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Old stone farmhouse, amazing views near Ludlow

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4 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 shared bathroom
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Although listed as 'entire flat', (closest airbnb listing option), the beautifully stylish accommodation consists of two bedrooms (a very large double and a smaller pretty twin), a sitting room (with small dining table), and a lovely bathroom. There is no kitchen, but a microwave is available if required. It is on the top floor of our house, separated by its own door.
We are 3 miles west of Ludlow in idyllic and peaceful surroundings with far-reaching views to Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd.

The space
Nina runs a well-known Decorative Antiques shop in Ludlow and this is reflected in the stylish furnishing of the apartment. There is one very large double bedroom with its own sitting area and writing table and amazing views to the East and West. The other smaller bedroom contains two single beds. The sitting room, with a table for four and tea-making things, also has a TV and a sofa bed (which could be used if required). Please note that there are no kitchen facilities.

Guest access
We only let the space to one set of guests at a time, who between them have exclusive use of the sitting room and bathroom.

Other things to note
TV and WiFi available.
Although listed as 'entire flat', (closest airbnb listing option), the beautifully stylish accommodation consists of two bedrooms (a very large double and a smaller pretty twin), a sitting room (with small dining table), and a lovely bathroom. There is no kitchen, but a microwave is available if required. It is on the top floor of our house, separated by its own door.
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Shared garden
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Breakfast
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Bromfield, United Kingdom

The Poles is set amid the undulating hills of South Shropshire, beneath a wooded chase where Tudor princes hunted.
The 250 year old stone farmhouse lies in a secluded valley of the River Teme, three miles west of the ancient hill town and borough of Ludlow.
Ludlow, founded in the 12th century, still exists within its original walls and mediaeval grid around the great Marcher castle from where, for centuries, the border between England and Wales was monitored. There are an alleged 500 listed buildings in Ludlow including Broad Street, the finest residential street in Britain, and one of the original portcullis gates. Overlooking an astonishing variety of mediaeval, timber-framed and Georgian architecture is the soaring tower of St Laurence’s splendid perpendicular church. Ludlow has a (mostly) deserved reputation as a ‘foodie’ destination. It contains four entries in the Guide Michelin, one with a * (Mr Underhill’s¬ – heartily recommended). There are also several good pubs which serve acceptable food (and several which do not – we can advise). The standard of food shops – butchers, fishmongers, bakers, greengrocers, delis – is exceptionally high. On four days a week an outstanding open market is held in Castle Square; on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month a local produce market is held and, every other Sunday, a well-known flea market which draws punters from all over the region.
Ludlow is a wonderful English town in which to tarry, linger, browse, sluice and wander. It is an hour and a bit’s walk, twenty-five minutes’ cycle ride and ten minutes drive from The Poles. The Poles is an ideal centre for exploring the history and landscape of the region. There is direct access to miles of pathways and bridleways across the Mortimer Forest, including the well-conceived Mortimer Trail - a walking route from Ludlow to the fine old Herefordshire market town of Kington. A local riding stable offers treks through the forest; there are numerous spectacular walks and opportunities for wild swimming in the River Teme.
In the villages nearby there are still, mercifully, several traditional pubs, and an inexhaustible choice of historic houses, hill forts and castles to visit. Downton Castle, C18th product of the romantic fantasies of idiosyncratic aesthete and ‘Picturesque’ landscaper, Richard Payne Knight, lies in a secluded valley just two miles from The Poles (visible, but not visitable). The great C8th earth dyke, built under King Offa of Mercia as a border between Celtic Wales and Saxon Mercia, is ten miles west and easily accessible to walkers There are, throughout the year, a number of local festivals – cultural, musical & gastronomic. Hay-on-Wye is a pretty forty-five minute drive away, near enough when rooms are hard to find during the Hay Festival. Ludlow has its own Arts Festival in June, now under new directorship and looking quite promising, as well as two Food Festivals and the quaint, quirky Mediaeval Christmas Fayre held within the Castle in late November.
The Poles is set amid the undulating hills of South Shropshire, beneath a wooded chase where Tudor princes hunted.
The 250 year old stone farmhouse lies in a secluded valley of the River Teme, three miles…

Hosted by Nina

Joined in December 2014
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During your stay
The Poles is the home of Peter & Nina Burden; he is a writer; she is a vintage fashionista. The house is full of books, pictures and Nina’s distinctive taste in furniture and furnishings. They can advise on pretty much any aspect of the area - its history, geography, gastronomy and entertainment – and especially welcome artists, writers, musicians and performers.
The Poles is the home of Peter & Nina Burden; he is a writer; she is a vintage fashionista. The house is full of books, pictures and Nina’s distinctive taste in furniture and furni…
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