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The Larches

(Ref. 1067833)

Bryn 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • well (7)
  • stay (7)
  • clean (7)
  • peaceful (6)
  • relaxing (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely modern cottage."

    Clean. Everything we could have wished for. It was lovely to have a washing machine with persil left in case we decided to do some washing. Toilet paper, foil, sugar, tea bags, cooking oil, dishwasher tablets, hand soap, washing up liquid etc all little things but helped altogether to make it a relaxing stress free stay. Pleased we booked.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent property, faultless hosts who catered to everything down to every small detail."

    We would happily stay here again

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Highly recommend this property to those searching for peace, tranquillity and to feel at one with nature while still indoors!"

    Very clean and comfortable cottage with woodlands literally on your doorstep. Set up really well to cater for our 2 dogs too,with large enclosed garden and separate utility room- dog wash/drying kit much appreciated! Many thanks Steve and Louise for the welcome hamper

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a wonderful, relaxing week at The Larches."

    It was so peaceful and the accommodation was clean ,warm and comfortable. Great walks straight from the door and very dog friendly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house is beautiful, clean and well maintained and everything was as listed."

    We arrived to a warm and clean home, with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend break. There was a bottle of Wine and Welsh cakes waiting for us, along with tea, coffee and sugar. It's really helpful having things like cleaning supplies, toilet roll and foil in the cupboards. We always bring our own as most home don't supply them, and always comment on the homes that do-these little extra touches don't go unnoticed. Our two dogs enjoyed exploring the grounds, which were fenced off so they couldn't get out-they even have dog bowls and a cleaning area for pets. Every little thing is thought of and catered for. We gave 5* and top scores in all areas, for a perfect stay in a beautiful area. Thank you Steve and Louise for making our weekend break so easy! Your hard work and attention to detail shows in the beautiful, inviting home you keep. Sarah, Russ and the pooches Cobi and Buckley.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Larches is perfectly located in a rural woodland setting."

    It is warm, cosy and the decor is tasteful. It has everything you need for a relaxing, self catering holiday. I went Christmas week, the weather was not good but I was happy to stay in and enjoy the view of the tall woodland trees swaying in the gusting wind. The house would be perfect for any season. Also, the owners are lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Outstanding peaceful retreat."

    Perfect for our dogs. So remote which is what we wanted. Loads of lovely walks all around. Will recommended to others but not before we have rebooked for ourselves first!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and we really enjoyed our stay here."

    Very quiet and the view of trees out the windows was so relaxing. Beds very comfortable and we all slept well. Would highly recommend staying here. Our dog loved the garden and it was secure so she could explore happily. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect accommodation and lovely secure garden for a dog"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely holiday home"

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location."

    Peaceful, quiet and private. Thoroughly recommend. Great accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice and cozy cottage surrounded in beautiful quiet nature."

    Very clean as pet friendly cottage. Kids love it and plenty of outdoor space to play around. Cottage is well equipped. 100 % recommended. Very good place to relax with your family.

    Reviewed by Damith5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hi this was a lovely place to stay."

    The accommodation was cosy, clean & really well equipped. The garden is completely secure and safe for dogs to explore unattended. Surrounded by forests and lovely countryside. . Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful trip to Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property with excellent amenities."

    Beautiful surrounding areas and lots to see locally. We even nipped to Wales and the coastal area.. will love to come back at a later date!

    Reviewed by Manuelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "An outstanding new build house in a very peaceful, almost isolated, wooded location."

    Very private, the silence truly is golden and a very welcome retreat from the normal hustle and bustle. The owners have created a very well considered property which is well equipped. Do make sure visit the amazing Stokesay Castle (really a fortified Manor House) and Powis Castle and its superb gardens.

    Reviewed by Sim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Larches is an exceptional property beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, great shower very comfortable and has everything needed for a great stay."

    Its also extremely peaceful, secluded and very relaxing. The owners Steve and Louise left out a lovely welcome pack on arrival which was much appreciated they were very accommodating and helpful so much so that we left belongings behind and they are sending them on to us nothing was too much trouble. Amazing place well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating to ground floor
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Access to initial 1.5 acres of land, and 25 acres of woodland and a stream
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (not allowed upstairs or on furniture)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on lead in the woodland area
  • Note: Please supervise children and dogs near the stream
  • Note: Low beams in bedrooms
  • Note: There is a security camera over the driveway which will be switched off whilst guests are staying

The property

Clun 3.3 miles.

Nestled within 25 acres of woodland in the delightful village of Bryn, near Clun in Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Larches, a contemporary, two-bedroom lodge.

Enveloped by rural views and a plethora of walking opportunities, The Larches is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, whilst complete with a stylish interior, and a pet-friendly exterior, perfect for couples, families, and groups of four friends.

Park up off-road and take in the stunning scenery, encompassing your new home.

Step inside to be greeted by a handy utility, where you can store your walking boots and coats, before reaching the contemporary, open-plan living space.

Be wowed by the rustic yet stylish feel of this space, where you can rustle up delicious meals, dine as a four, and unwind with the woodburning stove alight in the backdrop.

Make the most of your surroundings by dining alfresco upon the patio, before enjoying a hike through the woodland, reaching the nearby stream for some refreshments and wildlife spotting.

As day turns into night, catch some rest from one of two well-appointed bedrooms, selecting between a king-size and a twin, both serviced by a sleek shower room, resting on the ground floor.

Awaken to traverse the countryside, firstly stopping off at the remains of Clun Castle, which in the town, you can also find your nearest hub of amenities; further shops and eateries lie a short car journey away in Bishop's Castle, also easing your self-catered stay.

Within the vicinity, relish in the chance to discover many beauty spots, including the Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, the remains of Dolforwyn Castle and Montgomery Castle, and Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve, before making your way to Ludlow, a delight for foodies, home to a plethora of eateries and food festivals.

Whilst in the town, be sure to visit the market, tour Ludlow Castle, and trek through Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, before returning home for sundowners.

Escape to the Shropshire countryside at The Larches.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas