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138C Old Star & Garter Mews

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Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • well (8)
  • car (7)
  • comfortable (7)
  • ludlow (7)
  • location (7)
  • bed (7)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at No 38C."

    Despite the bitter cold the apartment was cosy and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for our weeks stay, the bed extremely comfortable and shower over the bath was fine. We appreciated the secure car parking at the back of the premises, given parking is not particularly easy in the town. There was a small problem in the apartment that arose whilst we were there and Kevin the caretaker was most helpful is sorting it out and keeping us informed. Would stay again and recommend the property as a great place to stay. Thank you

    Hi Sarah, we are very pleased you had a enjoyable stay in Ludlow and our flat, sorry about the washing machine issue Kevin kept us updated and it too. weare pleased you had everything you needed and yes we agree parking is a real benefit. have a lovely Christmas Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable weekend."

    The flat is clean and perfectly adequate for two people. The location in the town centre with a parking space couldn’t be much better. We would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your kind words, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in Ludlow and our Flat. Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas too. regards, Angie & Jon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Nov 2023

  • "An excellent well-located property."

    Everything you need is to hand in and out of the flat. Comfortable bed and sofa. Well-equipped kitchen.

    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are really please you enjoyed your stay in Ludlow and our flat also very pleased to hear the Sofa was comfortable! With Regards, Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "COMFORT: The bed was comfortable."

    Settee broken down and impossible to sit on properly. 'Dining' table drawer meant it was impossible to sit with legs under. Nowhere to hang washing if you use washing machine. Traffic noise intrusive to sleep and television watching (even with windows closed and blinds down). Lots of cushions supplied. CLEANLINESS: Kitchen area, tops, fridge, hob and oven clean. Crockery and saucepans dirty with ingrained food and (removable) stains on mugs. Dust++ behind bedside cabinet on skirting (easily cleanable). SAFETY: Rug (lounge) trip hazard due to being ruckled. Step just inside bathroom - no warning and not in description. Gateleg 'dining' table very rickety (partly due to additions to legs to accommodate differences in floor height and also moved if anyone walking by it (due to floorboards). The slopes of the floor (not mentioned in description) are a hazard in kitchen dining area, especially if carrying hot liquids. I have balance problems and found the floor difficult. Lacks adequate handrail to get in and out of bath. FACILITIES: Well equipped kitchen area with small worktop space. Small television has no aerial so no Freeview or Freesat, just app only (no subscriptions included). This small flat boasts lots of extras such as antique wooden cap-stretcher, plastic flowers in chamber pot, antique trouser and jacket hanger, and many plastic flowers arrangements (including in bathroom).

    Dear guest, we are very upset to hear you found our lovely flat so disappointing. As you can see from our previous feedback nearly everyone else finds it very nice and welcoming. A few points i must clear up; The SMART TV has Freeview and ITV hub, BBC , C4 etc on Fibre (not using Aerial or Satellite) you needed to press the "Freeview" button on the remote as per the written instructions. The location of our property is in the town centre on a main throughfare, so road nose is unavoidable (the location is made clear) most people again find the location and free parking a benefit, not disappointing. I asked the current tenant if our Sofa was, and I Quote you, "Settee broken down" they confirmed they had been sitting on it all week and found it very comfortable and not at all "broken down", so someone is wrong here. The table is big enough for two people we have eaten at it ourselves. NB; There is a clothes rack in the bedroom wardrobe if you had needed to dry clothes after using the washing machine. I suspect you could have easily found it if you had looked half as hard as it seems you looked for dust behind the bedroom side cabinets. Yes, the floors are wonky the house was built 300+ years ago, again most people find this a quirk but again we had no prior knowledge of your balance issues. if you had asked, we would have made this clear at booking. We find a total score of 44% very un-fare; however, we wish you well in your future holiday let bookings. With regards, The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher2.2Sep 2023

  • "We stayed at this property for almost 3 weeks in July/Aug 2023 and loved the thoughtful conveniences within the apartment, the communication with the owner and local manager, and its location in a picturesque small town with beautiful hills (as well as walking distance to groceries, Ludlow Castle, historic marketplace, foodie places, and bus/train stations)."

    Yes, it is an old building with some uneven spots on the floor under the carpet, but that's to be expected with these wonderful historic places. The owner re-modeled the apartment beautifully, and we couldn't have been happier in our choice of lodgings! We would definitely stay there again if we make it back there from the U.S.!

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Flat and your time Ludlow and the UK, we would welcome you back anytime. With our best regards, Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Second time my wife and I have stopped here."

    It has almost everything you could want including a car parking space. The apartment is clean, bed really comfortable and we didn't have any noise from the road outside. Its a 5 minute walk to the town centre, similar time to the tap room at the brewery, a couple of minutes to the supermarkets - very conveniently situated. For a quirky experience try the Dog Hangs Well pub down and opposite - look out for the old street light - lit when its open - no mobiles and cash only.

    Hi Robin, We are so pleased to hear you both found a "home away from home" and we are very pleased you liked it so much you came back :) We are very flattered by your kind comments. We love our Ludlow home away from home too. The Parlor Pub over the road you mention is quite unique and certainly worth a visit, With our kind regards Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely characterful apartment in an ideal location near the centre of Ludlow."

    Great to not need our car at all as is within walking distance of everything needed, and train to other local to towns.

    Thank you for your kind words, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Apartment. Ludlow is very easy to explore on foot from it you are correct, With our best regards, Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the flat."

    Centrally located in Ludlow, we never needed the car over our 4 day stay! There was a problem with the boiler and we had no hot water, but it was dealt with on the day we reported it to the management company. The flat was perfect for two. It had everything we needed for a lovely break away.

    Hi Jane, thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Flat & that your enjoyed Ludlow, it's a very special place we think. The hot water was a frustration for us too as we had the cylinder inspected in December and it was given a clean bill of health! Typical I suppose but Kevin is a great property manager and super organiser for us, we are pleased he sorted it quickly. We hope it did not disrupt you too much and again thanks for the lovely feedback. Best Regards, Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2023

  • "Great location and lovely quirky apartment suitable for two."

    Caretaker service by Kevin excellent. Two minor issues. a) The directions to the property need to be more explicit in how you actually get to the property. The passage leading to the property/car parking is very narrow and though we found where the building was on Corve St we couldn't see how we could reach it! It would help if it said "Access is via the narrow passage between numbers 137 and 138." b) The TV has a very small screen which could be an issue for many people nowadays as well as for those with less than perfect vision. However, what needs addressing is that only TV apps via Freeview player are usable which means that only BBC channels are available to watch live.

    Hi Robert, thank you for your feedback, we will add the words "Access is via the narrow passage between numbers 137 and 138." to our listing. The TV I am sorry about this the TV is only 6 months Old and I was told via email ITV were updating their Freeview software and our TV would no longer be supported! So, we have to buy a new TV now, it seems such a waste of equipment that's nearly new and is now apparently "obsolete " Other than that, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our regards, Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Nov 2022

  • "What a wonderful place to stay; Close enough to the centre of LUDLOW, far ..."

    What a wonderful place to stay; Close enough to the centre of LUDLOW, far enough to be in a quiet location; Everything you would want; 10/10

    Thankyou Barry for your kind words, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ludlow. we agree, Ludlow is a lovely town and our Flat is in a fabulous location. Our regards, Jon & Angie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Clean and well equipped property."

    Comfortable bed and ample storage space in a very good location - only a short walk into the historic town of Ludlow. It was easy to check into the property, following the instructions given and it was a massive advantage to have a car parking space at the rear. The building was historic and quirky - with slightly uneven floors but this added to its charm. We enjoyed our stay.

    Hi Sheila, thank you for your kind words and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ludlow and our Flat. We agree the location is perfect and we also love the quirks of the old place :) With our regards Jon & Angie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable,convenient well equipped."

    Everything worked very smoothly

    Thanks Paula for your kind words and we are pleased all was ok for you in Ludlow with Our regards, Jon & Angie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was as described so no disappointments and we found the stairs to the 3rd floor were easy to manage."

    The apartment was quirky, with bent beams and sloping floors which added to the character. Even on the hottest day of the year it maintained a comfortable temperature if you had the blinds down. The bed and pillows were comfy and the bedroom quite spacious with a good wardrobe. It had most things you require including hairdryer and iron, we did however find the TV difficult to operate. The parking was an advantage (£1.80/ hour outside the property) and once you got through the narrow entrance (opposite the orange / pink house) it was fine, I got through with a BMW330 with some space to spare. The caretaker left us a fan due to the hot weather - so we were well looked after. This was our second visit to Ludlow which is a lovely place especially for foodies (try The Church, Golden Moments, The Blue Boar, Mortimer's and Bistro 7), but would advise to book in advance. There's also Ludlow Brewery only 5 minutes walk away with a tap house, also a Tesco and Aldi within 5 minutes. Traffic noise was minimal - mainly on recycling day.

    Hi Robin, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our flat and in Ludlow. We agree, It is a very peaceful flat even though it's in the centre of all the action. Parking as you mention is expensive and difficult in Ludlow at times, so we are very lucky to have space for guests to park free of charge. We are pleased the UK heatwave did not affect you too much and the fan was no problem to leave, my mother popped it over for you as we worried the temperatures were going to be extreme. Righty said, there are some great places to eat and drink in Ludlow we love the wheatsheaf Inn ( lower Broad street ) and Ludlow brewery too. Thank you for the lovely feedback. our regards, Jon & angie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great location and Ludlow is a compact historic town with all facilities (town and flat)."

    I recognised the narrow entrance but could not find much on what sort of car could be driven in. Once in loads of space so that is a real bonus in Ludlow. My daughter found it (narrow entrance warning) on another part of website, but that was after I had booked. I can confirm a med-large SUV can get in but it was tight and the locals would stop and watch as I went in and out! The slopping floor is either a quirky reature or a real pain depending on your point of view. If it was actually built (into the loft space) like this I would be surprised and (as an ex building inspector) do not think it would get approved now. I missed the strip the bed instruction which was buried in the mid-stay email until it was too late (out by 09.30?) - this should be in the instructions on booking. I know the prices have all gone up as we look for staycations but not cheap - would probably look for another flat/cottage next visit.

    Hi Robert, Thank you for your feedback. Firstly the Bed stripping is a Sykes site wide COVID policy, obviously under normal circumstance this would not be required. However we have changed the departure time to 10am after your feedback. Parking is a premium in Ludlow , we are very fortunate to have such a large parking area available for all the properties at 138 Corve Street, we have given detailed information on how to best enter the narrow driveway and where to park in the email issued at booking but I am sorry this caused you some difficulties. Access is tight but I have seen our plumbers Transit van enter and exit so this gives a good measure! The Third floor i.e. 138C is not actually built into the Loft Space as you say, its a floor in its own right and was built like this in about 1780. ( there is a loft space above ) As for pricing I believe we are competitive for Ludlow "Old Town" with free parking included. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Ludlow we certainly love the Town. Kind regards, Jon & Angie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Jun 2022

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  • Second-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is no lift
  • Note: There is a communal entrance
  • Note: There are two flights of steps to get to the property

The property

Set within the heart of Ludlow, a historic town in Shropshire, is this second-floor apartment, 138C Old Star & Garter Mews.

With a wide range of local amenities on its doorstep, and within easy reach of Shropshire Hills AONB.s, this child-friendly apartment is fitting for a couple's break, accommodating two guests and babes in arms.

Pulling up to 138C Old Star & Garter Mews, you'll find off-road parking, guiding you towards the communal entrance and up to the second-floor private doorway.

Entering into the open-plan living space, full of quirks and antiques, find an array of contemporary amenities in the kitchen, relax in front of the electric fire, setting you up for a serene stay.

Whether you're staying in or looking to venture out to the centre of the town, freshen up in the bathroom, generously-sized and equipped with both a bath and shower.

Heading through to the king-size bedroom, maintaining a traditional interior, rest and rejuvenate ahead of an itinerary full of Ludlow based experiences.

Just a short walk away, you'll come across a wide range of eateries, restaurants, pubs, and the local weekly market, displaying local produce, exhibits and crafts; the perfect place for a foodie or an avid bargain hunter since the twelfth century.

You'll also find Ludlow Castle, the farming trails of The Vinnals and Stokesay Court, a historic house with manicured grounds, all within proximity to the apartment.

Sure to provoke some memorable moments, head to Hereford Cider Museum Trust and learn about the heritage of worldwide cider production, aboard Sabrina Boat across the River Severn, or take an immersive tour around Shrewsbury Prison, even offering a 'night behind bars' experience.

Exploration is indefinite in Shropshire, with the chance to follow Haugh Wood Butterfly Trail, to stroll around the beautified grounds of The Quarry Park, or to discover a fascinating display at Battlefield Falconry Centre.

Nestled within a friendly community and a sought-after area for days out, choose 138C Old Star & Garter Mews as your abode.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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