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Contemporary lodge located in Shropshire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Lodge in Clunton near Ludlow & Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England - Peaceful, idyllic location next to river, 5 minutes walk to village pub.

The lodge is located on a secluded site of just ten privately owned lodges, next to a small farm. It is a good size with a feeling of space and light. Just off the lounge is a generously proportioned kitchen diner with new modern appliances. The two spacious bedrooms are bright and comfortable. Anybody fancying a walk can start right from the lodge, without having to drive first. A walk to Clunton Coppice is recommended, with lovely views. Another nice walk is to the nearby iron age hill fort, with views to many parts of Shropshire and Wales. Fishing is permitted in the river next to the lodge, providing you have a rod licence. The area is also very popular for cyclists. A cycle store on the site is for safely storing your bike. Of course is you just want to relax, then the lodge will suit you. With its beautiful, quiet, secluded location and comfortable facilities, chilling out is easy. There is a large decking area with patio furniture, to enable you to enjoy the views of the river and countryside.

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About the Owner

David Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About David Smith

We live in rural Northamptonshire in a small village. We have a daughter and two grandchildren who keep us pretty busy.

David Smith purchased this cabin in 2013

Why David Smith chose Wales

We were so bowled over by the location, we decided to buy right away before the property got snapped up by someone else

What makes this cabin unique

We didn't really know Shropshire before, but have loved getting to know it more recently since we made the decision to buy the lodge there. Shropshire is a hidden gem and is only a couple of hours away from us so we can easily go for a weekend if the lodge is not let. We love the fact that there is a lovely pub that does great food, just 10 minutes up the lane from the lodge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A real treat in the countryside, right on the river! Ash Lodge was an absolute dream stay, set in the countryside and situated right on the river bank, waking up to the sound of the flowing river was HEAVEN! The lodge is very well heated, we stayed over a cold January weekend and was very comfortable inside the lodge. It was just myself and my partner that stayed at the lodge but there is a second bedroom with two single beds also, which would have been ideal for another two adults, the lodge is bigger that we had expected. The living room is spectacular, glass windows that open up across the two walls, with views onto the fields with grazing sheep to the left and and flowing river to the right. We went to the nearby Ludlow the one day which was only around 25mins away and a great day/evening out. We also went for a walk up the hills to see great views, I am four months pregnant and this walking was not too much for myself but we could have done even more if i was a bit more capable - my point being, whether you are a keen walker or not there is a great walk with fantastic views for you! Plenty of friendly sheep! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need, every utensil under the sun. Also a great collection of DVD's and books in the lodge which was a nice surprise. We will definitely be returning, if not this summer then definitely next. Great weekend, wish I was back there!



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Guestbook comments from the owner

A real treat in the countryside, right on the river! Ash Lodge was an absolute dream stay, set in the countryside and situated right on the river bank, waking up to the sound of the flowing river was HEAVEN! The lodge is very well heated, we stayed over a cold January weekend and was very comfortable inside the lodge. It was just myself and my partner that stayed at the lodge but there is a second bedroom with two single beds also, which would have been ideal for another two adults, the lodge is bigger that we had expected. The living room is spectacular, glass windows that open up across the two walls, with views onto the fields with grazing sheep to the left and and flowing river to the right. We went to the nearby Ludlow the one day which was only around 25mins away and a great day/evening out. We also went for a walk up the hills to see great views, I am four months pregnant and this walking was not too much for myself but we could have done even more if i was a bit more capable - my point being, whether you are a keen walker or not there is a great walk with fantastic views for you! Plenty of friendly sheep! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need, every utensil under the sun. Also a great collection of DVD's and books in the lodge which was a nice surprise. We will definitely be returning, if not this summer then definitely next. Great weekend, wish I was back there!



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6 Reviews

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(6 traveller reviews)

5

A perfect bolt hole

  • 5 of 5

David & Denise have succeeded in creating a wonderful haven of tranquility here in rural Shropshire. Standing in the morning on the balcony with a coffee in hand while listening to the sound of the river passing by; watching the beauty of the world around you just makes you stop and pause in this mad world. It was a place that truly restored our souls.

There is nothing I could suggest to improve on this idyllic property. The kitchen has everything you could wish for and this is from a woman who loves to cook. The beds are so comfortable and the lodge is warm and welcoming. Wifi ensures that even the most addicted technology user remains happy and despite there being no phone signal this has been addressed with a complementary landline phone. We even received a phone call on our arrival to check that everything was as it should be and to welcome us to the property. A very personal touch. In addition, the nearby pub offers lovely meals and a warm welcome and is literally an 8 minute walk away.

I could not recommend this beautiful haven enough. If you are considering this property then don't give it another thought......book.....I promise you won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful to our lovely guests for leaving such a wonderful review. We are always delighted when our guests appreciate the lodge and it's surroundings as much as we do. We have worked hard to try and make our guest's stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.
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5

Beautifully appointed in a prime position on the park

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute booking, we found Ash Lodge thanks to Google, backed up by Tripadvisor reviews. What a find! We only had 3 nights and will shortly re-book.

The park is just that, a few lodges down a track a few miles from Craven Arms. Ash Lodge however is in the best position, next to the river, with the decking next to the river - absolutely idyllic. The Lodge is beautifully appointed, with everything needed for a relaxing stay, from wifi to a dishwasher. The fittings are all top-notch, comfy beds, powerful shower, good quality TV, millions of mugs, glasses and plates!

David rang us at the Lodge on day one, a very pleasant chap who provided lots of information before we arrived and responded patiently and promptly to our emails.

So, a superb Ash Lodge and a local real ale pub that is a very welcoming 5 minutes walk away! They don't serve food on Monday or Tuesday so we missed 2 nights, but fish and chip Wednesday was wonderful!

Thank you David for providing such a high quality Lodge in the best position!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are overwhelmed with the lovely review. We do try very hard to make sure our guests have the best break they can in the beautiful location, so it's always nice to have it appreciated. We look forward to having them back.
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5

Ash Lodge was spotlessly clean and extremely well presented.

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a beautiful, secluded setting. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat in a rural setting it fits the bill perfectly. The owners have thought of everything and we could not have asked for anything more. Would definitely book again and would not hesitate to recommend this property for a relaxing holiday, very clean and comfortable rooms, fully equipped kitchen and lovely outside area to relax with a glass of wine and a book. Cosy pub serving tasty meals just a few minutes walk away. The owner contacted us to check we had everything we needed which was a nice touch. Couldn't find fault with anything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the lovely review our guests have made.We have done all we can to make our guests feel at home in our lodge, to enable them to relax in the beautiful setting and it's great to hear our guests have appreciated it. These guests would be very welcome to come back anytime they choose.
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5

Well equipped, lovely location, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Delighted with the lodge, the ever changing river was fascinating. We would certainly go back as there is so much to see and do in the area. It was comfortable,well equipped and had everyyhing we needed and more

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. Yes, the river holds a fascination for many of our guests, as the lodge is on the river bank. Many love spotting the local wildlife including kingfishers, herons and the elusive otters.
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5

Spacious, spotlessly clean and very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is in a beautiful and tranquil location. Plenty of space inside and out. Warm, cosy and very clean. I would thoroughly recommend. Great for walking, cycling, and chilling with a glass of wine while the sun goes down.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our guests enjoyed their stay in Ash Lodge. As mentioned the setting of the lodge is exceptional and affords a peaceful retreat as our guests have written about.
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5

wonderful family break

  • 5 of 5

We are recently back from a wonderful stay at this lodge. Our two boys (3 and 5) had a fantastic time mucking about in the river and we found loads of days out locally - Ludlow castle, Ironbridge and the Victoria museum and Croft Castle - to her them entertained. Property was just as advertised, everything required for a home from home. Very peaceful, private location. Thank you! Kate

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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From the Owner

We were so bowled over by the location, we decided to buy right away before the property got snapped up by someone else

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The lodge is ideally located for cyclists and walkers, with lovely local walks nearby. Fishing is also permitted on the site, but rod licence required. Fish included grayling and brown trout.

Travel:

Car is advisable

Distances:

Half a mile to Clunton village up a lane. Nearest small town is Clun approx 5 minutes in car, with Craven Arms 10 minutes in car. Main towns are Ludlow approx 20 minutes and Shrewsbury 30 minutes.

Further Details:

A range of small shops are located in the nearby town of Clun, which is about 5 minutes in the car. The nearest supermarket is in Craven Arms which is about 10 minutes in the car. Otherwise there is extensive shopping facilities in the lovely towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury which are about 30 minutes away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Jan - Feb 17
6 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£65
Fri,Sat,Sun
£340
£995
 
 
March
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£70
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
£1,050
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£475
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
 
 
July
30 Jun 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£105
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
August
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
 
 
October
29 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£352
 
 
November
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£352
 
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£352
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£638
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£440
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit is required to secure a booking. This can be arranged by contacting the owners.

Changeover Day:
The stated changeover day is Friday, but we can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

We didn't really know Shropshire before, but have loved getting to know it more recently since we made the decision to buy the lodge there. Shropshire is a hidden gem and is only a couple of hours away from us so we can easily go for a weekend if the lodge is not let. We love the fact that there is a lovely pub that does great food, just 10 minutes up the lane from the lodge.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Twin access bathroom, with doors into bedroom 1 and the hall. Contains handbasin, toilet, bath and good size shower cubicle. Heated towel rail and shaving point provided. There is a feeling of plenty of space.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Luxury memory foam sprung mattress for maximum comfort
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and direct access to the bathroom, with a view of the river from the bed. Bedroom 2 with full size twin beds. The luxury mattresses are coil sprung with memory foam top. Both bedrooms have large sliding mirror door wardrobes.

Outside

  • Balcony ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that unfortunately we do not allow pets. Outside: The lodge has decking on two sides. The front decking is extensive with plenty of room for chilling out. A patio set is provided to enable you to enjoy the warm summer days, well into the evening. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bedlinen and cleaning all included in the price. Other: Dining area with oak table and 6 chairs, with patio door leading to decking.

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