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Shepherd's Hut

Leighton near Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire (Ref. 17899)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


13 Customer Reviews

  • "Very quiet and beautiful location with lovely views."

    Very clean and comfortable. Good mattress and sofa. Cosy and warm. Nice cottage furnishings making it feel very homely. All in all an enjoyable and good value stay in an area with lots of great walks and places of interest. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2021

  • "Location was peaceful with stunning views."

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2021

  • "I was brought to stay in The Shepherds Hut as a birthday surprise and was overwhelmed with the stunning location plus the high spec,beautiful and comforting decor of this wonderful hut."

    It was a fantastic experience being so close to the scenic Shropshire countryside, wildlife and of course Molly - the gorgeous border collie farm dog! Derek the owner was so welcoming, helpful and friendly which gave the location a true home from home atmosphere. The isolation of the location only enhanced the experience, however it is close to Shrewsbury centre which is great a night out!

    Reviewed by DanSep 2019

  • "The location was fantastic and the shepards hut was really good and the owners very pleasent."

    The kitchen and bathroom that went with this need some updateing, 2 odd mugs, odd plates, dirty tea towel, loo roll holder coming off the wall, shower rail coming off the wall, shower only large enough for 1 slim person ( we are both slim ) remember this is advertised as a romantic place to go, shower runs at either hot or cold no inbetween, no wifi and shower drain blocked. So lots of little things that need putting right but would love to return.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2018

  • "Fantastic views."

    Very very peaceful. Beautiful hut. We will definitely be going back as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2018

  • "Overall everything was perfect from start to finish, thankyou Sykes Cottages !"

    Reviewed by ElisabethFeb 2017

  • "Wonderful accomadation in a beautiful location ."

    The owners gave a very warm welcome and were on hand if needed. The Shepherds Hut was very cozy and I would highly recommend it for a romantic getaway. Also spent a night in one of the other cottages on the farm which was fabulous .

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2016

  • "This is a cosy retreat for a quiet and secluded holiday staying in an unusual and unique accommodation."

    Reviewed by IvanDec 2014

  • "It was everything we hoped for and in a beautiful part of the country."

    We will come again!

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2014

  • "We loved the cosiness of the Shepherds Hut."

    We were slightly concerned it would be chilly, as we stayed mid winter, but with the log burner going it was toasty! The bathroom, located in the converted barn, was super hot too, so our fears were completely unfounded.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2013

  • "Beautiful location."

    Quirky but amazing accommodation, clean and well thought out! We will return!

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2013

  • "Wonderful environment and well positioned on the farm."

    Great walks, plenty of wood and very friendly.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2012

  • "Lovely, romantic property in a peaceful setting tucked away in stunning Shropshire countryside."

    Fantastic for a cosy getaway. The farmer was great, keeping us in fire wood, providing advice on walks and even cakes.

    Reviewed by PenelopeOct 2012

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The property

Leighton 1.25 miles.

This bespoke hand-made, timber-built, fully insulated Shepherd's Hut is a truly unique holiday cottage.

Set in a picturesque farmyard location on a 100-acre working cattle farm on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton, it is ideal for a romantic getaway.

Situated close to the owner's delightful Black and White farmhouse, this unusual Shropshire holiday cottage provides two distinct areas of accommodation which are only 5 yards apart.

The Shepherd's Hut contains all your needs for a peaceful night's sleep including a double bed, comfy seating, a TV and a woodburning stove, which helps create a wonderful romantic atmosphere.

Just a few yards away is the rest of the accommodation housed in a section of a barn conversion and includes a modern shower room and a fitted kitchen with a dining area and another TV.

There are lovely farmland views from both parts of the accommodation with the majestic Wrekin Hill in the background.

Just a short drive away are the world famous Ironbridge Gorge, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City, various NT properties and the stunning South Shropshire Hills.

A unique Leighton holiday cottage in a delightful location, ideal for a romantic break any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 3700, 4210, 8401, 8402, 22111, 919049 and 929381, together they sleep 20.


  • All ground floor. The Shepherd's Hut: Open plan accommodation with double bed and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • The Barn: Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Utility.
  • Woodburning stove in Shepherd's Hut with electric fires in The Barn
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Private gravelled sitting area with furniture, BBQ and views of farmland and the Wrekin Hill
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath
  • Note: There are 3 steps up from ground level into the Shepherd's Hut.

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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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