Rowton Manor Cottage

Rowton near Craven Arms, Heart of England (Ref. 9024)

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Cottage features

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

Craven Arms 3 miles. This semi-detached cottage makes up part of a charming 17th century, Grade II listed manor house, which stands in a 27-acre grazing farm near to Craven Arms in beautiful South Shropshire. This Craven Arms cottage provides well equipped accommodation with a homely feel throughout, with the added bonus of a second floor self-contained suite giving flexibility with the sleeping arrangements. The main part of this Craven Arms cottage contains three lovely bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom. The living accommodation in this main section comprises a warming kitchen with an AGA and a dining table plus a comfy sitting room with a delightful woodburner, perfect for those chillier evenings. Standing in lovely grounds with countryside views, this Craven Arms cottage has a private garden with outdoor furniture, which is ideal for relaxing in with a glass of something refreshing on those balmy summer days. From this Craven Arms cottage, you can explore the lovely towns of Ludlow, Church Stretton and Shrewsbury and the wonderful scenic walks amidst the Long Mynd and Stiperstone Hills. Enjoy the nearby attractions of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (as seen on TV), Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Ironbridge World Heritage Site. After a day spent exploring this fascinating part of the country, you can return to this welcoming Craven Arms cottage and simply relax in charming surroundings.


Main house. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner. Second floor suite. One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. AGA with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. Kitchen on second floor with microwave, fridge/freezer. 2 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs. WiFi. All fuel, power and starter pack of wood for woodburner inc. in rent (extra wood available from owner). Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed front garden with lawn, gravel seating area, garden furniture, BBQ and countryside views over the Clun Valley. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles. Pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Note: Until Tuesday 5th January 2016, this property operates with a Saturday changeover day. From Tuesday 5th January, this property will operate with a Friday changeover day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect family holiday”
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    • “This house is the perfect base for a family holiday in Shropshire. We were a party of six adults and a five-year-old. We received a friendly welcome from the owner, who had also left a lovely sponge cake, eggs and a bottle of wine for us in the kitchen. The house is very well equipped and there was plenty of room for all of us with ample seating both inside and in the garden. The house is easy to reach - but make sure you follow the owner's instructions and not your Sat-Nav! There is plenty of room for parking (we had three cars). We made good use of the barbecue as we were lucky with the weather. Craven Arms is a short drive away and has a good supermarket.”

    Librarian059, London, August 2015

    • “Lovely spacious cottage”
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    • “We have just returned after 6 nights at this cottage. It is in a very rural and peaceful location, up a single track road close to Broome and Aston on Clun. On arrival we found the owner had left us a bottle of wine, vase of flowers, freshly laid eggs and a huge Victoria Sponge on the kitchen table - all lovely, thank you. There were 7 of us (all adults) and there was plenty of room. The kitchen has an Aga, which keeps the room lovely and cosy. (There is also a traditional hob & oven should you not wish to cook on the Aga.) The top floor could be considered self-contained with an en-suite bedroom (super king bed which can be separated to become two single beds), and lounge/kitchen/diner. This is handy if there are different generations who want to watch different things on the TV or play games whilst adults are using the loung downstairs! The only downsides are that the en-suite in the top floor does not have a shower, only a shower attachment; there seemed to be a blockage in the drainage of the handbasin in the Family Bathroom (water took ages to go down the plughole); and a lot of the crockery is chipped. That said, we had a great time there as the property has all that you could wish for in a holiday cottage.”

    Sianzy, Nr Cardiff, South Wales, April 2015

    • “Warm & Friendly”
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    • “We had a very happy family break in the middle of February. From the moment of our arrival, the owners could not have been more helpful(we had Tesco delivery problems and no mobile phone signal !) Our party comprised several adults & 3 grandchildren and the house easily accommodated everyone - we used the top floor lounge as a "play/crafts room". The kitchen was also a warm and practical room with 2 fridges and 2 cookers !”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cleobury Mortimer, May 2014

    • “New Year Break”
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    • “The house was lovely, we were a party of 6 adults and 4 children aged from 5yrs to 6 months. The cottage had everything we needed and was in a lovely location. We were left a welcoming pack which was a lovely surprise and would certainly return there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Enfield, March 2014

    • “Picturesque Country Cottage in Tranquil Surroundings”
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    • “A spectacular Grade II listed large country cottage only a short distance from Craven Arms, Shropshire. The Cottage is spacious, very clean, comfortable and always felt extremely homely during our thoroughly enjoyable stay. We booked Rowton Manor Cottage to celebrate a 30th Birthday with family (7 guests) and we were overwhelmed with the property and location itself but also by the kindness and generosity of the owners. On arrival we were greeted with a homemade sponge cake, bottle of wine and box of chocolates. The owners, who live in the property next door, were extremely friendly and helpful at all time and we enjoyed an evening drink with them to which they were really great company. Whilst staying at the Cottage we travelled to nearby attractions in Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Powis Castle in Wales and most enjoyable of all Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle! We had a absolutely fantastic family holiday at Rowton Manor Cottage and would certainly highly recommend and visit again!”

    James Y, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom, May 2013

    • “An excellent base for a walking holiday”
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    • “A large property in a rural location a short distance from Craven arms. Aga in the kitchen and wood burner in the downstairs lounge very good for drying wet clothes!Well supplied with all amenities, spacious, a second upstairs lounge a plus. Owners very helpful and friendly, living next door. Clean on arrival, but previous tenants had not properly washed crockery and cutlery: we had to re-do them all.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, December 2012

    • “Relaxing and very lovely”
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    • “Had a wonderful week. The setting and the house itself are excellent - very quiet country retreat with every comfort you could wish for.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Warwick, October 2012

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    • “One of the very best cottages that we have stayed in. A beautiful setting, really comfortable rooms and it was very well equipped. Extremely relaxing.”

    Mr Tompkins, Rugby, September 2015

    • “The cottage was very comfortable and suited our extended family exactly. We all felt quite at home, that makes a big difference to a holiday. Altogether a really good holiday in a lovely area. Can't recommend it highly enough.”

    Mrs Jack, Glasgow, July 2015

    • “"The cottage was clean, warm and well equipped. We came during the lambing season and the adjacent field had a flock of sheep with very young lambs."”

    Mr Loomes, Worthing, March 2015

    • “Everything you could want in a cottage. A great location with something to do in every direction with A Star scenery. Loved the wood burning fire place, used it every night.”

    Mr Dhol, Brighton, March 2015

    • “Liked the warm, friendly, welcome thoughtful touches. The cottage was excellent for a family group plus dog. Had a beautiful outlook even in middle of December! The wonderful Aga was great for cosy warmth and cooking a huge roast for us all. Enjoyed the whole weekend, definitely recommend it to everyone.”

    Mrs Davidson, Ormskirk, December 2014

    • “A wonderful part of the country, with an excellent accomodation to be based in. The owners were excellent and made us feel very welcome, I would certainly book this property again.”

    Mr Royle, Street, September 2014

    • “Rowton Manor Cottage is in a beautiful place. We loved the sunsets and eating outside. When we came in we were able to light the wood burning stove.”

    Mrs Jones, London, August 2014

    • “Rowton Manor Cottage is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The peace and quiet was very much appreciated. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and it was lovely to find a gorgeous cake and bottle of wine when we arrived together with flowers in the kitchen. We enjoyed various walks and visits locally, Stokesay Castle and the drive over the Burway on the Long Mynd being highlights. We found Ludlow to be gem with the castle, markets and interesting shops and would recommend the Unicorn for lunch. There is still lots left to do so we will be back!”

    Mrs Martin, St. Albans, August 2014

    • “This is a very comfortable and spacious property equipped with everything you could possibly need. It has a lovely garden and is in a wonderful setting. The hosts couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. This is the best property we have stayed at and I can't think of any negatives.”

    Mrs Driver, Leeds, May 2014

    • “We liked the wonderful warm welcome we received from the owner, the excellently presented home from home atmosphere. The cake, chocolate, fresh eggs and wine left for us by the owner. The AGA cooking experience and a warm cosy but very big house to unwind in. The walk to the dog friendly pub.”

    Mrs Greenwood, York, March 2014

    • “It was a lovely location and the house was lovely and cosy. Sadly the weather was awful but we still had a lovely time. Lovely place for children.”

    Mrs Edge, Enfield, December 2013

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About the location


Church Stretton 7 miles; Ludlow 8 miles.

The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manors, or the very popular Shropshire Hill Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. Church Stretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishop's Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

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