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Glebeland

(Ref. 970904)

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Totally recommend this bungalow for peace and quiet and lovely owner"

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed at Glebelands seveal times and it is ideal for both access to the town and for walks in the surrounding countryside."

    The owners are very accommodating and helpful, and the location is nice and quiet. If we had to make two small points, firstly the TV is linked through a Sky box but most of the channels shown are not actualy available, which gets a bit annoying. A Freesat box would be much better. Secondly the checkout time is 9AM which is very early now covid is long past. It is quite a rush to get up and load the car by 9. However, we enjoy our stays and would use Glebelands again.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Jan 2024

  • "Spacious and comfy with a great view over the countryside, very handy for the town."

    Everything we needed. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another great holiday at this property."

    Unfortunately had to cut it short due to family illness. But love the bungalow and everything in it and the owners very nice. Will return.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Superb bungalow which the photographs do not due justice to and should include some of the fabulous views across the countryside, it's a lot larger than shown."

    Spotlessly clean and very well furnished. The owner who lives next door was very helpful but not at all intrusive. Five-minute walk into town with quite a few pubs and a Spar. Could do with some instructions for the TV remotes, as it would appear it's been changed from Sky to Freeview since we booked it. However, overall we would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay here in Bishops Castle."

    We love the accommodation, the location and the opportunity for some great walking in the Shropshire Hills.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house in fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely low level cottage in quiet area just short walk to town and pubs."

    Everything you needed was provided and hosts friendly and accommodating. Bed was really comfortable. Only small issue was that the shower control rather stiff for wife to turn, other than that it was perfect base to explore the area. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 4 night stay at Glebeland."

    The owners were very friendly & helpful.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second stay in Glebeland was just as satisfying as last year."

    The quiet location with lovely rural views, but within easy walking distance from the town shops and facilities, makes for comfort as well as convenience. The bungalow is clean, nicely furnished, and well equipped. We have no hesitation in recommending it as a fine base from which to explore the often hidden and unacknowledged attractions of south Shropshire and the Welsh borders.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "The bungalow was absolutely perfect for us."

    It was good meeting the friendly owners who lived next door. Everything was spotless and we needed nothing that wasn’t available. We would come again if our son and family hadn’t just moved away! Thankyou! Jane and Ken MacKenzie

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is our second stay at Glebeland."

    The property is very warm, comfortable and in a good location within walking distance of Bishop's Castle. The owners are on hand if there are any problems.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our third time at the property, it's perfect for our family, close to amenities and lovely places to visit."

    WiFi works well with good phone signal. Shops, grocery stores and pubs with food all within 5 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Glebeland is a real home from home property with every thing provided that you would need for your stay."

    Fully equipped kitchen with extras like dish cloths, Tea towels, kitchen Roll, foil and washing liquid/dishwasher tablets/handwash also provided. Good quality bedding and plenty of clean towels along with very comfortable beds. The TV was a basic Sky package with good reception along with a comfortable lounge/dining room with plenty of seating. We were left a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and the owner who lives next door was very helpful. The bungalow is a short walk from the centre of Bishops Castle which is a lovely town with plenty of independent shops. There is a Co-op for groceries and we were very impressed with a take-away called Bishops Delight that we used a few times.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our only (very minor) comment would be about the TV, where it shows endless Sky channels but actually none of them are available other than standard Freeview."

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Sep 2022

  • "Although I found this accomodation very late, but it was a terrific find."

    I liked the cottage overall including the comfort, facilities and view from living room / bedroom. I can rate 9/10. Thanks Raman

    Reviewed by Kothandaraman5.0Aug 2022

  • "A super holiday home: great for walkers and well-located within a few minutes' stroll into Bishops Castle."

    Quiet, peaceful with great rural views. Exactly as described. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Owners so nice and helpful nothing too much trouble."

    Bungalow fabulous, bed comfy and living room amazing. Nice walk into town with coffee shops. Would return again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "We found Glebeland exactly as described, a very clean and comfortable property."

    A great location, Ideal for walking, relaxing with easy access to the town and other places to visit. A vert pleasant weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Clean, spacious and comfortable accommodation in lovely quiet location but convenient for pubs, shops etc within easy walking distance."

    Just a couple of minor quibbles - Books and DVDs were listed but not available and tap on shower was hard to turn. Slightly disappointed that streaming services not available on TV. But altogether a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Glebeland."

    The property is in a lovely location with fine views, and within easy reach of local shops and amenities. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We have no hesitation in recommending it as an excellent holiday home.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable and warm bungalow in a good location with easy access to Bishop's Castle."

    Marvellous views over the surrounding countryside. Owners, who live next door, very helpful but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had such an enjoyable stay, such a cosy bungalow, very peaceful and amazing views."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped felt like home from home, thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was a last minute booking and as a family of 5 we were delighted with the bungalow."

    It was clean, well equipped and the owner was accessible without being intrusive. We had a lovely time with lots to do in Bishops Castle but also easy to reach other towns such as Ludlow. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this bungalow."

    The property is very clean, spacious, comfortable and warm (particulartly important that week, as it was very frosty outside). it is only a 5 minute walk from the town, on a very quiet no-through road. There are lots of walks that start nearby, including the Shropshire Way, all of which we found well signposted, and the scenery is beautiful. We will definitely book this property again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our stay wasn’t as positive as we hoped it would be."

    The lights in the living room had cobwebs on them, there was green lime scale deposits on the kitchen and bathroom taps, and the carpet was so dirty we had to clean it when we arrived. There was also a very strong smell in the living room & bedrooms which I presume came from the carpet. We turned on scented candles and added diffusers around the whole place but the smell remained. We found it difficult to enjoy our stay, and consequently, our Christmas break because of issues (mainly the strong smell) that we found in the property. On top of this, there were basic issues of upkeep that were evident throughout the property that impacted my stay and feeling of comfort (such as missing knobs on the stove, dirt and mould on the mouth of taps, lifting carpet and laminate flooring). Considering I paid over 600 GBP for this property, I really feel let down as I had high expectations from the images and reviews of the property from past visitors on the Sykes website. I do hope the carpet is changed/freshened and the property is cleaned thoroughly for the sake of future visitors. Please let me know if you have any further questions about our stay and I can elaborate.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner was very upset and surprised by your comments as they live next door and helped you to figure out the TV but were not made aware of any other issues so had no chance to assist during your stay. The following guests loved the property, as have most others, and raised no issues so they have struggled to understand your comments but do hope you had an enjoyable stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Slyvia1.9Dec 2021

  • "Property is well located and the hosts are very friendly"

    Reviewed by Karl3.8Nov 2021

  • "Thanks for the stay, the house was great and well equiped."

    Good central location with lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house in a quiet position close to the shops etc."

    Great position for touring the area. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "It would have been better with more instructions in the use of appliances etc, and in how to deal with waste eg what can be recycled."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect venue, comfortable & well appointed bungalow."

    Near enough to town but far enough to feel separate. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect spot and setting for a real holiday very clean and comfortable would highly recommend this bungalow Simon"

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2021

  • "Such a perfect holiday space"

    Reviewed by Antonia4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow in very good condition."

    Excellent location with easy access and plenty of parking. Nice lawned garden which was perfect during the hot spell. Very convenient for the shops and pubs yet its a very scenic rural property.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Really great stay at this lovely property, and great value for money."

    Everything clean and tidy, lovely garden. Comfy beds. Plenty of places to explore in the local area. We particularly enjoyed walking at Carding Mill Valley and the kids loved splashing in the stream there. We had lovely fish and chips at the pub down the road. We had a great holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow down a nice quiet lane and cul-de-sac."

    Lovely views and great neighbours. A 3 to 4 minute walk to the nearest pub, though the menu is limited it may be because of covid restrictions. A few minutes more and you are in the main shopping area. Would recommend

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good sized property with all amenities we needed and at a great location, plenty of things to do and places to visit locally."

    There's a playground with plenty open space, pub & grocery shop all just a 5 minute walk. Our children had a wonderful time as did the adults. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay here, everyone very friendly, great pubs to eat at in the area, local shops close by, lots to do in the area."

    Everything you would need in the holiday home and lovely views.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2021

  • "A little disappointed with the garden."

    Not as enclosed a it looks on the photos.

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.4Apr 2021

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was comfortable."

    Reviewed by Willy5.0Nov 2020

  • "Absolutely first class!"

    We have been to many holiday homes booked through Sykes and Glebeland is definitely the best. Great location, great for equipment, great for space and so comfortable. The weather wasn’t kind to us but that just means we can go back again and hopefully enjoy the garden and the short walk into Bishop’s Castle where there are lots of places to eat.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "The weather was fantastic and showed the beautiful views well."

    We only had contact with one of the owners Ian who was most friendly and helpful. Glebeland was everything we hoped for and we hope to return again. We were able to stroll to the delightful town steeped in historic buildings, make sure you have a camera handy.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners of this bungalow were very friendly and even brought some of his home grown tomatoes for us."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage"

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Oct 2019

  • "Owners were great."

    Thanks to Ian and Jane

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2019

  • "Glebeland is a wonderful holiday retreat in the heart of stunning scenery."

    The location, rural but close to Bishop's Castle meant that it was ideal for the short walk into the centre to admire the historic buildings. The accommodation was spotless, the bedrooms spacious and beds were exceptionally comfortable (good night sleep all round) and plenty of relaxing space (indoors and out). The kitchen was well stocked with more than enough equipment for a family stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Glebeland for any visitors to the area.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation is situated in a quiet lane five minutes from the town."

    It has wonderful views and is very comfortable. The only criticism or suggestion would be the kitchen needs some wall cupboards to store foodstuff, oh & egg cups would be nice. Otherwise it was excellent.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jul 2019

  • "We all agreed that Glebeland was the best self-catering property that we have used over the many years we have used them."

    The view from the bungalow was extensive and rural, the lane was extremely quiet, apart from the birds, and the owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0May 2019

  • "Owners very welcoming and helpful."

    Property clean, very comfortable and well furnished with stunning views from all aspects of the bungalow. Lovely quiet location with a short walk to shops and many eateries. Plenty of walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0May 2019

  • "Our Hosts provided a warm welcome with tea milk and a bottle of wine."

    A very comfortable home in Every way. All our needs catered for . Wonderful views of the countryside from the bungalow, and very private garden with visiting birds. Thanks Ian and Jayne for helpful directions to villages Nearby.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2019

  • "Nothing to be aware of except that most of the shops in Bishop's Castle close early on a Saturday so, if you want to look around best to go in the morning."

    This accommodation met our expectations perfectly. Very comfortable and immaculately clean. Ideally situated for walking. Stiperstones was awesome. Thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2019

  • "We stayed at this lovely bungalow while having work done on our own bungalow."

    It was nicely furnished and had lovely decor. The view from the large window in The lounge overlooking the Glebeland and onto the hills was lovely, especially as it had snowed. It was very welcoming and was warm for the whole week. The flowers and wine were a lovely touch as was the milk in the Fridge. Thank you, we will definitely tell our friends.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Feb 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with electric fire.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair is available
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking available on request
  • Garden with lawned area, gravel, and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 8 mins and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Holidaymakers only at this property.

The property

This beautiful bungalow lies on the edge of Bishop's Castle; a village surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an AONB.

Perfect for families or friends, Glebeland is a welcoming retreat to return to, with a three-sided garden and a comfy interior for all to enjoy.

Whether you are relaxing in the lounge/diner before the electric fire, or opening up the French doors on a summers' day, you can truly appreciate this accommodation all-year-round.

The well-equipped kitchen is neat and stylish, ideal for dishing up those home-cooked meals then settling down in front of the fields and hills beyond.

Continue through the property and you will arrive at an elegant double bedroom, with overhead storage and coordinated bedside tables.

Two twin rooms rest close by, each holding their own personality and colour scheme, leaving you spoilt for choice from one night to the next.

A family shower room finishes the cottage to a lovely standard.

Outside, discover the wonderfully presented garden, divided between a gravel and lawned area which almost borders Glebeland.

With countryside in the distance, you can relax and simply take in the calming surroundings.

The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, certainly worth a visit.

Ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, you can also uncover the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury, all within easy reach.

Numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, and the Severn Valley Railway are just waiting to be explored.

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About the location

BISHOP'S CASTLE

Church Stretton 8 miles; Montgomery 10 miles; Shrewsbury 14 miles; Ludlow 18 miles.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs, including Party in the Park and the particularly popular, Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, while the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas