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Woodpecker Cottage

(Ref. 983772)

Ludlow, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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89 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely barn conversion tucked away in the woods at the end of a tiny lane."

    Everything was as it said in the description. Very nice 'welcome pack' to see us through our first tea time. We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "Second time we have been back to this lovely cottage and we weren’t disappointed."

    Highlight seeing 12 deer travelling through in the garden one evening. Wonderful location, fantastic walking and privacy yet all the local amenities on your doorstep. Yummy cake biscuits and wine were a wonderful treat! Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful area, extremely well appointed and peaceful."

    Friendly welcome from Mary and very generous welcome pack. Great walks directly from the doorstep and interesting places to visit nearby. We definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "The building was comfortable and clean."

    Milk, bread, cakes and biscuits had been left; all very nice. However, I wonder if the owners ever look at a property with 'fresh eyes'. On arriving seeing planters with dead plants and faded plastic sun loungers is not welcoming. And from inside the property all windows face nothing but a large expanse of grey gravel and unadorned fencing. It was the most depressing view we've ever experienced. We left after 3 nights of our 7 night booking. A shame as the surrounding countryside was stunning and we would return to the area but to a property with a view.

    Thank you for your partially very negative response, on arrival you told us you were here to avoid Christmas, we offered to remove the 2 Christmas trees that we had set up to provide Christmas cheer! You said you would just turn them off. You came to our house to ask for a box of matches because the cooker rings would not light, on your departure we found you had turned off all the fused switches, for the cooker, the water purifier, the internet. This was very irresponsible and reckless behaviour. It was the reason the cooker would not light and could have contaminated the water supply. Thankfully everything worked once the switches were turned back on!! The property is set in a wooded valley, with a stream running through the garden, it was a stable providing accommodation for the horses that served the Edwardian House it was built in 1903, we didn't have a say in its location, the Edwardians did not have the foresight to build it in a better position for its future use as a holiday cottage! The bright green planter tubs were empty at this time of year due to the fact that the deer which frequent the garden straight out of the surrounding thousands of acres of woodland eat anything that's tasty especially in winter. If you read our visitors book you will have learned of the great pleasure the wildlife has given our guests over the years, the gravel doubles as a boules court for an enjoyable interlude from the other delights of North Herefordshire and Ludlow. When you left you did not lock up the property, the door was unlocked and the key was in the key safe! We thank you for your feedback and hope you understand my reasoned reply. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Dec 2023

  • "Attention to detail required over information given on sykes confirmation ..."

    Attention to detail required over information given on sykes confirmation letter as one of the contact numbers was incorrect over all a fantastic cottage and mary the owner was very kind and helpful can certainly recomend this cosy comfortable hideout in a very unspoilt area

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Nov 2023

  • "A lovely, peaceful Cottage set in a beautiful location."

    Bird feeder active with nuthatches, willow, great, coal and blue tits; deer seen occasionally; loads of paths from the cottage. Comfortable, fairly well equipped for two. Generous welcome pack. Only things which we would have appreciated are a DVD player and an electric fire in lounge area. Would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Woodpecker Cottage was just what we had hoped for."

    A lovely rural location with National Trust properties and towns not far away. We thoroughly relaxed in a clean and cosy home from home.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in an idyllic location off the beaten track."

    Deer on the drive to the cottage, and a friendly squirrel occasionally seen at breakfast time. Thoughtful gift of milk, cake chocolate biscuits and a bottle of wine on arrival :-) If you like peace and quiet , this is the cottage for you.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is at the end of a private lane across from the owners house."

    It is in a private, undisturbed location. Very quiet and peaceful. Surrounded by trees and situated on a trail, so you can walk from the doorstep across the fields. We saw deer every day in the drive and heard the owl each evening. The cottage is clean and well equipped although there are no instructions for appliances etc. We had a problem during our two week stay. The owners addressed the matter with the assistance of Sykes. We were compensated fairly. You will enjoy your week and no doubt arrive home refreshed.

    Reviewed by Guy4.4Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting"

    Reviewed by Janette4.4Sep 2023

  • "We could not find any information about how to use the cooker."

    Also whilst there the water softener made a terrific noise. We had to call the owners to come and explain what the noise was. It would be helpful if there had been some information left at the cottage about this. The direction on how to find the cottage is incorrect as the pub has now been renamed the Maidenhead. The facilities at the cottage were excellent and very clean.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property lovely surroundings and peaceful good to be all on one level,the property was very comfortable and had every thing you needed,would recommend to our friends."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a great cottage."

    The owners thoughtfully provided some lovely things to greet us. Very clean. Cottage is in a private, tranquil setting with access to walks straight from the driveway. Wish we’d had longer to stay but would return for sure.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was excellent in every way, in a beautiful, peaceful and secluded location."

    We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Woodpecker cottage is in a beautiful location if you want to be secluded."

    It's at the end of a single track road. The views are spectacular and there are walks in the area from the cottage. We saw lots of wildlife including, red kite, fox, rabbits and even some dear visited us at the cottage. The cottage itself is very nice. Bed was very comfortable, shower was excellent. There was a gas hob and oven, I'm not used to gas ovens and they take a bit longer to heat up compared to an electric fan oven. There could have been a few more cups and glasses, but we managed OK. There is a problem with the dishwasher as it doesn't clean the dishes, despite trying different programmes and making sure salt and rinse aid was full. Washing machine was good and there's a line outside. The weather was great so we could use the line. Would be good to have a clothes drier inside in case the weather wasn't good. When we arrived there was cake, biscuits, milk and wine for us which was lovely. Plenty of towels and cleaning stuff. Unfortunately the sofa in the living room is really uncomfortable to sit on. It would be good to have a more comfy one. TV has Netflix and iplayer. Ludlow is 10/15 mins drive away and really nice. We ate at The Angel fish restaurant which was fantastic. We don't recommend the Maidenhead (pub walking distance from cottage) it was awful. We could not get a booking at The Boot. We spent the whole week hiking and walking in the area, there was nobody else around despite it being May half term. It was great! Overall would recommend Woodpecker cottage, just sort the dishwasher and the sofa

    Reviewed by Beverley3.8May 2023

  • "Amazing location."

    Birdlife and deer can be seen in the garden and from the windows. Recommended to anybody wanting to just chill or visit the surrounding area. We will be back. Everything you need plus more with the lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Had another great stay at Woodpecker Cottage."

    Very comfortable, clean and everything you need. Secluded location, great to watch the birds and squirrels and sometimes the deer. Within walking distance of two lovely pubs for meals out, 30 minute walk. Will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Apr 2023

  • "A perfect retreat."

    Absolutely beautiful and just as advertised, and more. Excellent quality appliances and beautiful quality bedding and towels. Most comfortable bed ever. Welcome pack was very thoughtful and delicious. An idea properly to escape from the world and enjoy peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is one outstanding cottage and we love it here, love sitting outside in the morning with a steaming mug of tea and just watching the birds at the feeders!"

    !, lovely cottage all you need to make a lovely break, highly recommended, we love it here, we will return this was our 2nd stay here.....

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderfully peaceful setting ,just what we hoped for from the website pictures."

    The extremely high standard of the interior finish was even more than anticipated - loved the colour scheme. The local wildlife provided much entertainment! We recognise just how much hard work & thought went into the building & design - very much appreciated & thank you for the welcome goodies - another unexpected touch. Very highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Feb 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage!"

    Brilliant location to get away from it but still in easy reach of all necessary facilities. Wonderfully private and a really nice touch to have bird feeders to watch the comings and goings. Saw deer in the garden which was a treat. Beautifully furnished and so nice and warm. We certainly hope to pay another visit. The bread, wine and cake was a lovely touch. Thank you for being a brilliant host.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Our second time there and it won’t be the last."

    Clean, well-equipped cottage in a quiet location.

    Reviewed by Eifion5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very good for a hideaway break"

    Reviewed by Ralph4.1Nov 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    Weather could have been better but cottage made up for that in all respects.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Superb cottage, due to family tragedy judt needed to get away and boy did we choose the ideal location, just bird song and rustling leaves, so relaxing, also so clean and 1st class amenities and so cosy and comfortable, excellent and we are back in a couple of weeks, mid February."


    Reviewed by Moira5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will probably rebook at some point."

    Cottage is lovely, comfortable & very clean. Only suggestion is to check kitchen utensils & pans, as some may need replacing or updating soon, otherwise a perfect hideaway

    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Oct 2022

  • "This is the best cottage we have come across."

    It is on it's own at the end of a farm track surrounded by trees and is very quiet. It is extremely clean and the fixtures and fittings are up to scratch and has everything you could ask for. Ideal for a very relaxing break. We would certainly recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "A proper little gem!"

    Comfy, cosy and clean. The most peaceful rental we've ever stayed in. So much hard work and love put into creating this space. Pots of tea grew cold as we watched the birds on the feeders! We were lucky enough to see 4 visiting deer one evening. It was such a pleasure to come back "home" after a day out! Local pubs were both very good, lots of pretty towns and villages nearby. Pack your binoculars, and if you're not a National Trust member already, it's well worth buying a membership, you'd pretty much get the fee back by the end of a week, and there are gorgeous properties very close to the cottage. Thanks for our very relaxing holiday and the thoughtful goodies you left for our arrival. We're definitely coming back as soon as we can and would recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage was everything we wanted, peaceful , warm ,cosy , we saw John once and Mary twice , but they where there if we needed them, we mentioned that we like star gazing and Mary promptly returned with cushions for the outside recliners, and when we we not doing that we watched TV great to have the options off Netflix and Prime, thank you Mary and Jhn for a great time we will return one day , if the property is still available ."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a great time at Woodpecker Cottage."

    The cottage was in a lovely setting and we had everything we needed. We saw the deer a few times. Thank you for the treats, we'll definitely return.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the location, secluded and quiet, the deers were fun to see, and the cottage had all the amenities you needed and is decorated to a high standard."

    Mary the owner was very pleasant and helpful. The goodies were lovely, especially the cake and biscuits. One very small critique would be of the outdoor seating and table, maybe time to renew or look at them.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you Mary & John for a wonderful stay in your in your delightful cottage."

    Everything you could wish for. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. One of the very best we have stayed in and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything one would expect of a 1st class holiday rental."

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely , stylish and comfortable cottage in a tranquil setting ."

    We lived our brief stay and wsh we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jun 2022

  • "John and Mary were very accommodating and helpful."

    The cottage is lovely, clean and well laid out. We had everything we needed too. It was very quiet, we would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation, ideally located for a very peaceful stay."

    Would recommend this cottage, ideally suited for two people.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Woodpecker cottage."

    Very well appointed, comfortable, warm and pleasant environment. We appreciated the quiet location and listening to the bird song every morning. Very well placed for some good walks.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Woodpecker Cottage is very comfortable with every facility, one of the best we have ever stayed in."

    A very generous welcome pack was delivered to us the first evening. We would love to revisit and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Woodpecker Cottage."

    The cottage is just as lovely as the photos show and very comfortable. It’s in beautiful surroundings with plenty of walks and footpaths straight from the doorstep. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and recommended their friendly community pub The Boot, which does amazing food and embraced us like locals ! We would definitely go back to Woodpecker Cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Everything we needed for a fabulous week was supplied and many extra gifts for us including milk, wine, cake, biscuits and fresh bread left. Thank you so very much. We will certainly be booking Woodpecker Cottage again. We travel a lot and this was definitely one of our top rated holidays in every way, spotless, good sleep and good walks. Had a lovely meal at the local restaurant The Wheatsheaf. Visited Ludlow, Bewdley, Kidderminster and Warwickshire.Thank you. Arthur & Paula Devon UK

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage."

    Loved it. Nice goodies left for us as well, very welcome. All in beautiful county side and friendly community pub .

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect. Clean, very comfortable, good facilities and in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great little cottage - just right for two with all the facilities and very good access to wide range of footpaths."

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owners made us feel really comfortable nothing was too much trouble."

    Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is exactly as shown in the photos."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped, it is set in a peaceful private location with just a few walkers and horses passing by the end of the drive. Excellent!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "The perfect place to relax."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable, set in beautiful, peaceful grounds. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage for two."

    Felt very private and cosy. Beautiful setting with two pubs within walking distance. We were greeted with a lovely welcome package of milk, bread, wine, cake and biscuits, which was a wonderful treat. We had a wonderful week here and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Jul 2021

  • "If you want a quiet location, with beautiful countryside, where the locals are all welcoming, this is the place for you."

    The accommodation is of a high standard, well equipped and very comfortable. Woodpecker cottage is an absolute gem.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Accommodation cosy and tastefully decorated, no expense spared."

    We also found some unexpected generous extras. We visited many historical attractions in this delightful and peaceful area.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2021

  • "The owners welcome pack was very much appreciated."

    They arrived later that evening to welcome us which was a lovely touch. It was in a great location for visiting Ludlow, Hereford and Hay on Wye. The scenery was spectacular particularly the orchards full of apple blossom.

    Reviewed by Dorien5.0May 2021

  • "Useful to get a map of the area for walks etc before you go as some of the sign posts etc are not that clear and it is a wonderful area to explore directly from the cottage."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2021

  • "A lovely secluded location but all home comforts."

    Exactly as the photos with some goodies on arrival and the table laid ready for our arrival. A very relaxing stay, well worth the wait after postponing for a year.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just had the most peaceful stay at woodpecker cottage."

    would recommend this cosy warm cottage to everybody. sadly we didn’t see any wild deer but we did hear the owl .there’s walks from right outside the door to witch are well worth going on

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.4Dec 2020

  • "Lovely holiday home in a lovely quiet location."

    A bonus was seeing wild deer roaming around in the evening.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable, warm and cosy home from home."

    The goodies left by the owners were much enjoyed and appreciated. Very quiet and peaceful location with good walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our second visit to Woodpecker Cottage more than lived up to our expectations."

    It’s clean, comfortable and a perfect place for a relaxing break away from it all. Set in a large secluded garden with immediate access to a variety of walks from the doorstep it is a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2020

  • "A fabulous accommodation in a pretty rural setting."

    The cottage was in pristine condition & very comfortable. The outdoor furniture could do with revamping but otherwise perfect. We wish there had been windows to the rear of the property for wildlife viewing but we were so lucky to see not only 6 deer outside our door, but a badger! Owners even provided a torch to help see these.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2020

  • "We are an elderly couple that had been locked down by Covid 19 till now."

    Our gamble in June to book a self-catering holiday in August came off and we could not have chosen a better location than Woodpecker Cottage. Its easy access in a sylvan environment and its entirely ground-floor lay-out were ideal for our restricted mobility. It suited us to eat some of our meals in pubs and garden centres in the area and some in the cottage. We were able to enjoy a number of all-ability walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2020

  • "A truly delightful, well equipped and very tastefully decorated cottage in a perfectly tranquil location."

    The owners are very helpful, but non-intrusive. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet...the only sounds you'll hear is wind in the trees, birds, sheep, cows and if you're lucky you'll get to see th deer visiting the back garden at dusk. Ideal location for cycling, running or walking.....or exploring the area. Orleton village is charming and has a delightful community owned pub, (The Boot Inn), with good food and a good array of beers and wines. Staying at Woodpecker Cottage was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, with every possible facility, in a beautiful quiet setting."

    Reviewed by Merrick5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a really good week at Woodpecker Cottage and I think the actual cottage looked bigger than the photos suggested."

    We got talking to Mary's brother and friend soon after arrival and they let me have a look at a vintage US Army Jeep they had renovated which was really nice of them. We made full use of the brick built BBQ and the location of the cottage was nice and peaceful - saw the occasional horse's going past the end of the drive and a few people on bikes using the path which is part of the Mortimer Trail which is literally 50 yards away. Really comfy bed and sitting area - large TV with Netflix and other channels. Overall we enjoyed everything about the cottage and would certainly like to go back and would recommend anyone to go. Well done John and Mary, and thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful place"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is a really nice cottage, well equipped and pleasant to stay in, this was our third time there and no doubt we’ll be back."

    It was a little difficult the first year as the post code isn’t quite correct and takes you to a place called Waterloo. It’s a lot easier to find if you go via the Bakers Arms at Orleton (originally the Maidenhead) however when you arrive it is well worth the effort. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2020

  • "I had a really enjoyable week at Woodpecker."

    It is very warm and comfortable, and is in a very nice setting. I would like to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    The owners had left bread, cake, tea, coffee and milk. This made us feel really welcome. The cottage has everything you could need. We would like to thank the owners for their welcome. The attention to detail in the cottage is excellent. We would recommend the cottage to anyone. Again I would like to thank the owners.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless clean and the bed comfortable."

    It had an excellent shower over the bath.The furnishings were of a high standard. I would recommend this cottage. It is close to many interesting places including Hereford Cathedral and ludlow which are worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a fantastic place we enjoyed the break so much ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent with comfortable and good quality fixtures and fittings."

    It was very clean and a delight to stay in.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Oct 2019

  • "We wanted a relaxing break and it didn't disappoint the cottage was a perfect ..."

    We wanted a relaxing break and it didn't disappoint the cottage was a perfect get away very clean and got everything we needed There was extras when we arrived which went down very nicely thanks you

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2019

  • "The accommodation was ideal in a part of the country that we love."

    The conversion from stables was very impressive and the furnishings and equipment were of a high standard. The owners were attentive without being intrusive. The dull wet weather did not enhance the dark [paint finish to the interior though.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2019

  • "Woodpecker cottage is set in a beautiful wood ,is tranquility its self and ..."

    Woodpecker cottage is set in a beautiful wood ,is tranquility its self and after getting some birdseed the show of birds outside our window was amazing The cottage is well set out and we spent many evenings by the fire pit watching the stars

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, new, well furnished, nice and tidy, fully equipped."

    I really felt at home! The countryside is very nice and you're far away from the crowd. The hosts are very kind and helpful, yet discrete.

    Reviewed by Stefania5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything was perfect for us,even the weather"

    Reviewed by Timmy5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had an excellent week’s holiday."

    The cottage was very clean and well appointed for a self catering holiday and we were made to feel welcome by the owner. The photographs don’t do Woodpecker Cottage full justice. It is extremely well laid out, comfortable and spacious for two people with good outside space. There’s also a footpath 50 yards from the door leading to extensive walks, so no need to use car to find a walking trail.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2019

  • "We did appreciate the goodies the owners left for us, and the fact that someone called round to check all was well."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2019

  • "We had a very peaceful and relaxing week at Woodpecker cottage."

    It was lovely and warm with a super comfy bed and power shower. What more could we want! A home from home! Mary and John were very friendly, on hand if we needed anything but respected our privacy. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, fresh bread, fruit cake, coffee biscuits, milk and a refreshing bottle of wine, thank you so much. Lots of beautiful walks over hills and through woods. Loved Hereford Cathederal, Croft Castle, for the 5 1/2 mile walk in the woods, saw a dear and woodpecker... Amazing! Love Shropshire too... Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2019

  • "A fabulous cottage in a lovely setting - a real hidden gem!"

    Very comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen. We stayed over the Easter weekend and the weather was great so made use of the BBQ. The welcome pack was a really nice touch - especially the Easter eggs - thank you! A lovely area to explore so we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Apr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Very comfy bed, kitchen very well equipped and very quiet and peaceful . Lots of places to visit around the area. We've already booked again for next year, looking forward to returning. The owners are on hand should you need anything, on arrival there was a very nice welcome pack which included milk bread cake biscuits and wine. A very nice touch and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Delightful,spacious, well appointed modern cottage."

    Goodies on arrival very welcome. Looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a lovely place to stay, warm and welcoming."

    This is the second time we have been and wouldn’t hesitate to go back again. First timers may find it a challenge to find as the sat nav doesn’t appear to work in this area and seems to want to take you Orleton Rise Holiday Park, written instructions from A49 helped enormously, once you have found Woodpecker Cottage you obviously ignor the sat nav, and it is well worth the effort. The cottage is in a lovely setting with a walk close by that takes you around the area and back to the cottage door.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Woodpecker Cottage was certainly a 'hidden gem'."

    Not only was it extremely well presented but had the bonus of the tranquil setting and the beauty of nature all around, including secluded woodland garden and stream! It was an ideal base from which to explore the nearby National Trust properties and English Heritage sites, Ludlow and surrounding villages and the wonderful Mortimer Trail. Whether you have a long weekend or a week, Woodpecker Cottage will ensure your break away is unique!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2019

  • "Yes it was a beautiful cottage all mod cons owners made us feel welcome leaving us a welcome package of goodies lovely country walks local pub very friendly overall had a great week thanks."

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "Would definitely recommend this cottage."

    A real home from home. Very well thought out, clean with lovely decor. Very cosy during our stay in January. Whilst the cottage is a mile away from the local pub, this is down a muddy track, which I think in winter if it snows or becomes very icy, this could be a problem in a car. A great base to explore some some local towns.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2018

  • "Firstly we were met by the owner as we’d got lost and it was very dark."

    He was really friendly and obliging. We stayed at Woodpecker Cottage Christmas week and had a fantastic time. The cottage itself was stunning and was beautifully decorated and clean (with the welcomes addition of a couple of Christmas trees!) We has everything we needed, plus a few treats left for us by the owners. The location is not too far out from Ludlow and just over a mile to a lovely little pub. Would definitely recommend and stay again! :)

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Dec 2018

  • "We loved the location so peaceful and private, it was a very comfortable cottage ..."

    We loved the location so peaceful and private, it was a very comfortable cottage and beautiful condition, plenty of places to visit and Ludlow is a fantastic place to visit and browse

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2018

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    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in every respect, the facilities and everything inside the cottage were five star."

    Beautiful sitting out in the remote Herefordshire countryside, at dusk, pure solitude other than watching owls, bats, foxes and squirrels just going about their business. John and Mary were available if needed, but we managed fine, lovely upon arrival to receive a large free homemade coffee and walnut cake, rustic bread, milk, a bottle of wine and other sundries, Mary even came over to the cottage to welcome us and gave us vegetables from her garden which was very kind and thoughtful. All in all i'd recommend this beautiful cottage to any couple wanting a totally relaxing holiday. The local town of Ludlow is only 15 minutes away and there are two nice pubs which serve lovely food about ten minutes away. Needless to say me and the good lady are two very pleased people, we'll definitely be back, well done. John and Jane.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "We were very lucky that the cottage was so comfortable as the car let us down But asking Mr Worthing for a garage his son has one and he arranged for him to fix it which he did the day after, My wife and I were realy pleased to have such excelent people who go the extra mile to help their guests."

    We will certainly recomend Woodpecker cottage to our aquaintances. Thank you MR & MRS WORTHING & SIMON.

    Reviewed by H5.0Sep 2018

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

    We would definitely go back again to Woodpecker Cottage and are planning a trip there next spring. The owners are lovely and friendly and provided detailed instructions on the location of the Cottage as the sat nav is a little imprecise. They provided a phone number, should you have any difficulty in locating the Cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2018

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  • Over one floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Gas oven and hob, dish washer, fridge, washing machine, WiFi, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with patio furniture and BBQ
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • No children except for babes-in-arms
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles.

The property

A beautiful detached cottage set in the heart of the countryside in the village of Orleton Common.

Previously an old stable barn, this property has been refurbished to an excellent quality of finish with luxury fixtures and appliances, yet still keeping some of its former traditional aspects.

Offering a homely welcome with fresh colourways and luxurious furnishings, you will feel uplifted in its presence.

Resting on a very private plot in a lovely wooded area, surrounded by informal gardens and lovely little stream you can truly be at one with nature in this romantic location.

The open-plan living area is tastefully decorated with dining for two and a large, spacious kitchen for you to prepare your meals with ease.

The sitting area has high ceilings, exposed stone walls, stylish cream leather sofas and an electric fire keeping you nice and snug.

At the end is a large king-size bedroom with a characterful, feature chimney converted into hanging space.

The cottage is finished off beautifully with oak wood flooring throughout.

The garden has a bridleway leading to the Mortimer Forest trail, a well-known walking area and a lovely scenic route to take.

Orleton Common is a delightful little village, surrounded by bountiful countryside near the market town of Ludlow.

The town provides a fascinating range of architecture including Ludlow Castle which is open all year round and well worth a visit.

It is also within easy reach of popular attractions such as World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Cardingmill Valley.

An idyllic rural retreat; perfect for a romantic couple looking for a new adventure to embark on together.

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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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