On the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, in the village of Wigmore, we are just a few miles from the historic town of Ludlo
We have just one generous double room with king sized bed, so we can afford to make your stay extra special.
We serve you breakfast in your room. And to complete the treat, why not let Janet prepare an evening meal for you, delivered to your table for a private dining experience. Janet has spent her career working in catering, and is the former head chef at the Ludlow Food Centre.
What we want is for you to enjoy the same things we would like when we go away - a pint of milk in your fridge, space inside and out for relaxing, and a separate entrance to come and go by.
With access from its own south facing terrace, the bedroom is characterised by space, light, peace and views across the nearby rooftops and wooded valley. As well as a king sized bed, there is a sitting area with log-burning stove, an en-suite shower room and a kitchen. A television is provided, as is a Roberts CD/radio, and wireless broadband is also available.
Abbots Lodge is located in a delightfully peaceful setting between the church and the medieval castle.
A short, beautiful and picturesque drive to the east through Mortimer Forest brings you to the historic town of Ludlow, renowned for its food and arts festivals as well as its fine dining, and high quality local food suppliers.
Everything is included to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. At its centre, the lovely spacious room has a king sized bed, beneath a beautiful canopy, with cotton bedding and feather pillows and duvet. At one end of theroom is a sitting area, providing you with the opportunity for a cosy night in front of the log burning stove. Alternatively it is a place from which to take advantage of the sunny aspect and views.
An ensuite shower room, and a small kitchen with fridge are included. You’re welcome to bring your own wine or champagne to chill (there’s a corkscrew provided!).
Provided for you:
• Shaving point adaptor
• DAB/FM Radio, Ipod dock, CD player, (Aux in cable provided!)
• TV/DVD player
• In the kitchen a selection of cooking utensils, pans, plates etc, including a bottle opener
• Supply of logs for the fire
Should you have an allergy to feathers, we can offer non feather pillows as an alternative, along with sheets and blankets in place of the duvet.
A choice of breakfasts will be available, for example organic smoked salmon scrambled eggs, or eggs Benedict or a traditional English, brought to you in your room. Alternatively, for complete privacy, you could choose to have a selection of cereals, fruits, locally made breads and jams left for you in your kitchen.
Evening dining - if you prefer the opportunity to stay in, a seasonably varying menu of evening meal options is available, all home cooked by Janet, who has trained and worked with food throughout her career. Once again this will be served to you at the dining table in your room.
Abbots Lodge is located off an un-adopted lane (that becomes the footpath to Wigmore Castle). Off-street parking is always available on our driveway. (Click here to view a separate PDF document with directions to the property, once you arrive in Wigmore.) Access is level from the drive to the room.
Wigmore is approximately 8 miles west of Ludlow, and a similar distance from the market towns of Leominster, Knighton, Kington and Presteigne. An attractive, thriving village, with schools, a church, pubs and a recently opened community shop, it stands out on the map because of its castle (just a few yards walk from Abbots Lodge).
Herefordshire is a beautiful un-spoilt rural county. It is an excellent destination for walking, cycling, mountain biking, bird-watching, exploring historical sites and houses, or simply relaxing. Throughout the area are a wide range of pubs and restaurants of recognized quality and character, and there are numerous opportunities to buy local produce. Just over the border into Shropshire is the beautiful historic town of Ludlow, particularly renowned for its restaurants, and food suppliers.
Further afield Hay-on-Wye is approximately 45 minutes drive to the south west, a delightful town famous for its second hand bookshops, and of course the world renowned Hay Festival. Hereford is 30 minutes drive to the south, a cathedral city (on the river Wye), and Shrewsbury is 45 minutes to the north (on the river Severn).