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The Schoolhouse Brewhouse

(Ref. 4140)

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Good morning We had a lovely stay at school house brewhouse, feel it's very basic,maintenance outside could have been better, the old top off the hot tub was shoved behind a tree, the sail above the hot tub was hanging down and looked as if it was full of either leaves or water,owner assured us it wasn't ,there was netting as you come out the door which needs changing for Privacy,the bedding was all colours,although it was clean,it would be nicer all white, all In all,we enjoyed our stay."

    Sharon

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Feb 2024

  • "We had a fabulous time , the hot tub was a bonus and the property had everything you needed and was spotless."

    The owner was there to greet us and told us information about the town and recommendations he was very friendly and helpful, we will definitely be booking again as it’s the perfect place to chill .

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was as listed."

    Very comfortable plenty of space, all one level, parking, kitchen and bathrooms very good.

    Reviewed by Siobhan3.8Oct 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was lovely."

    Adrian came to meet us on our arrival. He told us about the village and the places to eat and drink. We went to the open market which they hold once a year. Fantastic. The hot tub was the big bonus we used it every day smashing. Adrian checked on us and we said everything was fine. Would recommend this cottage to anyone. We are going back next year See you next year Adrian

    Reviewed by Larry5.0Sep 2023

  • "Can’t fault the flat and Adrian the is very knowledgable on the area."

    Everything from walks, cycle routes, shops and food. He seemed to appear if we had a question but equally never noticed him otherwise. Flat is quiet and private and everything easy too find and use and laid out very well. Highly recommend for cycling although always a bit of climb start and finish.

    Reviewed by Jodi5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The hot tub and garden are lovely and Adrian was a kind and helpful owner. We appreciated the electric car charger. Bishop's Castle is a great little town with lots of facilities.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The apartment is very family friendly. Little things such as children’s plastic plates and cutlery are a huge help. Access to a hose for cleaning walking boots, games and puzzles (which we got stuck into!) and an abundance of maps available for walking. Shops and eating amenities walking distance. The hot tub was fantastic after a big climb up the hills. Adrian was lovely and very helpful. No issues at all, would highly recommend and hope to visit again. EV charging out in the country was a huge attraction to us! It allowed us to explore further. The whole family loved this stay! Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Brooke5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely apartment with a fantastic picture window with the added bonus of a hot tub."

    We had a very comfortable week.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owner was readily available should we have had any problems or questions. We would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property and location could not find fault."

    It was as described on web site. Owner provided good information on house and the area. Some very good recommendations.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have had a perfect stay at the cottage."

    On arrival, the owner greeted us and provided us with knowledgeable information about the area. The cottage is very spacious and homely with everything you need to hand. The vast selection of board games came in useful as unfortunately we had a lot of rain but still managed to make good use of the tennis courts and hot tub! Bishops Castle centre is a 2 minute walk and has an exceptional pub and hotel close where the serve very good food.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property and surrounding area."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend and would hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property."

    Owner met us at the property and went through everything with us. Lovely man and knowledgeable about the area. The property is very well equipped and spacious for us 4 adults (2 couples). Beds were very comfortable (for us) with spotlessly clean bedding and towels provided. Hot tub was amazing - we made very good use of this! Welcoming local pubs - serving food-within a few minutes walking distance. Private garden lovely to relax in and just listen to the birdsong. Overall, we had a lovely relaxing break and were very happy with everything. If there is one thing that could be improved upon then the shower cubicles need a bit of TLC around the bases i.e. the sealant around the trays needs to be replaced. The showers themselves were just fine - it’s just a finer point perhaps to note for the future. We would certainly visit again ☺️

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at the Schoolhouse Brewhouse."

    The owner was welcoming and helpful and the property had all we needed. The garden and hot tub provided a perfect place to relax after being out and about in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Bishops Castle is a delightful village with great pubs and cafes, interesting independent shops and an excellent base for exploring further afield. Perfect for a countryside holiday whatever your interests, this holiday home has something for everyone. I'd not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great property, very clean, very comfortable and everything you need for a comfy relaxing break."

    The owner was ovely, showed us everything around. We are considering coming back - one of the better places we stayed at.

    Reviewed by Martyna5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely thoroughly enjoyable and delightful little holiday, complimented by a genuine grade A host."

    Reviewed by Russell4.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent host."

    Great position for all amenities.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant cottage everything we needed was supplied the hot tub was outstanding constant hot water all day and night ."

    the owners always on hand if there were any problems but there were none.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely place and ideal for walking into bishops castle and nice walks from cottage."

    Lovely hot tub was a bonus. Adrian very friendly and helpful. Will return in future fir another visit

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2021

  • "Apartment was lovely and central for exploring area, was very well equipped with everything you needed."

    Hot tub was fantastic. Owner made us feel most welcome.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Aug 2021

  • "Needs a little TLC on the site."

    Awesome venue, amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.1Aug 2021

  • "Spacious and comfortable accommodation, very well equipped."

    The house was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The decor and furniture is rather dated, but that didn’t detract from our really enjoyable experience and we would stay there again. It was lovely to have the garden, hot tub and tennis court which we used every day. The house is in a prime location and the village is lovely, with plenty of pubs serving good food. There is lots to see and do in the local area and there are some nice walks from the house. The house owner, Adrian is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a superb location close to the Three Tuns and Castle pubs in Bishop's Castle."

    There is a large window with a partial view of Long Mynd which was nice to stare at. Furnishings are ok if a little dated but beds are comfortable and the owner is friendly and helpful. He was very apologetic that the dishwasher broke down on the third day of our stay but that shouldn't be a problem for anyone else as he was going to replace it! Just unlucky for us! The whole area is superb for walking and touring round and we may well return!

    Reviewed by Joe3.8Jul 2021

  • "Very good location with shops, pub and restaurants near by and a relaxed ..."

    Very good location with shops, pub and restaurants near by and a relaxed atmosphere the owner was friendly and available had a nice week

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2021

  • "Our stay was great , just what was needed."

    The advert was what was expected and delivered, all the facilities were there just a little dated, the shower cubicles had alittle mould and the hot tub was a bit old and rickety but still did most of the jobs well and was a good temperature, hard work to take the cover on and off. But all and all a nice couple of nights stay.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Jun 2021

  • "Great stay And friendly landlord"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Sykes were very helpful finding two adjacent properties for us as we had to social distance with our daughters who were visiting with us."

    Adrian, the owner, could not have been more helpful and we enjoyed our stay very much, particularly the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage with great view to Long Mynd from the large window in the main room."

    Good sized accommodation for four with all facilities including hot tub in the garden. Only a hundred yards or so from the High Street including the excellent Castle hotel, Three Tuns pub/brewery and the take away. It was my third holiday in or by Bishop's Castle - an historic small town in the wonderful Shropshire Hills. A deeply rural and scenic area. Easy also for mid-Wales. Friendly owner of the property. A great corner of this fascinating town.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Its always a pleasure to stay here."

    My wife and I have stayed here 4 times and it's never disappointed. There's pubs and restaurants/ takeaways within a couple of minutes walking distance or you can use the fully equipped kitchen to cook whatever you want. We like to put something in the oven the go and chill in the hot tub whilst its cooking. I honestly couldn't find a fault on any of ours stays

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Very clean with everything you needed for a week's holiday. Within easy reach of the local town for pubs and local shop. Adrian the owner was excellent, friendly and helpful with information. Hot tub was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location with excellent facilities and very well equipped."

    The lovely garden with hot tub and tennis courts were a real bonus. Only a few minutes walk from Bishop Castle High street and lots of lovely walks from the door. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Makaela5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was like a home from home."

    Adrian, the owner was lovely and made us feel so welcome. It had everything you needed- salt, pepper, slow cooker, toastie maker, washing up liquid, games and jigsaws. I've been to other lodges and never had the amount of equipment or little extras that this place had. We had the sun loungers out in the garden, played tennis on the tennis courts and enjoyed the hot tub. The area around was a bit hilly but was fine to us. There's also a big childrens park at the bottom of the hill if it's a dry day. We loved our stay here! Well done Adrian!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "Apartment was lovely and very comfortable everything you needed but the garden was a bit of a disappointment the garden furniture had seen better days the summer house seemed to be a dumping ground for old garden furniture so was not for purpose also balcony furniture was unusable could not comment on hot tub as we did not use it ."

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Jul 2020

  • "Good welcome from owner, lots of local knowledge."

    Very convenient to walk into town but open views to countryside. Plenty to do in town especially with the festival events

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2020

  • "The owners were welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed for a wonderful stay in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2019

  • "A great place for a relaxing holiday."

    Has everything you need and more. My teenage son and his friends loved the hot tub and tennis courts. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "The environment is gorgeous, with such ease of access to so many wonderful places of interest, cycle rides and walks."

    Our accommodation was superb, we had absolutely everything we needed, with the bonus of a hot tub to ease ourselves at the end of a busy day. Our host was so attentive and helpful, and Bishops Castle is an undiscovered gem.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cozy cottage in an excellent location."

    Lovely, spacious and very clean. Some lovely walks from the doorstep, pubs and shops in walking distance. Lots of useful information in the cottage. The hot tub is a wonderful treat and well maintained. The owner is very friendly and helpful. My only recommendation would be a few basic condiments would be helpful and some lights near hot tub. This was my second stay here and I’ll definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Jan 2019

  • "Fabulous location."

    Accommodation was perfect for our long weekend away with our 8 month old baby. High chair and travel cot available at the cottage. Adrian recommended a walk up Bury Ditches which was a lovely walk we even managed to take the pram up there, stunning views once we reached the top. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is very well maintained and clean."

    The bedrooms are of a good size, both en suite with showers. The garden is small but enclosed and includes a hot tub which is quite big. The surrounding area is very picturesque and we had a lovely week visiting the local sites of interest. Bishops Castle is an old quaint village with a good supply of shops. But beware it is very hilly and quite a climb from the cottage to the top of the village. However persevere and it will be worth it. The Three Tuns is worth a visit for food and the brewery next door which provides the ale!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "For anyone with mobility issues the town is hilly and the cottage is at the bottom of a steep hill, this was not a problem for us but maybe for other visitors."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2018

  • "Very clean and spacious property and the hot tub was just great."

    Only reason we would not book it again is because we like going to different places

    Reviewed by Elaine4.8Jun 2017

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Summary

  • Upper-ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms with TVs and iPod docks: 1 x king size with en-suite shower, basin and WC and access to large balcony, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared utility
  • Electricity from state-of-the-art photovoltaic cell system; heating from solar panels and oil-fired system for back-up; solar panels for hot water plus full water recycling system
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x TVs, DVDs, CD, iPod docks, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Free EV charging point
  • Lawned garden with furniture and summerhouse with sofa bed
  • Exclusive use of hot tub in garden
  • Shared use of all-year-round tennis court
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking (including vapes and e-cigarettes)
  • Shop 0.3 miles, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 0.1 mile
  • Note: Ramped access to property
  • Note: Local authority prohibits use of the hot tub between the hours of 11pm and 8am

The property

The Schoolhouse Brewhouse is a wonderful, elevated, ground-floor apartment just a short walk from the centre of the historic market town of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire.

With a hot tub, handy off-road parking, and woodburning stove, this family-friendly, self-catering holiday home rests next door to the owner's attractive house in 2.5 acres of grounds, offering quality, welcoming accommodation.

The Schoolhouse Brewhouse is ideal for ground-floor living and provides light, airy bedrooms, one of which with a balcony and en-suite, and an inviting, open-plan living area where you can cosy up in front of the fire.

Outside, the apartment has a pretty lawned garden, perfect for dining alfresco, and a fabulous hot tub and summerhouse, which are ideal for relaxing after a busy day exploring the area.

There is also shared use of a year-round tennis court, for any active (or competitive) members of your group.

This Bishop's Castle apartment is in 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, the medieval towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle and the Ironbridge Gorge museums, which are all within easy reach.

The Schoolhouse Brewhouse is a superb base for exploring the many attractions close by.

Note: This apartment can be booked with Ref. 15515, together sleeping up to eight guests.

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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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