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- Ludlow, Shropshire
Restored to the highest standards, this Grade II listed cottage is situated in a conservation area near the medieval Broad Gate. Much of the original character of the building (exposed beams and brick and timber framework) remains and is combined with tasteful furnishings and colour schemes. The cottage is only a few minutes' walk both from the centre of Ludlow, with its Norman castle, and from the River Teme, where footpaths lead over Whitcliffe, Ludlow's common land since the 13th century.
Often described as the perfect historic town, Ludlow has nearly 500 listed buildings and the early medieval street pattern survives almost intact. Of particular note are St. Laurence's church and the Feathers Hotel, with its ornate timber-framed facade. The annual Ludlow Festival, the highlight of which is an open-air Shakespeare play in the Castle grounds, is held in late June/early July. In September there is a Food & Drink festival and in November a Medieval Fair. Ludlow is a market town and has a fine range of shops (including antiques, books, art and crafts), tea rooms and restaurants.
Within easy reach of the town are many historic sites. These include Stokesay Castle, (English Heritage) Croft Castle, and Berrington Hall (both National Trust) and the Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Offa's Dyke, the Long Mynd, the Malvern Hills, the Wye Valley, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester are within an hour's drive. Further afield, The Cotswolds, Wales and Stratford-upon-Avon may also be reached by car.
The cottage has been awarded a Visit Britain 4 Star Grading.
Comments from previous visitors:
The cottage is in a great location on Lower Broad Street - within easy walking distance of all the main attractions in Ludlow. We loved the fact that the cottage dates back to the 13th century (there was a very interesting book about the history of Broad Street in the cottage) so was very quaint and pretty but also tastefully modernised and furnished and equipped to a very high standard.Christine Hall, September 2010
Sitting room with dining area and with stone fireplace containing a woodburning stove. French windows lead to a brick and stone paved terrace. Hand-built, fitted kitchen. 1st floor double bedroom. Bathroom/w.c. with hand shower attachment to the bath. Enclosed, steep staircase to 2nd floor twin bedroom with sloping ceilings (NB two low beams) and views over the garden to Whitcliffe, Ludlow's common land since 13th century.
Enclosed, cottage garden with terrace, lawn, flower borders and rockery.
- Woodburning stove
- Gas central heating
- Logs, gas, electricity and bed linen included in rent
- Towels for hire @ £5 pppwk or per short break
- Colour TV DVD player
- Mini Hi-Fi/CD player
- Wi Fi broadband
- Automatic washing machine/dryer
- Telephone for incoming calls
- Street parking (meter) during the day
- Season ticket provided for local town car parks all within a few minutes' walk
- Shops and pubs a few minutes' walk
- Train station 1/2 mile
- Sorry no pets
- Not suitable for children U10
- Non-smokers only
- *Short Breaks*