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The Old Nursery

(Ref. 1022662)

Bourton near Much Wenlock, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A very pleasant stay and the owners were most welcoming and attentive."

    The location was amazing, with wonderful views over the valley.

    Thank you - lovely to have met you all. We are so glad that you had a good stay and hope you are all 100% now. Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy - so much appreciated. We would love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Apr 2024

  • "The property was excellent, just as described and more."

    The welcome we were given was informative and the owners were very friendly, helpful and informative regarding the local area etc and very quick to act when a problem occurred and it was fixed at the earliest opportunity. The area is beautiful with many places of interest on the doorstep and we are planning to visit again in the future.

    Thank you so very much indeed for your lovely and comprehensive feedback - so useful for us and for future guests. Thank you also for leaving the Old Nursery so clean and tidy - so very much appreciated. We really hope to welcome you back to Bourton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property is owned by a nice friendly couple who live in the Manor House, they were attentive and at the same time allowed us complete freedom to enjoy the property."

    Thank you so very much for your kind feedback. We are glad that enjoyed both the accommodation and exploring the area. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope that we get to welcome you back again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Kate and Chris have made a lovely home from home for exploring beautiful Shropshire."

    I had a fantastic week at the Old Nursery - one of the best places I've stayed in terms of comfort and giving access to all the local attractions. There's so much to see within an hours drive of the property, and the countryside is beautiful - I'm already planning next year's trip! Must sees - Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle, Powis Castle and the other National Trust properties in the area including Wightwick and Dudmaston, and the drive along The Burway over the tops of the hills for amazing views.

    Bless you - thank you for such lovely feedback. We are so glad that you had a great week - you certainly visited and explored a lot!! Thank you for leaving The Old Nursery SO clean and tidy also. We hope to welcome you back again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely stylish and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The owners were very helpful and attentive. Fantastic walks, interesting towns and national trust properties near by. The information provided in the house was very helpful. I fully recommend a stay here.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the Old Nursery comfortable. Pleased that you were able to explore lots of the countryside around and that the information provided was useful too. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this comfortable apartment in an idyllic setting with splendid views."

    The owners were very warm & welcoming and we were very grateful for the groceries including home-made cake. There is so much to do in the area; walking on The Long Mynd, visiting National Trust properties, the beautiful peaceful Much Wenlock Priory and Roundton Hill nature reserve. The Talbot Inn and the George & Dragon in Much Wenlock are good for an evening meal.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback which is really appreciated. We are so glad that you had a good stay and that you were able to explore so much of the lovely Shropshire countryside too. We are so pleased that you have booked again and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property with wonderful, very welcoming hosts."

    Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Would recommend to others.

    Thank you so very much for your lovely feedback Yvonne which is so appreciated. We are glad you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay and would love o welcome you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Quiet and peaceful location, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Owners are friendly and welcoming.

    Thank you so very much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and really good to meet you both. Thank you, also, for leaving The Old Nursery SO clean and tidy…..very much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon. All the best. Chris and Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy property in a great location for exploring Shropshire."

    We received a very warm welcome. The property was clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely return. There was so much to see and do within easy travelling distance. We particularly enjoyed visiting the Ironbridge Museums and exploring the Carding Mill Valley which was incredibly beautiful.

    Thank you so very much for your lovely feedback. We are really glad that you all had such a good week and we’re able to make the most of the surrounding attractions despite the English weather!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thank you both for making us so welcome."

    The Old Nursery is very well equipped and comfortable and is perfectly situated to explore Shropshire. We visited the towns and castles, enjoyed some walks and stopped for coffee and lunch in one of the many good cafes. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2022

  • "If Sykes Cottages have premium listings this accommodation should be on it."

    We have stayed in quite a few properties with Sykes and others over the years and this was the best yet. Our only, slightly negative comment is that the lounge and dining room chairs are not as comfortable as they look.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time at The Old Nursery."

    It was perfectly situated for sightseeing, walking and relaxing. A marvellous home with all that you could need for a week or more away from home. We would throughly recommend this home to anyone interested in exploring this area. The hosts, by the way, were great fun and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent apartment."

    Welcoming hosts. Beautifull seroundings. Many things to see and visit.

    Reviewed by Aad4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation and very friendly owners."

    Set within its own secure courtyard a first floor spacious apartment accessed via outdoor safety steps and a few stairs as you enter vestibule but then all on one floor. Immaculate and tastefully decorated throughout with quality furnishings and appliances. Very light and airy feel. Wifi excellent. Comfy beds. Ensuite shower room in double room. Superb bathroom opposite twin room. Piping hot water and thick towels. Bonus of own private garden area, with shed containing chairs, overlooking fields. Found the chairs and couch a little hard as we like squidgy ones, but might be great for others. Highly recommended. Blissful week during the mid July heatwave. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jul 2022

  • "Very friendly and informative hosts."

    Property is nicely positioned for sightseeing and walking, pubs and restaurants [Early in week limited to Much Wenlock or further afield as local pubs/restaurants not open]. Property set in own pleasant grounds. Not suitable for those with limited mobility. This may be clear from the listing but we didn't check as it didn't apply!

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "The apartment was clean and comfortable, ideally situated for visiting our family and friends in Shropshire."

    We were very warmly welcomed by the owners and felt very much at home all week. We were blessed by lovely weather.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Apr 2022

  • "We were met by the owners on arrival who made us very welcome."

    The apartment was very comfortable and everything we needed was supplied. It is also in a very nice location, with lovely views. There are plenty of walks within easy drive and also many National Trust properties. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by G5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything was lovely and the property was ideally located for us to visit Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Church Stretton (with walks near Long Mynd) and Much Wenlock."

    It is a beautiful setting a few miles outside the nearest town. It was great to have the 2 bathrooms and everything we needed seemed to have been provided. I guess if I could change one thing, with 4 of us staying we would have preferred a larger, more comfortable sofa or another armchair so we could all have more room to relax in the evening.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Mar 2022

  • "The apartment was as described and the owners could not have been more helpful."

    The whole Manor is being returned to its former glory, a true labour of love and dedication by the owners Chris and Kate to which I wish them well in all their endeavours.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2021

  • "This apartment was part a lovely old Manor House with beautiful country views."

    The owners were very welcoming and accommodating. We loved exploring the area which included the museums and sites around the Iron Bridge Gorge.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, in a really peaceful and relaxing setting."

    We were very happy with the facilities provided and had a comfortable and pleasant stay. Lots to do in the area, including walks in the hills, interesting towns and plenty of options for eating out. Happy to recommend both the area and the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week in Shropshire, taking in plenty of hill walking."

    The appartment was lovely, spacious and in a beautiful location - a great base to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "Bourton Manor is an ideal location for exploring the beautiful Shropshire countryside."

    Accommodation, facilities and hosts are all very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-first-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log-effect stove
  • Electric central heating and electric log-effect stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Shared gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior entrance
  • Please Note: This property is not suitable, so the owner does not accept children between the ages of 3-16 years old.

The property

Much Wenlock 2.9 miles.

This two-bed apartment lies in a spacious wing of Bourton Manor country house, overlooking The Corve Valley, ideal for an adventurous getaway to Shropshire.

The apartment is encompassed by luscious fields and countryside, leading guests in through a quaint cobbled courtyard and up exterior steps to a first-floor entrance.

Enjoy the grand interior in the open-plan living space and spend evenings around the dining table for a family meal, prepared from the well-equipped kitchen.

Once plates have been cleared away in the dishwasher, snuggle up on the plush sofa as the electric log-effect stove warms you up.

When you're ready to call it a night, find a king-size room which benefits from an en-suite shower, and a further twin room, both are attractive with ample storage.

Guests have full access have access to a small private garden overlooking open fields.

Make The Old Nursey your new home away from home.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1072828, together sleeping up to six guests.

Bourton Manor Apartments

Situated in a wing in the beautiful country house of Bourton Manor are two self-contained apartments, overlooking The Corve Valley and nestled in the tranquil countryside village of Bourton, within the heart of Shropshire. The apartments are named 'The Old Nursery' and 'The Butler's Quarters' to reflect the manor's grand history. The apartments are accessed via a quirky cobbled courtyard and both have access to a small private garden overlooking open fields, which also compliment the grand listed manor house that was built for Lord Wenlock by famous architect Norman Shaw. The properties are in close distance to the charming town of Much Wenlock, a medieval market town which boasts a wealth of shopping facilities, tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants, as well as a local museum, a 16th century Guildhall, Old Gaol House, and family-friendly park. Other local attractions in the popular hotspots of Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Telford. Explore the encompassing area of the Shropshire countryside and roam around adventurous walking trails, enchanting woodland, challenging cycle routes, and admire unique wildlife as you embark on a hike up the incredible Shropshire Hills.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bridgnorth 8 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles; Ludlow 21 miles.

This delightful 700-year old market town lies on the north east end of the famous Wenlock Edge, in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Considered the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, the town is filled with a patchwork of twisting streets, black and white half timbered buildings, limestone cottages, speciality shops, quality pubs and restaurants. Stroll round the remains of the magnificent 12th century priory, 16th century Guildhall, the interesting Norman church and the Old Gaol House. Above the town rises the 15 mile long Wenlock Edge, boasting glorious views and excellent walking, cycling, and riding. Nearby are the wonderful medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, the World Heritage Centre of Ironbridge with nine museums and Blists Hill Victorian Village, plus the amazing Wroxeter Roman City and Stokesay Castle.