- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
This is a wonderful pair of holiday homes, situated just a short walk from the centre of the historic market town of Bishop's Castle. A detached, early 18th century traditional Georgian house and an adjacent detached, stone-built, single-storey barn conversion cottage, which was the old surgery, set in 1.5 acres of grounds, makes up The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage. The Old Schoolhouse is a wonderfully spacious building set over three floors, and provides traditional, character accommodation, which seamlessly combines with modern facilities, including two very large TVs, to provide a house of real merit. Three zip/link beds give this Bishop's Castle holiday home flexible accommodation to suit the whole family, while the dining room, with its cosy open fire, seats 17, so everyone can gather together in the evening for a delicious meal, then retire to the sitting room for fun and games, or to watch a film. The farmhouse kitchen in this wonderful Shropshire holiday home benefits from an Everhot cooking range with four large, individually-controlled ovens, great for rustling up a tasty snack after a long day out and about. The large walled garden beside The Old Schoolhouse is ideal for relaxing in the hot tub, enjoying a drink or stoking up the barbecue after an exciting day, and in season, guests also have access to the vegetable garden. The adjacent Cottage offers cosy ground floor accommodation for three, and is perfect for a couple, small family or even the grandparents to enjoy some quiet time after all the excitement of a day with the extended family. With its own private garden area, and full kitchen and sitting room facilities, it's a wonderful place to escape to for some 'me time'. This Bishop's Castle accommodation sits in a wonderful location, with an award-winning, real ale pub and restaurant on the doorstep, and all of Bishop's Castle's amenities less than a five minute stroll away. This is a wonderful location for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, with Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way very close by. Explore the Clun and Kerry Forests, the lovely South Shropshire Hills, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site with its ten museums, which are all within easy reach. With the private hot tub and the shared all-year-round tennis court, these two adjacent properties combine to provide charming, spacious accommodation, perfect for a family gathering or large group of friends who wish to enjoy this beautiful part of Shropshire.
The Old Schoolhouse. Over three floors. Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link), 2 x super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link), 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower only. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Second floor basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 8). Utility. Dining room (seats 17) with open fire. Sitting room (seats 14) with woodburner. Second floor sitting room (seats 6). The Cottage. All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room. Note: The zip/link beds can be super king-size double or twin beds by prior arrangement.
Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner. The Old Schoolhouse: Four oven electric range cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 4 x radio/CD, iPod docks, WiFi, selection of DVDs. The Cottage: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. 4 x travel cots and 4 x highchairs on request. Off road parking for 10 cars. Bike storage. Large walled lawned garden with patio, 9-seater hot tub with changing room, summerhouse, BBQ and vegetable garden which guests can use when in season to rear of Old Schoolhouse. Private lawned garden with furniture to rear of the Cottage. Shared use of tennis court (with Refs. 4140 and 15515). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 5 mins walk, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk. Note: There are 5 steps up to the front door of The Old Schoolhouse, level entrance to rear. Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am.
- Last minute
- “Everything you need in a quaint location.”
- “This property ticked all our boxes with disabled access and restaurants nearby. We received a warm welcome from the owner who lives on site. Our stay included three generations who all were impressed and enjoyed the property. The property was very well appointed with more than ample crockery and cutlery and two dishwashers to wash them all up in. The hot tub was a big hit with some. The property is situated at the top of the town which boasts two breweries, including the oldest licensed one on the UK and four other pubs, with ridge views on three sides. There is plenty of spaces for several cars, we had five between us and there was room for more.”
- “Our family enjoyed an excellent weeks holiday in a superb house and cottage in beautiful Bishop's Castle. The owner was extremely helpful, ensuring that we knew the best walks and restaurants and pubs, which are great.”
- “A wonderful house, comfortable, warm, relaxing and wonderfully equipped. Owner very friendly and welcoming.”
- “The house was fantastic, the gardens were beautiful, the hot tub was perfect, and our host was the nicest person. The situation of the house was ideal for town and country.”
- “We found the cottage in a lovely setting. The owners were friendly and the premises were ideal for our requirements.”
- “The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage is a superb house, gardens and hot tub, thanks. Very friendly owner on site. All well equipped - more crockery and cutlery than we've ever seen anywhere! Great having two dishwashers. Rooms all equally spacious and well furnished so no arguments!”
- “A group of 17 came to The Old Schoolhouse for a long weekend to celebrate the retirement of one on us. The house and gardens were amazing! We made excellent use of the hot tub and the wood fire, and catering for 17 was made easier by the abundance of cutlery, glasses etc. Everybody had a brilliant time and without exception said they would recommend it to their friends. The local area, town and pub were all lovely. A thoroughly thoroughly enjoyable time was had any all. Thank you.”
- “The house and cottage had all the facilities (and more) that we could possibly have hoped for. The owner could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and we all felt really relaxed and at home in the propert(ies). Local amenities were very close at hand, and the area was a delight to explore. We were all very sorry to have to leave when our holiday was over.”
- “The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage was beautiful, the owner was friendly and at hand when needed. The hot tub was huge and we used it a lot. The fridges and dishwashers made catering for 16 people easy.”
- “Fantastic property. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The hot tub was the best feature!”
- “An excellent house which was well equipped and very comfortable. Friendly owner gave us some good tips for where to go walking in the hills. We all had a lovely time!”
- “We had a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend with our combined family and the property suited us perfectly. There was plenty of space for the children to enjoy themselves and for the adults to sit chatting knowing that the children were entertaining themselves. We plan to return to the property in February with a group of old friends and would thoroughly recommend to others.”
- “The Old Schoolhouse and cottage is very well presented and exactly as described.”
About the location
Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles.
The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs, including Party in the Park and the particularly popular, Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, while the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.