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Bridgnorth 4 miles; Ironbridge 12 miles.
The scattered village of Chelmarsh lies amidst the wonderful Shropshire countryside just 4 miles south of Bridgnorth and offers a charming village pub, a great reservoir, ideal for fishing and sailing, and a host of fantastic walks, cycle tracks and bridleways to explore. The nearby town of Bridgnorth lies in two distinctive halves, separated by the red sandstone ridge on which the town is built, and is connected by winding streets, flights of steps and for the weary traveller the funicular railway. The town also offers a bustling Saturday street market and relaxing strolls along the winding River Severn. In the areas surrounding Bridgnorth there are a wealth of country parks, National Trust houses, museums and picturesque Shropshire villages, as well as easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, and Ironbridge Gorge with its 10 museums and striking landscape. Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Church Stretton and Much Wenlock are all within easy reach of this delightful area.
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A fully restored, first floor wing of the owner's 15th century stone-built country house, on the edge of the village of Chelmarsh. Set on a 5 acre smallholding, the house commands sweeping views of the glorious Shropshire countryside, and is thought to have originated as a fortified Bronze Age settlement. Only 4 miles away is the quaint market town of Bridgnorth, with its two 'halves', selection of shops and Saturday market. Only a visit to this charming Chelmarsh cottage will allow guests to truly appreciate the sheer beauty and awe-inspiring location of New House. Sweeping vistas of the Severn Valley, from Ironbridge, 20 miles to the north, across to Dudmaston Hall on the opposite bank, and downstream to Highley, are simply breathtaking. The accommodation is beautifully decorated and well furnished throughout, boasting a wealth of exposed oak rafters and trusses, and even a medieval bathroom door! The lawned gardens with their herbaceous borders are ideal for dining alfresco whilst enjoying the views of the River Severn and the Severn Valley Steam Railway, both of which run alongside the property. A wide selection of scenic walks, cycle trails and bridleways can be enjoyed in the area, while the River Severn offers excellent coarse fishing. An easy drive from many National Trust properties and the towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Church Stretton, this is a fantastic holiday location all year round.
All first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double. Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.
LPG central heating with electric heaters. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), dishwasher, use of washing machine by arrangement, TV, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: The property is accessed via 14 external steps to front door and 12 internal steps to living area. As such, property may be unsuitable for the less mobile. Note: This owner requires a refundable bond of £20 for guests bringing a dog with them.
For more information the owner’s website is www.littlerock.eclipse.co.uk
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about New House:
Fantastic, secluded setting right on the banks of the river Severn and next to the Severn Valley railway. New House is a 15th century period loft and is full of character and very comfortable. The setting is very tranquil and relaxing so I would recommend New House to anyone looking to get away from it all but still remaining within striking distance of the very picturesque Bridgnorth and the amenities there.
Mr Stares, Lewes, October 2012
The setting above the river and railway gives great views in all directions. Spacious and comfortable apartment.
Mr Howard, West Wickham, September 2012
The character of the property and the peace and quiet. Views of the trains on the Severn Valley steam railway from most windows of the property.
Mr Roberts, York, August 2012
Lovely property. Ideal location for fisherman as the area is excellent for river fishing as Severn is very close to the property, with some superb Barbel, Chub and Bream to be caught.
Mr Goodman, Worcester, August 2012