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Rickyard Cottage

Leighton near Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire (Ref. 8402)

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Verry accomadating"

    Reviewed by LeslieDec 2021

  • "The cottage was very attractive in a lovely farm setting."

    It was well stocked with essentials and tourist information. One word of warning to owners of vehicles low to the ground with low suspension or low skirt body kits, the approach road is not suitable and in any case great care should be taken to avoid some significant pot holes. Otherwise, outstanding work by very friendly owners

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The name of the pub is now The Mill"

    Reviewed by JeanetteJun 2021

  • "Only problem with the cottage was the single track up to it it was 1."

    5 mile off the main road with only a few passing places with very high un cut edges the cottage and the owners

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Really lovely, cosy cottage."

    Great location, central to most of the attractions in the area. Hosts are very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend staying here on the farm at any of the properties and we will be looking at staying again!

    Reviewed by AnwenOct 2020

  • "My partner and I had an absolutely wonderful week at Morrells Wood Farm."

    The cottage was beautiful, cosy and comfortable with everything we needed. We could tell a lot of love and care had gone into it and we could feel it in the warm atmosphere. The farm itself is a peaceful sanctuary that feels like a world away from everything while being only a short drive from the main towns in the area, not to mention National Trust parks and walking trails.We would love to come back again one day.

    Reviewed by KatharineAug 2020

  • "The location was idyllic, especially as a base for a walking holiday."

    The owners, (whilst maintaining a safe social distance!) were most friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage in beautiful picturesque and peaceful surroundings on a working cattle farm."

    Bed was very comfortable, with ample kitchen utensils provided. Owners friendly & offered a warm reception. We enjoyed exploring neighbouring villages and Shrewsbury town centre filled with historical buildings, castles, churches, cafes & shops. A walk up the steep Wrekin laid out to glorious vistas of the surrounding countryside of Shropshire. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "Excellent for a couple as advertised."

    Great place for a quiet break but close enough to Shropshire’s tourist sites too. Very welcoming owners is a real bonus. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful area."

    A journey along a long narrow lane surrounded by peasants and other wildlife made you feel like you were hiding away from the world. A serene jump off point for so many interesting walks, museums and places of interest we can't wait to return. The stay was made even nicer by the lovely warm welcome we received from Derek and Joan - thanks for the beautiful home made rock cakes Joan, and we already miss gorgeous Mollie the adorable sheep dog. Can't recommend the place highly enough. Thank you again for a mu h needs break.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Fabulous!"

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2018

  • "We happened to be there when there was an amber weather warning and significant snow fall so we spent much more time in the cottage than expected and intended."

    Fortunately the cottage was very warm and cosy and had all the facilities we needed. So although we could not do the sight-seeing and visiting we had hoped for we still enjoyed our break. The views of the Wrekin we could see without going outside were impressive especially as it disappeared with every snow flurry and re-appeared one stage whiter each time. The farm owners were very hospitable and offered us help if we needed it but were not at all intrusive. We would be very happy to go back there.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2018

  • "Outstanding location below the Wrekin."

    Very friendly hosts, beautiful cottage. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2017

  • "Great cottage Derek and Sue were brilliant."

    Especially good for local attractions like Ironbridge Gorge Shrewsbury, Bridgenorth. Cottage was cosy with everything you need. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JosephFeb 2017

  • "Great Experience, Terrific location in a beautiful part of the country with magnificent views."

    Derek and family are wonderful, friendly people who made us very welcome, and Molly the collie was always there to see us off and welcome us back. The cake and chutney was amazing!! Thank you all for helping to make our vacation so very special.

    Mr WilsonSep 2016

  • "Wonderful! This was just about the best self catering property I have experienced."

    The property is in a beautiful, peaceful area.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2016

  • "The farm was set in a beautiful part of the countryside with lovely views."

    The Cottage for us was perfect, very comfortable and met all our needs. We will return here to this lovely cottage and would have no hesitation to recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2016

  • "A very pretty cottage, very cosy and in lovely surroundings."

    It was very peaceful, a lovely break away from it all, we thoroughly enjoyed our week here.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2016

  • "Off the beaten track but so near to attractions!"

    The property was excellent and the owner attentive. We would not hesitate to recommend to others

    Reviewed by TimFeb 2016

  • "An extremely well equipped, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2015

  • "On arrival made to feel very welcome by the host & nothing was too much trouble."

    The cottage was ideally situated to explore Shropshire . The setting of the cottage was excellent , lovely views & very quiet & secluded.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2014

  • "The owners were very friendly and we even got home baked cakes upon our arrival which was a lovely thought after a long journey."

    Although in a peaceful setting, the cottage was central to explore many aspects of Shropshire. The information provided by the owners, everything from the local shops to what went where with regards to our rubbish was exceptionally good, as was the amount of literature provided regarding places and events in the area.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2014

  • "The owner had made sure the heating was on before we arrive and it was lovely to be greeted with a nice cosy, warm cottage on such a cold wintry day - and the cakes were a nice touch too, thanks."

    We got stuck with the snow, and the farmer was very happy to dig us out, very friendly and helpful, thank you. All in all, we loved the property, very comfortable and cosy, wonderfully quiet and secluded, perfect for a relaxing get-away weekend. We would happily return to stay again and thoroughly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by ThereseMar 2013

  • "Quiet and rural."

    A barn owl on arrival flying over then in front of car was amazing! Enjoyed every bit of it.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2012

  • "The welcome was warm and friendly, the cottage was cosy, what more could anyone want?"

    I went to that area because there is plenty to see and do and it kept me really busy.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2012

  • "The setting was excellent, the owner was very friendly, and the area provided us with plenty to do."

    The clear night skies boasted thousands of stars and the fresh country air was a welcome change.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2012

  • "Very warm and friendly owners."

    Peaceful surroundings. Excellent standard of accommodation - even better than it appeared in the photos! Good location - close enough to plenty of places to visit, but remote enough to be peaceful.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2011

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The property

Leighton 1.25 miles.

One of a group of lovely cottages, some dating back to 1852, in a picturesque farmyard location on a 100-acre working cattle farm, on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton.

Situated close to the owner's delightful black & white farmhouse, this semi-detached Leighton cottage offers a perfect romantic getaway full of charm with original oak beams and exposed rustic brick walls.

This Leighton cottage has a cosy bedroom with wrought iron bedstead, plus an oak fitted kitchen and a lovely sitting area.

The farmland offers views of the Long Mountain and is surrounded by breathtaking countryside.

The walk from this Leighton cottage up the Wrekin Hill is essential.

A perfect location for discovering this part of Shropshire, other attractions to enjoy are the world famous Ironbridge Gorge, the towns of Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City, various NT properties and the stunning South Shropshire Hills.

A gorgeous Leighton cottage, ideal for a romantic break at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 3700, 4210, 8401, 17899, 22111, 919049 and 929381, together they sleep 20.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log-effect electric stove.
  • Wall mounted (instant heat) electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Front sitting area with furniture and countryside views
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

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About the location


Ironbridge 4 miles; Much Wenlock 6 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles.

The historic village of Leighton, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087, stands in the heart of beautiful Shropshire, and is only four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, home of the world's first iron-built bridge, built 1777-79. The Ironbridge Gorge is one of the country's most delightful tourist attractions; situated in a lovely wooded valley, the pretty village has many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including the renowned Blist Hill Victorian Village, where you can step back in time. Enjoy the nearby medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many NT properties including Attingham Hall and Park, along with the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard. A wonderful all-year-round location.

Region Information

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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