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Holiday Cottage Pigsty

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire, England - Located In A Peaceful Location. 15 Minutes To Market Town Of Ludlow. Shop And Pub 1 Mile

Shortwood is nestled between an avenue of Chestnut trees overlooking valleys and woodland. Lovingly restored this romantic holiday hideaway with wood burner is ideal for couples. Shortwood is only a short drive from the historical town of Ludlow with many fine eating establishments and Michelin starred cuisine. The area is excellent for walking, fishing and cycling. There are many other places of interest within easy driving distance or just relax in the peace of the countryside. Dotted with castles and hill forts, the glorious landscape of the ancient Welsh marches affords wonderful breathtaking views. Both Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way lie within easy reach. The high standard of accommodation comprises of large open plan lounge with wood burning stove, television/video/dvd. The kitchen/dining area is fitted with fridge, oven, hob, microwave and washing machine. The cottage has one double bedroom and a separate luxury shower room fitted with wc and handbasin.

Property Manager
Anne Masters
Member since: 2012
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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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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Anne Masters

My husband and I both work for the NHS and sympathetically renovated our pigsty in 2006. We live in a delightful grey stone cottage on the same site as our holiday cottage but far enough away for us and our guests to have privacy. We love to share our holiday cottage with like minded guests who like the peace and quiet of the countryside and watch the world go by gazing at the wonderful views down the valley and over the fields to Shortwood. A wonderful warm welcome awaits all our guests.

Anne Masters purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Anne Masters chose Lydbury North

After purchasing our cottage we decided to renovate the pigsty with a view to looking into the tourist market in this area. We feel we are very lucky to live in this wonderful part of Shropshire and love to share it with like minded guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, peaceful with stunning views Steeped in History. Lots of rare red kites circle above and we think it is just a lovely place to spend time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Excellent location for a peaceful break. Close enough to Ludlow etc for daily trips. Cottage extremely well equipped. It is definitely a property we would return to. Feb 2012.

Quiet, rural location - warm and comfortable - well equipped - wood burner - friendly and helpful owner - strongly recommended. Jan 2012.

Lovely location, plenty of wildlife around, badger around one night snorting away! Cows in the field 1mtr away, buzzards soaring over the cottage every morning, what more would one want? Golfers need to visit Church Stretton Golf Course (3rd highest course in GB) STUNNING!! Ludlow well worth visit. Oct 2011.

Beautifully decked out studio at the back of owners house. The studio’s front door decked out onto a small patio with picnic bench which stepped onto a large field filled with inquisitive cows and other woodland creatures. The studio was well laid out, everything you would need for a long stay. Best bits were log fires and cosy evenings.
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lydbury North in Clunbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Separate shower room with double shower, wc and handbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: The studio has its own private terraced area looking out over the valleys and wood. There is garden furniture for you to sit and watch the world go by. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all linen are included and will be changed for guests that choose a two week stay.


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Holiday Cottage Pigsty
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 36 reviews

A beautiful relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Anne for your lovely hospitality. We had a lovely welcome. The cottage is really beautiful, tastefully decorated and very well appointed.

It is a wonderful place to visit many areas of outstanding natural beauty. I have known Shropshire for many years and would recommend Church Stretton for the incredible views from the top of the Long Mynd over to Caer Caradoc or up Castle Hill from All Stretton, where you can see for miles across to the Wrekin and beyond. There is a wonderful antiques market in Church Stretton too.

Bishops Castle, Clun and Ludlow are some of my favourite places too which have much to see and do.

All in all a very relaxing, peaceful retreat in stunning countryside. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ursula Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you again for choosing Shortwood for your break. Kindest Regards. Anne
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Coming from London, this is ideal rural retreat to relax and take in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Located within 20 minutes drive of Ludlow and Church Stretton. Will miss sipping our G&T's while overlooking the cows and horses!

Also, thank you very much for assisting with our broken down car, she's up and running again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay. Very well presented and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome from Anne with welcome tea and biscuits provided. Beautifully presented cottage with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. Great area to explore and helpful information provided by Anne.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and comfortable with all that we needs was in the accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Nicely situated in the rolling hills of Shropshire

Quiet and s good bass to explore the beautiful countryside

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property & location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 3 night stay at the pigsty, Anne met us and was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful relaxing location and great base to explore the area. We will definitely return !

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gem!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay in this beautifully refurbished property. Every little detail thought of with lovely hosts. A gorgeous setting with stunning views in such a lovely part of the country. Within easy access of Ludlow and Leominster, a paradise for antique lovers.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham Airport is 69 miles

Use of car is essential


1 mile local village Lydbury North

5 miles to market town of Bishops Castle

13 miles to medieval town of Ludlow

25 miles to county town of Shrewsbury

Further Details:

Ludlow has many fine eating establishments and Michelin starred cuisine. Bishops Castle and Church Stretton has many eating establishments and tea rooms to suit all tastes. Abundance of country pubs within easy driving distance.

Supermarkets and shops are located in Ludlow and Bishops Castle and a small shop/post office in Lydbury North (1 mile).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lydbury North, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
19 May 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are requested direct to the owner. 50% deposit on booking with final payment 6 weeks before arrival. In the event of cancellation the deposit is non refundable. Short breaks may be available on request.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival at 3pm and departure by 10am.

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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