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Shepherd's Retreat

Leighton near Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire (Ref. 22111)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Location was superb so peaceful and such a beautiful area, nice to sit on the decking listening to nothing but the birds and cows and all wildlife. Just the kind of break we needed. Shepherds retreat was so different to our usual holiday accommodation choices. It was cosy and comfy. Lovely walks. Only 20 min drive to Telford and Shrewsbury as the main towns. Received a lovely welcome from the owner and his sheep dog Mollie. Would definitely recommend for short break.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic !"

    ! If you need to recharge and love nature this is the place to be. The hut is lovely with everything you need. Thank you so much we truly loved it and will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by CiskaJul 2021

  • "We loved our stay in the Shepherds Retreat."

    The farm was very beautifully kept and they were very helpful. We didnt need anything. We took our own camping rings as there was only a microwave and toaster, this could be added in to make it easier to eat healthily. The addition of a shelf for food above the sink would be good too as the cupboard was difficult for me to bend down into as I have a hip problem. The slippery mat on the floor caused us a few skiding issues too. (again easily resolved) What we loved - the shower and bathroom was great and we were surprised how hot the water was. The bed was comfy and we had enough bedding. The sofa was fine and the TV worked really well with no problems. We loved the location and enjoyed exploring the area and just chilling in the Hut when it was really hot. So peaceful. We did make it up The Wrekin so we were very happy to get back to the home comforts of the Hut to recover! And who wouldnt love Molly!

    Reviewed by KennethAug 2020

  • "A perfect location, extremely homely, will definitely return."

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "The perfect romantic getaway!"

    Beautiful surroundings - tranquil and peaceful.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "The peace and quiet, rustic charm, pleasant hosts, delightful location with many interesting spots to explore"

    Reviewed by CindyDec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC in separate building next door.
  • Woodburning stove with electric convector heater in shower room
  • Combination microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car approx
  • 100 yards away
  • Bike storage
  • Front decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath
  • Note: Because of its location, this property is not suitable for people with mobility problems.

The property

Leighton 1.25 miles.

This bespoke hand-made, timber-built Shepherd's Retreat is a unique holiday cottage in a tranquil woodland setting.

Located on a 100-acre working cattle farm on the outskirts of the village of Leighton, this Shropshire cottage is ideal for a romantic break for two.

Close to the owner's delightful farmhouse, this Shropshire cottage provides open plan studio accommodation with a comfortable double bed, sitting and dining areas with a woodburning stove and a fitted kitchen.

At this Leighton cottage there is a separate shower room situated in a building next door, which includes a modern shower.

The private decking is perfect for relaxing while dining alfresco, or for just enjoying a drink while you admire the views and take in the beautiful woodland setting.

Close by is the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge Gorge, the market town of Shrewsbury and Wroxeter Roman City and vineyard.

Take a walk up the magnificent Wrekin Hill or spend a day exploring the fabulous South Shropshire hills which lead down to the beautiful town of Ludlow.

This unique Leighton cottage is ideal for couples who are looking for something a little different.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 3700, 4210, 8401, 8402, 17899, 919049 and 929381, together they sleep 20.

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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