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Caynham Forge

Ludlow, Shropshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Rural location in the Shropshire Hills great base to explore the area
  • Pretty courtyard garden, perfect for al fresco dining
  • Plenty of walks and cycles direct from your doorstep
Property code: CHL38

This property enjoys a fantastic countryside location in South Shropshire, with miles of country walks accessible directly from the front door. The area around the property has many lovely villages to discover, many of which have welcoming country pubs. If food is your thing, then this cottage is in a fantastic location thanks to its proximity to Ludlow, which lies just three miles away. Famed for its annual food festival, the town remains a popular foodie destination all year round, thanks to its numerous well-regarded eateries, many of which specialise in local produce. The town is also home to a good range of shops, as well as to Ludlow Castle, a medieval fort which dates back more than 900 years, Clee Hill is a short drive away from the property which boasts stunning views.

On entering this attractive cottage, guests will immediately gain a sense of just how much time and love has been put into creating a welcoming holiday home. The open-plan kitchen/diner not only offers a great place to enjoy meals together, but is also well-equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, larder cupboard and dishwasher, plus a beautiful dining table and chairs to seat up to six people. The washing machine , freezer and tumble dryer, meanwhile, can be found in a separate laundry room, which is housed in a separate building just next to the cottage. Moving on from the kitchen/diner, guests will come to the delightful lounge, where they are able to relax in front of the cosy wood burner and catch up on their favourite TV programmes, or perhaps enjoy a DVD. This room leads through to a snug which can be used as an additional bedroom for up to two people, for parties exceeding four guests. There is also a convenient cloakroom with WC located on the ground floor. Stairs lead from the dining area up to the first-floor accommodation, where there are two bedrooms: one of these is a restful king-size room, whilst the other is a pleasant twin room (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request), both of which benefit from en-suite facilities, one with a bath, rainfall shower with hand-held shower and WC, the other with a rainfall shower , hand held shower head and WC.

Outside, there is a sheltered courtyard with garden furniture which makes a wonderful place to enjoy al fresco meals. There is off-road parking provided. There is also access to the owners fields just off the property, dogs must not worry the Livestock if they are in the fields. There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and extra fridge and freezer space.

  • Two bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size on request when booking)
  • Additional sofa bed available in the snug room, sleeping up to 2 extra guests
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC
  • Smart TV, Netflix and DVD
  • Please note the stairs in this property are steep so may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility  
  • Wood burner
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge,  dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, freezer and tumble dryer (available in the laundry room)
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • Off-road parking Shops, pubs, and restaurants 3 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sophie Clark

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Sophie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dite, 5th April 2024

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Caynham Forge is a lovely home from home. Very comfortable and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the laundry room was a really useful facility as it rained all week which made our clothes and shoes very muddy! Ludlow is a lovely town, but the main roads connecting the other towns and cities are very slow, so it takes ages to go anywhere.Read more We had a very rainy week and so all outdoor places were too muddy to visit. If you like castles and historic buildings you will be in your element! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen, 16th February 2024

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Lovely spot. Lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Janet, 2nd February 2024

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We absolutely loved the cottage, the owners have certainly thought of everything to make your stay so comfortable. The welcome pack was lovely and especially liked the photo book of how they renovated the cottage. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Lucy, 26th January 2024

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Caynham Forge is a wonderful holiday cottage, really nicely renovated and very comfortable. The owners are also very friendly, they even purchased a high chair last minute for us. The house has everything you need, they even supplied dog towels, a phone charger and plenty of logs for the fire. The garden space is small but secure and having the fieRead moreld next door for the dogs to run in was great! We will definitely return Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 15th January 2024

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Very comfortable cottage

Reviewed by Heidi, 22nd December 2023

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Great stay over Christmas, cottage was lovely and warm, very spacious for four and had a very handy laundry room. The field next door was great for early morning dog walk. Really friendly and helpful communication prior to our arrival. Thanks for a great stay

Reviewed by Frank, 28th October 2023

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Definitely one of the most comfortable and well equipped cottages I have ever stayed in. Beautifully furnished with really comfortable sofas and beds, this place is a treat. The goodies on arrival were excellent and very generous. Would highly recommend and stay at if visiting the area again.

Reviewed by Caroline, 15th September 2023

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A comfortable and well-equipped cottage with the additional welcome of essential provisions and some tasty treats awaiting you on arrival (wine, cordials and biscuits). A perfect place to relax on those wet and windy days with books, board games and DVDs galore to entertain you. The cottage is ideally located for exploring Ludlow and the ShropshireRead more Hills AONB as well as parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Only negative - road noise and lack of instructions for the induction hob. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Bryn, 11th August 2023

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Comfortable, well appointed cottage with luxurious beds! Close to the amenities of Ludlow.

Reviewed by Tracey, 28th July 2023

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Caynham Forge is an idyllic cottage in beautiful rural Shropshire. This cottage is superbly restored and has everything you need to relax and unwind for a delightful vacation. Although we didn't meet the owners they sent us the most lovely welcoming personal email after booking a short break. Five adults and one labrador had a wonderful 3 days walkRead moreing, eating, sightseeing and definitely relaxing in this 5 star cottage. So our greatest thanks to Alison and Keith, our hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 24th July 2023

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Beautiful cottage. The owners had thought of everything, even down to a cosy bed under the stairs for our dogs. Perfect location for exploring the many surrounding historical sites. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Lynne, 7th July 2023

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Caynham Forge has been completely renovated to the highest standard. There are 2 separate bedrooms and a snug downstairs. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need with a cosy sitting area. Outside there is a bbq area and laundry room. We were made welcome by the owner and then left in peace to enjoy our stay. The Forge is right in the couRead morentryside with some friendly cows for neighbours. Shops are handy just a short drive away. We had a very relaxing break and would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony, 19th May 2023

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Lovely cottage for 4 people and two dogs to stay recommend a browse through the book of photos of the build of the cottage because what has been achieved from the start of building is amazing

Reviewed by Sharon, 29th April 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a good location. This is the third time we have stayed and will definitely be back. Its very comfortable and homely but also luxurious. The owners are absolutely lovely.

Reviewed by Louise, 7th April 2023

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This place is amazing!! We had a lovely Easter at Caynham Forge, everyone had a great time, including our French Bulldogs, who really loved the paddock at the side of the property. Caynham Forge was clean and had everything you could need. Even though it is close to the road it was lovely and quiet, you couldnt hear a thing. We would most certainlyRead more recommend this property. We will certainly be back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 24th March 2023

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Really super cottage. Very comfortable and very well equipped, and lots of consumables (e.g. dishwasher tablets, etc) provided. Great location for Ludlow, and Co-op / petrol station / Pets at Home at the nearest roundabout. The field next door is great for a quick walk with the dog. Note there are no pavements on the road, so just need to be a bit Read morecareful with cars coming and going if walking along it. Hide

Reviewed by Frances, 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Rosamond, 3rd March 2023

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One of the nicest cottages weve ever stayed in, incredibly well stocked, very comfortable, highest quality furnishings. The owners have thought of everything. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were excellent. We loved the underfloor heating, particularly after a cold, wet walk. It was wonderful having the 2 en-suite bedrooms as we wentRead more with another couple. And the That worked very well - it was wonderful to be able to walk him in the fields by the house. Fabulous, well be back! Hide

Reviewed by H, 10th February 2023

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Great location, great cottage, the owners have thought of everything. This is probably the best equipped cottage iv'e been to. There were some nice touches on our arrival, tea, coffee and milk were provided and also some nice goodies. The Forge has modern bathrooms and kitchen. The place is very warm and cosy. There is a laundry room, which was hanRead moredy for the muddy boots, also has extra fridge and freezer. We would be very happy to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Anita, 3rd February 2023

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Caynham Forge is a super comfortable property, well equipped and maintained. The owners Alison & Keith were extremely warm & welcoming. The renovation of the property is well documented by the owners and interesting to look through. The property is situated within beautiful Shropshire countryside with lots of walks and areas to explore. The cottageRead more has a great welcome folder full of information on the locality and places to eat. We would definitely recommend and visit again! Hide

Reviewed by Colin, 6th January 2023

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Reviewed by Arthur, 30th October 2022

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Great holiday cottage, very well planned and eqipped with friendly and responsive owners...couldn't be better

Reviewed by Jane, 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Grant, 27th August 2022

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One of the best prepared, equipped and maintained holiday cottages we have visited! Lovely throughout with thoughtful touches and perfectly maintained. The kitchen equipment is excellent with a good selection of quality cutlery and crockery. The two bathrooms are super, together with really comfortable beds. Outside there is ample secure parking anRead mored the added bonus for dogs is the attached paddocks, complete with rabbits to chase (and fail to catch!). We really could not fault Caynham Forge! Hide

Reviewed by Rupert, 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Matthew, 5th August 2022

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Caynham Forge is a beautiful and extremely well equipped cottage, thoughtfully renovated and with a fascinating story. Access to the paddocks provides a perfect place for a private stroll with the dog, and multiple footpaths are within walking distance. Ludlow is just a few minutes away, and offers easy access to shops. The cottage hosts are attentRead moreive and ready to deal with any problem quickly. We loved staying at the forge and will happily visit again. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Adrian, 29th July 2022

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A comfortable and well equipped property in a great location.

Reviewed by Josephine, 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by brian, 20th June 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah, 10th June 2022

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What a delight to arrive after a long journey to find tea & milk and/or wine to drink! Lots of lovely touches and thoughtful extras included. Modern bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and comfy sofas and beds. This cottage is in a very convenient location for a combination of walking and pretty town visits. All the dogs and humans had an excellent hRead moreoliday. Hide

Reviewed by Andria, 27th May 2022

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We all love staying at Caynham Forge, as we have everything we could possibly need and its in a great location. The owners are really lovely, incredibly flexible and on hand whenever needed. Its a super place for dogs, with walks just minutes from the door and forest walking in Ludlow nearby. Wed thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Alison and Keith Read morehave thought of so much to make your stay comfortable and welcoming Hide

Reviewed by Joy, 17th May 2022

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Lovely house and very gracious owners. The cottage has been really lovingly restored. Very warm and cosy. Lots of areas to walk locally.

Reviewed by John, 29th April 2022

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An amazing spacious property, we had 6 of us and 2 dogs and this didn't feel cramped at all. All the rooms are kitted out to a very high standard and everything was supplied and all in excellent condition. We will visit again one day.

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