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Period Town House With Delightful Secluded Garden

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Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Townhouse in Ludlow, Shropshire, West Midlands, England, UK - Quiet Location, Close To Historic Town Centre

Our old town house is a ‘home from home’ for the many guests that stay here. Recent refurbishments are to a high and comfortable standard. The many historic features such as oak beams and original fireplaces combine well with modern facilities. Behind the house is a charming enclosed secluded garden, a lovely sun trap. The house is located in a historic, conservation area of Ludlow, beneath the only surviving town gate and just 5 minutes walk to the town centre and castle. The Ludford Bridge over the River Teme and famous horseshoe weir are only 100m from the house. Ludlow is a delightful market town with a lively community feel. As a renowned foodie town it hosts numerous food festivals and events throughout the year as well as an annual summer arts festival, and a Christmas medieval fair. Ludlow is ideally located to explore the Welsh Marches, an area of unforgettable and varied natural beauty, which is full of hills, valleys, castles and characterful villages and towns.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nicola Firth
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Nicola Firth

We live and work at Hothorpe Hall Conference Centre in Leicestershire and keep the house in Ludlow as a ’bolt hole’. We have owned the property since 2000 and have, over the years, enjoyed renovating the house. It was originally a 17C public house; one of eight in the street!

Nicola Firth purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Nicola Firth chose Shropshire

Ludlow appealed to us, not only as a lively and beautiful town, but because it was central to so much stunning countryside to walk and cycle through. The town was in easy walking distance which was a positive for us living in a very rural location and needing the car even for a newspaper or pint of milk!

The town has ‘grown’ with us as family as the children have progressed from enjoying the castle and park to cinema, shops and sports centre and they both regularly return with friends independently of us.

What makes this cottage unique

The street is quiet and within easy walking distance of the town centre and the river. There is a lovely walk alongside the river to the castle called the ‘bread walk’ which passes two of the famous towns weirs. We fell in love with the house when we first looked around; it has a lovely homely feel. The children loved the three storeys, with their own bedrooms on the top floor. We loved viewing the garden from the kitchen and enjoy meals out in the garden. Since owning the house we have worked at restoring some of the historic features- the Shropshire stone wall in the dining room, and old oak beams in the lounge. The street and house have a fascinating history. We love to walk up to town and explore the many shops and the market and also to walk from the house up to Whitcliffe common

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well presented house. A lovely place to spend the weekend. Would love to come back. Stubbs April 12



What a wonderful, beautiful place. Cottage wonderful- would wholeheartedly recommend it. Lingard June 12



What a lovely comfortable clean cottage, so convenient without the need to use the car. Sweet June 12



Our second stay here and everything was perfect. We hope to come back again. Beecroft Sept 12



Lovely house in a beautiful town, would love to come back. Meredith Aug 12



A lovely cottage in a beautiful town. We had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed our stay. Thank you. Hanton Sept 12



Further reviews see: http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g186367-d2128437-Period_town_house-Ludlow_Shropshire_England.html
May 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Well presented house. A lovely place to spend the weekend. Would love to come back. Stubbs April 12



What a wonderful, beautiful place. Cottage wonderful- would wholeheartedly recommend it. Lingard June 12



What a lovely comfortable clean cottage, so convenient without the need to use the car. Sweet June 12



Our second stay here and everything was perfect. We hope to come back again. Beecroft Sept 12



Lovely house in a beautiful town, would love to come back. Meredith Aug 12



A lovely cottage in a beautiful town. We had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed our stay. Thank you. Hanton Sept 12



Further reviews see: http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g186367-d2128437-Period_town_house-Ludlow_Shropshire_England.html
May 2010
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50 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely, well equipped house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in perfect location for exploring Ludow. The cottage is short of nothing and is very comfortable. We had a fantastic break in Ludlow and would definitely use this property again. Highly recommended!

Ludlow itself is a beautiful quaint historic town, plenty to do and see, lots of restaurants and pubs to frequent.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a nice review and so pleased you found us such a perfect location and very comfotable. We agree that Ludlow has such a lot to offer.
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5

Very well equipped cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully well stocked and equipped mews cottage with lots of thoughtful touches. We had a lovely time - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in centre of Ludlow

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind review we hope we can welcome you back again as we do with many of our guests.
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Super second time staying in this extremely well equipped, v clean, comfortable, stylish cottage

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have you back again Sara and good to know you are still finding it extrememly well equipped, very clean comfortable and stylish. We hope to see you again.
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5

Good place, lovely locstion

  • 5 of 5

Ideal property in the centre of Ludlow. Ideal for mooching and plenty of room within the property for four people. Not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tricia for posting a review of your stay with us, glad you found the house spacious for the 4 of you. Re not being suitable for people with walking difficulties , I presume that you are refering to the fact that there is a slope up into Ludlow which may cause difficulties for those whose who struggle walking. We know that familes have brought elderly parents to stay and have had to take them up to town in a car.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

The house as every thing you need it's homely warm and cosy beds are very comfy and the house is central for visiting lots of different places will be going back/

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Elaine Thanks for the positive review and trust you got the jeans back we posted to you, which you left behind. We would certainly welcome you back.
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Location

From the Owner

Ludlow appealed to us, not only as a lively and beautiful town, but because it was central to so much stunning countryside to walk and cycle through. The town was in easy walking distance which was a positive for us living in a very rural location and needing the car even for a newspaper or pint of milk! The town has ‘grown’ with us as family as the children have progressed from enjoying the castle and park to cinema, shops and sports centre and they both regularly return with friends independently of us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham International at 58 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wheatsheaf Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Ludlow at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Ludlow Station at 0.6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Wheatsheaf Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Barmouth at 61 Miles Car: recommended

Travel:

Ludlow is best accessed by car and is approx 1 hour 20 minutes drive from the centre of Birmingham; 1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham International airport and 1 hour from the M5 junction with the M42.There are good local transport networks with a town centre train station 10 mins walk from the house. Trains to Ludlow run from Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Hereford. The bus service 192/292 serves Ludlow from Kidderminster. Phone Shropshire Traveline on 0345 056785 for timetable.

Distances:

Ironbridge Gorge 20 miles. Stokesay Castle 10 miles. Berrington Hall 5 miles. Shrewsbury 30 miles. Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi 24 miles. Acton Scott Working Farm 12 miles. Church Streeton, Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley 15 miles.

Further Details:

As well as the many local food shops in the town and magnificent market there is the Local Food Centre at Broomfield (3 miles away) and well known supermarkets.

Ludlow is famous for its Michelin star restaurants and there are also many other good pubs and eating places. There is no shortage of places to enjoy a quiet drink or lavish meal according to the occasion. Some of our favourites are the Unicorn and Bistro Seven and the French Pantry.

Ludlow has a National hunt race course.

Fishing is available on a two mile stretch of the River Teme and boats are for hire on the river near Dingham Bridge.

National trust properties close by include Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. The English Heritage’s Stokesay Castle is well worth a visit. Ludow castle is a well preserved monument to the town’s former prominence in the Welsh Marches and forms the back drop to most of the festivals held throughout the year.

In nearby Mortimer forest there is horse riding and for the more adventurous mountain biking.

Maps and booklets in the house provide you with numerous walks along paths and bridleways from Ludlow or further afield.

There is an excellent Sports Centre with swimming pool and gym. Ludlow has a cinema and theatre in its Assembly Rooms close to the tourist information centre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£76
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£390
£1,300
 
 
Mid Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£465
£1,500
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
£1,700
 
 
Early Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£465
£1,500
 
 
Food festival 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
 
Sept/Oct 2017
12 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£465
£1,400
 
 
Early Nov 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£390
£1,300
 
 
Medieval Fayre 2017
24 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
 
Early Dec 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£390
£1,300
 
 
Xmas New Year 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£166
for 2 nights
From
£83
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£465
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Once availability and cost have been confirmed, 50% of the full cost is required to secure the booking. The balance is payable 6 weeks before the booking date. Payment can be made by cheque (to 'N L Firth'), or directly into our bank account. A refundable security deposit of £50 is required. Upon full payment being received, details of how to access the keys will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the booking.

Changeover Day:
The prefered changeover day is Friday but we can be flexible.

The house is available from 4 pm on the day of arrival and upto 10am promptly on the day of departure.

An extension on your departure day is possible for a nominal charge. Please ask



Notes on prices:
Prices in UK pounds. Please ask the prices of any other length of stay you require or enquire about our short notice breaks (2 weeks ahead) where we are happy to offer a 10% discount.

The weekend nightly rate has a £20 supplement on the rates quoted above except for the following festival weekends: Ludlow Food Festival 8-11 September 2017 as quoted above; Medieval Fayre 24-27 November 2017 as quoted above.

Extra bedding (sheets and duvet covers) can be supplied but will be charged for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The street is quiet and within easy walking distance of the town centre and the river. There is a lovely walk alongside the river to the castle called the ‘bread walk’ which passes two of the famous towns weirs. We fell in love with the house when we first looked around; it has a lovely homely feel. The children loved the three storeys, with their own bedrooms on the top floor. We loved viewing the garden from the kitchen and enjoy meals out in the garden. Since owning the house we have worked at restoring some of the historic features- the Shropshire stone wall in the dining room, and old oak beams in the lounge. The street and house have a fascinating history. We love to walk up to town and explore the many shops and the market and also to walk from the house up to Whitcliffe common

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Family - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite off first floor bedroom 1 with shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. First floor family bathroom, with shower over bath, toilet, wash basin and large heated towel rail. All bathrooms recently refurbished.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, The 2nd bed is a full full sized single pull out bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 first floor room, king sized bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 second floor room with king sized bed. Bedroom 3 second floor small double room with single bed and additional pull out bed to put up alongside or move to another room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry but no pets or smoking allowed in the house. Thermostatically controlled gas central heating throughout house with additional electric heating in bedroom 2 and a feature gas fire in lounge. Instantaneous hot water throughout. Outside: Secluded sunny garden to rear with patio, garden furniture. Bikes can be safely stored in the garden. We happily provide you with a complimentary permit valid for one vehicle at the closest public car park, 5 minutes walk away. There are numerous other car parks within the town and reasonable pay and display charges apply for outside the house for shorter stays to load and unload. Full detail of car parks and current charges are available in the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, bath mats and tea towels are included and full cleaning undertaken between each visit. For stays longer than 7 nights, all bedlinen and towels would be changed in agreement with the occupier. Other: Recently decorated entrance hall with stairs leading up to first floor. Newly installed wifi

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