This 17th Century, three bedroom property is able to sleep up to six people and is set in a rural hamlet in the heart of Shropshire. This detached, 17th Century stone cottage is situated in the small, rural hamlet of Lower Wood, two miles from Church Stretton. Positioned in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this three bedroom house is located within half a mile of the National Trust's Long Mynd Estate. The cottage offers quality accommodation, and includes exposed beams, a large inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove and a four-poster bed. The property also boasts wonderful views of the Caradoc and Lawley hills and is positioned close... to numerous excellent walks and cycle rides. The amenities of Church Stretton and Ludlow and are all within easy reach.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner and electric fire. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, table-top freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, table booster seat & stairgates. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed rear gravelled area with garden furniture. Shared use, with owner's children, of games barn & playing field with swings/slides. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile. Note: Property has 2 dog-leg staircases & thus may be unsuitable for less mobile. Note: Guided walks available at weekends with owner's husband, by prior arrangement. Note: Owner is CRB-checked & is happy to babysit. Fees to be arranged with owner.
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: The little hamlet of Lower Wood is situated between the beautiful Long Mynd Hills and the Caradoc and Lawley Hills, just two miles from the market town of Church Stretton. This pretty little settlement is often described as 'Little Switzerland'; and is set amid striking scenery. Visitors can enjoy a variety of tea-rooms, pubs, specialist shops as well as a large antique centre and a challenging golf course on the top of the Long Mynd. More of the many local attractions include scenic walks, the Acton Scott Working Farm, Attingham House and Park and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are just a short drive away making this an ideal location for a varied and enjoyable break.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, game room, cooker.Read more
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 07/25/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Terry Letch
Holly Cottage is a charming place to stay. Quaint yet with all mod cons in an area of outstanding beauty, but not suitable for people who struggle with stairs. The surrounding region is a wonderful mix of countryside and interesting towns. The Long Mynd is breathtaking.
Cosy, Great location
Left on 08/25/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Alison
The cottage has great character, but with all home comforts. Great location for walking in the Shropshire hills.
Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Left on 05/24/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | T.C.
Very pleasant stay in an unusal but delightful character cottage. No shops or pubs within walking distance but only a few miles to nearest town of Chuch Streton. Beautiful scenery with some interesting walks for our two dogs nearby.
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