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Moorhen Cottage

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Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage."

    Gillie and Peter’s communication, attention to detail and welcome pack always make us feel very cared for. It’s our second visit and we’ll be booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage."

    Convenient for the town. Lovely setting next to the river.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2023

  • "What can you say about Moorhen cottage ,a fantastic cottage in Ludlow,views of ..."

    What can you say about Moorhen cottage ,a fantastic cottage in Ludlow,views of the river right on your doorstep,cottage is beautiful with everything you need,and what a welcome pack,best pack we’ve ever received in over 20yrs of cottage holidays ,many thanks to our host Gille , from Doug & Sue & Irene

    Thank you for your generous feedback we appreciate the time taken filling in the form and so glad you chose M.C for your trip to our little town . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous holiday staying in Moorhen Cottage."

    Very attentive owners who provided a generous welcome pack which was much appreciated. The Cottage was warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the location on the banks of the River Teme and the weather was nice enough to take advantage of the outside space overlooking the river, taking in the view and wildlife spotting. This location is also very convenient for walking into town. The provision of a parking permit by the owners was also very welcome. Ludlow was as lovely as ever. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have rented many holiday cottages but this one is outstanding and the best we have been to."

    From the cleanliness to the complementary basket of home made cake wine milk and bread plus much more, we will be back again

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cosy Moorhen Cottage is very well equipped, beautifully furnished and characterful with lovely views over the river."

    It is a pleasant walk into central Ludlow and the nearby Charlton Arms has an excellent bar and restaurant.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is immaculate, bright, newly renovated and spotless while being comfortable."

    We were left delicious treats such as a homemade cake, wine, chocolate ginger biscuits, teas, coffee, milk, orange juice. Such an amazing welcome. The hosts went beyond the call of duty and were so helpful. A lovely space to sit on the terrace overlooking the river. Close to town and beautiful river. Thank you for everything. Carol

    You are both very welcome ,it’s been our pleasure xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "The single bedroom has a window onto the staircase with no curtains."

    At night, this allowed light from the staircase to shine into the bedroom. As we were informed the terrace yard is a sun trap. An umbrella would have made sitting out more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2023

  • "We spent 3 nights here from 29/8 and absolutely loved the cottage!"

    It was quirky and full of character but was equipped with everything we needed. We really loved the cobbled courtyard overlooking the river. Ideal for sitting and having your breakfast. The welcome hamper was the best ever and the bread, tea, coffee and milk lasted us throughout our stay! Other treats provided as well. The icing on the cake(literally) was the delicious fresh cream Victoria sponge freshly baked and left in the fridge for us! The beds were lovely and comfortable and the bathroom and shower facilities very clean. Ideally situated for exploring Ludlow which is a wonderful little town, with a great castle, lots of fab places to eat and really picturesque river walks! Be prepared to walk up hill to the town and back down to the cottage! Also the stairs in the cottage are steep and narrow but taken carefully are fine. We are certainly fitter than we were when we arrived and would definitely recommend and come again. Thank you Gillie and Peter for being perfect hosts and letting us stay in your charming cottage. Kind Regards from Janis and Andrea

    Thank you so much for your time taken giving such detailed observations on M.C. these comments are so valuable to us as they create an accurate picture of our cottage and its riverside situation for future guests We would be very happy to have you both return to our Cottage and our little town XX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2023

  • "My husband and I had a lovely last-minute break at Moorhen Cottage."

    Gillie & Peter provided an amazing welcome pack with the most scrumptious hand-made Victoria Sponge cake plus so many lovely extras! The cottage was just what we wanted with stunning views across the River Teme and only a five minute walk into the centre of Ludlow. We can't wait to visit again and hoping to book in another break in the winter months. Thank you Gillie & Peter for sharing your home with us, it really was a joy.

    You are more than welcome and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accomodation."

    It is a small quaint cottage with beams etc, but the space has been used well, and the main bedroom is actually really light and spacious. Castle, shops, market, pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. The cottage was a really good base to stay with plenty of places to visit in every direction...we only scratched the surface. We had been a little concerned about having to find roadside parking in nearby streets, but we were always able to find a parking space even though we were there in high season so don't be put off by that. Have already recommended cottage to some friends

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Aug 2023

  • "An excellent property."

    Lovely views of the river. Very close to some lovely walks and easy to get to the town, castle and railway station. Had a great stay, it is a lovely cosy cottage. Many thanks.

    Dear Paul & Carol It was so lovely to see you again at M.C .Thank you so much for taking the time to give this much appreciated feedback ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful home from home cottage overlooking the river."

    It was spotless and well equipped and the owners certainly made sure you'd want to comeback, especially to eat some more of Gillies homemade cake which was very welcome.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "This stay was made most enjoyable by the welcome we had from the owners Peter and Gillie from the moment we booked ."

    The amount and quality of goodies left in the cupboards and fridge was beyond expectation. They were on hand (text) for any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage in great location, central to all amenities."

    We used the cottage as a base for cycling which had various types of routes which suited us, also secure storage for the bikes. The cottage is very well equipped from utensils, towels,cleaning products and the best welcome pack we have ever had. Also a bonus was the parking permit for the duration of our holiday. Great contact with the owners who provided lots of information.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0May 2023

  • "Moorhen Cottage was a lovely clean and comfortable property."

    It has been renovated to a high standard. The generous welcome pack was greatly appreciated. We will definitely choose Moorhen cottage next time we visit Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and well equipped, comfortable and nicely furnished."

    The patio overlooking the river is a wonderful space to sit in the sun. The owners provided lots of treats on arrival. The complimentary on street parking permit is a help but only allows parking near the property for 2 hours and, if you need to park for longer than that, the car park is 0.2 miles away and is an additional cost (although not much). I think this should be made clear in the property's listing.

    Dear Sally Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback ,we always appreciate and act upon any observations and thoughts given by our valued guests. We are so glad you have had such a nice visit but are sorry the complimentary on-street parking permit has caused confusion and that the parking permit txt we sent you on your day of arrival once Shropshire Council have confirmed your car registration is in place ‘for the duration of your stay’ was not clear enough. For the attention of future guests : the complimentary on-street virtual car parking permit ,once in place at 10:30 on the day of your arrival, is valid for the duration of your stay in all BlueZone areas for 24hrs a day(nothing to display in your car) We also encourage our guests to contact us at any point during their stay if an issue such as this arises Many Thanks Peter & Gillie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2023

  • "Exceptional welcoming gifts: bread, milk, juice, butter, wine, cake, logs, water, crisps and biscuits."

    Very well equipped cottage and in a great location. Would definetly reccomend a stay.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful, clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great location."

    We were sent a full inventory from the owners (making packing easier!), a comprehensive list of recommendations and we were welcomed with very generous treats. We will return!

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful week at the cottage."

    Very comfortable and with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. A brilliant location close to nice pubs and restaurants. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is the second time I have stayed at Moorhen Cottage."

    Perhaps there will be a third time. I think that is all the feedback I really need to give.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cute little cottage right next to the river Very cosy spotless owners ..."

    Great cute little cottage right next to the river Very cosy spotless owners where lovely & very helpful got us a parking pass sorted & where on hand if we needed them

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage was just as described also very warm and cosy when we arrived."

    Everything was spotless and the welcome goodies including the delicious cake were very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to others. The information provided about how to use the log burner and details of local restaurants was excellent. It was so helpful to know roughly how long it would take to walk to various locations in Ludlow. Had the weather been better we would have enjoyed sitting outside on the patio to watch the activity on the river. We managed to find parking nearby and the provision of a temporary permit was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cosy cottage, perfect place."

    We have had such a relaxing stay at Moorhen Cottage - Peter & Gillie have catered for all our needs to make our stay such a comfortable one. Thank you for the welcome pack - especially the cake. We will be booking again, thanks again - Joanne & Andrew

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is an absolutely fabulous cottage."

    My husband and I could not fault it in any way. It is has a lovely little court yard garden where you can sit and look at the river. We saw a family of otters and some beautiful birds. Such a tranquil spot and only a 3 minute walk into Ludlow. The owners are lovely and incredibly helpful. We will definitely book again.

    Thank you both it was an absolute pleasure ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Renata5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a perfect setting!"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed, backing onto river, immaculately clean with so many ..."

    Beautifully appointed, backing onto river, immaculately clean with so many thoughtful extras to save you shopping Walking distance to town

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage backing on to the river."

    Really helpful owners from start to finish with directions to make everything really hassle free. Spotless inside with fabulous welcome touches and lots of information provided for restaurants and pubs nearby...some great walks...10/10 from us!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely holiday home."

    All you need is within walking distance. We spent quite a while watching the kingfisher and small white egrets on the river. The standard of the cottage fittings is excellent and so is the housekeeping..Certainly one to book again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Moorhen Cottage is lovely, and the perfect place to relax and enjoy Ludlow."

    The sound of the weir upstream and the river running past the terrace was so soothing. Our hosts left a most generous welcome pack, which was indeed very welcome and a lovely surprise! The stairs were a challenge (as advised) and although we managed without mishap, a solid banister rail would be much more stable than the rope, which is attractive but does not feel safe. The terrace is lovely but would benefit from a couple of comfortable chairs for a relaxing read. We had a lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend this beautifully presented cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions we always appreciate it and glad you liked our cottage To highlight the seating arrangements on our riverside terrace for future guests there are : 2 wood & cast iron benches(both 2seaters) a cream metal table and chair set (2chairs) and 3 standard dark green plastic garden chairs.please refer to the photos on the website for reference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Everything about this cottage is perfect, there is a quaint little courtyard to the back of the property overlooking the river. Would not hesitate in recommending this property for a holiday in Ludlow. A nice touch was a lovely homemade cake and other provisions supplied by the owners.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Moorhen cottage was a brilliant place to stay."

    The hosts couldn’t have done more to make us welcome(including the jam and cream cake delicious) we would definitely recommend this cottage and would happily stay there again. Thank you for making what was a birthday surprise very special.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the cottage is very peaceful and the setting is beautiful."

    Our only issues were the mainly the stairs, they are very very steep and with a rope banister not easy to climb up or down (I actually fell down them injuring my arm and foot, but it could have easily been much worse). The stairs should be mentioned in the advertising. There was also an issue with the toilet not flushing correctly on two occasions. The only other advice I would give to anyone staying here is the pub (The Charlton Arm) that is just at the end of the road, only serves lunch upto about 2pm and you need to book, we tried twice to eat there but we’re unsuccessful.

    Dear Kim.Thank you for taking your time to leave us such valuable feedback,where possible we try to act on every observation,opinion and suggestion given to us by the variety of guests who stay at Moorhen Cottage in order to maintain the highest of standards we can .we are very grateful that you have taken the effort to inform us of your experience whilst staying at the cottage and that this will also be of benefit to future guests too.We are pleased you had a lovely holiday in our little town and we would be so happy to see you again in future times. Kind Regards,Peter & Gillie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim3.1Jul 2022

  • "This is our third time this year staying at Moorhen Cottage."

    We love everything about it - the setting, the quality of the furniture & fittings, the cleanliness and the very warm welcome of the owners, Gillie and Peter. The welcome pack is very generous and having a cake baked especially for you is just great. The use of free parking in Ludlow is an additional and valuable service. Faultless property, superb location and diligent and thoughtful owners. What is not to like?

    Thank you both It is always a pleasure when you come to stay at M.C XX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage equipped with everything you would need."

    Easy walking distance to town. It was very hot so we just sat and watched the river and wildlife go by. Good communication with owners.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2022

  • "This property was extremely comfortable and well furnished ; everything seemed brand new!"

    It was super clean, and the owners were very generous with the welcome goodies. We were really pleased with this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Derek John4.4May 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 Kathryn5.0Apr 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 Barbara5.0Apr 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 Adam5.0Mar 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 Gordon5.0Mar 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 Peter5.0Feb 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 Philip5.0Jan 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 James5.0Dec 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 Stephen5.0Dec 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 Kathy5.0Nov 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 John5.0Nov 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 David5.0Oct 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 Adam5.0Oct 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 Eric5.0Oct 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 Anna5.0Sep 2021

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

    Just an amazing stay :)

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 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 Jennifer5.0Sep 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 Sue5.0Aug 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 Paul5.0Aug 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 Matthew4.4Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 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 Jill5.0Jul 2021

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

    Short uphill walk into the town centre.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 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 Hilda4.1Jun 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 Melanie5.0Jun 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 Lynda5.0May 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 Kathryn5.0May 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 Peter5.0May 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 Abigail5.0Apr 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
  • As this is an old victorian property the staircase does become more narrow and tricky, this may make the property not suitable for those with unsure footing or mobility issues
  • Please note: This property is in an area prone to flooding.

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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Please note: as this is an old victorian property the staircase does become more narrow and tricky, this may make the property not suitable for those with unsure footing or mobility issues- any questions regarding this, please call.
Please note: This property is located within close proximity to The River Teme.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas