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Period Town House With Delightful Secluded Garden

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Property Manager
Nicola Firth
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 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 manager

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ludlow in Heart of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

Moreton-in-Marsh
5

A lovely, cozy place to stay in Ludlow.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights here during the Easter holidays. Well equipped and comfortable it was an ideal base for us whilst in Ludlow visiting nearby friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian for your review we are always looking for ways to make our guests enjoy their experience in Ludlow.
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5

Conveniently located, well-equipped and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and exceptionally well-equipped with plenty of information about all the appliances as well as visitor information. Not only that, there was the welcome sight of tea and coffee to greet you.

The location is ideal with all Ludlow's amenities close by and there were plenty of maps.

The owners have obviously given a great deal of thought as to how to make visitors welcome and they have succeeded admirably.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

All you could want.

  • 5 of 5

Amazingly well-equipped house in an excellent location close to the centre of this charming town.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alan for you postive review. We certainly try to provide all the facilties you might need to enjoy your stay at our house.
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has everything you need and so extremely clean. Its one of the best cottages we have stayed at, also has a new 3 piece suite, the photos do not do it justice. We had a great time, a mixture of weather, one day sitting out in the sun at the Charlton Arms, then inside the Wheatsheaf next to the roaring fire. We went to Ludlow Castle and Stokesay Castle, drove to Church Stretton, beautiful scenery, picked up some lovely food from the markets and did the history walking tour. Ate in a couple of the pubs as well as making our own foods. We didn't want to leave! The only one small problem we had was getting my elderly mum into town as its quite a steep hill walking up Lower Broad Street, not having the car parked outside meant we had to walk to the carpark to pick the car up first. But she could walk back down and was great she had the ensuite with her bedroom. She sat in the garden whilst we went for walks. We return to Australia next week but really would love to re-visit next time in UK... thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pam for your generous review. You were the first to enjoy the new 3 pieice suit and we have not had time to update the photos! Really glad you enjoyed things.
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5

Beautiful property in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great short break at this property in Ludlow. We enjoyed walking into the town and going to the market, as well as going on beautiful walks directly from the house without needing the car.

The garden is sheltered and lovely to sit in when there is good weather - great for barbecues - remember to bring your own.

We would thoroughly recommend this property and hope to come again some time. This was our second visit and both times it was impeccably clean and comfortable to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacqui Thanks for your positive review and glad to hear you were able to enjoy a barbecue and that you sound the house clean and comfortable. We look forward to welecoming you again.
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Aylesbury, Bucks
5

Lovely house in a quiet location within a short walk of the town centre.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for a relaxed stay. Nice to have a double bedroom with en-suite as well as a second double bedroom, single with foldaway and large bathroom. Local pubs and restaurants are very good and we found Ludlow to be a busy and charming market town. Countryside around is excellent for walking, both from the house and further afield in the Shropshire Hills e.g. Church Stretton. In short, ideal house and location for a our week away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you generous review, we are glad you enjoyed your week staying in our house and look forward to having you stay again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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