Swallow's Nest

Strefford near Craven Arms, Heart of England (Ref. 24740)

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Cottage features

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

Craven Arms 2 miles. This ground floor apartment is one of two comfortable holiday homes, set opposite to the owner's home on a 360-acre working livestock and arable farm, close to the small town of Craven Arms. Settled amongst beautiful Shropshire countryside, with views across Wenlock Edge, this apartment near Craven Arms offers homely accommodation, ideal for a couple looking to discover this delightful area. With the accommodation set entirely over the ground floor, offering one double bedroom with en-suite wet room, less mobile guests are sure to enjoy a comfortable holiday. There is also a spacious sitting room with dining area and French doors to the patio area, perfect for dining alfresco on a sunny afternoon. Within two miles of this tranquil Shropshire apartment is the market town of Craven Arms, where a selection of shops and cafes, plus a hotel with a bar and restaurant and the magnificent medieval manor of Stokesay Castle can be found. There is some beautiful walking and cycling countryside to discover from this Craven Arms apartment, with Wenlock Edge on the doorstep, plus the nearby Corvedale Valley and Long Mynd Hills. Discover the history of the nearby pretty towns of Church Stretton, Bishop's Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury, or venture a little further to discover Wales. An excellent apartment near Craven Arms, a wonderful romantic retreat for enjoying all of Shropshire's enchanting rural beauty and wonderful history. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 24739 and 928796, together they sleep 10.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area. Shared external utility.


Biomass central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed gravelled area with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 9 mins walk. Note: Due to the owner's farm opposite, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside the garden. Note: This property may be suitable for wheelchair users.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “It was warm, comfortable and spacious. The location was excellent and easy to get to. There was plenty to do in the area and we had a wonderful week.”

    Mrs Murphy, Robina, October 2015

    • “Great location, we had upstairs and downstairs apartments which worked well for two couples. Walks from the door so great for dogs. Recommended.”

    Mrs Isaacs, Bath, May 2015

    • “A warm welcome, a beautiful area, good pub food nearby and an excellent Italian restaurant within walking distance for a special occasion. There was a newborn calf on our first morning walk around with the farmer.”

    Mr Andrews, Blandford Forum, May 2015

    • “A lovely cottage on working farm. It was very good to be able to walk the dog on the farm footpaths then wash her in the ford without having to go out in the car. Excellent on site farm-shop.”

    Mr Squire, Haverfordwest, February 2015

    • “Everything about Swallow's Nest was outstanding from the location, to the welcome we received by Mr and Mrs Morgan. Bearing in mind that the cottage was located on a working farm we did expect some minor disturbance, there was and it was minimal. we were able to take our Border collie that was no problem. There are plenty of places to walk straight from the door without driving and the scenery was stunning. We shall definitely recommend it to our friends and we will definitely go again even the weather was dry for the end of October,”

    Mr Strowbridge, Prenton, October 2014

    • “Good walks from the door without the need to drive. A comfortable, warm cottage. Friendly, welcoming hosts.”

    Mrs Rattlidge, Newton Abbot, September 2014

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About the location


Wistanstow 1 mile; Craven Arms 2 miles; Church Stretton 5.5 miles; Bishop’s Castle 11 miles; Ludlow 12 miles; Shrewsbury 19 miles.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the historic hamlet of Strefford is situated within the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 2.5 miles from the small market town of Craven Arms. Within walking distance of Strefford is a farm shop and half a mile away is the hamlet of Upper Affcot, which offers an Italian restaurant. You can also visit the village of Wisantstow, home to The Wood Brewery and The Plough Inn pub. Two miles away is Craven Arms, which is often known as The Gateway to the Marches and is ideally based for walks in the lovely Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley. Craven Arms itself offers historic houses, a number a shops and pubs and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, the Land of Lost Content museum and to the south of the town is Stokesay Castle, one of England’s finest fortified manors. There are number of delightful places to visit within reach, such as the historic towns of Church Stretton, Bishop’s Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Strefford is a convenient base for your Shropshire getaway.

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