One of two semi-detached barn conversions, with a wealth of original features, this attractive holiday home is full of old-world charm and period character. Situated in a charming rural location, around an attractive courtyard with three cottages, this property is just two miles from the quaint village of Bucknell. The cosy, king-sized bedroom comes with original wooden beams and exposed brick-work, as does much of the rest of the property. With a welcoming, open-plan living area that incorporates a fitted kitchen and dining table, as well as a pretty front patio for relaxing on or dining outdoors, this property is a great spot for a second... honeymoon or romantic break. And with so much to see and do in the local area, it'll be a tough choice whether to stay in and enjoy the house, or go out and explore the countryside.
Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/ice compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD player, video, stereo/CD player, shared use of payphone, small library of games/videos/CDs/DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage available. Delightful front patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Shared use of children's play area, including swings, sandpit, wildlife pond and seating area, set within an acre of communal garden behind the owners' property (children must be accompanied by an adult). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles.
Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Town: Nestled in the beautiful South Shropshire valley of the River Teme is the pretty village of Bucknell, complete with two village pubs â both of which serve food. Close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire, quiet, peaceful village is set in a lovely area of beautiful, unspoiled countryside â ideal for ramblers and hill walkers. The historic market town of Ludlow is close by and is well renowned for the superb quality of its restaurants. Ironbridge provides a wealth of museums whilst the historic town of Shrewsbury is also within easy driving distance. Local towns of Craven Arms and Knighton offer a full range of amenities. Stopping in the village is the Heart of Wales Railway, taking visitors through beautiful, hillside scenery and to the south are the quaint, wood-beamed cottages and cider orchards of North Herefordshire.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 10/25/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Bill Kenchington
We had a wonderful week in Bucknell, the cottage was perfect & surely stes the standard by which others should be judged! The one regret was that we were involved in a very busy music course at Bedstone so didn't have as much time to enjoy the cottage as we would have wished.
Lovely Christmas Break
Left on 02/19/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | David
A great property for a romantic stay in a beautiful location.
Peaceful and relaxing
Left on 10/26/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Liz
We had a great time at Stable End. The cottage is extremely well equipped and the location very peaceful with stunning scenery. There is plenty to do in the local area from exploring Shrewsbury to walking and visiting Stokesay Castle, Much Wenlock and the Ludlow Food Centre - its a great area. I would recommend this cottage to couples who enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday - and don't mind a slightly unusual lane when driving to the property!
An excellent base for a very relaxing break.
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | NT
Very good - the lane to and from the property is very interesting!
Left on 08/20/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Kate Minter
Stable End is located on a single track road with one passing place. That said we were lucky as we never met any oncoming traffic. Every convenience is provided and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Handy for Knighton, Clun and beautiful Shropshire hills
One of the most enjoyable holidays we have had
Left on 11/13/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | AllanK
Stable End is probably the finest self catering accomodation we have had the pleasure to stay in in the UK.
Go no further
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | David Hughes
We have been staying in self catering cottages for over twenty years and this has to be the best of the lot. a charming and comfortable base for two with splendid bedroom and bathroom. Spotlessly clean and well prepared with everything you could need. Friendly, helpful owners on the spot who even sent on the reading glasses I had left behind. One slight quibble in that the approach lane is very much one way but this does help preserve the tranquility of the beautiful area..
Great place to relax and get away from the phone
Left on 07/22/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | E&T Sanders
Enjoy the great peace and quiet, great place to stay and enjoy the nice big bath and bed. It is a good place for a romatice week/end. Lots to see and do around Bucknell. but make sure you have all you need as few shops around to buy the odd loaf or pint milk.
Peace and tranquility in excellent accommodation
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Bucknell
Quiet and remote. Ideal to get away from it all and a superb area for walking and appreciateing the wonderful countryside that surrounds this property.
This is a barn conversion that has been undertaken to very high standards providing all modern comforts. The owners (who live across the courtyard are very friendly and helpful).
All together this is excellent accommodation in a beautiful area - highly recommended.
Lovely cottage renovated to a high standard
Left on 12/17/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | jjb1966
great place to stay, clean and tidy, finished to high standards. very friendly owners
Only minor issue is the narrow country lanes, lovely pubs locally so would definitely recommend.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | holidayholics
We had a wonderful week here the accomodation is well equipped and cosy with all the conveniences you need .All the labour saving devices ,owners close at hand but inobtrusive unless required .It was near to many interesting locations all within easy driving distance also near to local shops and pubs.All in all the only minus was we were only there for a week ,a very relaxing holiday in a delightful rurul location.
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