This character semi-detached cottage in Bucknell sleeps eight people in three bedrooms. The Willows is a characterful semi-detached cottage in the village of Bucknell, on the English/Welsh border. The cottage has a double room, a family room with king-size double and single daybed, and another family room with a double and a single. All the bedrooms have a basin and a TV with FreeSat. There is a family bathroom and an additional shower room. The kitchen/diner is well-equipped and offers a couple of sofas for extra space, while the sitting room has a warming open fire. Outside is off road parking for three cars, a front gravelled area, and a... side lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. The Willows is in the heart of Bucknell, so offers a shop and two pubs within ten minutes' walk, while the tiny Post Office is next door, and run by the cottage owner.
Amenities: LPG central heating with open fire. Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in utility, 4 x TVs (3 with FreeSat, 1 with Freeview), DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Front gravel area with furniture. Side lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs 10 mins walk.
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: Nestling in the beautiful River Teme Valley in South Shropshire, Bucknell offers two pubs, which both serve food and within easy reach are the market towns of Craven Arms and Knighton with their excellent amenities for visitors. This is a charming area of unspoiled, tranquil countryside, close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire, which offers many interesting pursuits and attractions. The notable market town of Ludlow with its fine restaurants, the famous museums of Ironbridge and the thriving county town of Shrewsbury are all a short drive away.
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A spacious, comfortable, and well equipped house, in a very nice, well-connected village. The villagers whom we met were welcoming and interested in our presence. The house has some drawbacks which reflect its varied history. It was obviously a village shop and the kitchen\dining room had the serving counter and shelves to show that former use. But it felt open to the public, with passers by seeing us at breskfast - never a pretty sight. And the sitting room, by contrast, was dark and cramped. All was forgiven in the face of our host's helpfulness and friendliness, and the beauty of rhe surrounding countryside.
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