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Swallows Cottage

Harley near Much Wenlock, Shropshire (Ref. 940214)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • “Everything just perfect.”

    Our second visit to this lovely property. Owners are welcoming and friendly.

    Our second visit to this lovely property. Owners are welcoming and friendly.

    - Christine, November 2021

The property

This pretty cottage built, in part, with local stone, is located opposite to the owner’s own home in the idyllic south Shropshire village of Harley, surrounded by glorious countryside.

This lovely cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the many delights of Shropshire and is the ideal base for friends and family looking for a relaxing rural retreat.

This immaculately-presented character cottage has everything needed for a relaxing holiday from the well-equipped kitchen to the comfortable sitting room exuding quality and style.

There are two attractive bedrooms with sloping ceilings and exposed beams, separated by a lovely mezzanine style landing with glass balcony overlooking the central hallway.

The ground floor shower room is complemented by a first floor cloakroom.

Outside, there is a patio to the side of the cottage equipped with table and chairs making it an ideal spot to sit back and relax whilst admiring the lovely countryside views.

The charming village of Harley is close to the popular market town of Much Wenlock with its many beautiful period buildings, historic Abbey and plentiful shops, tea rooms and pubs.

Fabulous walks can be found nearby, stretching across Wenlock Edge and on to Church Stretton with breathtaking views across the Long Mynd, home to grazing sheep and local wild ponies.

A day spent exploring the World Heritage Sites around Ironbridge with its iconic iron bridge and its many museums is a must, as is a trip to Ludlow, with its wealth of interesting architecture, castle, 13th century church, racecourse and riverside walks.

A lovely Shropshire base.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric radiator heating throughout with electric fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Side patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, Pub 10 minutes walk
  • Note: There is a regular bus service to Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms and on landing
  • Note: Property has a mezzanine style landing with glass balcony
  • Note: Children over the age of 12 only
  • Please note that this property is for holiday makers only, sorry no workers allowed

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About the location


Much Wenlock 2 miles; Ironbridge 8 miles; Bridgnorth 10 miles; Shrewsbury 10 miles

Harley is a pretty Shropshire village with a wealth of history situated just to the west of Wenlock Edge, not far from Much Wenlock. Recorded in the Doomsday Book in 1086 as “A manor with enough wood for a hundred swine” and the pretty village Church of St Mary is first recorded in 1291. The site of a Roman Villa has been found nearby. Harley is also a ‘thankful village’ one of the very few villages which saw no men lost in the First World War. The surrounding countryside is lovely and there are many fine views towards Wenlock Edge and the local landmark of the Wrekin Hill.

Region Information

Note: Children over the age of 12 only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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