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Shire's End

(Ref. 1094445)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Shires End is wonderful!"

    Karen and Pete provided everything that we needed for lovely stay including welcome gifts including home made cake, cookies, crisps and pear cider. I messaged in advance if they would kindly decorate for husband's 60th if I sent decorations. They did a fantastic job and even left a birthday card for him. The kitchen area is very nice and contains everything that we would have at home except we don't have a coffee pod machine,a nice touch. The bathroom was clean with plenty of towels and toiletries. The bedroom is prefect! The bed was lovely and snuggly. The way it's been decorated is great. Also the WiFi is good and has it has a smart TV. Outside, there were 2 seating areas and a lovely little garden with a barbecue fire pit if needed. Our neighbours were the sheep

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a perfect weekend at Shires End."

    The hobbit hole was so cozy and you can tell that the owners have put their heart and soul into creating the space with the added touches that reference back to Tolkien. The welcome basket with local treats, home grown garlic and the honey cakes were delicious! Being able to sit outside and enjoy a cup of tea whilst watching the sheep is so peaceful, an idealic getaway after a busy week. My partner took advantage of the built-in Bluetooth speakers by playing our song as we came back on the Saturday evening and asked me to marry him! The short break was intended as a surprise for him but ended up being a surprise for me too! We look forward to visiting Shires End many times in the future and creating more memories

    Reviewed by Millie5.0Jun 2024

  • "What an incredible stay in the perfect hobit hole !"

    Ample room and well equipped for all your needs. great use of the space, Lots of room considering its a hobbit hole, my 6ft4 boyfriend had plenty space no need to duck or squeeze in. Everything was really clean and tidy with a super comfy and beautiful bed we were so sad to leave behind. Some delicious treats to welcome us including home grown garlic, fresh oj and milk, home made bilbos seed cake everything was delicious! Hosts Peter and Karen went above and beyond for us on multiple occasions we can't thank them enough, Truly amazing kind and friendly people! We Loved our wooly neighbours too and our visits from kitty. Could not think of a better place to propose to my boyfriend for the leap year, i should say my now fiancé! The attention to detail was brilliant so many clever ways to incorporate both the hobbit and lord of the rings in a tasteful way. We cannot wait to come back next year, already planned our next stay ! Thank you for an amazing experience ❤️

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0May 2024

  • "We were welcomed very well by Peter & Karen and thoroughly enjoyed the seed cake & other goodies."

    The property is small but well arranged. We could have done with more clothes hanging space & a couple of hooks on the back of the bathroom door. We were not particularly comfortable in the easy chairs. We had brilliant weather & sat outside when we could. It would have been handy to have a parasol.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2024

  • "Our stay in Shire’s End was an absolute joy, it is a beautifully appointed and furnished Hobbit Hole and we were loath to leave!"

    We had a virtually fully self-catered 7 days and, while quite small as it needed to be, the fridge and freezer were ample and anything we didn’t have we could just pop to Tesco, Sainsbury’s or Morrison’s for - which was super convenient. The location itself is gorgeous and the views incredible. There is so much to see around the area and nearby. Being on the borders of Wales, too, meant visits there as well were straightforward and incredibly scenic! One wish that we’d have is that the mattress be a bit more comfy and the frame itself a bit less creaky - otherwise, we slept well and just cannot knock this incredible place. Our hosts were lovely, left us to it but were also there if we needed them - they left us some hobbit cakes on our welcome, together with some garlic grown last year. Both were utterly delicious!! Just remember to say if you’ve any intolerances/allergies as I’d not even thought to before we left. Finally, watching the extended (of course!!) LOTR trilogy from the imagined purview of a hobbit was an awesome experience!! Stay and have a wonderful time. We hope to return in the near future, too!

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Apr 2024

  • "A superb stay at Shire’s End, Location was perfect, situated with a perfect view and our little neighbours were a flock of sheep."

    The place was very well equipped and has everything we needed for a short break. Host was very friendly and welcoming, even a basket of Hobbit treats on arrival.

    Reviewed by Mabel4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little hobbit house in a quiet and peaceful location."

    Great for exploring the area. Everything we needed was provided and a very thoughtful welcome basket with snacks and homemade cakes was there when we arrived. The only thing we would comment on is the shower was an electric one and wasn’t very powerful, apart from that everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely unique place to stay."

    Had a wonderful relaxing time away, with some cute little lambs as our neighbours, such an amazing experience. Thank you for being so welcoming and letting us experience the world of hobbits! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay, will definitely be returning in the future."

    Unfortunately our visit was cut short due to a family emergency but we are looking forward to visiting again. Very cosy and welcoming, hosts are very helpful and approachable. Shire's End is beautiful, we're so glad we came across it!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2024

  • "A really wonderful place to stay, the cottage is cozy and welcoming."

    It’s a perfect place for a few days away, the hosts were welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Darcie5.0Jan 2024

  • "Shires End was extremely well equipped, clean and in a perfect location."

    Pete and Karen were very welcoming and helpful whilst also giving me space. I would highly recommend this holiday rental and would definitely want to stay there again if I was in the area.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay."

    So well equipped, quiet and comfortable. Lovely owners who were on hand with any help needed. We would highly recommend a stay here and will hopefully be back.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Oct 2023

  • "We we lucky enough to be the first guests at Shires End, it was perfect, everything has been thought of by the hosts, it’s got everything you need for a short or long stay, really well equipped kitchen,bathroom,lounge and bedroom."

    Great location overlooking fields, ample seating outside, with a fire pit on hand if wanted. Great Hosts, would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Sep 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Sky Stream, built-in sound system, WiFi, USB sockets in lounge and bedroom
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 16:00 and check-out by 10:00
  • Please note: Fireworks are not allowed
  • Note: If booked with Property Reference 969150, the hot tub can be used

The property

Little Hereford 1.2 miles.

Shire’s End is a unique, underground pod built into the hills on the grounds of the owner’s farm close to the hamlet of Little Hereford, Shropshire.

With sweeping country views and a charming interior, Shire’s End is a wonderful base for a couple seeking a stay in this beautiful part of the country.

Step into this delightful base and discover the wooden interior, complete with timber taken directly from Sherwood Forest.

Make use of the kitchen space, well-equipped given the size of the pod, featuring an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and coffee machine, so you can prepare meals with ease.

Serve your culinary creations at the breakfast bar before relaxing on the armchairs and tuning into the TV.

End each day with a refreshing shower before retiring to the double bed and dreaming about your next adventure.

Just outside to the front of the pod is a small seating area where you can sit back and appreciate the tranquil farm setting.

When you’re ready to explore, head into Ludlow and wander the medieval streets, popping in and out of independent shops before choosing from a range of excellent dining and pub options.

Head into the Shropshire Hills AONB and discover the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Land of Lost Content, Stokesay Castle and Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, in addition to an abundance of walking, hiking and cycling trails where you can truly immerse yourself in the interrupted natural beauty of the landscape.

All this and more awaits at Shire’s End.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 969150, together sleeping six guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Tenbury 4 miles; Ludlow 5 miles; Leominster 7 miles.

Little Hereford, with its stunning Norman church, is a rural hamlet which nestles between Ledwyche Brook and the River Teme in beautiful South Shropshire and is set amidst scenic walking and cycling country. Just 5 miles away is Ludlow, one of the most beautiful towns in Britain; its medieval street pattern remains almost intact and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town's regular street markets, held in the shadow of the 13th century castle. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping and has several Michelin starred restaurants, as well as excellent tea-shops, pubs and inns. Within easy reach are Church Stretton known as ‘Little Switzerland’, beautiful Shrewsbury, Leominster and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and the scenic Cardingmill Valley in the Shropshire Hills. A superb year-round destination for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas