Welcome to Ludlow Ecolog Cabins.
We run 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. This is now our third year, and the cabin seems to have started to live something of it's own life - word has spread, and repeat and recommendation bookings for this year are currently 48%. Thanks to all our guests for their feedback and help.
Annie's Cabin is a cosy place to stay in the winter....during January and February we give you £25 worth of food from Ludlow Food Centre as a welcoming present.
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 and wet, 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).
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.
See 'Availability & Prices' for the current booking calendar - please either email or phone us with the dates you're interested in. All bookings more than 8 weeks ahead only require a 25% deposit initially.
Limited fishing is available at no extra charge - there is approximately 200 yards of unstocked water.
Read our independent review from Alastair Sawday here.
Guardian article here.
Independent article here.
Sorry, no dogs other than guide dogs.
This page contains every entry in the visitor's book for the first year of the cabin's life, unabridged and in order - you'll just need to take my word for it that I haven't surreptitiously edited anything out. During the second year, the cabin seems to have started to live something of it's own life - word seems to spread, and repeat and recommendation bookings are currently around 48%. Thanks to all our guests for their feedback and enthusiasm.
' It was a pleasure to be your first guests. We all enjoyed the unique nature of the cabin and its location. It's an amazing place to spend the weekend, we had a BBQ by the river, saw the lovely views from the fort and made the most of all the food on our doorstep. Thank you very much - we'll definitely tell all of our friends!'
'We had a lovely weekend. Great cabin & beautiful tranquil location. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the Magnalonga in Ludlow. We hope to be back'
'Great log cabin and well appointed. Ideal base to explore Shropshire. Canoed with 'Sun Valley' on the Severn - Bridgnorth to Arley and return on the steam train a great day out. Hired bikes from Wheely Wonderful Cycles at Eton - good stop for lunch at baron of Beef Bucknell. Great food at the Unicorn pub Ludlow. Will definitely recommend this place to our friends and will be back. Happy holiday.'
'It has been a real pleasure to stay at the lodge. Great location and the facilities are first class. My only complaint is that we cannot stay a few more days. Will definitely recommend this place to our friends.'
'Stunning experience. Log cabin beautiful in lovely setting. Love to stay longer.'
We have loved everything, the house is truly wonderful, the river, and Ludlow a great town. Thanks so much and well done on building a fantastic house. We will spread the word in London!'
'Cabin excellent, had a lovely time, weather fantastic. Facilities for our disabled guest great. Loved sitting out at meal times and loved watching all the birds and the squirrels. Will definitely be back and will spread the word. Good luck for the future.'
'Like staying in a little warm cathedral of 'now'. No words to express the beauty. The most relaxing place ever!'
'The cabin is a joy to stay in - beautifully built and furnished. Thank you for providing us with everything we could possibly need, plus many very thoughtful and much appreciated extras.'
'We've had a very relaxing break in your comfortable and unique log cabin. Loved the sumptuous wood all around us, the peace, birdsong, drenching shower & well equipped kitchen. A great spot for exploring Ludlow and the surrounding countryside. Thank you v. much!'
'We have had a very peaceful weekend break. This is the first break in 10 years for Ian, so it was important to get it right and I think we did. Thank you very much.'
'A fab retreat for a relaxing autumn break. Excellent standard of accommodation with many thoughtful touches. The welcome gifts were very much appreciated - thank you.'
'A unique retreat. We loved our weekend in your beautifully constructed log cabin and we were really impressed with Ludlow and the surrounding countryside. Thank you for the bread and fruit. The children loved the apples!'