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Ironbridge 4 miles; Much Wenlock 6 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles.
The historic village of Leighton, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087, stands in the heart of beautiful Shropshire, and is only four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, home of the world's first iron-built bridge, built 1777-79. The Ironbridge Gorge is one of the country's most delightful tourist attractions; situated in a lovely wooded valley, the pretty village has many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including the renowned Blist Hill Victorian Village, where you can step back in time. Enjoy the nearby medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many NT properties including Attingham Hall and Park as well as the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard. A wonderful all-year-round location.
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Leighton 1.25 miles. One of four lovely brick built barn conversions, dating back to 1852, in a picturesque farmyard location on a 100 acre working cattle farm, on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton. Situated close to the owner's delightful black & white farmhouse, this semi-detached Leighton cottage offers a perfect romantic getaway full of charm with original oak beams and exposed rustic brick walls. This Leighton cottage has a cosy bedroom with wrought iron bedstead, plus an oak fitted kitchen and a lovely sitting area. The farmland offers views of the Long Mountain and is surrounded by breathtaking countryside. The walk from this Leighton cottage up the Wrekin Hill is essential. A perfect location for discovering this part of Shropshire, other attractions to enjoy are the world famous Ironbridge Gorge, the towns of Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City, various NT properties and the stunning South Shropshire Hills. A gorgeous Leighton cottage, ideal for a romantic break at any time of the year. Note: This cottage can be booked with refs 3700, 4210, 8401, 17899 and 22111 to accommodate 12 people.
All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log-effect electric stove.
Wall mounted (instant heat) electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine. TV with Freeview, DVD. WiFi in the courtyard. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Front sitting area with furniture and countryside views. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. Shop 3 miles. Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath. Note: Babes-in-arms only.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Rickyard Cottage:
The owner had made sure the heating was on before we arrive and it was lovely to be greeted with a nice cosy, warm cottage on such a cold wintry day - and the cakes were a nice touch too, thanks. We got stuck with the snow, and the farmer was very happy to dig us out, very friendly and helpful, thank you. All in all, we loved the property, very comfortable and cosy, wonderfully quiet and secluded, perfect for a relaxing get-away weekend. We would happily return to stay again and thoroughly recommend to others.
Mrs Turek, Epsom, March 2013
Quiet and rural. A barn owl on arrival flying over then in front of car was amazing! Enjoyed every bit of it.
Miss Sherratt, Oldham, November 2012
The welcome was warm and friendly, the cottage was cosy, what more could anyone want? I went to that area because there is plenty to see and do and it kept me really busy.
Mrs Clough, Llanerchymedd, September 2012
The setting was excellent, the owner was very friendly, and the area provided us with plenty to do. The clear night skies boasted thousands of stars and the fresh country air was a welcome change.
Mr Worthington, Mitcham, February 2012