Members Area / Welfare Cottage
Most of the slots for the welfare cottage breaks have now been taken as it's very popular! If you applied and haven't received an email from us then I'm afraid you haven't been successful however we do still have the below dates available:
Please note that this lodge is dog friendly and there is an additional cleaning fee of £35 if you wish to take your four legged friend on holiday too! If you are bringing your dog then please state this at the time of booking.
Monday 30th April - Friday 4th May 2018 - £170
Monday 10th - Friday 14th September 2018 - £170
Monday 15th - Friday 19th October 2018 - £140
Monday 12th - Friday 16th November 2018 - £140
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd November 2018 - £140
Monday 10th - Friday 14th December 2018 - £140
Monday 17th - Friday 12st December 2018 - £140
NOT dog friendly
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th September 2018 - £170
If you are interested in any of these dates please call the office on 02380 478916 or 4726414. Please note that office hours are Monday - Friday 0800 - 1530 so any messages left on our voicemail or emails will not be considered as you will need to speak to us in person. You will not be able to apply if you attended either cottage in 2017 or are not a federated member.
You will need to commit to your chosen date as you will be given a unique code which is valid for 48 hours for you to call Sandy Balls to book and pay for your stay.
Once you have your unique code please contact Sandy Balls on 0844 693 1229 providing your name, collar number, date and unique code. They will already have your name for the allocated date you have chosen so they will check this with you.
Please note that you will need to present your warrant card as proof of who you are when you check in at Sandy Balls so you must be a serving, federated member at the time of your stay.
Please keep an eye on the website as there will be short notice availability on some breaks when the welfare slots are not filled by a welfare case.
There will be more information on here soon about applying for welfare slots. In the meantime, if you have a query over welfare availability please contact your local rep or the Federation office.
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- Modern, well-appointed kitchen
- Hot tub on balcony
- Bed linen, towels and two bathrobes
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- TV, DVD, & iPod docking station
- Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Avon Valley
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- Wi-fi in lodge
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