No 1 Mortimer Court, Ludlow
Holiday Cottage: 4317 Shropshire

Enjoy England:   4 star
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Welcome to Henry and Carolyn Chesshire's No 1 Mortimer Court, an idyllic, romantic secret hideaway in the centre of Mediaeval Ludlow! A special place to stay!

This delightfully situated Grade II listed end of terrace mews cottage is tucked away down a private walkway off Old Street, one of Ludlow's famous Georgian streets.

Quietly secluded with absolutely divine secret courtyard garden this pretty cottage is a perfect romantic hideaway for two. It opens into the open-plan sitting/dining and extremely well-equipped kitchen areas. Straight stairs lead to a light and airy, sunny double bedroom which overlooks the garden. There is a separate bathroom with powerful shower-over-bath.

There are sitting areas with herbs and scented shrubs - gorgeous on sunny mornings, brick pathway leads to secret, walled Mediterranean-style garden with specimen plants, palms, trees, luscious climbers and flowering shrubs. Wonderfully quiet and private, perfect for drinks, BBQs and relaxing. Bring out the chairs, light the candles, open a bottle of wine and wait for the stars to shine!

The garden shed has cycle space and useful equipment for walkers and cyclists.

In keeping with the award-winning breakfasts we serve at our home, Lower Buckton Country House, we think that guests at No 1 should have something similar. Every let includes a Local to Ludlow breakfast basket of delicious locally sourced, bought or caught food.

Local inns sell award-winning Ludlow-brewed beer and Shropshire/Herefordshire wines. Michelin starred restaurants, famous teashops, cafes and restaurants. Discover Slow Food in Ludlow.

Explore Ludlow and its small, independent food/drink shops and regular farmers' markets. You will find a feast of locally produced food and drink. The bakers' shops are the envy of England and so are the butchers' and the green-grocers'.

Ludlow is full of quirky antiques shops, original art shops, unusual interiors, architectural and ironmonges' shops, none to be missed!

The lively Assembly Rooms has films, plays, concerts, musicals, exhibitions and talks. Highlight of the year is Ludlow Festival centred upon the Norman Castle which has dominated the town for centuries. Explore the cathedral-like parish church, ancient market places, wide Georgian streets, cobbled alleyways and hidden courtyards. Famous throughout the world and often used for film locations. Oscar winning Atonement was filmed locally at Stokesay Court.

Spectacular scenic walks to and along the banks of the river Teme pass mediaeval packhorse bridges, several enormous weirs and grand houses. Climb to Whitecliffe, this high point rewards with stunning views over South Shropshire/north Herefordshire where England meets Wales and known as the Welsh Marches. More history, open gardens, ancient churches, mansion houses, castles, market towns, cathedral cities, industrial heritage, long distance walking routes than you can shake a stick at.

  • Quintessential cottage hideaway for two.
  • Total seclusion in mediaeval Ludlow.

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Sleeps:   2
Bedrooms:   1
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
High quality Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow and quilt covers with feather-down quilts and pillows. High quality towels and bathrobes.
Pets Allowed: No.

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Gas
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Gorgeous paved courtyard garden filled with choice specimen plants, shrubs and trees for year-round colour and texture. Two small terrace areas with stone benches, cast-iron tables and - catch the sun all year round. BBQ and garden cushions in shed.
Local Services: Ludlow railway station ten minutes' walk for good connections for London, Manchester and Cardiff.
Bus link services to all areas both local and nationwide.

Ludlow is just off A49 bypass. Old Street is the main north/south thoroughfare. Mortimer Court is a private walkway through cast-iron gates at the sign of The Green Dragon halfway up/down Old Street.
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

High Season: Seven nights from Friday 21 March 2008 - 30 October 2008 inclusive - £450.00.
Low Season: Seven nights from Friday 31 October 2008 - Thursday 9 April 2009 inclusive - £350.00.
Christmas and New Year on application.

50% of the total charge is payable as a non-returnable deposit on booking and the balance is due two months prior to the date of arrival. Bookings made within two months of the arrival date are payable in full by which you are deemed to have made a contract with us.

You are advised to arrange your own holiday cancellation insurance.

Open all year for weekly lets.
Short breaks sometimes available for 'last minute bookings'.
Open for Christmas and New Year.

Arrival/departure day is normally Friday but often can be flexible.

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Walkers and Cyclists Welcome
Local to Ludlow Breakfast Basket

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