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Period Town House With Delightful Secluded Garden

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhouse in Ludlow, Shropshire, West Midlands, England, UK - Quiet Location, Close To Historic Town Centre

Our old town house is a ‘home from home’ for the many guests that stay here. Recent refurbishments are to a high and comfortable standard. The many historic features such as oak beams and original fireplaces combine well with modern facilities. Behind the house is a charming enclosed secluded garden, a lovely sun trap. The house is located in a historic, conservation area of Ludlow, beneath the only surviving town gate and just 5 minutes walk to the town centre and castle. The Ludford Bridge over the River Teme and famous horseshoe weir are only 100m from the house. Ludlow is a delightful market town with a lively community feel. As a renowned foodie town it hosts numerous food festivals and events throughout the year as well as an annual summer arts festival, and a Christmas medieval fair. Ludlow is ideally located to explore the Welsh Marches, an area of unforgettable and varied natural beauty, which is full of hills, valleys, castles and characterful villages and towns.

Property Manager
Nicola Firth
Member since: 2010
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Nicola Firth

We live and work at Hothorpe Hall Conference Centre in Leicestershire and keep the house in Ludlow as a ’bolt hole’. We have owned the property since 2000 and have, over the years, enjoyed renovating the house. It was originally a 17C public house; one of eight in the street!

Nicola Firth purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Nicola Firth chose Ludlow

Ludlow appealed to us, not only as a lively and beautiful town, but because it was central to so much stunning countryside to walk and cycle through. The town was in easy walking distance which was a positive for us living in a very rural location and needing the car even for a newspaper or pint of milk!

The town has ‘grown’ with us as family as the children have progressed from enjoying the castle and park to cinema, shops and sports centre and they both regularly return with friends independently of us.

What makes this cottage unique

The street is quiet and within easy walking distance of the town centre and the river. There is a lovely walk alongside the river to the castle called the ‘bread walk’ which passes two of the famous towns weirs. We fell in love with the house when we first looked around; it has a lovely homely feel. The children loved the three storeys, with their own bedrooms on the top floor. We loved viewing the garden from the kitchen and enjoy meals out in the garden. Since owning the house we have worked at restoring some of the historic features- the Shropshire stone wall in the dining room, and old oak beams in the lounge. The street and house have a fascinating history. We love to walk up to town and explore the many shops and the market and also to walk from the house up to Whitcliffe common

Guestbook comments from the manager

Well presented house. A lovely place to spend the weekend. Would love to come back. Stubbs April 12

What a wonderful, beautiful place. Cottage wonderful- would wholeheartedly recommend it. Lingard June 12

What a lovely comfortable clean cottage, so convenient without the need to use the car. Sweet June 12

Our second stay here and everything was perfect. We hope to come back again. Beecroft Sept 12

Lovely house in a beautiful town, would love to come back. Meredith Aug 12

A lovely cottage in a beautiful town. We had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed our stay. Thank you. Hanton Sept 12

Further reviews see:
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ludlow in Shrops

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 not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite to bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite off first floor bedroom 1 with shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. First floor family bathroom, with shower over bath, toilet, wash basin and large heated towel rail. All bathrooms recently refurbished.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The 2nd bed is a full full sized single pull out bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 first floor room, king sized bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 second floor room with king sized bed. Bedroom 3 second floor small double room with single bed and additional pull out bed to put up alongside or move to another room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Sorry but no pets or smoking allowed in the house. Thermostatically controlled gas central heating throughout house with additional electric heating in bedroom 2 and a feature gas fire in lounge. Instantaneous hot water throughout. Outside: Secluded sunny garden to rear with patio, garden furniture. Bikes can be safely stored in the garden. We happily provide you with a complimentary permit valid for one vehicle at the closest public car park, 5 minutes walk away. There are numerous other car parks within the town and reasonable pay and display charges apply for outside the house for shorter stays to load and unload. Full detail of car parks and current charges are available in the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, bath mats and tea towels are included and full cleaning undertaken between each visit. For stays longer than 7 nights, all bedlinen and towels would be changed in agreement with the occupier. Other: Recently decorated entrance hall with stairs leading up to first floor. Newly installed wifi


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Period Town House With Delightful Secluded Garden
average rating of 4.9135804 based on 82 reviews

Very clean, bright. Double bedrooms very large. Well stocked. Nice and close to the town .

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location for walking round Ludlow or along by the river. Car parking arrangement very useful as road parking was impossible. Lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in a great location. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Lots of thoughtful touches. We appreciated the guide book with lots of suggestions ranging from restaurants to walks

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Five of us had a wonderful weekend .. the house had everything we needed and location to Ludlow was great

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, great layout, close to town, lovely quintessential town and castle.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Nicola’s property and are grateful for the extra bedding Nicola supplied, comfortable beds and welcoming. Loved the history of the house. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Great accommodation in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our week on Lower Broad Street. The house has everything you need and all the town’s local amenities are nearby.

Ludlow is a charming small town steeped in history, easily discoverable on foot so some days the car hardly moved.

We would recommend a visit to Powis Castle, Stokesay and Shrewsbury in particular. For golfing enthusiasts, try the absolute contrast between Kington at 1284 ft asl with its 50 mile panoramic views and the rolling parkland and tranquility of The Herefordshire.

It has been an all-round excellent week and the house was the perfect for exploring the local region.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend Stay Ludlow

  • 5 of 5

A weekend stay in this lovely cosy cottage with two girlfriends. The house has everything you need. It was very clean, very comfortable beds, nice little garden to sit out in and relax. The parking permit was very useful. we parked our car up and didn't need to use it again until we came home. Lots of nice places to eat. nice shops, and lots of walks. Perfect weekend. Perfect cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Wheatsheaf Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Ludlow Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Wheatsheaf Inn
Nearest Beach
61 Miles
Car: recommended


Ludlow is best accessed by car and is approx 1 hour 20 minutes drive from the centre of Birmingham; 1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham International airport and 1 hour from the M5 junction with the M42.There are good local transport networks with a town centre train station 10 mins walk from the house. Trains to Ludlow run from Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Hereford. The bus service 192/292 serves Ludlow from Kidderminster. Phone Shropshire Traveline on 0345 056785 for timetable.


Ironbridge Gorge 20 miles. Stokesay Castle 10 miles. Berrington Hall 5 miles. Shrewsbury 30 miles. Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi 24 miles. Acton Scott Working Farm 12 miles. Church Streeton, Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley 15 miles.

Further Details:

As well as the many local food shops in the town and magnificent market there is the Local Food Centre at Broomfield (3 miles away) and well known supermarkets.

Ludlow is famous for its Michelin star restaurants and there are also many other good pubs and eating places. There is no shortage of places to enjoy a quiet drink or lavish meal according to the occasion. Some of our favourites are the Unicorn and Bistro Seven and the French Pantry.

Ludlow has a National hunt race course.

Fishing is available on a two mile stretch of the River Teme and boats are for hire on the river near Dingham Bridge.

National trust properties close by include Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. The English Heritage’s Stokesay Castle is well worth a visit. Ludow castle is a well preserved monument to the town’s former prominence in the Welsh Marches and forms the back drop to most of the festivals held throughout the year.

In nearby Mortimer forest there is horse riding and for the more adventurous mountain biking.

Maps and booklets in the house provide you with numerous walks along paths and bridleways from Ludlow or further afield.

There is an excellent Sports Centre with swimming pool and gym. Ludlow has a cinema and theatre in its Assembly Rooms close to the tourist information centre.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Once availability and cost have been confirmed, 50% of the full cost is required to secure the booking. The balance is payable 6 weeks before the booking date. Payment can be made by cheque (to 'N L Firth'), or directly into our bank account. A refundable security deposit of £50 is required. Upon full payment being received, details of how to access the keys will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the booking.

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

The house is available from 4 pm on the day of arrival and upto 10am promptly on the day of departure.

An extension on your departure day is possible for a nominal charge. Please ask

Notes on prices:
Prices in UK pounds. Please ask the prices of any other length of stay you require or enquire about our short notice breaks (2 weeks ahead) where we are happy to offer a 10% discount.

The weekend nightly rate has a £20 supplement on the rates quoted above except for the following festival weekends: Ludlow Food Festival 8-11 September 2017 as quoted above; Medieval Fayre 24-27 November 2017 as quoted above.

Extra bedding (sheets and duvet covers) can be supplied but will be charged for.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.