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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: £1340.00

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.


Fantastic and charming old house for a big get-together
The Laurels was the perfect Christmas house for 3 generations of our family, 13 in all?we all loved the space and beautiful olde worlde charm.. The children especially loved the labyrinth of rooms and nooks and crannies for hide and seek, the Christmas decorations were great fun and the ?Dickens Room? (wood panelling etc.) a magical setting for lots of Christmas evenings of fun. Bishops Castle itself is a lovely ancient little town, pubs great (shame that some were not open over Christmas) and all in the beautiful setting of the Shropshire Hills for walking (and even wild swimming in reservoir at Carding Mill!) and castle spotting. One word of warning ?beware of tripping up on steps and very old uneven floors in the house! Pat, the housekeeper, was really helpful and the house was immaculate when we arrived. It's an amazing house to stay in ..a truly memorable family holiday. Thankyou. Vicky and family

What an amazing house!
We were a family group of 12 ranging in age from 1 to 66 and dog. This house was perfect. We spent the first half hour exploring the house and watching the utter amazement on the faces of the 5 and 7 year olds. So many doors to open and rooms to find! The house had everything we could possibly need from games, toys, books, and take away menus, to a very well equipped kitchen. the location is fantastic, a short walk to the high street, or scenic walks right from the front door. We could not have asked for more!

Special roomy 'home' for large group. Lovely spacious garden and buckets full of walking from the door.
We stayed for a week and felt completely at home. A group of 14 walking friends shared this lovely house, we had loads of space both in the bedrooms (just the twin room a little lacking in space) and many socialising areas both in the attic games rooms as well as the many rooms on the ground floor. We made full use of the very large gas BBQ, this along with the fire pit allowed us a very memorable evening at home. Goes without saying it was spotlessly clean, kitchen well equipped with plenty of eating out options within easy walking distance. For walking, we had the weather and plenty of information around the house for suggesting routes, we walked each day in the most stunning countryside from the doorstep. We shall return.

Fabulous house & garden
Stayed here for a week with my husbands family - it was his mums 70 th whilst we were there so we had a sit down meal on the sat evening catered for by Tims recommendation Sara never seen so much food . The house is fantastic full of charm & character - we had great weather as well so made full use of the garden playing cricket & tennis . Brilliant time was had by all .

The Laurels is a wonderful quirky property for large groups holidaying together. It has a safe and secure garden and the BBQ makes the garden a useful addition to the property. The location is close to the amenities of Bishops Castle and is a short drive from many other tourist attractions. Thoroughly recommended.
Mrs Lillie



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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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