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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
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Sun Cottage Ref: RT5

A visit to Sun Cottage will be a delight, with a warm welcome, comfort, peace and tranquillity. At the heart of the conservation village of Norbury, famous for its ancient yew tree, the adjoining holiday cottage offers a relaxed atmosphere with wood-burning stove, south-facing terrace and garden. It is perfect for those seeking to explore the area on foot, bicycle or by car. Horse riding can also be found locally. South Shropshire and the Marches have myths and legends as well as delightful market towns, castles and villages. The Long Mynd, Shropshire Way and Stiperstones are accessed from front door and Offa’s Dyke is just over the hill. If guests can drag themselves away in the evening, the Coach House restaurant lies in the village, whilst pubs offering local beer and home cooked food are a mile or so away. Shop and pubs 11/2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Fitted kitchen/dining area with feature fireplace. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Radio/TV/DVD
  • Video available
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed south-facing garden and terrace
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking

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£437-£437
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1


Buckshead Eco Cottage offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views and unwind or, for the more active, there is ample opportunity to explore the local countryside and wildlife, with many footpaths and cycle paths close by. The cottage is located within its own grounds on an organic hill farm in the Clun Valley, where electricity is generated by wind power and hot water provided by solar panels, and is the ideal holiday location to reduce your carbon footprint whilst taking in the landscape and experiencing organic hill farming. Carefully renovated to a very good standard, using local materials, both to retain its traditional characteristics but also to fully accommodate eco-friendly design principles. Wi-fi is available in a separate unit on site. The Shropshire Hills are located adjacent to the Welsh border and the southern part of the region, in particular the Clun Valley, has outstanding beauty and peaceful character allowing unlimited opportunity for those that love nature, cycling and walking to enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape. Visitors can enjoy the quietness of the Long Mynd, the secret beauty of Caer Caradoc and the Stiperstones, or follow Offa’s Dyke Path, which runs just outside the local village. Other local attractions include Clun Castle and the Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms. Further afield, day trips can be made to Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley reservoir, various Welsh coastal resorts, historic Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. From the door enjoy breathtaking views and wonderful landscapes. Brynmawr Farm, the holding where Buckshead Eco Cottage is located, includes the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, a beautiful large expanse of upland moorland, designated as a SSSI. Explore the farm, which hosts a range of wildlife and includes ponds, meadows and a brook. There are a number of local country pubs that offer excellent pub food and traditional ales or, alternatively, why not visit local towns such as Bishops Castle or Ludlow for a range of places to eat out. The farm leading to the property is proud to support Care Farming West Midlands. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: 1 step to living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room included. Partial electricity and solid fuel central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£242-£604
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Magnificent views

This detached stone farmhouse nestles on the hillside, 25 yards from the owner’s house and surrounded by farmland in this AONB with magnificent views south to the Long Mynd. It has its own access and parking. Four pubs and the village shop are within easy reach of this tranquil setting. Several other pubs are within a short car journey. The town of Bishop’s Castle is ten minutes away, with a wonderful delicatessen and several interesting cafes and pubs, two of which brew their own beer. The gastronomic centre of Ludlow with its market and castle and the fascinating Coalbrookdale museums at Ironbridge are about half an hour away as is the county town of Shrewsbury with all modern facilities including theatre, multiplex cinema and many restaurants is 20 minutes’ drive. Walking, gliding, paragliding and pony trekking are amongst the numerous outdoor holiday activities the area is famous for. The Long Mynd, Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way and the Stiperstones are all nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1¼ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating £40per week October-March, £30per week April-September. Electricity and towels included. Bed linen hire. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on lead at all times - sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£773-£1500
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Wagtails Ref: QQQ

A holiday location with a difference! This comfortably furnished former granary, with its own terrace and gardens, is a naturalists’ paradise. It stands in the grounds of the Conservation Centre for Wolf Watch UK, surrounded by 70 acres of owned woodland overlooking 16 acres of red deer park in lush valley and forest, with an abundance of wildlife, including badgers and many species of birds. The rescued wolves, seen in the BBC’s Wildlife on One programme, can also be seen in their enclosures. The cottage stands in a courtyard across from the owner’s home, and close to Offa’s Dyke ½ mile. Bishop’s Castle, with pubs, restaurants, shops and swimming pool, 5 miles.

Entrance hall leading to two pretty beamed bedrooms; one double and one single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed and carpeted open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and compact kitchen area.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity and NSH by meter reading
  • Electric heaters and bed linen included
  • No TV
  • Use of video
  • Use of CD
  • Microwave
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking
  • No children under
    18 yrs
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£261-£587
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ridgeway Lodge Ref: E5227

With solar panels and woodpellet stove, this log cabin offers eco-friendly and cosy accommodation in a magnificent position high on the Kerry Ridgeway, with far-reaching views across the Shropshire Hills. This holiday cabin has been thoughtfully situated to offer privacy and outstanding views, and a tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. After a glorious day’s walking or cycling on quiet rural lanes, visitors can relax in their own blissful hot tub and delight in an opportunity to star gaze into the night sky with no light pollution. Bishop’s Castle, a charming market town with two breweries, shops, pubs and eateries, is 5 miles. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders are all a short drive

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most with wooden floors

Woodburner in living room inc. CH, solar panels (run by pellet stove), elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Wii. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden, terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Easy walking access.

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£0-£0
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Bicton Cottage Ref: 30447

In the quiet hamlet of Bicton, nearby to Clun this lovely detached, rural holiday cottage offers homely accommodation ideal for touring South Shropshire, Herefordshire and mid Wales. Visit Clun, the quaint town separated by its river into the old and new town, with its castle ruins and a small selection of shops and pubs. Explore Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Shrewsbury and Long Mynd which offer race courses, castles, NT houses, working farms, golf, walking and cycling. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£239-£605
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Cwm Cottage Ref: RT4

Near Offa’s Dyke, in a wonderful rural location for exploring mid Wales and Shropshire, this peaceful and secluded period cottage nestles in 11/2 acres at the head of its own small wooded valley, bordered by a shallow stream. Thoughtfully restored, it stands detached and enjoys a southerly aspect in a natural setting. An idyllic retreat, close to the charming, historic town of Montgomery, with its castle ruins, timeless ambience and a small selection of pubs and restaurants. Shop 2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, new oak floor, beamed ceiling and French doors to garden. Beamed kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms (one beamed, with balcony). Beamed twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full LPG central heating included (October-March £25 per week)
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large garden
  • Ample parking
  • Water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced shallow stream in garden

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in the heart of the rolling Shropshire countryside near the village of Wentnor, with the East Onny river running through the garden. Each has its own garden and guests are welcome to enjoy the shared grounds with orchards. There is a network of paths in the area for walkers and cyclists and the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley are close by. Bishop’s Castle with its ‘House on Crutches’ and other historic buildings tumbling down the main street is well worth exploring and the Acton Scott Working Farm is also within easy reach. Golf in Church Stretton. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and wooden floor, open plan with beamed kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with French doors to decked area and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • iPod dock (iPod on request)
  • Lawned gardens surrounding property and large enclosed patio to rear with furniture
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Thursday to Thursday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi on site
  • Patio with furniture
  • Grounds with orchard
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • NB: Unfenced river in grounds

WAS
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£359-£681
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Laurels Ref: RMM7

The Laurels is a superb example of a large, Grade II Listed town house, which is decorated to a very good standard, located in the very small, friendly town of Bishops Castle. The holiday home is within walking distance of the many interesting little shops in the main street, two banks, PO and five pubs, two of which are famous for brewing their own beer. There are several good restaurants and also a very good Indian restaurant. Shrewsbury - a delightful medieval town with the River Severn flowing through its midst makes for a pleasant day out, as do Ludlow, Powys Castle, Offa’s Dyke, the Long Mynd and Acton Scott Working Farm Museum. There are also many picturesque villages in the surrounding area. Many National Trust properties are nearby and the whole area is very popular with walkers and hikers. The Welsh coast with its beautiful beaches lies 63 miles distant. Shops ½ mile.

Living room with electric ‘flame-effect’ fire and French windows looking out to walled garden and patio. Oak-panelled dining room. Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Beamed breakfast room. Laundry room. Sun room looking out to walled garden and patio. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, Sky TV, additional pull-out beds (for +2) with adjoining bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet shared with twin bedroom. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), and single bed (for +1) in small adjoining room. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with walk-in shower, double basin, bidet and toilet.

  • Electricity `flame-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating included (January-April £60per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed walled garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£1209-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Criftin Farmhouse Ref: 29204

Ideal touring base

In a beautiful and quiet location, on the outskirts of Wentnor at the foot of the Long Mynd, this pleasant, detached dormer bungalow, adjacent to the owner’s home, provides ideal holiday accommodation. The property has a large garden area for those wishing to discover the peace and tranquillity of Shropshire life. This proves to be a great central point of Shropshire, where visitors can easily discover the Marche town of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, with its Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Secret Hills exhibition, Church Stretton, a picturesque market town with many unique shops. Nearby Stiperstones, a distinctive rocky hill, popular with visitors and conservation groups, is looked after by the National Trust and National Nature reserves, as well as being home to the Bog Visitor Centre and Snailbeach Mine. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow offer a variety of activities, including festivals, castles, Attingham Park (NT), Michelin Star restaurants and racecourses. Also within an easy drive are Much Wenlock, Bridgenorth, the Severn Valley Railway and Ironbridge Gorge. Mid Wales is also close by, giving access to Powys Castle, steam railways and plenty more. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV (Sky, basic). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Pets free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£388-£1290
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Sandbank Ref: 93

The steep, wooded hill country to the west of Clun is some of the most beautiful in Shropshire. This characterful, detached holiday cottage is in a lovely quiet position at the top of a hill overlooking the hamlet of Obley. It has over an acre of land including a good sized garden and a steep area of woodland. There is a roomy beamed living room with a large open fire and pretty bedrooms. It is a peaceful and tranquil location. Shop and pub 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet. 2 single folding beds available.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Video. DVDs. Microwave. Washing machine. Payphone. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

WAS
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£194-£578
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Bothy Ref: E2934

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of the charming village of Clun, just a short stroll from two pubs serving excellent food and shops offering local produce. Skilfully restored in rustic style, with oak beams throughout and large inglenook fireplace in the living room. It enjoys a private patio and shared use of spacious lawned gardens leading down to the River Clun. Excellent circular walks are close by, and Ludlow (with gourmet restaurants), Shrewsbury and Ironbridge are easily accessible.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: Double galleried bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling.

Gas wood burner in living room inc. Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. Stereo/CD. T/cot. H/chair. M/wave. Payphone. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. Parking. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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£245-£523
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