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Abbots Lodge

England West Midlands Herefordshire

  • Apartment
  • Boutique B&B

Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Wigmore, overlooking a lush valley on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, there aren't too many B&Bs like Abbots Lodge. For a start, it's only got one room, which is more like a small apartment if we're honest – a lovely large and bright beamed room that opens onto its own shady patio and boasts a dining and sitting area with log-burning stove, a small kitchen and large en-suite shower. It's beautifully done – John made some of the furniture by hand, and all the woodwork is lovely – with a comfy yet contemporary feel. You can come and go as you please via your own private entrance, and owners John and Janet put a lot of effort into making your stay as memorable as possible, serving an excellent breakfast every morning at your own dining table, and cooking up delicious meals in the evening to those who want them (Janet was a professional chef in another life).

The location is lovely, with views across the wooded valley. You're a short walk from the ruins of Wigmore Castle by way of a direct footpath, and there is a brilliant pub in the village – The Oak – which serves excellent food, as well as an excellent local shop. You could just spend your time pottering around on the various walks and cycle routes from Wigmore, finishing up with a glass of wine on the terrace and a couple of choices from Janet's excellent seasonal menu. But if you want to get into your car, the foodie town of Ludlow is just a short drive away and the location is perfect for exploring what is a really beautiful – and relatively unknown – part of the country.

It's worth knowing that John and Janet also own a unique self-catering property, Cruckbarn, up on the hilltop nearby – well worth considering for larger groups or those in search of complete privacy – and even more stunning views.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


A Returning Regular

I love the peace and privacy of this place. The whole of one wall is glass and overlooking woods and fields and hills. It has recently been re-decorated is soft greens and creams with a folksy edge to detail. It's the best of both worlds- a bed and breakfast but with independent living and, if so so wish, the most excellent dinner cooked by the ever charming Janet.
Oct 3, 2016 by Robina Varley

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