A cosy and compact stone-built cottage, this semi-detached character building is next to the owners' property on a seven-acre small-holding. The accommodation at Crispen Cottage is all on the ground floor and comprises a king-size bedroom, a shower room, a well-equipped fitted kitchen with a dining table for four and a delightfully-furnished sitting room with an welcoming open fire. The cottage also benefits from a lovely garden which is perfect for outdoor dining. Among the many charming features of Crispen Cottage which have been retained are the exposed wooden beams and the impressive traditional stone fireplace.
Amenities: Oil cent...ral heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Large lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and views of Wenlock Edge. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. Shops 3.5 miles, Pub 1 mile. Note: Babes-in-arms only.
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 beautiful South Shropshire countryside has so many attractions, and Wall-Under-Heywood is close to the Ironbridge Gorge, Stokesay castle, the Severn Valley Steam Railway and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, to name a few. It is also just a few miles from the oldest pub in Shropshire - the Royal Oak in Cardington, which can actually be found in the Domesday Book. There is endless natural beauty to be discovered in this wonderful area too, and the Shropshire hills are perennially popular with walkers, cyclists, riders, ramblers and wildlife lovers of all descriptions all year round. The traditional and still-bustling market towns of Church Stretton and Much Wenlock are close to Wall-Under-Heywood, while the amenities and visitor attractions of busy Shrewbury and historic Ludlow are within easy reach. This is an excellent and sought-after holiday location with plenty to offer to suit a wide variety of tastes.
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 10/17/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Christine
We had a great week at Crispen cottage.It is a very pretty home. We found the owners friendly and welcoming...we enjoyed their eggs, courgettes and raspberries all fresh from the garden!
There were lots of books about the locality and as we were there to walk, it was most helpful.
The cottage is very well positioned for exploring the area- Church Stretton, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock/Wenlock Edge. We hope to return!
Hidden Gem too good to miss!
Left on 03/13/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Catherine Gauci
We loved this little cottage; perfect in size for 2 people with everything we needed. A new kitchen and bathroom with high quality of appliances made it feel so lovely and a cosy living room with fireplace and the bedroom too of a very good standard with a large amount of wardrobe space.Everything we needed was there, from oven gloves to cookie jar!It was also beautifully warm, so much so that a wood stove fire was hardly needed. Nothing to fault it. The propietors next door were very helpful and friendly and the general feel of the place and grounds was that this is a lovely and special gem in the heart of the Shropshire hills. These- by the way- deserve to be explored, even in Winter, with beautiful hills and valleys and even a waterfall close by- that's if the view out of the window of the cottage is not enough! A walker's and country-lovers paradise.
Warm welcome, wonderful cottage
Left on 02/21/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Becky
We stayed over Christmas & were given a really warm welcome. I loved the cottage. The owners had a Christmas in the living room, beautifully decorated & were really helpful & friendly. The kitchen has everything you could need.
The owners live in the same building, and although they are right next to you, the cottage lawn is separated with a gate & feels quite private.
We would definitely want to stay there again & found it to be a fantastic location & base for walking. We discovered Shropshire to be a hidden gem for walking and countryside & have already recommended our friends to the area and property.
Left on 12/24/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Maureen
We stayed at this beautiful cottage at the begining of October being blessed with lovely weather was a bonus. The owners are a lovely couple very helpful nothing was to much trouble and although they live ajoining the cottage it was not intrusive. The cottage is idyllic spotlessly clean and comfortable with apples in abundance! The area is beautiful ideal for walking with nice pubs for a welcome break we will definitely return.
Beautiful location, great hosts, very comfortable accommodation
Left on 09/28/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Rhonda Templeton
We stayed at nine different cottages in UK, and Crispen was one of the best. Lovely countryside location, with great hosts on a picturesque property and the accommodation was in a comfortable and delightful cottage.
Left on 09/19/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Country-treat
We've stayed at Crispen cottage for one week in summer 2011. What we liked about this holiday home is i.e. the location, the very very well looked after garden, having the owners horses on the grounds and the lovely hosts themselves. By car you can easily access Church Stretton and the location is also very convenient for exploring other parts of Shropshire. Besides these very nice features, there have also been a few which could have been better, e.g. the furnishing and equipment of the cottage (it could do with a more modern kitchen, a more upmarket bathroom, a dining room table and better garden furniture). Saying that, we keep in mind, that this is a 3*-cottage and that, despite the missing modern-style and a touch of luxery, it is a cosy, charming accomodation. Therefore we'd still recommend it, especially, if a superb location, a beautiful garden and birds and other animals is, what you enjoy (we do!).
Left on 08/31/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | mrs riley
very comfortable home from home
good walks in the area
church stretton an excellent base to discover shropshire
Perfect /relaxing /cottage
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | B MARLOW
Warm welcome . Cottage clean and comfortable. Close to good places to eat. Stunning country side close to hand plus places to visit.
Left on 02/04/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Angie
A wonderful place to spend Christmas - very cosy, welcoming and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it and would like to go again.
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Callially
A secluded cottage,fantastic surroundings and places to visit. The hosts were very helpful and the cottage very comfortable.
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