very well insulated so we were always very warm - I'm sorry you didn't find this to be the case. I do apologise about the position of the hot tub on the listing - this has now been rectified. Willow's hot tub is in a wooded glade, just a short way from the cabin. We designed it so that you can sit in the tub under the trees in complete seclusion. The listing has since been changed to reflect this accurately We have added more hooks for storage etc, so thank you for your feedback on that. The washing up gloves point is an interesting one - from an environmental point of view we would have to provide a new pair for every booking and therefore throw them away- and it has never been mentioned before. Personally, I don't use them, and would not provide them unless specifically requested to do so. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay despite these niggles, and that you saw an otter! you might have also seen an egret and a cormorant who had taken up residence when we were staying in Dragonfly the week before. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Feb 2024

  • "The pre entry information wasn't great, it specifies contacting the owner 48 hours in advance which we didn't realise we had to do, then as we messaged on the way, worried we'd have to find a hotel instead, we got a message say the lodge was open and we could go in."

    This would've been good to have in the advance email. The emails are just too much, so much detail I didn't read it - keep it simple if you want people to read it. Also, it said there was no TV. There was a TV. The hot tub takes a LONG time to heat up, almost impossible to get up to temperature on your first night. Challet was lovely, wood burner was lovely, decor was lovely, lake was lovely. Directions for the walk were useless, we got lost! More direction on the hot water, I.e. a small tank that needs time to reheat between showers would've been useful. Overall wonderful though, I'd love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Nov 2023

  • "Perfect, peaceful, clean and comfy property."

    We loved the view and fire place. Perfect weather to enjoy the hot tub and fire place. Elinor, Harry and Will were lovely hosts. Quick to respond to our enquiries. Honey and cider was a lovely touch. We enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you again! We hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Jannur5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    So quiet and relaxing. The log burner and the hot tub were just lovely! Our dog enjoyed his stay aswell and his walks around the area. Would definitely recommend and we will be back!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was absolutely lovely and the hosts were friendly and incredibly helpful."

    The welcome gifts were a wonderful touch. The location was peaceful and perfect for a romantic and relaxed break. Would highly recommend willow Lodge

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful lodge willow is, we couldn't have wishes for a better place to spend our 1st wedding anniversary, from the hot tub to the stunning views off the deck area everything was perfect, the hosts couldn't have been more helpful too."

    Perfect 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing holiday"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the cabin, and the surrounding area."

    The cabin was so cozy, and had everything you need to relax. The owners where really friendly. We would love to come back again and we recommend this place to everyone

    Reviewed by Sylwia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gorgeous property, lovely lakeside view and a good base for exploring other nearby cities."

    The host was very welcoming and onhand for queries.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay with your partner."

    Batteries now fully charged. Host was friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2023

  • "10/10 cabin was ideal for a nice quiet break, would highly recommend!"

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Daryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a fabulous time, very cozy cottage, pleasant hosts and the place itself very charming and beautiful."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Patrycja5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at willow lodge what a lovely and chilled place."

    . the dog had a great time wandering around the lake and the fields. The owners were lovely and really helpful at all times.. place was beautiful and clean.. hot tub was an amazing asset.. we 100% recommend for a nice relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle and we will def be booking to come back again.. thanks for a wonderful stay xxx

    Reviewed by Sasha5.0May 2023

  • "Wow! Just wow!"

    What a phenomenal holiday home, the cabin itself is extremely well equipped, cosy and I credibly comfortable - best nights sleep in the wonderful bed! Pet friendly, our dogs loved being in the setting, walks for miles and miles! Lots of local farm shops, fishmongers and supermarkets making self catering not only easy but also a total treat! We stayed for two nights and because of the amazing cabin and setting, we didn’t want to leave or go out for dinner! The hot tub was far too appealing and didn’t disappoint! Everything about our holiday was exceptional, including the wonderful owner Elinor who couldn’t have been more attentive! We will definitely be returning and have already recommended this to many of our family and friends! The perfect break away for total relaxation! Can’t wait to visit again soon!

    Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanna5.0May 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Hot Tub
  • External shared utility
  • ** For bookings taking place between 01/11/2023 - 31/03/2024, please notify us in advance if you wish to use the hot tub.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven, microwave, gas hob, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Bluetooth radio
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front decked area with views over the lake, with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog at £20 supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking in the cabin
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: The property is located on a working farm
  • Note: The parking space is accessed via a farm track
  • Note: This is an adult-only property
  • Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: After parking up, guests will need to walk across the field to reach the lodge
  • Note: Extras available: bell tent if required (sleeps up to 2) and a hamper of local produce can be ordered
  • Note: Welcome pack provided

The property

Dunchurch 4.2 miles.

Set rurally on a working farm in Draycote near Dunchurch, Warwickshire is Willow, a fabulous lodge, inviting two guests.

Enveloping a breath-taking lake, offering beautiful vistas and a nature-filled landscape, Willow provides the ideal base for a romantic break, especially for wildlife enthusiasts.

Venture down to farm track, reaching an off-road parking space, before travelling on foot towards Willow and its tranquil setting.

Enter the open-plan living space and be wowed by its stylish interior, including plush seating, a woodburning stove, a sleek kitchen, and a dedicated dining space.

Take advantage of your remote environment by enjoying an alfresco affair, or soak in a luxurious hot tub, perfect after a day of exploring.

Relax in the king-size bedroom before catching some rest, awakening to a refresh in the shower room.

Enjoy a spot of bird watching before kickstarting your Warwickshire itinerary.

Make wonderful memories at Willow.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1124837 & 1124839, together sleeping up to 6 guests.

Manor Farm Lodges East Lake Cabins

Manor Farm Lodges East Lake Cabins are a collection of three contemporary lodges, resting lakeside in the rural village of Draycote, Warwickshire. A haven for wildlife, each lodge offers a private decked area for guests to take advantage of the stunning vistas, along with a stylish open-plan living space, a sleek shower room, and a plush double bed. Set within a tranquil environment, the collection is perfect for couples looking for a romantic break, for wildlife spotters, or for friends looking to escape from the hustle and bustle. You will have free access to explore our farm, planted with conservation crops to provide a haven for wildlife. If you can tear yourself away, dine out at the The Boat Inn on the canal at Birdingbury Wharf, Stockton, enjoy a tipple at the Friendly Inn pub in Frankton Village, or stock up on the essentials at a nearby supermarket. For attractions, be sure to visit Draycote Water, where you can try your hand at fishing, enjoy an afternoon of water sports, or simply stroll around the lake and enjoy its beautiful surroundings. The Sustrans Cycle way is situated just above the farm and can take you to Leamington Spa or Rugby on a beautiful car free track. If golf is your thing, there is an 18-hole golf course just a mile away at Whitefield’s Golf Club. Further attractions to reach by car include The Castle Dungeon, AT Warwick Cstle, Jephson Gardens, and Pump Room Gardens, all set in Royal Leamington Spa, whilst Stratford-upon-Avon is also reachable via car. Coventry and its bustling city landscape is a little further afield, home to The Coventry Music Museum, Coventry Canal Basin, Coventry Cathedral, and much more. The British Motor Museum at Gaydon and Silverstone Race Circuit are both within easy reach. Return to East Lake Cabins to truly experience an escape, no matter how you spend it.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Rugby 2.9 miles; Coventry 11.7 miles; Warwick 18.1 miles.

Dunchurch is a delightful and large village resting on the outskirts of Rugby in Warwickshire. In the village you will find a good selection of amenities, including the welcoming pub of The Dun Cow, the excellent eateries of Huntsman Carvery, Malancha, Cinnamon Lounge, a variety of takeaways for when you fancy ordering in, and well-stocked convenience stores for picking up essentials. For a wider selection of amenities and attractions, head to Rugby, where you can tour the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, test out your swing at the fantastic Rugby Golf Club, picnic in Caldecott Park, and dine at the variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Continue onto Coventry, where you can visit the magnificent cathedral, delve into history at the Coventry Transport Museum and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, and catch a live show at the Belgrade Theatre/ Further afield you’ll find Warwick, home to a world famous castle, the Warwick Racecourse, Market Hall Museum, The Bridge House Theatre, and the Michelin Star restaurant of Tailors. Discover all this and more from your base in Dunchurch.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas