About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms,1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Rabbits scamper, buzzards soar and windows flood rooms with light in this cosy stable with glorious views. Let the kids and dogs roam free!
Stealing its name from the backdrop of ancient undisturbed woodland, the cottage and its surrounds make a natural family home – for both frazzled humans and local badgers. Winding
your way up the long peaceful track to this converted stable, you catch glorious glimpses of the Teme and Kyre valleys; the setting is spectacular. On arrival, you're greeted by the
delightful Ellie, whose grounds and beautifully tended English country garden you share. Generous windows flood rooms with light that bounces off polished elm floorboards; a wood-burner and Aga keep things cosy, the kitchen is handcrafted, the views are long and bucolic. Upstairs, bedrooms are brass-bedded and floral, tucked under the eaves in that cottagey way. You get a handy loo and basin up here, and a sparkling bathroom with a roll top tub downstairs. Lucky children have seven acres to romp in, and a secret treehouse with hammocks and a barbecue for midnight feasts. Resting on the borders of three counties, this is prime walking country. Bustling Ledbury and Ludlow, England's slow food capital, are just a drive away.
The cottage offers magnificent views in all directions-over the Teme and Kyre valleys, ancient woodland and unspoilt farmland. Longcover is a detached cottage in a very rural position. Guests will enjoy a private patio at the side which looks on to fish pools and an ancient oak woodland. Leading directly from the cottage is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways where badgers and owls may be seen. Tenbury Wells, an attractive spa and market town in the Teme Valley, is 4 miles away. The fine Georgian town of Ludlow is 25 minute drive away.
Eleanor Van Straaten
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Eleanor Van Straaten
We are a family run business which has been a labour of love for over 20 years. We are passionate about creating beautiful spaces, gardening and wildlife, and have abundance of all of them for everyone to enjoy. I love what I do here, and any spare time I have I volunteer for St Michaels Hospice.
Why Eleanor Van Straaten chose Tenbury Wells
An oasis of calm and relaxation, in stunning surroundings with truly wonderful views from all aspects. A perfect hideaway to recharge batteries. Wake up with the birds singing and go to sleep with the owls calling. Spend your day sitting on the patio watching the wildlife go about their daily business. We have an abundance of birds to watch.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunningly beautiful cottage and grounds
Long cover cottage is a beautiful escape from everything, stunning views and a warm welcome from Ellie. The cottage was cozy and comfortable and well equipped, the gardens are so beautiful. We will definitely be coming back.
Wonderfully relaxing 'getaway'
We were lucky enough to find this amazing accommodation timed especially for our New Year Get Away.
We had such a lovely warm welcome by Eleanor who has a simple no fuss approach with her visitors. She made everything feel simple and easy, giving us a fabulous cake themed welcome but then leaving us to our own devices to get on with the priority of relaxing. We simply loved it at Long Cover and it exceeded our expectations at a time when we needed it most - after a busy year with work. And it was the first trip away with our two adorable ragdolls cats. What more could we have asked for...
Wendy and David.
The property is beautiful and idyllic with loads of lovely quirky features. The house has an Aga and a wood burner with plenty of wood provided to get nice and cosy. The grounds around the house are fantastic with lovely outdoor areas and plenty of wildlife. We would love to come back again and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.
A magical retreat
What a wonderful cottage - so beautiful and peaceful, with lots of thoughtful touches - fresh flowers from the garden and the most delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The garden is stunning. The tree house by candlelight was magical. We hid from the world for a few days and emerged totally relaxed and refreshed. Thank you Ellie.
What a beautiful place Ellie has created, hidden away in the countryside. We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate my mothers 70th, there is nothing more we could have asked for. Beautiful cottage, equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful bedrooms, croquet on the lawn, woods for the dogs to go exploring, and Ellie recommended Hazel who delivered a delicious meal to us on the Saturday evening. Hand on heart this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, we were blown away.
Enchanting little paradise
The photos of this beautiful cottage really do not do it justice. It is an enchanting little paradise hidden away in the beautiful countryside. The grounds and gardens have interesting little areas. It is in a very peaceful location. There are beautiful walks in the surrounding area. The cottage itself is stunning and has everything required for a get away and relax break. We got bird seed and watched numerous different birds and field voles munching free dinner. Kids can disappear safely to explore. There was nothing we could fault and we are hard to please experienced cottage weekenders. Ellie was delightful and left us in peace although only next door should we have needed anything. Well recommended and we will definately be returning.
Tenbury wells is an attractive riverside, spa and market town in the Teme Valley. Also within easy driving distance are the beautiful Georgian town of Ludlow, renowned for its castle, festivals, antique shops and Michelin starred restaurants. The ancient market town of Leominster with its antique shops. The border town of Hay on Wye, famed for its antiquarian book shops. Iron Bridge at Telford. The severe Valley steam railway from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth. West Midland safari park. Some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in England.
Other Activities: fishing