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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. This bespoke hand-made, timber-built, fully insulated Shepherd’s Hut is a truly unique holiday cottage. Set in a picturesque farmyard location on a 100 acre working cattle farm on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton, it is ideal for a romantic getaway. Situated close to the owner's delightful black & white farmhouse, this unusual Shropshire holiday cottage provides two distinct areas of accommodation which are only 5 yards apart. The Shepherd’s Hut contains all your needs for a peaceful night’s sleep including a double bed, comfy seating, a TV and a woodburning stove, which helps create a wonderful romantic atmosphere. Just a few yards away is the rest of the accommodation housed in a section of a barn conversion and includes a modern shower room and a fitted kitchen with a dining area and another TV. There are lovely farmland views from both parts of the accommodation with the majestic Wrekin Hill in the background. Just a short drive away are the world famous Ironbridge Gorge, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City, various NT properties and the stunning South Shropshire Hills. A unique Leighton holiday cottage in a delightful location, ideal for a romantic break any time of the year. Note: This cottage can be booked with refs 3700, 4210, 8401, 8402 and 22111 to accommodate 14 people.
All ground floor. The Shepherd’s Hut: Open plan accommodation with double bed and sitting area with woodburning stove. The Barn: Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility.
Woodburning stove in Shepherd’s Hut with electric fires in The Barn. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Private gravelled sitting area with furniture, BBQ and views of farmland and the Wrekin Hill. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Shop 3 miles. Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath. Note: There are 3 steps up from ground level into the Shepherd's Hut.
Previous visitors' comments about Shepherd's Hut:
Wonderful environment and well positioned on the farm. Great walks, plenty of wood and very friendly.
Mr Brown, London, December 2012
Lovely, romantic property in a peaceful setting tucked away in stunning Shropshire countryside. Fantastic for a cosy getaway. The farmer was great, keeping us in fire wood, providing advice on walks and even cakes.
Miss Ludlow, London, October 2012