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The Coach House

Knowbury near Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 29698)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage - well furnished and comfortable."

    Nice to have plenty of space downstairs. Owners helpful and friendly. 4* on facilities only due to lack of headroom in the shower which is unavoidable. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2022

  • "We have stayed here on many occasions and have always enjoyed ourselves."

    The owners are very helpful and friendly, being situated next door means that any issues are quickly resolved, not that we had any ! The cottage is situated in Knowbury which is only a few miles from Ludlow with it's castle, vibrant market square and many shops. The property itself is very well kept, clean and tidy. Outside there is a private garden and parking for two cars. Thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "The coach House is a lovely cottage if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle, either a couple or family of 4."

    The bathroom is quirky but well set out. Views amazing and alll within easy access to Ludlow. The cottage layout is really comfortable. The cottage had not been used for the 2 weeks prior to our stay and due to it being winter the first 2 days were very cold in the cottage. There is no access to the thermostat so guests have to communicate with the owners, if they want the heating routine changed, we were advised 24hours notice. This did not suit us as we like to do our own thing and did not have a strict itinerary. We did not realise that it was connected to the main house through an internal door. We could hear occasional chatting and moving which was a bit off putting for us and the dog. Overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time, thank you"

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2021

  • "The Coach House was a splendid place to spend a week in wonderful countryside."

    The owners are extremely friendly and polite with a charming dog. We would definitely like to return

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "Great that the cottage was so clean and fresh on arrival."

    Reviewed by M LouiseAug 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and pretty cottage for a relaxing week in the Ludlow area."

    Ideal for dog owners with an enclosed garden and good walks on the doorstep. Enormous log burner in the cosy living area and very comfy beds too. I was on my own for much of the week and felt very comfortable there with just the dog for company. It is peaceful during the day and very quiet at night but the friendly owners (and their dog) are just next door so you don’t feel isolated. As mentioned in the listing, there is no stand up shower and a few low beams upstairs so you need to be fairly agile but it is worth it for the lovely character of the cottage. Amazing panoramic views from the Shropshire Way just yards down the road and some wonderful walks in nearby Mortimer Forest and around the Long Mynd.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Very nice cottage, owners very nice couple."

    Lots of walks in the area, Ludlow really pretty.

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Great position for views and dog walking, interesting small towns/villages to explore. Enjoyed the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "Stunning coach house cottage full of rustic charm & character in a peaceful area with beautiful surroundings."

    Very clean with all the home from home utensils & appliances making this a comfortable stay. The bath is quite small with a hand held shower so if you are tall, it can be a bit uncomfortable. There is no way around this though with the cottage layout & beams. A cosy wood burner for the cooler evenings creeping in. The owners were a lovely, welcoming family with a small friendly dog that played with our dog. They had lots of tips about the local area also leaving a folder full of information & maps to look through & use if needed. So much to do on your doorstep with local walks & a short drive into the market Town of Ludlow. Would highly recommend & no hesitation staying again if we were in the area. The only thing I would say is the central heating system is controlled by the owners living next door & even though the wood burner was welcoming, the heating only came on for a short time twice a day. There were a couple of times we would of liked it on a little longer as it's getting colder now we're in October. I'm sure if we asked them to put it on again then they would of but it would of been nice to have that option.

    Reviewed by LyndseyOct 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful remote area, felt at home as soon as I entered."

    Will be returning.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "This cottage is an absolute gem, myself and 2 children aged 17 and 4 went there and it exceeded all our expectations."

    Inside it’s lovely rustic beams and charm make it so cosy and every room has just what you need. The views and location are perfect for visiting and exploring the hills of Shrophsire and there are walls out the front door. It was clean and the owner went above and beyond to make it a very special holiday , highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Lovely comfy cottage, The owners where amazing, Even made home made cake, Lovely ..."

    Lovely comfy cottage, The owners where amazing, Even made home made cake, Lovely touch, On hand if needed, but privacy at same time, Would recommend highly, Everything we needed, One of the best breaks we have had, Totally relaxed, Lovely location, Lots to see in area,

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2019

  • "Both being in our 70’s we like to eat out at night with a glass of wine ."

    . we do not drink and drive .. the village pub mentioned did not say 30mins downhill on a no pavement windy road and 30mins back uphill.. the garden was pretty but mainly shaded .. hosts very friendly but it’s a place for active people not OAPs .. the views were lovely around the cottage ... and cottage was lovely and if we had been younger ... lovely walks with views to die for ...I would certainly recommend the cottage to family ... we love the area have been a few times .. the food festival was great and the weather fabulous ... don’t go like us thinking we could get a taxi ... no buses and taxis ... very few ... it is a very relaxing cottage ... and if it was not a mobility thing we would definitely return

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2019

  • "Delightful, cosy cottage."

    Larger than expected and it had everything that was needed to make it home from home. Pretty little garden which our dachshunds loved. Very peaceful and welcoming. Fantastic homemade cake to welcome us.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "The owners, Octavia and James went out of their way to make us feel at home in the coach house and even baked a welcome cake !"

    We had a love.y comfortable stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2019

  • "It was a delightful cottage, very well equipped, clean and comfortable with a lovely garden to enjoy."

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "Lovely position, a very comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "It was the perfect cottage."

    Warm, spotless and spacious. Comfortable beds. Safe parking. Walks on the doorstep and a super hostess/owner.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2019

  • "The only problem that we encountered was with the bath/shower."

    This is accurately portrayed in the photograph, but anyone who is very tall/ not so nimble will encounter difficulties with the triangular bath under a low sloping ceiling. It is difficult to shower or bathe properly. The owners' family were lovely - very hospitable. We had an excellent week walking the hills and visiting Ludlow, Stokesay and Ironbridge.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation, everthing you would expect to find."

    Friendly owners who are really accommodating. Great place to stay but not in walking distance to shops, pubs or restaurants. We only went for three days so it didn't bother us. We explored a different place each day so it was nice to get back to The Coach House and chill out. Would go again.

    Reviewed by NormaSep 2018

  • "We were made very welcome."

    The owners even made a cake for us ,its these little things that make a holiday great

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "The property listing indicates that a pub is less than 1 mile away and an 11 minute walk."

    This is very misleading. The nearest pub is 1.1 miles from the property but more importantly is a 25 minute walk away and there are elevation changes on the route so the walk is a good deal less than leisurely. The claimed proximity of a pub was an essential factor in the selection and booking of this property.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Arrived to a very friendly welcome and homemade coffee cake waiting for us in the kitchen!"

    Gorgeous cottage and perfect for dogs as the garden is enclosed and a great sun trap The owners were so friendly and welcoming and gave us tips on where to go and what to do in the area. Perfect spot for anyone taking their dog as there are plenty of walks and dog friendly places to eat and drink. We will definitely stay here again in the future when we visit Ludlow. With its own log burner and cosy cottage feel, it would be perfect for a winter getaway. The only downside about this long weekend break was that it wasn’t long enough and we wished we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2018

  • "We enjoyed our holiday based in Knowbury at The Coach House."

    Most of the cottage was very comfortable and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. However any tall person, particularly those who prefer a shower to a bath and particularly men, should read the small print carefully and note that the bathroom is not really convenient for them.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2018

  • "Fab cottage with everything you could ask for."

    ..great location...we arrived to fresh flowers and a home cooked banana cake which gave us an immediate clue as to the hospitality and care shown by our hosts Octavia and Jeremy.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "One picture made it look like 2 sofas in living room which we prefer but only 1."

    Not sure if furniture has been changed or Way picture was taken No welcome pack privided( first time ever in holiday we have booked with you) Description says shower over bath which is true but doesn’t state that you can’t stand up in bath to use shower. You have to sit in the bath (which wasn’t a full size bath). Had we taken my elderly parents with us they would not have been able to have a shower for 7 days. Only 3 teaspoons provided in kitchen No baking trays provided for cooking and no other dishes suitable for oven (this was a self catering property and as such these are basics). Dishwasher provided but only 4 dishwasher tablets for 4 days. Washing machine provided but no washing powder/liquid, etc. In all your other properties we have stayed if equipment like this is provided so are the items needed to use them. If coach house owners not providing these things it should’ve put in description then things can be brought from home rather than having to go out and buy them Towels in bathroom very small and very rough/hard. Have been used/washed so many times no writing left on labels. Need replacing. Hand towels, bath towels and bath mat all different colours - felt like they were just things owners had finished with themselves rather than something for guests. Definitely not the same standard as other 4 tick/star properties we have booked through you (we only use your company for holidays in this country and found this property was inferior to all the others we hVe stayed in with the same rating). Lots of little things missing which overall spoilt the whole experience

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2018

  • "The hosts were great, showing me the cottage and the garden, their dog Juno got on great with Bramble."

    It was a holiday that I would like to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by MickJun 2017

  • "We have just had a very relaxing week at the Coach House ,the owners Octavia and James made us very welcome ,the coach house is a very quaint old property extremely comfortable well equipped one of the best we have stayed in,it is situated in a perfect spot for visiting other places of interest in the area,we will certainly be going back very soon."

    Reviewed by BarrieJun 2017

  • "Generous light cottage downstairs with huge log fire."

    However, you would need to be fairly agile to negotiate the shower over the bath due to sloping ceiling. Timbered beams in bedrooms meant a certain amount of ducking.

    Reviewed by DMar 2017

  • "The location of the house is perfect for the likes of us i."

    E. dog-owners who enjoy country walking , visiting National Trust properties and pleasant small towns. We were spoilt by the incredible Indian Summer weather - blue skies and sunshine and warm temperatures for the whole week in October - which made the activities easy and especially enjoyable, but I'm sure it would have been equally good in normal autumn conditions !

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The location and area was exactly what we wanted. The owner could not have been more helpful and was friendly and very approachable. Would definitely recommend the cottage and we will stay here again

    Reviewed by CynthiaSep 2016

  • "Very professionally handled and administered."

    no fuss... no worry. I would definitely use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2016

  • "Everything we wanted in a holiday let."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2016

  • "Excellent location, welcoming owners, lovely Cottage."

    The kids loved adopting their friendly dog for the week.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower , basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting area with dining area and woodburner
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front courtyard and private area of owner's garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 15/20 mins walk
  • Note: Low beams in bedrooms
  • Note: The owner’s dog will be on-site at the property
  • Note: due to location of the property the WiFi can be intermitent.

The property

The Coach House is a beautiful, stone, Grade II listed cottage adjacent to the owner’s home, The Old Vicarage, which was built in 1842.

Set in delightful gardens on the side of Titterstone Clee Hill and surrounded by glorious south Shropshire countryside and stunning views.

The garden is a small garden within the owners garden.

The cottage is situated on a quiet lane on the outskirts of Knowbury Village.

Attractively presented throughout to provide comfortable and characterful accommodation, the cottage is ideal for friends and families looking for a peaceful rural retreat in this lovely part of Shropshire, close to the popular medieval town of Ludlow and the stunning Clee Hills.

Set over two floors, enter through the quaint porch, with useful space for boots and coats, into the spacious accommodation with fully equipped kitchen to your right and sitting and dining areas to your left.

The sitting room is full of character and boasts feature stone walls, exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace with woodburner, perfect for relaxing round on a chilly evening.

The dining area has French doors overlooking the owner’s walled garden, part of which is for guests use.

Upstairs there is a bathroom and two delightful bedrooms with mellow stone walls and low beams.

Outside to the front, there is a pretty cobbled courtyard garden, a perfect spot for a morning coffee whilst you plan your day’s activities or a relax under the apple tree in the walled garden for an evening drink after exploring the local area.

If you love walking, the Shropshire way and several other footpaths with beautiful views are yards from the Coach House front door and the village pub is a short walk into the village of Knowbury.

Further afield you are spoilt for choice with Brown Clee Hill, Mortimer Forest, the Long Mynd and The Stiperstones.

Ludlow, with its 11th century castle, riverside walks, excellent tea rooms, shops, brewery, racecourse, weekly markets, restaurants and pubs is just four miles away and a visit to the Food Centre on the outskirts of this fascinating town is a must.

The cottage is perfectly placed for exploring any number of pretty villages and market towns in this lovely part of Shropshire.

Take a ride on the Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth or visit the Old Priory and wander the ancient streets of Much Wenlock.

Alternatively, spend the day exploring the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge and its surrounding museums.

A little further afield is the medieval county town of Shrewsbury with its lovely architecture and plethora of independent shops, cafes and riverside walks.

With Church Stretton, Leominster and Hereford all within easy reach, historic homes and beautiful gardens to explore, this attractive cottage is the perfect destination for a relaxing break whatever the season.

A lovely stone-built character cottage set in beautiful south Shropshire countryside, perfect for everyone to enjoy time together.

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About the location

KNOWBURY

Ludlow 4 miles; Tenbury Wells 5 miles; Church Stretton 18 miles.

Knowbury is a small rural village situated in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near to the Clee Hill, just 4 miles from the historic market town of Ludlow which is situated on the River Teme. With nearly 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. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, with a number of antique and art and craft shops, along with several Michelin-starred restaurants and numerous tea-shops, pubs and inns. The castle is over 900 years old and contains fascinating examples of architecture. 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, Knowbury and the surrounding countryside is a superb destination for a relaxing break.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas