Swallow's Rest

Rushbury near Church Stretton, Heart of England (Ref. 23550)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This attractive brick-built, semi-detached cottage is one of two byres, which has been successfully converted into lovely holiday accommodation, set on the edge of the Shropshire village of Rushbury, at the foot of the Wenlock Edge. This Rushbury holiday home has a traditional cottage atmosphere, with its character beams and wall timbers, which blends well with the contemporary fixtures and furnishings to offer friends and couples stylish accommodation. Situated close to the owner’s home, on 120 acres of arable farmland, this cottage near Church Stretton has two double bedrooms, each boasting en-suites and one with a Juliet balcony, as well as a light and airy open plan living area. There are French doors from the sitting area leading into the lawned garden to the side of this Rushbury cottage, which provides farmland views and is perfect for enjoying a quiet drink or a barbecue on a summer’s evening after a day of exploring scenic Shropshire. Nearby is the pretty village of Cardington, home to the oldest pub in Shropshire, and within five miles is the delightful town of Church Stretton, fondly known as Little Switzerland, and looked upon by the superb Long Mynd hills. An ideal base for walkers and cyclists to enjoy wonderful South Shropshire, this lovely Rushbury cottage is also within easy reach of the medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Ludlow, and Shrewsbury and the many attractions in the area including the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge. This Shropshire cottage is an excellent choice for friends, or couples seeking a romantic hideaway. Note: This cottage is attached to Ref. 917175, together they sleep 10.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Stairgate. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Side lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Central for walks, towns and eating out. Lovely clean and comfortable cottage.”

    Mr Bowen, New Quay, November 2014

    • “The cottage was of a very high standard. Although we were staying late in the season, everything was very clean and in good repair, and the heating was very effective.”

    Miss Hawker, Farnborough, October 2014

    • “A very clean and comfortable cottage with good quality furniture and fittings. A very peaceful location.”

    Mrs Woodfine, York, October 2014

    • “This was our first holiday in Shropshire and we found it a beautiful county. The scenery was spectacular and it was wonderful to drive along narrow country lanes, some with grass in the middle, and not see another vehicle for miles. We enjoyed the places of historical interest, particularly Ludlow Castle and the Ironbridge Gorge Museums and I will be taking a day trip there to see the museums I didn't see during this holiday. There are also lovely pubs to eat - I am now on a diet!”

    Mrs Collings, Doncaster, September 2014

    • “This cottage was fantastic, one of the best we have stayed in. It was beautifully presented, extremely comfortable and we would thoroughly recommend. As well as having 2 en-suite bedrooms there was also a downstairs toilet. Lovely garden area to sit in and the weather was perfect.”

    Mrs Carruthers, Melrose, June 2014

    • “This is a very nice property in an excellent location. Our hosts were friendly and approachable, and a home made sponge cake was waiting for us on arrival. We also enjoyed the large, fluffy bath towels.”

    Mrs Hindle, Settle, June 2014

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About the location


Church Stretton 5 miles; Cardington 6 miles; Much Wenlock 9 miles; Ludlow 15 miles.

The charming village of Rushbury sits amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Apedale Valley, between historic Much Wenlock and nearby, delightful Church Stretton. Also close by is the picturesque village of Cardington, which lies at the foot of Caer Caradoc and the Lawley Hills, home to the oldest pub in Shropshire - The Royal Oak, which has been noted in the Domesday Book. This rural area is ideal for outdoor exploration, with many walking trails criss-crossing the countryside, heading in all directions. A wealth of native birdlife, which includes buzzards, woodpeckers and ravens, thrives in the Shropshire Hills, which provide a fantastic backdrop for the avid rambler. There are many attractions to be discovered, including the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, all less than half an hour’s drive away. The striking towns of Church Stretton and Much Wenlock are also both within easy driving distance, each offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. With so much to discover nearby, Rushbury provides a superb year-round base for discovering scenic Shropshire.

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