Lower farm cottages
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Fully equipped 2 room accommodation with all mod cons set on a registered smallholding where there are a few sheep grazing and free range chickens. No street lights Shelve has a population of 18, so a step back in tranquillity. The property is sheltered from the owner's old farmhouse and set in a private area with own patio for catching the sun or just relaxing. Check website for special offers, or email with specific requirements.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham/Liverpool, Nearest railway: Shrewsbury 22 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Ideal for couples who want to relax
The Heart of England/Peak District
Shropshire delights with its variety. Whether strolling by the river in medieval Shrewsbury, exploring the castle, and fine dining of Ludlow or discovering delightful Church Stretton, Bridgnorth or Bishops Castle, you can be assured of plenty to see and sample. Even the museums and attractions are wide ranging; from the industrial investigations(we are at the centre of Britains original lead industry dating back to Roman times) to ecologically informative nature centres, and even the chance to step back in time and visit a working Victorian village at Iron Bridge and the working Victorian farm at Acton Scott. Mitchells Fold bronze age circle is a stroll away, as is Wales Cornden Hill.
Take a walk along the legendary purple Stiperstones which are visible from your window, explore the Long Mynd or venture to Clee HIll, Wenlock Edge - the list is almost endless. Even the landscape alters, with the moorland scenery of the Long Mynd, craggy outcrops of Stiperstones and the hills and valleys of Wales all hosting an amazing variety of wildlife.
The Bog visitor centre is renown for its cake and information on the local area, with both Fenny Bank and Mucklewick Walks joinable out of the door. Snailbeach has the most extensive remains of the old lead and barytes mining industry with weekend tours.
Bishops Castle hosts a market every Friday, and various fairs through the year including Michaelmas Fayre. Clun has the Green Man Festival in May while Shrewsbury flower festival in August, and the Darwin festival in February attract worldwide visitors.
Welshpool, Montgomery, and other Marches towns are within an easy drive - as are a variety of historic properties such as Stokesay Castle (EH), Attingham Park (NT), Powis Castle (NT) or Wroxeter Roman Village (EH)
Regular buses to Bishops Castle and Shrewsbury are a short walk. There are a variety of eating establishments from good pub food to cordon bleu within easy reach - the Checkers in Montgomery boasts a Michelin Star.
There is a golf course at Pontesbury (clubs available to borrow) and trout fishing at White Gritt - both within 10 minutes.
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4 Aug 2014
"You can "feel the tranquility" - apologies to the movie "The Castle"!"
We booked Cranberry Cottage at the last minute for a long weekend and had the most fabulous relaxing time there. The hosts were brilliant and very helpful. We cannot recommend this place highly enough… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay - "Shelve all your worries here" is our by-line with the pun on Shelve :-)
We find the view, atmosphere and peace so relaxing we're on holiday all year round.
15 Aug 2013
"Stiperstones met all our expectations and then some!"
After a number of UK vacations where we stayed with family this was our first venture with self catering accommodations. We hoped it would live up the the advertising description we used as the basis… More
We try and warn people about the stairs - just in case. We had one lady who had read our access statement on our website and still decided to come with an artificial leg, and found it encouragingly accessible. But good to talk to us if in doubt, Cranberry Cottage is all on one level.
21 Jul 2013
Lovely walks. Take provisions to tide you over as supermarket 6 miles away. Had to cancel booking then rebook due to op, owners most accommodating. Mobiles did not work so be prepared.We stayed in Sti… More
We try to be flexible when booking, so it always pays to chat, and glad it worked out for convalesence. For those traveling there's a Sainsbury at Shrewsbury, Tesco at Telford, or the local shop has most things and will take an order over the phone. Details on our website
29 Apr 2013
"Relaxing country retreat with spectacular views"
Really peaceful and relaxing place to spend a long weekend or week. Plenty of good walks and I left feeling fully relaxed and refreshed. Tucked away in the countryside with very few cars, only lambs, chickens and a stream for company. The rooms are big and have a big kitchen area and vegetable garden outside and views for miles beyond. Good for foodies too - 30mins to picturesque market town Ludlow for farmers markets, boutiques and the famous Michelin starred La Becasse restaurant - delicious!
A real hidden gem of a place, I will be back...!
Glorious weather - but people love it here even when it rains. Probably the best views in Shropshire, according to the tourism assessor - and our guests who just like to relax.
28 Oct 2012
"Another great holiday at Lower Farm Shelve"
We are regular visitors at Lower farm. As always the accommodation was excellent, and little thoughtful touches such as fresh milk and eggs made us feel really welcome. We were blessed with good wea… More
24 Jul 2012
"Quality apartment in a perfect rural idyl"
My wife and I stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The apartment is comfortable, clean and much bigger than it looks on the website.Situated in a very quiet rural area, it's a perfect… More
2 Jul 2012
"Peaceful, welcoming and warm, with glorious views."
The weather during our stay did us no favours, but the warmth and hospitality of the owners more than made up for that. The property was warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped and positioned so th… More
Even though we emphasise the fantastic walking in our ads, whatever the weather there's loads of alternatives in easy reach!
16 Jun 2012
"Peace and tranquility in a delightful package"
From the first contact to our journey home everything was easy if you want a break from anything this delightful setting and accommodation is perfect.Nothing is to much trouble from your warm and frie… More
Lovely to have you here. Glad you enjoyed the chutney - all the garden is starting to grow so it will soon be jam & chutney making time again
1 Apr 2012
"Cosy NEw Year"
We stayed at Lower Farm for a few days over New Year and had a great stay. There were 6 of us so we booked both properties which worked really well, there is more than enough chairs, crockery etc for 6 (we were expecting to have to carry stuff backwards and forwards, but they had already moved things round for us I think). We cooked a fabulous 3 course meal and found the kitchen really well equipped. All three couples said that we would return, together or separately. The weather was miserable but thanks to the woodburning stove in the cottage we had a very cosy time. A great place to come with a group.
Pleasure to have you - we worked out what you might need in advance, so glad we got it right :-) Look forward to seeing you in the spring
27 Dec 2011
"Lovely tranquil retreat"
We really enjoyed our week at the cottage, with wonderful walks right from the door to the Stiperstones, and the Long Mynd within easy reach. Even when the weather was bad, the countryside could be ap… More
We'd love to have you back. When we designed the latest flyer we looked at all the options and decided it sounded like 2 weeks or more is needed to cover all the area!
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