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Penny Cottage

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Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped cottage, very clean and nicely furnished."

    Good location too - 10/15 minute walk into town. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Penny.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2024

  • "The cottages was very comfortable and had everything you need."

    It was lovely being able to sit outside in the garden on an evening. There is a steep climb into Ludlow from the cottage which some may find difficult, we just took our time and it was fine.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2024

  • "Overall very clean and comfortable."

    Enjoyed our stay and would recommend cottage. One suggestion is for a chest of drawers in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is perfect."

    Clean and comfortable with large garden and off road parking. Sadly when I was there the weather was too cold to take advantage of the garden. A bit of a walk into town uphill all the way but no problem if you are reasonable fit and able. I would happily book again and almost certainly will.

    Reviewed by Clive Leonard5.0Apr 2024

  • "Penny Cottage was a perfect place to stay, with parking and within a short walk of the town."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped. The whole cottage was very clean and cosy. I would highly recommend Penny Cottage. Trisha and Michael

    Reviewed by P5.0Apr 2024

  • "Penny Cottage is a credit to the owners."

    I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage( I have run a cleaning business for years .) and the many thoughtful touches: fresh flowers, fruit, milk , chocolate, tissues, cosmetics and toiletries, torches, umbrellas and even perfume were very much appreciated. The cottage is very near the centre of Ludlow so the car can be left on the drive whilst you explore on foot. The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished with decent furnishings and appliances and has an ample supply of cutlrey and crockery. I was a little surprised to find no wardrobes or chest of drawers in the bedrooms just a little frame with a few hangers but to be fair I don’t fully unpack anyway. One slight problem was that the property is advertised as having a fridge/ freezer and fridge. It has only a fridge . There is room for a small freezer which for people like ourselves who like to cook and intend coming back to stay in the property would be the cherry on the cake! Well done! We had a lovely week at Penny Cottage and are very confident that anyone who books the cottage will not be disappointed with their choice .Thank you for all your hard work. Much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a lovely cottage, immaculately clean and beautifully furnished throughout."

    A very well equipped kitchen/diner makes cooking and eating in a pleasure. The location is lovely and makes it a great base for visiting both the town itself and the surrounding area and the private parking is a real bonus. I hope to return soon. (Not for publication: Not a criticism but the details for the cottage say fridge/freezer but having bought some ice cream we couldn’t find a freezer! Perhaps this should be amended?)

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Mar 2024

  • "Penny Cottages is the cleanest, most well maintained and loved holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The attention to detail at the property is second to none and the standard and quality provided is first class. No detail is overlooked, and the stylish owners clearly treat this property with the utmost love and care with no expenses spared. We would not hesitate to book it again!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2024

  • "Penny cottage was really cosy and comfortable and extremely well-equipped."

    The availability of dedicated parking was a definitely bonus in Ludlow. It is only a short walk up into the centre of the town, admittedly up a hill but that is a the nature of Ludlow. This was our third visit and we would definitely look for Penny cottage when we come again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, well appointed, immaculately clean, very handy for Ludlow town."

    We particularly enjoyed the shortbread and fruit, thank you! My only drawback is the location of the bathroom. With it being downstairs in the extension, it's a bit of trek to the loo during the night! Otherwise a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Great welcome pack on arrival. Very close to all the shops and the castle. We were car free for the week and it was easy to get to Shrewsbury for the day by train. Highly recommend Aragons and the Queens for excellent food. Sunday lunch at the Queens was delicious. Would stay here again if returning to Ludlow. Thanks Penelope

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "An amazing house, wonderfully furnished."

    The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Lovely host's that go above and beyond. Location of the house is brilliant for Ludlow centre. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew & Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a wonderful 3 day stay,at Penny Cottage a real home from home, Very well equipped and spotlessly clean,was just a 5 minute walk into the centre of Ludlow,parking for two cars was a great help."

    Hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "We shall try to visit this lovely cottage again, unfortunately this time I had fallen ill, but the owner was very kind and friendly and helpful and her spacious, cosy cottage a really comforting place to be!"

    We were feeling very welcomed: fresh flowers, most delicious biscuits, fresh fruit... so nice! Penny Cottage is located on a quiet road, everything within walking distance: Whitcliffe Common, the town centre, railway station, Tesco... - very convenient as we were travelling by train and ferry from Germany: no car needed! And Ludlow is such a lovely wonderful town, there seems so much more to explore. Looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Sabine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Penny Cottage: Lovely position in Ludlow for the River and a short uphill walk to the Town and Castle which was good for the calf muscles."

    Shower was good and there is a large bath if you prefer to wallow. Nothing missing that was needed to make my stay comfortable which is always a good sign. A nice welcome note on the table to greet me. Nice size TV and lovely lawn. Quiet house and Neighbours and quiet area at night. All pluses and no minuses. A rare occurrence well done Penny Cottage and Sykes. A Happy customer. PS Lots of nice little hidden places for coffee in Ludlow and lots in surrounding Towns.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Plenty of extras left for us upon our arrival, thank you"

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2023

  • "Penny Cottage is absolutely beautiful!"

    The location is perfect for exploring Ludlow. It is a very spacious property with comfortable furniture & beds and a powerful shower in the downstairs bathroom. Everything you might need is provided and the little welcome gifts, provisions and flowers were a nice touch. We met Penny on the day of arrival; such a lovely lady who wants guests to enjoy her nan’s house. It’s a home from home.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage with everything we needed, so many little touches made this a very special place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean, good quality and comfortable furniture, beautiful garden and just a few minutes walk into the centre of Ludlow. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautifully presented, clean cottage in a super location."

    The owners, Penelope and Malcolm, have thought of everything - even down to a spare toothbrush! The kitchen had everything we needed, the bathroom has a large bath and extremely powerful shower, and although downstairs wasn’t a problem to us. The beds were all comfortable and the two single bedrooms were ideal for our 2 children who prefer their own space. Ludlow is a very pretty town with many shops and places to eat. The castle is well worth a visit too via a delightful walk along the river. We would highly recommend Penny Cottage.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Couldn't have asked for a better base to explore Shropshire and surrounding areas."

    The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome with many extras provided. Again many thanks to Malcom and his generous wife for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Neal4.7Aug 2023

  • "Penelope is a wonderfully communicative host who appears to have really thought about the comfort of her guests."

    Penny Cottage is spacious whilst being cosy and has a wonderful outdoor space and all the little touches you could need.

    Reviewed by Tammie5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was well equipped and very clean and comfortable."

    There was a very generous welcome pack for us and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property is ideally suited for exploring Ludlow and the Shropshire Hills

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jul 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage with lovely facilities."

    Welcome pack very much appreciated upon arrival. Great to be able to use the rear door to load/unload the car. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kylie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful hosts and well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Great location a 5 minute walk to centre of Ludlow with great parking. Wonderful garden and patio.

    Reviewed by Derek John5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage close to a delightful town."

    Spacious, clean and comfortable with a big garden and its own parking place a short walk from the centre of town. A nice place to stay and a good base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Penny Cottage and appreciated the extra touches that the owner had made to make our stay more homely and comfortable."

    There was a great attention to detail with little extras that we weren’t expecting. We were three generations and the only slight negative to be aware of was the lack of an upstairs WC so nighttime trips to the bathroom were slightly less easy. Realise that it wouldn’t be possible to rectify however feel it’s worth highlighting for info. First trip to Ludlow was really lovely - beautiful town and area. Will be back!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size bed, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, river 0.1 miles
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep and may not be suitable for guests with lower mobility
  • Note: The bathroom located is downstairs
  • Please note: Workmen are not allowed

The property

Well-positioned in the historic market town of Ludlow, Shropshire is this superb three-bedroom holiday home, Penny Cottage.

Benefitting from a spacious enclosed garden, close proximity to the local amenities and attractions, off-road parking and lying just outside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Penny Cottage welcomes four guests, perfect for a family seeking a relaxing getaway.

After parking up, enter your new home-from-home to be impressed by the neatly-presented sitting room, adorned with a Smart TV and electric fire where you and your loved ones can cosy up on cooler evenings and delight in a movie marathon.

In the well-equipped kitchen, get to grips with a superb array of appliances to rustle up a delicious homecooked meal for your loved ones, to be enjoyed either at the dining table or outside in the enclosed garden, where you can truly soak up your surroundings during warmer months.

After passing the time with several tipples and planning for the days ahead, retreat to the first floor to indulge a soak in the bath tub, prior to completing your routine and opting for either a double or two singles to catch your well-deserved rest.

In the morning, begin your day with a peaceful stroll along the River Teme arriving at Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve and the magnificent Ludlow Castle, before ending in one of several fantastic pubs, including the Blue Boar and Rose and Crown, for a hearty lunch.

Venturing into the Shropshire Hills AONB, discover the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Land of Lost Content, Stokesay Castle and Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, in addition to an abundance of walking, hiking and cycling trails where you can truly immerse yourself in the interrupted natural beauty of the landscape.

Well-positioned to also spend the day at the West Midland Safari Park or in the popular locations of Shrewsbury, Telford and even Cheltenham, this base is sure to impress.

For your next holiday, book a stay at Penny Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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: Workmen are not allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas