Cosy lounge area
Open-plan lounge/diner
Eclectic details within the lounge
Dining area
Beautiful stained glass window
Entrance hall
Original wattle and daub panel
Double bedroom
Relax in style
Shower room
Finishing touches
Wander out into the pretty courtyard
Dine al fresco in the enclosed courtyard
A view towards the cottage
A view towards the cottage
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10 / 18  Original wattle and daub panel
11 / 18  Double bedroom
12 / 18  Relax in style
13 / 18  Shower room
14 / 18  Finishing touches
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17 / 18  A view towards the cottage
18 / 18  A view towards the cottage

St Johns Cottage

Ludlow, Shropshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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Property code: 46281

17th century quirky cottage and garden in the heart of Ludlow. A perfect romantic retreat to enjoy the festivals and events in this vibrant town of Shropshire. Shops and restaurants walking distance


In an excellent location within the centre of the historic town of Ludlow. This 17th century property, stylishly restored in 2016 small but perfectly formed, is full of original features and charm. It is the perfect romantic retreat to enjoy the many festivals and events on offer.

This thriving market town with a myriad of restaurants, boutique shops and an architectural gem, is situated in a cliff above the River Teme and surrounded by the countryside of south Shropshire. Busy throughout the year with events and festivals celebrating good food, arts, crafts, theatre, walking and boasts the annual Food and Drink Festival. For keen walkers enjoy the Mary Webb trail, The Shropshire Way and Walks in the Mortimer Forest as well as shorter strolls alongside the river and around the medieval castle. There’s much to see further afield in the historic town of Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle, Wenlock Priory and Severn Valley Railway.

The accommodation offers ONE bedroom: 1 double. Shower room on ground floor: with shower and WC. Lounge/diner: with feature fireplace and woodburner effect fire and TV/DVD. Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outside: pretty front garden overlooking the town walls and enclosed rear courtyard with table and chairs. Amenities: Contact owner prior to arrival for parking instructions in public carpark, which is within walking distance of the property.  Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome.  Location: shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Arrival: 3pm. Please note - This property is not suitable for those with limited mobility, due to the steep staircase.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathryn 16th March 2019

Lovely, albeit tiny, cottage with lots of period features. Great location, quiet street yet 5 minute walk to town centre and a decent foodie dog friendly pub 2 mins walk. Owner was very helpful and kind and left lots of little goodies for us and our dog. Much appreciated and a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Amanda 25th January 2019

We had a lovely weekend at St John's Cottage with our dog. From the generous welcome pack, to the well equipped kitchen and the quirky feel to the cottage, we loved it!

Reviewed by Stefania 30th November 2018

It was fabulous quaint and charming. Very close to Ludlow so we didn't use our car at all. I loved it and hope to return.

Reviewed by Carol 23rd November 2018

A lovingly restored cottage c1610. Very generous welcome pack. Enclosed front and rear garden. Modern shower room and kitchen. TV DVD machine and Wifi. Games, books, Brolly and walking sticks available. Many local restaurants and pubs allow dogs. Broadgate and the Wheatsheaf pub 2 minutes walk. Lots of eateries nearby, independent shops, butchers, Read morebakery and supermarket. Ludlow Castle 5-10 minutes walk. Riverside walks 5 minutes. Mortimer Forest 5-10 minute car ride. Close to other market towns Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 28th September 2018

We had a lovely stay at St. Johns cottage. The personal touches from the owner made our anniversary weekend even more special. The location is perfect for us as we enjoyed wondering around the marketplace and castle. Lovely forest walks a short drive away as well! Ludlow is very dog friendly but the suggestions for places to eat were very welcome aRead morend spot on for quality. Such attention to detail & personal touches really made this holiday for us! Thanks once again! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 29th June 2018

This was a quaint little cottage bursting with character. We are 6ft tall so banged our heads on the low doors and beams but it wouldn't put me off staying there. The bed was really comfy. It was only a few minutes walk to either the river or the town so that was fab. Ludlow is a beautiful place and i would definitely recommend it. Our dog spent hoRead moreurs in the river and nearly everywhere was dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 22nd June 2018

A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. The cottage has all that you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There were additional treats that the owner left for us and our dog to welcome us, which was a lovely and unexpected surprise. There was lots of information in the cottage about things to do and places to explore, but we chose Read moreto stay in Ludlow and sample many of the excellent eateries and pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 3rd June 2018

This is a tiny cottage, clearly much loved by a very thoughtful owner who is mindful of her guests comforts. For my taste, however, it is overfilled with far too many cushions and objects on every surface that need to be moved to put your cup of tea down. These are beautiful but make it feel somewhat claustrophobic. The bathroom is lovely but highlRead morey impractical, and there is nowhere for muddy boots and wet coats. It is a charming cottage, and the owner is very nice, but it just wasnt for us! Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 12th May 2018

The cottage is very well presented and the owner makes you feel very welcome. Its ideally situated for the delights of Ludlow and there are walks to the forest from the door. Unfortunately the low beams present a hazard to people of 6 foot plus.

Reviewed by Rachel 5th May 2018

A beautiful little cottage with everything you need, in a perfect location!!! Owner very helpful and made to feel very welcome with a bottle of wine and local bread and chutney on arrival.

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Cosy lounge area
Open-plan lounge/diner
Eclectic details within the lounge
Dining area
Beautiful stained glass window
Entrance hall
Original wattle and daub panel
Double bedroom
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