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Downton on the Rock

Ludlow, 

Shropshire, 


SY8 2HU,  United Kingdom
Welcome to the Old Downton Lodge, near Ludlow. With luxurious bedrooms and a peaceful location, Old Downton Lodge is among the most idyllic and picturesque venues.
  • Fascinating
  • Mesmeric
  • Historic
  • Comfortable beds
  • Parking available
  • Intruiging
  • Deep in the Countryside
  • Top Class Local Food
  • Wi-fi access
  • Atmospheric lounge
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.7
Value:
4.5
Friendliness:
4.9
Cleanliness:
4.9
Facilities:
4.6
Staff service:
4.9
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
4.8
Guest Rating: 4.8
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Richard
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Wonderful location, great food and friendly and well trained staff"
A short break in a lovely part of the country.… Read more
"Wonderful location, great food and friendly and well trained staff"
A short break in a lovely part of the country. Read less
Likes:
See headline comment!
Dislikes:
It would have been helpful to understand the tipping system from the start. It was only on our second evening that I discovered I would have the chance to add a tip when checking out.
Response from Old Downton Lodge:
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. You are so right we have great staff and they really make a difference. I am addressing the gratuity issue as you are 100% correct. Many thanks for leaving a tip and I can assure you it gets divided equally amongst all the staff that work at Old Downton Lodge. They do all the hard work and deserve it. Hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards Willem Vlok
Guest Review for Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
Barry
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"a wonderful short break in a beautiful setting"
we were celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary, and could not have chosen a more lovely spot… Read more
"a wonderful short break in a beautiful setting"
we were celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary, and could not have chosen a more lovely spot Read less
Likes:
The welcome, friendliness of the staff, and of course the food! The beautiful garden with sitting areas.
Dislikes:
Myh husband would have liked a mat on the floor by his bed. Stepping on to cold flagstones was chilly! A small side table for my bouquet of flowers would have been nice. Room 7.
Response from Old Downton Lodge:
Dear Barry, Many thanks for taking the time to right a review, it is very helpful. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Old Downton Lodge and so glad you enjoyed Karl's cooking. You are so right about the flooring and we have now sorted this out. We hope to see you again soon thank you Hannah.
Guest Review for Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
David
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '18
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
3
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Very enjoyable stay"
An overnight stay to celebrate an Anniversary. Room was fine . Only criticism that the window was right next to the footpath , and anyone passing could see in . It needed one way glass or net curtains… Read more
"Very enjoyable stay"
An overnight stay to celebrate an Anniversary. Room was fine . Only criticism that the window was right next to the footpath , and anyone passing could see in . It needed one way glass or net curtains / blinds.( course tasting menu was magnificent . Service was very good. Read less
Likes:
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Dislikes:
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Guest Review for Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
More Information
AA 5 Stars Guest AccommodationAA Yellow StarsShropshire Tourism - 4 Star B&B AwardAA Five Gold Star Guest Accommodation 2012/13 AwardAA 3 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Old Downton Lodge
Cash (GBP), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express JCB Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 3:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
French
Spanish
Having won countless plaudits for their award winning hospitality business, Willem and Pippa, saw the potential to create a unique venue that defies any attempt to categorise it.They have created somewhere that is fascinating, intriguing and mesmeric.

Old Downton Lodge is not a hotel, nor is it really a bed and breakfast or a restaurant with rooms. The bedrooms are unforgettable; Quirky, luxurious, packed with history and designed to make you smile. The hospitality is relaxed and genuine. The food is exceptional and the wine list inspired.

Parts of Old Downton are so ancient that history merges with legend: its renovation so sympathetic and creative that you may confuse fact with fiction. The sitting room is redolent of its previous incarnation – there is no hiding the fact that this was once an impressive stable. Mighty timbers that once fronted stalls now provide seating from which to watch the roaring log burner, socialise and enjoy a drink from the bar – or in summer to contemplate the spectacular sunsets over the Shropshire hills.

Fashioned out of ancient stables and barns, you certainly won’t encounter uniformity here: A mixture of exposed beams, high ceilings, alcoves, malt shoots and hidey holes have all been incorporated in varying combinations in one room or another. The dining room is in its pomp when set out for a party of twelve or eighteen, but it is equally atmospheric when laid out with table of two or four. It has the feel of a grand medieval hall.

Although modern roads will lead you to its doorstep, Old Downton Lodge is well off the beaten track – and far away from light pollution.
Style of property
Comfortable, Luxury, Stylish, Traditional, Unique
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