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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:
4.8
Value:
4.5
Friendliness:
4.9
Cleanliness:
4.9
Facilities:
4.6
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
4.8
Guest Rating: 4.8
See all 72 reviews
M. Simon
Group of Adults
Stayed: Jun '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"A genuine welcome in the English countryside"
Very impressed with standards all around. Beautiful tasteful restoration of old buildings, modern amenities, excellent restaurant, friendly, prompt service. Two nights in a bucolic setting, loved it!… Read more
"A genuine welcome in the English countryside"
Very impressed with standards all around. Beautiful tasteful restoration of old buildings, modern amenities, excellent restaurant, friendly, prompt service. Two nights in a bucolic setting, loved it! Read less
Likes:
The setting, the buildings, the modern bathroom, the comfortable bed, the exceptional kitchen. The warmth of the staff.
Dislikes:
A couple of folding suitcase stands would have made the room perfect.
Guest Review for Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
Jane
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
4
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Beautiful hotel"
We were only staying for one night. The overall impression was that this was a beautiful hotel.… Read more
"Beautiful hotel"
We were only staying for one night. The overall impression was that this was a beautiful hotel. Read less
Likes:
The room was lovely with a spacious bathroom. The breakfast was a good standard and the members of staff were friendly and helpful.
Dislikes:
The sign for reception could be clearer.
Response from Old Downton Lodge:
Many thanks Jane. The signs are being sorted and hopefully this week or next we will have new signs. It is a valid point and one that will be addresses. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon.

Kind Regards Willem Vlok
Guest Review for Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
Bruce
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"Great service and a great setting"
Thanks Jennifer for the extra service after hours with the sandwich! Thanks Alex for introducing us to boutique gins - we are now addicts!… Read more
"Great service and a great setting"
Thanks Jennifer for the extra service after hours with the sandwich! Thanks Alex for introducing us to boutique gins - we are now addicts! Read less
Likes:
The vintage setting, privacy and service
Dislikes:
Room details such as storage could have been better thought out
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 (Sterling), 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: Dogs
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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