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The Old Cottage

Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 963510)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We were met at the property and the owners were very helpful and knowledgeable of the local area."

    They left us a lovely hamper which was incredibly thoughtful and kind. The cottage was beautiful and was everything we hoped it would be. Would definitely recommend and hopefully one day we will return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MalloryDec 2021

  • "Everything was great, we especially enjoyed the inglenook fireplace and the most comfortable bedroom with an outlook to the garden and landscape through french windows."

    Reviewed by JohannOct 2021

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to stay, period features but all mod cons, surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Really nice cottage in a lovely location."

    The owners couldn't have been more helpful, we really enjoyed our stay at the Old Cottage

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2021

  • "Beautiful chocolate box cottage, full of history, expertly renovated."

    Very well equipped and cozy. Owners next door were lovely, friendly people. Situated on a quiet single track lane surrounded by fields, friendly farm animals and stunning views of the Clee hills. Fully enclosed garden, perfect for dogs. So tranquil and very relaxing. Lots of walks, eateries, places and towns to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by ValJul 2021

  • "Excellent rural cottage though roads are very narrow (similar to Cornwall)."

    The owners (Denise and Malcolm) are warm and welcoming as is the livestock at the end of the garden (cows, sheep and horses). Would recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in ( in over 51 years!"

    ) I cannot think of a single thing that wasnt just what was wanted The owners were welcoming but never intrusive - Cottage was beautifully equipped and we felt at home - as did the dog Even the rain couldnt dampen our pleasure

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2021

  • "A beautiful welcoming cottage full of character in a lovely rural peaceful setting."

    A short drive to Ludlow and ideally situated for exploring the wonderful Shropshire scenery.

    Reviewed by BrendaApr 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Wonderful views of Shropshire hills from outdoor seating area. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful when needed but otherwise kept their distance. The welcome pack of home made bread, cake and bottle of wine were beyond expectations.

    Reviewed by MarjorieApr 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage in a beautiful part of the countryside."

    We couldnt have asked for more. We could walk straight from the door or drive a small distance for more strenous walks. The cottage had everything we could need for a thoroughly relaxing break. Our hosts were attentive and friendly. I would recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by MaxineOct 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, very comfy bed, great enclosed garden for our dog, and everything was very well thought out."

    The bathroom has underfloor heating - bliss. We didn't want to leave! The owners, Denise and Malcolm were friendly but in no way intrusive, they left us lots of goodies including wine and homemade cake. We'll be back.......

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "A really interesting old house, sensitively restored as a holiday cottage and with excellent facilities."

    Set in peaceful countryside, with lots of walks and things to do nearby.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely time, lots of interesting places to visit while staying in such a beautiful part of the countryside, the owners were absolutely brilliant and we loved having a little chat with them, they were there incase we needed to ask them anything but weren’t in any way obtrusive."

    We will be 100% recommending this fabulous place to people. I was very glad we were able to to go on this holiday due to coming out of lockdown, we felt very safe from that aspect, everything was put in place, each time we entered the cottage we washed our hands well. It was spotless when we arrived and we tried to leave it like that before we returned home. Look forward to going there again at some point.

    Reviewed by CindyAug 2020

  • "We stayed here for the countryside which was wonderful."

    However to stay in this refurbished old cottage was a privilege. It was beautiful, sensitively restored, well equipped and very comfortable. We had the pleasure of meeting our hosts, who live next door. A charming and helpful couple. This cottage is not to be missed.

    Reviewed by JoeJul 2020

  • "The Old Cottage was absolutely beautiful and had everything required for a fabulous holiday."

    It was wonderful to stay in a romantic cottage with such a rich history. The countryside setting was also perfect for complete relaxation. The owners were discreet, attentive and accommodating and even provided a delightful welcome pack including a bottle of fizz for our birthday/anniversary celebrations. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a holiday location.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2019

  • "Very kind welcome from owners, including box of goodies and mince pies!"

    Comfy and warm, just right for us.

    Reviewed by MegDec 2019

  • "Beautiful thatched cottage."

    Everything in the cottage you could possibly want. The owners were charming and left us a welcome pack of milk,bread,eggs,cereal,lovely home made cake and a bottle of wine. Which we thought was very generous. ,

    Reviewed by GeorginaDec 2019

  • "Had a fabulous time in the area despite the weather, so many lovely places to visit and such a beautiful cottage to return to at the end of the day."

    Made to feel very welcome by the owners Denise and Malcolm, couldn’t wish for more.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "Denise and Malcolm are fantastic hosts - extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2019

  • "We loved our stay at this lovely old cottage and were especially impressed with how easy everything was made for us."

    We had a lovely welcome pack. Everything you could need was provided. We were given lots of information about the cottage and the area by Denise and Malcolm. Our dog got on very well with theirs. The setting was very peaceful and pastoral with great views. A perfect break.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage which has been lovingly restored by the owners."

    They have done a fantastic job. The views of the Shropshire Hills and the surrounding countryside were amazing and were fantastic to wake up to. We were lucky with the weather and could breakfast outside every morning outside. It really made our holiday. The owners live next door and made us feel extremely welcome. This is a dog friendly cottage and our dog, Tia, got on well with their dog Kooki. All in all, a very relaxing break in very pleasant surroundings.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2019

  • "The Old Cottage is a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the modern world hidden as it is down a network of lanes amid stunning Shropshire countryside."

    Oh the joy of waking only to the sound of birdsong and the beautiful vista towards Wenlock Edge! This really is “The Land of Lost Content”. Inside the chocolate box cottage is a lovely interior sympathetically restored and including all modern facilities. The owners have thought of everything - the attention to detail is amazing - right down to a basket of groceries to greet us on arrival.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage warm and spacious, the owners were very welcoming resulting in a restful holiday."

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2019

  • "Everything about the holiday was excellent from the location,quality of the property and the weather we will definitely return."

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage that felt so comfortable and welcoming, it was the perfect place to unwind."

    Denise and Malcolm are ideal hosts, they made us very welcome when we arrived. They live next door but are not intrusive. The cottage has been restored to a very good standard and Denise and Malcolm have obviously thought carefully about the comfort of their guests. We have taken cottage holidays in this country for nearly 30 years and this is one of the best ones we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by MaxwellApr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic few days in The Old Cottage!"

    It was a beautiful cottage, small but perfect for two (and a dog) and had everything you could wish for. I loved the old and historic mixed with the new and modern. The whole restoration has been wonderfully done! The owners next door, Malcolm and Denise, met us on arrival and were very friendly and helpful and luckily weren’t too bothered when our dog Betsi kept escaping into their garden to see Kooki! :0 They had left a lovely welcome pack for us with the essentials and some tasty carrot cake! The location was perfect for us. It seems in the middle of nowhere, up a narrow lane for about a mile, so quiet and peaceful and surrounded by countryside. However, you are only 15 minutes from Ludlow and it’s shops. Definitely worth a day visit as the Tudor style buildings are wonderful! Very dog friendly too! We also visited Church Stretton which was a nice little village for tea and cake. Had a lovely dog walk through Mortimer Forest and drove to The Ironbridge in Telford which was very picturesque. I would def recommend the pie shop opposite the bridge: huge, tasty pies and pasties! All in all, a wonderful, relaxing few days which was just what we needed! Thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage and Denise & Malcolm are fantastic hosts."

    Reviewed by Sarah-janeApr 2019

  • "Beautiful 18th Century thatched cottage which has been restored to a very high standard."

    Excellent location, very handily placed for Ludlow, Leominster, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury as well as visits across the border into Wales. Very friendly and welcoming hosts, available should they be needed but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2019

  • "The hosts were extremely pleasant and helpful."

    There were numerous little touches around the cottage and in our exchanges with the hosts that made our stay extra special.

    Reviewed by AshleyMar 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage with welcoming hosts."

    Perfect for a tranquil escape to the country.

    Reviewed by EmilyDec 2018

  • "Excellent cottage which gave us a nice relaxing weekend."

    The owners, Denise and Malcolm (not forgetting Kooki their dog) were really lovely and made sure we were made really welcome. The cottage is full of character and really well equipped with every essential. The perfect place for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2018

  • "We needed a break and what a fantastic choice we made."

    The cottage was everything and more than was described. Such a beautiful idyllic, peaceful place to stay and relax. The scenery was breathtaking, the cottage was beautifully renovated and well equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a secure garden where Willow (our dog) could run around freely and happily. The owners Malcolm and Denise (Kooki) were absolutely lovely, kind, helpful and very informative. The welcome basket, carrot cake and treats for Willow were a lovely surprise and very much appreciate. We were very sad to leave and Willow was sad to leave Kooki, we will certainly be going back to stay again..........soon!!! Thank you Malcolm, Denise and Kooki for your very warm welcome and the stay in your wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2018

  • "We had a horrendous journey to get to the property, it seemed as if just about everybody was on the road that day and we finally arrived over two hours later than planned but to a lovely thatched cottage and a wood burner already lit by very generous hosts Malcolm and Denise."

    This property sits in a lane that only leads to a few other houses and being right out in the countryside doesn't suffer from passing traffic. We had a lovely week in the cottage although the weather could have been better (Autumn had definitely arrived) and if we get the chance to go back to this area we would certainly choose "The Old Cottage" again

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "A delightful cottage in a most peaceful setting."

    The owners met us on our arrival and were most welcoming.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a very quiet rural location and the owners did every thing they could to make us feel welcome."

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2018

  • "The perfect place to get away from the stresses of daily life."

    Denise & Malcolm were so welcoming and left a lovely welcome pack, including some very tasty carrot cake and a bottle of wine. The house is a fabulous renovation oozing character with all that you could need. Extremely dog friendly, my girl loved it there. Stunning spot to watch sunrise and sunset, with nothing but gorgeous Shropshire scenery everywhere you look. Can’t fault the hosts or the cottage, would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2018

  • "What can I say , we loved it so much ."


    Reviewed by MarieAug 2018

  • "This cottage is first class in every respect, well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The bed was probably one of the most comfortable we have slept in. The owners were extremely helpful and the welcome pack of basic foodstuffs, bottle of wine and homemade cake were very much appreciated. The location and views are first class and to sit in the garden on a sunny day was so peaceful and relaxing. Couldn’t recommend this cottage more highly.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2018

  • "This cottage is just simply perfect in every way,easily by a long way the best rental we have ever had."

    Quite simply an absolute credit to the owners who also make it a pleasure to visit.

    Reviewed by TerenceJul 2018

  • "The Old Cottage is amazing, the owners met us when we arrived and were so welcoming."

    They have spent so much time and effort on ensuring that nothing is overlooked and that everything is there to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday in the most beautifully renovated cottage. The owners provide a welcome pack of milk, butter, bread, etc which makes it so easy when you arrive, especially the home-made Carrot Cake which was so thoughtful.. The views from the cottage garden are amazing, it is incredibly peaceful and this is added to by the facilities of the cottage. The area where the cottage is situated is beautiful, very scenic with many places to visit during your stay or you can simply enjoy all that the cottage has to offer. We spent two weeks there recharging our batteries and sadly the day for us to leave came all too soon. We recommend this cottage to anyone knowing that they will not be disappointed by the cottage itself, its facilities or the beautiful area in which it is situated.

    Reviewed by MarilynJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday in The Old Cottage."

    The location is fabulous and the owners of the cottage were so nice and very helpful, and we couldn't have wished for more. I would most certainly recommend this fabulous cottage to anyone wishing to stay in this area. There are lots of places to visit, with or without a four legged friend, including several National Trust properties. We didn't want to leave and hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2018

  • "Lovely place and people!"

    Reviewed by PMay 2018

  • "We were unable to take the holiday ourselves because of illness."

    Friends of ours went in our place and found the cottage in good order and impressed with the welcome.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "It was so lovely."

    . dog friendly, cosy and a perfect little get away. We will definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by ElleFeb 2018

  • "We stayed in The Old Cottage in late Feb/early March."

    When we arrived Denise and Malcolm, the owners who live next door, had left some delicious carrot cake. They were so kind right from the start. The cottage is charming and very cosy. It’s perfect if you want a remote place that’s not too far away from little towns and charming pubs. However, our stay took a turn for the interesting when the “beast from the east” hit. We couldn’t get out for two days past our expected departure date. Malcolm and Denise wouldn’t hear of us paying extra, provided us with as much fire wood as needed, and were so relaxed about us staying over our agreed time. They even arranged a JCB to come and dig us out when the council didn’t show up. In summary, the cottage was lovely, the owners went so far above and beyond and the area is beautiful and great to explore. We can not recommend it more.

    Reviewed by LucyFeb 2018

  • "We had an amazing few days staying in this cottage, it was very dog friendly and the owners were extremely welcoming and helpful on arrival."

    There was a lot of information left for us about the local area and a lovely food hamper left for us on our first day, even treats for our dog. This is the perfect hideaway for people who are wanting a relaxing time away from the city like us. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by ColinJan 2018

  • "The cottage was as beautiful as we expected."

    The owners were very welcoming and even left us a welcome pack. The cottage was very clean and just what we wanted for our Christmas break. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CDec 2017

  • "Superb hosts complimenting a memorable stay in a conversion which was fascinating to stay in."

    And SO dog friendly. And did we mention the wood burner too. A magical time.

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2017

  • "Good quality and high standard."

    A warm welcome from our hosts and well received welcome pack waiting for us.

    Reviewed by DaveDec 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage for get away very warm welcome from owners, couldn't have asked for any more, clean with all amenities available home from home."

    Would definitely want to return in summer.

    Reviewed by MichealarNov 2017

  • "Nice welcome when we arrived from Malcolm and Denise cottage WAS WARM and cosy very clean everything you needed was there for us ."

    We had a lovely week there lots of places to see nice place just to chill out we enjoyed it very much .......

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom
  • 1 x king size bed
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric fires and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawn and enclosed rear gravel and lawned garden with table and chairs
  • Garden area is small and fully enclosed
  • Sorry no smoking
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

A chocolate box listed thatched cottage near Ludlow town in Shropshire.

With the warming features and rural location, this is the perfect cottage for a romantic couple's stay away from the hustle and bustle.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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