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The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage

Bishop'S Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 903636)

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  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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66 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Howes

    “The owner, Dr Penney, who lives next door, is a thoughtful and very helpful landlord.”

    We have stayed in the Old Schoolhouse before (5 years ago), and we knew all its many virtues and those of Bishops Castle and the beautiful surroundings. Though we chose to limit our party because of Covid-19, the house and cottage provide very adequate space for 17.

    We have stayed in the Old Schoolhouse before (5 years ago), and we knew all its many virtues and those of Bishops Castle and the beautiful surroundings. Though we chose to limit our party because of Covid-19, the house and cottage provide very adequate space for 17. And what is more the 'Three Tuns', only a few yards away, is a wonderful pub - excellent beer and very good food. Why it has been omitted from the 2021 edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide is a mystery and a sacrilege.

    - Mr Howes, October 2020

The property

This is a wonderful pair of holiday homes, situated just a short walk from the centre of the historic market town of Bishop's Castle.

A detached, early 18th century traditional Georgian house and an adjacent detached, stone-built, single-storey barn conversion cottage, which was the old surgery, set in 1.5 acres of grounds, makes up The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage.

The Old Schoolhouse is a wonderfully spacious building set over three floors, and provides traditional, character accommodation, which seamlessly combines with modern facilities, including two very large TVs, to provide a house of real merit.

Three zip/link beds give this Bishop's Castle holiday home flexible accommodation to suit the whole family, while the dining room, with its cosy open fire, seats 17, so everyone can gather together in the evening for a delicious meal, then retire to the sitting room for fun and games, or to watch a film.

The farmhouse kitchen in this wonderful Shropshire holiday home benefits from an Everhot cooking range with four large, individually-controlled ovens, great for rustling up a tasty snack after a long day out and about.

The large walled garden beside The Old Schoolhouse is ideal for relaxing in the hot tub,enjoying a drink after an exciting day, and in season, guests also have access to the vegetable garden.

The adjacent Cottage offers cosy ground floor accommodation for three, and is perfect for a couple, small family or even the grandparents to enjoy some quiet time after all the excitement of a day with the extended family.

With its own private garden area, and full kitchen and sitting room facilities, it's a wonderful place to escape to for some 'me time'.

This Bishop's Castle accommodation sits in a wonderful location, with an award-winning, real ale pub and restaurant on the doorstep, and all of Bishop's Castle's amenities less than a five minute stroll away.

This is a wonderful location for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, with Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way very close by.

Explore the Clun and Kerry Forests, the lovely South Shropshire Hills, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site with its ten museums, which are all within easy reach.

With the private hot tub and the shared all-year-round tennis court, these two adjacent properties combine to provide charming, spacious accommodation, perfect for a family gathering or large group of friends who wish to enjoy this beautiful part of Shropshire.


  • The Old Schoolhouse
  • Over three floors
  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link), 2 x super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link), 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower only
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Second floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 8)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 17) with open fire
  • Sitting room (seats 14) with woodburner
  • Second floor sitting room (seats 6)
  • The Cottage
  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Note: The zip/link beds can be super king-size double or twin beds by prior arrangement.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner
  • The Old Schoolhouse: Four oven electric range cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 4 x radio/CD, iPod docks, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • The Cottage: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 4 x travel cots and 4 x highchairs on request
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Large walled lawned garden with patio, 9-seater hot tub, summerhouse and vegetable garden which guests can use when in season to rear of Old Schoolhouse
  • Private lawned garden with furniture to rear of the Cottage
  • Shared use of tennis court (with Refs
  • 4140 and 15515)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking this includes E-cigs
  • Shops 5 mins walk, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk
  • Note: There are 5 steps up to the front door of The Old Schoolhouse, level entrance to rear
  • Note: Check-in 6pm, check-out 11am.

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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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