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Moorhen Cottage

Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 1051476)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "A really fabulous although fairly small holiday 'cottage'."

    Very generous welcome pack , seating comfortable ,but would have prefered 3 seater settee. Outside space is ideal fully 'paved',lovely view over the river. Would rebook it's that good.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Moorhen Cottage."

    On arrival to the cottage the owners had kindly provided us with some very welcome essentials and a few treats too, especially the home made cream sponge. The cottage was spotlessly clean, fully equipped and very comfortable. It was so lovely to sit out in the in the private courtyard, enjoying the sunshine and listening to the bird song. The owners were very communicative before our stay and we were given lots of recommendations of where to eat and places to visit. I would definitely recommend staying in this cottage.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2022

  • "Moorhen Cottage is a delightful haven: I intend to stay there again whenever I can."

    It's comfortable, well-supplied (including thoughtful touches like cling-film and tinfoil) and very easy to settle into; and an interesting building in its own right. Don't be fooled by the main road: it's a quiet spot, unless you count the waters tumbling over the weir and trickling over rounded stones just over the back wall (which happens to be the perfect height for leaning on and taking in the sun, while admiring the frankly idyllic view). It's also very convenient for a short walk into town, or over Ludford Bridge to Whitcliffe Common. Peter and Gillie are efficient and very keen to ensure a comfortable stay: not only did they pick me up from the railway station, they were entirely unflappable when I missed two trains on the way and arrived two hours late, and Gillie's excellent Victoria Sponge was a very welcome comfort. My only caveat is that, in keeping with an old building, the stairs are steep, narrow and twisty.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "This was my second visit to Moorhen Cottage in the last six months."

    Once again Gillie and Peter's attention to detail and warm welcome was second to none. We were blessed with some gorgeous spring sunshine which made the terrace, over looking the river Teme, an ideal place to relax and enjoy Gillie's delicious homemade victoria sponge. Thank you so much!

    You are very welcome Adam x Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2022

  • "A great place to stay with lovely views of the river and wildlife, yet 5 mins walk into the town."

    Much appreciated the online parking permit and all the super extras. The lemon drizzle cake was excellent. The overall attention to detail is meticulous and the owners very engaging. It is amazingly quiet, given its roadside position and nothing was spared to ensure one’s comfort.

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2022

  • "This is a superb property with absolutely brilliant owners."

    The main chair in the lounge is different and really comfy and the garden is miles better than the photos suggest. This is a great cottage to stay in. Ludlow is lovely place. Beware if you have bad knees as there are few slopes about.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable Cottage ."

    ......with everything you would need .Thank you for the cake ect., it was lovely. We had a really good holiday thank you ....

    Reviewed by PhilipJan 2022

  • "Arriving straight from Heathrow, and having to quarantine until my test results came through, I appreciated the box of goodies waiting for us."

    We sadly didn't get as far as the cake, though, as we were eating far too many mince pies, and too much Christmas pudding that week. (But still had to go out shopping, as there were no toilet rolls to be found anywhere.) Very cozy with the wood burning fire, convenient location for Ludlow.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback and we are thrilled you had a great stay and enjoyed the goodies. Apologies regarding the toilet roll situation, this was a complete oversight by us and we can assure guests this will not happen again. We aim for the highest standards for each guest stay and we are truly sorry that on this occasion something was lacking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2021

  • "The best property that we have stayed in."

    The owners provide a great service with provisions and also contact details for any problems. Can not wait to return.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "Super accomodating friendly and helpful owners."

    Lovely little extras match a beautiful cottage in a fab location with wonderful views. Would happily recommend and hope to return. Many thanks to Gillie and Peter xx

    Reviewed by KathyNov 2021

  • "Really couldn't have asked for anything better."

    Great communication from the owners, who kindly left a great welcome pack, including a lovely cake! The cottage was in lovely condition and had everything needed for a week's stay. Was great to look at the river from the back garden and was only 10 minutes walk into the centre of Ludlow. Ludlow itself is a lovely town, full of independent shops, pubs and eateries.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "Moorhen provided everything we needed for our holiday."

    We were provided with a lovely welcome pack even including a home made cake.The cottage is in easy walking distance of Ludlows many facilities. The owners are on hand to deal with any issues and we will book again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Moorhen Cottage was exceptionally clean, thoughtfully curated with everything you could need."

    Located within a pleasant 10 minute stroll of the centre and 20 from the station. The owners were particularly helpful with recommendations of where to visit and even left the most amazing homemade sponge cake! I particularly enjoyed the Wood burning stove and patio with views over the river Teme. I would highly recommend Moorhen Cottage and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by AdamOct 2021

  • "We really appreciated the care that the owners took to make us feel that our custom was really valued and that our enjoyment of the stay was their priority."


    Reviewed by EricOct 2021

  • "Gorgeous, comfortable cottage."

    Welcome pack was quite a treat, and very much appreciated. Easy access to town. Would definitely recommend to friends, and family.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, the hosts very friendly, perfect location, the welcome pack a lovely touch."

    Just an amazing stay :)

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "The view of the river from the back courtyard was wonderful and we spent most of our time there looking for the kingfisher."

    Very well equipped and comfortable although anyone with mobility problems might find the stairs a little difficult. Great location for all of Ludlow’s delights. The best Welcome Pack we have had and it was very kind of the owners to pick us up and drop us off at the station - many thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "We were very comfortable and thought Ludlow was beautiful."

    We were so delighted to see a kingfisher nearly every day from the patio, as we looked onto the river. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "A beautiful authentic cottage in a convenient, but quiet, location."

    Easy access to the town, railway station and facilities. We loved sitting in the room attached to the kitchen with lovely views across the river, and excellent natural lighting. We greatly appreciated being collected and returned to the station, excellent communication with the owners and a very realistic price. Very impressed overall, many thanks. Ludlow is a lovely town and we can thoroughly recommend the forest walk on the opposite bank of the river - you get magnificent views of the castle and town.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location - riverside courtyard garden was a lovely area to relax in."

    Bedroom and bathroom really well appointed and very comfortable. We felt that that the sofa in the lounge was not very comfortable. The kitchen area was sufficient bearing in mind the size of the property, however, there was a shortage of some items including a small sharp kitchen knife and wooden spatula and spoon for the non-stick pans. Overall we had a lovely week in the cottage which is perfectly placed for exploring Ludlow and the surrounding area. The owners could not have been more helpful.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your week at our cottage. Thank you for taking the time to give valuable feedback as we try to act upon any issues raised as promptly as we can therefore wooden cooking utensils have been sourced and a small sharp knife added to the cutlery drawer. Re the sofa; as this is a Victorian workers cottage there is always a compromise between size vs available space and what will actually fit through the doors hence the choice of a 2 seater sofa of the required dimensions we do however regret our sofa did not met your expectations. For future guests to reference this Marks and Spencer made to order 2 seater sofa is from the Olivia range as was purchased in April this year as was the Chesterfield winged back armchair. A tapestry cube footstool is also located in the living room. Kind Regards Peter & Gillie Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "Great cottage in great location - owners hugely helpful."

    Reviewed by RobJul 2021

  • "Moorhen Cottage was a delight, beautifully furnished and well equipped."

    It's in a great location overlooking the river Teme, and just a short walk from all the amenities Ludlow has to offer. The owners were lovely and very welcoming, providing plenty of information both before our stay, and in the cottage for during the holiday. They also left a tasty and useful "welcome box" and selection of goodies in the fridge.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great position overlooking the river Teme."

    Short uphill walk into the town centre.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and setting."

    Felt very homely. Very friendly owners excellent response to any queries and generous welcome pack. Very comfortable seating and bedrooms. Parking is not outside the cottage but the owners had sourced a on-street parking permit for us. Could be a problem for those with limited mobility?. There is not a washing machine at the cottage which I hadn’t realised. For walkers in wet weather could be an issue. We had glorious weather, and enjoyed sitting on the terrace overlooking the beautiful river scenery and wild life. Al fresco dining would be enhanced further by a garden table and chairs. A very enjoyable week revisiting this delightful market town which is a foodies heaven with its independent shops and almost daily market. The glorious scenery for walkers is another added bonus. Thank you for your help and advice Gillie and Peter.

    Reviewed by HildaJun 2021

  • "Moorhen Cottage was top notch."

    Everything about it, from the friendly hosts, the information for the booking, to the welcome pack, to the location, were brilliant. Ludlow is a lovely town, too. A highly recommended cottage. We both really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2021

  • "Moorhen cottage is a lovely little cottage over looking the river Teme ."

    We spent many hours relaxing on the terrace watching the ducks birds and wildlife on the river. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the owners had left a box of goodies for us bread milk butter cheese etc. and a large cream cake we had a fantastic time

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2021

  • "An extremely cosy, peaceful, well presented and very clean cottage, with beautiful views of the river from the patio."

    The owners are welcoming, informative and very generous with a host of delicious 'bits and bobs' that were left to welcome us, which was so very kind of them. A week wasn't long enough to explore the many interesting places in the area and we're already planning when to return.

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2021

  • "Very good and helpful communication from the agents and the home owner."

    The cottage itself was superb and the basket of goodies and fresh flowers most appreciated.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely setting by the river."

    The owners could not have done anything more they allowed us to use the resident permit so had free parking during our stay and ensured we had supplies on our arrival so didn’t have to pop to the shops straight away. The location is perfect to explore Ludlow. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AbigailApr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, SMART TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture overlooking the river
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children under the age of 11 are not permitted at this property
  • Complimentary on street parking permit, short distance from the property, arranged with owner prior to arrival

The property

Enjoying a beautiful setting resting on the banks of the River Teme is this charming terraced cottage, Moorhen Cottage, just a stone's throw from all the delights of the centre of Ludlow.

Home to two bedrooms sleeping three guests, Moorhen Cottage is the ideal choice for a romantic escape or a small group trip to this pretty Shropshire market town, within easy reach of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Arrive at this lovely dwelling and enter via the quaint entrance tunnel shared with the property next door leading to the rear of the property, and be met with the beautiful garden space which overlooks the river.

Step into the contemporary extension of the kitchen which is home to a stylish breakfast bar for breakfast with a view, with all the essential appliances found in the kitchen, including an electric oven and hob and a fridge.

Move into the living room/diner for an evening of relaxing on the plush seating with your loved ones, warmed by the woodburning stove and surrounded by the homely interior with original flourishes like the exposed brick fireplace.

Travel upstairs in the evening and settle down in the lovely and spacious double bedroom, with a feature fireplace adding a wealth of character and crisp bedding by Angel Strawbridge from Escape to the Chateau.

The second bedroom is home to a single bed and enjoys fresh white decor along with pretty views of the river from the window, while the shower room here perfectly serves all guests with a large shower enclosure, basin and WC.

Take advantage of nice weather by sitting out in the rear garden listening to the river running along, a perfectly peaceful way to begin your day before beginning to explore Ludlow.

Head out on foot to get to know this charming market town, filled with rich history and heritage that can be seen in over 500 listed buildings here, as well as the fantastic Ludlow Castle, one of the first stone castles to be built in England and dating back to the 11th century.

You can visit the castle and afterwards delight in a picnic on the Millennium Green, or visit the café here, Green Café, for tea and cake.

As capital of the Welsh Marches, Ludlow is a great place from which to explore the beautiful countryside with walks and cycling, as well as being just next door to the Shropshire Hills AONB.

Visit this bustling town during the Ludlow Food & Drink Festival, held every September, it is based in Ludlow Castle as well as throughout the town, with a host of venues taking part and plenty of vendors participating, offering any foodies a haven of tastes to try!

Walkers can delight in following the historic Offa's Dyke Path which loosely follows the England/Wales border, with amazing scenery along the way as well as passing near to some more interesting attractions like the ruins of the 13th century Clun Castle.

Enjoy a wonderful break to Ludlow at Moorhen Cottage.

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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
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  • Christmas