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The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage
Bishops Castle

The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 17

Pricing From: £1315.00 - 2851.00

This wonderful accommodation in the centre of Bishop's Castle sleeps seventeen people in nine bedrooms.

The Old Schoolhouse and Surgery is a pair of properties in the centre of Bishop's Castle. Made up of two separate properties, the larger of the two is spread over three floors and sleeps fourteen people in seven bedrooms. It also has four bath/shower rooms and two cloakrooms with basin and WC. There is a kitchen with breakfast area, dining room with open fire, sitting room with woodburner and a second floor sitting room. Outside, there is a walled garden with a summerhouse, furniture and 9-seater hot tub. The Surgery is all over the ground floor, and offers two bedrooms, sleeping a total of three, a bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a sitting room. Outside, it has a private garden area. There is off road parking for ten cars at the properties, and shared use of a tennis court. This pair of properties are wonderful for a family getaway.


Booked to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas for my 91 year old grandmother and jointly celebrate my mum's birthday. Had 13 of us comfortably entertained. Great array of twin, double and king sized bedrooms. Well equipped bathrooms and showers to cater for all of us. Loved the hot tub and cosy lounge. Dining was easy with the superbly stocked kitchen, plenty cutlery and crockery with electric range stove and 2 dishwashers made life easy to cater for us all. Lovely log burner with a good supply of extra logs in the lounge and separate dining room to host everyone at meal times. Great walks to be had but the town itself was lovely to walk round and sample the food and drink in the local pubs. The owner of the property was very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. If the weather had been better we would have loved to use the tennis courts too. Great place, highly recommend a visit here.
Ir?na M

Home Away from Home
My friends booked this for a total of 10 people as part of a year of celebrations. The house is enormous and is extremely comfortable. I was lucky to have one of the twin rooms at the top. There are 4 double rooms on the first level, so plenty of choice. There are dishwashers aplenty, a hot tub after a day of walking, and an Aga which took a little getting used to. The garden is well maintained and there are fresh herbs for cooking. My only concern is the tiny shower room on the first level, but there are 3 others to choose from. Everyone loved this house, the cottage adjacent to it is compact and the 10 of us chose to stick together in the larger property.

The owner made our stay both easy & comfortable and everyone we came into contact with made us feel very welcome. The property was just perfect for our requirements and felt very much like a home. The gardens were stunning and very well kept, a haven for peace and tranquillity. The village was an ideal base to be able to go out in the evening and find somewhere to eat.
Mr Hammond

This property was perfect for our medical graduates of 1972 reunion. The house was homely, the garden really lovely. All facilities were wonderful and the house was perfectly equipped for catering for large numbers. For those who enjoyed walking, there was a good choice of routes.
Mrs Whitehouse

A fantastic cottage with more than enough room and facilities for 17 people without it feeling cramped. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the house is obviously well looked after. The hot tub and gardens were great.
Miss Parker

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner. The Old Schoolhouse: Four oven electric range cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 4 x radio/CD, iPod docks, WiFi, selection of DVDs. The Cottage: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. 4 x travel cots and 4 x highchairs on request. Off road parking for 10 cars. Bike storage. Large walled lawned garden with patio, 9-seater hot tub with changing room, summerhouse, and vegetable garden which guests can use when in season to rear of Old Schoolhouse. Private lawned garden with furniture to rear of the Cottage. Shared use of tennis court (with Refs. 4140 and 15515). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 5 mins walk, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk. Note: There are 5 steps up to the front door of The Old Schoolhouse, level entrance to rear.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 6
Twin Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Walcot Hall - 3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Clun Castle - 5.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - 5.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Lymore Park - 7.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Montgomery, St Nicholas Church - 7.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Montgomery Castle - 7.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Forden Gaer Roman Fort - 9.4 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stokesay Castle - 9.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Leintwardine, St Mary Magdalene Church - 10.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Glansevern Hall Gardens - 10.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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