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Hillside Lodge

Bedlam near Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 1034873)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful place to stay, the views are beautiful the garden perfect if you have dogs, hot tub fab to relax in spotlessly clean, a couple of hooks to hang a robe or towel on would be useful as you get out."

    But If your after a quiet break in a beautiful area this is perfect, but as nothing is close take all supplies with you, if you do want to venture out great walks and picturesque Ludlow a few minutes away Ludlow brewery worth a visit. Carnt wait to go back, oh and Marie was brill and helpful a lovely chocolate cake on arrival Thank you Marie for a very enjoyable break you have a wonderful place

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage views are incredible ..."

    Lovely cottage views are incredible All the facilities you require Big field fully fenced in so dogs can run free So so peaceful no neighbours to worry about Can’t really fault it

    Reviewed by IanJul 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a wonderful location and tastefully decorated."

    The view down the valley is incredible whilst the outside space is first rate and that is without mentioning the hot tub, we had such a relaxing week at Hillside Lodge. The flat plate griddle in the outside cabin is great and I used it every day whilst the adjacent beer fridge was a welcome addition. Be warned though, this place is isolated and pubs, shops etc are several miles away but if you want a `get away from it all break` this is definitely the place to go. There were a couple of issues though...the location probably means you'll be cooking at the property most of the time (great for me as I love cooking!) but 1x bread knife and 1x paring knife is not enough to prepare a meal there really should be a decent knife block. Also, 4x 6" dimpled chopping boards are not much use to anyone, a decent big steak hangs over the edges so a good sized chopping board would be useful. Oh and I don't understand why we couldn't use the TV normally but better information on how to use the TV, microwave, dish washer etc would be very helpful all round. These are only minor issues though, it's a wonderful property and I would say it is one of the best value for money properties on Sykes` books. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RickJun 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge, immaculately presented."

    Very comfy & clean. Be warned! It is VERY quiet at this lodge !

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Wonderful log Cabin on Clee hill with fantastic views very well laid out."

    Very clean and comfortable. Loved outdoor space with hot tub woodburner and cooking facilities. The owner Marie was very helpful especially when we couldn’t get the tv to work. The only thing that was missing would be some more knifes/utensils but we made do. Lots of local walks and Ludlow is foodie heaven with good shops local independent Cheese shop & Butchers,Bread. Plus the big supermarkets. Car park is very cheap (30p hr) and encourages visitors to the town no charge after six and Sundays but can get very busy at peak times lots of castles and NT properties to visit near by

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "Wonderful property in a beautiful setting."

    The only disappointment was the TV we could not get live programmes or subtitles which is essential for my sister as she is deaf. The kitchen would have benefitted from a few more glasses for wine and fizz. There was also no wine bottle opener and there were a lack of kitchen utensils However we managed and had a great time and would definitely want to come back.

    Reviewed by DeirdreMar 2022

  • "Gorgeous lodge in a stunning location!"

    The owners were lovely and extremely helpful. The lodge was really nice with lovely decor. The front bedroom had the amazing view but the bed was too soft for us, however we realise this is personal preference. What sets this property apart is the outside space and the incredible view! Yes it’s remote but this is clear in the details and that’s the appeal for us. We loved being able to walk our dogs straight from our lodge up Clee Hill. Our dogs loved the garden but just a note to say it isn’t fully enclosed, it has small gaps where little dogs can get through into the field below. It wasn’t a problem for us but worth noting if your dogs are more adventurous. We also stayed at their other lodge Stoneybrook which is across the other side of the lane and very similar, both properties are lovely and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by NathanFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic with wonderful views."

    Amazing location we had a lovely walk upto the summit. The owners are helpful with anything we needed. We had a great time and will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at Hillside Lodge."

    Owner was really friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. Lodge was spotless and had a real luxurious feel throughout. The view from bed through the bifold doors was really special as the views over the hill were spectacular. The outside facilities were amazing, especially the hot-tub, sitting area and grill plate. I cant wait to go back!

    Reviewed by LynDec 2021

  • "Had a fantastic Christmas break away for 2021."

    The logde is beautiful the views are fantastic when there’s no fog. The inside is beautifully decorated, the beds are so soft like being swallowed by a marshmallow. The garden is dog friendly no escaping from our little beagle. The best bit of it all is the hot tub and outdoor entertainment area where we spent most of our time. The bbq (gas grill) is awesome we had a few bbqs and cooked breakfast on it. I would recommend getting some logs if you want a good fire and a bit of heat from the log burner. Over all we would 100% be returning.

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "The views from the Lodge were superb and we had some fantastic sunsets over the hills opposite."

    Marie was a very helpful and attentive host without being obtrusive and as only a phone call away if you needed anything. Previous reports stated that the cottage wasn't particularly dog friendly as the dogs could get into the next field, while this was true, this field was small and had stock fencing round it and our 2 Jack Russells didn't escape from it.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous place!"

    If you're looking for nightlife, this isn't the place for you but if you're after an idyllic relaxing location with amazing views, you've got it! Beautifully decorated and furnished, this is a true home from home. A previous review had mentioned the lack of freezer but this was addressed during our stay so is now available.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge with everything you need for a peaceful week away, with stunning views."

    The listing says it has a BBQ but it is not a BBQ it's a fabulous plancha gas grill which we used everyday. Wonderful owners who are on hand at the top of the lane if you need them. Spent time walking nearby - some steep hills !!!! Ludlow Farm Shop is close by for local produce, as is the town itself but when you have such a lovely accommodation why would you need to go elsewhere. Blissful holiday watching beautiful birds in the garden, lovely walks and fabulous weather.

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2021

  • "Lovely stay , very rural which is one of the reasons we chose this place ."

    Only drawback was the listing stated fridge freezer , but it is actually a fridge with an ice box . Luckily I managed to get all my frozen items in it . Fab place , and Marie the owner was very helpful and not intrusive . Would highly recommend this lodge if you want to get away from it all

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "First off, this is the best self catering property we have ever rented."

    ....we have rented in towns and countryside, this eclipsed everything. The location is outstanding, the property is well presented, there is nothing from a charity shop here (unlike some we have previously rented) it is roomy, nice furnishings and decor, well equipped, good size garden, off road parking. You control the heating, no restrictions. This property is located high up on Titterstone Clee Hill, a couple of minutes walk and you are at a gate which leads directly onto Clee Hill Common which has many foot paths including the Shropshire way, its steep, but the climb is worth it, at the trig point there are 360 degree views of the neighbouring countryside, stunning! There are ruins of Dhustone mining to explore too. Be aware if you have a dog, its lead walks only as the common is full of sheep. The joy of Hillside Lodge is that you look out onto a huge part of the view from the front windows, the garden and the hot tub. Yon watch the weather changing across the valley below, its mesmerising. The hot tub is in a separate open fronted building overlooking the view, totally private, in the building there is also a dining table and chairs, along with seats to relax in with a log burner and a gas powered griddle to cook on should you so wish. We rented in the first week in May 2021 and enjoyed warm sun, snow, hail, sleet, rain, gale force winds, from the tub! Two of our favourite places are close Ludlow and Bewdley, both worth a visit. Only very minor gripes, one of our dogs got out of the garden somehow and ended up in a sheep field, luckily no damage done and a couple more towels would have been nice, one for the shower, one for the tub. Oh, and on the morning we left, we decided to clean the place pack and clean then have a final dip in the tub, did everything and found the tub emptying to be refilled for the next guests...gutted! Oh well.... We will I’m very sure return, its the only place we have been that we were reluctant to leave. Really, really impressed!

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "The Lodge is so much more than I expected."

    It was clean well equiped and warm. You do need a car to get from a to b. Ludlow is about 10 mins away by car and has lots of good shops and markets, which are on most of the days. There is a shop closer to the lodge in a small place called Clee Hill. Again its a small car drive away and has a good range of products. The hot tub was bliss and well worth taking a dip. Marie who owns the lodge was great and nothing was to much trouble. I had a fantastic break and a well earned rest. I shall be returning again in the summer months.

    Reviewed by KarinOct 2020

  • "This is a beautiful location and lodge and we can’t wait to go back!"

    A hook or 2 would be useful around the hot tub for towels and a little more kitchen equipment would be great but it wouldn’t stop us recommending the place to anyone. We had a wonderful week and saw a part of the country we were unfamiliar with

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2020

  • "We loved Hillside Lodge."

    The views down across the valley towards Ludlow were amazing. The lodge was very private and we particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquility, and the fact that we could go walking straight from the doorstep. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "Such a beautiful peaceful place, if you want to get away from it all this is the ideal location, lovely views, home comforts, the hot tub is amazing!"

    !! The accommodation is very comfortable and stylish Was a treat to stay here

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2020

  • "Overall very very good, lovely views and great location for exploring."

    Reviewed by RaymondAug 2020

  • "We spent a lovely week at Hillside Lodge, perfect quiet location and very restful."

    Lodge was very clean and comfortable, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic lodge with great facilities."

    The host was very friendly and welcoming to the group. Would definitely recommend a stay for small families as well as couples/ friends.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2020

  • "The lodge was spotless, the views beautiful and the owner friendly and welcoming."

    A peaceful escape and we'd love to return soon.

    Reviewed by RachaelMar 2020

  • "Hillside lodge is perfect so chilled an brilliant views If you dont want to see anyone u wont it’s brilliant going back in December!"


    Reviewed by CallumMar 2020

  • "Fantastic setting, lovely place to relax with lots of places to explore nearby"

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2020

  • "Hill Side Lodge near Ludlow is a beautiful, cosy spot with stunning surroundings and views."

    The facilities are great with a wonderful outside space, even in the cold wind and snow we sat in the hot tub and watched nature and the weather, it was totally relaxing.

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2020

  • "Lovely location and very helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "A very nice cabin high on a hill with a fantastic view over Ludlow and of surrounding hills, even from the hot tub!"

    A great place to walk from, ie Clee Hill and beyond, and Ludlow is only 15-20 minutes away for provisions etc.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Patio area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with 1 x woodburning stove - outdoor 1 x electric woodburner indoors
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned area to the front, patio area with furniture, BBQ and hot tub to the side
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.3 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Please note: Due to hygiene reasons the water for the hot tub is replaced between each guest
  • In some instances it may take up to 24 hours for the water to reach full temperature

The property

Ludlow 6 miles.

This wooden-clad lodge is set in a secluded location on the edge of the Shropshire Hills in the village of Bedlam, close to the historic town of Ludlow.

Enjoying panoramic views over the Shropshire Hills and towards Worcester, Hillside Lodge is a well-equipped accommodation for families wanting to break away from everyday routines and relax within this idyllic part of the country.

Impressive on the inside and out, internally the lodge has been tastefully renovated with laminate flooring and a number of comfortable furnishings, whilst outside there is a superb outdoor area where you can curl up beside the woodburning stove or enjoy a dip in the hot tub all while admiring those breath-taking views.

The open plan living area is where everyone can gather to prepare a hearty feast from the well-equipped kitchen before enjoying a family film upon the sofa.

Heading to bed you have two beautifully furnished bedrooms to choose from, one of which benefits from patio doors leading to the garden and offering those same views, which would be a real treat to wake up to!

Why not make use of the undercover kitchen area with BBQ and serve a delicious selection of grilled goods?

If you can bear to tear yourself away from this delightful dwelling then a trip to Ludlow is recommended, home to a magnificent 13th century castle, plus a great selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and its famous festivals throughout the year.

Travel further afield to the impressive locations of Hereford and Shrewsbury, places with great history and interest to make your trip just that extra special.

An exceptional holiday lodge to spend with your loved ones.

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About the location


Church Stretton 15 miles; Hereford 25 miles; Shrewsbury 28 miles; Worcester 33 miles.

The historic market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amidst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, the town provides a fascinating range of architecture including Ludlow Castle which is over 900 years old and is one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Today the castle is open all year round and hosts a wide range of events including outdoor theatre, food, art and literature festivals and many antique and art fairs. Below the castle, Millenium Green offers a large public riverside green and weir and provides excellent indoor and outdoor dining facilities via the Green Cafe located right on the riverside. Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market takes place in the town square every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. More than forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and a selection of local crafts are on offer with the 'Local to Ludlow' produce market some Thursdays and an Antique & Flea market some Sundays. Ludlow is also a gourmet’s paradise and a shopper’s dream. The town boasts many places to eat and drink, as well as a number of exclusive boutique style clothes and gift shops. 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, Croft Castle and Cardingmill Valley. Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing all year-round break.

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