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Old Downton Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fabulous looking place in lovely countryside situated in a remote location a few miles outside Ludlow. A number of farm buildings have been refurbished around a very pretty courtyard. Rooms are decorated to a high standard and retain much of the original character. Furnishings are better than you would get in most hotels. Very comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms. The...

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Northamptonshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned on the 10th & 11th May staying in room 2 and it is every bit as good if not better then our previous visits. Willem, Pippa, Alex and the staff are superb...the location is excellent, lovely rooms, stunning meals and of course don't forget the wine! I could waffle on about the hotel and how nice it is...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the beautiful Old Downton Lodge for one night at the end of April. We were met in the car park and escorted into the reception area and then on to our room. Old Downton Lodge nestles in the countryside near Ludlow/Leintwardine and if you are looking for peace, quiet, pure escapism and superb food then look no...

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at many hotels around the world preferring small intimate establishments over group hotels and Old Downton meets on every aspect of the rooms and restaurant. The conversions of the barns have been undertaken with considerable care and eye for detail to the highest standard. The courtyard a pleasure to enjoy. The restaurant is of Michelin standard and...

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Cirencester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights, ate on one. We booked through Secret Escapes and were very pleased with the value. The dinner was excellent, imaginative and light. Carl the chef impressed with every course of the six we had. not only was each course delicious, but the balance and interaction of the whole was superb. Nice bottle of Brouilly from the...

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrival was warm and friendly and we were treated to an informative introduction. Rooms are set around a formal garden setting. It was a cold day and our room was initially chilly but warmed up during the evening. The courtyard rooms are well laid out and designed in a sympathetic way to the rest of the period style building. While...

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Willem_Vlok, Owner at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. The whole team at Old Downton Lodge are extremely grateful to see that all the hard work is appreciated. They deserve all the praise as they are the ones that make Old Downton Lodge so special. We hope to see you soon and please tell all...

Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights stay at Downton Lodge Hotel. Our room was in a comfortable, tastefully converted ancient barn, overlooking a delightful parterre garden, with views over a field. There are seating areas placed around the garden. The food was amazing, the five course tasting menu a real treat, something we will talk about for quite some time.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this fabulous restaurant with rooms to celebrate an anniversary & we are really pleased that we did! We were fortunate in having the most perfect weather which only went to highlight the beauty of these old converted farm buildings. Our room was lovely. The bed very comfortable. The bath just right for a soak after a long walk...

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Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Booked a room at the Old Downton Lodge near Ludlow for one night and for the taster meal as a birthday treat for my wife and it was everything we expected and more. All the staff made us feel part of the family and very welcome. We were shown to our room, which was a small converted barn type dwelling...

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Willem_Vlok, Owner at Old Downton Lodge, responded to this review

Wow that is great to hear you had such a good time and all the hard work the team puts in is appreciated. Many thanks and please do tell all your friends.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Booked a last minute, two night visit here, bed and breakfast. The restaurant was closed Sunday and Monday, but they were up front and we didn't mind. He were happy to recommend places. What a magical, magical place. A little tricky to find and off the beaten track, but truly special. The staff were fantastic, the room and location beautiful,...

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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 

Additional Information about Old Downton Lodge

Address: Downton on the Rock | Ludlow, Shropshire, Downton on the Rock SY8 2HU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Downton on the Rock
Price Range: €160 - €338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Downton Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The two rooms I have tried were excellent.”
pitstop007, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 was great”
richardhware, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have only a bath ensuite, some a shower. Had I known I would have chosen a shower, so ask beforehand.”
RGGB, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No problems with noise, apart from birdsong etc! We had a superior room which was upstairs, and very spacious.”
harryW965, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent but ask on booking for specific details and team will try to accommodate.”
George0410, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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