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Long Cover cottage is a retreat from the outside world

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

3 Bedrooms,1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Rabbits scamper, buzzards soar and windows flood rooms with light in this cosy stable with glorious views. Let the kids and dogs roam free!

Stealing its name from the backdrop of ancient undisturbed woodland, the cottage and its surrounds make a natural family home – for both frazzled humans and local badgers. Winding

your way up the long peaceful track to this converted stable, you catch glorious glimpses of the Teme and Kyre valleys; the setting is spectacular. On arrival, you're greeted by the

delightful Ellie, whose grounds and beautifully tended English country garden you share. Generous windows flood rooms with light that bounces off polished elm floorboards; a wood-burner and Aga keep things cosy, the kitchen is handcrafted, the views are long and bucolic. Upstairs, bedrooms are brass-bedded and floral, tucked under the eaves in that cottagey way. You get a handy loo and basin up here, and a sparkling bathroom with a roll top tub downstairs. Lucky children have seven acres to romp in, and a secret treehouse with hammocks and a barbecue for midnight feasts. Resting on the borders of three counties, this is prime walking country. Bustling Ledbury and Ludlow, England's slow food capital, are just a drive away.

The cottage offers magnificent views in all directions-over the Teme and Kyre valleys, ancient woodland and unspoilt farmland. Longcover is a detached cottage in a very rural position. Guests will enjoy a private patio at the side which looks on to fish pools and an ancient oak woodland. Leading directly from the cottage is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways where badgers and owls may be seen. Tenbury Wells, an attractive spa and market town in the Teme Valley, is 4 miles away. The fine Georgian town of Ludlow is 25 minute drive away.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Eleanor Van Straaten
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Peaceful and cosy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Longcover was a special experience for us and our friends. The cottage was cosy and warm, thanks to the plentiful supply of wood for the fire, the rooms were spotlessly clean and the beautifully landscaped garden with snowdrops and daffodils everywhere made for a perfect destination which we hope to return to again.

Ellie made us feel especially welcome with a scrumptious homemade Victoria sponge cake and fresh flowers throughout the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely enchanting

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enchanting, beautiful cottage in stunning grounds. Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing escape. Eleanor and family were ever so welcoming and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone, will hopefully make a return visit soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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An incredibly relaxing get-away from the world

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I, a group of six, stayed for two nights and had an absolutely fantastic time. The house is beautiful and the decor was exactly to our liking. The surrounding countryside was very pleasant for taking walks and Eleanor was an incredibly friendly host. Before we had been there a day everyone was saying that two nights is not enough.

We are already looking forward to booking future stays.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Tenbury wells is an attractive riverside, spa and market town in the Teme Valley. Also within easy driving distance are the beautiful Georgian town of Ludlow, renowned for its castle, festivals, antique shops and Michelin starred restaurants. The ancient market town of Leominster with its antique shops. The border town of Hay on Wye, famed for its antiquarian book shops. Iron Bridge at Telford. The severe Valley steam railway from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth. West Midland safari park. Some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in England.

Other Activities: fishing

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
£300
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£900
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £0

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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