ARK Cottage at Ye Old House

A Herefordshire Holiday Cottage

Orleton Ludlow Leominster Local attractions Hereford Shrewsbury


Ark Cottage is closed for the winter. We will open again Spring 2020.

Ark Cottage, which looks like a Noah's Ark, is a modern three-bedroomed, centrally- heated, self-contained annexe to the 15th century Ye Old House. It is located in the picturesque centre of Orleton, Herefordshire, five miles from Ludlow and Leominster, all situated in the Marches, in past centuries disputed territory over which Welsh and English fought, and built their spectacular castles.

Layout and Facilities

An entrance porch leads into the combined kitchen/living area equipped with table and chairs, storage cupboards, and bookshelves with radio and CD player, 'fridge, cooker, double sink, dishwasher, washer-dryer, kettle, microwave cooker and toaster as well as saucepans, china, glasses and cutlery for six.

Upstairs, Ark Cottage has three bedrooms and can sleep six comfortably. Bedroom 1 is a double-bedded room looking out on to the garden and the old shepherd's hut. Bedroom 2 accommodates 2 children in bunk beds which are large enough for teenagers or adults if needed. Bedroom 3 is furnished as a TV room/bedroom with double sofa-bed, TV, DVD, CD player and free WiFi.

The family bathroom has toilet, wash-basin and bath with shower over.

Ark Cottage has central heating and constant hot water. It is cosy and warm because the cavity walls are lined with eco-friendly sheep's wool. The twelve solar panels on the rear roof provide power to heat water and run appliances.

Outside, the old fashioned garden, with lawns, vegetable plots, fruit trees and roses, can be used by guests.  There is also off-street parking.

We welcome families, walkers and cyclists. Sorry, no dogs.

Welcome Basket, locally sourced


Price range starting at £375 per week. Short breaks available.

Basic price per night £75 for two, plus £20 for each additional person.

Please phone +44(0)1568 780566 or email for details.

ARK Cottage
Ye Old House