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Old Downton Lodge

(135 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.8
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.8

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Old Downton Lodge Information

Description

Having won countless plaudits for their award winning hospitality business, Willem and Pippa, saw the potential to create a unique venue that defies any attempt to categorise it.They have created somewhere that is fascinating, intriguing and mesmeric. The bedrooms are unforgettable; luxurious, packed with history and designed to make you smile. The hospitality is relaxed and genuine. The food is exceptional and the wine list inspired. Parts of Old Downton are so ancient that history merges with legend: its renovation so sympathetic and creative that you may confuse fact with fiction. The sitting room is redolent of its previous incarnation – there is no hiding the fact that this was once an impressive stable. Mighty timbers that once fronted stalls now provide seating from which to watch the roaring log burner, socialise and enjoy a drink from the bar – or in summer to contemplate the spectacular sunsets over the Shropshire hills. Fashioned out of ancient stables and barns, you certainly won’t encounter uniformity here: A mixture of exposed beams, high ceilings, alcoves, malt shoots and hidey holes have all been incorporated in varying combinations in one room or another. The dining room is in its pomp when set out for a party of twelve or eighteen, but it is equally atmospheric when laid out with table of two or four. It has the feel of a grand medieval hall. Although modern roads will lead you to its doorstep, Old Downton Lodge is well off the beaten track – and far away from light pollution.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Restaurant - starred
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Breakfast served in restaurant

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Badminton court
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Parasailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting

Policies

  • Check in
    15:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from A44 Worcester (44.5 miles)
    Head northwest on A44 toward Bath Rd. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight left onto Bridge St/A44. Continue to follow A44. Slight right to stay on A44. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A44. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A49. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Ludlow Rd/A49. Continue to follow A49. Go through 2 roundabouts. Turn left onto A4113. Turn left. Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow SY8 2HU.
  • Road from A49 Ludlow (7.0 miles)
    From Ludlow take A49 towards Shrewsbury. At Bromfield, about 3 miles, turn left on A4113 to Knighton. After 2 miles turn left to Downton. Follow the single track road for 2.7 miles. We are on the right; follow the road to the car park.

 
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