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Ludlow a National Treasure

Ludlow is once again in the spotlight as an outstanding town to live in. On this occasion The Times is praising the South Shropshire market town as a great place for those seeking retirement place to settle – but with an abundance to occupy mind and body.

The Ludlow Lifestyle

Quality of Ludlow life is a phrase that Scott Kemsley, Balfours Ludlow sales manager, frequently hears from vendors and prospective purchasers. He reflects: “Ludlow is a hugely vibrant town, just as The Times says; there are many seasonal festivals from spring right through to Christmas – but lifestyle goes much deeper than that with music, fringe arts and foodie experiences available literally 365 days of the year.”

He reflects: “What we sometimes forget is that most of the festivals for which the town is renowned are spearheaded and driven by local people; be it local businesses or people with a passion and of course many of those are lucky enough to have the time because they are retired and now following their passions.

The town’s architecture and surrounding countryside with AONB – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – status are another source positively influencing people’s lives, according to The Times. Scott adds, Ludlow really does have it all, beautiful buildings, the Castle and Churches punctuated with the most amazing medieval heritage which is truly uplifting to body and soul.”

If you want to get close to nature there are fabulous walks with the River Teme running by the town and the wonderful hills, there are 34 listed in the area, including Tinkers Hill to Caynham Fort nearby to Brown Clee and Caer Caradoc further afield. “It is not difficult to see why The Times has again identified Ludlow as a national treasure and featured The Old Bell House, Ludford. It’s a stunning Grade II* Elizabethan house overlooking the River Teme which ticks all the boxes, including a swimming pool. It really is an intriguing property, guide price of £1,575,000,” says Scott.

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