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The Larches - Delightful Norwegian Log Chalet

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £50 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 85 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £50 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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We're thrilled to receive the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award

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 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which rewards hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

SIMPLIFIED PRICING ALL YEAR: Minimum two night stay is £150 with subsequent nights charged at £50/night (e.g. three night stay £200, four nights £250, five nights £300, six nights £350 and seventh night is free so also £350/week). Please 'Contact the Owner' on the right if the automated quote while booking doesn't align with these prices.

The only exception to this is Christmas and New Year weeks which are 40% more (e.g. two nights £210, three nights £280, four nights £350, five nights £420, 6 & 7 nights £490)

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 Shropshire on Trip Advisor, The Larches tops the list with almost all 5/5 reviews (filter by traveler review rating) and we're also in the top 10 in England.

Although the chalet is adjacent to the main house, the entrance is on the furthest side and completely 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 super-king 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 beyond).

Please Note:

The Superking bed can also be set up as two full-sized single beds on request for an extra £20 charge. Whilst we are happy to consider two night breaks we have a minimum charge of £150. The fence at one side of the chalet is to provide additional separation from the house (it is 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 approximately 40m from the parking area to the chalet. Sorry but No Dogs due to our two lovely burmese cats 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 Shower rooms
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
Further details indoors

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

The following facilities are included:

• Extremely private decked balcony along one side of the chalet with mood lights and electric heater - set within a small copse of larch trees overlooking Church Stretton. Outdoor table and chairs for two people provided.

• Traditional wooden log chalet interior with scatter rugs.

• Open plan sleeping, sitting, dining and kitchen area.

• Superking bed which can be set up as two 3' singles (£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 seat leather sofa, 39” flat panel HD TV, YouView set top box allowing past 7 day program viewing and sign-in to 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 at reasonable prices. From £40 per night (Low Season).

Further details

Church Stretton is a surprisingly feasible option for a weekend break from 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 room set up as twin single beds, please mention when requesting a quote.

About this location

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:

Church Stretton

Check out 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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20 Mar 2015


"Wish I was still there...."

As others have said - excellent accommodation, very considerate and friendly owners, and superb location for walking holiday. I would very happily stay here again.… More

18 Mar 2015


"Exactly what you want!"

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Larches! Not only is the cabin absolutely delightful, Sara, the owner is one of the most helpful and thoughtful proprietors I have come across. Sara really goes ab… More

21 Feb 2015


"Fantastic Getaway"

We booked for a 3 night break over the Valentines weekend, It was a much needed break before my husband started chemo. We had email conversations with Sara before we arrived and detailed directions … More

20 Feb 2015


"Fantastic Chalet and Service"

I cannot recommend this chalet more and the excellent customer service from Sara and Mark.Quality accommodation, surroundings and owners. The other positive reviews I wholeheartedly agree with.A fanta… More

14 Feb 2015


"Very welcoming with great views"

The cabin is in a great location, easy walking distance from the centre of Church Stretton so even though the weather was cold when we stayed it was near enough that we still walked into town for dinn… More

6 Jan 2015


"Just amazing"

The host took time to email us places to sightsee before our visit. When we arrived not only was Sara lovely but she had bought us a bottle of prosecco and left milk in the fridge so we could warm up… More

27 Nov 2014


"Feels really private, clean and lovely cottage"

Really beautiful little cottage, actually feels really private when in the cottage, very clean and homely, comfortable bed and sofa, overall had a great stay!Also they are a really lovely and friendly… More

16 Oct 2014


"Brilliant ! Totally fulfilled our expectations and more....."

A wonderful lodge with all the creature comforts, and an extra welcome treat!Sara and Mark are marvellous hosts, the children are delightful, (should you catch sight of them) and have ensured everyth… More

25 Sep 2014


"Lovely little lodge in an excellent location for walking/cycling."

The lodge was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We stayed for 7 nights and cooked at the lodge 5 of the nights. There are however, several options for takeaways and pubs a 5 minut… More

19 Sep 2014


"You've got to stay here"

Simply brilliant, from the warm welcome to the extremely well equipped larches cabin, to the wonderful surrounding countryside, everything you need for a relaxing break or holiday. Walks from the door… More

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      Calendar last updated:03 May 2015

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