This charmingly-presented, ground floor, rural detached bungalow in the Shropshire hamlet of Hatton, near Church Stretton, can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Hill Brow is a charmingly-presented, ground floor, rural detached bungalow in the Shropshire hamlet of Hatton, near Church Stretton, and can sleep four people. There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a utility room, a sitting room with dining area and a woodburning stove and a conservatory with dining area and seating area. Outside there is off road parking for three cars, a decked terrace to the rear and side with a brick-built BBQ and furniture.
Hill Brow is a wonderful holiday cottage.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Quirky cottage beautiful location We spent a week here and found the property to be exactly as described on the website. Now,to be fair ,if you are looking for silver cutlery, Chipperfield dining furniture and all round luxury this is not for you. It is a shabby chic property with all you could really want for a quiet relaxing break. Rush hour is a couple of tractors and the garden is a wildlife haven . Rolling views over the countryside, and a lovely place if you have dogs. Like turning the clock back with many interesting items from days gone by. Even a wooden loft ladder suspended from the ceiling by a pulley system. All the facilities were more than adequate and we had a lovely week that went all too quickly. In fact we have already rebooked another week there next spring. We can fully understand why it gets so booked up. The guest book is full of complimentary comments. And only 2 miles from the A49 with easy access to all the lovely spots to visit. Roll on spring !!! disobey40 2018-09-08
Hill Brow Cottage - Dirty Scruffy Cottage - Stay Well Away We stayed at this cottage for one week commencing 3rd August 2018. We arrived very late, 11pm, due to family circumstances. When we arrived it was very dark with no lighting apart from the security light which automatically knocked on / off. We used the key storage pad to get the key but due to little light this took an age. I needed to keep moving to keep the security light on and during this time I fell into the weed bed! Once we got the key pad open we found no key had been left. We contacted the owner who informed me that his daughter had forgot to leave the key and I could find a spare key in the dilapidated caravan, which I now know housed some rats. We managed to open the conservatory door but had problems locking it. The property smelt of fly spray and first impressions weren't good. Upon a closer inspection we found the cottage to be filthy.
* kitchen floor dirty with cracked and broken tiles
* toilet window opens into the conservatory, not good if you plan to eat your meals in the conservatory
*bed in twin room was resting on a piece of wood due to the bedpost being broken
*saucepans, cutlery, utensils were dirty
*frying pan we found to be non-stick after attempting to cook scrambled eggs for breakfast
*random dog getting into the garden and pooing. We have an elderly Labrador and we needed to remain in the garden with her in case the rogue dog got in and attacked her
*decking loose and uneven
* French doors from living room to garden was not secure. The doors are just latch doors with 3 bolts, 2 of which you couldn't use because the door was badly warped
* massive fly problem. we swept the conservatory every day and counted approximately 50 flies per day. we also spent 2 hours swatting flies and killed 60 in the living room and kitchen
*we found 3 cans of fly spray in the kitchen, so they had some idea they had a fly issue
* asked to water the flower beds but most of the beds were full of weeds
*strange ladder contraption in the living room
* showerhead full of lime scale
*general decor was extremely shabby
* conservatory unusable due to flies but it was not adequately furnished. there was garden furniture in place of a dining table and a filthy chaise lounge with tatty furnishings plus the toilet window opened into the conservatory
*kitchen had one wooden grubby work surface
Plus points: Lovely area for dark skies and wildlife
Do not be duped into thinking this is a quaint quirky cottage, its a filthy unsecure property and should not be rented out. I contacted Sykes Cottages on my return and complained but because I didn't complain when I was there they have said I can't have any reimbursement. Sykes stated that if they had been informed they would have asked the owner to come to see us. The owner informed me that he was in Scotland and would arrange a neighbour to sort out any issues. This is not an easy quick fix problem for a neighbour to sort out.
Two of our [party plus dog had travelled by train and had non-refundable tickets. we stuck this holiday out due to the travel restrictions we had.
We had to eat our for every meal as we were unable to use the kitchen hygienically - flies, sub-standard cooking utensils / pots and pans.
I have asked the owner to contact me, which he has done, and told me that I should be more careful in choosing accommodation ion the future! I think a risk assessment should be made on this property, also electrics should be checked as not all the sockets appeared to be working.
I would like to know if the insurance company for this property is away of the lack of security on this property and also if building regulations have been broken with the bathroom / toilet window opening into the conservatory.
Shame on Sykes for promoting such a property and shame on Mr Philip Watton for renting our such a property.
The owner and Sykes have taken my £642 for this property and seem to think the property is of a good standard. I dread to think what their homes are like.
Dirty, shabby, poor quality cottage Carole J 2018-08-28
Liked the quirkiness of the contents, we were with my mum who is nearly 89, and she remembers using quite a few of the "exhibits." We all loved the wildlife garden, and the wonderful bird life, the owners even provide bird food. The conservatory is fantastic; light, airy and warm with wonderful views. Mrs Harper 2016-07-16
Relaxing, interesting and lovely garden, my dogs loved it! The town of Church Stretton is close by and not to far for shopping. Would definitely go again. Mrs Hughes 2016-06-11
It was comfortable and quirky - just the sort of place we love! The garden was wonderful, it just made us happy to be there. What more could anyone want? Mrs Carden 2016-05-21
Parking Space Linen provided Towels provided Cooker Fridge Washing Machine Television WiFi
Single Beds 2
Double Beds 1
Twin Beds 1
Woodburning stove in sitting room with storage heaters in bedrooms, lounge and kitchen, heated towel rail and oil filled heater in bathroom Electric oven, grill and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with BT TV, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, and games Electric and starter pack for stove inc in rent Bed linen and towels inc in rent Off road parking for 3 cars Decked terrace to rear and side with brick-built BBQ and furniture Two well-behaved dogs welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 4 miles, pub less than 2 miles away Train station 4 miles Note: Children 5 years and over only Please note - Hillbrow is ideal for birdwatchers Thirty five different species of bird have been recognised by visiting guests To encourage birds to visit we provide home made bird cake which is stored in the freezer A check list of birds seen is available for guest use and binoculars and a bird reference book
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