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Holiday Cottage Pigsty



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful oasis of peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

As a rule we don't usually look at holiday cottages without any reviews but when looking for somewhere to stay close to Bridgnorth so that we could visit the Severn Valley Railway we stumbled across Shortwood,now i write this review after coming back from our 2nd visit in just over a month(obviously we like it!)

If you want to escape from the world and crave peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings then look no further,Shortwood is a lovely converted pigsty at the rear of the owners property offering complete privacy and beautiful views from your private sitting area,the cottage is spotlessly clean,well equipped and very very cosy,we loved sitting in the evening listening to and watching the local wildlife with a glass of vino! Shortwood is in a great location for touring Shropshire and Herefordshire and about 25 mins drive from Bridgnorth if you want a day out on the railway,a great day out by the way!! Anne and her husband have got a real gem here,we call it our 'Little Oasis Of Peace And Tranquility' and can't wait for our 3rd visit,go on,give it a go,you will not be disappointed!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests


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).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
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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Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Separate shower room with double shower, wc and handbasin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (studio) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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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