The Gold Award rated Hop Kiln is an early Victorian building in very peaceful, unspoiled countryside. It is approached down a long drive off a quiet lane with the owners 16th century house adjacent. The building retains many original features, lots of beams and quirky level changes, and is decorated and furnished to a high standard with antiques, books and pictures and very comfortable beds. There is a private courtyard furnished with a bbq, table and chairs and a parasol, and also a lawned area with a picnic bench and wonderful sunset views across the countryside towards Mortimer forest. The Hop Kiln is ideal for people wanting to explore the beautiful Welsh Marches area. It is close to Ludlow with its renowned food and antique shops, restaurants set in glorious medieval and Georgian buildings. The castle is the location in June and July for a major arts festival and in September for it's world famous food festival. Nearby is Tenbury Wells, an attractive small market town, with good food shops and a family run supermarket with a strong emphasis on local produce. It is excellent walking and cycling country with rolling countryside, the drama of the Clee Hills and the tranquillity of Mortimer Forest. We provide maps and guide books of the area and can advise you on good walks.
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom converted Victorian Hop Kiln, close to Ludlow,Shropshire.
- english, french
About maggie Anderson
John and I are retired Production Designers working in TV and Film. We moved back to the area where John grew up in 1998, when we bought Old Harpfields, which had a redundant Hop Kiln which we then developed as a holiday cottage in 2006. We have other barns which people often say we should develop, but we don't want to live in a holiday complex and loose the lovely seclusion which both ourselves and our guests enjoy.
maggie Anderson purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why maggie Anderson chose Tenbury Wells
It is a stunning area and when I first met John in 1978 and came to meet his family in Tenbury Wells, I fell in love with the area and persuaded John to move back when he left the BBC in 1998. The house and surrounding setting has a wonderful "mis en scene" in totally unspoiled countryside, but with Ludlow and Tenbury Wells close by
What makes this Cottage unique
Peace and quiet, fabulous scenery, Gold award winning cottage and our own honey!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Amazing place in the middle of nowhere
What an amazing little find! Absolutely loved it. Perfect location for peace and quiet but a couple of miles up the road is town of Tenbury Wells. We had the most gorgeous weeks weather and took full advantage of the private and enclosed courtyard. I took my 5 indoor pedigree cats and they could come outside and enjoy the garden as well.
The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, such a well stocked kitchen, there was everything u could ever think of! Excellent. Can't say enough good things about this place. If Maggie is ok with it I will be making this my holiday once a year with my cats.
Gem, Claire, Jago, Kenneth, Berry, Errol & Barty
We would love to have you back again, and you left everything so wonderful. Next time you come remind me to get out the sun loungers......M xx!
Quiet rural idyll. Quality and comfort aplenty. Everything catered for and warm non intrusive hosts
As above - this lovely home is a wonderful base from which to explore the town's around. within easy reach of Ludlow and Leominster and all their history and shops but far enough away to enjoy bird song and cooing pigeons! Having 2 en suites is such a gift; really appreciated by us. All in all a truly delightful experience - and one we hope to repeat!
We look forward to seeing you again, Margaret! I will sort out better weather next time! Maggie and John
Relaxed well equipped retreat
A lovely conversion of a hop mill, lovely rooms with luxury bedding and decor.
Quiet surroundings in beautiful countryside , we will definitely
Great property, exceedingly quiet and relaxing spot. Oodles of character
Highly recommended property. Having previously lived in Ludlow and knowing the area this was ideal for revisiting with my family. Tenbury Wells only 2 miles away
Beaufiful property in a lovely area with plenty to do
We felt immediately at home and enjoyed the space and quality of the property. The roll top bath was great and there was everything we needed in the kitchen.
Its a comfortable house with good towels and bedding provided.
The location makes you feel like you are in the middle of no where but Tenbury Wells and Ludlow are close by which provides a good combination of rural retreat with good restaurants/ delis and coffee shops.
Thank you Helen and Malcolm for your lovely review, it gives us great pleasure that you enjoyed the cottage, we would love to see you again!
Well maintained house with everything you need, comfy beds. Lovely peaceful location.
Thank you for your lovely review, I hope all went well at Cardiff, always a fraught but very interesting time, and do come back again!
Maggie and John
Nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport is 35 miles away.
Use of a car is essential. Ludlow is the closest railway station with Worcester being the closest one with direct links to London.
We are approximately 35 minutes drive west of the M5.
Tenbury Wells, a small market town is 2 miles away and Ludlow is 5 miles away.
Shopping is available for food in Tenbury Wells and much more in Ludlow. There is a large garden center 1 mile away at Burford House Gardens.