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Lane House

(Ref. 1012266)

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic large house for larger groups offering plenty of personal space."

    Very well stocked with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. And not a spider Web to be found, thats a massive bonus for a house that size and a good sign its well maintained and cleaned. Beautiful views from every window and a beautiful area to visit. Very impressed. Will book again.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lane House is a lovely spacious house in the cute little town of Bishop's Castle."

    There are lovely views at the front and an enormous lounge with 5 double sofas! Adrian the owner is very friendly and responds quickly to queries. We (8 of us including our grandchildren) had a wonderful time and I thoroughly recommend Lane House.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Oct 2023

  • "6 of us Ladies recently enjoyed staying from 11th to 15th Sept."

    The Lane itself to access the House is pretty tight and requires a little manoeuvring to get onto the driveway, which is adequate for 2/3 vehicles. Entrance into Porch has no key, which was a ‘red flag’ to us. Porch roof was leaking quite badly. Owner was due to get it fixed. As previous reviews, trip hazard with large rug in Dining Room. Facilities good, but property requires TLC. Not many Pubs or Shops open whilst we were there. Three Tuns well worth a visit. A good time was had by all

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Sep 2023

  • "Bad weather for our mid-summer stay but the accommodation made it irrelevant."

    Great views from the property. Friendly and helpful hosts who weren't intrusive and a stone's throw from the Three Tuns - perfect!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Big comfortable rooms and everything you could want. Owners very welcoming and helpful

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a really fantastic stay."

    The house was perfect for us, with 4 adults and 5 children.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely house in a quiet backwater with the most spectacular views."

    Friendly and helpful owner. We really enjoyed our two night stay.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely situation with superb views from the garden terrace ."

    Ideal accommodation for a family holiday . The town centre and well regarded Three Tuns brewery , restaurant and pub literally just around the corner . Children’s playground in the town well equipped , kids loved it .The house is very well equipped and comfortable . Co-op store in town well stocked for everyday needs . Great walking opportunities . Some of the carpets are a little faded but this adds to the homely feel . Parking for up to 3 cars though access requires caution .

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2023

  • "The house is located in a suitable environment and has almost all facilities, the distance to the shops is less than five minutes of walking."

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    !! Well stocked, and actually felt very spacious for 10 close friends celebrating a 40th birthday. The cottage had everything we needed. The views are breathtaking! The lounge was perfect for 10 of us. The cottage is lovely and warm too. It was just all perfect for a lovely weekend away. Loved it! Host warm and friendly too on arrival.

    Reviewed by Anwen5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely house in a great location with lots of room and a stunning garden with views of the town and hills."

    The bedrooms are of a good standard and the 3 bathrooms are all recently refurbished. the kitchen is well equipped and the lounge very comfortable. You can sit outside in a sun trap as a morning bonus. The owner is very friendly and helpful and is a mine of information about Bishops Castle and surrounding area. There is so much to do especially if you like walking, but this is also a lively town with lots of pubs and eating places. The house is perfect for a large group or family …we were a walking group and had a great time on Long Mynd, Stipertones and Cear Caradoc. There are walks all round the area for all abilities. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend this house for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2023

  • "We all had a great stay."

    We loved the views from the big windows and the bird watching into the valley. The kitchen and dining room worked well, only a large casserole dish was missing for us; we lined a big oven tray instead. Lovely and warm. The number of bathrooms was great with lots of singles. A few of the doors would welcome a drop of oil, so that night time loo visits didn't waken others. A friendly visit from Adrian, together with lots to do during the festival, and a walk on the Sunday made for a wonderful weekend. All my party said they would like to return again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2023

  • "A spacious, comfortable house with amazing views."

    Great location- literally round the corner from the high street. Extremely well equipped, with all the utensils and crockery that you're likely to need. The 3 bathrooms are recently refurbished and most of the house is warm and cosy, helped by the well fuelled woodburner. The only exception is the hallway and downstairs bedrooms, that are quite chilly. The piano was a great hit with us, as we have a couple of musicians in the family. I hope we didn't disturb the neighbours too much! We felt that the curtains and carpets could do with replacing, hence the reason for not giving top marks.The rugs in the dining area in particular, are a trip hazard. But we had a great weekend and want to say many thanks to Adrian the owner, who was very friendly and unobtrusive. Lane House is a delight!

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jan 2023

  • "This property was outstanding and the pictures on the website really don’t do this house justice."

    We stayed the weekend as a surprise family get away for my other half and we all had the best time so much so everyone wants to return. The only criticism I would give is that being we booked for the winter time is the darker evenings draw in early and not being able to book in till 5 gave us a challenge, as it was dark and unloading three cars in the dark with only one small light outside the property which is not bright made it difficult to walk the small path to the house from parking. Maybe an earlier time for getting in is required in darker days or more lights. The owners son came and seen us as we arrived and was very friendly and ready to help with information but as we were visiting family in bishops castle and been here many times we saved him. House is lovely, plenty of space and everything you need in the kitchen even double of most things. Rooms were tidy and beds very comfy. Can imagine in the warmer sunny days the garden will be beautiful to use.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very spacious comfortable and homely."

    Had a lovely time here

    Reviewed by Daragh5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time."

    The facilities provided were very good. Plenty of kitchen cooking equipment, plates cups etc all clean and reAdy to use. Comfortable beds and bedding. Living room large and spacious. Shower rooms very clean looked newly refurbished. Views over the town spectacular. Plenty of outside space well presented. Parking available though care needed to access the space with a large vehicle but very possible. Greeted by owners family who share locall knowledge about the area. Would recommend this property to others visitors and given the opportunity would return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay for an extended family get-together."

    Comfortable, roomy, and masses of crockery! Wonderful view from the verandah. Very helpful and welcoming owner. A towel rail in each bedroom would be a help as the shower rooms are shared. Despite the listing saying only one parking space we got three cars into the space, 2 of them large

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house with plenty of crockery and glasses."

    Lots of rugs throughout the property which we found a bit of a trip hazard. Owner extremely helpful with good advice about the local amenities.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Apr 2022

  • "Had lovely time in Lane House."

    The owners couldn't have been nicer. Wonderful space both indoor and outside for the children and comfortable beds. Only issue was cordless Hoover didnt really work properly. Would recommend this property

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Apr 2022

  • "We hired this house for a large extended family gathering and it worked out very well, sleeping arrangements were great (lovely view of town from one upstairs room), the living room was spacious with numerous windows (so light) and the kitchen / dining room with large table worked well to enable all the adults to eat together once infants were in bed."

    The town itself is interesting and walkable from the house. Parking could be a bit of a challenge if you have multiple cars but local close "on street" parking was always available.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "Our group of friends had a great long weekend."

    The property was perfect for our needs - very comfortable, thoughtfully laid out and well-equipped. The friendly owner was very helpful. Bishop's Castle is also highly recommended. It's in excellent walking country and the town is lovely, with a good choice of pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Mar 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The games table was a big hit with the children. The house was nice and warm and comfortable, with fantastic views. Ideal location.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Lane House Cottage in Bishop's Castle."

    Adrian was really friendly and came over once we had settled and gave me some advice on local things in the area and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was very well kitted out for our family and had everything we needed. We would absolutely stay again. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Nese5.0Feb 2022

  • "A perfect place to get away, we spent a lovely chilled weekend relaxing in this very comfortable house."

    The large living room accommodated all 8 of us with ease, as did the lovely big kitchen/dinning area. The bathrooms look recently refurbished, the bedrooms comfy too. We were all really impressed with how clean and well equipped the house is with plenty of crockery and utensils. A lovely log burner already set up greeted us, Adrian's a lovely host and checked in on us too offering guidance on walks and places of interest. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Jan 2022

  • "Good spacious accommodation, I imagine especially suited to groups and extended large families."

    The carpets and flooring could be renewed but are good quality just a little worn. Rest of property all good, with well stocked kitchen diner, and refurbed shower rooms.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jan 2022

  • "Great location and comfortable property."

    Very well equipped for a large party gathering.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved it a perfect location so much so we have already booked for next year."

    The owner popped in when we arrived to check if we needed anything really friendly and helpful guy.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2021

  • "Well equipped for large family ."

    Lovely views and good location .Walking distance to town. Property needs updating in several areas.Lack of wardrobes downstairs . Could do with a deep clean.Very dusty .Oven very slow to cook . Could be fabulous !!!

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    Adrian is a very welcoming and friendly host. The house was great for a family holiday with children. Shropshire is very hilly. Important to know if you're bringing your bikes. Had a fantastic family holiday with plenty of places to go for the week.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time, the property had everything we needed."

    Lovely views from the garden, lots of space inside for our family of 6. A great place to base ourselves for walks and exploration of this picturesque part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place to stay and lots to do"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Very large well equipped house in centre of town."

    Friendly owner right next door. It is down a very narrow lane which makes it hard when exiting the parking area, though there is room to park 3 cars. The nearby town hall bell does ring through the night, which might be a problem if you wanted to open windows on a summer night. Lots of pubs and cafes, plus great walks on the doorstep. Highly recommended apart from the caveats above.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2021

  • "It was a real home from home, everything we needed was there, the house was clean and comfortable and in a perfect position for walks, pubs and shops."

    Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Colleen4.4Apr 2021

  • "A lovely house in a gorgeous location."

    However the main reaon for my positivity is the helpfulness of the 'owner/manager' next door. Never instrusive but always on hand to help if necessary. And there's access to a fabulous log fire in the sitting rom. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the property - spacious and everything was there. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lane House is spacious, comfortable and well located, right in town yet with views over the countryside."

    It also has a really good collection of local history, landscape and archaeology books in the lounge - a mine of information. The owner was really friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Apart from some minor issues with the hot water, our expectations were exceeded."

    The owner was helpful each time and he was really welcoming. We all loved the cleanliness, the quality of the bedding, the quality of the towels, the games table and the outdoor space. We were given permission to pick apples, figs and whatever else we could find so there were some in my party who were made up with this and we had Apple crumble to celebrate our trip away and the success of it. All in all, we felt extremely welcomed and if the owner was to update the decor, he could really charge a considerable amount for the place as it is a little gem. with regards to the surrounding areas, it was a struggle to find children friendly activities and walls but the discovery centre and the advice of the owner helped is wile away the time.

    Reviewed by Mohammed Naeem4.4Aug 2020

  • "What a fantastic location."

    The house was amazing, lots of room, clean, everything you would need for a perfect family holiday. Adrian was the perfect host with lots of advice on where to visit. We visited the local pub the Three Tuns, The castle hotel, The Green Dragon and the Ragleth Inn nearby for meals out and ate really well. The Montgomery castle and the river at New Town Park were brilliant trips out and a trip to Clun castle and river all recommended by Adrian were perfect for our family. Would recommend staying here. They do have a town clock which adds to the charm but takes a little getting used too and a local cockerel which likes to make itself known but all in all I would highly recommend Lane House. Adrian you are a fantastic host. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Aug 2020

  • "This property is perfectly situated if you want easy access to all local amenities and close enough for walks in the countryside."

    It has great views, well equipped bedrooms with very comfortable beds would highly recommend

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had a great time, the owner was really friendly and helpful, the property met all our requirements."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2020

  • "Really well equipped house and super helpful owner who lives next door."

    Wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We found Lane House to be more than we expected, very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked for plates glasses, cutlery."

    The bedrooms were very comfortable and very clean, The living room seating was excellent the number of sofas allowed everyone to be well relaxed. I cannot say enough about the property, if you need assistance the owner was next door 5stars

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Dec 2019

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor truckle bed with Smart TV, First floor; 2 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Log fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs and cots available
  • Off-road parking for one car with electric charging point and ample roadside parking nearby
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Settled in the quaint market town of Bishop’s Castle is this marvellous detached dwelling, Lane House.

Boasting traditional charm through its features and stylish décor, this property is ideal for a family looking for a rural retreat.

Encompassed by the Shropshire Hills AONB, there’s no better base for your action-packed getaway.

Passing the owner’s own property, enter into a porch and through to find the homely sitting area, home to a wide selection of sofas to choose from settled around the warming woodburning stove, this room is sure to be the social hub of the house, as well as offering a tranquil setting to snuggle down with a book selected from the well-stocked bookcase.

Moving through the property and past the old piano and church pew, you will find the delight of the kitchen/diner, with lots of space for little helpers to get involved in rustling up a feast, here you can spend quality time with your loved ones over a family-favourite meal whilst toasting to a wonderful holiday.

When the evening draws to a close, the five traditionally-styled bedrooms offer each member of the group a great spot to rest, and with two bedrooms on the ground floor, the layout is perfect for the whole family to come along on your fun-filled trip.

Choose from a ground-floor twin and truckle, two king-size rooms and a further twin, serviced by three sparking shower rooms and with one on the ground floor, the dwelling is sure to cater to a variety of group needs.

In the summer months the well-kept gardens make a great spot for alfresco dining, your morning coffee or simple sun-soaking, with lots of space for the little ones to run around.

Positioned at the centre of the market town of Bishop’s Castle, you’re ideally situated for exploring the wonderful amenities of the town by foot; spend an afternoon in one of the charming pubs in the area, or gather fresh produce from the weekly market before retreating to the cottage to prepare a freshly baked treat, or immerse yourself in the culture of the town through its museum and historical landmarks.

If it’s adventure you’re seeking, the Shropshire Hills AONB provides walking routes for all abilities, encompassed by unrivalled landscapes and nature around every corner.

The history lover will enjoy a day out to the nearby town of Montgomery, or head further afield into Shropshire’s county town; Shrewsbury, perfect for an afternoon of retail therapy, riverside walks and even more history!

Lane House is the perfect abode for your fun-filled retreat to Shropshire with your loved ones.

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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:

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