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The Schoolhouse Brewhouse

Bishop'S Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 4140)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

Features

  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MichaelNov 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 TanyaAug 2021

  • "Needs a little TLC on the site."

    Awesome venue, amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by VincentAug 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 MelanieJul 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 JoeJul 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 JanetJun 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 MandyJun 2021

  • "Great stay And friendly landlord"

    Reviewed by RichardMay 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 LucyApr 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 DuncanSep 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 AnthonySep 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 HelenAug 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 MakaelaJul 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 LauraJul 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 MarieJul 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 DavidFeb 2020

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

    Reviewed by SallyAug 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 LindaApr 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 GaynorMar 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 AmyJan 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 SarahSep 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 MichaelAug 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 IanApr 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 ElaineJun 2017

  • "This is our second stay at this property - our first being three years ago."

    We enjoyed it just as much as we did previously. We would stay there again. The owner is very welcoming. The hot tub is a great way to relax after a day of walking in the area. The property is in the perfect location for exploring.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2016

  • "A comfortable, pleasant apartment."

    The heating was good, and we particularly appreciated the wood burning stove on a cold, wet night! The showers were powerful and efficient. Communication with the owner was excellent; his friendly, informative approach made an essential contribution to the success of the holiday.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2016

  • "A beautiful apartment with a lovely wood burner fire."

    The property was very well equipped, everything provided for you. Hot tub was amazing, lovely & warm, great to get in after being out on a cold January day. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. We loved Bishops Castle, it is a very old historic town with great pubs, food & friendly people.

    Reviewed by GillianJan 2016

  • "This was an excellent flat with street level access for the disabled and easy bathroom facilities."

    The lounge was great; large and light with plenty of comfortable seating. The place was very warm with copious hot water for a winter holiday. All the amenities were top notch.The owner went out of his way to make our stay comfortable. The location was great; on the edge of the town with views out across to the Long Mynd but close to all local amenities.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2015

  • "Liked the hot tub and the peace and quiet, the owner was very helpful."

    Also liked the general location and the lovely apartment. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Ruth McOct 2015

  • "Because of our large party, we rented the Brewhouse as an addition to the Old Schoolhouse - giving us maximum flexibility of accommodation and a haven for the most senior members of the family."

    All the facilities were excellent - and our stay was much enhanced by the support that we had from a most welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2015

  • "We loved our trip."

    Enjoyed the hot tub, tennis and local pubs and shops! A great apartment with a good lounge/seating area to play games and chat with friends.

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2015

  • ""The cottage is a little gem in the lovely market town of Bishop's Castle."

    The hot tub was a real delight; the place to be for an early morning coffee or a glass of bubbly at night."

    Reviewed by CarlaMar 2015

  • "I loved the simplicity of how a great time is achieved."

    Relaxing atmosphere, great food within a minutes walk, local ales with history & the hot tub is amazing.

    Reviewed by NormanFeb 2015

  • "The lounge/dining room was very spacious and comfortable."

    The whole property was furnished and equipped to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2014

  • "A lovely place to stay, enjoyed the hot tub, the local pubs and Indian restaurant."

    Reviewed by SueSep 2014

  • "The location was excellent to either stop at the accommodation or venture out, we did both."

    The countryside and roads were great to travel on, mainly enhanced by the scenery. To have access to a hot tub was excellent in lovely surroundings. The list goes on..

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2014

  • "Convenient location for our activities and a very comfortable base."

    Loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by GillJun 2014

  • "The location of the property was ideal."

    The cottage owner was extremely helpful and friendly. The property was very comfortable and well equipped - one of the best self catering properties I have stayed in. Hot tub was a wonderful bonus.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2014

  • "The property was situated close enough to the lovely town centre that was full of friendly locals, but just far enough away to have you think that the setting was more rural offering privacy, peace and quiet."

    The property was excellent and had everything that was needed! We did meet the owner who was very welcoming, as too were everyone that we encountered over the short break. In conclusion we would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2013

  • "The tennis court was wonderful."

    The owner was lovely and extremely helpful, he could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. A fabulous holiday all round.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2013

  • "Great holiday home, in beautiful surroundings."

    Would recommend it to anybody !

    Reviewed by VickiAug 2013

  • "The apartment was a good size and perfect for our requirements."

    Bishops Castle as a location was great with some lovely local walks and interesting days out just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2013

  • "Well-equipped accommodation with friendly and helpful owner."

    Excellent location on the edge of town with all amenities in walking distance. The hot tub was a particular delight. Certainly intend to return.

    Reviewed by GillJun 2013

  • "Was a brilliant first time experience, very spacious, and loved the hot tub, we were in it every single day."

    Reviewed by AntonioFeb 2013

  • "Made very welcome by our host."

    Hot tub was very relaxing after our walks around the beautiful area. The location of the property was ideal, close to restaurants and bars.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2012

  • "The owner was there to greet us on our arrival and made us feel very welcome."

    The cottage was lovely, very cosy and the hot tub was a wonderful bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by TeeNov 2012

  • "The owner gave us a very warm welcome and the cottage was great with lots of space and luxurious furnishings."

    The hot tub was to die for - we really didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2012

  • "The beds where fantastic, so comfortable, and the hot tub was fantastic."

    The owner very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by ClaudineAug 2012

  • "The garden and hot tub was a great success, shame our tennis skills did not do justice to the court."

    Very close to amenities and some excellent pubs/restaurants.

    Reviewed by AlistairJul 2012

  • "We appreciated the personal approach adopted by the owner who lives close by."

    The location proved ideal as a base for a walking holiday and was also peaceful at night. Facilities of particular value: separate utility room (ideal place to dry out our walking clothes), comfortable bed (I wanted to take it home!), the outdoor hot tub, and iPod docks in every room.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2012

  • "We particularly enjoyed the location, the hot tub and the tennis courts."

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2012

  • "The holiday was fantastic, liked the hot tub and tennis court."

    Reviewed by SueMay 2012

  • "Everyone was friendly and helpful."

    Close proximity to very good pubs and restaurants etc., everything you might need was within walking distance. The property was just right for us, very comfortable - the hot tub outside, parking, the location - we just liked everything about The Schoolhouse Brewhouse. The Owner made sure a friend came to welcome us as he was unable to initially, and later was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would love to go back and stay there again.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2012

  • "Very spacious and comfortable - quiet and also very near the town."

    Near good walking and cycling. We are returning to the same property in September.

    Reviewed by vApr 2012

  • "Lovely location to explore the surrounding countryside and the hot tub was lovely to come back to every evening"

    Reviewed by RobynOct 2011

  • "A very comfortable property in an excellent location."

    The care taken by the owner was personal but unobtrusive. We couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2011

  • "The property was of a very high standard and very spacious."

    The hot tub was lovely and relaxing and the tennis courts kept kids entertained for hours!

    Reviewed by IainJul 2011

  • "Wonderful location, a very helpful owner."

    Lots of interesting places to visit not too far away.

    Reviewed by DianMay 2011

  • "I returned for the second time, so what does this tell you?"

    A wonderful time was had! A lovely area with plenty to see!

    Reviewed by PamMay 2011

  • "Wonderful high standard property."

    Comfortable beds, large showers, quality furnishings and an owner who couldn't have been more helpful. The hot tub was amazing! Loved our break and so did our toddler. Can't fault this property at all, it really was a home from home, owner has gone that extra mile.

    Reviewed by AlexandraSep 2010

  • "Hot tub & old tennis court lots of fun - some great local info from land lord & nice touches with fresh flowers & ordnance map."

    Lovely place & very helpful & friendly owner.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2010

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The property

A wonderful elevated ground floor apartment with its own hot tub next door to the owner's attractive house in 2.5 acres of grounds, just five minutes' walk from the centre of the historic market town of Bishop's Castle.

This Bishop's Castle cottage apartment offers quality, welcoming accommodation, which has been renovated to a high standard, and provides light, airy bedrooms and a cosy, open plan living area with a woodburner.

This Bishop's Castle cottage apartment has a pretty lawned garden, perfect for dining alfresco, and a fabulous hot tub and summerhouse, which are ideal for relaxing in after a busy day exploring the area.

There is also shared use of all year round tennis court.

This Bishop's Castle cottage 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.

This Bishop's Castle cottage apartment is a superb base for exploring the many attractions close by.

Note: This apartment is next to Ref. 15515, together they sleep 8.

Summary

  • All upper ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with TV and iPod dock: 1 x king size bed with en-suite shower, basin & WC plus door to large balcony, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner
  • 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 re-cycling system
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine, dishwasher, TVs, DVDs, CD, iPod docks, WiFi
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture & summerhouse with sofa bed
  • Exclusive use of hot tub in garden
  • Shared use of all year round tennis court
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking this includes E-cigs
  • Town shops & amenities 5 mins walk
  • Award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk
  • Note: Ramped access to property
  • Note: Local authority prohibits use of the hot tub between the hours of 11pm and 8am.

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About the location

BISHOP'S CASTLE

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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