Ratlinghope near Church Stretton, Heart of England (Ref. 915129)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This delightful cottage annexe, adjoining the owner’s home, is situated on the slopes of the Onny Valley, in the rural village of Ratlinghope, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, under six miles from Church Stretton.

In its elevated position, this Shropshire cottage provides wonderful views over the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve and surrounding hills.

This Ratlinghope cottage offers very comfortable accommodation, which includes a corner spa bath and a cosy woodburning stove, making it a lovely peaceful location for a couple in search of a romantic break.

There are wonderful scenic walks and cycle trails from the door of your Shropshire holiday home, or you can simply relax on the patio and watch the buzzards and house martins fly over the hills.

There’s a pub only one minute's walk from this Ratlinghope cottage, which is renowned for its local real ale and excellent food.

Discover picturesque Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, or Bishop's Castle, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, all of which are less than thirty minutes' drive from your Shropshire cottage.

This welcoming Ratlinghope cottage is perfect for an excellent hill walking or birdwatching holiday, or a quiet break, at any time of year.


Split-level all ground floor accommodation. One double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite corner spa bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, extra wood available to purchase from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front patio with furniture. Enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 min walk. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: There are 3 steps from kitchen into sitting room, therefore property may be unsuitable for guests with mobility issues.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A little piece of heaven”
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    • “We stayed here for an impromptu visit to Shropshire. It is a fantastic 'home from home' experience with Dan and Jo such great people whose motto surely must be nothing is too difficult. The cottage is very comfortable and spacious and the wood burner is a real treat for what was a chilly weekend. It was lovely waking up to the sound of silence, the only sounds being the chickens in the gardens. The pub at the bottom of the drive was a real find, and the beer and food excellent. I would certainly return to this little piece of heaven, thank you so much for looking after us so well.”

    Kosher22, Great Leighs, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “perfect peace”
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    • “We found Brinks by chance and we loved it from the start. This little cottage is beautifully furnished and warm and cosy with a fabulous wood burner. Walks right on the doorstep and a pub a step away make it a perfect place to relax and unwind. There are no shops however so it pays to forward plan. The owners provided a nice touch with a welcome basket with bread, eggs from their own chickens, even some doggy treats for our pet. We stayed over Christmas and loved it all. The quiet location may not suit everyone but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then this is definitely the place to chose Thank you for making our stay a pleasure . Must mention the gift of wine to celebrate our wedding anniversary . Thank you”

    Martharose1, Barnstaple, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Just what the doctor ordered”
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    • “We found the cottage to be just what the pictures looked like, very clean, cosy with nothing missing that made your stay a home away from home visit. Pub just a short walk away which was very friendly, just make sure you bring with you all your food or buy it at one of the towns near by as there is no local shop for that one thing that you've run out of !!!!!! Little or no mobile phone reception which is great for a holiday, wifi was also intermittent. My only bad comment is that there is no shower just a lovely bath with a hand held shower.”

    Susan G, Abingdon, United Kingdom, September 2014

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    • “It had amazing views and was tranquil with a good pub at the bottom of the drive. It was comfortable with good quality décor and furniture in the cottage.”

    Mrs Dale, Stoke-on-Trent, September 2015

    • “Everything was as advertised. We cannot praise the cottage enough with its perfect position, comfortable bed and every comfort. To have a pub just down the drive was a great help if one did not wish to cook after a long hike during the day. All in all a very good holiday!”

    Mr Humphreys, Ilminster, July 2015

    • “A wonderful location to stay in with walks and lots of wildlife. Brinks and the owners provided us with a perfect weekend. Having a country pub so close is a real bonus, perfect after a hill walk to stop for a drink or food. This is such a comfortable place to stay with a bed that it is very hard to get out of in the morning. Visiting at this time of year was perfect with springlike weather but still chilly evenings to make good use of the log burner. The conservatory was great to sit and read in the sunshine or just look at the views. Definitely want to return to do more walking and explore the area.”

    Mrs Smallwood, Stourbridge, March 2015

    • “Really cosy and well appointed in beautiful quiet countryside with walks from the doorstep.”

    Mr Mclauchlan, Barnstaple, December 2014

    • “We had a lovely long weekend in Brinks. It was very cosy especially with the log burner. The location was beautiful with numerous walks-great for the dog. We had a lovely welcome when we arrived. We would definitely like to book again probably for a week next time. Thank you to the owners.”

    Mrs Humphris, Evesham, November 2014

    • “The owners were so helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We will be returning next year. We just relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful views of the country side.”

    Mrs Cooke, Bilston, October 2014

    • “A very relaxing environment; very tranquil, spacious for two people, no night traffic.”

    Mrs Wightman, Carnforth, September 2014

    • “Great accommodation, great location, easy access.”

    Mr Gettings, Abingdon, August 2014

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About the location


Church Stretton 6 miles.

The rural village of Ratlinghope is scattered around a valley in the hills of the Long Mynd and Stiperstones, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies alongside the Darnford Brook, which originates at Wildmoor Pool in the hills above. This wonderfully scenic area provides beautiful walks and bike trails through the surrounding rolling hills, and the renowned Castle Ring, the earthwork of Ratlinghope Hill, is the fort described by Mary Webb in her novel "Golden Arrow". Only 6 miles away is the pretty town of Church Stretton often described as "Little Switzerland". The town is home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short drive away. This whole area is renowned for its beautiful hill scenery and wonderful walking.

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