We booked this cottage for a week in October and what a treasure it is! The cottage was immaculately clean, everything you could want was supplied and there was a welcome pack on arrival of a bottle each of red & white wine, a lemon drizzle cake and a pint of milk in the fridge. The cottage has its own parking space right outside the door, which given that parking is difficult in Ludlow was a godsend. The landlady met us at the cottage and showed us where everything was and also recommended some thing to see and do. There was everything you could need there from files with information on places to visit, takeaways, nearest doctors surgery, supermarkets, post box, they really have thought of everything from board games and jigsaws to DVD's & CD's.
We slept in the double room and the bed was sooooo comfortable and the cotton bedding cool and fresh it was a struggle to get out of it in the morning! There was an abundance of towels in the bathroom and the water pressure in the show was a joy, we have stayed in places where you needed to run round the shower to get wet!
The stairs are steep, the handrail low on the wall and the are quite narrow but we didn't find them a problem at all, it's just the age of the cottage, you can't expect wide a wide sweeping staircase.
The position of the cottage couldn't have been better. A 2 minute walk and you are at a supermarket and in town, having passed a fish and shop (we can recommend)! and a few other take-aways. The town is fabulous and if you have never been there we can recommend. My husband and I both said we could live there, it is such a friendly, community minded town. the shops are great lots of independent shops rather than chains. The pub in the middle of the town, the Bull I think it was called, was really nice, very friendly and food was great. We also tried the Church Inn and the pies mmm mmm!! But the prize for the best shop goes to Martin Pryce Leather down Pepper Lane. We found this little gem on the Thursday afternoon and ordered a leather bag which Martin made for us and we collected on the Friday-wonderful service, the softest leather and at a very reasonable price, I will be back for more! Martins Partner owns Koo, a Japanese restaurant which we had already booked a table at, and the food there is wonderful, You really must visit Ludlow and stay at Cariad Cottage - you will have a wonderful holiday with lots of lovely memories.