Ludlow, Herefordshire & Shropshire Cottages
Ludlow celebrates food like no other town in England! Staying at Garden Cottage means you are literally moments from the very heart of this stunning town and all of its superb places to eat. The property, which is situated at the end of a row of Grade II listed cottages and within the medieval Broad Gate conservation area, is surprisingly spacious when you step inside, spread across three floors. The large and light living area is welcoming and comfortable, cosy with wood burner and the original beams leading to a well equipped kitchen (should you decide to cook, but why would you...!) at the rear of the cottage. Upstairs are two bedrooms and bathroom.
Retaining much of its original character with exposed beams and brick and timber framework, the interior of the cottage is tastefully furnished and is a cosy bolthole in a fantastic location. Wonderful for two couples or a small family with children wanting all the facilities a historic town can offer, right on the doorstep.
Entrance through the main living area
Living Room/Dining Room with sofa, two armchairs, stone fireplace containing a wood burning stove and dining table for four guests. French windows lead to a brick and stone paved terrace.
Kitchen with hand-built, fitted units is very well equipped with gas hob, electric hob and grill, fridge and separate freezer, microwave dishwasher, washer / dryer and breakfast bar. There is a door to the garden.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6), dressing table and wardrobe and a great view towards Ludlow.
Family Bathroom with hand shower attachment to the bath, WC and washbasin - and view to the garden!
Second Floor (via enclosed steep staircase)
Bedroom Two with twin beds and views over the garden to Whitcliffe.
There is an enclosed, cottage garden to the rear with terrace, garden furniture and lawn. It's very sweet and peaceful too.
Sorry No pets. No Children under 7 as steep stairs to the second floor. There is Free parking nearby (via supplied parking permit) approx 10 mins walk, with the ability to drop off near the cottage also. No smoking. Wifi available and incl. Towels are not provided.
Renowned for its wealth of history, Ludlow is packed full of listed buildings and its 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. It is just a few minutes' stroll 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.
It is a thriving market town with a deserved reputation for the quality of its restaurants.as well as a fine range of shops (including antiques, books, art and crafts).
Guests holidaying in late June/early July may like to visit the annual Ludlow Festival, the highlight of which is an open-air Shakespeare play in the grounds of the 11th century Castle. Other events in its busy calendar are the Food & Drink Festival in September and a Medieval Christmas Fayre in November.
Ludlow is an excellent base from which to explore the local area with its 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.
All within an hour's drive are Offa's Dyke, the Long Mynd, the Malvern Hills, the Wye Valley, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Worcester if you want to explore further afield. You could even enjoy a day out in the Cotswolds, Wales and Stratford-upon-Avon, thanks to the great location.
"We loved our time in this old cottage. It is beautifully situated, within a short walk of lots of scenic walks in one direction and close to all the foodie shops and restaurants in the other. The cottage itself is comfortable and very well equipped. It also has a lovely garden - ideal for relaxing after sightseeing. We expect to return!"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-24
"Stayed here 4 times now and it remains a lovely little cottage just outside one of the old gates into Ludlow - still only a 7 minute walk to the market place in the centre of town. It's located on a quiet residential street and has all the functionality you need for a stress-free stay. Will be back for a fifth time next year."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 30 July 2017-07-30
"Our fourth stay here and it continues to delight. Absolutely spot-on. A great base for a walking (and eating and drinking) holiday. Many thanks"Mr Cornforth 2017-03-01