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The Shepherd's Rest

Leighton near Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire (Ref. 919049)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Charming accommodation in a beautiful setting with stunning view of the Wrekin from the verandah."

    It's very convenient for local attractions at Ironbridge, Bridgnorth & Shrewsbury & there are some great walks to be had from the property. One thing to note - the property is very small & its facilities are necessarily basic, particularly when it comes to cooking. Be prepared to rely on a microwave, kettle & toaster for your needs or eat out!

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Overall it was a very good experience."

    admittedly the fact that the toilet/shower was at least 40 man paces from the accommodation didn't help much in the middle of the night when it was raining. we have had several locations through you, but I wouldn't rate this as near the top, however it was a fantastic break and the owners were very nice. In the comments book I did point out 2 things that were needed. 1) there was no fire extinguisher near the door (especially with a wooden building) and 2) the shower could be more equipped with a grab handle for the not too steady person. the farm location was way out in the country, but this added to fun of our holiday

    Reviewed by DenSep 2019

  • "This was a return trip and I will continue to go back."

    Great hosts, perfect setting, fantastic facilities and a beautiful dog.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Our hosts were fantastic and so nice so welcoming we had some lovely rock ..."

    Our hosts were fantastic and so nice so welcoming we had some lovely rock cakes waiting for us on the table if youre after peace and quiet with gorgeous views this is the place for you plenty to see and do in the area with loads of walks in lovely countryside I would love to come back again soon

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2019

  • "The Hut was idyllic, tranquil and had everything we could wish for, we were really pleased that we brought disposable BBQs and we couldn't find instructions to use the microwave/grill but to sit out on the decking, listen to the stream and the birds singing was complete bliss, we loved every minute of it and we are already thinking about booking again."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by JulietJun 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful setting."

    Warm welcome. Clean, friendly and some homemade cakes on arrival. Close to really enjoyable day trips. If you are wanting to switch off and relax...this is perfect.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC and electric heater in separate building
  • Woodburner with electric 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
  • Off road parking for 1 car approx
  • 100 yards away
  • 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: The cottage is set within a sloped site and is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

The property

Leighton 1.25 miles.

This lovely purpose-built, detached timber holiday cottage is set against a wooded backdrop on the owner’s 100-acre working cattle farm, on the outskirts of the village of Leighton, Shropshire.

This unusual cottage provides a cosy romantic retreat for anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but still be close enough to Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury.

The cottage has an open plan cosy living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a comfy sofa and a woodburner, where you can sit back and relax after a busy day out.

There is also a separate shower room to the rear of the cottage and both rooms are furnished in an attractive country style.

Outside is a private decked area with table and chairs and a charcoal barbecue, set against a lovely woodland backdrop, where you can unwind with a refreshing drink or dine alfresco.

Just 20 minutes from this lovely cottage is the village of Leighton where you will find the local pub.

This unusual cottage is close to the World Heritage Sites at Ironbridge Gorge, the bustling town of Shrewsbury and Wroxeter Roman City.

A little further afield are the market towns of Ludlow and Bridgnorth.

This charming cottage is also close to other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the South Shropshire Hills with excellent walking and cycling.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 3700, 4210, 8401, 8402, 17899, 22111 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
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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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