Lovely converted airy farm workers loft with fantastic unspoilt views with the next property a mile away. Fully furnished kitchen, full size appliances.
Fantastic walking country with lots of rights of way littering the countryside as remnants of the lead mining industry that died out at the end of the 19th century. There are a variety of walks starting from the property, ranging from a leisurely stroll to Shelve Pool (a SSSI due to the way the vegetation grows on the water surface), a trip round ancient mine remains, bronze age stone circles or visit to Bishops Castle via the Shrops...hire Way. None of these require a car.
Great for just relaxing with own sitting area, books to read, games to play or just chilling. Lots of interesting market towns and attractions just 30 minutes drive.
This comfortable loft is reached by a fairly steep staircase to a space which once housed farm workers, and has perhaps the best view on the whole property, both to the east to Stiperstones and also south with a range of interlocking hills. Stiperstones View comprises a modern kitchen with fridge, oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher, plus a table and chairs for dining; a shower room with shower, hand basin and WC; and a large airy bed-sitting room with double bed, windows on two sides giving lovely views, lounge area with television and DVD player.
There is ample space for parking and a private patio area with outdoor table and chairs, giving fine views down the valley,and catching the afternoon sun.
This is truly luxury relaxing self-catering holidays in beautiful South Shropshire - the perfect getaway destination. Stunning views, wonderful walking, peace and comfort, in easy reach of Ludlow, Shrewsbury. the Ironbridge Gorge and the Stretton Hills.Read more
Stiperstones View Shropshire, Heart of England, England
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Shelve is a village of 7 houses with a church with no street lights. Whilst being easily accessible by tarred road (which is kept clear of snow better than the main A road as the farmer has a contract to snowplough), this delightful place is quiet and unspoilt by street lights. With a south facing aspect the garden area takes in sun from mid morning to evening time allowing a relaxing time. For those interested in walking we have loads of trails - the Flenny Bank walk comes through the property, Mucklewick and BC Ring are close by and many other routes have been devised coming through Shelve, including trails up the nearby Stiperstones or Corndon HIll for the more energetic.
The area is an industrial heritage gem, with lead mines dating back 2,000 years showcased at Snailbeach mine, fantastic hospitality at The Bog Visitor centre, and Bishops castle market town just ten minutes drive away with quirky shops. Slightly further afield there are ten museums at Ironbridge, the Land of Lost Content and Stokesay Castle at Craven Arms, Ludlow (food capital of UK) and Shrewsbury - home to Darwin and Wilfred Owen.
THere is loads of parking space and the bus from Shrewsbury to Bishops castle stops a mile away
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Village
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Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Ruth P
Arriving at the Cottage in the nature reserve area of the Stiperstones from my hectic life in London was breathtaking - think extreme quietness and beautiful views across fields of sheep and lambs, lakes and the rolling hills beyond.
The accomodation was great - much bigger than expected with huge living space and kitchen. We were greeted with a little hamper of delights left by the owners (fresh laid eggs from their chickens, homemade jams and breads - delicious!)
From the cottage we did some lovely long walks up the stiperstones stopping in at cosy local pubs for lunch along the way. We also took a drvie to historic foodie town of Ludlow where we treated ourselves to a michelin starred lunch at La Becasse - amazing!!
Great value for money and a really great weekend away. I will be back!
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