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Holiday Cottage Pigsty

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire, England - Located In A Peaceful Location. 15 Minutes To Market Town Of Ludlow. Shop And Pub 1 Mile

Shortwood is nestled between an avenue of Chestnut trees overlooking valleys and woodland. Lovingly restored this romantic holiday hideaway with wood burner is ideal for couples. Shortwood is only a short drive from the historical town of Ludlow with many fine eating establishments and Michelin starred cuisine. The area is excellent for walking, fishing and cycling. There are many other places of interest within easy driving distance or just relax in the peace of the countryside. Dotted with castles and hill forts, the glorious landscape of the ancient Welsh marches affords wonderful breathtaking views. Both Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way lie within easy reach. The high standard of accommodation comprises of large open plan lounge with wood burning stove, television/video/dvd. The kitchen/dining area is fitted with fridge, oven, hob, microwave and washing machine. The cottage has one double bedroom and a separate luxury shower room fitted with wc and handbasin.

Property Manager
Anne Masters
Member since: 2012
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Anne Masters

My husband and I both work for the NHS and sympathetically renovated our pigsty in 2006. We live in a delightful grey stone cottage on the same site as our holiday cottage but far enough away for us and our guests to have privacy. We love to share our holiday cottage with like minded guests who like the peace and quiet of the countryside and watch the world go by gazing at the wonderful views down the valley and over the fields to Shortwood. A wonderful warm welcome awaits all our guests.

Anne Masters purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Anne Masters chose Lydbury North

After purchasing our cottage we decided to renovate the pigsty with a view to looking into the tourist market in this area. We feel we are very lucky to live in this wonderful part of Shropshire and love to share it with like minded guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, peaceful with stunning views Steeped in History. Lots of rare red kites circle above and we think it is just a lovely place to spend time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Excellent location for a peaceful break. Close enough to Ludlow etc for daily trips. Cottage extremely well equipped. It is definitely a property we would return to. Feb 2012.

Quiet, rural location - warm and comfortable - well equipped - wood burner - friendly and helpful owner - strongly recommended. Jan 2012.

Lovely location, plenty of wildlife around, badger around one night snorting away! Cows in the field 1mtr away, buzzards soaring over the cottage every morning, what more would one want? Golfers need to visit Church Stretton Golf Course (3rd highest course in GB) STUNNING!! Ludlow well worth visit. Oct 2011.

Beautifully decked out studio at the back of owners house. The studio’s front door decked out onto a small patio with picnic bench which stepped onto a large field filled with inquisitive cows and other woodland creatures. The studio was well laid out, everything you would need for a long stay. Best bits were log fires and cosy evenings.
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lydbury North in Clunbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Separate shower room with double shower, wc and handbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (studio) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: The studio has its own private terraced area looking out over the valleys and wood. There is garden furniture for you to sit and watch the world go by. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all linen are included and will be changed for guests that choose a two week stay.


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Holiday Cottage Pigsty
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Amazing accommodation everything you need and spottlesly clean

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded accommodation it was fantastic to sit outside watching the cows, fledglings and the red kites soaring overhead we had such a relaxing time. It was nice for us to have my 2 ninety something Aunties round for visits they were in their element !! Anne you're lovely, unfortunately you're booked when we're on annual leave in September otherwise we'd be coming again we will be coming back next year definitely when you find something so special why stay anywhere else ? We definitely recommend this cottage it's all you need !!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely recommendation..... thank you so much. Apart from the fabulous weather you also had Alfie Bowes, Michael Ball and Sir Cliff Richard performing at Walcot Hall a couple of fields away. Not bad for a little pig sty! We look forward to welcoming you back to Shortwood and we have a couple more visitors in the field now. Two horses!! Anne x
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A bit of escapism

  • 5 of 5

A lovely hideaway for 2 with everything you could need and more. Anne gave us a lovely warm welcome. It is in a very quiet country setting but within 20 mins of Ludlow. We loved it and would highly recommend it. A real escape from the world.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, cosy, quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal bolthole for Salopian exploration.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy, comfortable cottage in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

After a warm welcome we felt at home as soon as we walked in. The cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is warm, clean and has everything you need. The bed is so comfortable.

The location is ideal for walking and/or visiting places of interest. We hope to return in the summer to enjoy the garden and fields beyond. We heard the deer although didn't see them! Next time.

Thank you Anne

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jean Many thanks for your lovely feed back. What a different week this week at Shortwood. The snow hangs heavy over the hills. It is so very pretty. The big fat pheasant is pottering in the garden and this morning a loan sheep was grazing on the lawn. Never a dull moment!! Look forward to seeing you again in the Summer for a slow down glass of wine whilst watching the Red kites. Happy Christmas!! Anne.x
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Short wood stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shortwood in Shropshire for 4 days.We had a lovely relaxing stay and had fine weather.The cottage was warm and cosy and central to most locations.Anne was very welcoming and offered help if we needed.The cottage had everything we needed for our stay.I would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jackie Many thanks for your review. The weather changed considerably since your departure with horrendous high winds from the hurricane. There were bows snapped off two of the beautiful chestnut trees down in the field behind Shortwood. The cows and horses were all safe and today is calm peaceful and beautifully sunny. A warm welcome awaits as always at Shortwood. Best wishes, Anne and Peter
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely welcome from the owner, the cottage is very cosy, clean and extremely welcoming.

Would well recommed

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Birmingham Airport is 69 miles

Use of car is essential


1 mile local village Lydbury North

5 miles to market town of Bishops Castle

13 miles to medieval town of Ludlow

25 miles to county town of Shrewsbury

Further Details:

Ludlow has many fine eating establishments and Michelin starred cuisine. Bishops Castle and Church Stretton has many eating establishments and tea rooms to suit all tastes. Abundance of country pubs within easy driving distance.

Supermarkets and shops are located in Ludlow and Bishops Castle and a small shop/post office in Lydbury North (1 mile).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lydbury North, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
2 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
30 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
19 May 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are requested direct to the owner. 50% deposit on booking with final payment 6 weeks before arrival. In the event of cancellation the deposit is non refundable. Short breaks may be available on request.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival at 3pm and departure by 10am.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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