Approached by a gravel driveway, the cottage has a sun-trap courtyard with a large patio and shrub beds on the south side. A second patio and lawn at the rear, which catches the evening sun, overlooks the stream and dingle, replanted 2011/2012.
Accomodation:- Wifi internet access
The whole cottage is at ground level and so there are no stairs. It has three bedrooms, all en-suite: the master bedroom has a king-size bed with superior en suite featuring a spa bath with shower over, a toilet and vanity basin.
The large lounge with 40” TV has a woodburning stove and external french doors to the front and rear. Internal french doors lead to the kitchen/diner with a separate utility leading to the rear patio. Off the hall is a guest cloakroom with toilet and washbasin. All furniture is oak.
View across the courtyard towards the driveway
Our 4th visit to the ‘Bull Pen’. Super as usual.
Hancock Family, Devon. February 2015.
What can we say about The Old Bull Pen which hasn’t been said before. It is Five Star and more and would put a lot of top hotels to shame. Norman & Lynda are marvellous hosts and we look forward to coming again in May to Threshers which is just as lovely.
Corner Family, Nottingham. February 2015.
Absolutely fantastic. Awesome break. Cottage and facilities first class.
Copping Family, Warwickshire. March 2015.
Another superb break - hospitality and comfort outstanding.
Danskin Family, Scotland. May 2015.
Very spacious and comfortable accommodation and a very warm welcome - thank you for the cake and hamper. Such a peaceful spot - love the stream and the walk around the field at the back. Ludlow Castle was fantastic, kids loved it. The food and craft markets were great, lots of goodies to take home! We hope to be back soon.
Oppenheimer Family, Bucks. May 2015.
A haven a of relaxation and tranquillity. Thanks once again Norman & Lynda. Looking forward now to Christmas (at Ashford Farm).
Bolding Family, Essex. June 2015
Another great stay chez Norman & Lynda. Loved the coffee machine. See you next year.
Goodswen Family, Norfolk. June 2015.
A fantastic week - very relaxing. The cottage is perfect in every way (best we have stayed in). Great location.
Mottram Family, West Sussex. July 2015.
Fabulous cottage - you have thought of everything. Lots of lovely walks and good food.
Mass Family, Bucks. July 2015.
Bedroom 2, pictured above, has a double bed with en suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Bedroom 3 has twin beds, en suite same as bedroom 2. All bedrooms have flatscreen TVs.
Another lovely holiday. Excellent in every respect.
Wendy, Steve, Betty & Evelyn, Staffordshire.February 2016.
Lovely cottage, beautful fittings and thoughtfully equipped. We all had a wonderful break.
Kevin, Sue & Denise, West Sussex. February 2016.
My visits to Ashford Farm get better and better! Thank you for your hard work in maintaining the highest standard.
Roger & friends, Bristol. April 2016.
Another wonderful holiday here - our third time and next year already booked! This is by far the best cottage we have stayed in.
Jackie, Philip, Michael & Robert, Cumbria.. April 2016.
Julian, Philip, Michael & Robert, Cumbria. May 2016.
Excellent cottage, 5 star plus!
Vera, Sheila, Kathryn & Alison, Cheshire. June 2016
Thank you for a superb cottage, 5 star comfort all round. The cake was delicious and most welcome, along with your warm welcome on arrival. The whole week has been truly relaxing. Thank you both so much.
Dave & Val, West Glamorgan .June 2016.
Thank you for a wonderful 5th visit.
Michael & Margaret, Harpenden. July 2016.
Another wonderful stay. This time we invited guests who all said how great the cottages were.
Phil & Sue, Essex. September 2016.
Our second visit to this lovely cottage and booked already for next year.
Sheila & Reg, Fife, September 2016.