The Maltster's House

Ludlow, Heart of England (Ref. 7120)

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Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This superb 18th century Ludlow holiday cottage is situated just 5 minutes' walk from the heart of the famous medieval town of Ludlow, one of the UK's finest examples of Tudor England.

This charming Grade II listed Ludlow cottage has been awarded Ludlow's Conservation and Heritage Award for quality of conservation and enhancement, having been immaculately renovated, decorated and furnished in a traditional style, which provides luxury accommodation and oak beams throughout.

This Ludlow cottage provides very spacious, character accommodation, ideal for a family holiday in beautiful Shropshire.

At this Ludlow cottage there are four large bedrooms, including one on the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom.

On the ground floor there is also a kitchen with breakfast area, an attractive dining room with TV, and a sitting room with TV and a Clearview woodburning stove, which is perfect for relaxing in front of after an exciting day exploring the Shropshire countryside.

Ludlow is home to a majestic 11th century castle, renowned shops, pubs, wonderful restaurants, tea rooms and racecourse, and is famous for its huge variety of food, art and transport festivals.

For the more energetic there is cycling and fishing close by, as well as golf and numerous walking routes along the Mortimer Trail.

Nearby attractions include Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (as seen on TV), the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Wroxeter Roman Ruins, the Severn Valley Railway and medieval Shrewsbury and Hereford.

This is a Ludlow holiday cottage of the highest quality offering wonderful family accommodation in a truly special all year round location.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size four poster double, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with additional pull-out bed, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin, WC, washing machine and tumble dryer (doors to bedroom and hall). Large bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast table. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat and Blu-ray DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Free parking permit for 1 car, plus roadside spaces available over the road and 50 yards away. 24 hour car park 2 mins walk from property. Enclosed high walled courtyard garden to rear with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Town centre, castle and leisure centre with swimming pool and spa 5 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “The perfect base to discover Ludlow (and beyond)”
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    • “Stayed at here with a group of friends, so we could enjoy the food delights of Ludlow. The photos and description on the website looked great, which made us all eagerly anticipate the visit. And on arrival we weren't disappointed. 4 lovely clean bedrooms, with crisp white linen. Two beautifully appointed bathrooms and a "country style" kitchen with plenty of cooking facilities. Two living areas with a large TV in each, and a log burning stove in one. Plenty of seats and a dining table that could easily accommodate 10-12 guests. However a niggle was that one bedroom didn't have anywhere to store clothes, (all others had a closet/wardrobe/chest, etc.). If you're staying for a week with friends not family, that's important. The other niggle (maybe not important to all) was that the advertised wifi, was incredibly slow. It could take over 5 minutes to download some web pages. A great location, just a 10 minute walk up the hill to Ludlow Buttercross, which is arguably the town centre. Here you can find a vast range of small shops and markets, so you won't want for anything. If you're more a supermarket person, there is a medium sized Tesco and Aldi about 3 minutes walk away, or a Co-op a little further away. Ludlow is not short of places to eat, from Michelin style restaurants to cozy cafés. Just take your pick. And many are really quite close by The Maltsters. For example La Becasse, was a 3 minute walk. The Unicorn pub (highly recommended) just 2. Parking however can be an issue if you have several cars. A permit is provided for 1 car outside. The rest have to park about a 10 minute walk away in a large council car park. Not sure we'd want leave cars there overnight though. The website says there is parking 2 minutes walk away, if this location does exist we didn't find it. We even asked the young lady who was doing the cleaning when we arrived. She said she had no idea, and that lots of people have asked her the same question!! But overall highly recommended. Would we return. A big yes all round.”

    Moz278, Liverpool, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Fabulous house, lovely town”
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    • “We rented the Maltster's House as a base for a group of friends doing a sponsored walk, and have to say the house is superb and far exceeded our expectations. The quality of the interior is fantastic and spotlessly clean, plus the location is ideal for exploring the picturesque market town of Ludlow.”

    Paul J, Liverpool, September 2014

    • “Our Ludlow experience”
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    • “The Maltsters house was great. Renovation of property was excellent. Everything was new and clean. We loved Ludlow, and the position of the property was ideal, walking distance to the town.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Weston-super-Mare, June 2013

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    • “A fabulous location and house, would highly recommend this property to anyone.”

    Mr Bishop, Birmingham, November 2015

    • “We had an excellent weekend with the family, it lived up to all our expectations. The town was a very good base and there was more than we could manage to visit. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to any potential customers.”

    Mr Fawcett, Matlock, May 2015

    • “In an excellent location for exploring Ludlow and its surroundings on foot and a good base for exploring the area by car. The house is very well appointed and accommodated our party of 6 adults in great comfort. The wood burner in the sitting room is a great feature - and was most welcome after a day's walking in February! Parking was easy and grocery shopping two supermarkets was just round the corner. There were many places to eat and drink within easy walking - the Unicorn pub must be one of the best in the area and is only a 2 minute stroll away.”

    Mr Fletcher, Barton Turf, February 2015

    • “Well maintained, well equipped property in a central Ludlow location. It was a pleasure to return to the cottage throughout the week we spent there.”

    Mr Gellion, Manchester, September 2014

    • “The Maltster's house was a lovely property in a great situation only 5 minutes walk from Ludlow town centre. The on road parking worked well and we were given plenty of parking permits to use if needed.”

    Mrs Raynor, Colchester, July 2014

    • “The size of the rooms was great and the huge dining table was really useful. The location was perfect and Ludlow itself was a treat.”

    Ms Winter, Market Harborough, April 2014

    • “Fantastic.”

    Mr Clarkson, Cheltenham, March 2014

    • “The cottage was lovely, spacious, and well fitted out for a group of our size. It was also in a nice location and the town was lovely. The owner was also lovely and helpful and we had an amazing New Years break.”

    Miss Brownlee, London, December 2013

    • “A beautiful house in a great location.”

    Mr Revell, Bedford, December 2013

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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 a Michelin-starred restaurant 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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