Arriving at Colemere Camping Pods and Caravan Park after dark, after weaving down country lanes and we were aware that we were in the countryside, in this small village of Colemere.I could not quite see the landscape that surrounded us, due to the winter nights drawing in, however, we were quickly shown into our amazing pod and everything from there on was perfect.
The Bagder pod was incredible, with a comfy sofa that had cute little badger cushions on it, a very enticing bed, a television ready for some serious binge-watching and all of this is in one pod of comfort bliss.
The pod was so warm, that we rarely needed to use the heater provided. Our welcoming host Dave was so friendly and helpful. He was happy to show us where everything was and on hand should we have questions regarding where to walk or eat, etc.
The facilities were fantastic, the showers were nice and hot and the toilets were clean with so many thoughtful additions, such as a dressing room in between the showers and the toilets, with a seat and mirror, so that you can get dressed properly after your shower, because I don’t know about you, but I am a little too old to be hopping from one foot to another on cold, wet floors trying to get myself ready.
The communal eating area was great with a microwave and a kettle as well as all the cups, plates and bowls you could need and cutlery of course. The seating areas were so lovely, with large wooden picnic tables. I had been feeling under the weather but decided to eat a bowl of soup in on one of the tables and it really was nice to look out over the gorgeous grounds and whilst eating.
There are lots of places you can go and get something to eat whilst you are in Colemere or Ellesmere, as well as a large Tesco nearby if you prefer to make your own food and if like us you fancy being a little bit naughty on your holidays then there is a fantastic chippy in the high street!
There were so many amazing walks, though sadly we did not have time to explore them all, there is a lake that is at the bottom of the grounds and it is a stunning setting for a brisk Autumn/Winter walk, the leaves are paving the way and the birds and other animals will be sure to pop up and say hello as you are walking amongst the trees. It is the ultimate relaxation walk and walking around this lake will only take an hour or so, which for me, with my bad back, meant I could enjoy nature, which is what I always want to be doing!
In the evening, the silence is just magical, it is just what anyone needs if you really want to get away from it all, perfect silence and pitch black as there is no artificial lighting for miles, meaning you really can get a decent night sleep, especially in this comfy bed, which is a surprisingly a sofa bed, certainly like no sofa bed I have ever slept on before!
For those who are scared of the dark, don’t worry Dave has put lights in by the communal kitchen which will see you comfortably over from the pods and there is a radio playing which is nice.
I absolutely loved my stay in the badger pods and will probably be looking to return in the spring to see the difference in the seasons. It is a must if you are looking for somewhere that you can get away from it all and even in the Winter, you will be lovely and warm in this adorable pod. Such a gorgeous placeto spend a few nights to get some much needed sleep and time to yourselves.