THE LARCHES: secluded Norwegian lodge & wood stove
from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Log cabin / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 188794
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Log cabin / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
We're thrilled The Larches attained the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which rewards hospitality excellence and is only awarded to vacation rentals that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor.
SPECIAL OFFER: Stay a week in February for only £325 (includes wood for the stove!).
PRICES: £65 per night (max £370/week) with no additional booking fees to pay. This price is all year around apart from Xmas and New Year. Minimum stay is generally 3 nights but please enquire in low season as we may offer two nights for £180.
NEW: "The Hobbit" wood burner from Salamander Stoves provides real fire ambience for those cosy winter evenings (see pics). FREE kindling, logs and firelighters.
The Larches is a genuine top of the range Norwegian log cabin and offers 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.
The Larches is a comfortable 325ft² (30m²) and comprises of self-catering studio accommodation furnished to a high standard including :-
• Private decked balcony along one side of the chalet with table and chairs, mood LED 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 singles for £20), wardrobe, drawers and under-bed pull out storage. Bed linen provided and fitted prior to your arrival
• Sitting area has a large leather sofa, 39” flat panel HD TV with YouView box (offering streaming services and Netflix if you have an account). DVD player and DAB radio
• Dining area with oak table and chairs for two people
• Fully equipped kitchen including a multi-function fan oven, microwave, two ring ceramic electric hob, extractor fan and numerous utensils
• Bathroom with large electric shower cubicle (12000 x 800) and toilet, basin and fan heater
• Numerous lighting options including ceiling antler pendant with LED candles, wall LED candle lights, bedside lamps and kitchen LED spotlights
• Wi-Fi internet access at fibre broadband speed
• 3kW electric radiator set to a comfortable 20ºC (6h45-9h15, 16h30-22h30) 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-in from 3pm, check-out by 10.30am - please enquire for earlier or later times
Church Stretton town centre is an easy stroll away offering 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, and day trips to the Welsh coast, Chester and Snowdonia are also very feasible.
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.
Please Note: 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). A fence provides additional separation (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 Oaks Retreat who continue onward between two oak trees into the private dingle area of the garden. The private 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 cats owning the garden.
We have recently partnered with MyPersonalSanctuary where you can book spa treatments to be taken at The Larches to make your stay even more special - all you have to do is pick your package from their website and give them a call or select our location and book on-line - it really is that simple.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|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, Please contact the owner|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||1 Super King Bed, 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|
The Shropshire region
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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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. 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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.
22 Feb 2013
"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
"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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