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The Larches - delightful Norwegian log chalet

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Excellent 5/5

97 reviews

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Log cabin / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Log cabin / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

We're thrilled The Larches has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which rewards hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Please also take a look at our newly built luxurious lodge, The Oaks Retreat, which benefits from a private outdoor hot tub , underfloor heating and bbq/fire pit which opened in July 2015.

** 2015 PRICING INFORMATION ** We have simplified our pricing all year around so let us know when you want to come and we will send you a quote straight away and you can still pay using the Holiday Lettings payment system. PRICES: Minimum three night stay is £230 with subsequent nights charged at £50/night and complimentary seventh night (i.e. four nights £280, five nights £330, six nights £380 and also £380/week). Please use the 'Contact the owner' option and request a quote to obtain these prices, otherwise the 'Book your stay' option can result in a higher charge which unfortunately can't be refunded.

** XMAS & NEW YEAR ** The only exception to this pricing is Christmas and New Year weeks which are higher (three nights £285, four nights £350, five nights £415, 6 & 7 nights £480).

THE LARCHES Norwegian Log Chalet has outstanding views over the picturesque town of Church Stretton - often referred to as “Little Switzerland” - and the only market town to be found in South Shropshire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you browse all holiday rentals in England on Trip Advisor, The Larches is in the top 10 with almost all 5/5 reviews (filter by traveler review rating).

Although the chalet is adjacent to the owners’ main house (Mark & Sara) the entrance is on the furthest side and private when in use (see review comments). The chalet is equipped and furnished to a high standard and can sleep up to two people in the luxurious superking bed.

Church Stretton town centre is an easy stroll away offering small specialist shops, a good-sized Co-op supermarket, cafes, restaurants, a wine bar, pubs, an antiques market, golf course and railway station. The train takes you to the centre of medieval Shrewsbury or the historic market town of Ludlow in approximately 15 minutes and is on the mainline from Cardiff to Manchester. Also within easy reach are notable sights such as the museums of Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle, Offa's Dyke, Weston Park and Buildwas Abbey to mention a few.

The Larches is dwarfed by the glorious backdrop of the Long Mynd, Caradoc and Carding Mill Valley, all but a stone's throw away. You are spoilt for choice with many beautiful and scenic walks on the doorstep to suit both the less energetic and more experienced walkers. There are numerous routes for on and off-road cycling too.

The Larches and Church Stretton is a wonderful base from where you can explore all that Shropshire has to offer (Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Iron Bridge and also into Wales and the coast for a day trip).

Please Note: The superking bed can also be set up as two full-sized single beds on request for an extra £20 charge. The fence at one side of the chalet is to provide additional separation from the house (approximately 10m from the corner of the house to the closest point of the chalet) plus the patio doors and one half of the window on the side facing the house are opaque. The gravel path is 40m from the parking area to the chalet and is shared with guests staying at The Oaks who continue onward between two oak trees into the private dingle area of the garden. The drive from the street is 50m and quite steep which less mobile individuals may find a little challenging. Sorry but No Dogs due to our lovely burmese cat owning the garden.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Aberystwyth 99 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 99 km, Nearest railway: Church Stretton 300 m
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Larches is a comfortable 325ft² (30m²) and comprises of self-catering studio accommodation. The following facilities are included:

• Private decked balcony along one side of the chalet with table and chairs, mood lights and electric heater - set within a small copse of larch trees overlooking Church Stretton.

• Traditional wooden log chalet interior with scatter rugs and open plan bedroom, sitting, dining and kitchen areas.

• Luxurious superking bed (configurable as two 3' singles for a £20 additional charge). Wardrobe, drawers and under-bed pull out storage. Bed linen provided and fitted prior to your arrival.

• Sitting area has a large two seater leather sofa, 39” flat panel HD TV with YouView box supporting UK channel streaming channels (or sign into your own Netflix or NowTV account). DVD player and DAB radio. Selection of DVD's and extras on request.

• Dining area has table with seating for two people (more seating can be provided should you have guests for dinner as the table will sit four at a push).

• Fully equipped kitchen including a multi-function oven, microwave and two ring ceramic electric hob.

• Bathroom with large shower cubicle (120cm x 80cm) and toilet, basin and fan heater.• One large and one hand towel provided per person.

• Wi-Fi internet access at fibre broadband speed is available free of charge.

• 3kW electric radiator set to a comfortable 20ºC (6h45-9h15, 16h30-10h30) and 17.5ºC other times. There is also a storage heater which can be opened for extra heat and recharges overnight. Additional booster fan heater.

• Price INCLUDES typical electricity usage (please note that the indoor booster fan heater and the outdoor electric patio heater are activated with a coin meter.)

CHECK-OUT BY 10.30AM - later check out can be arranged by prior agreement - please enquire.

CHECK-IN FROM 3PM - earlier check in can be arranged by prior agreement - please enquire.

Further details outdoors

The Larches is adjacent to the owners family home, but has it's own extremely private door and decked balcony facing away from the main house. It is set within a small larch copse with outstanding views of Church Stretton. There is a gravel pathway from the chalet along the lower garden past an assortment of fruit trees to the car parking area. The walkway also has a touch-activated time switches to bring on the garden lighting.Church Stretton town centre is a short stroll away (approx 500m) but because of The Larches location it remains very private but with all the conveniences of a central town location. Note that the property has quite a steep drive from Watling Street which affords great views but may be strenuous for some people.What is there for me at The Larches?MOUNTAIN BIKING: The Larches has a Mammoth security bolt concreted into the ground and a bike washing station.WALKING: The Larches has laminated explorer maps and compass for planning walks and an outdoor storage chest for muddy boots.ROMANTIC BREAKS: Mood lighting and outdoor heater for enjoying sunsets and a drink or meal on the decking. Lovely Superking bed and charming wooden log interior.EXPLORING: Convenient road and rail links around the county for day trips and fast WiFi to discover areas of interest. Ask for advice before your arrival and we'll help as much as we can.LUXURY: Take a look at our reviews, fantastic luxury from £50 per night.

Further details

Church Stretton is a surprisingly feasible option for a weekend break from Manchester, Birmingham or London either by car or using the fast rail connection via Birmingham New Street, Crewe or Newport. Trains depart regularly from Euston or Paddington and take around 3 hours. Fares can be as little as sixty pounds even at peak times using little known methods to achieve best prices (please ask). The Larches is only a 5 minute walk from the station and return trains operate on Sunday and from 06h29 on Monday morning.Check-out by 10.30am - later check-out can be arranged by prior agreement - please enquire.Check-in from 3pm - earlier check-in can be arranged by prior agreement - please enquire.A copy of our Terms and Conditions will be sent to you prior to booking. These are standard holiday let terms and conditions. Electricity included.Sorry No Dogs.There is a £20 additional fee should you wish to have the chalet configured as twin single beds, please mention when requesting a quote.

The Shropshire region

Shropshire towns include:

Central Shropshire

- Shrewsbury

Ironbridge & Severn Valley

- Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock, Telford, Newport, Shifnal, Wellington and Madeley Broseley

South Shropshire

- Ludlow, Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Clun, Cleobury Mortimer and Craven Arms

North Shropshire

- Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem, Whitchurch and Market Drayton

For a list of things to do in Shropshire go to:

http://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/shropshire-attractions-and-activities/

Church Stretton

Check out www.churchstretton.co.uk for up to date Events and suggestions for things to See and Do in the area.

The historic market town of Church Stretton is situated in the heart of the South Shropshire hills near the English/Welsh border. This part of the Marches is still relatively undiscovered and Church Stretton is the only market town in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is an area renowned worldwide for its geology, with some of the oldest rock formations in existence.

Church Stretton with its picturesque surrounding villages forms an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike, in all seasons. Cross-country routes are well marked for hikers, horse riders, mountain bikes, and naturalists. The Long Mynd, which rises above the west of the town, is renowned for gliding, hang gliding and paragliding, and boasts the second highest golf course in England. The beautiful countryside, with its wild uplands and breathtaking views, features prominently in the books of Mary Webb, A E Housman, and Malcolm Saville.

Situated midway between Shrewsbury and Ludlow, Church Stretton is also a convenient centre from which to visit several historic towns, castles, museums and sites of interest, within a 15 mile radius through beautiful countryside. The area offers an excellent range of accommodation, restaurants (some Michelin starred), pubs and shops.

There is something for tourists and visitors of all ages and interests, with a year round programme of festivals and events.

There are many other things to see and places to visit within 15 miles, from Roman cities and vineyards, to working museums and open halls and gardens.

Events of interest to visitors take place through the year, such as the Walking Festival in June - Real Ale trail in July - ChurchstrettonSummerFest in June - Christmas Fayre - Arts Festival, local theatre and music productions, and Long Mynd Hike (a challenging 50 mile hike over the hills).

The Visitor Information Centre has more information. Telephone: +44 (0)1694 723133

There are a variety of town and country restaurants, cafes and pubs in the area.

Church Stretton is easily accessible via the A49 trunk road and main line Manchester to Cardiff railway, linking to local shuttle bus services. Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool airports are all within two hours travelling.

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19 Dec 2013

5/5

"Short winter break"

The cabin was delightful, luxury accomdation with all home comforts. We had a lovely relaxing break sitting out on the decking in December, and visiting th area . The town was in easy walking distance to the cabin.I would recommend a visit. Julie

Thanks Julie and lovely to meet you. Just to update those reading the adjacent review that the source of the ticking on the storage heater has been completely removed and replaced with a silent electronic timer. x

16 Jul 2013

5/5

"Absolutely fabulous retreat for a couple - Larches Rocks!"

Drove in from London and were greeted by the lovely Sara, who was so welcoming and friendly. The cabin was warm and well equipped and we had a complimetary bottle of red wine and fresh flowers - nice touch which we really appreciated! The place had a private feel to it with beautiful views from the outdoor decking/dining area. Ideal if like us you want some quiet time with your partner. We sipped wine and dined out on the decking, which was complimented by fab weather. The cabin was very nice and clean and we totally enjoyed our 4 nights there. There was a TV and DVD player there too but we hardly used it as we were more keen on having some quiet, quality time together and we certainly had that! Great comms from Sara and we would not hesitate to recommend the Larches to anyone! We would definitely go back again!

2 Jun 2013

5/5

"fab fab time at the larchers"

we stayed at the larchers Saturday to Tuesday we loved it.sara the owner lets us have it for the dates we needed as well.the log cabin is in a lvly area very very quite the log cabin is lvly inside and out very clean and tidy.me and mu husband wonted to use a hot tub so they let us use theres as a little extra cost it was great just what we needed to relax.shrewbury was lvly as well only 11 mile drive very well worth a visit.thank you we enjoyed our stay.xx

2 May 2013

5/5

"Fantastic little getaway"

We recently stayed at 'The Larches' for a long weekend. I booked it as a present for my fiance's 40th birthday. I now wish I had booked the whole week!!!!! The cabin was tucked away in the owners' garden. Private and very peaceful. The views across the hills were stunning and the surrounding walks even better!! The town centre was close enough which meant we could leave the car and enoy the traditional pubs and restaurants in the evening. We had a great weekend in Shropshire and can't wait to stay at the 'The Larches again!! Thank you so much!!

16 Apr 2013

5/5

"Excellent in every department"

Having arrived at the Larches we were met my by Margaret and Don (the stand in Landlords) who were extremely helpful in showing us to our new home for the next few days. We were handed the keys along with some helpful hints and tips on how to improve our stay in the lovely setting of Church Stretton. The accomodation was first class and i would have no problem in reccommending this holiday to anyone. Everyone who is involved in the Larches (especially Sara) has made our stay fantastic and we look forward to returning there in the near future.

20 Mar 2013

5/5

"A magical little place."

I took my partner here for a birthday break and we couldn't have had a more perfect stay. The cabin is beautiful, with gorgeous views over the valley into Church Stretton and the surrounding hills. Sara was helpful from the first point of contact and little touches like the wine and fresh flowers on arrival were lovely. We spent our days walking the nearby hills and felt comfortable and warm in the cabin in the evenings. We also came by train, so if you're looking for somewhere to get to via public transport then The Larches is ideal.

18 Mar 2013

5/5

"Gorgeous little hideaway"

Spent an absolutely lovely extended weekend at this cabin. The hosts were so lovely and friendly, without every being overbearing. Considering the cabin is on their doorstep, it felt so private and secluded. The cabin is gorgeous and has everything you could need. We chose an unfortunate weekend for weather, with lots of fog and even snow and it didn't even dampen our stay, just allowed us the excuse of spending even more time indoors. Had a couple of drives and walks with stunning views and cannot wait to get back. Such great value for money, we will certainly be planning another visit soon.

9 Mar 2013

5/5

"A perfect little chalet for two in the Shropshire hills"

This is a perfect, well equipped timber lodge with views across the valley and town to the hills directly behind. It is quiet and shaded by the larches from which it gets its name. We wanted for nothing while we were there resulting in a series of pleasant surprises when looking for things while cooking! Everything in the kitchen was good quality so nothing felt like a step down from home, which made a real difference. The town is within easy walking distance, is beautiful and has good pubs and restaurants while the shops provide all you could need. The dry-cured bacon from the butcher is lovely, and he will supply venison if you want to go wild, though this needs pre-ordering out of season. Sue, your host, is very friendly and could not be more thoughtful. It is rare to stay somewhere with such warmth and attention to detail. We were very happy and would recommend anyone else to go too.

23 Feb 2013

5/5

"A wonderful cozy cabin."

Set in the garden of he owners house and peeping through larches to the charming town of Church Stretton, this was the ideal couples getaway. Well appointed with everything you could need, the log cabin also has stunning views of the Shropshire Hills and is an ideal location for some fantastic walking. We loved it and dined in and out at some local pubs, the Green Dragon in Little Stretton was particularly good. Thanks for a lovely time, great cabin in a great location.

10 Nov 2012

5/5

"Our Honeymoon A Perfect End To A Perfect Wedding"

After our Perfect wedding day we went to stay at the Larches and was greeted with a very warm smile and a great bottle of wine from Sara & Mark, the Larches was just as we expected ‘Beautiful’ and everything we needed was there for us anything we needed to know was at hand, we needed for nothing and made the perfect Honeymoon, we enjoyed our stay so much we intend to return if possible for our anniversary next year a very big thank you to Mark & Sara for everything total bliss. We highly recommend the Larches to all Kindest regards Paul & Tina Dodd

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