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The Log Cabin

(Ref. 6749)

Adforton near Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map

4.6

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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great week at this lovely cabin."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and we found everything we needed in the cabin. I’m surprised to read the previous negative review as we were very happy with our stay. There were three of us, with one older child sleeping on the sofa bed. She had no issues with this and found it comfortable. We were all able to take a shower as normal, the pressure was fine and leaving a short gap between guests having a shower solved the issue of continued hot water. The bed and sofas were perfectly comfortable (recliner sofas were nice to use at the end of a busy day). There were lots of utensils and the owners provided milk, tea and coffee - the free roaming chickens were great and eggs were left for us. There is not an oven as such but we were able to use the hob and use the microwave oven and grill to cook when we needed to. The cabin was very clean and nicely decorated. We would definitely return to this peaceful area and property and would recommend to others.

    Thank you very much.Come back anytime.Was lovely to meet you all .Lovely family xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2023

  • "We found this cottage very uncomfortable, the bed was very hard and settees need replacing."

    My son only stayed one night as the bedsette was very uncomfortable to sleep on. The shower was very difficult to manage and gave up on showering. The water was scolding so would not let our granddaughter use it on her own. They is no space to prepare a meal as it is full of crockery so made it hard. It has lots of niggles that need sorting. The owners are very nice and welcoming, and the garden at the front lovely, not sure about the noisey cockeral. We would not return as we left early on Wednesday morning. I do not normally write reviews and it will not go down well with the owners I am sure, but felt this time I should.

    Sorry that you felt the cabin was uncomfortable.The Sofa where new last year.We feel that leather is the best option.So they can be wiped down.sorry your son felt the bed settee was uncomfortable. The shower has also been checked and the water is consistenly running at a safe, normal temperature. Did you read the details .That the cabin is only suitable for 2 adults,plus 2 children under 12.We did not know that you had invited a other guest.Sorry about the cockrill.Perhaps we had better find him a other home . Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.5Aug 2023

  • "It's a lovely little cottage within the owner's own garden."

    I was made so welcome upon arriving. They even let me park my own bicycle within their shed. Sadly my wife couldn't be with me, but l know she would have loved it there, especially the little secret garden. I didn't have great weather, but that didn't mar my stay. Many thanks to Jayne and Richard.

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Jul 2023

  • "It could have been more comfortable the bed ,also we thought all the crockery on the sideboard was over board and we had to wash everything we use ."

    I think also there should be a warning notice to say the hot water got very hot ,also didnt like the hen muck on the steps upto the cottage ,a positive item was the host was very good ,

    Reviewed by John3.4Jul 2023

  • "The wife and I spent a week in The Cabin during a sunny week during June ‘23."

    Walking through the door led into a very spacious kitchen/dining/lounge area. Plenty of kitchen equipment to use during the week including a toaster that actually toasts both sides of the bread at the same time. 2 comfy 3 seater settees plus another settee that I presume makes up a secondary bed. We found plenty of heaters in various places but non needed this particular week, but there was a fan for cooling. Big tv on the corner with a dvd player under. Plenty dvd’s, as well as books and games as a tv alternative. The bedroom and en-suite shower room were both clean and tidy. Couple of wardrobes and bedside tables gave plenty of storage for a week. Beds are something of personal comfort, we found it to our liking and had good sleeps. The shower, subject to some adverse comments on here, performed really well. When tap turned full the spray was very powerfully. There is a notice to not turn the shower tap too much “on” so to get enough hot water for a shower. We did that and didn’t encounter a problem getting a hot shower. No problem. We enjoyed sitting on the veranda overlooking the garden, we enjoyed sitting in the “secret garden” out through the patio door. And we definitely enjoyed the company of the resident chickens, though I think their company would be optional. The hosts, Jane and Richard, are very friendly but definitely not overly so. We definitely enjoyed our stay in The Cabin.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay and would highly recommend."

    Seeing the chickens on the last day was a lot of fun too!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Cabin is in a great location for South Shropshire."

    We managed to get out and about every day. The proprietors were welcoming, helpful and friendly. We do not consider the Web listing to be accurate: it is called The Cabin it is not a Log Cabin. The green area had a lot of the proprietor's Caravans and vehicles which detracted from the Green Area shown. We went when the weather was around freezing and found it to be cold requiring a lot of heating (you pay for electricity using a coin meter but the rate was fair). I am also afraid to say we had to remove up to 3 flies per day which the owners need to investigate.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Mar 2023

  • "We went away for a peaceful relaxing week and that is exactly what we got."

    The log cabin has everything required to make it a home from home. Richard and Jayne are lovely and very helpful. We hopefully will be going back in the future

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the log cabin."

    The owners Jayne and Richard were welcoming and friendly, with useful local knowledge. It is ideally placed for visiting the area. We especially enjoyed Ludlow and Church Stretton. The cabin itself is comfortable and had everything we needed. Sitting on the front porch in the evening with a glass of wine, watching the chickens and listening to the birds was very pleasent. There is also a secret garden at the side which was great.

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.7Sep 2022

  • "The hosts were amazing from the off."

    The property was easy to find and first impression was a good one. The cabin has all the amenities that you need to have a pleasant stay. We are a family of 4, two adults a 5 year old and a baby. The log cabin was a good size for all of us. It's very private and you have nature on your doorstep. There is a small patio aptly named "the secret garden" which is a very nice touch giving you added privacy. It was very sweet of the owners to leave us fresh eggs and milk on arrival (eggs from their chickens). We all enjoyed it very much and look forward to another stay at some point.

    Reviewed by Jana5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an excellent stay at the log cabin."

    The cabin was very clean, cosy and homely. Jane and Richard were fantastic hosts with great local knowledge and a very friendly manner at all times. My Daughter loved the chickens and the kids swing in particular. The cabin is everything you want and need for a week away and there are so many beautiful places to visit nearby. I have nothing but good things to say about this place and the hosts and that we thank you for such a lovely stay there. We will be looking at dates for our next visit. Kindest Regards Kiall and Family. x

    Reviewed by Kiall5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect little get away for myself and family."

    Jayne and Richard the owners were just lovely and welcoming. The cottage was very clean and had all amenities we needed- with lovely little extras like fresh eggs left for us by the owners from their adorable chickens. My children loved the swing/ treehouse and tennis game which was right outside the door, I enjoyed sitting in the secret garden at the side of the cottage it was so peaceful there.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.4Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the log cabin, the photos on the website could do ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay at the log cabin, the photos on the website could do with being updated as it looks nicer than in the photos from the outside, newer seating on the decking area and the greenery isn't on the outside anymore, the cabin was spotless, the owners were really nice, and there if we needed anything, on arrival we had some eggs and milk left for us the eggs were delicious, we saw baby rabbits in the garden every day and lots of birds, found it so relaxing, the bed was so comfy we didn't want to get up in the mornings, the cabin is in a great location for touring the area, would definitely recommend a trip to the land of lost content museum at craven arms, and lake vyrnwy, we can't wait to come back for another peaceful break, thank you

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "The garden furniture was lovely and the secret garden an added bonus."

    The only thing we could fault was the fridge freezer as the freezer door was broken off and 2 of the 3 door compartments were missing which did take away a lot of the fridge space. Otherwise very very happy with our week. The chickens were very entertaining!

    Reviewed by Kazimiera4.4May 2022

  • "As a family of four we enjoyed our half term break of four nights staying in the Log cabin."

    We had a great stay. A beautiful log cabin in a lovely region. Ideal for sightseeing. We enjoyed visiting Blist's Hill Victorian museum, Ludlow, Croft Castle, and enjoyed a family hike up to a hill fort. Our daughters enjoyed playing in the garden area, in particular playing in the tree house. My daughters enjoyed looking at the chickens. A comfortable stay, and supportive hosts. We didn't want to leave ! PERFECT - we will recommend to friends and family - thank you.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and would not think twice about staying again."

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great location for visiting National Trust houses and doing the Black & White Trail of villages."

    Well equipped with lovely old blue & white china. Great use of small space, warm and comfortable. Very friendly hosts and entertaining chickens! The only drawback is the limited amount of hot water for the shower that only gives a short run, so you need to be quick. All in all, a great value place to which we hope to return

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Oct 2021

  • "On the slightly negative side - the sofas were a bit uncomfortable, maybe the sofas need replacing I think, but not so bad I'd walk away or recommend not using the cabin."

    The shower is difficult as it runs out of water quite quickly, it's just enough for one. Then you'd have to wait a little while I guess for two (I was on my own so just a very minor inconvenience). ON the positive - It was well equipped and the bed very comfy - I slept very well. it's a great location in a beautiful part of the world and I enjoyed my very relaxing stay. I was surprised it had a TV and DVD with a nice selection of DVDs (and books too). Plenty of pots, pans, cutlery, plates, mugs, glasses etc. WiFi was very good. Cell phone coverage zero (Vodafone) but the wificall from Vodafone worked perfectly. For two it's comfortable, might be a bit cramped with any more, but there is a sofa bed n the living room area. I'd use again.

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2021

  • "We wanted a quiet holy day away from our retirement flat."

    That’s exactly what we got..The owner were really good to us, very helpful in every respect. Thanks again .

    Reviewed by Alfred4.4Sep 2021

  • "A charming little hut in a lovely setting."

    We stayed as a family of 4 but I think it would be more comfortable accommodation for two people. The accommodation really could benefit from a new sofa and mattress as both were hard and uncomfortable resulting in poor nights sleep. Luckily the weather was amazing and the secret garden to the side was a little oasis. The couple who run it are wonderful and really couldn't have done enough for us. I should also say they were incredibly tolerant of our children using their garden as the cabin is metres from their house.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.1Jul 2021

  • "This was one of the most pleasing locations for us and a very good base to explore the region, and the welcome was warm and added to our enjoyment."

    Reviewed by B5.0May 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Log Cabin."

    We were welcomed warmly by Jayne who explained everything. We appreciated the flowers on the table and the eggs from the hens.The Log Cabin is a good centre to visit the many attractive countryside areas which are off the beaten track.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cabin, lovely peaceful location."

    The owners were ever so friendly. Couldn't have been a better holiday or location.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2021

  • "First ever staycation , everything we needed all in one place."

    Perfect for our visits to Ludlow, Hereford and Blits Hill Victorian museum. Perfect hosts with a perfect property.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2020

  • "This lovely log cabin was home from home, Jayne and Richard were the most ..."

    This lovely log cabin was home from home, Jayne and Richard were the most perfect hosts, perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, central base for all the places we wanted to visit, I would highly recommend this lovely place x

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything was to a high standard."

    It was very comfortable. Richard and Jayne were very welcoming

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a very nice holidays."

    My kids loved the place. The cabin has everything you need, very clean and good size for us three. The location was perfect for what we wanted visiting castles, doing hiking in natural space and visit the Wales border.

    Reviewed by Nuria5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Log Cabin was ideally located for my planned exploration of Shropshire and Herefordshire historical sites."

    The cabin itself was very well equipped and so comfortable it was a home from home. From booking the holiday to collecting the keys from the owner and then handing the keys back the whole experience was one of ease and comfort. Thank you for making my weeks holiday a memorable and enjoyable one.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very cosy, the owners were lovely, provided everything I needed, Hoping to book again"

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very cozy and comfortable log cabin with everything you could need."

    Lovely owner. Extremely happy with our choice.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely location for a restful break, in quiet and peaceful garden location."

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Jul 2019

  • "Directions to the property are not very clear and the 'red door' mentioned has now been painted a different colour."

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2019

  • "Perfect accommodation for couple with parking for car and cycles."

    Well kitted out and good storage. Loved location on Shropshire/ Herefordshire border. Excellent cycling/ driving to Ludlow, Clun, Leominster etc. Loved gardens at Hampton Court. Owners about for local knowledge. Sun Inn at Leintwardine a must for pub lovers.

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Jun 2019

  • "Staff member on the booking line was extremely efficient, helpful and friendly."

    She did everything possible to make it a very pleasant experience. I cannot commend her highly enough. Owners also did everything and more to make sure our time in their property was wonderful. Thanks to all concerned.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location great hosts."

    All you need for a great holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Jayne and Richard. Will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "The hosts Richard &Jayne where very friendly and helpful, never been to that part of the country before they assisted in the way of things to see, places to go."

    Beautiful countryside, loads of castles, towns& villages.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The log cabin has easy access and is as described."

    Comfortable clean and compact. Facitities were good. Well situated for exploring the many wonderful walks and historical sites.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Aug 2018

  • "I found Sykes at the last minute and it was great to have found a place to stay."

    I enjoyed the fact finding a place and paying and etc. was simple and We enjoyed out stay, thank you Sykes!

    Reviewed by Nasi3.8Aug 2018

  • "Lovely setting and very pleasant accomodation."

    Owners very friendly (but discreet).

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Log Cabin is small but well-thought-out, ideal for one or two people."

    The setting is private, although near the owner's house. The owners are friendly but unobtrusive. Very central for local walking in the Welsh Hills, Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge, but reasonably near Ludlow where there's plenty of shopping for food etc. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2018

  • "Quite, remote tranquil break surrounded by spectacular scenery and wonderful weather"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2018

  • "A lovely relaxing holiday, well equipped cabin, comfortable sofas."

    slept well had to set alarm.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Jun 2018

  • "A home from home, everything you need is provided."

    Rural setting but surrounded by historic towns and villages. Idea location to explore Herefordshire and Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Aug 2017

  • "We would recommend the cottage to other people."

    The only reason we're not going back is because we like to try other places. The cottage was very homely. Our only negative comments were the mattress was very hard and we both had sore backs in the morning. Also the water heater only heated enough water for a brief shower but it was adequate. The owners kindly put £5 in the electricity meter for us which takes £1 coins. We only needed to feed £2 into the meter towards the end of the week. The owners also kindly left us 4 fresh eggs from their white Bantam chicken which were delicious. We loved the chickens and the view from the kitchen window. The small court yard garden off the patio was also really nice and we enjoyed watching the birds on the feeder. Great bolt hole for a relaxing break of 5 nights with peace and quiet to read and chill out. Really good access to some stunning surrounding countryside walks and pretty traditional medieval English towns if you have a car. Very happy!

    Reviewed by Craig4.2Oct 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Wall panel electric heaters
  • Gas hob, combination microwave with oven and grill, fridge, use of owner's freezer in garage, flat screen TV, DVD, WiFi, small library of books
  • Owners provide first £5 of electricity, after which electricity is charged via a £1 coin meter
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Small side garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: This cottage is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.

The property

This detached Shropshire log cabin is situated in the owner's grounds, on the edge of the small rural village of Adforton.

Set over one floor, this Shropshire cottage offers simple accommodation, with a welcoming double bedroom with en-suite shower and an open plan living area, with a sofa bed in the sitting area, meaning this cottage is ideal for a romantic retreat or small family holiday.

This Shropshire cottage is surrounded by lovely scenic countryside, a haven for walkers and cyclists, while the medieval castle, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants of historic Ludlow are close by.

The spectacular hills surrounding Church Stretton, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, the Severn Valley Steam Railway and the ten museums of the Ironbridge Gorge are all worth exploring.

A lovely Shropshire cottage perfect at any time of year.

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About the location

ADFORTON

Craven Arms 9 miles; Ludlow 11 miles.

The small rural village of Adforton lies amidst the lovely rolling Shropshire countryside, and is situated between the wonderful medieval town of Ludlow and picturesque Leominster. The area around the village is ideal for walking, mountain biking and birdwatching, or just as a place to admire the beautiful scenery of the Shropshire Hills. Enjoy trips to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, as seen on TV, the Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, delightful Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City and the Ironbridge Gorge, with its 10 museums. A wonderful location, perfect for touring Shropshire and Herefordshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas