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Cranberry Cottage

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Shelve near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Cranberry Cottage is hidden away in a beautiful part of Shropshire and the views are amazing particularly from the lounge / living room framed by a huge window."

    The cottage is modern, clean and well equipped for everything and the owner is there if you need her and was very welcoming, even to the point there was new garden furniture and because the weather was so good on first day, it was all laid out ready for me when I got back which was a nice surprise. Shelve has beautiful walks and woodland trails in the forest which I really enjoyed, some phone signals are not good there so if with O2 be mindful that you only have the WiFi for communication. I have rated top marks for everything, maybe a little welcome pack, milk, biscuits would be good as the shop is a drive away would add to the experience as with most sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Cranberry Cottage."

    It is really clean, comfortable and so peaceful. The weather was still quite chilly for springtime but the cottage was always really warm even without using the log burner. It is situated in a lovely area and we did lots of great walks including Stiperstones, Caer Caradoc and Carding Mill Valley which are all very close to Shelve. We had our dog with us and there is a grass area across the courtyard where he could be off lead but dogs need to be kept on lead whilst in the other areas. We would recommend bringing a good torch if you have a dog as it is very dark at night. We found the sofa's and bed to be very comfortable and the window looks out over the fantastic countryside with great views. We would recommend Cranberry Cottage and would definitely stay there again if visiting Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2024

  • "A delightful holiday cottage!"

    Cranberry Cottage is a warm, spacious and extremely comfortable place to spend a relaxing holiday. Spotlessly clean and in a wonderful location with amazing views and plenty of opportunities for walking and sightseeing. The nearby Stiperstones Inn with its very friendly atmosphere and excellent food and drink is a must for (several) visits. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Couldn't fault this property or it's location."

    It was clean and cosy and had everything I needed for my stay. It's position near Stiperstones is great for some fantastic walking. All round I'd honestly say Cranberry Cottage was excellent and I look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views in a great location."

    reported issues - cold tap in kitchen broken but not repaired . Bathroom tap broke and had to insist it be fixed as owner wanted to leave until we left. Oven was filthy. Shower leaking which we agreed could wait until we left. Would recommend a new mattress and sofa as both uncomfortable, blinds in the windows for privacy, gating off the parking area to be dog friendly and maybe a grass area inside the parking area too. Needs better lighting outside. The cleaner needs to improve their standards.

    Thank you so much Jo-Anne for your feedback. I’m so sorry you felt the bed and sofa was uncomfortable, we have never received negative feedback on this previously. I’m also sorry we were unable to extend your stay when you requested an additional nights stay the night before you were due to depart. Unfortunately due to having new guests arriving we were unable to accommodate you on this occasion. Thank you for reporting the leaking water heater and I’m glad we could get a replacement and have it fitted within 5 hours of you reporting this. As discussed with you, we believe the faulty tap and water heater was caused by fluctuating water pressure in the area. This has now been fully resolved. There are curtains in the property which we feel are more than adequate, especially for our guests to enjoy the ‘amazing views’ as mentioned in your review. We welcome dogs to Cranberry cottage, but we do expect owners to take full responsibility of their pets. We do not expect them to be let out on their own and roam around the grounds whist the owners are within the cottage. We had to inform the owners that the dog had ‘done its business’ on the communal grounds, out of sight of the cottage. We will of course look at the lighting in the area around the cottage. Many thanks Shelve Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo-anne2.5Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, the open plan nature of it made it seem very spacious."

    Very warm and cosy, we didn’t use the log burner even in January. Super view from the lounge window over to The Stiperstones - when you could see them , we weren’t exactly blessed with good weather.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely location and cosy accommodation."

    Would of preferred a fire guard as would of loved to light the log burner but with 2 dogs I was concerned for their safety. Overall a lovely stay and would return in the future.:)

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Nov 2023

  • "Georgie (my cocker spaniel) and I had a lovely time."

    The cottage was just right for the two of us.Ver comfortable and the view from the lounge window perfect.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Cranberry Cottage, the perfect cosy retreat."

    We had a mix of weather but it never spoiled the stunning scenery. The cottage is well situated for great walks and trips out, Ludlow, Montgomery and Much Wenlock are a real treat. Would definitely recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property set on a farm, in the hills, in a small hamlet."

    The perfect getaway. The owner and her family were lovely, and extremely helpful. The cottage had everything I needed for a relaxing and much needed holiday. The weather was a really bonus! Stunning forest walks nearby and fab location for exploring the Shropshire/Welsh borders. Thank you Katie & family.

    Reviewed by Juliet4.7Sep 2023

  • "A really comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped, comfortable and spacious cottage."

    Impressed by the amount of information on walks and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jennet5.0Jul 2023

  • "I loved my stay at Cranberry Cottage it’s got everything you need for a relaxing break"

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cranberry cottage as good as it looks on the photos even better when you get to it."

    Homely all you need ,view from lounge as you sit and relax is beautiful . House Margins so entertaining to watch for two days we didn't put the television on. So peaceful and quiet very relaxing. Advise go to see Shropshire Hills great walks all round. Stipperstones village public house serve good food an very friendly shop next door. Highly recommend Cranberry cottage stay **********

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2023

  • "I was upset to find there was no phone signal at Cranberry Cottage, this needs flagging up on the website, not something to find out on arrival."

    Combined with the owner not being around I felt vulnerable with a medical condition that could need urgent contact by phone. A named person and house to go to would have alleviated my anxiety: there were not " plenty of people around" and no one contacted me. Welcome was generally poor with minimal provision- a few tea bags, sugar, jar of stale , solid coffee but no milk and no oil. Great to have a pepper grinder and to find some vinegar though. Cooking for myself, I needed to run the dishwasher every day, but only 4 tablets were provided. Otherwise the cottage was great, super location for walks of all lengths from the door and an excellent collection of walks leaflets and books for exploration near and far. I loved watching red kite and swallows from the comfy sofa. The shower room with its heated towel rail was very comforting on the day I got drenched and chilled. Good storage in the bedroom with a firm bed, which I like, but a hard mattress that I don't. The living space is bright and open and didn't overheat on the hot days. A lovely place to be.

    Good evening Mary, Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay at Cranberry Cottage. Located in a rural area like we are, not all phone networks work. We do have fantastic service with EE but unfortunately we cannot be responsible for other network providers poor signal. The WiFi in the cottage is very quick and often guests connect to this if they are struggling for signal. This allows them to use WiFi calling. The guest information folder provides a wealth of information including the location of our own property just a few doors away where we are always available. We were completely unaware of your medical status and if we had known we would've made every effort to alleviate your concern. I'm sorry that on this occasion we were unable to meet you personally. The cottage is self catering but we do try and provide a few staple items to get guests started. We have in the past supplied milk but due to the large amount of intolerances and preferences we found it was more than often not used. We therefore made the decision to not supply. I'm pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay but feel that the accuracy of your listing score is a little unfair considering the signal is out of our control. Regards. Shelve Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Jun 2023

  • "The place was very nice but no welcome bottle of wine or biscuits nothing never ..."

    The place was very nice but no welcome bottle of wine or biscuits nothing never saw anyone to welcome in the whole time we were there no one came to ask was everything ok that was the only thing that we felt was wrong otherwise it was fine there

    Reviewed by Katie4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, nice and peaceful and in a good place to enjoy the surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by Gwilym5.0May 2023

  • "This holiday cottage is as described as above."

    The only suggestion that can be made is to provide a shower matt and or grab rail in the shower. This would provide much better safety particulary for older users.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful stay over Christmas."

    Had such a wonderful time. Beautiful location and really well maintained property. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Dec 2022

  • "A very well looked after cottage ."

    Quite remote if that is what you are looking for . Comes with everything expected. Ideal for walking but think it more suited for the warmer days and lighter nights . Overall can’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Good location for anyone wanting to go walking or running."

    Excellent views onto the hills. There's a washing machine and a tumble dryer which we were able to use in an adjoining building.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.1Oct 2022

  • "Cranberry Cottage has everything you could need."

    It’s clean and very comfortable. The outlook is beautiful and so peaceful. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great property well positioned for walking and cycling."

    We had a wonderful stay and cannot wait to go again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thoroughly satisfied with our stay, the cottage was comfortable and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful Shropshire countryside."

    Reviewed by Gwilym4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely stay ."

    Ckean comfortable and peaceful cottage with wonderful views. Fantastic dog walks and a lovely welcome pack with beautiful flowers. Will definitely return. Stunning scenery and a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.7May 2022

  • "Very well equipped, comfortable, peaceful holiday cottage for two plus dog."

    Particularly liked small touches of vase of flowers and food gifts. Also a good selection of leaflets and info about where to walk and visit in the area. Would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, would stay there again next time we’re in Shropshire, but for longer than a long weekend."

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely short break at Cranberry Cottage."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean with a comfortable bed and sofas and a lovely warm log burner and everything we needed for our stay. The view from the cottage is beautiful and Moira was really friendly and helpful. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Nice cottage tucked away in secluded location so very peaceful."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The view from cottage was absolutely lovely. Pet friendly which is always a bonus too and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely location beautiful cottage with fantastic viiews"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, lovely fresh cottage nicely situated very good parking, ..."

    We had a lovely holiday, lovely fresh cottage nicely situated very good parking, only a short distance to explore Wales and Shropshire is beautiful also good pub food 2 miles away would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Cranberry Cottage - it is located in a most beautiful part of the country and the view out of the window towards the Stiperstones from the sofa is stunning."

    The cottage itself is very clean, the sofas and bed are really comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped for self catering meals. The owner was very friendly and helpful - thank you. We had a great time at Cranberry Cottage would definitely recommend to friends and family and may well return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Unfortunately it rained every day and the local attractions were still not available due to Covid, but it was a pleasure to return to the cottage where there was ample parking."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Katie was very welcoming and helpful. Definitely 5 star

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely spotless cosy cottage in great location ."

    A warm welcome and a thoughtful mini- hamper - nice touch . Will be back

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very cosy, comfortable cottage in a rural location with stunning views."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Owner was friendly and welcoming."

    Nice welcome pack, lovely scrambled eggs on toast. Well equipped cottage, without being over loaded. Good area for walking, although the weather could have been better. Would recommend to friends going to the area.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very beautiful and peaceful place to stay with lovely towns and villages nearby with good places to eat out."

    The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything we needed and a very warm welcome from Katie the owner.

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Oct 2020

  • "Warm welcome and friendly family run holiday cottage,nice food hamper on arrival was very much appreciated."

    Well fitted and spacious accommodation. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "If you’re looking for peace and quiet this is the place to come!"

    I don’t think we have ever stayed anywhere so quiet. Lovely welcome by Katie and a very useful welcome basket, a nice cosy cottage equipped with all that you need. Loved the little herb garden by the back door, a very nice touch. We loved the surrounding area and countryside and the view from the cottage and garden and the lovely enclosed courtyard to sit out in.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely hamper on arrival, fruit, bread, milk and sweets and lovely welcome from Katie."

    The cottage is a little off the beaten track, but that's what we wanted. We used the wood burner in an evening as it added to the cosy atmosphere. The big window has a great view over the fields towards the hills. Great base for exploring the area, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, ironbridge and Stiperstones. A must visit is the village shop in Stiperstones, a true Aladdin's cave.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Feb 2020

  • "The owners went above and beyond in making myself and my two dogs so very welcome."

    Little touches such as having our names on the welcome board meant alot. We stayed during Christmas and it was just a perfect break as it was so comfortable and relaxing and I couldn't have asked for any more. We will definitely be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Dec 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles and pub 4 miles
  • Note: If bringing a dog then please select this on the booking form.

The property

Resting in the village of Shelve near to Stiperstones in the Shropshire countryside is this charming barn conversion set in a courtyard with another property and near the owner's home.

The large open-plan living space provides a homely spot to snuggle up on the sofa in front of the TV, so you can put a classic rom-com on and wind down with your loved one.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard with a quirky tiled design and all the necessary appliances needed, whilst the dining area provides a romantic space to enjoy a romantic home-cooked meal, and afterwards you can sit with a glass of wine and plan how you want to spend the rest of your break.

Retire to the king-size bedroom with its delightful views across the countryside to wake up to each morning, and with lovely bedside tables and lamps you can enjoy some late night reading.

The property benefits from a shower room where you can indulge in a hot shower at the end of a busy day.

Cranberry Cottage is the perfect holiday home for making memories that will last.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1024281, together they can sleep 4 people.

Lower Farm Cottages

Two attractive Shropshire holiday cottages situated close to the owner's home in the middle of a six acre smallholding. Standing 1,200 feet above sea level, these cottages offer terrific views towards the famous Stiperstones Ridge, which can be reached within a scenic stroll. Providing a traditional interior with rustic wooden beams and calming, neutral hues, these two delightful dwellings are perfect for a getaway as two couples or for a small gathering with loved ones. Both Stiperstones View and Cranberry Cottage offer the perfect location for a relaxing break, as well as wonderful walking and cycling opportunities amidst Shropshire's beautiful rolling hills and stunning scenery, including the Shropshire Way Footpath, The Bog Visitor Centre and Stiperstones Nature Reserve which are all close by. These Shropshire cottages are only 9 miles from the charming towns of Montgomery and 8 miles from Bishops Castle, both offering historic excitement and picturesque scenery to explore. A car journey can bring you to the medieval town of Ludlow. as well as Shrewsbury, Church Stretton and the Ironbridge World Heritage Site all being ideal for a day trip. After a long day of sightseeing and countryside strolling you can return to one of these welcoming, snug Shropshire holiday cottages and relax with your loved ones amidst.

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

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About the location


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 farmer's market once a month, 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. A weekly market can be found in Lydham village hall, selling local produce. 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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Note: If bringing a dog then please select this on the booking form.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas