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1 Stable Cottage

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 913467)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect little cottage, conveniently located and really well equipped with every attention to detail."

    Very welcoming!

    Reviewed by RaymondJan 2022

  • "Second stay there but longer."

    Great location for travelling and very handy for the local amenities we needed.Stable cottage is comfortable enough and has plenty of home comforts. A new warning sign above a low ceiling resulted in me not banging my head this time!

    Reviewed by RhysSep 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Very clean and the lovely added touches of coffee/tea and a pint of milk and a bottle of wine and flowers were very welcome.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Stable cottage has been by far the best cottage we have been in ."

    It was very clean and can actually say spotless.Every thing you could think of was provided and I kept saying wow ! the instructions and map to find the property was easy and we were so surprised to find gorgeous yellow roses,a lemon cake,chocolate biscuits and a bottle of wine waiting for us.All tea and coffee and milk were provided plus little extras of cooking oil etc.Even wash tablets and softener. On the first evening we were struggling to understand the tv controls so the lady came over and helped.so nice of her. The weather was glorious so we were able to do a bit of hiking.Lots of trails are easily found from your doorstep.The little town has facilities in abundance.The fuel station sold the cheapest fuel from anywhere near.We walked up to the Castle Hotel one evening and sat outside admiring the beautiful gardens.We were so tired after each day out we didn’t go to the other pubs.One does a fish n chip night there.We recommend the Chinese takeaway which we found on our last evening. We loved it at the cottage and we will certainly return as it was super and hopefully after COVID we will be able to enjoy the town more.

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2021

  • "Ideally situated at top of hill."

    Short walk to shops and pubs. Perfect centre for exploring South Shropshire. Flat was comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by SianApr 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great quirky location in a lovely small town but is in need of some TLC, and the bathroom is starting to look rather shabby."

    The owners were very helpful which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2020

  • "The whole experience was all we could have hoped for, and we felt the way that the cottage was set up for us was particularly welcoming."

    Excellent facilities and good value for money

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Was so chuffed to find fresh roses,bottle of wine and cake thankyou so much was beautiful cottage and so clean."

    Had everything you needed and more only complaint was couldn't move in!!! Will definitely be back and also highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2020

  • "The Brewery yard can be quite busy, so you may have to wait to drop off or pick up your luggage."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    It is right by The Three Tuns pub that served us excellent food for dinner and provided a friendly atmosphere. It was also very close to The Castle Hotel, where we had a nice meal. The hosts were very kind and left us milk, tea, coffee, a cake and a bottle of wine, as well as all facilities we needed. They were close by to sort out anything and answer questions we had. A list of walking routes and places nearby to eat were provided.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "Great location in an unexpectedly beautiful area."

    Cottage perfect for 2 people.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for us, a really warm and cozy place with everything we needed, well equipped, very quiet and relaxing."

    Liz was really helpful before we arrived and provided lots of local guides, maps and books and flexible, easy arrival arrangements. A great location in Bishops Castle, a lovely village, and for the surrounding glories of Shropshire. Some kind welcoming touches too, we would love the chance to stay again sometime and hope to be back. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

  • "Everything about this little upside down cottage was wonderful - pleasant surprise to find as well as pint of milk there was a bottle of wine & a cake!"

    Could not fault all that was provided apart from the supply of hot water to the basin and sink. We did mention this to the owner who immediately tried to remedy the problem but sadly didn't really sort the matter. We believe the owner will try to sort this issue in the very near future. She really did try to help us as soon as she could.

    Reviewed by JudyNov 2019

  • "The Stable Cottage was a perfect, cosy, resting place during my trip to Bishop's Castle."

    It had everything I needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It was clean, decorated nicely, and with attention to detail. Liz was helpful when I had a question and I felt safe in the knowledge that she was close by if I needed anything. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MiriamOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you'll need and very handy for all the abundant facilities in the town."

    The surrounding countryside is beautiful and easily accessible. Its worth noting that this cottage is adjacent to a very good pub with its own brewery and food. Accessing the keys was very straightforward and communication with the owners was easy. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Very relaxing short break in a great setting."

    The accomodation and the village made it a very interesting place to stay. It was peaceful and set back enough from the brewery with a great pub on hand and a nice garden to look out on and sit in. We made several visits to the neighbouring towns and further afield to the Stourbridge area where we used to live, stopping off at Bridgenorth on the way. The cottage has a low recessed ceiling in the bathroom so mind your head if you do stay! This would not put us off staying again however and we would be happy to recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by RhysAug 2019

  • "Great location in Bishops Castle."

    The welcome pack was most welcome. Really enjoyed the weekend.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "Very generous welcome package."

    Very well resourced cottage. Great location in a fascinating little town surrounded by beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "We spent Christmas week in Bishops castle at 1 Stable Cottage."

    Our hosts made us very welcome as there was a bottle of Milk and Prosecco in the Fridge. There was a Christmas tree and lights, a Christmas present and a delicious Christmas cake. The cottage was very Festive which we loved. The WiFi was excellent but as we went away for peace and quiet , only used technology when necessary. The area around the cottage was quiet apart from the chiming of the Town Hall clock in the distance. The cottage was lovely and warm from the minutes walked through the door. There was plenty of storage space and the whole cottage was well equipped. In fact we cooked our Christmas dinner in the cottage. If we wanted to eat out The Three Tuns was a few minutes walk away, which had it’s own brewery with a great history and tours. We enjoyed our stay at 1 Stable cottage so much that whilst there we booked to return in the summer so that we can take advantage of the beautiful countryside surrounding Bishops castle. This time we will be taking our walking boots.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2018

  • "Bishop's Castle is great little village in an excellent area for walking."

    Cottage as described with all required amenities and very well located next to 3 Tuns pub and brewery where we had excellent meal Saturday night. Village very welcoming and footpaths very well signed.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2018

  • "This cottage is a really nice, cosy and clean place to stay."

    I really enjoyed my holiday there and the wine and cake was a lovely addition :) thank you.

    Reviewed by LeahNov 2018

  • "Yes. We were unaware that, although the cottage is one of the old stables of the old brewery, we were so close to the operational Three Tuns pub - it didn't show in the photos!"

    On Saturday night there was a very loud party in the barn that was at the end of the short garden and we overlooked that started around 7 pm and didn't finish until 24:15 hours! Would not have booked it had we known. Don't like these feed back forms as one can't express oneself properly - bring back the human! If you wish to publish this it's up to you!

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you experienced associated noise issues during your stay at the cottage. We want you to have all advertised facilities on our website and we strive on having exceptional property standards in all Sykes’ properties. We have investigated all the issues with the property owner to establish why our service has fell short on this occasion. This is not our usual expectation and would like to assure you that your issues have been investigated. If you would like to discuss this further, our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2018

  • "Good location and owner gave really good instructions on how to find the property and the workings of the stuff inside the house."

    Reviewed by SpencerOct 2018

  • "Very comfortable little cottage in a fabulous location."

    Wine and milk in the fridge,flowers and cake on the table,thoughtful touches. Only negative,rather early checkout time.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage for 2 people"

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2018

  • "Had a great holiday had everything we needed in cottage and more ."

    Would recommend it .

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2018

  • "Many thanks to the owners -the property was great and the area was lovely."

    We had a great week!

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2018

  • "The cottage is compact but has everything you could wish for."

    It was a lovely week and the bed had a feather and down quilt on, but no problem, inside the cupboard is a light weight summer quilt,so we just changed it!

    Reviewed by JillianJun 2018

  • "Very impressed with the welcome and added detail."

    The fact that there were fresh flowers , milk and a cake made it so special.

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2017

  • "I let the owners know that we were travelling by public transport and they kindly advised the best bus stop (about 1 minute away) for us."

    We particularly liked the fact that the living area was above the bedroom, providing a fine and light room. Bishops Castle was ideal for our walking holiday, with a small Co-op, Spar and Mace as well as more specialised shops.

    Reviewed by Douglas GrahamMar 2017

  • "Really good cottage, with some lovely welcoming touches."

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2017

  • "Could not find any faults."

    One VERY minor ......need more light in bedroom! Too dark to see when getting ready to go out, but this did not in any way spoil any of the time we were there. Its a lovely place, and so peaceful. Such a lovely relaxing cottage.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2016

  • "Had a very pleasant stay."

    Situated in an ideal location to explore Shropshire, the cottage was very well furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lots of information provided as well as some lovely welcoming gifts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DouglasSep 2016

  • "Quaint cottage ideal for a relaxing break very well stocked up by the owner everything you need is there ."

    Lovely clean welcoming place to stay .Owner put fresh flowers,milk ,wine and cake a very good welcome all extras very nice touch .village location excellent again in country area but a good selection of shops and places to eat also a good location to get out and about . Very relaxing really enjoyed our stay would book again . Owner supplied excellent information about booking and also book supplied in cottage about information about cottage and surrounding areas things to see and do very well done

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

  • "A gem of a cottage in a lovely town in a beautiful setting."

    Good pubs serving excellent food at extremely reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

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  • One ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Individual electric wall heaters
  • Electric oven and electric 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking approx
  • 100 yards away
  • Front gravelled patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: The cottage is accessed through the yard of the Three Tuns Brewery.

The property

This end-terrace cottage is ideally located in the ancient town of Bishop’s Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This upside down, former stable block provides perfect accommodation for a romantic break in a beautiful part of the country.

Walk down the cottage path to the front door, which takes you straight into the light and airy bedroom, complete with en-suite facilities.

The open plan accommodation on the first floor includes a very well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sumptuous seating area, which boasts a beamed vaulted ceiling.

This cosy cottage has been thoughtfully furnished, complete with the owner's personal touches.

The front garden has seating areas and a barbecue, an ideal place to unwind and enjoy a good book or a spot of alfresco dining.

The town's many amenities are just a stroll away and a number of walks and cycle trails can be enjoyed from the doorstep, with the Shropshire Way running through the town and Jack Mytton Way close by.

Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Montgomery are within easy reach and make a great day out.

A delightful cottage, perfect for a relaxing break at any time of year.

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About the location


Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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