Originally a farm, this high-end establishment has bags of character, and is a stylish, comfortable and tranquil place to stay. Bedrooms are spacious and very well appointed, with comfortable beds and luxurious bathrooms. Old Downton Lodge is within easy reach of Ludlow's many attractions, and is in a peaceful location with good parking, pleasant grounds, ideal for walks and country pursuits. There is an honesty bar and excellent wine list. Breakfast should not be missed, and the two AA Rosette-worthy dinner is a highlight, with an imaginative five- or seven-course tasting menu using local, seasonal and foraged produce, served every Tuesday to Saturday evening.