Self Catering in Shropshire - Bishops Castle

The Laurels
Bishops Castle

The Laurels, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 15

Pricing From: £885.00 - 2395.00

A wonderful, detached Grade II listed cottage, situated in the town of Bishop's Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , with six bedrooms accommodating up to 15 people.

The Laurels is a wonderful, detached Grade II listed cottage, situated in the town of Bishop's Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Shropshire. The cottage is set over three floors, with six bedrooms spread out over the first and second. On the first floor is a twin room and a family bedroom with one double and one single bed, that can be accessed through the first floor bedroom or from a private staircase from the ground floor. On the second floor, there are two king-size double bedrooms and two more family bedrooms, each with one double and one single bed, and one of which also enjoys its own en-suite shower room. As well as the bathroom on the first floor, offering access to the family bedroom there, the cottage also has a shower room on the second floor and a WC downstairs on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is a kitchen with a small dining area for six, a dining room with two tables seating 15 together, and a sitting room seating eight with an electric fire. There is also a garden room, with doors leading outside into the garden, which offers a third dining area for eight and a sitting area for seven. The garden is at the back of the property, lawned and enclosed with furniture and a barbecue, so summer afternoons and evenings can be spent blissfully basking in the sunshine while the kids run around and play. The Laurels is a wonderful holiday home for large groups of friends and families exploring Shropshire and the Heart of England.


The house offered everything we needed and was spotlessly clean throughout. There were lots of rooms downstairs, so no one was on top of each other. There was a lovely garden and patio, and ample parking. We all loved the character and quirkiness of the building, it was just beautiful, perfect for us. Bishops Castle is a wonderful quirky little town. We would definitely highly recommend this property.
Mrs Mitchell

The house was amazing, we feel very fortunate that the owner let us share it. The dog was delighted with the fully enclosed garden, and we were delighted with the comfort of all the rooms. Our teenage granddaughter loved the games room on the top floor. We had such fun with the table football. Overall we could find no fault with this stunning house, and there was nothing we could think of to improve it. Superb!
Mrs Woolgar

A wonderful house furnished and equipped to a very high standard reflecting the generosity of spirit of the owner and his team. We will be back!
Mr Lunt

We had two big birthdays to celebrate and our only spec really was that we needed a dog-friendly house that would fit fourteen of us and which wouldn't break the bank. We got that and a lot, lot more. None of us had been to Bishops Castle before and that was an unexpected gem: tiny, quirky, picturesque. And The Laurels was the perfect place to enjoy it. It's close to the centre ( mind you, everything in BC is close to the centre ) with lots of space to park and a big, tantalizing garden ( tantalizing because in February there was no temptation to be in it ). The place is big. Inside you can actually get lost. On day three one of us exclaimed, "Oh. There's another bathroom!" Very well appointed, characterful and stylistically higgledy-piggledy, in a really good way. Extremely comfortable and homely above all else. The walks in the locality are wonderful and the staff are friendly and eager to please. I'd give this place ten out of ten.

The Laurels is a cosy house with plenty of room for 12 people. The property is convenient and close to the high street and footpaths.
Mrs Jones

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with electric fires. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: First floor family bedroom accessed via bathroom or separate staircase from ground floor. Note: Second floor family room accessed up four additional steps. Note: Main table in dining room seats 10, with additional table for 5. Note: Owner can provide details of outside caterers. Note: WiFi is available at a number of places in Bishop's Castle.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 5
Twin Beds: 1

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 - 5.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Lymore Park - 7.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Montgomery, St Nicholas Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Montgomery Castle - 7.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Forden Gaer Roman Fort - 9.3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stokesay Castle - 10 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Glansevern Hall Gardens - 10.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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