The Larches Norwegian Log Chalet
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Log cabin | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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.
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.
Search for holiday rentals in Shropshire on Trip Advisor (over 320 properties) and The Larches is TOP of the list with almost all 5/5 reviews (filter by traveler review rating). We're also in the Top 20 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 (also configurable as two full single beds).
Church Stretton town centre is an easy stroll away. Here you can find 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 name but 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 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 etc).
Please note - the luxury Super King bed can also be set up as two full-sized single beds on request.
Please note - whilst we are happy to consider two night breaks we have a minimum charge of £140.
Please note - the fence at one side of the chalet is to provide additional separation from the house (approx 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.
SORRY no dogs due to our two lovely burmese cats owning the garden x
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberystwyth 110 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 110 km, Nearest railway: Church Stretton 300 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
|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 the 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 Zip & Link bed which can be set up as two 3' singles if preferred. 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 TV and DVD player. 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 slim line single multi-function oven, microwave and two burner ceramic electric hob.
• Separate en-suite with large size shower cubicle (0.8m x 1.2m) and toilet/sink. One large and one hand towel provided per person.
• Wi-Fi internet access 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 (recharges overnight). Additional booster fan heater.
• • Price INCLUDES typical electricity usage, although please note that the Indoor booster fan heater and the Outdoor electric patio heater are activated with a coin meter.
Check-out is by 10.30am - later check out can be arranged by prior agreement - please enquire.
Check-in is after 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 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 also a combination of slip-resistant walkway and 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 switch at either end.
Church Stretton town centre is a short stroll away (approx 500m) but because of The Larches location [up a steep drive away from the main street] it remains very private but with all the conveniences of a central town location.
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 on the decking. Lovely Superking bed and charming wooden log interior.
EXPLORING: Fast WiFi to discover areas of interest, convenient road and rail links around the county to visit them.
LUXURY: Take a look at our reviews, incredible luxury at reasonable prices. From £40 per night (low season).
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.
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.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Shropshire towns include:
Ironbridge & Severn Valley
- Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock, Telford, Newport, Shifnal, Wellington and Madeley Broseley
- Ludlow, Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Clun, Cleobury Mortimer and Craven Arms
- Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem, Whitchurch and Market Drayton
For a list of things to do in Shropshire go to:
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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12 Aug 2014
"Excellent holiday base in Shropshire"
The Larches is excellent value for money and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others as a place to stay. Although it is only one room as it is so cleverly designed and well equipped, i… More
7 Jul 2014
"A touch of Switzerland....."
We regularly travel through Church Stretton and often comment on what a pretty place it is so this time we decided to stay for a while and we are really glad that we did so.The Larches is a well equip… More
30 Jun 2014
"Clever accommodation & excellent location"
This lodge is cleverly designed; yes, it's close to the house, but it's arranged so that you feel on your own. The outside seating area is surrounded by trees [we saw squirrels in the oak an… More
26 Jun 2014
"Perfect Retreat For A Couple"
I'll split this review into two parts, the good and the bad.Firstly the good points:1. Very clean and well maintained open plan accommodation. Perfect for a couple containing everything you need … More
11 Jun 2014
"Perfectly Adequete For All our needs and a great Base camp"
Very clean and comfy , unfortunately we diddant have the best of weather so diddant get to sit on the balcony . Sarah and Mark are very nice hosts .… More
4 Jun 2014
"A most enjoyable and relaxing break"
What a nice place for a relaxing break. Accommodation compact ,very comfortable and to a high standard. Hosts were so helpful and friendly. Great location with nice walks nearby.… More
2 Jun 2014
"Excellent property and welcome"
We arrived to an excellent friendly welcome although the nearness of the property to the owners house initially surprised us. However, the property is secluded and private which suited the holiday we … More
8 May 2014
"best proposal invironment i could have ever wished for"
we stayed in the larches for the long bank holiday, sara and her adorable children, we was greeting with hospitality and a very relaxing warm welcome. the cabin was everything we could have wished for… More
8 May 2014
"One Word Describes The Larches "Perfect""
We have just returned from an amzing break at The Larches and 1 word would describe it and that would be Perfect. From the minute we arrived we were greeted by Sara who is a lovely lady who will do an… More
28 Apr 2014
We spent a week in the Larches and everything about it was just perfect! To start, the location is great: from Church Stretton (which is a nice small town itself) a lot of nice places are within reach… More
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