Croft Cottage Bed & Breakfast near Ludlow
Hosts: David & Elizabeth Hatchell - 01584 890664
The Croft Cottage near Ludlow in Spring
Clematis and roses


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  • We were listed in the last three printed editions of  Alastair Sawday’s Bed and Breakfast for Garden Lovers  but have now decided not to advertise any more.  We therefore expect, after more than 18 years, to cease providing bed & breakfast in the autumn of 2016.
    Looking for bed and breakfast near Ludlow, Shropshire? Deep in the English countryside, our cottage is surrounded by farmland in the tiny parish of Hope Bagot, far from the throb of
    commuter traffic - yet only five miles from Ludlow and Tenbury Wells.

    Tranquillity -  Score 9/10  
    (according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England)
    Seeing the Milky Way at night - Yes
    Seeing streams - Yes
    Hearing natural sounds - Yes
    Hearing wildlife - Yes
    Hearing running water - Yes
    Seeing the sea . . .  sorry, no, that’s the only one we can’t offer.   
    For a comfortable bed and memorable breakfast in tranquil, friendly surroundings, you need look no further. Our guests are welcome to enjoy and explore our five acres of garden with an old wild flower meadow with orchids, a young wood, an ancient brook - its banks lined with alders - and a large wildlife pool. This is home to moorhens and mallards and teems with dragonflies in the summer.
    We have an active badger sett in the grounds where you may see the animals most evenings, weather permitting. We provide chairs but they have moved away from the hide from which we observed them for many years, so a wet evening is not so much fun! Although we have four bridges over the brook you are strongly advised to bring Wellington boots to enjoy the grounds to the full although they are not needed to reach the front door!
    The home of HOPE BAGOT BEES, we usually have honey for sale.
    Autumn colours near Ludlow
    Strictly No Smoking

    Seeing a natural landscape - Yes
    Hearing birdsong -  Yes
    Enjoying peace and quiet - Yes
    Seeing natural-looking woodland - Yes