Shropshire Self Catering cottage, Shepherds Cottage, Church Stretton, sleeps 4
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Pricing From: £311.00
This detached, pet friendly cottage for 4 people can be found in the market town of Church Stretton which is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and is close to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge.
Nestling at the base of Long Mynd, Shepherds Cottage offers traditional-style accommodation for up to 4 people. Exposed beams harken back to the cottages original character and there are truly breathtaking views of the local countryside to be had from its windows. The garden is secluded and offers the perfect opportunities for barbeques and outdoor-dining.
Local shops and the local pub are a mere 10-minute walk from Shepherds Cottage, and its detached status ensures that you can enjoy privacy or the bustle of a small town whenever you feel like it. The cottage is situated next to a bridle path that leads to the Carding Mill Valley and there are horse-riding opportunities available nearby, as well as mountain-biking and walking.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Perfect holiday in a perfect cottage
Perfect cottage in a perfect location. Views from the windows up carding mill valley. The garden has a seating area with the same stunning views. Cosy cottage on a chilly day with lots of books , jigsaws etc for a rainy day indoors, maps, guide books and local information are also provided. Close enough to shops , pubs etc with a steep walk back up the hill. Views are fantastic with walks starting straight from the door. There are steep steps down to the cottage ( garden paths were mossy but I prefer them mossy to bleached and scrubbed clean which would be bad for the wildlife ) and parking is a little tight but manageable. Plenty of garden birds and squirrels to watch in the garden which was just starting to come into bloom. Will definitely book again.
Condition of bathroom very poor.
This cottage is in a wonderful location at the end of a narrow bridleway leading directly to the Carding Mill Valley. However, we feel that there should be a warning in the Sykes brochure about having to back up 50 yds or so to past the cattle grid in order to leave the cottage, so you know before committing to booking the property. Having to reverse all that way on a very narrow lane, restricted by the vehicles of the adjoining house, onto the base of a very steep hill and sharp corner, we feel is dangerous.
We can see why there is no picture of the bathroom in the brochure. It clearly hasn't been decorated in decades. The wallpaper was peeling off and although it looked like a scrubbable one, over the sink and over the toilet it was filthy with brown and white stains on it. Having said that, the actual bath and sink and toilet were very clean, (and the rest of the house) it was just the wallpaper that was horrendous. The insides of the bath however were peeling and neither of us wanted to use it. The toilet cistern is cheap and plasticy and old and threatened to come off the wall when the flush was pressed. Because of the the cramped & poor layout of the bathroom, anyone larger than a ladies size 14 would find themselves wedged between the wall and the end of the bath when sitting on the toilet.
But the worst point was, although we were aware that there wasn't going to be a shower, we did at least expect there would be a shower attachment. There was none, therefore no means of washing hair other than finding a jug from the kitchen and using this to wash hair over the bath. I think there should be a warning in the brochure description that there are no facilities other than this primative method for washing hair as it is a pretty basic requirement.
We feel that if the bathroom of the property were updated with a new suite, nice new tiles and the bath removed and a shower put in instead, there would be plenty of room and it would bring the property up to a high standard. (With a bit of money spent improving the kitchen too, the decor of which was very old & tired.)
The position of Shepherds cottage is so outstanding, and the views so wonderful, it is a shame that the bathroom lets it down.
With the bathroom in it's current state we would not recommend this property to a friend. However, with a new one fitted and a warning given about the reversing procedure of exiting the property we would have no hesitation in recommending it.
The magnificent views from the property coupled with the ability to open the garden gate and be able to walk for miles on the Long Mynd make this cottage's location really special.
Our third consecutive year holidaying at Shepherds Cottage was as good as ever. Its situation overlooking Cardingmill Valley is superb and Chuch Stretton is delightful.
Beautiful setting, very peaceful. Cottage was quaint.
Storage heaters with electric fire
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, video, DVD, radio
Electricity inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Enclosed terraced garden area with patio, furniture and BBQ
Off road parking for one car
One well-behaved dog welcome at £10
Sorry, no smoking
Shop, pub and village amenities 10 mins walk
Note: Property is accessed via 15 descending steep steps
Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Church Stretton area.
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