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Long Cover cottage is a retreat from the outside world.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms,1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Rabbits scamper, buzzards soar and windows flood rooms with light in this cosy stable with glorious views. Let the kids and dogs roam free!

Stealing its name from the backdrop of ancient undisturbed woodland, the cottage and its surrounds make a natural family home – for both frazzled humans and local badgers. Winding

your way up the long peaceful track to this converted stable, you catch glorious glimpses of the Teme and Kyre valleys; the setting is spectacular. On arrival, you're greeted by the

delightful Ellie, whose grounds and beautifully tended English country garden you share. Generous windows flood rooms with light that bounces off polished elm floorboards; a wood-burner and Aga keep things cosy, the kitchen is handcrafted, the views are long and bucolic. Upstairs, bedrooms are brass-bedded and floral, tucked under the eaves in that cottagey way. You get a handy loo and basin up here, and a sparkling bathroom with a roll top tub downstairs. Lucky children have seven acres to romp in, and a secret treehouse with hammocks and a barbecue for midnight feasts. Resting on the borders of three counties, this is prime walking country. Bustling Ledbury and Ludlow, England's slow food capital, are just a drive away.

The cottage offers magnificent views in all directions-over the Teme and Kyre valleys, ancient woodland and unspoilt farmland. Longcover is a detached cottage in a very rural position. Guests will enjoy a private patio at the side which looks on to fish pools and an ancient oak woodland. Leading directly from the cottage is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways where badgers and owls may be seen. Tenbury Wells, an attractive spa and market town in the Teme Valley, is 4 miles away. The fine Georgian town of Ludlow is 25 minute drive away.

More Details

Property Manager
Eleanor Van Straaten
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Eleanor Van Straaten

We are a family run business which has been a labour of love for over 20 years. We are passionate about creating beautiful spaces, gardening and wildlife, and have abundance of all of them for everyone to enjoy. I love what I do here, and any spare time I have I volunteer for St Michaels Hospice.

Why Eleanor Van Straaten chose Tenbury Wells

An oasis of calm and relaxation, in stunning surroundings with truly wonderful views from all aspects. A perfect hideaway to recharge batteries. Wake up with the birds singing and go to sleep with the owls calling. Spend your day sitting on the patio watching the wildlife go about their daily business. We have an abundance of birds to watch.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tenbury Wells in Tenbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Long Cover cottage is a retreat from the outside world.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Iconic English Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this rental seemed too good to be true, but they are accurate! This is the simply the most charming place we have ever had the pleasure of the renting. The owner Eleanor has quite the eye, as its decor is impeccable, from the antique furniture, the stellar kitchen (with adorable vintage crockery), rich brocade drapes, stained glass/leaded windows, the comfortable couches and the amazing amazing English garden in delightful early June bloom, accessed through double doors under a grape-vined pergola from the comfy sitting room! There was a delicious cake awaiting us, which was a delight as we had been driving for hours! While I stand by my review that this is the most charming cottage, that does not mean it is perfect (although I maintain that all its charm makes up for its inconveniences- and I would stay here again in a trice!) But here are some of the unique oddities you will encounter (and laugh about) if you come to stay (which I hope you do): an impossibly tiny 2nd floor half-bath; overall tiny bedrooms, lacking much space to unpack one's clothes; a bit of poky toilet (but which management attended to asap!); spotty wifi (but you shouldn't be on your devices whilst on holiday); a tiny tv (ibid.), and a most dicey rural approach with those terribly scary narrow roads, and unclear signage (we arrived after dark and missed the turn off to the long drive and GPS was a bit confused). However, all these sins are forgiven, as this was a beautiful introduction to the English countryside- esp. the exquisite garden, and sights and the sound of baa-ing sheep (which can be seen from one of the upstairs bedrooms) --in a most gracious English country cottage... Thank you, Eleanor!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful and a real holiday masterpiece.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful garden, lovely owner, wonderful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful for rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing quaint little property; straight out of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Family of four, plus the dog. Kids loved it. It was so nice for them to be able to appreciate the countryside, and the grounds of the property allowed them to explore. No gaming for 2 solid days; I didn't know they knew how to survive without their computer games.

The tree swing was a great hit with the kids; kept them busy for hours.

My husband and I enjoyed the peace and quite away from busy city life.

The property is well equipped with every essential you can think of plus home baked cake by Eleanor. It was gorgeous.

We definitely will be returning; we've found our little haven from city life.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunningly beautiful cottage and grounds

  • 5 of 5

Long cover cottage is a beautiful escape from everything, stunning views and a warm welcome from Ellie. The cottage was cozy and comfortable and well equipped, the gardens are so beautiful. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing 'getaway'

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to find this amazing accommodation timed especially for our New Year Get Away.

We had such a lovely warm welcome by Eleanor who has a simple no fuss approach with her visitors. She made everything feel simple and easy, giving us a fabulous cake themed welcome but then leaving us to our own devices to get on with the priority of relaxing. We simply loved it at Long Cover and it exceeded our expectations at a time when we needed it most - after a busy year with work. And it was the first trip away with our two adorable ragdolls cats. What more could we have asked for...

Wendy and David.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and idyllic with loads of lovely quirky features. The house has an Aga and a wood burner with plenty of wood provided to get nice and cosy. The grounds around the house are fantastic with lovely outdoor areas and plenty of wildlife. We would love to come back again and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Tenbury wells is an attractive riverside, spa and market town in the Teme Valley. Also within easy driving distance are the beautiful Georgian town of Ludlow, renowned for its castle, festivals, antique shops and Michelin starred restaurants. The ancient market town of Leominster with its antique shops. The border town of Hay on Wye, famed for its antiquarian book shops. Iron Bridge at Telford. The severe Valley steam railway from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth. West Midland safari park. Some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in England.

Other Activities: fishing


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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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