The Manor House
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Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The Manor House, Richards Castle, Ludlow is an outstandingly situated country house surrounded by superb gardens and grounds with far reaching views and it's own private golf course. The Manor House is situated above the village of Richards Castle and only three miles away from the historic town of Ludlow with its Norman castle, listed buildings and Michelin restaurants. The house was built at the turn of the 20th century as the Dower house for the local land owners.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Ludlow 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The house is arranged over two floors. The downstairs has a substantial entrance hall and inner lobby. There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin. The grand drawing room leads to the games room with half size pool table, books for adults and children and a selection of board games for all ages.There is a less formal Sitting room with TV and DVD. The large kitchen is well fitted out with 4 ring cooker and griddle as well as two ovens. There is a microwave and freezer. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. The substantial dining room adjacent to the kitchen has a table for 12 and a wood burning stove.
The upstairs has a master bedroom with king size bed has an en suite bathroom with cast iron roll top bath and walk in shower as well as large adjacent dressing room . There are two further double bedrooms one with a king size bed and one with a double bed. The king sized bedroom leads to the twin bunk bedroom - perfect for families with young children.
For the tiny ones we have 2 travel cots and one travel bed guard available.
Finally there is a twin room and a single bedroom. The large family bathroom has a slipper bath, walk in shower, two sinks and a wc. There is also a shower room with toilet and sink. The Manor House can accommodate up to 9 adults and 2 children.
Duvets and pillows are included in all bedrooms. Bed linen and towels can be provided at an extra £10 per person.
|Further details outdoors|
There are five well maintained areas of garden which include a grass tennis court and 6 hole golf course.
To the south west of the house there is a large terrace with patio table and chairs and a charcoal barbecue - ideal for al fresco dining, then steps up to areas of lawn, pond and kitchen gardens (including a herb garden which you are welcome to use). To the south of the house is the grass tennis lawn and large areas of lawn.
The six hole golf course has well maintained fairways and professionally laid greens.
The grass tennis court is playable from May to September subject to good weather conditions.
There is a children's play area with trampoline, rope swing, swings and slide, tree house, wooden wendy house and zip wire.
There is ample parking to the front on the property.
The Shropshire region
Shropshire and Hereford offer fantastic countryside with its walking opportunities as well as picture postcard country towns and the famous black and white timber village tour. There are many castles on the Welsh border including the best preserved Norman castle in the country in Ludlow, where you can also partake in fine dining in one of the two Michelin starred restaurants or shop in a foodie pardise. There is also the georgian delight that is Eastnor Castle.
Easy access to the Ironbridge Gorge with its amazing selection of museums as well as other local National Trust estates, working farms to visit (including a Victorian one) and cider based attractions. The Mappa Mundi is on display at Hereford cathedral. For the literary minded there is Hay on Wye with its famous festival.
There is Mortimers Trail to walk as well as the Long Mynd moorland and the valleys of the beautiful Teme, Clu, Corve and Onny offer a huge variety of wildlife.
For the sports fans there is racing at Ludlow and Hereford as well as horse riding for those wanting to be more participative. Many golf courses including the highest course in England with spectacular holes at Kington.
'Ludlow - the perfect historic town ' - John Betjeman
There are almost 500 listed buildings ranging from medieval to vistorian and the imposing Norman castle, once home to Catherine of Aragon, towers above the Teme valley. The market square houses the produce market as well as regular antique, art and craft and book fairs. The local shops offer numerous local produce outlets and Ludlow has been described as a food paradise.
For those not wishing to cook for themselves, there is plenty to choose from including a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as the famous Feathers Pub. There are international options including Thai, Japanase and Indian as well as a myriad of tea shops and pubs.
The annual Arts festival , Food and Craft festivals are great attractions as is a tour up the church tower for wide ranging views of the town. For children a visit to the river offers the opportunity to feed the ducks, have a paddle and let off some steam at the play area down the road. There are also lovely views of the castle from the riverside and a cafe serving takeaway coffee and fabulous cakes. If you fancy lunch this cafe is excellent (The Green Cafe) but very small so you will need to book!
The local Welsh Marches countryside ensure Ludlow is the ideal location for a relaxing stay with easy access to Hereford, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Church Stretton as well as the attractions of the Severn Valley Railway and the West Midlands Safari Park.
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7 Jan 2015
My brother and I and our respective families stayed for Christmas week. Fabulous house in a beautiful location just a five minute drive from the delightful and historic town of Ludlow.Housekeeper Emma… More
28 Dec 2014
"Wonderful stay in beautiful house!!!"
Just returned from a wonderful Christmas week . The Manor House really is a home from home and we had a very relaxing time there . Emma, the housekeeper , is very friendly and helpful and nothing wa… More
17 Nov 2014
"A beautiful house set in lovely grounds"
We had a fantastic weekend with friends. Our children ranging in age from 4 to 13 all loved the garden and golf course - as did the adults. The house itself was beautiful and maintained to a very hi… More
20 Oct 2014
"Best holiday rental ever!"
We booked the Manor House to celebrate a 50th birthday after much research for the perfect get away. We travelled as a party of friends with children aging 4 to 13. Even before we arrived the children… More
9 Oct 2014
"A real home from home"
This was our second visit to the wonderful Manor House. We loved our first visit and couldn't wait to return. Our first visit was in the winter so we were keen to enjoy the beautiful grounds in t… More
9 Oct 2014
"A magnificent Manor House retreat in beautiful Shropshire"
This was our second visit to the Manor House, the first visit being in the snow last year. We wanted to enjoy the Manor House and gardens in the summer and it certainly didn't disappoint. Once ag… More
7 Oct 2014
"A family weekend to remember"
We booked The Manor House for a family double birthday celebration with 6 adults and 4 young children. From the moment we arrived everyone felt very relaxed and the children were soon exploring the gr… More
23 Aug 2014
"Amazing house and gardens"
A perfect holiday house for an extended family. We were six adults and six children ranging in age form 9 years to 4 months. The enclosed grounds were very safe and perfect for the children to play … More
22 Jul 2014
"To the Manor Born"
The Manor House had something for everyone, offering all age groups a relaxing time. Having spent an entire week there, we returned home honestly rested but without having been short of things to do;… More
14 Jul 2014
"We thought it would be good but it exceeded our expectation."
The Manor House proved an ideal location for all of our family with ages spread across a 75 year range. We were particularly well looked after by Emma and her husband Chris. The house and its extens… More
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