The manager came to meet us as soon as we parked up, then showed us to our room which we loved. We couldn't believe the height of the ceilings, this made it feel very roomy. We settled ourselves in and then asked Ken if he could arrange a taxi for us to go into Ludlow as we were booked in at the Koo Japanese restaurant (gorgeous by the way), this wasn't a problem - although it was quite pricey with us being so far out of the way - £15 there & £15 back.
The breakfast the following morning was lovely - a nice selection of fruit and cereals followed by a full breakfast which was served very quickly. We also ate in the restaurant that evening and the meal, in particular the sticky date & ginger pudding, was lovely...Mmm. We found the service was great and the manager friendly, loved the weekend away - we would definitely recommoned this place...the price we paid was very reasonable - £140 for two nights. Unbeleivably the weather was also great...
I did have one gripe though and that is that the heating didn't come on at all on the Saturday and there wasn't enough hot water to have a nice long bath as I'd intended, although if I'd mentioned this to the manager I'm sure he would have done everything he could to resolve the problem.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Downton Hotel Downton On The Rock