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Old Town Cottage

(Ref. 915319)

Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage very close to town centre."

    Perfect for a couple to have a break in a beautiful town. Kitchen has everything you need and shower is lovely and hot. Bed is comfy too! Great to have a parking space provided. Would definately stay here again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a central but quiet location."

    Free carparking a few streets away. The shower was amazing. I loved my stay there and will hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2023

  • "Location was perfect but cottage was not up to our expectations."

    The main issue and complaint was regarding the heating system for the water supply. Most mornings the water would not heat up enough for a hot/warm shower and in fact was cold. The owners did come twice but the issue was still there when we left, which was two days earlier than our lease. No offer of reducing our rental was offered but they were very apologetic regarding the heating system. As the location was great and being from Canada the town of Ludlow was very appealing with a very interesting history.

    Reviewed by Tim3.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, perfect situation as close to everything ."

    Really clean . We took a fan with us , and so glad we did as was a very hot few days. Very comfortable bed , the only thing we found the sofas were too soft and too low , maybe because we're both in late 60s we struggled a bit with that, but that is the only thing that I would have changed. We had a lovely few days .

    Reviewed by S3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely 5 day break at old town cottage , Ludlow is a beautiful old town and a great base to explore local attractions , free parking too !"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "Very pleasant and comfortable property in a very convenient position for Ludlow and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Una4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage in the centre of Ludlow."

    Cosy, well equipped property for 2 people, exactly as described. Great place for exploring Ludlow and the surrounding area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pete4.7Oct 2022

  • "A cosy little cottage tucked away from the main road but in a perfect location to the town."

    Clean, comfortable and adequately equipped. Complimentary tea, coffe, sugar and milk provided with some delicious homemade biscuits was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Although parking is only within certain times on the road a free parking space is offered at the Mascall Centre which is a very short walk away. Eventhough there is a porch light outside the approach to the cottage is quite dark and will use a torch. A little TLC is needed to spruce up the outside but on the whole I would recommend this cottage for a short stay.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely, very centrally located cottage with a nice area for sitting out."

    Inside was delightful, nicely furnished and well equipped. A very comfy bed. The kitchen was very small however. It needs some storage space for guests' food. We ended up putting stuff on the work surfaces which left very little space for preparing food. Perhaps swap the wall plate rack (which my wife couldn't reach anyway!) for a small wall cupboard. Also a chair in the bedroom would have been useful for putting clothes on and drying hair etc. Perhaps a full length mirror somewhere?

    Reviewed by Pete4.7Aug 2022

  • "Old Town Cottage was clean, comfortable and provided all we needed for our few days stay in Ludlow."

    The property is only minutes walk into town but peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle. The complimentary milk, tea, coffee and biscuits were much appreciated, as was the added bonus of a designated free parking space which should be updated on the Sykes site for future visitors. Parking is at a premium in Ludlow and can make all the difference when deciding on a booking.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage excellently placed for walking into Ludlow."

    Everything we needed was provided.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2022

  • "This was my second stay at Old Town Cottage."

    Lovely little cottage, nice and quiet but in the town centre and only a ten minute walk to the train station. Very comfy bed!.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Though the cottage is very small, we found it to be ideal for us."

    It is in an excellent location, being close to services, but very quiet. The cottage provided everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay there very much.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice clean little cottage."

    Well situated for the centre of Ludlow. Designated parking space was an unexpected but welcome bonus.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was small but had everything we needed."

    It was quiet yet about 200 yards from the town centre with its pubs and restaurants. Ludlow is a delightful town and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "We found the property to be ideally located."

    It was very clean and comfortable for our short stay.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Feb 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely little house tucked away on a private lane."

    Very warm and comfortable, well equipped.Great choice for our festive break.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, very cosy cottage."

    Nice fresh flowers on arrival. This is our second visit and would defo go back

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thank you for our stay in your lovely cottage."

    Looking forward to returning next year

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great, central but quiet location."

    Compact space but had everything we needed, all very clean and in good repair. Would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Jul 2021

  • "We stayed 2 nights - 21st & 22nd June 2021."

    This was our first time away from home since Feb 2020 due to Covid restrictions. We were apprehensive about staying away from home but having both been fully vaccinated we decided to take a short break, not too far from home. The property was spotless, comfortable and had hand sanitiser as well as antibac liquid soap in both the bathroom and kitchen. Although located in the middle of the town, it was really quiet with only the chirping of birds waking us in the morning! Although small, it was well equipped, would be easy to eat in should you wish. Lovely to have milk, coffee and tea as well as basic cleaning equipment and fresh flowers provided. Having a free parking space a short walk away, was a real bonus. We really enjoyed exploring Ludlow, eating out for the first time in over 16mths. All the shops, restaurants and attractions were all very Covid compliant.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a brilliant time lovely cottage close to all amenities will defiantly go again"

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a great time in Ludlow, hoping to be back next year."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage right in the heart of Ludlow."

    The host arranged free parking for the duration of our stay which made coming and going so much easier. The cottage itself had everything we needed, was very comfortable and set back from the road so noise wasn't an issue. The little touches such as fresh flowers in the cottage and a pint of milk to welcome us were really appreciated. Ludlow is a very pretty town with plenty to do and see and was the base for many lovely walks through the Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside while we were there.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2021

  • "Cosy, spotlessly clean, well equipped with quality fittings."

    I highly recommend this cottage, ideal for a couple on holiday with everything you need and in a perfect location. The photos don’t do it justice. There is parking 2 minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2021

  • "The location is very hard to find, the directions given suggest one approaches from the town centre, however that access was closed and one approached from the south."

    The cottage would be better located if the information stated that the gates are located between 30 and 34 Old Street Ludlow. The car park is ok but for some elderly people it would be to far away to walk back to the cottage. However our stay was enjoyable and the cottage comfortable.

    Reviewed by R4.1Apr 2021

  • "Old Town Cottage is tucked away in the heart of this beautiful town."

    An easy stroll to the square and all the restaurants and shops, or down to the River Teme. We were provided with a parking space a short walk away which was handy. The cottage is in a quiet and peaceful spot ideal for our long weekend. The property is tiny but has everything a couple would need and was comfortable and very clean. Jane was easy to deal with and very efficient.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect Cottage for 2."

    Very clean, Bed comfortable, Quiet mews. Plenty of Restaurants and cafes in the town (must book). There is now a reserved parking space available which is about a 5 minute walk. Very useful as street parking is always full. We enjoyed lots of local walks and hikes. We thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location ."

    Ideal cottage really cosy and homely.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is as described - cute and comfortable, spotlessly clean."

    It's location is perfect situated on this small pedestrian access pathway, so it's very quiet and peaceful even though it's just a few minutes walk from the town centre. Our only observation would be that, in our opinion, the double bed is in need of a new mattress! otherwise a lovely mini break that did us both good. Well equipped and has everything you could need, good water pressure for the shower and enough room for two for a break in lovely Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Aug 2020

  • "There is a parking space which can be reserved a short distance from the cottage which we only became aware about once we contacted the owner."

    We found this to be really helpful and I think it could encourage other people to book the cottage if they were also aware.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely terrece cottage down a quiet alley off the main road."

    A two minute walk into Ludlow..

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owner is really friendly and helpful."

    There is now a designated parking place. This was our third visit and it did not disappoint. Super location for central Ludlow. Small but everything so thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very convenient location for exploring Ludlow and the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a great stay, very comfortable & great location"

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jul 2020

  • "We were please with the comfort and proximity of the cottage also the general ..."

    We were please with the comfort and proximity of the cottage also the general upkeep of the property including décor and anything that was provided for the visitor would recommend this as a holiday stay

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2020

  • "The accommodation was lovely."

    It took half an hour of circumnavigation of Ludlow to find, but that was because we didn’t know Ludlow very well and signage was a bit vague. The owner provided details of a very useful parking place and daily exercise was beneficial going to and from this gem as parking in Ludlow is at a premium. As you would expect in February, the weather was VERY weatherish, storm Dennis accompanied us on our journey to Ludlow, and storm Jorge followed us home, but with a combination of waterproof skin and determination many lovely locations were visited, splashing to and from them. We admired many cavernous potholes in Shropshire’s road network, and this made our journeys adventurous to say the least. So to sum up, accommodation 10/10..overall holiday 9/10.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing stay for our honeymoon."

    The cottage was everything we wanted - cosy, warm and near to all the local pubs and shops. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Feb 2020

  • "Charming cottage, just right for one or two people, ideal location very near centre."

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Nov 2019

  • "For a November rental it would have been nice if the cottage had been pre-heated as it was extremely cold and took a very long time to warm through."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage right in the centre of Ludlow, so very handy for the food festival etc."

    Owners are great and helped us jump start our dead car in the morning! Having their own parking that is close was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Grant4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great accommodation, very quiet, extremely clean."

    Could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect base. V quiet and cosy.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was small but perfectly formed."

    We were welcomed with fresh flowers and flapjacks., such a nice gesture. The cottage was cosy and ideally situated for exploring Ludlow on foot. We would certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2019

  • "This lovely cottage sleeps two, lounge/diner small but well presented kitchen with everything."

    Upstairs shower room bedroom nice comfy double bed, with lisds of dpace for clothes. 5 minutes up hill to town centre so very handy. Cottage comes with free ostling space 5 mins walk so we unloaded got permit and and map and went to park car while my wife unpacked. Ludlow great place eith loads of good pubs. We ate both nites in Church pub great food. The haddock in batter was to die for Would highly reccommend

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was advertised as not having wi-fi , but it does!"

    It would be worth adding that to your description. It was very comfortable indeed, everything to a high standard. Would definitely stay in a Sykes cottage again, this was our second one and both have been wonderful.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Dec 2018

  • "A small but very pleasant cottage ideally situated in the Ludlow town center but just off the main road in a private mews arrangement."

    Ideal for a singleton or couple wanting to explore Ludlow and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable and very convenient for access to the town centre."

    We travelled by train and it was an easy walk from the station. The flowers in the living room and bedroom were very attractive but we'd have really welcomed a pint of milk in the fridge to make a cup of tea on arrival. I travelled light and didn't bring a hairdryer so was disappointed not to find one provided as in other Sykes properties we've stayed in. The kitchen although compact had all we needed - however there was minimal information on rubbish disposal as regards recycling.We agree with another visitor that a reading light in the living room would be welcome. Overall we recommend this cottage for a short break in Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2018

  • "Old Town Cottage was lovely."

    It was clean and great location.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    a fantastic break made even better by this beautiful accomodation.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4May 2018

  • "Had a great time in Ludlow using the cottage as a base to explore further afield."

    Weather wasn't great which made our choice of a cottage over a hotel a good one. First time time we have used a cottage like this and took "essentials" with us but it proved not necessary as everything was already there.Was just right for two people,great location and getting the key couldn't have been easier.Parking as in most small market towns was a bit of a problem but can be worked round with several car parks to hand. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2018

  • "Cottage was perfect."

    Lack of nearby parking was a problem though not insurmountable.

    Reviewed by Richard4.6Jun 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage in the heart of Ludlow town."

    Everything is a good standard and works well. My only negative is the parking and that is a small one as there is pay and display parking 5 minutes walk so all in all a very pleasant stay and will be booking again as lots of good walking around Ludlow area.

    Reviewed by Michael4.6Oct 2016

  • "The location was first class and the property was perfect for 2 people."

    Couple of things that would have helped, info about the bins and recycling, also a little bit of info about the cottage ie the electric tripped and we just found the consumer box over the door. Minor things on what is a great holiday retreat. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Sep 2016

  • "Can't recommend Sykes or Old Town Cottage in Ludlow highly enough."

    We will certainly be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis (2 hour restriction), plus pay and display car park 3 mins walk away (free between 6pm and 8am)
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: The lane outside the cottage is shared with the neighbouring cottages and the Green Dragon B&B
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Please not that for arrival 29/3/22, check in for the particular date is 5pm.

The property

Situated down a private lane of traditional cottages, this delightful mid-terrace Grade II listed cottage is ideal for a romantic retreat in the centre of the ever-popular town of Ludlow.

Accessed through a large metal gate and down a small pedestrian lane, this charming Ludlow cottage is perfect for foodies who wish to discover the wealth of independent shops and restaurants that Ludlow has to offer.

The accommodation in the Ludlow cottage is comprised of a king-size double bedroom, a modern shower room and a cosy open plan living area with the kitchen conveniently tucked under the stairs.

Outside the front door is a small table and chairs, a wonderful spot to sit in the morning sunshine as you plan the day’s adventures.

Ludlow is a real delight; food lovers will appreciate the superb selection of shops, cafés and restaurants, not to mention the fabulous markets.

Ludlow Castle dates from the 11th century and is a fascinating place to visit.

Explore the side streets in the town, walk along the river, or spend a day at the races.

If you fancy venturing further afield, the delights of Shropshire, Herefordshire and the Welsh borders are all within short drives.

A wonderful Ludlow cottage for a town centre break at any time of the year.

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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:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas