The Manor House
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 Heart of England/Peak District
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 are two Michelin-starred restaurants as well as the famous De Greys Tea Shop and the 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 rangings views of the town. For children a visit to the river offers boating opportunities and a perfect view of the castle.
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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9 Apr 2014
Had a wonderful weekend at this house. Everything we needed both in house and the lovely garden. Golf was a huge hit and plenty of space.for football and cricket matches.. Lots of space for three f… More
26 Sep 2013
"Fantastic house with beautiful grounds"
This is a beautiful house, well supplied and maintained. The grounds are fantastic and the golf course was fun. The greens are perfectly manicured. The facilities for the children are great, plenty… More
4 Sep 2013
"Fantastic house and gardens"
We booked the Manor house to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.It is an absolutely brilliant location with fantastic gardens and facilities.The children particularly loved the tennis court and go… More
We are so pleased you loved our house as much as we do - please come again.
31 Aug 2013
"Perfect location for a global family get-together"
We cannot speak highly enough of the Manor house's location, facilities and high standard of accommodation. Our short stay in August was blessed with wonderful weather which enabled us to make f… More
6 Aug 2013
"60th family birthday, perfect setting!!!"
We have just returned today from a long weekend at Ludlow manor and we can honestly say the website and reviews do not do this place credit!! Emma Chris and jack were the most welcoming people you cou… More
30 Jun 2013
We Booked this house to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. The house was very well presented, clean well furnished and and comfortable. The house manager, Em… More
12 Apr 2013
"The ultimate family and friends getaway!"
We've just spent a fantastic long weekend at the Manor House in / near Ludlow! This is an excellent venue for family groups or like us catching up with university friends and their children. Thre… More
17 Mar 2013
"Great For the Kids"
We stayed towards the end of half term week in preference to the typical Centre Parcs-type break. That week was absolutely freezing so the log burner came in handy. We were three families with small k… More
4 Jan 2013
"Great location, well equipment, fantastic venue to see the New Year in"
We visited the Manor House with friends over New Year 2012, 4 couples and 5 children were very sad to leave as we had all had a fantastic time.Plenty to keep everyone occupied, golf course, large gard… More
18 Dec 2012
"Superb stay in a wonderful property which is situated in an excellent location"
Our stay in this glorious property was to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary with family and friends.The group included all ages and everyone without exception enjoyed the stay immensely. Its l… More
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