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George Cottage

Clun near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 918070)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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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37 Customer Reviews

  • "George Cottage is set in the small town of Clun."

    The cottage has numerous walk maps, a 'library' of books and is very well equipped. Outside, is a patio/shrubbed garden. Plenty of seating. Clun is located in the middle of beautiful country side, most of which is reasonably hilly. The Shropshire Way can be accessed by Clun Castle. The walk is undulating through beautiful scenery. Would we revisit? Most certainly. Lorraine and David, owners of the cottage were in touch to make sure everything was O.K.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage and great walking countryside ."

    Clun a very friendly interesteing town.

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2021

  • "Such a brilliant holiday in a perfect cottage."

    Everything we needed was there and more. Harry my little dog loved it. Cannot wait to go again.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Clun is a lovely destination and we will continue to visit this area."

    The cottage is well situated for exploration in Shropshire.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning quiet area."

    The cottage had everything we wanted. Very comfortable. Beautiful walks nearby. Lovely food at the local pub.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2021

  • "How can you beat perfection - beautiful, well appointed cottage - can thoroughly recommend"

    Reviewed by JessieApr 2021

  • "A very good centre for exploring the area, especially walking."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Peaceful location, woodburner stove, comfortable beds, well furnished, friendly village with good facilities"

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "We were a little cold on a couple of the evenings."

    We did light the fire but when we came in from walking mid afternoon we felt the cottage was cold and the heating didn't come on as it was said to

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "Loved the warm, cosy cottage in an excellent position in a lovely friendly town with good food."

    Owners very helpful and had obviously put a lot of love and thought into making the cottage welcoming and well equipped.

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2020

  • "Very comfortable and generously equipped cottage."

    We enjoyed our week in Clun despite the wet weather. Useful Spar shop for basics, 2 pubs and various cafes, gift shops etc. Garage very helpful and fixed car that broke down on the way to Clun, so that we could get home again!

    Reviewed by GuyNov 2019

  • "A cosy, comfortable cottage well placed to be an excellent ‘base camp’ for walking in the Clun area."

    Reviewed by MaggieJun 2019

  • "This cottage was in a brilliant location with everything you need."

    Comfy beds log fire and lovely pubs just round the corner.A very friendly town with its own castle. Must say we got a delivery from tesco and cooked and played games in the evening. Even the dogs loved it. Would highly recommend this cottage. Barry, Marie, Terry, Gel and the two dogs Charlie and Lola x

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    V clean and tastefully decorated. 5-minute walk into Clun. Kitchen v well equipped. Lounge v cosy with effective woodburner. Bedrooms small but cosy with great views of hills. Nice garden for barbies plus good view. V close to great walks. Loads of maps and tourist brochures (don't miss Follies and Land of Lost Content). Owners friendly and v helpful. 2 good pubs in Clun but Sun is better value for food. Also well-stocked Spar. No butchers. We 2 couples and 2 dogs loved it.

    Reviewed by Naomi JaneMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely week's holiday in George Cottage."

    We are 3 adults. It was warm and comfortable albeit cottage size. The high lights were the lovely cottage kitchen and the wood burner that made the living room super cosy. The weather was wild. Clun is ideal if you are wanting a walking holiday.

    Reviewed by WandaMar 2019

  • "Beautiful old cottage in the perfect location."

    We were looking for a quite place so we could unwind without the hustle and bustle of the outside world and that's exactly what we got. We shut ourselves in with the roaring log burner only venturing out to explore the church, castle, pubs and local shops. The scenery is amazing and the area is perfect for walkers but we extremely lazy and spent most of our time unwinding in this cosy cottage. As the description says, the stairs are a bit steep so would be a little tricky if you have any mobility issues and the upstairs bathroom is a little cramped but there is also a bathroom downstairs with plenty of room. Overall George cottage is a lovely place to stay with all the charm and character of a very old cottage.

    Reviewed by KerryNov 2018

  • "George Cottage is set in a very peaceful location, with beautiful views to the front."

    Clun is very quiet but the local people are all really friendly, and directed us to nearby walks for the dog. The surrounding countryside is lovely, with many footpaths (though not all suitable for off-lead dog walking due to livestock), and the local shop is really handy. The cottage itself has lots of character, though the bedrooms and upstairs bathroom are rather tight for space. The details warned about the steep stairs, but the upstairs hallway floor is also not very flat! This aspect, plus the step into the shower and steps in the garden means it was slightly awkward for someone not entirely secure on their feet. However, the kitchen was well-equipped, the beds were comfortable and the dog treats much appreciated!

    Reviewed by JudyOct 2018

  • "As feedback to improve - No water in morning immersion needs to come on earlier and would benefit a deep clean to clear some cobwebs from ceilings,etc."

    A bit mean on towels we were only 2 in 5 bed received no discount but only 2 towels provided. But generally pleased with accommodation. Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback and comments and to clarify your points: The immersion heater is set to come on 3 times per day, 7am then 3pm and then 9pm to ensure that there is always a tank of hot water. With regards to the deep clean to clear some cobwebs I have raised this with my cleaner and asked her to be more vigilant in future. But by way of an explanation and not an excuse the cottage was built in 1658 and constructed with old material and has wooden beams throughout and we have come to realise that the cobwebs appear on a regular basis. Each guest is provided with one set of towels a bath sheet and hand towel. During our pre-arrival discussion you informed us that there was only going to be 2 guests staying so we provided 2 sets. You made no mention of requiring earlier hot water or extra towels. Also at no time during your stay did you contact either us or Kat to ask for any changes to be made to the cottage set up or that you needed extra towels. With regards to a discount because there was only 2 people that is not Sykes policy you book and pay for the cottage not the number of people staying. Once again thank you for your feedback and I hope to see you again at George Cottage.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2018

  • "Although towels are provided there were only one towel per person provided for a weeks stay"

    Reviewed by CarmelMay 2018

  • "Very comfy and warm cottage."

    Facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2018

  • "The weather was beyond anyone’s control and had a detrimental effect to our views."

    Normal conditions would hav enabled us to enjoy more of this beautiful county.

    Reviewed by RodneyMar 2018

  • "Clun is a lovely town."

    The Castle, tea rooms and White horse pub were all positives. We are in the pub three times. Everyone was friendly and helpful wherever you went in the town. A most enjoyable break albeit it for less time than booked due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equiped, with far more 'extra's than the normal cottage rental."

    Unfortunately the hot water supply failled and was unable to be fixed for our stay, BUT it didn't interfere too much with our stay as other facilities were available (eg electic showers / dishwasher etc). Lorraine ( and David) the owners were easy to contact and provided as much help as possible in this matter.

    Reviewed by JeffJan 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and the hosts had gone out of their way to make it look very seasonal and a pleasure to stay in."

    We felt very much that we were in a home and not a rental. All the facilities within the town were as described and there was a plethora of information about all the local towns and activities available within the cottage itself. A really relaxing break and definitely on the list for a return.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2017

  • "Very well appointed cottage in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2017

  • "The cottage was exceptionally well equipped, warm and clean."

    The location was just outside the village, but within walking distance of amenities. Attentive and helpful owners. Unreserved recommendations. Shropshire Hills a magical place.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "This is our second visit to George Cottage and we found that the owners have obviously improved what was a previously good cottage."

    Clun is a superb place to stay, especially if you like hill walking through lovely countryside. It's also a good place just to relax and visit the various attractions found within a reasonable radius. We will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by JosephMar 2017

  • "Lovely well equipped & comfortable cottage."

    Fantastic woodland walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by JulesMar 2017

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    Reviewed by COct 2016

  • "As we were going to a family wedding we needed somewhere central to our venue that's why Clun was chosen and the cottage was the bonus."

    To sleep 5 and offering so many extras we could not praise it high enough . It offered us as a family somewhere special to get together ( something we're not able to do as often as we would like ) Staying there gave us the extended stay after a wonderful wedding a holiday to remember .We would love to stay again many thanks again .

    Reviewed by EdmenaOct 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful, extremely well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches above and beyond expectations."

    Would highly recommend this beautiful cottage and location and would love to go back. A real home from home experience.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2016

  • "George Cottage is a peaceful property with all that you would need."

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2016

  • "Location was good and the friendliness of people in Clun made an excellent destination."

    Views from the garden were great with outside seating to make full use of this. Lounge was cosy even though we did not need to use wood burner.

    Reviewed by KenOct 2015

  • "George Cottage suited us down to the ground."

    There were some lovely welcoming touches and we were able to walk and cycle straight from the house everyday. The situation of the cottage in Clun is convenient for great pubs, cafes and shops. The sound of the church bells across the road is a delight. We loved this cottage- it was not too fussy as it is set up for walkers, cyclists and dog lovers. It was perfect for us, with lovely beds, two bath/shower rooms and comfy sofas for the evening. Parking on the narrow lane could be tricky and so it was great to have our own parking area.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2015

  • "Lovely location."

    Very dog friendly (our greedy chocolate Labrador particularly liked the tin of dog biscuits). Our teenage children particularly liked having Netflicks on the TV.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2015

  • "The area is outstanding, locals very friendly two good pubs and a very good touring location for Shropshire and Wales."

    Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by RitaJun 2015

  • "The cottage was clean, with very good amenities."

    The positioning of the cottage at the edge of the village was convenient in this superb walking country. Overall we were quite comfortable and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by JosephJun 2015

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The property

A traditional end-terrace cottage, part of which dates back to the 1650s, ideally located on the outskirts of the ancient town of Clun, over the road from St. George’s Church, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The owner's personal touches are evident throughout the cottage, which combines the comforts of modern day living with many original features, including wall and ceiling beams and a stone fireplace.

The main entrance hall provides space for bike, boot and outdoor equipment storage.

Enter the handmade wooden kitchen, which is very well equipped including a Tassimo coffee machine, and dining area, ideal for relaxing with friends over a lazy Sunday lunch.

The sitting room next door boasts reclining leather sofas and an original fireplace housing a Clearview woodburning stove, perfect for cosy evenings.

The three first floor bedrooms have original wall beams and lovely views across the surrounding fields to the woodland beyond.

Outside is an enclosed garden with a patio area, perfect for enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the countryside whilst dining alfresco or relaxing with a good book.

The pretty town of Clun has many amenities, including two good pubs, a family butcher and a village store, as well as offering many lovely walks, with the Jack Mytton Way and Shropshire Way running through the village and the Offa's Dyke Path also close by.

A wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating and woodburner stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, radio, payphone, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are steep cottage stairs
  • Note: Mobile signal can be limited
  • Note: There are no wardrobes but there are chests of drawers and hangers provided in bedrooms
  • Note: No infants or babes-in-arms
  • Note: 4pm check in.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

CLUN

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.

Region Information

Note: No infants or babes-in-arms.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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