Period town house
About the home
Our old town house is a 'home from home' for the many guests that stay here. Recent refurbishments, which enhance the historic features, are to a high and comfortable standard.
Behind the house is a charming enclosed secluded garden; a lovely sun trap. The house is located in a historic, conservation area of Ludlow, beneath the only surviving town gate and just 5 minutes walk to the town centre and castle.
Ludlow is a delightful market town described as an architectural gem with a lively community feel. As a renowned foodie town it hosts numerous food festivals and events throughout the year as well as an annual summer arts festival, and a Christmas medieval fair.
Being centrally situated, Ludlow is ideally located to explore the Welsh Marches, an area of unforgettable and varied natural beauty, which is full of hills, valleys, castles and characterful villages and towns.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Bedroom 1: first floor spacious room with antique oak furniture, king sized bed and en-suite shower room ( refurbished March 2013). Bedroom 2: second floor spacious room with king sized bed and attractive views looking out towards Whitcliffe common.
Bedroom 3: second floor double room with single bed, enjoys views across to Clee Hill; the highest point in Shropshire. A separate single futon ideally suited to a child is available as an extra bed space in any bedroom.
En-suite off bedroom 1 with shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
On the same floor is the family bathroom, with shower over bath, toilet, wash basin and large heated towel rail.
All bathrooms recently refurbished.
Kitchen: recently refurbished sunny kitchen with lovely views out to garden. Gashob,electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge with ice box. Delightful dining room enjoying views to the garden with pine table, pine dresser storing books and games and an old fireplace.
Lounge with sofa, TV and DVD with USB port, delightful window seat and two armchairs, additional feature gas fire to keep you warm. Wifi available through the house.
Further details outdoors:
Secluded sunny garden to rear with patio, garden furniture. Bikes can be safely stored in the garden.
We happily provide you with a complimentary permit valid for one vehcile at the closest public car park 5 minutes walk from the house. There are numerous other car parks within the town and reasonable pay and display charges apply for outside the house for shorter stays to load and unload. Full detail of car parks and current charges are available from us and in the house.
Accommodation is over three levels which may cause some difficulty for the elderly or people with mobility problems.
The prefered changeover day is Friday but we can be flexible depending upon the dates required. The house is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and you are requested to vacate the property by 10am promptly on the day of departure.
Should you wish to extend your stay on the day of your departure you may do so for a nominal charge. Please ask.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Shropshire region
Being centrally situated, Ludlow is ideally located to explore the Welsh Marches, an area of unforgettable and varied natural beauty, which is full of hills, valleys, castles and character full villages and towns.
The area is ideal for walking, cycling, horseriding and visiting old historic houses. The historic towns of Shrewsbury and Hereford with its cathedral are well worth visiting.
The Iron Bridge Gorge, with its many historic sites has much to offer. The Welsh border with the famous Offas Dyke is only 15 miles away.
The Ludlow area
Ludow castle is a well preserved monument to the town’s former prominence in the Welsh Marches and forms the back drop to most of the festivals held throughout the year. (http://www.ludlow-shropshire.com/index.php).
This includes the famous food festival in September, a medieval Christmas fare in November and an summer festival (June/July). National trust properties close by include Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. The English Heritage’s Stokesay Castle is well worth a visit.
In nearby Mortimer forest there is horse riding and for the more adventurous mountain biking. There are numerous places to walk either from the house or further afield. The Long Mynd at Church Stretton is one of our favourites.
Other attractions include the Discovery Centre at Craven Arms and Acton Scott Working Farm where you can experience daily life on an upland farm at the turn of the century as seen on the BBC2 programme 'Victorian Farm'
How to get there
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Ludlow is perhaps best accessed by car and is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes drive from the centre of Birmingham; 1 and half hours from Birmingham International airport and 1 hour from the M5 junction with the M42.
There are also good local transport networks with a train station in the town centre, 10 minute walk from the house or catch the town bus service which passes every 15 minutes.
Trains to Ludlow can be obtained via Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Hereford. For times and fares, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (24hrs) or 0845 60 40 500 (Welsh language service) or visit the Arriva Trains Wales website: www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
The bus service 192/292 serves Ludlow from Kidderminster. The town is also served by local bus services for destinations in Shropshire and Herefordshire. Phone Shropshire Traveline on 0345 056785.
Activities near Ludlow
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
08 May 2013
Myself and my family had a great weekend and really enjoyed a very comfortable stay in this newly refurbished townhouse.
All communication and arrangements were made very easy as Chis and Nicola... more
03 Jan 2013
Very nice holiday cottage which was extremely well equipped. As a family of four adults we stayed here over the Christmas period. It is in an ideal location for exploring Ludlow and the surrounding area, only a couple of minutes walk to local shops etc.
27 Aug 2012
I travelled with my teenage daughters, partner and 83 year old mother. We wanted accommodation near the town centre so we could all do our own thing. The town centre is 3 minutes walk up the hill... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas / New Year||21 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|January - March||5 Jan 13||22 Mar 13||£ 340||£ 65||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Easter weeks||22 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 405||-||-||1 Week|
|April - June||5 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 405||£ 75||£ 95||2 Nights|
|July - August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|September||31 Aug 13||13 Sep 13||£ 405||£ 75||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Food Festival||13 Sep 13||16 Sep 13||£ 470||£ 75||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Sept - Oct||16 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 405||£ 75||£ 95||2 Nights|
|October Half Term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|November||2 Nov 13||22 Nov 13||£ 340||£ 65||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Medieval Christmas Fayre||22 Nov 13||25 Nov 13||£ 470||£ 75||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Nov - December||25 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 340||£ 65||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Christmas / New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please contact us if you are interested in any other length of stay or about our short notice breaks ( 2 weeks ahead) where we are happy to offer a 10% discount.<BR>Once availability and cost have been confirmed with us, 50% of the full cost is required to secure the booking. <BR>The balance is payable 6 weeks before the booking date. Payment can be made by cheque (to 'N L Firth'), or directly into our bank account.<BR> A refundable deposit of Â£50 is required for the key. Upon full payment being received, the keys will be posted to you approximately two weeks prior to the booking.Book
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