The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage

Bishop's Castle, Heart of England (Ref. 903636)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    17

  • Bedrooms

    9

  • Bathrooms

    5

  • Pets

    No

The Property

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.

Accommodation

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.

Amenities

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

BISHOP'S CASTLE

Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the South West Shropshire Hills. 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, with the Michaelmas Fair being particularly popular. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire. The fascinating and well known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach. There are numerous nearby attractions including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.

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