Ludlow, Herefordshire & Shropshire Cottages
Restored to the highest standards, Garden Cottage is Grade II listed and situated in a conservation area near the medieval Broad Gate. 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.
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.
Garden Cottage has been awarded a Visit England 4 Star Grading.
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, dishwasher, washing machine and breakfast bar.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6) and dressing table.
Family Bathroom with hand shower attachment to the bath.
Second Floor (via enclosed steep staircase)
Bedroom Two with twin beds and views over the garden to Whitcliffe.
Enclosed, cottage garden with terrace, garden furniture and lawn.
Sorry no pets. Unsuitable for children under 10. Street parking (meter) during the day. Season ticket provided for local town car park all within a few minutes' walk. No smoking.
Towels not included. Bring your own or can be hired for £5 per person per week, payable to caretaker on arrival
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 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.
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.
"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