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Ludlow - especially for Sonja Marie

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Ludlow - especially for Sonja Marie

Post by EC2 » Sat June 25th, 2011, 10:17 am

I was in Ludlow to give a talk the other day and we like the area so much that we wondered about perhaps moving there - I doubt we will, but we were still inspired to go looking at properties in the Ludlow area.
This came up at the top of the heading when I Googled 'Properties for Sale in Ludlow.' A former dwelling place of Lady Jane Grey apparently. It's property porn. I want this! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for ... CC47725CFB
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Post by Misfit » Sat June 25th, 2011, 12:26 pm

Oh, that's a lovely house.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat June 25th, 2011, 4:22 pm

Wow, thanks EC!

Though those two large paintings in image 6 are now considered to be Catherine Parr, and not Jane, sigh!

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Post by Divia » Sat June 25th, 2011, 4:22 pm

Love the historical details.
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Post by LoobyG » Sat June 25th, 2011, 8:47 pm

What an absolutely gorgeous house, I'd give a lot to live somewhere like this - imagine reading historical fiction in such an atmospheric place! :D I've never been to Ludlow but I was looking at the photos from your recent visit there on your blog EC, it's inspiring me to take a day trip there.

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Post by EC2 » Sun June 26th, 2011, 11:20 am

[quote=""LoobyG""]What an absolutely gorgeous house, I'd give a lot to live somewhere like this - imagine reading historical fiction in such an atmospheric place! :D I've never been to Ludlow but I was looking at the photos from your recent visit there on your blog EC, it's inspiring me to take a day trip there.[/quote]

It's well worth it. There's a lot to keep you busy for a day in Ludlow. We've stayed a couple of time for a week and gone out to places such as Stokesay Castle, or driven over to Worcester and Hereford to the cathedrals. There's also some great walking in surrounding hills and woods. :)
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 26th, 2011, 1:48 pm

What a fabulous house, just love all the wood panelling and that ceiling. Nightmare to dust though......
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun June 26th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Um...WOW? That doesn't even cover it. I don't normally drool, but this could certainly inspire a change in that.

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Post by parthianbow » Sun June 26th, 2011, 7:12 pm

Ludlow is the most glorious town. There's the castle, the wooden first floor arcades over the shops that are 500 yrs old, the pub that's been open since 1360-something, the medieval fair in December, the Shakespeare plays in the castle in the summer, the food fair, the Michelin star restaurants, the amazing butchers, and it's not that well known by tourists. And and and... :D

I used to live and work near Ludlow, and in case you hadn't realised, I loved it!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon June 27th, 2011, 3:08 am

I associate Ludlow mostly with A.E. Houseman's poem, Terence This Is Stupid Stuff:
"For I have been to Ludlow Fair
and left my necktie God knows where
and carried half-way home, or near,
pints and quarts of Ludlow Beer.
And then the world seemed none so bad,
and I myself a sterling lad,
and down in lovely muck I've lain,
happy, till I woke again."

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