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Charming Quiet Country Cottage, courtyard garden Stunning interiors and antiques

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Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire, England - Peaceful Location Just 5 Minutes From The Historic Town Of Ludlow

Court Cottage is a perfect retreat for families, or for two or three couples. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished, offering luxury accommodation. When relaxing in the house, enjoy two sitting rooms with SKY TV, DVDs and lots of books and games. On sunny days, enjoy the private garden, which is completely enclosed.

Sleeps 6 in 2 large doubles and a twin. can accommodate a 7th guest.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Amanda Tapp
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Amanda Tapp

Court Cottage is owned by myself, Amanda and my husband Andrew who is a surgeon. We have two teenage children. We have two ponies, chickens and two little dogs.

Amanda Tapp purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Amanda Tapp chose Shropshire

We moved from London because we wanted our children to be brought up in this beautiful part of England.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the peace and the outdoor living, it's rural but with a lovely town nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a beautiful holiday property, the bath is fantastic and the 2 living rooms is a great idea. We had a lovely stay and would like to come back again. (Crutchfield family 1st guests Aug 22nd 2014)



Beautiful home and lovely welcome pack. Had a fabulous stay (Shacklady family Oct 2014)



Excellent stay in a delightful location- cottage very pretty, homely and everything we needed- many thanks. (Pam Lloyd and family Sept 2014)



We loved Court cottage so warm and cosy, beautiful. A great base for visiting family over christmas. We hope to return. (Poole family CMAS 2014)
Aug 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a beautiful holiday property, the bath is fantastic and the 2 living rooms is a great idea. We had a lovely stay and would like to come back again. (Crutchfield family 1st guests Aug 22nd 2014)



Beautiful home and lovely welcome pack. Had a fabulous stay (Shacklady family Oct 2014)



Excellent stay in a delightful location- cottage very pretty, homely and everything we needed- many thanks. (Pam Lloyd and family Sept 2014)



We loved Court cottage so warm and cosy, beautiful. A great base for visiting family over christmas. We hope to return. (Poole family CMAS 2014)
Aug 2014
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5 Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

Stylish,Spacious,Cosy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Court Cottage surpassed our expectations for a holiday cottage. It is furnished with flair and imagination with beautiful decorative antiques and objects d'art in every room. The beds and pillows and linens were of high quality which enabled good and restful sleep. Our stay was during the first week of February and the efficient wood burning stove was an added bonus. Plenty of logs and kindling were provided by the owner and already set up on the hearth.This was very much appreciated,because some houses we have rented in the past only provide the first nights logs.The central heating radiators were actually efficient enough to warm the cottage,but we loved the ambience of the flames in the stove...even if we then decided to turn the thermostats down on the radiators .Although the cottage is actually a wing of the owners house,it was very private,with its own large courtyard ,surrounded with borders and lawns and not overlooked by the main house at all. We were able to take our dog too,which was an important element in our case. Dogs welcome on the ground floor level...not in the bedrooms,which we think is a sensible request for all.We loved the dog walks in Mortimer forest,which is a short drive from Ludlow and everywhere we went ,including pubs and eating places,we were made to feel very welcome.People in the area are really friendly folk. We would highly recommend this property to others who enjoy nice looking lamp lit interiors. We went as a couple with one dog,but we think the property would work equally well for two couples wanting to be in the countryside and yet just 15 minutes drive from delightful Ludlow.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stylish,Cosy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Court Cottage surpassed our expectations for a holiday cottage. It is furnished with flair and imagination with beautiful decorative antiques and objects d'art in every room. The beds and pillows and linens were of high quality which enabled good and restful sleep. Our stay was during the first week of February and the efficient wood burning stove was an added bonus. Plenty of logs and kindling were provided by the owner and already set up on the hearth.This was very much appreciated,because some houses we have rented in the past only provide the first nights logs.The central heating radiators were actually efficient enough to warm the cottage,but we loved the ambience of the flames in the stove...even if we then decided to turn the thermostats down on the radiators .Although the cottage is actually a wing of the owners house,it was very private,with its own large courtyard ,surrounded with borders and lawns and not overlooked by the main house at all. We were able to take our dog too,which was an important element in our case. Dogs welcome on the ground floor level...not in the bedrooms,which we think is a sensible request for all.We loved the dog walks in Mortimer forest,which is a short drive from Ludlow and everywhere we went ,including pubs and eating places,we were made to feel very welcome.People in the area are really friendly folk. We would highly recommend this property to others who enjoy nice looking lamp lit interiors. We went as a couple with one dog,but we think the property would work equally well for two couples wanting to be in the countryside and yet just 15 minutes drive from delightful Ludlow.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

The cottage was really nice, it was the perfect hideaway location, let down only by the basics.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was really what we wanted to celebrate our sons 30th birthday, the accommodation was great, the quality of the bedding and towels was great. The cottage would have been perfect if it wasn't for some basic faults. The property suffered from a surging/pulsing water supply which made the electric shower pulse from very hot to very cold. The heating was controlled by the owners in the main property and the property was very hot all weekend, we lit the pot belly stove on the first night but we couldnt use it again because the cottage was uncomfortably hot. On a minor note the small top oven didnt work, this is only important if you intend to do a lot of cooking.

It is a shame because we loved the property and if these points where corrected we would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I like my guests to have the best experience of their stay at court cottage. I respond very quickly to guests requests or concerns, I am very easy to contact by email, mobile or a knock on the door! So I would have liked to resolve these issues during my guests stay, not on a review a few weeks later. Re the heating issue. This was a January weekend, the coldest of the year and I like to make sure the cottage is warm and cosy and welcoming. However, if my guests find it too warm, each radiator has been fitted with individual thermostats which can be turned down or completely turned off. (Clearly stated in welcome pack). The issue with the shower is now being resolved. Court cottage is on 4 websites and we have only ever received 5 star reviews, not sure this 3 star review is fair, especially as the guests made no attempt to contact me with their issues during their stay.
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5

Beautiful character cottage

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe but this is a beautiful spot 5.6 miles into the countryside of Ludlow. A wonderful cottage with everything you could need or want for an amazing breakaway in the country. A welcome pack on arrival so you have tea/coffee/sugar/milk and a fruitcake so you have an essential for your arrival before you go for a shop.

Beds that are incredible like sleeping on a cloud - hard to get out of in the morning I can tell you. The wood burner fire so nice to set up and enjoy at night. The peaceful surroundings such a joy plus only steps away from walking paths to enjoy as well.

We look forward to returning again to such an amazing place. You won't be disappointed here. By the way WIFI is spasmodic due to being in the country so put down your phone and enjoy the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Nice countryside area, the cottage was very nice decorations lots of books and antiques, the kitchen had plenty of dishes, rooms were clean and spacious.

We were there in Early June and we wanted to experience real English life I think we pick a perfect location. There's two towns Ludlow and Craven Arms near by just make sure you go early because everything close around 5:30 6:00pm, we drove to diferent places and just enjoed every minute.

We hope to go back without the kids in winter time to take advantage of the fireplace and just stay there and enjoy ourselves ;)

Owners were very helpful and nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We moved from London because we wanted our children to be brought up in this beautiful part of England.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Ludlow station at 6 Miles

Special interest holidays:

The area is renowned for walkers and cyclists, with an abundance of footpaths and bridleways, winding their way through this delightful rural countryside, some of the best and most varied walking in England. Many walks can be accessed straight from the cottage. The area is also very popular with cyclists, golfers and fishing enthusiasts.

Ludlow is on the doorstep with its lively markets, food fairs, festivals and a fabulous mixture of independent shops, wonderful butchers, bakers and a fish shop.

Travel:

Use of car is essential due to the rural location. However, the owner is happy to pick up guests from Ludlow railway station.

Distances:

Court Cottage lies just 5 miles from the picturesque, medieval town of Ludlow which is home to lively markets, food fairs and festivals. The Castle and Museum are also well worth a visit.

Ludlow is a central location for visiting many other attractions. Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Hereford and Worcester. The Welsh border is just 10 miles away. Other places within easy reach include Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hill, Pembridge, Bishops Castle and the Welsh border hills.

Further Details:

The Ludlow Food Centre is just 3 miles away. The Castle and Museum in Ludlow are also well worth a visit and there's plenty of lovely places to eat.

There’s a great pub just 3 miles away, the Tally Ho at Bouldon.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please refer to my website for further information on pricing www.courtcottageludlow.co.uk
Please always check as we can be very accommodating. Bookings usually run from Friday – Friday (7 nights), Monday – Friday (4 nights), or Friday – Monday (3 nights). We can be flexible if we have availability. Short breaks are available in low season other times We will try to accommodate any special requests. The departure time is 10am.
A deposit of one third of the total is payable at the time of booking. The full balance is payable one month before the first day of your visit.

Changeover Day:
Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

We love the peace and the outdoor living, it's rural but with a lovely town nearby.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The shower is a fabulous walk in shower
  • Ensuite bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Beautiful original 1911 cast iron bath with marble plinth
  • The en-suite is a spacious Victorian bathroom with roll-top bath, large basin, WC and chaise-long. The shared bathroom has a large walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) and cot or extra bed for 7+ Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with king-size brass bed and large en-suite bathroom, 1 large double bedroom with king-size bed and a smaller twin bedroom. Second sitting room can be used as 4th bedroom with Camp bed and/or cot. All beds made up with beautiful Egyptian cotton linen. Very comfortable beds.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is cosy whatever the weather, it is well insulated and has central heating throughout and a wood-burning stove in the main sitting room. The whole cottage was refurbished in 2013/14 with new kitchen and bathrooms and extra lighting. The decoration is to the highest standards, using natural paints. The cottage has been furnished as if it is the owner’s own home with fresh flowers, comfortable beds, lovely pictures and antiques. Outside: The cottage is approached through a set of gates at the end of country lane, it has a large private courtyard with ample parking. The courtyard has gates making it secure if you have well behaved dogs in your party. Outside there is a large barn for storage which would be an ideal place to keep bikes. The patio area can host barbecues and high tea in the summer months. The backdrop to the courtyard is a large Georgian listed stable block. The views are fantastic and the location is very peaceful, often the only sound is birdsong. The garden are well presented and fragrant with Roses, Cosmos and Hollyhocks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds are made up with Egyptian cotton sheets and the towels are soft and fluffy. There is an option of a mid-week clean and linen change at an extra charge. Other: The second floor opens from the stairs into a second sitting or reading room with fantastic views over surrounding countryside. There is a sofa, a comfy armchair and we can provide a camp bed and/or cot with all bedding.

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