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Belle Vue

(Ref. 985795)

Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (14)
  • clean (10)
  • comfortable (8)
  • location (8)
  • ludlow (8)
  • bed (8)

25 Customer Reviews

  • "Parking was awkward."

    We had two cars and had to park one of them off site. The electric gates open across where you can park one car and they take an age to close before you can park up. House would benefit from some tlc - new linen, lounge curtains. The chair in the lounge window needs throwing away. About a 15 minute walk into Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Grahame3.4Oct 2023

  • "It's a lovely house in a great location with spectacular views across the valley."

    It was very clean and comfortable, a nice size kitchen and the beds were comfortable. The house in general is in need of a little TLC as there are a few things that need fixing and the garden needs to be maintained. But we had everything we needed for our stay. The parking was a bit tricky and I have a smallish car. But it wasn't too bad. We really enjoyed our stay though and would recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Virgiia3.8Aug 2023

  • "The standard of all the beds was poor, resulting in uncomfortable nights sleep."

    Several lamps were missing in both the bathroom and the en-suite, which made it particularly difficult for the men to shave as they were directly over the mirror. The lounge was very comfortable and inviting and the large kitchen diner was useful and well equipped. Found the heating difficult to control. A general check on the maintenance would benefit this property as a door to the closet on the landing was off it’s runner, and the wardrobe door in the main bedroom did not close. Other than these minor niggles the house was perfect for our stay, the main problem being the standard of the beds, as was mentioned throughout the visitors book.

    Reviewed by Linda2.8Oct 2022

  • "Very disappointed about cleaning issues which had to be raised with the owner and with Sykes."

    Dirty bedlinen from previous clients left in bathroom. Spare bedlinen was in locked cupboard, when location of key was provided over phone by owner, there was insufficient to make up just one of the beds, so had to make do with the only clean single bed which was uncomfortable and with poor quality, rough bedlinen. Could not use bathroom for entire stay as it was full of dirty linen. A real shame as the house itself was good. Owner's attitude to Good Housekeeping Deposit was not exactly helpful either. For this reason, I would not recommend this property. Very annoying that these faults had been mentioned on a number of previous reviews and yet the problems remain. Do not think Sykes' attitude to customers is as positive as it used to be.

    Reviewed by Lucy2.2Sep 2022

  • "Really nice property with lots of space, in a great location for the town and access to routes to other destinations."

    Our only complaint would be that whoever is being paid to clean the property is not doing a full job, we found lots of dust, cigarette butts in the front garden, the back garden area clearly had not been swept. Also the bins and recycling boxes were almost full to the brim when we arrived. All of that is shame as the house is really nice. It would appear from messages left in the guest book that others had the same cleaning issues as we did

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2022

  • "We found this to be a well equipped and spacious house with pleasant views over Ludlow from lounge area."

    We were able to walk into Ludlow from here. It did require walking uphill on the return journey but this wasn’t a problem for us. The bed we used was on the soft side but comfy for us. We enjoyed sitting outside at the table and chairs in the lower patio area of the garden but also on the decking on the higher level accessed by steps and a slope. There is parking for a small car to the side of the house and parking for a larger vehicle ( in our case VW Touran) directly in front of the lounge window. We don’t know if you could get two cars parked at the property at the same time as we only tried the family car.There is a bit of concentration and manoeuvring required to ensure your parked car does not cause issues for vehicles leaving the gated community as the security gates are very close to the property and actually somewhat restrict the manoeuvring. . The owner provides plenty of tourist information and information about appliances and emails in advance regarding key collection arrangements and his expectations of guests. The efficiency with communications prior to our holiday was not quite as good once we were there. We had an issue regarding the standard of the change over cleaning of the property which we made the owner aware of during the first day of our holiday and we eventually (on the Monday after we vacated the property ) received acknowledgement of this and an assurance that it would be looked into. There is a long time allocated to the changeover clean ( presumably in view of Enhanced Covid cleaning measures) which requires guests to arrive after 4 pm and leave by 9am so we were disappointed to find that on this occasion it had not been carried out as thoroughly as might be expected. Overall we found this to be a good property and we enjoyed staying at it.

    Reviewed by Gerry4.1Jun 2022

  • "We mastered the entry gates but the recycling programme was beyond us."

    The view from the house was magnificent and it was warm and welcoming when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely spacious property in a great location for walking into Ludlow and as a base for visiting other places by car."

    We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2021

  • "The car gates into the gated community are a pain - when they are open, they take ages to close and sometimes don't do so at all."

    When the gates are open it is very difficult to get into the parking space. When leaving, you have to let yourself out of the pedestrian gate, (code required), to put in the car gate code from the outside as the car sensor on the inside is not working. It is not possible to park 2 cars there - we have an ordinary sized car, not a 4 by 4 or a ute or any such thing and there is no way that you could get 2 in. Poor quality bed linen. This is a house for 5; there we 3 of us. There were towels for 3. I would expect towels for 5 as we paid for a house for 5.

    Reviewed by E T4.7Jul 2021

  • "Parking was a challenge and also the gates were temperamental ,"

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great location."

    The parking for 2 cars is accurate so don't be put off by some review comments stating "only 2 small cars". We parked an Audi A6 and Nissan X-Trail (both bigger than average) without any difficulty - you just have to park carefully!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Clean and tidy, had everything that we needed."

    Lovely outside space. Great base to explore the surrounding area. Amazing views from the front window. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage far exceeded our expectations, it is excellent."

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2020

  • "Spacious, clean, warm house."

    Very well appointed kitchen. Two bathrooms plus an extra toilet very handy for a group of friends. Beds fairly comfortable but pillows were awful - need replacing with something softer and fluffier- wouldn’t cost much.

    Reviewed by Chrissie4.7Jan 2020

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

    A minor point was that the kitchen was on the dark side. On the other hand the bedside lighting was excellent, I like reading in bed and this is one of the few holiday lets that provided good lighting. The views of the Parish Church, Castle and the hill were excellent. I have two significant concerns - first is that although it is correct to say that there are two parking places it would be difficult to park two cars in the spaces unless one was small. The second was the Good Housekeeping deposit. Having paid this I was asked by the owner to supply details of my bank account for refund - I do not think that this is a satisfactory procedure. Further although two weeks have now elapsed from the end of our holiday I have neither received repayment nor any reasons for this. I accept that we broke a cafetiere which we replaced with the only one we could find in Ludlow which was certainly of less quality than that in the house.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2019

  • "A super holiday cottage with the most amazing view."

    We had a super time here and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2019

  • "An excellent holiday cottage with good support from the owner."

    Ludlow is a "must visit" town but tourist information needs a sharp reminder. Must visit this lovely area again.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2019

  • "A well appointed house in a good position for sightseeing and visiting places of interest."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful property, perfectly located."

    Had everything we needed to have a most enjoyable stay. The owner was very friendly and easy to contact. Would highly recommend a stay here..

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2019

  • "Property bit dated."

    Most uncomfortable and thin pillows we've ever come across making sleeping difficult. Nice views of Tesco and Aldi (if that's what you want) and close to railway line. Very average and wouldn't book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.2May 2019

  • "A lovely house well equipped and very clean located in a good location Ludlow is a great place to visit and within 10 mins walk from Belle View Terrace."

    Lots to see and visit in area and some good places to eat out, would recommend The Angel tapas bar very good!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a really nice apartment."

    It is comfortable, spaceous, modern, well appointed and has a good view. Our host was very responsive and pleasant. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent location and very quiet."

    Beautifully appointed accommodation. Very clean and tidy and comfortable beds. Views with late evening sunsets and across to Ludlow Castle.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely house in a good location with good views from the lounge."

    Very clean and comfortable property. Lots of places to eat to suit all price brackets. Would highly recommend the house and the area.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2018

  • "A very comfortable clean house and very convenient for town."

    Ludlow was not a disappointment and neither were Sykes Cottages.We would definitely book with you again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting area with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Terraced sloping garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a key safe at the property and a code is required for the security gate
  • Note: From 1st November 2018 all new bookings this property will require a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Please note: This parking at this property is not suitable for large, commercial vehicles.

The property

With breath-taking views overlooking the picture-postcard market town of Ludlow and the hillside beyond, is this lovely end terrace cottage nestled behind a private gate among a small cluster of houses.

Nicely positioned in this elegant hot spot, Belle Vue offers a modernised interior comprising three well-presented bedrooms, boasting light and fresh colourways and finished off nicely with a contemporary family bathroom suite.

The kitchen plays host to oak wood floors hosting a sociable area to gather for dinner.

The large dining table complements the opulent range cooker and sleek worktops and units.

There is a utility just off of this with a washing machine should you require during your stay.

A well-earned rest can be rather rewarding in the plush sitting room showcasing comfy sofas, a TV with Netflix and a lovely gas fire should it get chilly in colder months.

Vistas from here can be seen through the front bay window of the wondrous Shropshire countryside featuring the town church and Ludlow Castle within the frame.

The rear garden has a lovely sunny elevated position over two tiers incorporating a delightful decking area with shrubs and flowers and a patio with seating for you to soak up an afternoon of sunshine.

A ten minute walk brings you into the town centre where you can discover an assortment of eateries, including Michelin starred pubs and restaurants not to mention some of the finest clothing boutiques.

Within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford you won't be stuck for attractions.

Visit some superb destinations in the local region with this relaxing retreat to return to at the end of each day.

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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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