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Marigold Cottage

Clun near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 919803)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    We liked the cottage very much. It was comfy, spacious and light and had everything that one might need. The location was perfect for us as we mostly walked and we used the pub and shop in the Square which were barely five minutes walk away. Would highly recommend it. There were a few items that need some attention which we left details of for the owner, but they did not affect our overall enjoyment.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "Lovely place Lovely warm cottage but it needs alot of t."

    L.c down stair up stairs is Lovely very comfy bed needs lights in back yard and by front door dirty where your pans are a lot of cobs webs down stairs sorry needs a good clean down stairs when we arrived the back door was open sorry it is a lovely cottage just needs some care

    We're glad you liked the cottage. Thank you for your helpful remarks. We will consider them carefully. Clun is an old medieval settlement, parts of Marigold Cottage are also old. The cottage originally was part of an old coach house inn.. Downstairs is old, built from ancient stone (some spiders do creep in when windows are left open for ventilation)! The cottage has a unique character and ambiance, and is loved by many. Often guests return again and again. In the winter months, the cottage is fairly exposed, but cosy inside. With regular changeovers sometimes things get overlooked. We do apologise for the oversight on this occasion. The corner cupboards in the kitchen are now clean and fresh again. The backdoor is often used by guests as it can be the preferred entrance to use. Clun typically is a safe low-crime area. The housekeepers had literally left the same day. Generally, of course, the back door is kept locked between bookings. We're confident that on a different occasion the impression would be different. Nevertheless, as mentioned, we have listened carefully to the comments and made amends accordingly. Thank you for leaving your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LyndaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, home from home feeling."

    Great lot burner, easy to use, heats the rooms up nicely, especially in the cold weather. Very cosy.

    Thanks so much for your feedback, and comment. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Marigold Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerenceJan 2022

  • "It was the perfect, quiet, cosy cottage."

    We had a wonderful Christmas break at Marigold Cottage. The log fire was a delight and we were made to feel welcome and comfortable. Clun is a beautiful little market town and a great location to explore other scenic spots. We will definitely go back.

    Thanks so much for your feedback and comments. We're thrilled that you had a happy Christmas at Marigold Cottage. It's a truly special time in Clun. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "A lovely property with lots of character."

    In great location for the village and surrounding areas. Good WiFi and facilities small courtyard to sit in. Nice and warm. Only negative if you like a shower it a bath with hand shower but due to being cottage you can’t stand up!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and beautiful place."

    Very good for walking. Everything thought of by the owner in regard of guests needs. We have booked to go again after such a good holiday.

    Thanks so much for your helpful comments. We're delighted that you were able to enjoy the cottage and, had such a good holiday. How wonderful that you decided to book again. It's true that Clun, and Marigold Cottage do have a particular charm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2021

  • "Comfortable little cottage, well equipped, and just as described."

    The surrounding countryside is lovely and the village of Clun is quiet and welcoming. We always enjoy staying here with our dog.

    Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback. We always enjoy having you and your dog to stay. We love that you stay on a regular basis. you're highly appreciated guests, and are always most welcome at Marigold Cottage. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Marigold Cottage and Clun was a beautiful place to stay."

    Weather was amazing which is always a bonus. The only criticism would be the bathroom. The bath was exceptionally narrow even for a small person and the extended mixer tap hanging from two hooks from the sloping ceiling just didn't work as it was impossible to stand up. Also the plumbing needed attention when the toilet was flushed, the noise could be heard around the whole cottage and continued for sometime

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable although the bathroom facilities could do with updating."

    The plumbing being very noisy when flushing the toilet.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "The cottage is brilliant - small but well thought out and really well equipped."

    The kitchen had everything you could want (including sharp knives!), the bed was comfortable and the helpful information and little touches (like some lovely locally made soap, and tons of firewood) really made it perfect. We wanted it for the location - easy walk to town and to a couple good places to take pets for a walk - and because it was dog friendly. In fact I'd say dog welcoming! It was ideal for us and I'd definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "Lovely compact cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Loved the bedroom with its bright open feel. Small courtyard ideal for us and dogs. Two minutes walk into centre of village and river. Two pubs, store and cafes. Lovely area and really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AnnetteJul 2021

  • "It's a lovely cottage and very well located for a walking holiday around Clun."

    We didn't need to move the car once we'd arrived as so many walks radiate from the locality. Kitchen is well equipped ( but no potato masher!) and the bed's lovely and comfortable.

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage, within minutes walking distance of the village centre."

    Perfect place for a get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and a comfortable bed."

    No garden but a small enclosed yard worked well for us and our dogs. The owner has clearly thought carefully about how to make guests warm and comfy. We would definitely book again if we return to the area.

    Reviewed by SherryMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and we enjoyed our week in Clun very much."

    The cottage was well equipped including the kitchen so we were able to prepare our own meals easily which was important as pubs and cafes were only open for outside service and the weather was not good so eating outside was not ideal

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2021

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Fabulous week & would love to book again.

    Reviewed by JillApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely little cottage that we stay at regularly."

    We also felt very Covid-19 safe. Sykes have developed good systems for coping with the difficult circumstances caused by government regulations and restrictions. Thank you to the owner of the cottage and to Sykes.

    Reviewed by YvonneDec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for a cozy hide away for two, just the getaway we needed to read, write, walk the dogs and escape the covid madness."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by DaveOct 2020

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at this cottage."

    The cottage is cosy and in a really nice little town with some good shops and pubs within walking distance. The countryside is beautiful and very quiet and unspoilt. The wood burner was great and the bed and sofa were comfortable. There are a couple of things that could have made it even nicer; we missed having a proper shower (the bath is under a sloping ceiling so you can't stand up in it) and there was a slightly musty smell when we first came in and also in some of the kitchen cupboards but this is a very old property so that may be hard to resolve. Great value for money though so we would come and stay again.

    Thank you for your mainly positive comments. The situation of the shower in the bathroom is well-described on the Sykes website. My housekeeper has 'freshened up' the corner cupboards. Thank you for pointing out these observations. Kind regards, Charlotte Moir Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by KonradOct 2020

  • "Maybe we should have known but we were not aware that induction cookers do not have a grill."

    The one in the cottage was also very difficult to turn on the hob "plates". Is this usual? It was also lovely to get home where we only have to turn off the kitchen taps not have to keep screwing them down to stop them dripping being older it was very difficult with our old wrists. Sorry if this sounds like a fussy complaint but we have never had these problems before in fairness most of the people in the guest book seemed very happy and said they would return.

    Thank you for your helpful remarks. On the cooker and in the welcome pack, the grill is clearly labelled and the instructions to use the hob are easy to reference in the welcome pack. The taps in the kitchen do currently take a firm turn to close! We are looking into either re-servicing or replacing the existing kitchen tap. Thank you, Charlotte Moir Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "Nice little cottage, well situated for exploring the local are."

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "This is a lovely little cottage on a quiet road on the edge of the village and only a short walk to the centre."

    Parking is easy and there is a sunny little courtyard garden. The interior is very comfortable and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. We have stayed here several times and absolutely love the surroundings. The local residents are friendly and there are pubs and coffee shops within a short walk all selling good quality food and drink. Country walks are possible from the front door and the grounds around the castle are ideal for dog walking. We love it here and don't hesitate to recommend this little cottage.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2020

  • "Most relaxing place , exceeded our dreams and more"

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2020

  • "Marigold Cottage is a lovely, comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    The locals are very friendly & it was a very enjoyable stay.Clun is a quiet place & just what we needed to recharge our batteries!

    Reviewed by FriedaJul 2020

  • "Bookable at very short notice, very clean cottage better than it looked in photos."

    Reviewed by KimDec 2019

  • "It's an incredible location for walking, we spent three nights here and did a ..."

    It's an incredible location for walking, we spent three nights here and did a great deal of walking with the dog - he slept for days when we got home

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2019

  • "Comfortable, homely cottage in a very friendly village in beautiful, quiet countryside, We will definitely return!"

    Reviewed by RoySep 2019

  • "Lovely, quiet, cottage in a lovely quiet village, catering for the dog owners"

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2019

  • "Was a lovely cottage it was in the right place for whatever you wanted to go in the village it was so peaceful"

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2019

  • "Having sold our house we were unable to move immediately into our new home."

    A holiday let of this exceptional standard was the ideal solution allowing life to carry on as normal for the whole family (us plus 2 dogs). To arrive and find that the kitchen is stocked with every appliance you would have at home and a few more was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2019

  • "The log burner is the only way to heat the property and they want you to replace ..."

    The log burner is the only way to heat the property and they want you to replace the logs you use, in all the cottages I've stopped in I have never had to replace the gas of the centre heating, to many rules regarding dogs, they expect you to lock you dog in the kitchen and they are supposed to be dog friendly

    Thank you for your feedback, Within the property there is a fully working gas central heating system. Gas is it not required to be replaced. Logs are free and provided within the rental charge. The Dog rules follow Sykes T&Cs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "The cottage is in a good location, on the edge of the small town of Clun with walks into the hills and woodland straight from the front door."

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2018

  • "Comfy and cosy cottage for 2 in the lovely village of Clun, we will be back."


    Reviewed by JackiAug 2018

  • "Just returned from another lovely stay at Marigold Cottage in Clun."

    This was our second stay at Marigold and everything was just as perfect as the first time. The cottage is spotlessly clean and there is everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. Its on School Lane so it can be busy when the mums and dads are taking their children to and from school but other than that its in a very quiet location ideal for fabulous walks and two very good pubs serving good quality food. The town of Clun is a very friendly place and dogs are made very welcome. Hope we will be making our third visit soon.

    Reviewed by AnitaJun 2018

  • "This was a great little break that me and my 35 week pregnant partner really needed ."

    The cottage was the perfect accommodation. The village was lovely with 2 pubs in walking distance . The only shop is a spar which is a little expensive but we only needed to take a 20 min drive to Ludlow where there is both a Tesco and an Aldi. We took our little dog teddy An he really enjoyed it although we would have like to do a bit more walking as we could see the was some great routes. We are even thinking of having a little break when our baby boy arrives as the cottage would be a perfect base for us with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, spotless and cosy and well equipped."

    Excellent location. Very comfy bed!

    Reviewed by PhillippaMay 2018

  • "Would recommend this cottage for a cosy Winter break in a lovely peaceful village."

    The log burner was really great and a huge supply of logs provided along with plenty of hot water and central heating. The village has a good pub and shop. Thinking about returning in the Summer.

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2018

  • "As lovely as the wood burner was, if we let it go out the cottage soon became extremely cold."

    It did state that there would be gas central heating but this had been disconnected, which was a shame as it provides more evenly distributed warmth. The cottage was clean and well equipped and Club was a nice village.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2017

  • "Lovely village."

    Friendly people. Idea location for where we wanted to be.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2017

  • "This was our third visit to Clun."

    On the first two occasions we stayed in a B & B but as we now have two dogs we decided that a cottage would be the better option. The cottage was just perfect for us.- everything there that you could possibly need and spotlessly clean. Although we stayed for a week at the end of June we had two very cold evenings so the wood burner was an extra bonus - very snuggly and warm. The town of Clun is very welcoming and the two pubs and the Maltings tea rooms all served very good food at reasonable prices. The White Horse even does take-away fish and chips - what more do you need !!! We had a fabulous stay and will definately be back soon.

    Reviewed by AnitaJun 2017

  • "I had a stroke two days before we were due to go so it was good to just be able to relax"

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in May."

    Love Clun, really enjoyed the Green May festivities and will be back.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2017

  • "Fabulous time rebooked already!"

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2016

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  • One mezzanine double bedroom with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wood is provided for woodburner (please burn with discretion)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in front of cottage for cottage residents, the space is generally left free
  • Neighbours all have own parking spaces at their properties
  • Secure bike storage
  • Small courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk

The property

This quaint end-terrace cottage sits on the edge of the popular Shropshire town of Clun.

Cosy and comfortably furnished, this is the perfect base for couples looking to enjoy a break amongst Shropshire’s peaceful countryside.

Set over two floors, you’ll find a large mezzanine-style double bedroom on the landing, leading to the bathroom.

The compact well-equipped kitchen looks out to the small courtyard garden, where you can sit and contemplate your activities for the day, and on chilly evenings, you can put your feet up in the welcoming sitting room, beside the woodburner.

Just a short stroll away is the heart of this pretty town where you’ll find a pub, shop and café, so after a day exploring the area you can enjoy the village life, take a wander alongside the river and explore the ruins of Clun Castle.

Clun is ideally positioned as a base for the Welsh Marches, which incorporate the stunning Shropshire Hills and Offa’s Dyke.

Spend the day in one the local towns such as Bishop's Castle, Montgomery, Craven Arms or Ludlow, which are all steeped in history.

A charming romantic retreat on the edge of this popular town, perfectly situated to enjoy a myriad of walks and Shropshire’s stunning scenery.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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