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Bicton Cottage

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Bicton near Clun, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy, clean cottage."

    Well equipped with good quality appliances that work well! Huge, dog proof garden which the dogs loved running around in and was great to sit out in the sun. A nice, peaceful part of the world with good walks and lovely villages and towns. You will definitely need a car as truly out in the lovely Shropshire countryside.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2023

  • "It was lovely to return this year for a longer stay and we again enjoyed ourselves."

    The cottage is a great base to explore from and come home to when tired out after a long walk! Kitchen is really well equipped with anything you might need during your stay and beds comfortable. Dog loves the large garden and space to run around safely. Thank you for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2023

  • "The only thing we would off like is a couple off garden relaxing seats ."

    The garden table and chairs was very nice for breakfast etc but to relax after a day walking they weren't the most comfortable for that. But it didn't deserve to be marked down.

    Reviewed by GemmaJun 2023

  • "Bicton Cottage was amazing and the large garden was fantastic for our Labrador who had as good a time as we did, would highly recommend and we will definatley be returning."

    Reviewed by LeannJun 2023

  • "This was our fourth visit to Bicton Cottage and we have booked again for next year."

    Such a peaceful setting and the lovely weather was a bonus this year.Everyone is very friendly and helpful.Dottie the dachsie had a wonderful time in the garden and talking to Rusty who lives opposite.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2023

  • "The cottage suited us and our two dogs perfectly - beautiful rural surroundings, big secure garden, very functional kitchen and a cosy living room - all perfect."

    Reviewed by SatyaMay 2023

  • "Bicton cottage is a wonderful cosy retreat!"

    The garden is fantastic too, perfect for our two dogs and enjoying a glass of wine and dinner alfresco! You can walk to Clun from the cottage and there are so many local fantastic walks all within a short drive! We would recommend! Thank you!

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2023

  • "Wow! What a lovely cottage."

    We had a wonderful time here. Lots of beautiful walks right from our doorstep. Everything was just right. Thank you

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2023

  • "It’s a cosy cottage lovely location ."

    Just needs some cushions. TV needs setting up properly.many channels the same. Owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by PatApr 2023

  • "All as described, good location, clean and well maintained."

    The knives could do with sharpening (we did try!) and a few cushions would improve comfort. The tv wouldn’t connect to internet so we mostly ended up watching on iPad.

    Reviewed by JudyApr 2023

  • "Not ideal for,older couples who may need to get up,in the night to use the ..."

    Not ideal for,older couples who may need to get up,in the night to use the toilet especially with the child gate at the bottom of the stairs Also a grab rail in the shower would help to give stability to older/disabled Visitors

    Thankyou for your review. It is stated in the listing for the cottage that the bathroom is down stairs in the cottage. Sorry that you didn't realise you could remove the stair gate, its there as many people prefer to stop the dogs from going up stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2023

  • "We loved the location and the garden was perfect for our dogs."

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2023

  • "Lovely little Cottage, some great walks."

    Great enclosed rear garden for our dogs. All cooking utensils that we needed. Looking forward to our next visit in December.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2023

  • "Our 3rd visit to Bicton cottage."

    Love it!! Thank you for lighting the log burner on our arrival such a nice touch. Cottage is clean well maintained and has a large dog friendly garden. Walks nearby and in a beautiful location. Cottage was warm and cosy hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2023

  • "The photos of the property don’t do it justice."

    The sofas are comfortable and the living room extremely cosy particularly with the fire roaring. Although we brought our own wood there was plenty available in the outhouse. The property is spotlessly clean with plenty of kitchenware and utensils (although the knives could do with a sharpen lol). The owners responded to a minor issue we had promptly which we appreciated. The only negative is the walks from the doorstep have no footpaths and the roads very narrow so difficult to walk with dogs. If you’re happy to drive out this isn’t a problem. Overall though a very chilled, relaxing and quiet break. Would absolutely recommend.

    Thankyou for your review & glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry that you struggled with the footpaths, there are miles of footpaths just across the lane from the cottage, which are all of road. If you decide to come back for another stay we will be more than happy to direct you in the right direction. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in very quiet rural location that is comfortable with good TV, log burner and cooking facilities."

    Broadband poor but had phone signal and mobile data which was faster if really needed. Use to a larger bed but otherwise comfortable. Nice large well enclosed garden ideal for the dog. Plenty of forestry walks to let the dog run free otherwise need to be aware of all the sheep scattered around. Plenty of local takeaways and good pub food available.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2022

  • "2nd time at this lovely cottage."

    Everything was perfect and a great log burner kept us nice and warm throughout our stay. Danny the greyhound loved the garden having plenty of room to run around. Cottage is in a lovely location with plenty of country walks Will definitely be looking at booking again in the future

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage fab location will be back"

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage to stay in, lovely location and scenery, I would defiantly stay at Bicton Cottage again."

    Regards, Rob Taylor.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2022

  • "Loved our stay once again for our first family holiday."

    Will be booking again I am sure.

    Reviewed by OliverNov 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Excellent enclosed garden safe for children and dogs. Downstairs bathroom with bath and shower. Hot water taking a while to run. Wood burner very efficient at warming whole house with plenty of logs provided for the week. Adjoining bedrooms upstairs with good storage space for clothes. A very pleasant stay for a couple.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2022

  • "Bicton cottage is perfectly situated for walking and relaxing."

    The cottage is cosy and has everything you need, including the most gorgeous fireplace with wood burner, not that you need it for warmth as the cottage is lovely and warm. We have 2 dogs and the garden is ideal for them and completely secure. We have stayed at the cottage now three or four times and never tire of the beautiful scenery surrounding Bicton cottage. We would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Bicton cottage."

    On the cottage details it states electric central heating but it's now heated by a new oil fired heating system, which was a nice surprise. The details on the Sykes website require updating. Other than that everything about the property was really good. Regarding the area it's great for dog walking and only about a 30 min walk to Clun, (Shop's and Pubs) , via the Shropshire way path.

    Thankyou for your review. The Oil heating has only just been fitted, so we are in the process of updating Sykes website, and refreshing the pictures for the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilSep 2022

  • "The garden is splendid for dogs, large and fully enclosed."

    The cottage was spotless with not a speck of dust anywhere. The cottage is small and old but the space has been used well, the kitchen/dining area is compact which the photos give the illusion of being bigger. The lounge has comfortable furniture, and a lovely fireplace, there is a useful baby gate at the bottom of the stairs as these lead directly into the bedroom (no door) The downstairs bathroom is spacious, the shower temperature is difficult to control, perhaps due to water pressure. Disappointing that the only views to the garden are from the extension at the rear, lounge, kitchen and bedrooms only have the road view. The arrival time of 5pm which I thought was set by the agents, apparently this is set by the owner, she would not allow an earlier arrival, even though departure is 9am. The owners live in the farm across the way they never came across to welcome or introduce themselves which surprised us.

    The check in and departure times are clearly stated on Sykes website when booking the cottage. I have a number of holiday cottages to change over on a Friday , and like them all to be cleaned to a high standard so surely a slightly later check in time is worth it for a clean cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlynisSep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very cosy Everything we needed."

    Clean and homely Lovely garden and views

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    The garden was beyond perfect, especially for Buddy The Labrador. The neighbours were so friendly. The country lanes surrounding the cottage were wonderful. Our whole experience was amazing. Fully replenished in body, mind and spirit. Thank you

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic - thank you for a great stay."

    The property is in a lovely rural surrounding and has everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked, the beds were comfortable with quality bedding and the property immaculately cleaned - we'd definitely want to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2022

  • "Utterly wonderful."

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    Lovely quiet location with amazing views, comfortable cottage, big garden. Extremely well equipped kitchen, nice quality bedding and big towels. Lots of walks from the cottage. Maintenance issue mid stay which was fixed immediately. Shower was usually too hot or cold but pressure was ok if not washing your hair, maybe we just didn’t find the optimum setting.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2022

  • "The property was very clean on arrival, it had everything we needed, the garden ..."

    The property was very clean on arrival, it had everything we needed, the garden is spacious and also dog friendly, unless you have a very small dog as this may get under the fence, the cottage is in a lovely quite area with lots of wildlife, Clun is only just over a mile away with small shops and pubs, some lovely walks about, we will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time but they need to put a panel in the fence so the dogs can't get out it is a very busy road."

    My dog is a cocker spaniel and she got out twice but it is a wonderful place to stay it was so peaceful.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, fabulous quiet location and a massive garden for the dogs to go mad in."

    One thing, only, that could be improved is the lounge carpet could do with a clean. It's great that the owners welcome dogs. Dogs are notoriously mucky which can make carpets a nightmare to keep clean and I sympathise with the issue the owners have. But, all in all, a lovely cottage.

    Thankyou for your review, the carpets are all cleaned regularly, but unfortunately some guests leave marks on the carpet and it is impossible to have the carpet cleaned in the changeover window on a Friday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "We have visited Bicton Cottage three times and plan to go again next year."

    It is a peaceful place to relax in and in a lovely spot.The beds are comfortable and cosy. The water pressure is poor but you are in the country after all!The garden is large and a great place to relax in,play games or let dogs play.One small note;although very well fenced small dogs can escape under parts of the front fence owing to the uneven ground.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week away!"

    The cottage was perfect and loved the garden! Great location for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2022

  • "2nd time at Bicton cottage."

    Love the cottage and garden ,well kept,spotless well maintained and has everything you need for a perfect holiday. We hope to be coming back . Thank you Jenna and Jason

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2022

  • "Fantastic well equipped with everything you need great views 5 stars ✨"

    Reviewed by LeslieNov 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, so cosy and homely."

    We love the open fire, it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The only thing I would suggest, is letting families know there is a larger freezer in the outdoor shed.

    Reviewed by ShaunaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless, well equipped and very cosy with a wood burner."

    The owner was most helpful and pleasant. Our greyhound loved the huge well secured garden. Loved it we will be back!

    Reviewed by JimOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with bags of character in a beautiful location."

    Fantastic large garden which our dogs loved. Very close and easy to access the Shropshire Way and a really nice countryside walk into Clun. Amazing countryside views.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "The best thing about Bicton cottage is the beautiful location, in a tiny hamlet in the Shropshire hills, with so many lovely walks on the doorstep."

    The place to come for peace and quiet and recharging

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "The bath is quite narrow."

    ( I weigh 12 stone). Also the shower is not the best but ok. Everything else about the cottage and holiday was great.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    The garden was huge, much to the delight of our dogs who enjoyed running laps. Close enough to shops to be convenient but far enough to get away from everything. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "This is a beautiful area and the cottage is in peaceful surroundings."

    We went for a much needed break to recover from tragic circumstances and the whole setting was tranquil and just what we needed.

    Reviewed by CarolynApr 2021

  • "An idyll for anyone looking for true country break."

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2020

  • "We had the most fantastic week at Bicton Cottage!"

    It was a gorgeous cottage and had everything we could possibly need. It was warm and cosy and totally relaxing, just as a holiday should be! Thank you.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2020

  • "What a fabulous cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Offered us and 2 dogs the perfect getaway. Would definitely come back to explore this area more and the dogs in particular loved the garden !

    Reviewed by OliverSep 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and had a lovely garden area, perfect for our dog to run around in."

    The facilities there were really good, and the location was excellent, with walks in the immediate vicinity and loads to do within easy reach. We were incredibly impressed by Shropshire as a place to visit and would thoroughly recommend both the cottage and the area as places to visit.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "We have been to this cottage 4or5 times now, and we enjoy the peace and quiet of the place."

    The cottage has everything that is needed for a most relaxing break. Lovely large enclosed garden which our boxer dog Ellie enjoys each time we stay. There are plenty of places to go for lovely walks straight from the cottage. We will be back yet again for sure.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2020

  • "A lovely, comfortable and peaceful cottage in the Shropshire countryside."

    Just far enough away from the nearest town but near enough for local shops and pubs. Walking in to a nice, hot wood burner was a delight. We took our two dogs and they loved the cottage and surrounding area too. It is certainly a cottage that we would like to use again the next time we are in the area.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "We love bicton cottage,its our little retreat to get away from reality."

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Enclosed garden, and great porch at rear for muddy boots/dog

    Reviewed by SueNov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and garden."

    Only negative is the water pressure as showering was a nightmare with long hair.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2019

  • "The cottage was as described, and the location wes superb."

    Jason was very nice and responsive to our questions. The area is a paradise for nature and history lovers ans we will be back, as we have for the last few years.

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2019

  • "The only drawback was that the shower had little water output; it may be that we were not turning it on properly, however we missed having lots of water when using it."

    Otherwise it was a lovely cottage, well cared for and the owners were very hospitable. Very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by ParamSep 2019

  • "Peaceful, stunning scenery, wonderful log burner."

    Reviewed by SeanSep 2019

  • "We have never had a holiday in a cottage before and from start to finish bicton cottage has now set an amazing standard."

    Absolutley lovely cottage so clean,beautiful furniture,everything was thought off by the owners, Safe lovely garden with stunning views. This is a stunning cottage thankyou for we loved it from start to finish.

    Reviewed by JodieAug 2019

  • "Bicton cottage is set in a beautiful location."

    Lots to see and do in the area. The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped, exceptionally clean, wonderful garden, pet friendly. Hosts are very accommodating. We hope to return. The Gloyne family. 26.7.19 to 2.8.19.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2019

  • "I lovely cottage in a very quiet location."

    Well furnished and equipped. Nice big, well enclosed, garden for the dog to play in. Lovely area with local walks and very friendly. Couldn't have wished for more.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Probably the best cottage we have EVER stayed in"

    Reviewed by RosaJun 2019

  • "Bicton cottage is absolutely fantastic."

    So comfortable and well equipped. Beautiful scenery. And the huge safe garden was so lovely for our dogs. Would definately go again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very well appointed, comfortable and cosy."

    As the weather was very wet, we were very pleased to have the log burner lit and warming the cottage on arrival. Unfortunately it rained for 6 out of 7 days of our stay, so the log burner was essential throughout. Dispite the weather, we managed to get out and about most days.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2019

  • "Really quiet lane."

    Cottage really clean and comfortable. Area is great for walking and cycling. Would recommend it for everyone.

    Reviewed by CameronMay 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage with a wonderful garden ideal for dogs and children."

    Lovely walks nearby,very friendly people in the nearby village,which has a good shop,two pubs both which do food,what more could you ask for!

    Reviewed by JanisMay 2019

  • "The cottage was a little gem."

    Taking dogs on holiday can be stressful but this cottage had a dog friendly garden with a good fence. The set up and aspect of the cottage was brilliant. We had good weather but rain or shine the cottage worked.

    Reviewed by HughMay 2019

  • "Ideal for dogs as there is a large enclosed garden."

    Ideal location with country walks from the door. Whilst set in a quiet location the cottage is central for visiting many lovely villages and towns. Our favourite thing about the cottage was to sit in the garden with an early morning cuppa tea taking in the most beautiful views. I don’t think the pictures of the cottage interior do it justice, it’s a lovely property.

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating and woodburner
  • Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with seating area and BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is 5pm and check out 9am
  • Note: the twin room is accessed via a double room
  • Note: The property is located on a working farm
  • Note: This property does not permit car charging
  • Please note this property does not accept Sunday arrivals

The property

A charming detached period cottage located in the countryside landscapes of Bicton, South Shropshire.

The cottage is in a wonderful quiet rural location just a short drive to the nearest village of Clun.

On the ground floor you will enter a very convenient hall/bootroom.

There is a bathroom with shower.

The kitchen is an excellent space for preparing delicious meals and has the luxury of a separate larder.

The impressive log burner sits in an ancient fire place within the lounge; you can snuggle up on the very comfortable sofa with a glass of wine or just sit back and watch the flames.

The master bedroom has a very romantic feel with exposed oak beams and wonky floors, the twin bedroom has the beds tucked neatly between the rafters.

This character, cosy and comfortable cottage boasts a large lawned garden enabling you to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Spot some local wildlife such as deer and birds of prey whilst waiting for the BBQ to cook!

You’re within easy reach of numerous castles, mountains and the towns and villages of South Shropshire, Herefordshire and mid Wales.

An ideal base from which to explore with friends and family.

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About the location


Bishop's Castle 6 miles; Ludlow 18 miles.

A.E. Houseman's poem, A Shropshire Lad, defined Clun as 'the quietest place under the sun', and with its dramatic ruin of a Norman castle, Saxon church, the bustling river which flows under the 14th century pack horse bridge, and a country inn, Clun is a rural gem situated in the South Shropshire Hills. It lies on the Shropshire Way in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the border of Wales, an area known as The Marches. This unspoilt part of Britain has an abundance of wildlife and beautiful unhindered walking and cycling routes winding their way through the countryside with the Clun and Kerry Forests, Offa's Dyke, and Kerry Ridgeway all close by. There are a wide range of festivals and shows on offer in the surrounding area throughout the year, including The Green Man festival in May. From Clun, you can also enjoy exploring the historic towns of Bishop's Castle, Presteigne, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, and Hereford, a must for visitors.

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Note: This property does not permit car charging.

Please note this property does not accept Sunday arrivals

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas