A historic country house, thoughtfully reimagined for today as a beautiful home and exclusive stay for up to 13 people in the loveliest town in England – Ludlow. This is the gastronomic capital of the countryside with the finest food and drink. The wild beauty of the Marches are all around, with forests, rivers, hills, ancient towns and castles to explore.

The Sitting Room


The grandeur of an English country house and the comfort of a home, The Ludlow Townhouse is a place in which to enjoy moment upon moment of timeless pleasure as you take in all that our house and garden, Ludlow and the Marches have to offer.


The Ludlow Townhouse dates back to the Knights Hospitaler, when the mediaeval town echoed to the ring of steel and armoured knights rode through the gatehouse that still stands on Broad Street. It has been embellished throughout English history. The blue plaque on its facade records at least one distinguished resident, Admiral Vashon, who commanded the navy under Nelson. That was the time when Ludlow hosted Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleons imprisoned brother.


Informal elegance woven with carefully chosen art, antiques and textiles – each of our rooms is an embodiment of modern English country house comfort and design. We showcase the work of local artists, potters and weavers.


Tranquil garden with space to entertain, relax and play with family and friends. Within moments you are by the river, for paddling or wild swimming, deep in the ancient Mortimer Forest for walking, running and cycling or up into the Shropshire and Herefordshire hills – retune with nature and discover some of life’s purer pleasures.


History at every turn, explore the castle where Catherine of Aragon lived, the medieval streets and cathedral like parish church. There are festivals and fairs, like the Ludlow Food Festival. Everyday is market day. Independent butchers, bakers, fish house, cheese shops, delicatessens, wine shops, a chocolatier and craft brewery. This is the home of traditional food, produced the traditional way – from local farms.