The Orchard

Cockshutford near Clee St. Margaret and Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 933509)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Clee St. Margaret 1.7 miles.

This lovely detached cottage is located in the tiny hamlet of Cockshutford, near Clee St Margaret and just 10 miles north east of the historic Shropshire town of Ludlow.

Set in extensive gardens directly below the site of an Iron Age hill fort, this delightful character cottage enjoys spectacular views across unspoilt open countryside and is an ideal base for families and friends to explore this beautiful part of the country.

This charming cottage oozes character with an abundance of exposed beams and stonework as well as two woodburning stoves to keep you warm and cosy on cool evenings.

The hallway of this quintessentially English country cottage leads to two sitting rooms, both with inglenook fireplaces, and a ground floor bedroom.

The spacious main sitting room leads to the dining room with French doors to the garden.

There is a charming country-style kitchen with stable door overlooking the rear garden area.

A large wet room, useful utility and cloakroom complete the spacious ground floor accommodation.

The cottage has two pretty double bedrooms on the first floor, both with far-reaching views across the stunning countryside and a main bathroom.

Outside, you will be delighted by the extensive gardens surrounding this idyllic cottage with lawned and gravelled areas, perfect for sitting back and enjoying the superb views in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottage backs on to the 500-acre Clee Liberty Hill with a private gate off the 4-acre paddock on to a privately maintained tarmac path leading up to all the footpaths and bridle paths.

This delightful rural retreat is close to Ludlow, famed for its food festivals and castle.

Why not spend a day or two sampling the delights of his lovely town with its wealth of architecture, ancient castle and church, riverside walks, racecourse and bustling market place, as well as numerous independent shops, cafes and restaurants?

This delightful cottage is also perfectly placed for visiting any number of interesting market towns, including Much Wenlock with its historic abbey and Bridgnorth, with its riverside location and Severn Valley Railway.

For walkers there are numerous footpaths and hills to explore, including nearby Titterstone Clee Hill and the higher Brown Clee, the highest hill in rural Shropshire.

After a day exploring the local area, this is a perfect, cosy country cottage for friends and families to sit back and relax and admire the views by day and the stunning sunsets and starry skies by night.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground floor single. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Two sitting rooms with woodburners.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburners
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Two outdoor dog kennels available (please bring own dog bedding)
  • Lawned garden with gravelled areas
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles

About the location

CLEE ST. MARGARET

Ludlow 9 miles; Craven Arms 11 miles; Ditton Priors 5 miles;

Clee St. Margaret is a hamlet with church and village hall located approximately 9 miles north-east of the historic market town of Ludlow which is renowned for its independent shops, restaurants and vibrant festivals. The Parish, lying as it does at the foot of the Brown Clee Hills, has only narrow communicating lanes.(Straker roads) relating to the tracks made by visiting animals to use the common for grazing each day. The two streams radiating from the hill meet to produce the 'longest ford in the County'. The Clee Brook winds its way joining other tributaries and forms the Pye Brook which flows to join the Corve river. The small but beautiful church built in the Saxon/Norman era serves the Parish well, still continuing the weekly Sunday services. The Parish of Clee St Margaret lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas