The Downton Estate extends to nearly 5,000 acres and is located in the spectacular, wooded and hilly countryside of the Shropshire/Herefordshire borders, close to the Welsh Marches. Ludlow, just four miles away, is a thriving medieval market town, an architectural gem with a splendid castle, situated on a cliff above the River Teme. The town has an unusually high concentration of top quality restaurants, an impressive variety of specialist food shops, ancient buildings and the celebrated Broad Street is a must. During the year, the town is busy hosting an array of events and festivals.
Wassell Barn is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, occupying a splendid rural setting with lovely views. Completely refurbished during 2015 to an exceptional eclectic and contemporary style, here is a lovely base, not only for walkers, but also those wanting to explore all of the many interesting towns and villages, as well as historic houses and gardens that Herefordshire and Shropshire have to offer.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps six guests
Three en-suite shower rooms
Outside seating area with garden furniture
Car port for two vehicles
Sorry, no children. Baby in own moses basket welcome.
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum stay of two nights.
Air sourced heating.
Walnut hardwood flooring.
Fitted electric oven and separate ceramic hob, microwave.
Fridge and separate freezer.
Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Television, Bu-ray DVD player and Sonos sound system.
Attractions and nearby amenities
The fine Georgian town of Ludlow is only a 20-minute drive and is one of the gastro capitals of England with an array of restaurants, secluded gastro-pubs, a historic market square and famous castle ruins.
Visit the medieval ruins of Ludlow Castle a 20-minute drive, or Stokesay Castle a beautiful 13th century Manor House and moat.
Enjoy a round of golf at Ludlow Golf Course formed in 1889 is the oldest course in Shropshire.
Explore the National Trust properties of Berrington Hall and Avebury.
Take in the history at the Ironbridge a wonderful base for all ages whether you are interested in art or engineering.
Visit Tenbury Wells, an attractive riverside spa and market town in the Teme Valley.
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