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Norwegian log chalet with Church Stretton and the hills beyond

Log cabin | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 110km

SPECIAL OFFER: SATURDAY 26th April - Friday 2nd May (6 nights) just £180 (£15 per person per night based on two sharing).

BOOK NOW using the enquiry button on the right and we will send you a quote with these extra special prices.

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 search on TRIP ADVISOR on holiday rentals in Shropshire (over 320 properties) The Larches is TOP of the list if you sort by traveler review rating with almost all 5/5 reviews.

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 Superking 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.

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 En suites
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
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 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 slip-resistant walkway from the chalet along the lower garden to the car parking area.

Church Stretton is a short stroll away (approx 800 yards) 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 keeping 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.

LUXURY: Take a look at our reviews, incredible luxury at reasonable prices. Just £40 per night for week breaks low season. No more than £70 per night per week high season and Bank Holidays.

Further details

Church Stretton is a surprisingly feasible option for a weekend break from London using the fast rail connection at Crewe station or Newport in south Wales. Trains depart from Euston at 10 mins past the hour and arrive in Church Stretton 2h 54mins later. Depending on times return fares start from £50 per person if booked 21 days in advance. 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:

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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Review 1-10 of 61

13 Apr 2014


"Just back from second visit and already planning the third - The Larches is perfect."

This is the second time I've stayed at The Larches and provisional dates for the third visit are in the diary. The cabin is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable and as my stay was an e… More

26 Mar 2014


"Had a wonderful stay: great location for walking, relaxing, and exploring"

We visited from London for a week of walking, resting, eating, and exploring the area. The accommodation was perfect - comfortable, clean, and everything you need to cater for yourselves, including so… More

22 Mar 2014


"Perfect holiday retreat"

We have just returned from a relaxing four night break at The Larches where we were warmly greeted on arrival by Sara who showed us to the chalet and explained how everything worked.The chalet was ver… More

23 Feb 2014


"Perfect, Relaxing stay!"

After a 2-3 hour journey, we received a warm welcome from Sara... Everything was thoroughly explained to us and any questions, answered. The Log cabin was lovely inside and outside, and perfectly situ… More

29 Jan 2014


"Perfect getaway and Birthday present"

I booked 3 nights at The Larches mid January for my boyfriends 25th Birthday. We are a young couple who enjoy travelling and live in a city center and this provided us with the prefect little getaway… More

12 Jan 2014


"Lovely Views - perfect location"

We have just returned from our weekend break at The Larches. The lodge has lovely views by virtue it is up a hill, but the rise is a short distance and an easy walk into town. We never used our car. … More

10 Jan 2014


"Ideal break"

We stayed at The Larches for a short break after a busy Christmas period work wise. We were greeted by Sara, who was very informative about the area and made us feel very welcome. We did not need to b… More

6 Jan 2014


"Fabulous getaway - couldn't have asked for more!"

My husband and I took a short break to wind down after the Christmas holiday season. We really couldn't have asked for more. The location gives the perfect balance of rural areas with a lovely vi… More

27 Dec 2013


"Perfect base for a Shropshire getaway"

Location: Very good location near Church Stretton centre and access to other places in Shropshire. Very nice views. Access to the chalet is up a hill. Felt a bit awkward with the proximity to the hous… More

Thanks for being lovely guests and for your constructive feedback. We always try and act on any feedback we get and wanted to let you both know we now have a fence to increase the separation from the house and Mark has fitted some Sonic Gold (soundproofing) to dampen any noise from the storage heater.

19 Dec 2013


"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.

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

Review 1-10 of 61

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