Haymakers Cottage

Gravels Bank near Minsterley, Shropshire (Ref. 22521)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Kennedy
    September 2017
    “Very pretty cottage in beautiful ...”
    Very pretty cottage in beautiful countryside and very considerate owners
    Very pretty cottage in beautiful countryside and very considerate owners


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming, detached, ground floor studio cottage ideally located in the tiny hamlet of Gravels Bank in the grounds of the owners' 14-acre organic smallholding, a designated conservation site which offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

Original features such as a vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed stone wall seamlessly combine with contemporary furnishings making an ideal romantic retreat.

A welcoming feel is evident as you step into this charming cottage which boasts a pleasant open plan living area housing a sumptuous king-size bed with an allergy-friendly alpaca duvet, small but well-equipped kitchen area, sitting area in front of a warming woodburning stove and a dining area around the bay window from where the wonderful views of the countryside and the cottage garden can be enjoyed.

Outside guests can relax in the garden; enjoy the lovely views whilst listening to the relaxing sounds of the countryside.

Explore the immediate area which includes the owner's hay meadow with an abundance of wildflowers, wander through the dingle to the stream - look out over the wild orchids and watch the buzzards and red kites soaring above.

Venture out to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton and Ludlow or visit one of the many National Trust properties and gardens, including Powis Castle and Garden which is close by, alternatively, visit the Ironbridge World Heritage Site, with its ten museums, the Wroxeter Roman ruins and Stokesay and Ludlow castles.

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


All ground floor open plan studio accommodation with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Wet room with shower, basin and WC.


  • Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, streaming USB stick, DVD, radio, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, BBQ and furniture
  • Fenced pond 100 yards from cottage with frogs and tadpoles
  • Open stream 800 yards away
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Guests can book workshops or 1 to 1 sessions which include willow basket weaving and art and crafts at the owner's study centre prior to their stay
  • Note: No children allowed
  • Note: Due to the property being all ground floor, with no steps, this property may be suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

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

About the location


Minsterley 5.4 miles; Pontesbury 7.4 miles; Bishop's Castle 9 miles; Shrewsbury 15.1 miles, Ludlow 29.7 miles.

The scattered hamlet of Gravels Bank is located in the south Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Hope Valley close to the Welsh border. The whole area offers stunning countryside which can be explored on foot, cycle, horseback or for the more adventurous from the air, starting at the local gliding club. Both a well-stocked village shop and local pub are less than one mile away. The wonderful Stiperstones are only a ten minute drive away, capped by great outcrops of rock, the most famous known as the Devil’s Chair. Today this beautiful area is referred to as "Mary Webb country" as it inspired her novels The Golden Arrow, Precious Bane and Gone To Earth. Also close by, Minsterley boasts a pub, one of the oldest buildings in the village, a shop and Post Office and an excellent fish and chip shop, while Pontesbury village offers further amenities including takeaways and restaurants, plus Arscott Golf Club, Springlea Fishing Pools and The Long Mynd. The ancient town of Bishops Castle offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, two micro-breweries, 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. Visit the birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury, set within a giant loop of the River Severn it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys, squares and stunning Abbey or stroll around the superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafés, bars, restaurants and pubs.

Region Information

Note: No children allowed.

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