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Ham's House

(Ref. 932412)

Milson near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Ham's House is a beautiful place to relax and unwind."

    The communication with the host was great and they were very accommodating. Ham's House was beautifully decorated, very cosy, clean and in a wonderful setting. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed several walks from the property in the beautiful countryside. Inside the property were lots of walking pamphlets which we found very useful. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was lovely with lots of hot water. We would recommend the Live and let live pub where we had a fabulous homemade meal. We walked there which was a few miles through lovely scenery. We would definitely come back again and recommend to others.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feed back Carolyn - so glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Comfortable and well equipped holiday accommodation."

    Amongst the quietest, most off the beaten track places we have stayed in. Ideally located for exploring the Shropshire / Worcestershire / Herefordshire areas. We will likely return in a less wet season to be able to do more walking in the area. It was very easy to find when we arrived, despite being up a farm track off a minor lane! The biscuits and the home pressed apple juice were a nice touch. We would definitely recommend Ham's House.

    Dear Philip Thank you so much for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes Clare and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "When we arrived the bathroom towel rail wasn't on and we couldn't find the switch."

    Eventually we saw the owner outside and she told us where to switch the towel rail on. The cottage was easy to find though watch out for a pothole on the last leg of the lane drive up to the cottage. The bed was nice and cosy and we had no problem with the T.V. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

    I'm so sorry about the over sight with the towel rail - the cottage had been empty so I'd forgotten to turn it back on -the switch is in the bedroom which is a bit unusual but it is labelled. thank you for the feed back, the council are busy fixing the potholes! Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.1Dec 2023

  • "Shower needs a mat to avoid slippage."

    Or something to hold on to Settee is for tall long legged people. Not comfortable for shorter people. Long seat base. But otherwise really lovely.

    Many thanks for the feedback. we now have a slip mat, sorry to hear the sofa was not suited to you. Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Dec 2023

  • "Loved Ham’s House and really enjoyed my stay in the area."

    High level of comfort with a great bed & good quality sheets. Remote control for tv was a bit temperamental. Given remote location, a tv upgrade would be great.

    Thank you for the feed back - really helpful- definitely need to get on to a new TV! Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nuala4.7Nov 2023

  • "Great place and beautiful location."

    Thank you for the feedback Sebastian and we are so glad you enjoyed the location. All best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sebastian4.7Nov 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful cottage."

    If staying longer than 7 days you would probably need a washing machine. Would agree with a previous comment that a sign at the end of the drive would be helpful. Clean, comfortable and good location for exploring the area. Clare is very friendly and helpful. The dogs are lovely and friendly too! We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for the feedback Susan, so glad you had a good stay. Best Wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable, well furnished accommodation in a very peaceful, rural location."

    Ideal for local walks and visiting the area. Owners very welcoming, including their dogs!

    Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated and glad you had a good stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very enjoyable holiday at Ham's House."

    Quiet and peaceful. Only drawback were the stairs. I have a walking disability and found them rather steep. A downstairs toilet would have been an advantage, Overall the property was extremely comfortable and the owners and dogs friendly. Highly recommended to a more mobile couple

    Thank you for your feedback Christine, it's very useful. Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage in a quiet location - appreciated the apple juice and biscuits, also the household essentials."

    Highly recommended.

    Many thanks for your feedback , glad you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very peaceful and remote place."

    Everything was provided for a relaxing time..quality fittings and lots of nice little touches..highly recommend..

    Dear David Thank you for the lovely feedback. Delighted you liked Ham's House. All best Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hams cottage was 1st class, it was clean well aquipped and situated in a very peacful area, we would definately stay there again, if there is one thing that would help, it would be a sign post at the end of the drive saying welcome to Hams Cottage as we found it a tad hard to be sure which drive to enter, fortunately the neighbour whose drive we entered directed us to the correct location, other than that small issue, it was a fantastic cottage for a nice break."

    Dear John Thank you for your feedback. So glad you had a good stay and liked the cottage. All best Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "A very nice cottage where everything was well maintained and worked perfectly."

    It was very comfortable and set in a lovely location within easy reach of good pubs and restaurants.

    Dear Martin Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you found some good places to eat and liked the cottage. Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property clean and tidy well-equipped spacious kitchen/diner shower room ..."

    Property clean and tidy well-equipped spacious kitchen/diner shower room brilliant double bedroom with country views well worth the price

    So glad you enjoyed your stay Kenneth. Thank you for the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Feb 2023

  • "An excellent, comfortable cottage in a quiet location."

    Definitely one to return to.


    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2023

  • "A more private outside space would have been preferable."

    The accommodation was beautifully furnished and decorated throughout. Lovely area.

    thank you Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ham’s House."

    It was clean, very comfortable, and had everything we wanted in a short break. There were plenty of places to visit without travelling too far. We would have liked to have done some walking but it was just too hot being here in the heatwave. We appreciated the apple juice from the farm and lemon cake. We would certainly stay here again if we return to the area. Thank you Clare.

    thank you for your kind comments, we would love to have you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a peaceful location."

    Owners nearby to answer any questions.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, the owner had thought of everything to make our break perfect."

    Would not hesitate to return.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Very peaceful."

    Very well appointed. Lovely location.

    Thank you so much ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "This is a superb base for a couple to explore the wonderful market towns, countryside and history of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire."

    Ham House is so comfortable and there are beautiful walks to enjoy from your doorstep. We returned for a fortnight after a previous stay 5 years ago and Ham House was even better than we had remembered it - we’ve just had one of our best ever holidays and are very happy to recommend it.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet and private location."

    Clean and nice decor. Well stocked kitchen. Relaxing environment. Beautiful wood burner. We slept well in a comfortable bed. Excellent bathroom. Books board games and local tourist and walks information provided. Friendly host.

    Thank you - so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your comments. Best wishes Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed staying at Ham’s House so much, very warm and comfortable with lovely furnishings and good views across countryside."

    The owner was very friendly and welcoming. We would love to return.

    Thank you. It was lovely having you next door! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Ham's House."

    The cottage was great for a couple looking for a remote countryside break. Everything we needed was provided in a very comfortable, warm and stylishly decorated property. The cottage is ideally located for walkers looking to explore the amazing Shropshire Hills and visit historic towns such as Ludlow and Bridgnorth. Also lots of great places to eat nearby. One suggestion ... it would be great if instructions for lighting the wood burning stove were easily available. Otherwise everything was perfect!

    Thanks for the feed back on the lighting of the stove - very useful. I've just had the chimney swept and checked with the sweep whether anything was causing a blockage. The stove can be tricky to light initially because of the outside flu being cold - the solution is to let a couple of fire lighters burn for 10 minutes or so to warm the flu and then it will draw better. You may also need to keep the stove door open initially and even open a window if it's being stubborn. If I'm nearby I'm always happy to help. Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jan 2022

  • "Great week at Ham’s House!"

    Cosy cottage, fresh eggs and apple juice on arrival was a lovely touch and we had full access to the tennis court all week which was amazing. Lots of animals on the property to keep you company (inc Rooster!) and sheep. Car needed, but shops only a 5 minute drive away. Great stay and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Jul 2021

  • "We spent a lovely few days staying at Ham’s House which is situated in a beautiful setting and surrounded by lots of wildlife."

    We are keen cyclists and it was a real joy to come back from a long ride to a great power shower and an extremely comfortable bed. We ate out most nights but Ham’s House is fully equipped should you wish to stay in and cook. We were aware that there is no washing machine which was not a problem for us. Clare very kindly left us some apple juice and eggs. The weather was most kind and it was nice to sit outside for a while. If we needed anything we knew that we only had to ask.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing great place and environment"

    Reviewed by Steven4.4May 2021

  • "Ham's House is a very comfortable,very clean place to stay."

    Fresh eggs and apple juice as a welcome gift from the owner was a wonderful surprise.Ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. There are many walks to choose from and the lovely town of Ludlow isn't too far away. Hopefully, next time we visit we should be able to choose from the countless pubs and restaurants which will be open. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "As Arnie would say " I'll be back :)"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021



    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, well furnished cottage in a peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage , very clean with great amenities and owners very nice ."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2020

  • "Ham's House is very comfortable and made a wonderful location for our Christmas holiday."

    A good range of beautiful walks are available locally, including a number that pass nearby. The property is also within easy reach of some great market towns, including Cleobury Mortimer, Tenbury Wells and Ludlow. Clare and Richard are great hosts and ensured that we had all that we needed. The Live and Let Live Inn in nearby Neen Sollars is not to be missed, offering lots of history, a warm welcome and a great menu. The cottage is well equipped and the only addition we would welcome is a washing machine, if this were possible.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2019

  • "Farther away then expected."

    Only 1 key provided & had to have it to even lock yourself in so you either all left at once or you got locked in & couldn't get out when others left & took key.

    Reviewed by Beth3.8Nov 2019

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    The cottage was so comfortable, it really felt like home for the time we were there. The location was wonderful, I went for a couple of nice long walks, the surrounding countryside is beautiful. We are both hoping that it was the first of many visits to Ham's House.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "If you want peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting watching the morning sunrise from your bed then you can't beat Hams house."

    Clare was on hand to help you should you need it and supply you with fresh eggs if you wished.The nearest pubs are a short drive away but all served really good food.Plenty of walks which we did daily popped into Ludlow one after noon for a stroll round the town.We were going to take our bikes glad we decided against this as the lanes are very narrow in places with lots of steep hills.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jul 2019

  • "If I had known that the road to the cottage was single track we probably would not have booked it."

    However, saying that we did have a lovely holiday and as long as we did not listen to the satnav all of the time we managed to avoid the narrow single track roads. Head to the road to Cleobury Mortimer 4117 or to Tenbury Wells and then take whichever turn you need to get to your major destination. The cottage is comfortable. There are hens and dogs (4) which like to come and visit - we loved this but some people may not The barn is very close to the main house which did not bother us. The views are spectacular. If we had not had a rule that we did not visit the same cottage twice we would certainly consider another visit.

    Reviewed by B3.8Jul 2019

  • "It is a lovely property."

    Very remote needed to travel quite a bit but well worth it and loads to do.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely tranquil setting - comfortable warm cottage - perfect for couples looking for a chilled break"

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had "syked ourselves up" to enjoy the luxury (on our Golden Wedding celebrations) of Underfloor Heating."

    However, the installed system decided otherwise. From our arrival @ 1520 on Fri 26/10/18 we had NO UNDERFLOOR heating, upstairs or down, until arriving back @ Hams House @ 1545 Mon 29/10/18. ( The expert plumber, Mr Thompson [needed for such a complicated system ] was not available until Mon 29th. And my, what a difference it was from Monday eve ! Just liked we'd paid for and expected from a reputable company ! Yes, Clare Venner provided us with an oil filled radiator heater. But this of course, still meant bare, cold, timber flooring, purposefully installed to enhance the underfloor heating experience - when it was working. As this experience was listed in the features, it was obviously a consideration in the pricing and something which attracted us to this property. If the property had been listed with oil-filled radiator . . . well, it wouldn't have got a look in. Therefore, we only received 4/7 of the stated highly important feature for an October/November holiday break. It's about now that you should be offering about £50 refund as a tangible way of showing your concern. I'd have emailed sooner but this alternative google a/c of mine, is not visited very often. Yours Ron Taylor

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable, really warm and cosy."

    It was well equipped and perfectly situated to explore the local area. We had a lovely time, thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage that has been very well appointed, in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Oct 2018

  • "Well appointed cottage, tranquil setting, friendly hosts."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "Unfortunately, although the cottage looks very attractive, it doesn't show the proximity to the owners house."

    The seats were in effect in the owners drive/car park.

    Reviewed by Mavis4.1Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    The cottage had everything we needed and a just a short drive to Tenbury Wells and Cleobury Mortimer, or Ludlow a bit further afield. Would definitely recommend, looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful setting but disappointed in outdoor facilities."

    No privacy and no outside area in which to relax.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jul 2018

  • "This really is an excellent property in first class condition."

    Would very happily go here again. Worth waking early for wonderful sunrises straight on to the bed - incredible. Only nit-picking comment - washing machine would be far more useful than dishwasher. All in all a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jun 2018

  • "Superb holiday cottage in quite location, excellent very well appointed cottage."

    Well looked after by the owner.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage fitted-out to a very high standard."

    Extremely comfortable. Lovely quiet location.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.8Nov 2017

  • "A very appealing property in terms of design and comfort."

    Much appreciated fresh apple juice, eggs and milk. Very comfortable, warm and quiet in beautiful surroundings

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2017

  • "Very nice barn with everything needed in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2017

  • "It is a really nice cottage and the owners had left some fresh eggs, milk and apple juice which was really nice."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sylvie4.4Mar 2017

  • "My husband and I we're really impressed with Ham's House and the welcome we received (especially the produce from the farm!"

    ). We had a fabulous stay- thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2017

  • "We had a fantastic time away and really loved Ham's House."

    The location was lovely, as was the owner, who was very accommodating. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Nathaniel5.0Nov 2016

  • "Lovely scenery and area."

    Plenty to see and do. Cottage great no negatives at all.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Oct 2016

  • "Ham's House had everything we expected from a holiday home, it was far better furnished and equipped than other cottages we have stayed in previously."

    All the fittings and furnishings were of very high quality, from the crockery to the shower! It is also in a beautiful location, quiet and peaceful, but within a convenient drive to Ludlow and other places.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Oct 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi (no streaming), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio with furniture
  • Use of the owner's tennis court by prior arrangement (rackets and balls not supplied)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are free range chickens in the owner's grounds
  • Note: The owner has dogs that roam in the grounds.

The property

A beautiful semi-detached barn conversion situated in the grounds of the owner's home and smallholding, surrounded by Shropshire countryside on the outskirts of the scattered village of Milson, close to the Worcestershire border.

The cottage has been furnished to the highest standard throughout making it a perfect base for a romantic break in relaxing and welcoming surroundings.

On entering the cottage the owner's attention to detail and personal touches are evident throughout.

The open plan living area offers a very well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and sumptuous sofas and armchair located around the warming woodburning stove, perfect for curling up on after a busy day out.

Make your way upstairs to the luxurious shower room and elegant king-size bedroom.

Lovely views across open countryside can be enjoyed from inside the cottage, both on the ground and first floor.

Outside, to the front of the cottage is a seating area from where the stunning scenery can be enjoyed, and in a sunny spot by the front door there are a table and chairs, ideal for dining alfresco.

The nearby Saxon village of Neen Sollars has a wonderful village pub, which serves good food and real ale, while just 3 miles away the market town of Cleobury Mortimer has a range of individual shops, restaurants and pubs.

Many lovely walks can be enjoyed in the area, and a short drive will take you to routes along Clee Hill and the Long Mynd.

The Mortimer Forest also offers walks and cycle routes of varying lengths taking in many archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife, and is within an easy drive.

Visit the riverside town of Tenbury Wells, or Ludlow, with its medieval street pattern and excellent restaurants.

This is a wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location


Cleobury Mortimer 3.3 miles; Tenbury Wells 5 miles.

The small village of Milson boasts an 11th century church and beautiful unspoilt countryside. The nearby riverside village of Neen Sollars dates back to the Saxon times and is home to the popular 'Live and Let Live' pub serving real ale and home-cooked food. Just three miles away, beneath the shadow of the mystical Clee Hills, the pretty town of Cleobury Mortimer provides a refreshing selection of shops, pubs and restaurants in an array of Georgian and Tudor architecture, along with a striking parish church with an unusual, twisted spire. The area around the Clee Hills provides excellent walking, cycling and golf, plus fishing can be enjoyed at one of the many pools in the area or on a quiet spot along the River Severn. Tenbury Wells is a charming, ancient market town situated on the banks of the River Teme in Herefordshire. Dating back to the Iron Age and said to have been called 'my little town in the orchard' by Queen Victoria, Tenbury Wells boasts a unique 18th century bridge built by Thomas Telford, the magnificent Pump Rooms, which housed baths where local mineral water was available, and many other listed buildings dating back to the 17th century. Many festivals can be enjoyed in the town throughout the year. The historic market town of Ludlow, situated on the River Teme, boasts nearly 500 listed buildings and original medieval street patterns. Renowned for its shopping, Ludlow offers a number of antique shops, art and craft shops and many award-winning restaurants, as well as numerous tea shops, pubs and inns. The town's regular street markets held in the shadow of the castle, also showcase a range of goods from cheeses and fresh produce to books and local crafts. Well worth a visit are the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Leominster, Hereford and Shrewsbury, as well as the Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual Literary Festival in May/June.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas