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

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Apr-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. If you like exploring in your car, then there are lots of lovely places to visit, including Ludlow, Shrewsbury and historic Ironbridge within easy driving distance. You are centrally positioned in the middle of south Shropshire

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

David Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 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 walk 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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10 Reviews

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(10 traveller reviews)

5

If only we could stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the location down to the lodge itself was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better getaway. From the moment we arrived it had such a comfortable and homely feel! the walks through the trees, or just sitting/ lying in bed watching the river really was more then we expected. When we arrived we had a phone call to make sure everything was ok and that really was a lovely touch. The lodge itself actually left me speechless! It was spotless, had everything you could think of and was just designed beautifully. I cannot express how perfect this place is!! We already plan to book again, if possible! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to leave it. They would be welcome to book again anytime.
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5

Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent, it had everything we needed for a lovely stay. The weather was a little changeable while we were there but it was so nice and peaceful that we didn't mind not doing too much. We would really like to return in the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a shame the weather wasn't better to enable our guests to use the decking to chill out on. Perhaps if they come back in the summer they'll be able to. Thanks for leaving the the lovely review.
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5

Beautiful and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, the house was very clean and also warm. The first thing we noticed was the amazing view from the balcony at the back of the house. The stream went through exactly where we were staying. This is the best place to stay if you are looking to get away from the busy city life and to relax your mind and be at one with nature. The area itself is also very nice. The village pub has a great fish and chips on Wednesday evenings that we would highly recommend. It is a great place to stay with family and there is just enough room. We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the very nice review left by our guest. We would certainly agree with the comment about the fish and chips on Wednesdays.
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5

Couldn't ask for any better

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, the house was very clean and also warm. The first thing we noticed was the amazing view from the balcony at the back of the house. The stream went through exactly where we were staying. This is the best place to stay if you are looking to get away from the busy city life and to relax your mind and be at one with nature. The area itself is also very nice. The village pub has a great fish and chips on Wednesday evenings that we would highly recommend. It is a great place to stay with family and there is just enough room. We will definintely be visiting aghain.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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
 
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 walk 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
  • 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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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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