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Little Bicton

(Ref. 982371)

Clun, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our first stay at Little Bicton and from the moment we walked in we loved it!"

    We a really appreciated that the sitting room log burner had been lit as it was so warm and cosy when we arrived. The house had everything we could have wanted and the hot tub was a perfect way to end the day. There are lovely walks straight from the front door which our dogs thoroughly loved. We will most definitely return!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2024

  • "This place was amazing, had everything that you could want, hot tub was a bonus."

    Only thing that was the weather wasn’t the best so had to travel around 30 minutes for the kids to do something indoors. This doesn’t take anything away from this cottage, we would definitely go again. We had to cut our stay short due to an issue at home but still enjoyed our shorter than planned stay.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely charming property for family staycation."

    Nice touch that wood burners were prepared on arrival needing only lighting. (November break) Comfortable stay, furniture a little dated, small tv in lounge & some kitchen equipment was unclean on arrival but did not affect our stay/enjoyment. Did have slight issue with heating & hot water, but hoists sorted it quickly. Car needed a good clean, rather uneven bridge (or “ford ) access only- working farm. Hot tub under the stars lovely. Mind your head walking around property and through internal low doorways, stairs could be tricky for less able people. Please explore Clun, Bishops Castle & Montgomery, so quaint.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Nov 2023

  • "Amazing cottage, great facilities."

    We were only there for two nights but had a great time, plenty of space for 6 adults and two labradors! Hot tub was great and was included in price. The owners had put on the heating before we arrived so was cosy from the off. Shower room downstairs with additional toilet was useful. Wish we could have stayed longer - would definitely like to stay there again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, well appointed, the couple who represent the property were very welcoming and helpful."

    Minor points which could be addressed is that given the remoteness of the property better signage from the lane would help, and due the the tranquil nature of the area an Electric vehicle charging point should be installed. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    This is the second time we've stayed at one of the owners cottages. The garden is secure for smaller dogs, but some of the boundary being stone wall our Retrievers could easily have jumped over. (Although they didn't!). The cottage is nicely situated for exploring. National trust and English heritage properties all reasonably close by. Also 25min walk to Clun using the Shropshire way, 2 pubs at the end of the walk. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful substantial character cottage in a stunning location with amazing views."

    Cosy and comfortable with plenty of hot water and great water pressure. Large well equipped kitchen. Dogs loved the large enclosed garden. Watched the Red Kites while enjoying the hot tub which was checked daily. Walks from the door straight onto the Shropshire Way. Lovely walk into Clun. Such a peaceful, quiet, beautiful area. If you get the chance, look at the stars! Great hosts.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house is warm and comfortable."

    The listing needs to be updated to state there are low beams and doors throughout the property- I’m the shortest of our group and at 5’10” I spent the week ducking (or forgetting and banging my head). We live in an old cottage with beams but our ceilings are much higher. It did take the shine off the week for us.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.1Aug 2023

  • "Highly recommended - return visit very likely!"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Little Bicton and I’m sure we’ll be back again."

    A lovely comfortable well equipped cottage with amazing outside space and beautiful views. A really peaceful place to recharge your batteries

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful place, well looked after."

    We had an amazing time and will be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2023

  • "It would have been helpful to know that there were some low doorways in the cottage."

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time at Little Bicton."

    Hector (our dog) thoroughly enjoyed the large enclosed garden which he spent most of his time in! To see the horses every morning was an absolute delight. The house is so lovely and we could not fault it. Thank you for an enjoyable stay! Lisa, Paul & Hector

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7May 2023

  • "Stunning cottage, this is our second time there as we just loved it so much the first time."

    Stunning walks straight from your doorstep. Kitchen fully equipped with everything you need. Both fires prepped upon arrival. We will for sure be back again :)

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property in beautiful surroundings."

    Very well equipped, gorgeous log burner in the lounge which was lit when we arrived, amazing hot tub. Loved every minute !

    Reviewed by Liane5.0Feb 2023

  • "A really nice cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage!"

    Amazing location, a spacious and well equipped property that is homely and comfortable (excellent beds, we all slept so well!) beautiful surrounding, great hot tub and views. Jenna and Jason are excellent hosts, would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Couldn't fault the location or cottage and amenities."

    Very private and had everything we needed. Saw very little of the owners but they were on hand if needed but we didn't want for anything at the premises. The weather was a bit wild during our stay but house was warm and comfortable. Would definitely use again. The area around Clun was great with good pubs and eating opportunities. Thank you

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay , the property was beautiful, warm & cosy, the hot tub was great & the surrounding views fantastic ."

    Just a few very petty points , we couldn't find any kitchen scissors & the metal oven trays could do with replacing ( very nervous about using heavy ceramic dishes by the glass hob

    I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage. If you would of asked my husband when you saw him each morning we could of easily sorted these issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Nov 2022

  • "Very good stay and great accommodation"

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Stunning views from every window. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was cosy and immaculate, it was well equipped and surroundings were tranquil and peaceful."

    We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful location in a beautiful county with fantastic walks, friendly people and great pubs."

    Secure garden so perfect for dogs. Only comment is 2nd double bedroom is very small. Otherwise well fitted out. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Celia4.7Sep 2022

  • "A very high standard of accommodation."

    Had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Little Bicton. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just spent a wonderful week in this lovely cottage."

    Superb rural, peaceful location. Very well equipped, clean, cozy cottage. Outdoor seating very comfortable and as the weather was nice I spent alot of time outside enjoying the view. Big garden ideal for the dogs to chase each other. Relaxing in the hot tub in the evening was very peaceful. Easy access to Shropshire way. Close to Clun which has a spa shop. Not to far from Ludlow, which is lovely to wander around and Mortimer forest has some lovely walks. Leintwardine has a lovely chip shop, the fiddler's elbow, which is gluten free and has vegetarian and vegan options. It's a 20 minute drive, but can pre order online to collect and then sit and eat by the river. This is one cottage I would definitely return to again.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Good things: The house was very clean and well equipped."

    It was well situated in a lovely area for cycling and walking. The supply of maps and guides was very helpful. The log burner was a great asset on the cooler evenings. Not so good: Only one wardrobe/hanging space between 3 bedrooms. Second dble room had no storage space and was cramped. No recycling bin inside the house and insufficient recycling bin outside. The one provided was also open to the elements. We removed the stair gate at the top of the stairs because we felt it posed a hazard - there wasn't room to open it fully which meant you had to manoeuvre around it at the top of the narrow, steep stairs.

    Thankyou for you review. With the property being an old characterful cottage - we have provided as much hanging/ storage space that the cottage will allow. The recycling boxes supplied are what our local council authority supply to us and most guests find them more than adequate. We do not think putting the recycling boxes in the cottage would be a good idea, the recycling boxes are only a matter of feet from the front door of the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isobel4.4Jul 2022

  • "Little Bicton is a lovely welcoming, spacious cottage with superb views of the surrounding Shropshire hills."

    You have to negotiate a 180yds rough track up to the cottage but it is well worth it once you arrive. Set in a superb, quiet and peaceful rural position surrounded by the glorious green Shropshire countryside. The cottage is very spacious and well equipped with comfortable furniture downstairs and equally comfortable beds upstairs; however just beware of one or two low doorways. Outside there’s a large enclosed garden surrounded by fields containing sheep and a couple of friendly horses. The small town of Clun is just a five minute drive where there is a good local grocery store. All in all, a delightfully roomy and welcoming cottage that was one of the best we've stayed in over the last 45+ years.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage/ house that was so peacefully quiet, just the birds and the sheep."

    A mile and a half from Clun, so walking distance either down the road or along the Shropshire Way. Great garden surrounding the house with outdoor seating and hot tub. Indoors, lovely log burners and a home from home. The only minus was the TV in the lounge slightly on the small side but OK. Not really anywhere to put a big TV due to lovely reclining sofas and window on 3 sides... a massive TV in the main bedroom!!! Thoroughly relaxing stay thank you :)

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at your cottage, the views were to die for and the property was spotless!"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location."

    Everything was clean, and comfortable. The fire was lit before we got there, and the whole cottage was really warm which was lovely. We loved being able to walk directly from the property to the Shropshire way, and also down to Clun. There were sheep, ponies, and goats in the next field which were nice to look out on, and I enjoyed watching the Rooks nesting while relaxing in the hot tub. We were left in peace, but the owners were on hand and very helpful. All in all a great relaxing holiday, thank you!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved it stunning location and perfect for us with our dogs."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is so beautiful, set in a lovely peaceful setting."

    Only took around 40 minutes to walk into Clun. Hot tub is amazing and checked daily.

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Feb 2022

  • "We travelled on the day of storm Eunice which was a bit hair raising so very grateful to be let in early and met with a roaring fire."

    The cottage was warm, inviting and very well-equipped and although many of our outdoor plans were scuppered due to the horrendous weather, it was no hardship to spend time indoors! Would imagine the views are glorious!! Managed to use the hot tub a few times when the winds died down which was lovely. The only downside to our stay was the river flooding making the road impassable for a while but the owner texted us while we were out to warn us and kindly allowed us an extra couple of hours on our final morning until the water level went down enough for us to drive through. It was all quite an adventure and we would love to return in dryer weather!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "We arrived in the dark and it was such a treat to wake up in the morning and see the views."

    Lovely, well equipped cottage - the whole family enjoyed the hot tub. Shropshire is a wonderful county, we loved Clun castle and village, and look forward to returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful all round"

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed for the Christmas break, it was everything and more than we expected."

    . we loved every minute of our stay here. Very quiet location but lots of walks nearby, the cottage was beautiful and very well equipped and decorated for Christmas. There was nothing that the cottage didn’t have. Very clean and cozy. I will absolutely be returning. Very highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time during our stay."

    The cottage is not only spotless but beautifully warm and homely for a relaxing weekend away ahead of Christmas with all the amenities anyone could ask for. Many thanks for the provision of logs!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage is fabulous ."

    . it has everything you need and more . It is my dream home, So relaxing and brilliant location if you like walking. Would definitely recommend and will be going back again which will be my third year.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, rural and quiet, lovely for walking with dogs, wood burners and hot tub for relaxation!"

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful place and location."

    Walks on your doorstep. We will definitely be back sometime. Only one wardrobe and chester drawers to share between all three bedrooms. This didn’t worry us as there was only two adults but had we gone with another family it would have been awkward.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Sep 2021

  • "Little Bicton is a superb place to stay - couldn’t have wished for more."

    The cottage is stunning, inside and out, topped off with a huge, well-kept garden and of course, the hot tub - the perfect way to end (or even start) a day exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to go back soon too!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in a lovely house - very clean, well equipped, and a fantastic garden which our dogs loved."

    Very helpful hosts. We would highly recommend Little Bicton.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, clean cottage."

    Hard to find as the signs are hidden by bushes! Garden was basic but well kept. The stairs are an accident waiting to happen, and there are low doorways so us tall people needed to be very careful. The garden is surrounded by sheep and horses, separated by a 3/4 ft wire fence with barbed wire on top. So be careful with your dogs. Was a nice, relaxing enough stay. I wouldn't not recommend Little Bicton, but I wouldn't rush back either.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic, well equipped cottage in a stunning location with very helpful owners who went out of their way to make sure every aspect of the stay was the best."

    Best cottage we’ve stayed in.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and garden in a really beautiful location Really good location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stuning cottage excellent facilities lovely peaceful setting close to explore ..."

    Stuning cottage excellent facilities lovely peaceful setting close to explore beautiful surrounding areas of shropshire hills a must for anyone who loves walks from doorstep

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location with walks from the door and very peaceful."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "Highly recommend this property, would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2021

  • "Great location and great hosts"

    Reviewed by Neil4.7May 2021

  • "Wonderful cosy cottage - very clean with modern facilities + hot tub!"

    Idyllic walks in the Shropshire Hills starting from the door step turning up the hill. Pet-friendly (enclosed garden) and a perfect retreat for our family of five. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2021

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in ."

    Out of the way and very peaceful,the views from the cottage where stunning.Lovely hottub to enjoy at the end of the day .We where very lucky to have a week of beautiful weather so enjoyed sitting out eating on the lovely front patio. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and hottub is emptied and refilled for every new party .We would definitely recommend this cottage to anybody that likes a relaxing out of the way holiday .Cant wait to return

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic ."

    Loved the fact it was detached and very private. Great for our dogs with it been fully enclosed. Lovely walk from the cottage with fantastic views x

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had the most amazing week stay at Little Bicton and will 100% return."

    Set in the most stunning and peaceful location. Out of the way but that was perfect for us. The cottage was spotless I have never stayed in a holiday home so clean, and with the current situation (Covid 19) that was a bonus. The cottage was very well equipped with all kitchenware there wasn’t one thing that we needed that they didn’t have! The owners were very easy to contact and very helpful lovely people. The hot tub is great and the fact that this is being emptied after each stay is brilliant! (What a job!!) There are great countryside walks around Little Bicton with animals right on the doorstep! If your reading this review go ahead and get this beautiful place booked! You will not regret it!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, equipped with everything we needed for our stay."

    We stayed with our 3 young children & our dog. The layout of the cottage was well thought out. The connecting doors upstairs were brilliant for the kids, who never felt too far from us at night. The area was beautiful and we enjoyed lots of walks straight from the doorstep. The cottage itself was clean, cosy and beautifully decorated - the Christmas tree and lights added to the festive feeling. The wood burner had also been lit before we arrived which was a lovely touch. Finally the hot tub was a fantastic addition and perfect to relax in after a long day out exploring, our kids loved it and made use of it everyday. Highly recommended and would return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful, well-maintained cottage."

    Enjoyed the peaceful setting and the hot tub!!!

    Reviewed by Veenita5.0Dec 2019

  • "Amazing place lots of attention to detail beautiful picturesque spot."

    Perfect for our pre Xmas break 2 adults 3 children and our dog too. Lovely walks from the property and the hot tub was the icing on the cake. Thank you

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time!"

    Was really easy to book and the cottage was absolutely beautiful and spotless. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2019

  • "Wow, what a lovely cottage Little Bicton is!"

    Myself and 5 friends stayed there for a long weekend break and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The owners answered all our questions promptly during our stay and were prepared to go above and beyond for us. Little touches like having the log fire going when we arrived just made it! The cottage, along with the views, is absolutely stunning and I would definitely return. The only problem we had was that we didn’t want to leave!!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2019

  • "Nothing is too much trouble for Jason and Jenna."

    The house was wonderful for 4 adults, two children and 2 dogs. Huge garden, wonderful facilities inside and the hot tub was used every day. We had a cold snap so the wood burners were a bonus. We thoroughly recommend Little Bicton.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful country house in a fabulously tranquil location - very impressed with everything."

    The perfect choice for a relaxing break in the country. Thank you for such a great stay! :)

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Little Bicton Cottage was exceptional, the cottage was a great place to relax with its peaceful surroundings but within walking distance (1."

    5miles) to the village of Clun with is shops and two pubs petrol station and also a starting point for many varied walks. The cottage stands by its own which gives the brilliant peace and quiet of the countryside, we had neighbours in the adjoining field 2 horses a 8 week old foal and three sheep. The large hot tub/jacuzzi was the icing on the cake which we used every night after doing our long walks during the day. The rooms in the cottage were large clean and warm and the large wood burning fire in the living room with its comfortable reclining sofa's was also a bonus . Outside the large lawned gardens which were enclosed gave peace of mind as we took our young boxer dog Charlie with us Ludlow is a town about 1/2 hour drive which I would recommend to visit (market day Thursday's), here you have a town which is dog friendly and also a good base to do some lovely walks from,(park at the river near the castle for 4 hours free parking).

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, and x3 Smart TV's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1.8 miles
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Fishing pools are available close by, please contact owners for details prior to arrival
  • Note: The property is located on a working farm
  • Note: This property does not permit Electric Vehicle charging
  • Please note this property does not accept Sunday arrivals

The property

Clun 2.1 miles.

Little Bicton is a stunning, detached stone cottage set in pretty rural surroundings, near to the town of Clun in South Shropshire.

The accommodation has been beautifully furnished with many traditional touches and features, providing a superb base for those looking to escape the rush of their busy routines.

The approach to the cottage is fantastic, passing over a small bridge and entering a blissful scene of idyllic countryside.

Head inside to discover the farmhouse style kitchen, finished in a contemporary design with Farrow & Ball colours and LED lighting.

During mealtimes gather round the dining table and enjoy a lovingly prepared meal, discussing how best to spend the rest of the holiday.

Sink into the sofas in the comfortable sitting room, with your feet up and the roaring fire burning, what more could you ask for?

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the well-presented bedrooms which can be found upstairs.

The master bedroom has a very homely feel with exposed beams and a plush king-size double bed, and with the twin and double rooms Little Bicton offers flexible sleeping arrangements.

After a day of exploring the unspoilt Shropshire countryside, rejuvenate in the bubbling hot tub with a glass of something cold in hand.

There is also a fine seating area to the rear of the cottage, situated next to the charcoal BBQ which is sure to be used on a hot summers day.

From the cottage you can walk in any direction and expect picturesque scenery from all angles, or stroll towards the town of Clun for a drink or meal in one of the pubs.

If exploration takes you further afield then the popular market town of Ludlow is worth visiting, as well as the whole of the Shropshire Hills.

Walks from door to Shropshire Way and Offas Dyke.

Little Bicton promises a relaxing getaway, any time of year.

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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