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Shrewsbury 9 miles; Powis Castle 10 miles.
Alberbury is a small rural village in lovely countryside, 4 miles from the Offa's Dyke Pathway. The village is home to the Loton Estate with its renowned deer park and host of the famous Hill Climb. Only 9 miles away is historic Shrewsbury which lies within a giant loop of the River Severn, and has been called England's finest Tudor town, with its timber-framed, black and white buildings, as well as the ancient 'shuts' or passageways which connect them. There is a superb selection of shops, along with cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, home to the fictional Brother Cadfael or Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park and mansion, Powis and Chirk castles with their lovely gardens, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow, enjoy golf on the 9 hole course, paintball or quad biking, only a short drive away, or visit Acton Scott Working Farm, as featured in the “Victorian Farm” TV series.
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Alberbury 0.7 miles. This delightful first floor apartment is situated above the owners’ home, which stands in its own grounds, close to the rural village of Alberbury, and only nine miles from medieval Shrewsbury. This charming Alberbury cottage offers light and airy, contemporary accommodation, perfect for a couple on a romantic retreat. This Alberbury cottage offers one king-size double bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area, from where you can enjoy countryside views and the Berwyn Mountains beyond, plus at the end of a busy day, relax and dine alfresco in the owners’ lawned garden. This charming Alberbury cottage is in an ideal location for walking through the Loton Estate's deer park, up Rodney’s Pillar or along Offa's Dyke Pathway. Nearby and well worth visiting are Powis Castle, Shrewsbury and the Ironbridge World Heritage Site. A quality Alberbury cottage set in a beautiful area.
All first floor. One king-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Shared use of owners’ rear lawned garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles. Pub/restaurant 10 mins walk. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: This property is reached by a 14 step internal stairway. Note: The entrance is shared with the owners.
Previous visitors' comments about The Hem:
Everything was ready for us. The views from the property were great and the hosts were very friendly, but not intrusive. This has been our experience every time we have stayed in a Sykes cottage.
Mr O'Brien, Leigh-on-Sea, September 2012