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The Ferns

(Ref. 1092630)

Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a super few days at The Ferns."

    Would recommend. Great location for walking into Ludlow. Great enclosed garden for our dog too.

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2023

  • "Comfortable, well-appointed and within easy strolling distance of the centre of Ludlow."

    It's also spacious and light with everything you need thoughtfully provided for a hassle-free stay. Three comfy beds, a modern kitchen and a classy woodturner complete a 'cottage' that makes an ideal base for Ludlow and the surrounding countryside. We would happily stay again.

    We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Ferns. Thank you . Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2023

  • "The property is in need of some TLC - or in the case of The Ferns - it remains in the process of a major refurbishment."

    The shower is not great and we had to get the owner to call in a plumber as the bath was leaking down into the kitchen below and the back garden needs tidying up.

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2023

  • "We had a great stay in Ludlow."

    We have for many year looked for a nice cottage to rent here as we have family who live close by and this one ticked all of the boxes. Small improvements would be have access to a washing machine if staying with children, more than one tea towel and a little welcome milk in the fridge for a cuppa after a long drive. Otherwise it was spot on and we will definitely book again as we regularly visit Ludlow.

    Reviewed by RoxanneAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely family short break in Ludlow (although the weather was against us)."

    The property is actually even nicer than it appears on the photos. It was clean and comfortable and had character. The large secure walled garden was great for our dog and the kids to run around in. We had everything we needed and it’s only a short walk from town. The stairs really are very steep so would not be suitable for anyone with mobility problems or very young kids however we found it was quite easy to keep doors shut to block access. The off road parking space is small and only just fitted our estate car. Parking on the road is very tight. There is lots of good walking locally. Our dog had a great time running around at Mortimer Forest. To push it to 5 star it would be nice to have some local products as a welcome gift, given Ludlow is known as a foodie town, and for a longer family stay the ability to wash and dry clothes. It also seems a shame not to make more of the garden as it is such a lovely space but currently doesn’t really have any planting.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2023

  • "Great location and overall a nice place to stay but we felt the accommodation could do with an update especially considering the price charged."

    The kitchen is modern and well-stocked, the garden is enclosed and mainly grass so it was great for our two toddlers and dog to play in. However, wouldn’t say this is a great place for families with young children though because of the steep staircase. The addition of a stair gate would help make this more family friendly. We felt that upstairs could do with an update. There’s only one toilet in the house and the flush was a bit temperamental. I’ve given 3 stars for comfort as despite other reviews stating they’re comfortable, we found the beds were on the short side! I highly recommend The Mill on the Green for breakfast and a great spot for paddling in the river.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2023

  • "The property is in a great location just a 10 minute stroll into the centre of Ludlow."

    Lovely house with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Comfortable beds and big enclosed garden. The weather was glorious so we took advantage of the garden as did Barney our terrier. Would highly recommend as a base to explore Ludlow and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2023

  • "This is a lovely house which is only a short stroll from the centre of Ludlow."

    The house is immaculate and well equipped. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Garage
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for 1 car, garage for 1 car, and ample roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles, River Teme 1.1 miles
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep; please take care
  • Note: Bike storage available in the garage
  • Ludlow Races 11th October
  • Ludlow food festival, 8th, 9th & 10th September
  • Ludlow Magnalonga 13th August
  • Live music at Ludlow castle

The property

Nestled in the heart of Ludlow, a market town in Shropshire is The Ferns, a delightful, detached three-bedroom cottage.

Sympathetically restored, maintaining some of its original features, The Ferns is a homely base for a family break, well-positioned near a hub of amenities, attractions, and the Shropshire Hills AONB; five guests are welcome.

Park up on the private driveway or make use of the garage, before stepping indoors to the inviting hallway.

Be welcomed into the contemporary kitchen/diner, complete with state-of-the-art appliances and a breakfast bar to ease your self-catered stay.

Prepare meals before gathering in the dining room, oozing a traditional feel with a feature fireplace, seating for four, and antique furniture.

If you'd prefer an alfresco affair, the rear garden is both private and enclosed, making it the ideal spot to dine, unwind and socialise, before returning indoors to the sitting room, where you can relax in front of the woodburning stove, with the Smart TV for entertainment.

As the night unfolds, climb up the wooden staircase and reach three well-appointed bedrooms, including two doubles and a single; all are serviced by a spacious family bathroom.

Awaken to a refreshing shower ahead of a day of exploration, firstly touring Ludlow, its independent shops, convenience stores, and delicious eateries, a haven for foodies; The French Pantry, Bistro 7, and Parkway Tasca Bar are all popular choices.

Once you're refuelled, take a tour of Ludlow Castle and its medieval ruins, hike through Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, and enjoy riverside vistas alongside River Teme, before heading north, with the chance to trek through Rectory Wood, Carding Mill Valley, and the moorlands of the Long Mynd.

The bustling city of Hereford is worth a visit, where you can purchase some local produce at the Museum of Cider, discover the stunning exterior of Hereford Cathedral, or even attend a race day at Ludlow Racecourse.

Round off your travels in Shrewsbury, brimming with attractions, including the Shrewsbury Prison, Shrewsbury Castle, the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, and pretty gardens of The Dingle, before following the Shropshire Way walking trail for further countryside scenes.

Enjoy a memorable stay at The Ferns.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas