The Maltings

Ludlow, Shropshire

Elegant cottage a stone's throw from Ludlow's fabulous shops, market and restaurants. Better still, you can stay just for a long weekend


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Lovely Ludlow is a draw for foodies and history buffs alike, replete with listed buildings, antique shops, restaurants and world-class markets. Right in its centre is this fine Georgian townhouse and its handsome garden; hidden within the walls, an enchanting cottage for two with your own front door so you’ll feel nicely private if you prefer to be.  Climb up stairs to rooms filled with light: raised beams open up the space and natural materials shine. Floors are exposed brick or wood topped with rugs, there are inviting armchairs, a big table, lots of books and games and art on the walls. In the kitchen there’s a Belfast-sink and all the bits you need to cook up a storm (fresh herbs plucked from the garden will add an extra flourish). The double has a very large bed, sublime fabrics, muted tones and its own bathroom down a few steps. This is a fine base for anyone – you’re smack in the Marches with English and Welsh culture all around you – so walk, visit festivals or hop in the car and be in bookish Hay-on-Wye in 40 minutes.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm - 9pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
Pubs/restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £390
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £1301 bed1 bedroom


My wife and I had a wonderful six night stay at The Maltings. Kim & Miles have created an absolutely beautiful and very spacious one bedroom apartment in the old Malt House attached to their property. The apartment is completely self-contained and very private, with a large kitchen area and a peaceful bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Kim has obviously gone to great lengths to think of everything that guests might need during their stay and has succeeded admirably. I really cannot recommend it highly enough and can honestly say that it is one of the best places we have ever stayed.

Mark, London

This is the most delightful accommodation in a gorgeous town. Kim and Miles have put a lot of thought into how to provide the best possible experience with special treats, comforts of home and everything you could possibly need to self cater. The interior design is done with flare and the garden is spectacular. The location is perfect with the ability to walk to everything in Ludlow and designated parking so we barely needed our car. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending or returning again.

Maria, Adelaide

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kim Cato

  • If you're a foodie, you'll be in heaven! Ludlow is full of great eateries (some right across the street). We have local markets nearly every day, a wonderful range of shops, not to mention Ludlow Food Centre - one of the best Farm Shops in the UK.
  • We're in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', with many beautiful walks right from your doorstep. Or explore further afield - we're only a 3-min walk from the train station and we provide free parking...quite a rarity in central Ludlow!
  • We also have an art gallery on the premises. For over 25 years, Miles has been a leading dealer in 17th to 19th-century British paintings. His atmospheric 18th c. rooms are the perfect place to enjoy pictures of the period - you're very welcome to browse.
  • Ludlow has nearly 500 listed buildings so it's an absolute treasure trove of period architecture. You can easily spend hours simply wandering the lanes. But there are also many historic castles, houses & gardens nearby - see 'Ludlow & Area' on our website.
  • The front of 137 Corve Street is early Georgian. But behind the large oak door lies a fascinating complex of rooms and courtyards ranging from Medieval to Victorian. In 2011, it won a special Conservation Award and Prince Charles came for a tour.
  • In the 19th c., The Maltings was used to ferment grains for making beer and spirits. Ours is very rare: it still has the original brick-vaulted drying kiln (under the bedroom floor), among other special original features.