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Holiday Cottage Pigsty

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

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 studio has one double bedroom and a separate luxury shower room fitted with wc and handbasin.

Property Manager
Anne Masters
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

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 studio but far enough away for us and our guests to have privacy. We love to share our holiday studio 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 Shropshire

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Brilliant fantastic accommodation, so clean

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful pigsty absolutely amazing, you wanted for mother, the log burner was great and scenery with different birds and animals, the lady owner was such a nice friendly helpful lady, I felt like I'd known her all my life, hope to go back very soon

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous little place

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous little place with lots of personal touches to make you feel welcome. Highly recommend 🌲🍁🍄

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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West Wales

Excellent !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely location , well presented accommodation that was warm and very comfortable , we are looking forward to a return trip , Many Thanks to Anne .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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East Riding of Yorkshire


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a beautiful spot and is comfortable and cosy, with everything you could need, and spotlessly clean. Annie was welcoming and ready to help with suggestions of places to visit. She was the perfect host, there but not intrusive. Thank you for a lovely week Annie, we hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Absolutely perfectly Beautiful Country hideout!!!

  • 5 of 5

This little place is perfect in eveyway! It's cute, it's warm, it's cosy,it's just simply gorgeous. Wonderful views, peacefull and tranquil. Greal location for walks and enjoying the countryside! Even the rain couldn't dampen out spirits for what was one of the best breaks we've had. The last best break was here too!! Thank Anne. Please don't change a thing see you again!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Loving The Pigsty!

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to short break to celebrate a birthday, not too far away and with walking on the door step. The Pigsty ticked all the boxes! Beautifully decorated, well equiped, lovely and warm and a cheery welcome from Anne. Despite the wet weather, we walked, we ate and kept warm by the fire. Visited Ludlow on the way home, lots of places to eat (even for a coeliac!) and we are looking forward to our return trip in a few weeks time.

Catherine and Will

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
17 Mar 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
19 May 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bishops Castle in Heart of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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