Abbott's Retreat

Norbury near Bishop's Castle, Heart of England (Ref. 30240)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Bishop’s Castle 4.7 miles. This detached, elevated, stone-built cottage sits in the heart of the pretty hamlet of Norbury, right opposite the church, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just under five miles from the quaint town of Bishop’s Castle. This delightful Norbury holiday cottage is very well appointed with a contemporary theme throughout, making it perfect for a holiday with family or friends in this beautiful part of Shropshire. There are four bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, while the well-equipped, contemporary kitchen is the perfect place to create culinary delights, and the welcoming sitting room with dining area has a woodburner, adding to the cosy, cottage atmosphere that this holiday home near Bishop’s Castle radiates. The large gardens wrap around the property, offering ideal space for family fun and barbecues in the sunshine after a day of exploring the beautiful county of Shropshire. This Norbury cottage is close to two real ale pubs and is surrounded by many wonderful walking and cycling routes that trail along the nearby Shropshire Way and through the scenic Long Mynd and Stiperstones hills. Enjoy the Clun and Kerry Forests, wander the sweeping South Shropshire Hills, or spend a day in the historic towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury. The fine, fortified manor house of Stokesay Castle can be reached within twenty minutes’ drive, and for a memorable day trip, the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, with its 10 museums, can be discovered with an hour of this charming Shropshire cottage. This Norbury cottage near Bishop’s Castle provides a perfect base for exploring the attractive towns and countryside that make up this stunning area of Shropshire.


Four bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 6) and woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The car park area is on a slope with 6 steps to the front door, may not be suitable for less mobile
  • Note: There is an unfenced slope in the garden, children to be supervised

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs, including Party in the Park and the particularly popular, Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, while the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.

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