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
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Feb. 2019
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!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Excellent characterful accommodation - cosy & comfortable
The Hopkiln has been beautifully converted with a great deal of thought going into the decoration, furniture & fittings. The large kitchen has everything you need & the sittting room is snug with an efficient wood burning stove. It also has comfortable beds & well appointed bathrooms.
It is a short drive from Tenbury with Ludlow, Clee Hill & some good walks not far away.
We will definitely return.
Thank you Deanna for a lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again, Maggie and John
Lovely property with everything we needed
Had a great time in this lovely house, it had everything we needed for a few days of peace and quiet away from the city. Will definitely be back.
Thank you for your lovely review, Jonathan. We were sorry not to meet you while we were away, but do come again and we will be able to say hello properly! Maggie and John
Can't fault it!
Lovely comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. We really enjoyed all the interesting books left for guests to browse with lots of guide books and ideas for outings. Good base for exploring and plenty to do even at this time of year. Very relaxing and we all had such good nights sleep; the beds were really comfortable!
Thank you Jane for your lovely review, and, this is a first, thank you for bringing the bins in this morning, what a difference on a changeover day that made, wonderful guests! Maggie x
Beautiful accommodation and area.
Although the weather wasn't as good as expected we had a lovely time exploring the local area. Our accommodation was always warm and welcoming, and although there was a slight problem with the shower we loved our stay here. The beds were comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Would love to come back and explore more!!
Lovely place and very private, owners don't bother you.
The weather was FAB and the cottage had everything in it you needed.Very well equipped .
Only downside was the amount of flies 15 in total coming into the upstairs bedroom ...even though the windows were closed most days & the shower was leaking( But the owner told us about the shower).
Hello Steve, Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you had a lovely stay. Yes, the shower is a bit of a niggle, usually solved by making sure that the doors are fully closed at the bottom, but we will get it sorted when we are less busy. The flies are called cluster flies and are a common irritation in the country at this time of the year, especially in barn conversions. We never know when they are going to appear, any time from late August onward, weather dependent, and warm Autumn days bring them out, they have a similar habit to "daddy long legs", annoying but not harmful. You should have told me as we can treat then with smoke bombs and spray, and then hoover them up. I hope they didn't spoil your stay too much, best wishes,Maggie and John
What a hidden gem, a beautifully appointed cottage in gorgeous countryside in close reach of many attractions. Would highly recommend.
Thank you Ali, for your lovely review, it is always a pleasure having people here, and you didn't even have the bad weather you expected! 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.
Booking Notes: Booking by phone or email, a deposit of one third required at the time of booking, non refundable unless I am able to re book the cottage, and balance payable 4 weeks before arrival, again non refundable unless I can re book the cottage. Changeover Day: Changeover on Saturday for weekly bookings, but can be flexible. Short stay bookings (non-peak season only) Fridays and Mondays, though again this can be flexible. Arrivals any time after 3pm and departures by 10am.