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The Cottage

Richards Castle near Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 990816)

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  • The Cottage - Shropshire - 990816 - photo 1
  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Miss Kubisch

    “Our family of 4 had a great week staying at The Cottage in Richards Castle.”


    The cottage is spacious for 4 and has all the amenities we needed. On our arrival we were greeted by the owners and a lovely hamper with goodies and a bottle of sparkly on the dining table. Such a nice gesture to make us welcome. A great fire, clean and plenty of towels, and the kitchen is so well equipped we cooked our Christmas dinner without problems! The owners, new to the area themselves, are very approachable and helpful. On the second day of our stay the dishwasher broke down, and being it Christmas eve, Chris and Richard replaced it with a new one instead of waiting for an engineer until new year. Many thanks for solving the problem so quickly. From The Cottage there are footpaths in all directions and we managed a few of them to walk off the calories of our festive meals. There is a choice of forest walks, visiting the old Norman castle remains and St Bartholomew's church or just walking over the rolling hill sides of Shropshire. Richards Castle is near the lovely market town of Ludlow, where we managed to get our duck from one of the many butchers in town. Local produce and Ludlow beer is a must to try! We found a lovely little record shop (Mod Lang) hidden in an alley way in which our 17 year-old spend quite a bit of time (and money). On boxing day we went back to town to see the processions of horses, which would start the hunt of the day (now it is a tradition rather than a hunt). Lots of people met in the castle ground and there was a very festive mood in the air. All in all a very relaxing and happy holiday for us 4. Many thanks and we hopefully will be back to the area one day.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful thatched cottage is set in countryside just 2.5 miles south of the historic town of Ludlow, on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border.

It is next to the owner’s part-thatched house and both are set in gardens and orchards of over 1.5 acres.

Its elevated position affords views over adjoining countryside and it is perfectly situated for walkers with direct access onto lanes and footpaths linking into the extensive Mortimer Forest nearby.

The cottage itself is light and spacious with high ceilings, exposed beams and a woodburning stove.

French doors open onto a small terrace overlooking the cottage garden with its abundant bird-life.

The open-plan living area comprises a lovely sitting room with warmth and character, a kitchen area and dining table for four people.

A classic walk-in shower on the ground floor serves both bedrooms.

The main king-size bedroom is on the ground floor, also overlooking the garden.

It is stylishly co-ordinated with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and ample storage.

An interesting spiral staircase off the sitting room takes you up to the twin bedroom, a pretty mezzanine layout, with views to the parish church and countryside beyond.

This is a memorable holiday choice all-year-round.


Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x first floor mezzanine twin. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview and Netflix, WiFi, DVD player, selection of books, DVD's and games
  • Fuel, power and wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot with mattress and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Large rear garden with small terrace over looking cottage garden, lawn and summerhouse
  • Front terrace over looking cottage garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles and pubs 2.5 miles
  • Note: There is a steep staircase to twin bedroom
  • Note: No children under the age of 12
  • Please note: No smoking in the property or on the premises of the property
  • Note: Property suitable for babes in arms or children 12 years old or over
  • Note:USB plugs are located in the main bedroom and one in the lounge.

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About the location


Ludlow 2.5 miles; Leominster 7 miles.

The historic, scattered village of Richards Castle lies in the heart of the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, set amidst renowned scenic walking and cycling country. The village's outstanding landmarks are the remaining earthworks and foundations of the pre-Norman Conquest castle; only very few were built during this era. 2.5 miles away is Ludlow, one of the most beautiful towns in Britain. Its medieval street pattern remains almost intact, and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town's regular street markets, held in the shadow of the 13th century castle. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, and has several good restaurants, as well as tea-shops, pubs and inns. Within easy reach are Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Leominster and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and the scenic Cardingmill Valley in the Shropshire Hills. A superb destination for a relaxing break.

Region Information

Note: No children under the age of 12.

Note: No smoking in the property or on the premises of the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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