Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Squire Cottage is an old farmhouse built from local stone, timber and plaster. It sits at the top of the Meadow looking down towards the River Redlake, the babbling brook and the ancient wet woodland. The cottage sleeps four people comfortably in two bedrooms. The front door opens into one large room with an inglenook fireplace complete with bread oven dominating the ‘living’ end. Here you can sit in comfortable old sofas and chairs in front of a large open fire telling stories, reading, listening to music, playing games or watching television. At the other end, there is a fully equipped kitchen with hand-built oak units and a large refectory table. There is also a small cloakroom with lavatory, washbasin and washing machine.
Wooden stairs (mind your head and don’t be distracted by the view on the way up) lead to a spacious landing and the two bedrooms and bathroom. One bedroom has twin beds and the other a double bed and a magnificent chimney breast. The cottage keeps its ancient authenticity and rural feel by retaining the old beams complete with redundant peg holes through which the children can spy on their parents! New oak flooring with rugs and mats add to the cosy and comfortable feel of the place; though watch your heads, some of the doorways are very low.
There is central heating and hot water provided by an oil-fired boiler. Bed linen and towels are included in the price as are logs for the fire and electricity, there is a telephone in the cottage should you need one. A cot is available (please ask) and children and well-behaved pets are welcome.
Please visit our website for more information www.squirefarm.co.uk
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bucknell 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
There is one bathroom upstairs and a cloakroom downstairs with toilet and hand basin.
|Further details outdoors||
The cottage is situated on a farm with good parking and a garden, but is not fenced in all round. A foot path goes right past the door, but is only used very occasionally! Being a farm, we have dogs, cats, horses, sheep chickens and guinea fowl and the occasional tractor too!
Please visit www.squirefarm.co.uk for all the important information you need.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Redlake Valley is a quiet forgotten valley of exceptional beauty. Squire Farm is situated just outside the village of Chapel Lawn which is dominated to the south by Caer Caradoc - an old hill fort and to the north, an old village owned wooded hill, Brineddin Wood.
We are very close to plenty of interesting places to visit like Ludlow with it's castle, beautiful church, restaurants and old, half-timbered buildings. There are castles, large country houses, National Trust properties and gardens, most of which are open all year (though do check first). Acton Scott Victorian Working Farm is about 30 minutes drive away and nearby is the Long Mynd, famous for wind gliding and long walks. Presteigne is not far, with it's Judge's Lodging and interesting shops.
Whether you want to walk, cycle or ride, there are plenty of well marked footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways as well as quiet country lanes.