Baker's Retreat

Ludlow, Heart of England (Ref. 14903)

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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

This Grade II listed apartment was originally part of a typical Ludlow 15th century house. Today the ground floor is Baker's of Tower Street restaurant and coffee house and above is this charming, character two storey apartment, which is ideally situated just a 5 minute walk from the heart of the famous medieval town centre. This delightful Ludlow holiday apartment boasts a wealth of original oak beams, wall timbers and trusses which create a wonderful olde worlde romantic atmosphere throughout. This welcoming holiday apartment in Ludlow is the perfect accommodation for an all year round retreat near the centre of this wonderful medieval town. There are two charming character bedrooms, a pleasant sitting room and a spacious dining kitchen, which has access to the restaurant's first floor open-air terrace which guests are welcome to use. This Ludlow self-catering apartment is a superb base for enjoying Ludlow and its surrounding area. There are a wide-ranging selection of activities to discover including Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, the scenic Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills above Church Stretton, not to mention the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway and days out in Shrewsbury and Hereford. This superb Ludlow self-catering apartment is in a wonderfully convenient location, ideal for a romantic break in what is surely England's finest Tudor town.


Over first and second floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x 2nd floor double, 1 x 2nd floor twin. 2nd floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. 1st floor fitted kitchen with dining area and French window to restaurant's dining terrace. 1st floor sitting room.


Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking available in public car park 100 yards from property (cost £2.40 from 8am to 6pm, free overnight). Loading/unloading at front of property. Shared use of restaurant's first floor dining terrace accessed via French window in kitchen or via restaurant. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs on doorstep. Note: Apartment reached via 16-step internal stairway, it is part of a 15th century building and the stairway to the bedrooms is steep, therefore this property may not be suitable for the infirm. Note: 10% discount on all restaurant meals (weekdays only). Note: Restaurant shuts at 5pm Sunday to Thursday, 11pm Friday and Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect”
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    • “I wanted to explore Wales and found Ludlow the perfect base for day driving trips into Wales. The Baker's Retreat was the perfect location in Ludlow, right in the town centre so I didn't have to go far for nights outs. The house had everything I needed, large kitchen with everything you would ever want. There is no parking on the street, but you can park in the Coop car park overnight for free or during the day for a very minimal charge.”

    Jo, Surrey, February 2014

    • “A Fabulous Experience”
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    • “We stayed for 6 days at the Bakers Retreat. Had a fantastic time. After unloading right outside the front door, we moved car to the nearby car park (very reasonable rate).Check in/out was easy. The accommodation had everything we needed. It was well stocked, clean and nicely furnished & decorated throughout. A real home from home! Bedrooms were very comfortable, lounge great and a large kitchen which we enjoyed chatting & having brekkie in each morning. Location was excellent, only yards from Ludlow's finest pubs and restaurants.This is great base to explore Ludlow and wider Shropshire. Loved it!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Notts, June 2013

    • “Amazing little gem in the midst of a quaint characterful village”
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    • “This accomodation is excellent value for money. The place is brimming with character and well appointed. the location is central to eateries and local shops. the welcome pack of fresh milk bread, tea and coffee was great to have. Parking is easy although getting to the parking area we found a little tricky without going down the loading only road perhaps the owner could give some clearer directions on how to find the parking area as the layout of the town is quite confusing. The only small niggle we had was despite being told on booking and also in writing in the welcome pack that there would be a 10% discount on all meals in the restaurant below the flat, when we ate there our first night we were told this was only for breakfast. It did put us off from eating there again as the prices are quie high and the discount is a good incentive, which was a shame because the food was excellent.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, January 2013

    • “superb position”
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    • “lovely grade 2 listed property, it is very well equipped for every need, plenty of Tudor beams so watch your head, full of character very comfortable, stairs may be a little steep for some less agile. Lovely break in a lovely town and kind polite owners.”

    Andre T, Lincoln, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Four of us stayed here for a weekend. It was in the heart of Ludlow, close to everythin, including good shops and restaurants. We walked every morning, down by the river or along the streets, before breakfast. The apartment was laid out like a cottage. Very well equipped and homely. The fresh flower and milk on our arrival added to this wonderful stay. The Free parking was a nice gesture. My only complaint was it could be noisy at night if you are in the front bedroom. I would stay again, thank you for a very nice weekend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chesterfield, November 2012

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    • “Liked the quirkiness of the property, the central location and the delightful cafe below.”

    Miss Parry, Frodsham, November 2014

    • “The comfort and location just great!”

    Mr Barker, York, October 2014

    • “Baker's Retreat was a charmingly quirky place to stay, with the wonderful medieval features of the building enhancing its fascinating beauty. We would happily recommend the apartment to others.”

    Mrs Webb, August 2014

    • “Super location,excellent restaurants, very friendly people and unusual shops for browsing and buying. Very relaxing break after a hectic Christmas period. The fresh flowers were a nice touch, the whole apartment was very warm and comfortable.”

    Mrs Melgaard, Merseyside, January 2014

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About the location


Church Stretton 15 miles; Hereford 25 miles; Shrewsbury 28 miles.

The historic medieval market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amongst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, Ludlow's medieval street pattern remains almost intact and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town's regular street markets, held in the shadow of the castle and showcasing a range of goods - from cheeses and fresh produce to books and local crafts. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, with a number of antique and art and craft shops, along with Michelin-starred restaurants and numerous tea-shops, pubs and inns. Ludlow castle is over 900 years old and contains fascinating examples of architecture while below, the Millennium Green offers a large public riverside green and the popular Green Cafe. Ludlow is renowned for its food and drink festivals in Spring and Autumn as well as the Medieval Christmas festival and Shakespeare and Arts festivals in the summer. Ludlow is within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley, Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing all year round break.

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