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Willow River Lodge

(Ref. 1026698)

Clunton near Clun, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay here and would definitely recommend it."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "A really home-from-home experience with an amazing backdrop, luxe hot tub and log burner."

    Every comfort and need had been thoughtfully catered for. Even a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and fairy lights on the decking made us feel cosy and Christmassy. The contacts answering our queries were very patient, courteous and knowledgeable. We did struggle without internet access, as everything is online nowadays. The draw full of brochures gave some information, but we could've investigated the area more had we had access to maps to find local eateries, petrol stations etc. Overall a thoroughly amazing break. A real Christmas treat. Worth every penny. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful setting alongside the river with views of hills and sheep."

    The hot tub was lovely and clean. The beds were so comfortable we all slept really well. We loved the log burner and spent a really relaxing time at Willow River Lodge.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Nov 2023

  • "Thank you for a perfect little break-can’t wait to return!"


    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2023

  • "The most stunning place."

    Willow River stole our hearts and we will be back. We had a whole week as a family of 4 and we all relaxed and enjoyed lots of free gorgeous walks around the area. Sitting by the river listening to the water was absolutely amazing. We were so sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely lodge, beautiful setting with peace and quiet in abundance."

    A perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Haydn3.8Jul 2023

  • "An absolutely incredible week at the lodge."

    Owner informed me in advance of an issue with the TV - no problem as I just bought my fire TV stick which worked a treat. The lodge has everything you need, and is an excellent base to go exploring. The bed and sofa are comfortable, the hot tub was a lovely treat. Watching the ducks swim past, the moorhen and her babies, as well as an array of other birds, was fantastic. Already want to come back!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2023

  • "The lodge was lovely and the setting stunning."

    The one thing that let it down was that the TV was working there was a not left for us apologising. I feel this should have been rectified we paid for a lodge to have the facilities fully working including the TV for the durt of our stay it wasn't. If I knew guests were coming I wouldn't expect them to find something not to be working. We were there for my birthday and been wanting to go for quite a while then COVID stepped in and we had to cancel. The TV which wasn't working was an old analogue virtually obsolete now. As a gesture of good will feel we should have compensation as we paid in good faith, for it all to be working, you don't expect to go there and find the TV not to be working and all you get is an apology I didn't want an apology I wanted a working TV to keep your guests happy it should have been rectified

    Firstly, we apologise, as we did at the time, that there was as issue - not with the TV, but as explained, problems with the Satellite Signal, caused by damage to the cables. The TV itself was functioning perfectly and played DVD's OK, as confirmed in a subsequent message from yourselves. The TV is neither old or analogue - we accept that it is not 'state of the art', but this would have made no difference given that the issue was with the satellite signal itself. The problem was reported to the Site Warden, by previous guests, but unfortunately they were unable to fix the issue. The satellite problem was only found out about by ourselves on the Saturday (13th May) of your arrival - for a 3 night stay - we were unable to get anyone to repair or fix the problem until the early part of the following week - by which time your stay had ended. A new satellite dish has been installed, located on the actual lodge itself, and our current guests have confirmed that all is working perfectly ok. An offer of compensation has been made. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria3.4May 2023

  • "I love this lodge."

    It has every amenity, it’s spotless, the countryside is fabulous and the owners are very friendly. I’ve stayed a number of times & will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great place, well appointed and comfortable."

    Loved the fire and the tub.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "As a returning visitor, Willow Lodge is the most comfortable home from home - the sofa is more comfy than my own and the bed is dreamily comfortable that I sleep so well in it!"

    The location is perfect if you just want to get away into the countryside and enjoy local wildlife, go for walks or enjoy the friendly local pub! The hot tub is a marvellous treat, too! Everything is 5* and I hope to come again soon!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage beautiful location, the owners have thought of everything, attention to detail is excellent."

    They even leave a torch for walking to pub

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very happy with our stay, picturesque and peaceful settings, and cosy pubs near by!"

    ! We found our lodge full of everything we needed, especially the kitchen, Its always difficult to know what to bring but we found everything we needed to open our wine and prepare food, We enjoyed the log fire on, looking out onto the river and the surrounding farmland and hills, We were lucky enough to have the snowfall also so made it even more cosy. Really enjoyed a peaceful weekend away from the hectic life we live. Would come again!!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sorry late review."

    .We stayed at Willow Lodge at Christmas, it was tranquil, beautiful lodge with all the personal Christmas touches, especially the Prosecco. Hot tub was amazing as the log burner, we loved our stay, and will definitely be booking again, thank you x

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "We went to Willows river lodge for my husband's 50th and had an amazing few days, The owners went above and beyond to provide everything you could need to make our stay perfect."

    We will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have had a very relaxing week at willow lodge it was a lovely quiet place to ..."

    We have had a very relaxing week at willow lodge it was a lovely quiet place to relax and do nothing but sit and watch the river go by We had everything we needed and having the log fire was also a bonus The one thing we could not do was to go outside on the decking it was very slippery which was a shame A place to be recommended Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Nov 2022

  • "This was my 2nd stay to Willow Lodge, which says it all really!"

    Everything is clean and comfortable, with beautiful surroundings. Even on the wettest of days, it is lovely to hear the wind in the trees and the babbling River next to the veranda. The bed and bedding is high quality, with plenty of towels and very well-equipped kitchen. The hot tub is clean and easy to use, though struggled a little in the removal and replacing of the cover as a lone traveller until I worked out my way of doing it! I shall return!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Peaceful and beautiful."

    Lovely location Very spacious

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was a beautiful spot, lovely accommodation and we loved every minute of our stay."

    Ps we really loved the prosecco thank you.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2022

  • "A rare find that is even more impressive than the pictures suggest."

    A hugely relaxing and peaceful week by the river with only the sounds of the water and wildlife for company. Outdoor decking overlooking the beautiful scenery is enough to keep you busy, especially in the hot tub! The lodge is furnished well and is very clean, well appointed and cosy. It is impressive just how many things have been thought of to make the stay as comfortable as possible (the only possible addition to improve could be a fan for the warmer weather). The local area is quiet and not packed with things to do but the peaceful way of life and superb scenery more than make up for it. We look forward to returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Dan5.0May 2022

  • "A fantastic lodge with nearly everything you could think of provided."

    The bubbly, milk, biscuits and coffee pods were a lovely touch. The lodge was spacious and clean. The views from the decking were amazing, so quiet and peaceful. Lots to do in the area or you could just sit, chill and relax in the serenity. Would highly recommend the lodge and the park.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "For a quiet holiday in a beautiful location, it would be hard to find better, a well-managed site with friendly management and all the facilities you could want."

    We will be going back. The only difficulty we had was the local pub that did meals only some days.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time and we loved the cottage, especially the whirlpool."

    The beds were a bit short and small for us, because we are tall. The mattress of the children was a bit on the hard side unfortunately. We loved the sound of the river and the sound of the animals. And the surroundings were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Wietske4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely lodge in a beautiful setting."

    Peaceful. Loved the hot tub. Well equipped lodge,comfortable beds and plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent customer service"

    Reviewed by Sebastian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful & peaceful riverside location, ideal for breakfast while watching the local ducks in the sunshine."

    Plenty of walks straight from the lodge, including 5mins to the village pub with amazing food and 2 miles to Purdslow for food too. Easy drive to plenty of nearby attractions. The lodge was well equipped with lots of nice little touches. The hot tub and log burner were well used. I'm recommending it to all of my friends.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely lodge, easy access to some amazing scenery."

    Perfect little get away.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jan 2022

  • "A beautiful lodge, idyllic location, immaculately clean and every need was catered for."

    Comfortable beds and a lovely hot tub. Couldn't fault a thing, we will be back, thank you.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2021

  • "I stayed here recently for a week, a gift from my wife."

    The lodge was immaculately clean, furnished and equipped to a very high standard and situated in a quiet and beautiful location I spent a week relaxing, having coffee on the deck, feeding the squirrels and birds and alternating between the hot tub and sitting in front of the log burner I highly recommend Willow River Lodge and would love to visit again

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge in a beautiful location."

    It has everything you could possibly need for a weeks holiday. It is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Thank you

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a lovely time."

    More wildlife this time than when I visited a couple of years ago. Loads of birds to see and a squirrel visits each day. I will be back. Furnishings all updated since last visit. Beautiful.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2021

  • "My wife and I had a wonderful week-long staycation at Willow Lodge in Clunton."

    It proved a very peaceful, and delightful location beside the river, and a great base for exploring Shropshire and nearby Mid-Wales in early September. We enjoyed walks on the local hillsides as well as on the Long Mynd, visiting Powis Castle, Ludlow, and the Red Kite feeding centre at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader, and dining at welcoming local pubs in the evening. The hot tub at the lodge was a big hit after a day's exploring. Some previous guests have reported seeing otters from the lodge. We didn't manage that, but we did see a kingfisher flying up and down the river on several days during our stay. Magical.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cabin everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0May 2021

  • "I love this Lodge it is perfect for a peaceful get away in lovely surroundings that are beautifully maintained."

    I’ve stayed many times and it never disappoints. Everything is provided for you including a very welcome bottle of Prosecco & while the Lodge is in a pretty, secluded spot on the river, Ludlow & Shrewsbury are not far away. The owners, Marilyn & Keith are very kind & helpful and made every effort to ensure that I had another very enjoyable & restful week at the lodge. In the words of another large person, ‘I’ll be back.’

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Perfect, peaceful location, comfy and relaxing!"

    All you could need to unwind.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "Host's were fantastic, the lodge had everything needed and more."

    Was a fantastic, quiet beautiful location. Would happily return and have already recommended to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Louis5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lodge was very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The extra detail in making this lodge homely was well appreciated Beautiful quiet location

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2020

  • "My brother chilled out the holiday was just lovely could not be nicer"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely location."

    Lots of good local walking. Extremely well run and friendly local pub. The lodge owner was easy to contact and very helpful .

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely and peaceful location and the lodge was well equipped."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Willow Lodge is a delightful place to get away from it all."

    So comfortable, clean ,all the equipment you need , we felt at home straight away.So relaxing sitting on the decking listening to the sounds of the river.Lots of wildlife to see Red kites and buzzards and a kingfisher.Felt totally refreshed after lockdown restrictions .

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine in shared external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi (Fibre Broadband), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove not inc. - available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Large enclosed deck with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are 4 steps up to the lodge
  • Note: The lodge overlooks the River Clun, children to be supervised

The property

Clun 2.5 miles.

This immaculately-presented, single-storey lodge stands in a small park of ten lodges beside the charming River Clun, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Shropshire's Clun Valley.

This light and airy Clunton log cabin provides spacious, modern accommodation and is an ideal romantic retreat in a tranquil setting, perfect for a couple or a small family to enjoy a peaceful Shropshire holiday together.

Set across the ground floor, this Clunton lodge provides open plan accommodation with a woodburner creating a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.

There are two sets of patio doors onto the large decked areas, which offer inviting views across the river.

Settle outside with your morning coffee or evening drink and try to spot the visiting otters, kingfishers and ducks, and relax amidst the peace and quiet of this exquisite rural location.

There are excellent walks and cycle paths from the doorstep of this lodge near Clun, as well as the popular wildlife site of Clunton Coppice, just a short walk away.

Bury Ditches is close by, boasting an impressive Iron Age earthwork fort, from which uninterrupted views stretching far across the horizon can be enjoyed.

Enjoy day trips to Bishop's Castle, Ludlow or Shrewsbury, the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and Stokesay Castle.

This Clunton lodge offers excellent accommodation, and is a perfect riverside retreat in Shropshire.

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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.

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Please note: The hot tub is only available for bookings of 3 nights or more.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas