Elm Lodge Accommodation is family run by the owners, who live on the premises, Stephen and Barbara Weaver. The original property was built in the early 1700s. Then called The Cedars it was set in approximately 25 acres.
In the late Georgian period The Cedars was enlarged by the addition of a large house on one end that tripled the size of the building, which now had stunning panoramic views across the Teme valley taking in Ludlow, the castle, Mortimer Forest and the Welsh Borders country. This expansion was reflected in Ludlow itself, as the town became a prominent centre for wool trading; many of Ludlow’s larger properties on Mill Street and Broad Street for example, are of a similar age. Renamed Elm Lodge at this time.
The decline in wool trading saw ownership change and, through the early part of the twentieth century, the house gradually fell into disrepair.
When Stephen and Barbara acquired Elm Lodge they spent the first couple of years working out what they had got and what to do with it! Gradually the plans came together and, after many months of landscaping and careful planting around the existing mature trees, in 1997 part of the grounds were opened to the public as a 9-hole golf course unfortunately it is now closed but offers lovely strolls in a parkland setting.
Since then many of the derelict outbuildings have been removed. However one, the former coach house has been completely renovated and restored: in Spring 2002 it was opened to provide further guest accommodation, offices and the golf shop.
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