Crispen Cottage

Wall-under-Heywood near Church Stretton, Heart of England (Ref. 2625)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Cardington 1 mile. An attractive stone-built, semi-detached cottage adjoining the owner's property on a 7-acre equestrian smallholding in the hamlet of Wall-under-Heywood, close to the lovely Caradoc Hill and Wenlock Edge. This cosy single-storey property is full of character, with exposed beams, a stone fireplace with open fire and a pretty garden with countryside views, perfect for dining alfresco. Nearby is the pretty village of Cardington, home to the oldest pub in Shropshire, and within 4 miles is the delightful town of Church Stretton, overlooked by the wonderful Long Mynd Hills, and fondly known as 'Little Switzerland' - An ideal base for walkers and cyclists to enjoy the wonderful South Shropshire Hills, this lovely cottage is also within easy reach of the medieval towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury and all the many attractions of the area including the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge.


All ground floor. One bedroom: 1 x king-size double. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining table for four. Cosy sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Large lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and views of Wenlock Edge
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shops 3.5 miles, Pub 1 mile
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Gorgeous cosy country cotage”
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    • “Lovely cottage with very friendly owners and surrounded by horses and fields. Church Stretton close by and beautiful countryside. Look forward to returning...”

    Lindsay S, Reading, March 2015

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “Beautiful cottage in lovely quiet location. Enjoyed walks and cycles in the countryside as well as visits to local attractions. Ludlow local market every other Thursday not to be missed - the town is gorgeous with the castle having an excellent audio tour. Accommodation was very well equipped, particularly for dining in, or outside in the sunshine. The owners had really thought about what people might need, which can be lacking in other rental cottages. Very comfortable, clean and spacious. We enjoyed fantastic weather but it was almost a shame that we couldn't enjoy the fire as it was too warm to light it. Wish we could have stayed for a month to enjoy more walks of the area - several hills were very tempting but we just didn't have the time! The owners are very welcoming and helpful. Nice to also have horses away from home - stopped me missing mine too much!”

    Sarah T, Halifax, June 2014

    • “Gorgeous cottage in perfect setting”
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    • “We had a great week at Crispen cottage.It is a very pretty home. We found the owners friendly and welcoming...we enjoyed their eggs, courgettes and raspberries all fresh from the garden! There were lots of books about the locality and as we were there to walk, it was most helpful. The cottage is very well positioned for exploring the area- Church Stretton, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock/Wenlock Edge. We hope to return!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, October 2013

    • “Hidden Gem too good to miss!”
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    • “We loved this little cottage; perfect in size for 2 people with everything we needed. A new kitchen and bathroom with high quality of appliances made it feel so lovely and a cosy living room with fireplace and the bedroom too of a very good standard with a large amount of wardrobe space.Everything we needed was there, from oven gloves to cookie jar!It was also beautifully warm, so much so that a wood stove fire was hardly needed. Nothing to fault it. The propietors next door were very helpful and friendly and the general feel of the place and grounds was that this is a lovely and special gem in the heart of the Shropshire hills. These- by the way- deserve to be explored, even in Winter, with beautiful hills and valleys and even a waterfall close by- that's if the view out of the window of the cottage is not enough! A walker's and country-lovers paradise.”

    Catherine Gauci, Malta., March 2013

    • “Warm welcome, wonderful cottage”
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    • “We stayed over Christmas & were given a really warm welcome. I loved the cottage. The owners had a Christmas in the living room, beautifully decorated & were really helpful & friendly. The kitchen has everything you could need. The owners live in the same building, and although they are right next to you, the cottage lawn is separated with a gate & feels quite private. We would definitely want to stay there again & found it to be a fantastic location & base for walking. We discovered Shropshire to be a hidden gem for walking and countryside & have already recommended our friends to the area and property.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, February 2013

    • “Heaven”
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    • “We stayed at this beautiful cottage at the begining of October being blessed with lovely weather was a bonus. The owners are a lovely couple very helpful nothing was to much trouble and although they live ajoining the cottage it was not intrusive. The cottage is idyllic spotlessly clean and comfortable with apples in abundance! The area is beautiful ideal for walking with nice pubs for a welcome break we will definitely return.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Liverpool, December 2011

    • “Beautiful location, great hosts, very comfortable accommodation”
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    • “We stayed at nine different cottages in UK, and Crispen was one of the best. Lovely countryside location, with great hosts on a picturesque property and the accommodation was in a comfortable and delightful cottage.”

    Rhonda Templeton, Australia, September 2011

    • “peaceful retreat”
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    • “very comfortable home from home good walks in the area church stretton an excellent base to discover shropshire”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bury Lancs, August 2011

    • “Perfect /relaxing /cottage”
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    • “Warm welcome . Cottage clean and comfortable. Close to good places to eat. Stunning country side close to hand plus places to visit.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, FORDINGBRIDGE HAMPSHIRE, November 2010

    • “Crispen Cottage”
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    • “A wonderful place to spend Christmas - very cosy, welcoming and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it and would like to go again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, February 2010

    • “Shropshire Stay”
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    • “A secluded cottage,fantastic surroundings and places to visit. The hosts were very helpful and the cottage very comfortable.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kent, December 2009

    • “Beautiful, tranquil location & garden, simple countrycharm”
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    • “We've stayed at Crispen cottage for one week in summer 2011. What we liked about this holiday home is i.e. the location, the very very well looked after garden, having the owners horses on the grounds and the lovely hosts themselves. By car you can easily access Church Stretton and the location is also very convenient for exploring other parts of Shropshire. Besides these very nice features, there have also been a few which could have been better, e.g. the furnishing and equipment of the cottage (it could do with a more modern kitchen, a more upmarket bathroom, a dining room table and better garden furniture). Saying that, we keep in mind, that this is a 3*-cottage and that, despite the missing modern-style and a touch of luxery, it is a cosy, charming accomodation. Therefore we'd still recommend it, especially, if a superb location, a beautiful garden and birds and other animals is, what you enjoy (we do!).”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Not Telling, September 2011

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    • “A superb location and a wonderful cottage, really enjoyed our stay.”

    Mrs Gale, Buckingham, August 2015

    • “This is a lovely holiday venue in a breathtaking rural location.The owners could not have been more helpful and it was a wonderful holiday.”

    Mrs Bancroft, Bristol, August 2015

    • “It was quiet, in a private and beautiful location. The open fireplace was a real bonus. Nice recommendations about the local area and very welcoming.”

    Miss Abraham, London, December 2014

    • “Crispen Cottage is a wonderful romantic cottage in an idyllic setting. The whole atmosphere led to a very relaxing break. Would definitely recommend and would like to return ourselves.”

    Mr Slade, Maidenhead, December 2014

    • “A wonderful cosy cottage to go to in late November. The log fire makes it very special. Setting and surrounding area is stunning, with lots to do and see. Would definitely book it again.”

    Mrs Leitch, Peterborough, November 2014

    • “Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location, centrally positioned in this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty. The relaxing atmosphere of the cottage and surrounding area really allowed us to wind down fully.”

    Mr Parnham, Newark, October 2014

    • “A wonderfully secluded cottage with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing stay. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone.”

    Mr Patefield, Coventry, October 2014

    • “The Cottage was as described and more. The owner and family gave us a great welcome and made us feel very welcome, their knowledge of the local environment and places to visit was excellent. The garden and seating area were second to none, and to help it all the weather was very good throughout our stay.”

    Mr Conduit, Southampton, July 2014

    • “Beautiful cottage. Owners had really thought about what might be needed in the kitchen and supplied it - unlike some holiday cottages. Also had fresh flowers in the living room. Lots of wardrobe space and good recycling facilities.”

    Mrs Talbot-greaves, Halifax, June 2014

    • “Very comfortable cottage, beautiful location and outlook. Not too far from shops in church stretton and very peaceful.”

    Mrs Mcdonnell, St. Albans, April 2014

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About the location


Cardington 1 mile; Church Stretton 4 miles; Much Wenlock 7 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.

The rural hamlet of Wall-under-Heywood is near to the pretty village of Cardington, which lies at the foot of Caradoc and Lawley Hills amongst the rolling hills of the South Shropshire countryside. Cardington boasts the oldest pub in Shropshire - The Royal Oak, mentioned in the Domesday Book! Its rural situation is ideal for sightseeing, with miles of country walks in all directions, not to mention the beautiful Shropshire hills - a draw for walkers, riders and nature lovers alike! A wealth of birdlife (including buzzards, woodpeckers, curlews and skylarks) has its home here. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge, with its 10 museums, are each less than 15 miles away. The attractive market towns of Church Stretton (known as "Little Switzerland" by the Victorians) and Much Wenlock are both close by and offer a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. A superb all year round location!

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