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“A warm welcome in a beautiful setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Old Downton Lodge
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Cannich, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A warm welcome in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Old Downton Lodge last weekend with a large group of friend as part of a birthday celebration. From the moment we arrived, we received a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We checked in early to our lovely room and joined our friends in the comfortable lounge for coffee and home made cakes. Our hosts recommended local places to walk and even laid on 2 minibuses to transport us to a local beauty spot and collected us when we were ready to return. We had a great dinner, served in an elegant and impressive dining room then retired to the lounge where we enjoyed drinks from the honesty bar. Breakfast the next morning was extensive and offered a choice of both hot and cold dishes. We felt completely at home at the lodge, thanks to the exceptional hospitality of our hosts. We look forward to returning soon.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Fergus d, Manager at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hi Georgie, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're really pleased your party enjoyed the exclusive use of Old Downton Lodge for your party. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Old Downtown Lodge is an amazing find. We went for a short stay and had the most incredible time. All the rooms are so unique and have such character. The food and hospitality were fantastic. I would definitely go again and recommend if you want a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amelia410
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Fergus d, Manager at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hi Amelia, thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and all of the activities. We hope to see you again
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you are looking for a unique and amazing experience this is the one! Having recently stayed at Downton with a small group of colleagues we had a wonderful time. Downton Lodge is a totally unique and a magical place. The venue is full of character, the bedrooms are immaculate, the reception areas stunning and the food out of this world. And what made this place extra special was the hospitality offered by Fergus, Anita and their team. From the initial enquiry, helping plan our activities (visit to the Ludlow Food Centre, treasure hunt, local walk), recommending local restaurants/pubs, serving breakfast & dinner, preparing drinks....nothing was too much trouble. If you are looking to stay in the Ludlow area stay at Downton Lodge, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicklaus1
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Fergus d, Manager at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
It was a pleasure to have you and your colleagues stay and discover the amazing things we have to offer locally. Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.
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leeds england
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting the Ludlow medieval christmas market and had booked a return visit before we left.This is a real gem,everything of a very high standard -beautiful room,huge bed,wonderful breakfast and attentive,friendly service.Set in lovely countryside seemingly miles from anywhere but within easy reach of Ludlow and surrounding area.We did not have our car with us but were offered lifts into Ludlow by Fergus who negotiated the pheasant filled lanes with ease!The rain meant that sitting in the lounge on Saturday evening ,warmed by the wood-burning stove and a drink from the bar was an added treat.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank angelLeedsEngland
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Fergus d, Manager at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We pride ourselves on the service we offer. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Wishing to visit Ludlow and the surrounding area, I searched the internet for accommodation and found this absolute gem of a place. My husband and I stayed here for one night on 27 October. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Service was attentive without being overpowering. As it was a Saturday night we had the option of booking for dinner which turned out to be a very good choice. Compliments to Fergus on a perfectly cooked medium rare sirloin! I really can’t recommend Old Downton Lodge highly enough. What you see on their website is what you get – it won’t be long before we’re back for a longer stay. Beryl P

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beryl P
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Fergus d, Manager at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for your very kind review. We very much look forward to seeing you again.
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

An amazing place hidden away just outside Ludlow. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves for one night and were still treated to the full service. The room was excellent, a comfortable four post bed, large bathroom. The outside area is beautiful with tables where we could sit in the sun and watch the birds fly about. A very nice afternoon. The best thing though was the wonderful treatment we got. As it was a Sunday they weren't doing food at the lodge, but Robert recommended then arranged a lift for us to a restaurant nearby. We were even picked up and taken back later on. Great breakfast and a late night help yourself bar. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ATravellerLondon
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel completely at home. We had booked this break to celebrate my 60th birthday, and could not have chosen better. Pippa met us on arrival and showed us around. We met the remainder of the staff over the 4 days we were there, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our room, number 4 was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was excellent . There is so much to see and do locally that we will certainly be back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Old Downton Lodge
Address: Downton on the Rock | Ludlow, Shropshire, Downton on the Rock SY8 2HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Downton on the Rock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Downton on the Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Downton Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fascinating. Intriguing. Mesmeric. Pure escapism just seven miles from Ludlow, in some respects, Old Downton Lodge defies description: It is not a hotel, nor is it really a bed and breakfast or a restaurant with rooms. Each of the nine bedrooms are unforgettable – stylishly converted from historic farm buildings surrounding a flower bedecked courtyard, each is quirky, luxurious, packed with history and designed to make you smile. The hospitality is relaxed and genuine. The food – served in a dramatic dining hall - is exceptional and the wine list inspired. ... more   less 
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