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Holiday Cottage Pigsty

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Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Anne Masters
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 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 West Midlands

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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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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8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay peaceful property wonderful

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again in Shropshire and a warm welcome awaits you both. Annie
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5

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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. A warm welcome awaits you and all our guests past and future that have chosen Shortwood. We look forward to seeing you again. Anne
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5

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Wales
5

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

Beautiful!

  • 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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Waterlooville
5

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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Location

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

Travel:

Birmingham Airport is 69 miles

Use of car is essential

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
17 Mar 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£137
for 3 nights
£320
 
 
Rate 3
19 May 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£163
for 3 nights
£380
 
 
Rate 4
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£146
for 3 nights
£340
 
 
Rate 5
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
£280
 
 
Rate 6
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£163
for 3 nights
£380
 

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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Facilities

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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