Bell Cottage is a period town cottage in the very centre of Ludlow, less than two minutes walk from all the shops, pubs, restaurants and Ludlow Castle. Set over two floors and with a beautiful secluded garden, the cottage has been tastefully refurbished, yet is still packed with period features. A perfect base for staying in Britain's loveliest old market town. The accommodation provides 2 bedrooms, one with a king sized bed and one with a double bed and attached dressing room. Lounge with log burner and leather furniture, SMART TV, free WI-FI, DAB radios in kitchen and bedrooms.. Well equipped kitchen with full range of appliances and a dresser, pantry and farmhouse table and chairs. Contemporary ground floor shower room. Secluded enclosed walled garden safe for pets, which is south facing and gets the sun all day. Gas central heating throughout complimented by real log burner, initial stock of logs supplied. Bed linen and towels included. Pets welcome free of charge (maximum of 2). Sorry no smoking allowed in the property. There is free 24 hr car parking provided for one car at a nearby car park (5 minutes walk). On street parking is available (30 m from cottage) on a pay and display basis between 8 am to 6 pm and free outside these hours.
The cottage is set over two floors and has two large bedrooms, one with a king sized bed and one with a double bed. There is also a dressing room with a dressing table, large wardrobe and chest of draws. The comfortable sitting room leads to a well-equipped kitchen which has a farmhouse table for dining. This leads to a walled garden which has a seating area for relaxing. The garden is south facing and is quite a sun trap as it gets the sun most of the day. We have enjoyed many summer days relaxing out with a drink or having something to eat. It is laid with gravel with plant containers and beds with shrubs and is very pet-friendly. Sitting in the walled garden enjoying a drink, it's easy to forget that all the shops, markets and restaurants of Ludlow are less than two minutes walk away. It would be hard to find a more convenient spot.
Ludlow is a beautiful market town, perched on a hill with the River Teme curling around the foot of the hill and an ancient Norman castle at the very centre. The town is full of history but also full of life - there's always something going on, either events at the Castle or regular markets/fairs in the town centre. It lies in one of the most unspoilt and tranquil stretches of the British countryside; the Welsh Marches. It provides a great location to explore the Shropshire Hills and to visit the historic towns and villages of Shropshire, Herefordshire and the Welsh borders. There are many local countryside walks such as on the Whitcliff, along the River Teme and in Mortimer Forest, which is also excellent for hiking and biking. Ludlow has many events occurring all year, in particular the renowned Food Festival held every September, a Summer Arts Festival and the Christmas Medieval Fair. Weekly markets are held every day except Tuesday and antique fairs take place regularly. It is also famous for the wide choice of high quality specialty food shops and eating places from bistros to restaurants serving local produce such as meat, cheese, pies, chocolates and beers. Ludlow has its own brewery and is well served by good pubs serving cask ales. Further afield, Berrington Hall and grounds which is a National Trust property is well worth a visit.