Annie’s Cabin (sleeps 4+2)
Welcome to Annie’s Cabin.
The future of the business is uncertain at the moment due to coronavirus – we’re currently closed, and I’ve now come to a definite decision not to reopen our cabin till at least September. I’ll be having a further review in mid-August, and will update the website again then.
The reasons behind the current position are essentially a combination of two factors:
- Our ‘household’ includes 3 shielded members, one of whom is 95.
- Lack of confidence that a normal changeover in the cabin, taking around 6 hours, can be at low risk to ourselves, and give guests reasonable certainty that surfaces in the cabin are free from coronavirus at the start of their stay.
There is a possibility that, from September, we may move in the direction of longer holidays of 2 weeks or more, to allow gaps between guests. If you’re interested in a longer stay, please get in touch – it will at least help us to gauge the level of interest, and we may be able to book you in.
Thanks to all our guests, past and prospective, for their love of the cabin and support for the business.
We are a family business offering self-catering holidays in a hand built Finnish-style log cabin, set in an unspoilt meadow, 2 miles from Ludlow, known nationally for its quality food, and within easy reach of the glorious countryside of the Shropshire Hills and Welsh Marches.
If you’re looking for a relaxed English holiday, we’ve got lots to offer you. Annie’s Cabin has been designed to be as much fun to live in as possible at any time of year, and in any weather. If the weather’s good, you can explore during the day, and come back for a glass of wine round the firepit by the river. If it’s warm and wet, you can open the folding doors onto the meadow, and sit outside for meals under the huge overhanging roof. If it’s cold, wet, and generally uninspiring, you could spend the morning gathering fresh ingredients in Ludlow, have a cooking competition in the afternoon, and feast in the evening in front of the 11KW wood pellet stove. Or if you don’t want to cook, you could investigate the area’s great choice of restaurants (see http://www.ludlow.org.uk/eat.asp).
See ‘Availability & Prices‘ for the (always up-to-date) booking calendar – please either email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone us (01584 875027/07977 091928) with the dates you’re interested in. We’re probably easier to reach by email, but calls are very welcome. All bookings more than 8 weeks ahead only require a 25% returnable deposit initially, so it’s not expensive to think ahead.
The cabin has been constructed with the aim of minimising impact on the environment, both during the building process, and over its lifetime, using Douglas Fir logs grown in Mid-Wales. If you’re interested in reducing the CO2 emissions of your own home, a holiday here may give you some ideas, and enable you to try out technologies such as the wood-pellet stove, solar water-heating, an induction hob and LED/low energy lighting.
We have also incorporated disabled facilities into the design, including level access throughout, a wet room, and extra wide doors.
Limited fishing is available at no extra charge – there is approximately 200 yards of unstocked water.
This is now our eighth year, and the cabin seems to be living a life of it’s own – thanks to all our guests who’ve recommended us to others, and who keep coming back, to Alastair Sawday, who’s sung our praises, and to the journalists who’ve helped to get us noticed. Looking at statistics, they indicate 82% occupation, with a massive 54% being guests who’ve either been before, or have booked through recommendation from friends.
Read our independent review from Alastair Sawday here.
Guardian article here.
Independent article here.
Sorry, no dogs other than guide dogs.
During our first five years, we have been inspected annually by local inspectors using Visit Britain’s standards, and we achieved a 4 star gold standard. We’re currently trying a period without inspection, as we feel we’ve thoroughly taken the standards to heart, so we no longer display the 4 star logo.