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High Grove

(Ref. 1000613)

Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage, we wish we could have stayed longer Comfortable and well ..."

    A lovely cottage, we wish we could have stayed longer Comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed We would definitely book again Thank you

    Reviewed by Jenifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "The owner of the property is very nice and accommodating ."

    The 4 stars are just for the long narrow windy roads. My car struggled in places.

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2024

  • "It was perfect for me."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2024

  • "We only had 3 nights here over New Year but we found the accommodation to be very clean and comfortable."

    The location is very remote but ideal for a relaxing and peaceful break. We were welcomed with a lovely fruit cake, fresh flowers and a pint of milk which was lovely. Would be happy to recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Dec 2023

  • "We have just spent a lovely Christmas at Highgrove."

    The accommodation was warm and comfortable,and Sarah was the perfect hostess.She kindly left us cake,fresh flowers and a very welcome bottle of red!The surrounding area is very picturesque,and the peace and quiet was something we appreciated . Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Highgrove to anyone wanting a "get away from it all" holiday.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2023

  • "It was lovely and peaceful."

    . The owner is very friendly. The dogs are lovely as well as the horses...Felt very comfortable here.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Aug 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, just as described, warm welcome & very friendly & helpful owner."

    Cottage contained everything & more that was needed to have a lovely break. Certainly one to return to.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "High Grove is a lovely property in a very peaceful setting."

    I felt at home as soon as I walked in. The environment was safe and secure; factors that are important to me as a person travelling alone. I hope to return again, probably for a longer period so that I can carry on exploring.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with really thoughtful little touches left by the owner such as fresh flowers, milk and a delicious home made cake!"

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2023

  • "Great property in fantastic location enjoyed every minute of our stay."

    farm animals, wildlife and a superb view this place has it all cottage very comfortable everything you could possibly need.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "Our second very enjoyable stay here."

    Accommodation is clean, comfortable and well equipped. A lovely quiet peaceful location but still well located for exploring the area. Sarah the owner is friendly and helpful but never obtrusive; the perfect balance when you have the escaped daily routine for a few days. Home made cake on welcome tray much appreciated! Would revisit without hesitation and highly recommended.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is the best holiday I've ever had!"

    The property was fantastic and the location was beautiful! There is a Sainsburys nearby along with a fantastic farm shop. The dogs are wonderful and there are horses and sheep along with chickens (but they don't just roam around ready to peck you!) The host is lovely and so very kind. She will leave you be and is wonderfully helpful if you want to have a chat.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2023

  • "When we booked this property it was under the proviso that there were lots of country walks in the immediate area."

    There are, but they are on the country lanes - there were very few public footpaths to walk along away from the lanes. All the gated areas off the country lanes were farmers’ fields with private property signs displayed. You had to drive to do any proper walking. This was very disappointing to us. Also we did not find the owner particularly friendly. She was around when we arrived and on the day of leaving she never came to say goodbye. We thought this was very rude as the owners of the last cottage we booked with yourselves were extremely friendly indeed. Also to leave one toilet roll for the guests is downright mean (just as well we bring plenty with us). We won’t be going back.

    Thank you for your comments. I do work mornings and afternoons and am always available for a chat if guests wish and like to be friendly as seen on previous reviews, but I leave it to guests to decide if they want to chat or not as many people book the property for the peace and solitude so I don't assume they want to be disturbed. It's a self catering property and I provide starter items, and also leave fresh flowers, tea tray with homemade cake, soaps, special cooking oils and all the cleaning products to help guests when they arrive. We do advertise that it is a smallholding in ten acres and it is indeed a rural country location with several footpaths in the area which can be found on the ordinance survey maps which I also happily provide at the property for guest convenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.8Sep 2022

  • "Sarah was an amazing host, a hard working lady who had an amazing holiday home with outstanding views."

    Would stay again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our stay was amazing, such a lovely relaxing place to stay , the hostess is very welcoming would recommend to everyone ."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "Een mooie, gezellige cottage, van alle gemakken voorzien."

    Goed uitgeruste keuken, prima douche en een heel comfortabel bed. Rustige, mooie omgeving. Een heel aardige gastvrouw. Bij aankomst stond er een lekkernij klaar en melk in de koelkast. We hebben hier een heerlijke week gehad.

    Reviewed by Ger-jan4.4Jun 2022

  • "We were welcomed by the owner on the day and made to feel very welcome."

    The cottage was immaculate. Beautiful views. We had a very relaxing holiday which was very much needed! Lovely place and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Jun 2022

  • "We loved this place."

    It was excellent and provided everything we needed. The location was superb with wonderful views.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2022

  • "A very comfortable holiday home in a very peaceful & quiet location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely, welcoming place in a beautiful quiet location."

    It was well equipped with everything we needed for a self catering short stay. In a good situation for visiting Ludlow with good shops and restaurants and stunning walks not to far away. We walked to the top of Long Mynd where the view was worth the climb. We would happily go back as a weekend wasn’t long enough to do and see everything on our list.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "Highly recommend this holiday cottage."

    Warm welcome on arrival including milk in the fridge, fresh flowers on the table and home baked chocolate cake! The cottage felt like a home from home and was in very good condition with all the equipment you could possibly need. Property location is in the country side with wide views of the surrounding landscape, perfect. Ludlow is a 10 minute drive with many other attractions within a short drive. We would be very happy to stay here again in the future.

    Thank you. It was a pleasure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely couple of days , we found it to be very relaxing sarah was great there if we needed anything at all ."

    Couldn't fault anything everything was very relaxed just what we needed .beautiful views and best of all no traffic. Mandy Chris.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay in a beautiful cottage."

    The peace and tranquility was such a joy.

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Dec 2021

  • "We were welcomed by the charming host and given every attention by two friendly dogs."

    A quiet and peaceful haven within easy reach of all the facilities of Ludlow. The cottage offers plenty of information on surrounding places of interest and there is a great variety of walks to be explored in the vicinity.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely location, really peaceful and lovely surroundings."

    Cottage was so nice and well equipped. Chickens wandering past the window, horses in the fields, and two lovely friendly dogs. Cake on arrival and met by Sarah who was very friendly and on site if needed. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful Country side and oh so quiet a real retreat from the world"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Helpful and friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "High Grove was a well equiped, clean and comfortable cottage situated in a peaceful and picturesque hamlet ."

    Sarah was an excellent host. We loved the animals on the farm and visits from Sarah's friendly dogs.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had an amazing time, the cottage is lovely and has everything you can need for a comfortable holiday."

    The views are fantastic. It was great to be able to have the quietness and the only sounds we could hear were the birds singing and the chickens and watching the horses grazing in the fields in front of us. The 2 dogs Alfie and Brodie are so friendly and we enjoyed them throughout the week. Lovely walks nearby and further afield. Sarah the owner is really friendly but does not intrude on your holiday. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay for exploring this lovely area of Shropshire."

    Cottage beautifully furnished with everything needed, especially the kitchen equipment. Lovely views over the hills and friendly animals.

    Reviewed by Marcel5.0May 2021

  • "Highgrove was just beautiful, the cottage was so well equipped, with stunning views and the peace and quiet was just what was needed."

    we had a perfect two day break and couldn't have asked for anything more. We were welcomed with home made cake, and having the animals around the yard was simply an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent relaxing holiday, only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Ludlow."

    A very quiet location which suited us perfectly, fantastic views from the property, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful scenery, very relaxing although it was early November the cottage was very cosy and warm, would definitely recommend and book again."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Oct 2020

  • "High Grove was a beautiful cottage."

    The cottage itself was even better than the pictures, the view out of the living room to the hills and beautiful sunsets was amazing. The only surprise was being supplied 1 toilet roll but I would think that the owner would supply more should it be requested as they seemed very friendly and cared about our stay. The other thing was that there were no measuring spoons in the kitchen though cup measures were available, so if you want specific teaspoon/tablespoon measures take you own. However, do not let these comments put you off. A final note is that you should not expect quality wifi in the cottage even though it is provided, but that is due to location and actually it was nice to have a break from the world of the internet. I offer these more to prepare a potential visitor than as a criticism as this cottage and the holiday was wonderful. This cottage is excellent, especially considering the price it is offered for. We would definitely consider staying again and would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Look at the istructions for arrival."

    We followed the instructions and drove up a very steep road which was very narrow and bad surface. Our car could hardly make it. The owner of the cottage stated that no one should travel that way. Please change the route. discuss it with the owner. We ignored the SatNav as we thought we should follow the instructions-bad decision.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic cosy little barn conversion cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful and we really appreciated the loan of an OS map and the home baked cake. The bedding may have looked pretty but was ridiculously warm considering we stayed in August, the bed was made up with a heavy winter duvet, bedspread and blanket, we ended up stripping the lot off and just using the duvet cover. We loved the horses, sheep and chickens and particularly Alfie the dog. We would definately recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely location(although not the easiest to find initially with sat nav directing us up a single track road no passing places."

    .. there was a better alternative!) Owner very pleasant, accommodation very comfortable and plenty of little towns to visit... lovely week break

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "The lady who owns the place is very friendly and lovely, gave us plenty of space during our stay."

    We had pleasure exploring her farm with many cute & friendly animals, inc. horses, chickens, sheep and a super cute dog! We were looking for a quiet place to get away and this place was perfect for us, surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely neighbourhood. There are plenty of beautiful towns and villages near by for us to explore and a wonderful Ludlow farm shop to get some special treats from while social distance was being observed, so we felt safe to go and enjoyed a bit of normality during this unusual time. It was a very special and memorable place for us. Hope to go back one day!

    Reviewed by Mimi5.0Jul 2020

  • "If you are looking for somewhere quiet to stay in a rural location, which is very well equipped and comfortable, then Highgrove is ideal."

    Obviously designed for couples, it has a very homely feel and is well laid out, unlike some I have seen. Compact, rather than small, comes to mind. There was nothing missing that I felt I could have done with, especially in the kitchen, and the washing machine might prove useful for longer stays (or mucky days out!) although I didn't use it. The sofa is comfortable and the french doors looking out onto the hills are a delight, especially in the evening. The nearby countryside makes for lovely short walks, although other good walking and cycling terrain is only a short drive away, as I discovered. The Long Mynd and Elan Valley are especially recommended, although best enjoyed at quieter times. Ludlow is a very pleasant and interesting town just a few miles away, with plenty of options for eating out. All in all, a very enjoyable and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a very restful break in the cottage."

    Ludlow is an interesting place to visit also Tenbury Wells. The cottage was very clean and well cared for It is very cut away from the town and quite difficult to find especially at night. It would have been nice to have a DVD player as television programmes were a bit limited at Christmas and we were unable to obtain internet channels on the t.v.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lovely position, The owners were very helpful."

    We had a very nice and relaxing experience. Ludlow is close and has some nice eating places. The location is ideal to visit various places of interest.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "High Grove was a great place to stay."

    The owner was friendly and helpful and we had everything we needed and were warm and comfortable. The only issue we had was not being able to find the place using the directions you gave us. Mention of the Village Hall and directions from there would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and great to find at the last minute for the Ludlow food festival after being let down by Airbnb - lesson learned!"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the location of the property, friendly owners, dogs and horses."

    It was so peaceful, loved hearing the birds in the morning. Perfect place to completely unwind. Extra amenities that shows owners went the extra mile including soap in bathroom, oil, salt, pepper, a lush homemade cake, garden herbs and even bleach (small things to feel at home). Will recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Would absolutely return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful setting , comfortable and so well equipped , we enjoyed a most relaxing break ."

    Ludlow is very close and is a beautiful town that has so much to offer , great restaurants . We shall return

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Aug 2019

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Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning stove.
  • Underfloor heating, electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • The smallholding has sheep and horses which guests are always welcome to meet, as well as the owner's friendly dogs
  • Off-road parking and Ludlow is just a 10 minute drive
  • Being on the border of the Welsh Marshes, a day trip to Wales is also within approx a 45 minute drive
  • Shop 4.3 miles and pub 3.9 miles
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Note: breakfast available upon request, contact owner to arrange
  • Note: Some limited headroom throughout property, care to be taken
  • Note: Due to the property being on a smallholding there are some animals roaming the area

The property

Ludlow 4 miles.

Situated on a smallholding in the Shropshire Hills AONB, on the outskirts of the thriving town of Ludlow, is this exceptional annexe, resting in 10.5 acres of land and positioned next door to the owner's home.

Entering a private driveway, find the front entrance where you can step into open-plan living space, with all the facilities and furnishings you could need for a remote break to the countryside.

Stepping into this well-designed, open-plan interior, you will be greeted to a wonderful base for a relaxing evening curled up with your partner on the sofa.

Delight in the provided TV for keeping up to date with your favourite shows, whilst the electric woodburning stove provides that added bit of warmth during those chillier months.

The kitchen is amply-equipped with everything you could need for a weekend in the countryside, whilst the dining area is the perfect spot for a hearty breakfast and planning the days ahead.

Externally, the property has a wonderful patio garden area, with delightful views across the countryside, the ideal place to sit out with a refreshing drink and a good book.

While you're in the area, take a drive towards the bustling town of Ludlow, where you will discover a wealth of tourist attractions.

Ludlow Castle is a medieval fortress with restored Norman citadel towers and boasting wonderful country and riverside views.

Also close by, why not spend the day at Ludlow racecourse and enjoy a day out getting dressed up and enjoying a few glasses of bubbly.

Venture towards the Shropshire Way, a long distance footpath spanning across 139 miles and is the perfect opportunity for those keen walkers and cyclists, with plenty pf nearby lakes and rivers for a spot of fishing or sailing.

Why not take a trip to Hereford where you can visit Hereford Cathedral, this cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Hereford in Hereford, England.

Its most famous treasure is Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world created around 1300 by Richard of Holdingham.

Return to High Grove for a romantic and secluded break to the picturesque countryside of Shropshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

LUDLOW

Church Stretton 15 miles; Hereford 25 miles; Shrewsbury 28 miles; Worcester 33 miles.

The historic market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amidst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, the town provides a fascinating range of architecture including Ludlow Castle which is over 900 years old and is one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Today the castle is open all year round and hosts a wide range of events including outdoor theatre, food, art and literature festivals and many antique and art fairs. Below the castle, Millenium Green offers a large public riverside green and weir and provides excellent indoor and outdoor dining facilities via the Green Cafe located right on the riverside. Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market takes place in the town square every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. More than forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and a selection of local crafts are on offer with the 'Local to Ludlow' produce market some Thursdays and an Antique & Flea market some Sundays. Ludlow is also a gourmet’s paradise and a shopper’s dream. The town boasts many places to eat and drink, as well as a number of exclusive boutique style clothes and gift shops. Ludlow is within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Cardingmill Valley. Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing all year-round break.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas