COWSLIP COTTAGE, pet friendly, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Much Wenlock, Ref 1276
Much Wenlock offers the rustic charm of a medieval market-town, filled with a patchwork of twisting streets, black and white half-timbered buildings, limestone cottages, speciality shops, numerous hostelries and watering holes and the remains of a magnifi Cowslip Cottage was originally a barn and has been lovingly restored to offer accommodation for up to 2 people. It is situated just over 3 miles away from Much Wenlock, in 70 acres of farmland. It retains much of its original charm, through exposed beams that run throughout the property. The accommodation is spread out over one level and is arranged in an open-plan style. The communal garden to the rear has two fishing lakes and allows ample opportunity for a spot of alfresco dining in the summer months. There is parking for up to 2 cars and local amenities can be found in Much Wenlock.
Amenities: Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Large 3 acre, lawned garden with 2 large fish stocked pools, garden furniture and BBQ. Two small dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. There is free private trout fishing on site (fish must be returned to pond). Shops and restaurants in Much Wenlock 3.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: Only suitable for a babe in arms. There is a private spring water supply. There are two unfenced ponds in the garden. Note: The doors at this cottage are not large enough for a wheelchair. Note: The mobile signal in this area is very poor.
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 Priory forms a backdrop to many outdoor events and theatrical performances, including the Tales from the Edge Festival. The 16th Century Guildhall hosts regular antiques markets. Above the town rises the Wenlock Edge which provides glorious views. This 15 mile limestone escarpment was created some 400 million years ago and is now looked after by the National Trust. The Edge and its ancient woodlands offer excellent walks, cycling and riding opportunities. Long distance routes like the Jack Mytton Way and Shropshire Way pass over Wenlock Edge. Nearby are further attractions, such as Benthall Hall - a 16th Century house with stunning interiors and a carefully restored plantsman's garden - and Broseley Pipe Works: a Victorian clay tobacco-pipe works.
“Exactly as described and as expected. Fantastic dog walking coun”
Left on 05/09/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 9, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We stayed here as we were visiting friends in Ironbridge, which was close by. We had our 2 dogs with us and wanted to combine the trip with a dog walking holiday. The area is fabulous for dog walking - especially on Wenlock Edge which is very close to the cottage. The cottage was very clean and the owners very friendly and we were greeted with freshly baked bread and eggs. The cottage was perfect for our needs - the right size, clean, a good base for visiting friends in the area and dog-walking and very reasonably priced.
Left on 09/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Trish WestReviewed Sep 18, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We arrived to find a home baked loaf and fresh eggs in the kitchen. The cottage was light and airy and had all you need for a holiday stay. The owners were lovely and made sure that you enjoyed your stay. Great place to explore the surrounding countryside and Ironbridge. Will stay again
Left on 09/29/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 29, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
Comfortable cottage for two; convenient (ca. 3 mi) for Much Wenlock and Wenlock Edge; very quiet location, lovely view of Edge; generally well equipped and furnished; spacious bathroom; access to owner's large garden appreciated
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | AngelaGReviewed Dec 18, 2009Stayed Dec 2008
On arrival we found towels for the dog plus fresh eggs and home baked bread for us.
The cottage was very clean,warm, inviting and well kept and the owners were friendly and obliging.
We had a very quiet peaceful New Year which is what we went for and found it a good base for exploring the area.
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Travellers Down UnderReviewed Dec 2, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
A lovely cottage with everything needed to make our stay comfortable. Service from our host was excellent with the location being in a good spot for the local and surrounding areas we required.
It is certainly a cottage we would recommend to others.
The only down side is that a GPS was required as this cottage is 'Off the beaten track' and would have been hard to find otherwise.
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