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Abbott's Retreat
Bishops Castle

Abbott's Retreat, Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £511.00

This delightful, stone-built cottage is set in the small hamlet of Norbury near Bishop's Castle, and sleeps seven people in four bedrooms.

Abbott's Retreat is a charming, detached cottage set in the small hamlet of Norbury, less than five miles from Bishop's Castle in Shropshire. With four bedrooms, including three doubles (one with an en-suite shower room) and one single, this cottage can sleep seven people. There's also a bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner.

Outside, there is off road parking for two cars along with wrap-around lawned gardens, a patio and garden furniture. Abbott's Retreat provides friends and families with a contemporary yet cosy base from which to discover this attractive are of Shropshire.


Great week at Abbots retreat
A group of seven of us spent a week in this spacious beautiful secluded house in peaceful Norbury village. Our grandchildren loved the garden and the modern Bbq was well received and used. The facilities were first rate, with comfortable large beds and modern TV and kitchen. I would recommend this lovely house to anyone who wants a holiday in the countryside. The host Mr Abbott was helpful and gives good advice on walks, pubs and places to visit should you require it. A great holiday

Idyllic, peaceful family retreat
We had a truly wonderful week long stay at Abbott's Retreat during February half-term. This is a charming rural idyll set on a slight hill with postcard perfect views to the historic church, pretty cottages and hills beyond. Despite there being six of us (including children, grandparents and our dog) there was plenty of room for us to spread out in the very generously proportioned lounge/dining room. The bedrooms and beds were super comfortable and cosy (yet also spacious) - looking out onto woodland and undulating countryside; it was a delight to observe pheasants wondering around the garden and sometimes horses in the field beyond. The kitchen, like the rest of the property, is beautifully appointed - the owners really have thought of absolutely everything you might need. There were plenty of dog-friendly pubs/restaurants around, serving amazing home-cooked food. We had some wonderful trips out to Bishops Castle, stunning Ludlow and Shrewsbury - but it was coming back to the cottage and firing up the log burner that we all looked forward to each day. The property had some amazing walks, right from the front door, with breathtaking views - although we did keep our dog on a lead due to the abundance of sheep. Be aware that the gardens are not enclosed so not ideal for a dog - but we got around this by taking a very long puppy training lead which we tethered to a chair so he could potter in the garden in safety. Our only niggle concerned the water pressure - the showers were quite weak, but there seems to be a knack to them and we got used to it. Overall, it's a stunning, spotlessly clean property in a beautiful, peaceful location. We loved every minute and all felt 10 years younger by the time we got home!

Stayed as a family group for a long weekend. Absolutely fantastic !!! Very peaceful and quiet just what we wanted. Ideal for walks despite the awful weather we had !!! Four great bedrooms and a lovely lounge area with a great long burner !! A perfect home from home !!! Would HIGHLY recommend!!!

Cosy, well-equipped cottage in beautiful location
This cottage is in a peacful location surrounded by lovely countryside and a great walking area. It has everything you need and close to interesting historic castles, towns and villages. There are also nice pubs offering good beer and food nearby.
Helen M

fantastic everything we wanted and more
Fantastic peaceful location. Amazing log burner. Plenty of space for us all. All you could need to have a great time from pots and pans, slow cooker. Comfy beds for all. Everything has been thought of even some games to play. We would return without a doubt. Many thanks for letting us enjoy Abbots Retreat
simon h



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds


Gas central heating with woodburner
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot, highchair and stairgate
Off road parking for 2 cars
Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub less than 2 miles
Note: The car park area is on a slope with 6 steps to the front door, may not be suitable for less mobile
Note: There is an unfenced slope in the garden, children to be supervised

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Nearest Attractions

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

Walcot Hall - 4.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Clun Castle - 8.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Lymore Park - 8.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Montgomery, St Nicholas Church - 9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Montgomery Castle - 9.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Stokesay Castle - 10.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Forden Gaer Roman Fort - 10.4 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Wilderhope Manor - 11.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Glansevern Hall Gardens - 11.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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