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Although Shropshire could be considered a quiet corner of England, this rural county near the Welsh border has plenty of visitor attractions, a rich cultural and historical heritage, beautiful gardens and fascinating museums.

Shropshire has many picturesque historical towns and villages, for example Ludlow, which John Betjeman once described as “the loveliest town in England”. This bustling market town has a huge number of listed buildings, mostly from the Georgian period, fine restaurants, traditional inns and speciality shops.

Shrewsbury, the counties principal town is of Saxon heritage which was further developed by the Tudors. Located close to the River Severn the town is renowned for its castle, rising spires, abbey and green open parkland. It's also the perfect place to see some wonderful medieval buildings.

The county is the epitome of the most perfect rural countryside you can find, a place that has been formed over millions of years into a tranquil landscape of rolling hills and river gorges. Speaking of which the Iron Bridge Gorge Museums are a series of museums located in the Iron Bridge Gorge near the town of Telford. It's here that the beginning of the industrial revolution first took hold. Spanning the River Severn the outdoor and indoor museums offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The regions strategic location tells the tale of a turbulent past, evidenced by the hill forts, earthworks and castles which can be found throughout the Welsh borders. These include Ludlow Castle which was built in the 11th century and the Iron Age Hill Fort at Oswestry which covers some forty acres. Moreton Corbet Castle built in the 13th century was later extended in the 16th century. As well as these fascinating structures to Shropshire's past, the county has some lovely English Heritage properties like Stokesay Castle.

Other great days out ideas include a visit to the RAF Museum at Cosford, where you can see over 70 historical aircraft housed in 3 wartime hangers including world's oldest Spitfire and Lincoln Bomber. For more nostalgia visit the Severn Valley Railway, which run steam trains along the line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

So if you hanker after a relaxing self-catering break in a most beautiful, untouched part of England, take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Shropshire today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Swallows Nest Ref: 24161

Located within the grounds of the owner’s home, this pleasant, purpose-built, detached holiday let provides good quality accommodation with stunning views across the local countryside and has shared use of the gardens. Situated on the Shropshire border and Offas Dyke Footpath, in the village of Trefonen. Good access to attractions in mid Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The historic market town of Oswestry is a 5 minute drive, there are three NT properties within 20 miles, Erddig, Chirk Castle and Powys Castle. Golf, fishing and horse riding all nearby. Shops 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£266-£446
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1
The Knowle Ref: RCCL

The Knowle is a large, Grade II listed, part-Georgian, part-Victorian house adjoining another property. Enoying a prominent position within a mile of Bridgnorth, it is located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside overlooking the River Severn. The spacious gardens of approximately ¾ of an acre feature a large barbecue area, plus a climbing frame and a swing for children. Internally, this holiday property boasts good-sized rooms ideal for family or group get-togethers, a snooker/billiard room and wi-fi. There is easy access to the town and the River Severn, and it is just a 2-minute walk to the local pub and restaurant. Local attractions include the Cliff Railway, the Severn Valley Railway and Visitor Centre, Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian Town museums. Walking, cycling, golf, fishing and horse riding nearby. Shop 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

Large living room. Dining room with three steps down to kitchen with breakfast area. Games room with TV. Utility. Two separate toilets. First floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms each with TV; one with additional bunk bed (for +2 children). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom (for +2). Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating included, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with children’s play area
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with snooker/billiard table
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

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£1253-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill, Cronkhill Farmhouse occupies a delightful elevated position on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate.
This spacious, timber framed farmhouse is located in extensive and picturesque grounds including a sun trapped walled garden, fruit trees and brick apple store. Dating from the 17th century and Grade I listed, it was remodelled by John Nash, the famous Regency architect, to match the adjoining property (also National Trust and open 6 days a year).
Cronkhill Farmhouse retains many period details, including beamed ceilings, quarry tile floors and open fireplace. Providing spacious living accommodation, well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen and large dining and entertaining space, it can sleep up to 14. Its idyllic situation combines a very convenient location, close to the bustling town of Shrewsbury and the prettiest villages of Shropshire.
The property is especially popular with families and groups of friends, as it can be adapted to suit their individual needs, with four of the six bedrooms providing either twins or doubles. A la carte catering for special occasions and a freezer filling service are available to pre-book.

Accommodation: Entrance hall/boot room. Large living room with open fire. Spacious dining room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and additional single bed (each for +1). Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Shower room with toilet. Further bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet.
Location: A local post office, shop, gastro pub and traditional country pub are all within ½ mile of Cronkhill. The National Trust’s Attingham Park is just 1 mile away, at the centre of which is a fine Regency mansion set within a deer park designed by Humphrey Repton. There is extensive year round walking to be enjoyed here.
This is an excellent central base from which to explore Shropshire. Shrewsbury lies 3 miles to the north, with its fine period architecture, cinemas, restaurants and excellent shopping. To the south are the spectacular Shropshire Hills and Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm, as seen on BBC TV’s hit show Victorian Farm and a firm favourite with families. In its medieval castle setting, Ludlow provides a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. Eight miles to the east is the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums. Three ruined abbeys and the remains of the ancient Roman city of Wroxeter are all within a 20-minute drive.
The custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse is Rupert Acton who helps to manage his family’s Acton Scott estate, famous for providing the film location for BBC TV’s Victorian Farm and new series, Escape in Time, presented by Ben Fogle. A thirty minute drive south of Cronkhill, three further holiday houses may be found at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3; The Shooting Lodge, sleeps 8 + 3, ref RNP; and Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4.

For more information see www.actonscott.com

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, oil central heating, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large secure garden, furniture
  • Barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Water feature in grounds

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£794-£2469
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: 28930

This beautiful detached holiday property, with sole use of hot tub, is perfectly located for sightseeing around the counties of Shropshire, mid Wales, north Wales and Cheshire. Local attractions include many NT properties, the medieval town of Shrewsbury, conveniently placed along the River Severn, and Offas Dyke path which runs close to the property. Llangollen with its steam railway, horse drawn barges, white water rafting and motor museum is a 20-minute drive. Horse riding, paintballing and go-karting all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden. Ample parking. Hot tub (£25per week, £10 per short break). Stabling and grazing by arrangement. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Small stream and pond in grounds.

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£295-£849
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Bulkeley Wing Ref: RD8

Built in 1720 by Bulkeley Mackworth, and set in a prominent location within 18 acres of parkland, the apartment [right in photograph] of this Queen Anne mansion has been restored with character and style. With views to the Welsh hills over open countryside, the accommodation offered is of a very high standard, with comfort and all modern conveniences. An enormous games room with a full-sized snooker table, table tennis and darts allows for friendly competition in front of a roaring fire. Within the grounds lies a lake, with coarse fishing available by prior arrangement, whilst guests have use of their own secluded courtyard area.
Home of the gingerbread, the attractive town of Market Drayton was once famed for its Damson Fairs, and many Draytonarians continue the tradition with damson feasts each autumn. Keen walkers can follow the trails of the famous Clive of India or the unusual bloodthirsty ‘Murder and Mayhem’ track, whilst a wild animal trail offers a rather more sedate option for the children! Market Drayton is the ideal base for touring Stoke and the Potteries, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and North Wales. The Shropshire union canal winds it way close to the town, its tow paths, flights of locks and breathtaking aqueduct well worth a visit. Nearby you can find award-winning gardens, such as Hodnet, Wollerton Old Hall and Hawkstone Park, with its golf course and unique landscape of caves, woodland and follies. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Spiral staircase to first floor: Large living room with open fire. Spacious modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with high pressure shower and toilet, and one with wash basin and toilet. Two twin bedrooms with an interconnecting door (and each with a separate entrance from corridor), each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachments and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Cots
  • High chair
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared grounds of 18 acres with fishing by arrangement
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Games room with full-size billiards table (shared with adjoining cottage)
  • Unsuitable for the infirm (steps to first floor entrance)
  • NB: Lake in grounds

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£634-£1953
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
The Olde Granary Ref: E4298

Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses lying just 6 miles from the interesting shops, inns, restaurants and cultural life found in the handsome medieval town of Shrewsbury. Fishing 0.5 miles away and excellent golf course at Arscott 0.5 miles.
The beautiful Shropshire landscape promises delight for bird watchers and walkers alike – Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is easily accessible, with many circular walks taking in hill forts and castles on the way, whilst buzzards and skylarks soar above. Caer Caradoc and the Devils Chair on the Stiperstones possess a wild beauty and the conservation area of Long Mynd offers a wonderful day out. Spanning the River Severn, Ironbridge and its fascinating museums are among a wealth of attractions discovered within a short drive as is Ludlow, a famous paradise for ‘foodies’, with its superb annual festival, racecourse, impressive castle, fine shops and delightful old inns. Fishing nearby (licences available at local post office). Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (5ft), 2 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping).

CD. D/washer. Shared payphone.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Garden and furniture. Patio/terrace. BBQ. Parking. Games room with table tennis, pool table, table football and air hockey table. Toddler’s area. No smoking.All properties: Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Patio/terrace. BBQ. Parking. Games room with table tennis, pool table, 3/4 snooker table, table football and air hockey table. Toddler’s area. No smoking.

WAS
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£601-£1318
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Harpers End Ref: 26571

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wooden barn has been carefully converted to form a warm, simply furnished property. It lies just a few hundred yards from the foot of Long Mynd, 5,500 acres of National Trust moorland, ideal for walking, cycling, bird watching and riding (and for the more adventurous, gliding and hang gliding). Golf can also be found nearby. Standing beside the owner’s home, in 6½ acres of shared grounds, the cottage has its own spacious lawns and enjoys open views from the patio of the Mynd, across to the legend-steeped Stiperstones and the surrounding hills. Local pubs serve excellent food. Ludlow and Shrewsbury (15 miles). Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 13/4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional Z-bed. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. 6½ acres of shared grounds with furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Easy walking access. NB: Covered pond in grounds.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref 27514, ref 27515 and ref 27516)benefit from the tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet only a few minutes drive from all that Ironbridge and the gorge has to offer. Its difficult to believe this picturesque town was once the centre of the industrial world. Tourism is now the most precious resource. The many museums trace Ironbridge’s history and the ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder of its importance. Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn. For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge you can step outside the gorge and get a taste of modern hubs to medieval market towns including, Bridgnorth, a picturesque historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today, Madeley which is just over a mile out of Ironbridge and has many listed buildings scattered throughout, one of the grandest being Madeley Court, medieval Much Wenlock and Newport with its bustling high street with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting the town on a market day is a must. Telford is home to family attractions including Telford Town Park and Wonderland, delicious restaurants and the town centre. Wellington, whose market is one of the oldest in the country, is also worth a visit. Shropshire has an array of outdoor activities on offer from kayaking and canoeing to cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing. The area is never short of places to visit from castles, abbeys, farms, museums and discovery centres to gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Playstation.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Shared laundry service. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and terrace. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: River in shared grounds.

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£288-£680
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary (RJ6) is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views. Tree House Barn (RDDJ) is a sensitively restored detached barn conversion which enjoys views of the world famous Pitchford Tree House (the oldest tree house in the world).
Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 6 miles.

Open-plan wood-panelled living/dining room with kitchen area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with open-plan en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with open-plan en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Full underfloor central heating by air source heat pump included
  • Satellite TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Large garden with patio
  • Natural water supply from well

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Ample parking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
NOW
£326-£842
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Oast House Ref: 9383

Beams, original oak studding, a panelled ‘oast house’ ceiling and lovely views make this exceptional first floor property a delight! A super base for couples and small families to enjoy a quality country holiday, it adjoins the owners’ farm deep in wooded country, between Ludlow and Tenbury Wells. Close to the slopes of Clee Hill, there are good walks from the door, and a trout stream nearby. Shropshire hills, Ludlow and Ironbridge Gorge museum, a short drive. Shop 2½ miles, pub 2 miles. Can be booked with ref 17945.

All on first floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Large garden with patio area and chairs. Paddock. Parking (2 cars). One well-behaved dog welcome, under control (livestock in area). No smoking.

WAS
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£242-£612
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

A tranquil, rural location
Ideal for families or groups wishing to explore the local countryside
Hot tub in large garden

Located in a peaceful and tranquil setting overlooking the local countryside, this well-proportioned, detached holiday property, equipped with a pool table and table tennis, provides quality accommodation for those families or groups wishing to explore the delights of Mid Wales, North Wales, Chester and the Shropshire borders. Local activities include horse riding, paintballing and go-karting. Guests can visit Park Hall, Powys Castle, Erddig, Chirk Castle, nearby Llangollen with white water rafting, horse drawn canal barges and steam railways, both at Llangollen and at Welshpool. Also, guests can visit the historic city of Chester, which is an easy drive and, one of the seven wonders of Wales, Llanrhaedr waterfalls which is within a 15-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Utility room. Conservatory. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 2 twin (one zip and link, can be double). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub. Games room with pool table and table tennis. Cycle store. Stabling available for 2 horses. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Low wall and steps to garden.

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£526-£1631
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Malthouse Ref: 24830

This old, terraced Malthouse has been converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. It has an open-plan ground floor which successfully combines original features, including many exposed beams. Situated in a rural location with a pretty garden and set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country. Discover picturesque villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, especially in famous Ludlow. Alternatively, day trips to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge and many country houses can be made. Shop 4 miles, pub with food 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor (with lift): 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There are 5 steps in the garden with ramp.

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£242-£578
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