This attractive three bedroom property is able to sleep up to five people and is situated just ten minutes walk from the centre of medieval Ludlow. This attractive, detached brick-built cottage is located just ten minutes walk from the heart of Ludlow town centre. The property has been completely renovated to provide high-quality, contemporary accommodation ideal for a family holiday or a trip with friends. The property is composed of three bedrooms, a stylish kitchen and a comfortable sitting room whilst outdoors guests can enjoy sunbathing on the enclosed patio. Able to sleep up to five people, this excellent holiday home is situated withi...n easy walking distance of all Ludlow's shops and amenities, and the city itself is in a prime location for easy access to the various activities on offer throughout the region.
Amenities: Gas central heating. Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 32" flat screen TV, DVD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Large patio garden to side elevation with garden furniture and BBQ. Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Medieval town centre and castle 10 mins walk. Note: The property is set on the road into Ludlow and, as such, there may be some traffic noise during busy periods.
Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was “the quietest place under the sun” and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Town: Situated on the River Teme amongst the countryside of the Welsh Marches is the market town of Ludlow. With nearly 500 listed buildings, Ludlow's medieval street pattern remains almost intact, providing a unique backdrop for the town's street markets. These events take place beneath the impressive castle and showcase a range of local goods - from cheeses and fresh produce to books and crafts. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, with a number of high quality antique and craft shops, along with several Michelin-starred restaurants, numerous tea-shops and pubs. The castle itself is over 900 years old and the Linney Riverside Park provides boat hire, a putting green and children's play area. Ludlow is within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway and Berrington Hall.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in October 2012 | The Kellys
We loved this cottage, it had everything we needed to for a great week in Shropshire. The location was ideal, just a few minutes walk into Ludlow where there is an abundance of restaurants, cafes, shops, pubs, walks and a castle ! The cottage offered comfort, warmth, plenty of hot water and all the bits and bobs you need except for a set kitchen turning tongues - which bought at the discount shop in town. We hope to stay again in 2015.
the best cottage you could rent
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | rabbitrabbit
The landlord Phil is wonderful. The location in a few minutes from town. The cottage is very comfortable and immaculate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Garden furnature to sit outside. Quiet location. If I could live there I would!
A Delightful Experience
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Chris, Scotland
The location was great! Eight minutes to walk to town and six ,imutes to walk back down the hill. Car parking space was a real boon as there was no other off-street parking nearby.The house was modern, delightfully decorated and well equipped. Given the proximity of the road and railway,our fears about noise were unfounded.
The linen was spotless and the beds looked very pretty and the bed we used was very comfortable.
We had some difficultywith the low ,modern settees but we discussed this with the owner, who lived in the adjacent bungalow and he agreed that they should be changed.
Ludlow is a beautiful place and we look forward to returning -hopefully to Manor Cottage!
Relaxing and central.
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Carol
Really nice clean cottage. Only a five minute walk into the centre of Ludlow. Owner was very helpfull, whilst not intruding at all.Lots of National Trust properties nearby. Lots of lovely restaurants in Ludlow. All the locals very friendly. Would definetley stay again. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in.
Fantastic Base for Visiting Shropshire.
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | J Grainger
Great cottage, very clean and comfortable and only 5 minute walk into centre of Ludlow.
Owner friendly and very helpful.
Would not hesitate in booking for another visit.
an excellent cottage and a friendly owner
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Andrea Reiter
The house was excellent, the rooms very clean and comfortable.
I would reccomend it to each of my friends and neighbous, if they ask me for.
The ideal cottage retreat after a hectic Xmas!
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | rioja7
After weeks of preparing for Christmas – shopping, wrapping, unwrapping, more shopping, eating, drinking, more eating, more drinking and, of course, making sure Santa and Rudolph had their fill of mince pies and carrots, a holiday was just what I needed – and as soon as possible. So I grabbed myself a coffee, a handful of Quality Streets and headed for the computer. Within a few minutes, I found myself happily browsing holiday cottages with Sykes Cottages.
Their website is excellent (www.sykescottages.co.uk) and so easy to navigate. I fancied going to Ludlow in the heart of beautiful Shropshire, not too far from where I live – an important factor when travelling with a toddler and two dogs. I typed in my preferred dates, location, number of bedrooms etc, then clicked on to the ‘more options’ button and added a few other things like ‘number of pets’ and ‘close to shop’. Within seconds a list of properties came up and I soon spotted Manor Cottage (ref: 2806) and read through the details. There’s a great option to view supersize images and once I’d done this and checked the cottage had everything I was looking for, I was ready to book. And that was so easy too – I did everything online and had a full confirmation almost instantly.
I booked a week’s stay from the end of February and packed a good stack of winter clothing. But luck was on my side…the weather was balmy – clear blue skies and sunshine, and mild enough for a glass of wine on the sunny patio while my little one was having his afternoon nap!
Enough of the weather; what about the cottage? Well I can highly recommend Manor Cottage and would definitely stay there again. It’s a stone’s throw from the charming medieval centre of Ludlow (ten minutes at most on foot) and is very private with ample parking. Phil, the friendly owner, lives next door and was there to meet us and show us around. The interior is bright and attractively appointed, with a superbly equipped dining kitchen (I want to do something with ours now!), a cosy lounge with squidgy leather sofas and a downstairs loo. There are also two entrances with tiled flooring – great for bringing in dogs if the weather did happen to be wet. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – a king-size, twin and single – and a generous family bathroom with an oversized bath and shower over. There’s also a handy airing cupboard on the landing.
Our days were spent exploring the lovely town of Ludlow and its spectacular surroundings – it really is the most magical place. We called in at the local tourist office for a map and a few leaflets and found something new every day. We visited the castle, which is right in the centre of town, enjoyed riverside walks and pottered around the market and shops. Come lunchtime, we had picnics on benches and alfresco pub lunches – the weather really was fabulous! With a toddler and two dogs in hand, we were fortunate to be able to do everything on foot and only took the car out twice once we’d parked up. One time this was to visit the Ludlow Food Centre, a couple of miles away, to pick up a few local delicacies for supper. We also called in at The Clive (very apt we thought as we were on a Clive Sykes’ holiday) and found out about a lovely circular walk back to Ludlow through Oakly Park in the Earl of Plymouth’s Estate. And at the end of every day, we had Manor Cottage to look forward to – it really is the perfect home-from-home.
All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and thank you to Sykes Cottages for arranging everything for us.
The Yorkshire Rose
Pickering, North Yorkshire
Autumn in Ludlow
Left on 12/24/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | The Yorkshire Rose
Excellent service from the booking agency and also the property owner, who made us feel very welcome. The property is very comfortable, contemporary and well designed and equipped. The amenities in Ludlow are superb; shopping is very good, excellent restaurants and cafes and the tourist attractions in particular the castle are superb. Ludlow is situated ideally for touring the Welsh borders as well as the lovely county of Shropshire. The cottage was a lovely base to come back to after sightseeing or after an evening out, its location isn't exactly rural and it is in a built up area but nevertheless the surrounding area can be seen from the cottage and it is extremely close to Ludlow centre.
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