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The Old Cider Mill

Caynham near Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 16683)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Really spot on"

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting."

    The property was delightful and we especially loved to see the cows, hear the owls and watch the pheasants. The property is ideally located for visiting Ludlow and the surrounding area -- wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage we had a great time dispite the stormy weather ."

    The only criticism was a very slow internet connection probably due to the storms.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "Warm and comfortable cottage, well-equipped, lovely location."

    Reviewed by AndreaJan 2022

  • "Wow this was our first time using Sykes and we are really impressed with the service but more so with the standard of accommodation offered My wife."

    Mother in law and I chose to have a Christmas away this year and after this experience we will do it again the old cider mill is a home from home it was clean well presented and comfortable and we found it so easy to relax we enjoyed long sleeps on the lovely mattresses food as and when we wanted it due to the self catering aspect of our stay the owners were just next door and we’re lovely they left us too it but where there should we need them all in all we had a fantastic time and would highly recommend the old cider mill to all We would like to thank the owners for allowing us to enjoy their property Mark Andrea and Dolores

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "Well equipped, comfortable cottage situated within easy reach of Ludlow."

    Owners easily accessible if needed and some good local walks for anyone enjoying walking.

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2021

  • "Beautiful spacious cottage, clean and tidy."

    Some local cider was lets as a welcome gift. The only thing that let's it down is that there were no basic supplies like tea coffee milk etc provided. Would stay again 100%

    Reviewed by YasminDec 2021

  • "Lovely property, comfortable and well located."

    Very warm which was very important to us for a winter break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ShirleyDec 2021

  • "This is the 2nd time we have rented this cottage which goes to show how we think it is a good place to stay in."

    It is in a great location for visiting the midlands and Wales. The cottage is lovely and the facilities are great. The owners couldn't have been more helpful or friendly.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "This is our 3rd visit to the Old Cider Mill."

    We love this location as it is so peaceful. The cottage has a very well equipped kitchen and is spacious.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The cottage was spotless and packed full of everything we needed for a perfect break. Thank you!

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2021

  • "Such a comfortable cottage in a lovely setting."

    We always enjoy our holidays here.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2020

  • "We enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing break at the Old Cider Mill."

    Providing spacious and well appointed accommodation, it also has the benefit of off road parking. Located near Ludlow the Old Cider Mill provides a great base for exploring this beautiful part of Britain.

    Reviewed by HadrianOct 2020

  • "The Old Cider Mill is set in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    This cottage has a very well equipped kitchen and the lounge has 2 reclining sofas which I loved. This is our 2nd visit to this cottage and we plan to return again next year. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "The property was beautifully renovated and was equipped to the highest standard."

    The owners were extremely helpful and the location both peaceful and full of historical interest in equal measure.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent in all aspects, the owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful."

    Its' location was ideal with lovely views of the surrounding countryside and with local walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by TerenceAug 2020

  • "Loved this cottage, lovely location and ideal for exploring Shropshire."

    Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped."

    Very clean and comfortable. There were 2 outside sitting areas with table and chairs. The owners who live next door were friendly and helpful. The position of the cottage was quiet, but very handy for Ludlow and Hereford, as well as National Trust and English Heritage properties.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "This cottage is in an ideal location to explore several National Trust properties nearby and has lovely countryside views."

    Even though the owners are next door and happy to help if needed, you have total privacy. We stayed at the beginning of March and the cottage kept lovely and warm and cosy, despite the frosty mornings! We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "The Cider Mill is a lovely place to stay."

    Well equipped and very clean.

    Reviewed by JanNov 2019

  • "A very lovely well equipped cottage, and yes we would return."

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2019

  • "One of the best equipped places we’ve ever stayed at"

    Reviewed by MSep 2019

  • "It was a fabulous few days."

    Accommodation and area outstanding.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Just the right mix of in the country but also close enough to a town. The cottage is clean, modern and well equipped. The owners are on hand if you need them but not at all invasive! Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Old Cider Mill, and were fortunate to have wonderful weather throughout our visit."

    The cottage has been beautifully renovated, was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It is also in a very convenient location ( - although we were slightly surprised by the traffic noise when we were in the garden). I would be happy to recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Beautiful old cider mill in a lovely location."

    All home comforts. Plenty to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by NormaJul 2019

  • "A very lovely home, which has been fitted-out with true generosity of spirit."

    Lovely gardens to enjoy and so much to see in the area, plus stupendous walking country.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2019

  • "The Cider Mill was lovely and peaceful in a quiet location."

    It had everything we needed and equipped to a high standard. Everything was clean and fresh. Plenty of room for the four of us. Nice to have two ensuites. . Couldn't have asked for anything better.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "The owner is very friendly."

    It’s a great location to explore from

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2019

  • "Convenience for travel to local tourist destinations was excellent."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    Internally it had the appearance of brand New. Very Clean, spotless furnishings, very well stocked with appliances, cooking utensils and crockery, all in tip top condition. Very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by TerryApr 2019

  • "Everything to a really high standard, well equipped and fabulously quiet location within easy driving distance of Ludlow."

    Did not find the double bed as comfortable as our own but really appreciated the wonderful fire in the living area and overall warmth and ambiance of The Cider Barn.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2019

  • "The Old Cider Mill is an amazing building which has been restored to the highest level and so well equipped with everything that you could possibly need for a comfortable stay."

    The surrounding area is beautiful and has lots of places to visit including Ironbridge and the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "Myself and my husband book this fabulous holiday cottage every year for our parents and Aunty."

    They always have a wonderful time. This year was even more special as our mom is sadly suffering from cancer and it was just the perfect break she needed. They were also very blessed with the amazing weather we had back in February. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulaFeb 2019

  • "The old cider mill was a lovely cottage to stay at."

    Very peaceful, cosy and warm. It was very clean and well equipped with everything you really needed.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2019

  • "The Cottage was perfect for our requirements over the Christmas period."

    The owners had very thoughtfully put up a Christmas tree and left us a bottle of Prosecco & mince pies - very welcoming when we arrived. The Cottage was extremely well finished and clean and extremely well provided for and suited us in terms of location. We would have no hesitation in booking again or recommending to friends.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2018

  • "A very good cottage that made for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2018

  • "This cottage is set in a lovely location with very dark skies for those who like stargazing."

    It is a very spacious cottage with a very well equipped kitchen where the owners have thought of everything that you need. The 2 bedrooms upstairs are a good size. The only fault we could find is that we felt that the quilt needed to be larger for the double bed as it kept ending up with one of us having no cover at various times during the night.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2018

  • "A wonderfully relaxing, comfortable cottage and exceptionally well equipped."

    We hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Owners have invested in quality fixtures, fittings and furniture."

    The kitchen is particularly well equipped, especially as this is a very foodie part of the country. Cannot rate this property highly enough. Excellent find.

    Reviewed by Christine SusanSep 2018

  • "It was very comfortable and well furnished to a high standard."

    Our biggest problem was with the cooking facilities It was a high class cooker I think and we worked out how to work the oven but the halogen hob was really complicated and the owner although extremely helpful with every thing else could not help with this. We did eventually find some written instructions but still had difficulties and we are both used to cooking Other wise it was excellent

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2018

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    An idea, base for exploring south Shropshire.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "The cider mill was a very lovely cottage and very nice owners and lots of space, the only thing i would have liked to have had was a pint of milk so we could have had a cup of tea before going to get our groceries also some new firmer mattresses would be a welcome."

    Reviewed by AllanAug 2018

  • "The area was excellent for anyone interested in History or walking."

    So much better than expected. Very good cottage, excellent owners who could not have done more.

    Reviewed by GordonAug 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    It was furnished to a very high standard and everything you would have at home was there; we could have happily moved in for good! It was located next to the owners house and they were welcoming and friendly and even offered to even take us into town one evening, so kind and thoughtful. Two bottles of cider on the table on arrival were very welcomed and a reminder that this had once been the cider press. The location was so peaceful, no noise just birdsong and the cows on the hill mooing. From here it was easy to get to the rest of Shropshire with Ludlow 4 miles away along with two main supermarkets and petrol station, lots of independent pubs and restaurants. We would definitely go back, perhaps in the autumn to do some more of the many beautiful walks, some from the cottage doorstep. We had glorious weather which was not ideal for big walks but perfect for enjoying the views from the cottage with a glass of wine in the evening, after a long day exploring all the many beautiful towns and sites.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2018

  • "Extremely comfortable stay, couldn’t have been better, will return."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Really lovely property, clean, comfortable, spacious and well furnished."

    Plenty of parking space, and friendly helpful owners next door. We loved this property!

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "Clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Conveniently situated for Ludlow and the surrounding area, with lots of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by BillMay 2018

  • "The location is lovely and the house is very well equipped."

    We had a very comfortable stay and a most relaxing break.

    Reviewed by MarekMay 2018

  • "We book The Old Cider Mill each year for our parents."

    They love the cottage and always have a very enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2018

  • "We've stayed in many different holiday cottages, but the Old Cider Mill is one we keep coming back to."

    Everything is just right. Comfortable, sweet little views from all windows, great location to explore Shropshire , Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2018

  • "The Old Cider Mill is exceptionally well equipped and presented, immaculate and yet cosy and welcoming."

    It was an excellent base for us to explore the lovely countryside around.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2017

  • "Very well equipped cottage next to farmhouse."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Easy access and parking. Great location for visiting attractions. A few good pubs with great evening meals.

    Reviewed by AlecJul 2017

  • "Fabulous location- peace and quiet and great wildlife and only ten minutes from town - dark sky's great for stargazing!"

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2017

  • "Had a great holiday, cottage was beautiful much better than we expected very well equipped, very clean and owner was very friendly."

    Ludlow was also lovely with good shops and gorgeous historic buildings.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2017

  • "Lovely Cottage with all you need for a relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by LJan 2017

  • "A lovely cottage, in a great location."

    It is a credit to the owner.

    Dec 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, owner very helpfull."

    Will use again when next in the area.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2016

  • "This cottage is in a great location for visiting the English/Welsh border area."

    Great cottage, well equipped, very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2016

  • "Great base for the sorrounding area."

    Great place to stay, very smart and very clean. The bottles of cider were a nice touch.

    Reviewed by SeanOct 2016

  • "The cottage and its owners were lovely."

    Quiet, great location. Spotlessly clean. Good facilities. A lovely break.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2016

  • "The Old Cider Mill had been transformed into a high quality holiday cottage and equipped with everything you could wish for."

    The hosts were friendly and helpful and the area beautiful, full of black and white period houses. Ludlow, with its castle, many places to eat local food, and various markets was worth several visits, but the nearby towns and villages all had special places of interest. The scenery, especially over the Clee Hills, was panoramic and we would recommend this area to anyone.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2016

  • "One of the be best cottages we have had."

    It was extremely well equipped and very very comfortable with high quality furniture ideally placed to explore the area. We would certainly book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite small bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Character open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas log-effect stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with gas stove and solar panel hot water system
  • Double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with chilled water/ice dispenser, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

A delightful 18th century, detached cider mill conversion situated next to the owners' 16th century farmhouse in the picturesque rural village of Caynham, only three miles from medieval Ludlow.

Lovingly renovated, retaining a wealth of original oak beams and trusses combined with contemporary fixtures and fittings, this charming Ludlow holiday cottage enjoys a welcoming atmosphere throughout, and is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break.

The two character bedrooms in this cottage near Ludlow both have en-suite bathrooms, whilst the charming open plan living area has a log-effect gas stove and French doors onto the rear patio area, which is ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco.

The surrounding countryside offers fabulous walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching from the doorstep.

Medieval Ludlow, with its listed buildings, 11th century castle, famous food and cultural festivals, excellent restaurants, pubs and tea rooms is a delight to spend time ambling around.

Enjoy the pleasant market town of Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, with wonderful walking on the surrounding Long Mynd Hills, as well as the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle, the Acton Scot Historic Working Farm (as seen on TV) and many NT houses and gardens.

This lovely Ludlow cottage is perfect for a wonderful break at any time of the year.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 920667, together they sleep 8.


Floor Plan

Kitchen/ Living/Dining Room Bedroom 2 Bedroom 1 Ground Floor First Floor

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About the location


Ludlow 3 miles; Church Stretton 15 miles.

This historic, picturesque village lies in the heart of the beautiful South Shropshire countryside and is set amidst renowned scenic walking and cycling country. The village's outstanding landmark is Caynham Camp, a huge Bronze Age/Iron Age earthwork which covers a site of eight acres at the summit, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed. Only 3 miles away is Ludlow, whose 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. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, and has several Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as numerous tea-shops, pubs and inns. Below the 900 year old castle, the Linney Riverside Park offers boats for hire, a putting green and children's play area. Within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley, Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing break.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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