This detached, pet friendly cottage for 4 people can be found in the market town of Church Stretton which is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and is close to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge. Nestling at the base of Long Mynd, Shepherds Cottage offers traditional-style accommodation for up to 4 people. Exposed beams harken back to the cottage’s original character and there are truly breathtaking views of the local countryside to be had from its windows. The garden is secluded and offers the perfect opportunities for barbeques and outdoor-dining. Local shops and the local pub are a mere 10-minut...e walk from Shepherds Cottage, and its detached status ensures that you can enjoy privacy or the bustle of a small town whenever you feel like it. The cottage is situated next to a bridle path that leads to the Carding Mill Valley and there are horse-riding opportunities available nearby, as well as mountain-biking and walking.
Amenities: Storage heaters with electric fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, video, DVD, radio. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Enclosed terraced garden area with patio, furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for one car. One well-behaved dog welcome at £10. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and village amenities 10 mins walk. Note: Property is accessed via 15 descending steep steps.
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: Due to the alpine-like hills and valleys which surround the village, Church Stretton has been christened ‘Little Switzerland’ and retains the feel of a spa town to this day, the natural springs providing Stretton mineral water. Nestling below the rugged beauty of Long Mynd, Church Stretton is the first town in Shropshire to achieve the ‘Walkers Welcome’ status, also holding its own Walking Festival in June. Nearby, the National Trust operates a shuttle-bus service from the local railway station, offering the beauty of the panorama from the top of Long Mynd without the exertion! The hills are literally alive with the sound of music each year at the Church Stretton and South Shropshire Arts Festival which attracts musicians and artists from across the country.
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 03/19/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Mr & Mrs Mills
We enjoyed our stay very much my husband was delighted with the snow!! will definately be coming back
Delightful cottage in a fantastic location
Left on 12/06/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Mary
Had a wonderful week at Shepherds Cottage. There were plenty of walks with beautiful scenery from the door. The cottage was cosy with lovely views of the hillside from the windows.
Ideal location for the Long Mynd – Secluded and quiet
Left on 01/05/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Stephen
Booking smooth, cottage ready for access on the day.
Ideal location for direct access to the long Mynd straight from the cottage. Needless to say this is an ideal cottage for walkers.
Cosy cottage with all facilities necessary for a comfortable stay.
One little issue is that it. Would be useful to have a shower rather than only the bath.
Parking fine but only one car as it is down a footpath/bridleway.
Great views from cottage
Left on 12/09/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Jenny Hartland
The service was excellent
the cottage was cosy and clean but one drawback was the lack of a shower. and the put up bed was not really suitable for an a adult.
The location is wonderful with good walks from the cottage into carding mill valley, The national trust shop and cafe are very good.
The only way out of the parking area is to reverse which is rather risky.
The countryside on your doorstep
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Stella
Shepherds Cottage is in a superb position based moreorless right on the Shropshire Way. Superb views from the lounge window overlooking the Great Mind and in a quiet area. Two minutes are you are on or near the most popular walks in the area. Could really only find one fauly which is that there was only a bath - a shower would have been very handy.
This cottage is a gem
Left on 05/13/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Carrie T
Shepherd's cottage is so perfectly positioned that you almost don't want too many people to know. We had a wonderful time walking Shropshire's 'blue remembered hills' and would like to go back and go back... and the dog loved it too.
Holbrook, Nr. Ipswich, Suffolk
Left on 09/14/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Jeanette Wiseman
Parked the car on arrival and did not use it until we drove home.We enjoyed many fantastic walks and the views from the cottage were amazing.We will be back.
Left on 02/03/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Lynda
We were able to book Shepherds Cottage, Church Stretton just a few days before Christmas!
The cottage was compact but very well equipped and we had a lovely cosy Christmas, the owners having added some festive touches all at very short notice*
Stunning 'wintery' scenery around the cottage, although the road onto the Long Mynd was closed due to the ice, but there were opportunities to walk if you so wished.
*The short notice was even shorter due to the fact that Sykes had not notified the owner of our booking so when I rang to arrange key collection 48 hours in advance, that was the first they knew about it and I believe they had to drive some way to get the cottage set up for us, and this was during the pre Christmas snow! Luckily it did not spoil our holiday, but that along with some problems about the booking and confirmation would make me a little wary of using Sykes in the future.
What a spot!
Left on 12/06/2009 for a stay in November 2008 | The Halls
The location was absolutely fabulous! We arrived in the dark & when we looked out in the morning we were bowled over! The cottage was quite tiny but cosy, spotlessly clean & brilliantly equipped. Another highlight was the open fire! Great eating places a short walk away in the pretty village of Church Stretton & the walking straight from your door on the Long Mynd was fantastic - all of which made this a place we will definitely return to! We've recommended it to friends. The booking team were super efficient & the owner was a delight to speak to on the phone.
Kings of Windsor
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | Kings of Windsor
Cosy, welcoming cottage in supreme location with spectacular views over the Long Mynd.
The cottage baosts all the facilities required for a comfortable stay and is highly recomended for a unique break.
In addition to unspoilt rural views the cottage is within easy walking distance of the centre of Church Stretton, which it's good range of shops and restaurants.
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