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1 Hetfield Cottages

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Bishop's Moat near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable and well-equipped cottage with great views of the rolling hillsides."

    A lovely welcome cake was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Mar 2024

  • "Delightful cottage, tastefully decorated looked after by a charming couple who made us feel very welcome."

    Although it was bad weather the cottage was very warm and cosy. We’ll definitely go again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Veronique5.0Feb 2024

  • "A wonderful warm and cosy cottage down a quiet lane in rural Shropshire, just a quarter of a mile from the Welsh border!"

    We loved the welcoming fruit cake, it lasted all week! Also Meadbh the border collie made much use of the dog towel provided! Luckily we had sunny (but cold) weather, so got out most days, visiting the lovely local towns - Montgomery, Clun and Ludlow were especial treats. Also, a visit to the Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd is unmissable. The cottage itself is very comfortable, warm and well equipped, with surprisingly good WiFi for a rural area!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a very nice stay."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. There was a cake waiting for us as well. We booked very late, on the arrival day actually, and sykes staff were very helpful and efficient.

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay, the location is really quiet and peaceful and the access road from Bishop's Castle, albeit narrow was no problem; there are plenty of good walks and places to visit within half an hour's drive."

    The cottage had everything that we needed including a well equipped kitchen and was nice and cosy for our October holiday. The owners live next door and could not have been more helpful or considerate of our needs; the welcome cake was particularly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2023

  • "A beautifully quiet, lovingly maintained and restored, period cottage."

    It has lovely oak, wood doors and other great features. Our neighbouring hosts were friendly, but not invasive, it was lovely to feel welcomed after a very wet drive, into a warm kitchen with a homebaked cake in the tin. We brought our dog along and the walks that surround cottage are wonderful, it is possible to have one foot in Wales and the other in England, a few hundred yards from the front door. . We also appreciated the water bowl and towel provided for our pooch. All in all, even in the changeable weather, a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Sep 2023

  • "Unbelievable, we got more then we expected."

    True it is an old house but very well maintainted. Everthing present what ever we needed. Wonderfull host and a lovely welcome present. we really felt at home. Highly recomended if you want total darkness at night and total silence. The area is wonderfull and easy acces to nearby town. Great place to escape the city. 100% we will return to this place.

    Reviewed by Ruben4.7Aug 2023

  • "A great stay at a reasonably priced cottage, no problem with parking and dog was made welcome."

    A bonus was the excellent home made fruit cake that awaited us upon arrival. Plenty to see locally and an ideal base from which to explore the Welsh Marches and borders. Can certainly recommend a trip to Ludlow Castle !!! Owners live just next door and were extremely friendly and helpful with any queries we had. If you are looking for a friendly reasonably priced break in a more remote part of the UK but still within striking distance of civilisation then this could be for you - highly recommended! Ken Arnold

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stayed at 1 Hetfield Cottages 2nd to 6th June 2023."

    Really enjoyed my stay there. The views were breathtaking. The cottage was well-equipped and a delicious cake from Jenny was very welcome. Bishops Moat is a lovely place, a good start point to explore and take in some beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed By PatJun 2023

  • "Quiet and peaceful stay with panoramic views overr the Shropshire and Welsh hills."

    Good base for our walks along Offa's Dyke and the Long Mynd. Delicious lemon drizzel cake in the sun on our return. A very useful ulitity and boot space in case of inclement weather.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2023

  • "Character property - Exceptional views - Unbelievably quiet - Suited us perfectly."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility/cloakroom
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • 24” Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Limited headroom in attic bedroom, take care
  • Note: Dog bowl and towel provided
  • Note: The utility room has good facilities for drying wet clothes including a ceiling airer

The property

Bishop's Castle 2.6 miles.

This semi-detached cottage sits in a rural position just outside of the market town of Bishop’s Castle, along the border of England and Wales.

Offering lovely surrounding views and a combination of character and contemporary features, 1 Hetfield Cottages is a great place to call home for a family of four.

Step into the entrance vestibule into the kitchen/diner, featuring quarry styled flooring, with a selection of appliances from which you can become familiar with during your stay.

Gather at the dining table as you serve up the fruits of your labour, using this time to discuss where next to explore.

Climb the stairs to reach the first floor, home to a rustic sitting room with views of the Long Mynd and Clee Hill, a space where you can choose a book from the provided selection and relax.

Freshen up in the shower room before retiring to either of the bedrooms; on the first floor there is a twin whilst up another flight of stairs leads to the second-floor attic bedroom with a double bed and Velux windows.

Once you’re ready to explore, your nearest amenities can be found in Bishop’s Castle; grab brunch at The Poppy House or return later in the evening to The Three Tuns Inn brewery, the oldest licensed brewery in Britain.

Pick up fresh produce from the market, housed by the Lydham village hall, or head to the convenience store for any cupboard essentials, whilst the town also offers a museum and historical landmarks where you can immerse yourself in culture.

Lace up your walking boots and tour the Welsh marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, encompassing routes across stunning landscapes for all abilities.

Enjoy a hike at the Long Mynd, Clee Hill, and Offa's Dyke, or walk to the close by iron age hill fort at Caer Din.

However you choose to spend your time, return to the character of 1 Hetfield Cottages and recharge for the next adventure.

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About the location


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 farmer's market once a month, 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. A weekly market can be found in Lydham village hall, selling local produce. 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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  • Off-season
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