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Castle Cottage

Clun near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 918820)


(56 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was so cosy, comfortable and we had a wonderful stay."

    Very rural and iddilic location not too far from lots of interesting places. Really appreciated the beautiful decor and luxurious bath! The arga took us a while to get used to and there wasn’t any cooking basics at the property, such as tea, sugar, salt, oil. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by BethJun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage ..."

    Excellent cottage Central to a lot of places to visit Nice and cozy Me being a astronomer the sky is fantastic George

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2022

  • "The property needs a cupboard to store food and a bread bin."

    There are no instructions to operate the microwave.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "What a fab cottage."

    Very cosy with a super comfortable bed. I would definitely return for another stay. Loved the Stanley cooker once I got used to it, did the cooking,heating and hot water. Brilliant. I would only advise 2 small improvements. The bath and shower were great but there wasn't really anywhere to put shampoo,soap etc. The little wicker table next to the bath isn't really suitable because as soon as it gets even a tiny bit wet you get all this brown sludgy goo coming through the top. As I don't have a microwave at home I found it difficult to operate without any instructions. These little niggles would not deter me from staying again at this lovely cottage

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet Shropshire village."

    Very comfortable. Fabulous outdoor seating area at rear. Great bathroom. Struggled a bit with the Arga but there were detailed instructions. Just not used to cooking on one. We stay in a lot of cottages etc and we were surprised that there was no tea, coffee, milk etc. fortunately we had brought our own.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at the cottage it was so cosy & had everything that you needed would definitely return thank you!"

    Reviewed by FernApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time in this lovely quaint cottage, very cosy and virtually everything you would need."

    Just one suggestion would be a trivot in the kitchen for putting pans which have come off the stove onto. Other than that a faultless stay, thank you

    Reviewed by NickApr 2022

  • "Cosy cottage well placed for great walks."

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "This cosy and well equipped cottage in a picturesque village has everything you need for a relaxing time away."

    Found the bathroom and bedroom to be of a particularly good standard. The White Horse pub serves good quality home cooked food and local ales and is under 2 minutes walk away. There are also plenty of walks from the doorstep in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2022

  • "Very enjoyable break wonderful cosy cottage will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "A beautifully clean and cosy cottage, perfect for us."

    Amazing walks from the front door. Friendly local pubs and shops. Loved it!!!

    Reviewed by JillNov 2021

  • "The neighbours were quite intrusive towards the end of the week, going through our rubbish as soon as we put it outside."

    And moaning about the last people to stay. We Always felt they were waiting for us to come in and out. Didn’t feel comfortable and able to enjoy the outside space with them always around.

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage good value, lovely friendly peaceful village."

    Nice pubs within walking distance friendly both really friendly. Only concern was rubbish on final day having to rely on neighbours, like to be self sufficient.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "We stayed for a week in September."

    Castle Cottage is delivered solidly at 3 stars. We booked it as it was the most economical place we could find in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Beds and sofa were super comfy, whole place was cosy all week. Parking was very easy. The cottage is on a road which was only busy first thing in the morning and at going home time. Outside of these times it was fine and not noticeably busy throughout the weekend. The evenings and nights were totally, sublimely peaceful this end of the village, with millions of stars over the back yard and especially from the grounds of the ruined castle directly over the road (free access 24/7), accompanied by surround sound Owl hooting. We found the range very easy to use, there are easy to follow instructions for firing it up to cook and it provided acres of hot water. We happily cooked on it most evenings. This area has unlimited walking, road cycling and off road cycling for all ages and abilities, in the most wonderful, very accessible countryside

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2021

  • "Castle cottage has a warm historical feel."

    Beautifully decorated, with a lovely rear patio. Clun is very friendly and brilliant for rambling with dogs. We had no problems parking opposite the cottage, the main road can be busy, but isn’t the end of the world. The cold tap in the bathroom was dripping/ running slowly on arrival and continued to constantly drip/ run throughout our holiday. I would recommend castle cottage for anyone seeking a picturesque relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by KaraAug 2021

  • "I would not stay in this cottage again (despite how lovely it was) for one reason only."

    The cooking/heating/hot water facilities do not lend themselves to making this a relaxing place to stay. I messaged the owner on arrival about some missing wine glasse. She arranged to drop some replacements off and also gave us a bottle of wine. She was lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. I mentioned to her that I was planning on using the range the next day and she said that I could call her if I got stuck. I got stuck and called her as agreed. She was busy putting her daughter to bed but that is perfectly reasonable. When she called back and talked me through the instructions, she realised that to get the range to cook, I needed to turn the room thermostat up to 25 degrees and then turn all the radiators off so that we didn't overheat. I gave up the idea of cooking at this point. It is such a shame that an otherwise perfect cottage (and owner) should have such a ridiculous cooking arrangement. I'm sure other people have managed this, but I'm equallt sure that others would br put off renting again for the same reason. It didn't help that because of staff shortages, neither of the village pubs were offering food. Once again, I couldn't fault the owner and feel a bit guilty giving such negative feedback, but it is only about one issue.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely cosy clean and quirky, and had everything we needed."

    Located in a really quiet village, Clun has a few nice pubs and cafes and everyone is really friendly, can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great location with a direct view of Clun castle from the bedroom - perfect for evening walks by the castle and river/bridge."

    Very unspoilt and friendly location, Spar 1 minute walk away with freshly baked bread.

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay - cottage is very nicely done up with plenty of space and an east-facing patio that is wonderful for a relaxing morning cuppa."

    There was an issue with the stove door not staying shut - owner was responsive in acknowledging this needed attention. The house is right on a main road so you are aware of the traffic at the peak times. If I was being super picky it would be nice to have better lighting in the kitchen, particularly over the range. Overall though had a great week and would consider coming again.

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2021

  • "A lovely, quirky cottage in a great location for exploring the local countryside."

    Very nice decor, warm and cosy. A local pub and shop at the end of the road where ideal so that essentials were available without the need for a car. A very relaxing trip...

    Reviewed by GarethMay 2021

  • "A warm traditional cottage near Clun Castle."

    Very accessible to the river, beautiful walks & the local pub/cafe & shop. Everything was at hand for a restful, relaxing break. Cottage was clean & welcoming.

    Reviewed by GilOct 2020

  • "I have been to a good number of holiday cottages and this was undoubtedly one of the best."

    A really pretty, comfortable, well equiped, sympathetically decorated period cottage with loads of original features. Perfect for lovely country walks but close to Ludlow & Craven Arms for a bit of shopping. Everyone in the village is really friendly & helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2020

  • "A peaceful cottage in a lovely location."

    Despite Covid-19 restrictions we had a restful break with a mixture of weather.

    Reviewed by HildaAug 2020

  • "The property has a lovely location and is very comfortable."

    There are nice walks nearby and more if you want to get into your car. The two local pubs are worth a visit for drinks and food, with a local Clun ale available in the White Horse. In these current times, it was very clean and there are products supplied to maintain it during the week. I would recommend going here and would happily return.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Despite managing to book a week away when Storm Ciara hit, we managed to still get out and enjoy some lovely walks in the hills around Clun."

    The cottage was ideal for two of us and two dogs. Very cosy and everything you needed for a nice break. The oil powered range did the job and we managed to park just across the road. We ate at both village pubs and the local shop has everything you need. Plenty of walking guides provided and really was a great spot to base ourselves - trips to Ludlow, Knighton and Bishop's Castle are all easy from Clun. We did get a taxi one night to eat at Bishop's Castle which was quite expensive (£12 each way) - the food at White Horse was just as good so save your self the cost. We would recommend the cottage and hope to return again - when it is a bit better weather!

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2020

  • "The cottage is a perfect size for a couple and 2 dogs."

    We had a lovely 3 night break at the beginning of December 2019. The town of Clun is very welcoming to visitors and has good amenities. The property is located in the ideal position for plenty of long or short walks from the doorstep. The cottages internal facilities are to a very high standard and the bed is extremely comfortable. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2019

  • "Gorgeous bijou cottage with characterful “Stanley” for cooking and heating."

    The owner had provided everything you might need. Lovely location, good pubs, friendly locals and fantastic scenery.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation with all the facilities required."

    Lovely location with great walks and plenty of history. Loved it

    Reviewed by RobinAug 2019

  • "After a 4 hours traveling we enterd castle cottage my wife went into the bathroom she screemed theres a mouse in here and started laughing we also found a lamb on the stairs a cow above a socket on the wall and ducks above the sink on the wall ."

    All nice touches just like the rest of the cottage

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Quite a few steps up and down in property."

    Would not suit disabled or elderly but we coped and had a lovely time.The stove was a challenge but once we got it going it was great. loads of piping hot water. i would go there again.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "We both had a fabulous week at Castle cottage."

    Clun is a great place for dog walks and the local people make you feel very welcome. Can't wait to return in January.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, very comfortable."

    The only negative comment I would make is the road noise. It did start quite early in the morning. Other than that, a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the weekend."

    The cottage is beautiful cosy and in a lovely village

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage with bags of character."

    The Arga was a bit tricky but fine once we worked it out, though the kitchen got very warm. I'd stay there again, Clun is a picturesque little place.

    Reviewed by HywelApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village it was a shame it was on such a busy road."

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2019

  • "I have stayed at a few Sykes Cottages and all have been excellent both in presentation and facilities."

    Castle Cottage was no exception. Clun is an attractive village and the cottage is within a couple of hundred yards of a good Spar supermarket, two good pubs, a smashing little coffee shop and there are lots of walks literally on the doorstep. All very dog friendly (except the supermarket) Becky was very helpful, too. Can't recommend to highly!

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "The cottage is full of beautiful original features."

    Easy access to shops and lots of walks nearby. Welcoming owner and neighbours. Great relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by KellyJan 2019

  • "Cottage lovely and warm, as it was snowing outside just right."

    Owner very helpful and friendly. Everyone in village very friendly and helpful. Hope to go back in summer

    Reviewed by LindaJan 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    Everything was very clean and tidy. We had a lovely time as the village is very nice with lots of walks. The cottage had lots of leaflets on the walks around Clun, which was very useful and we did 2 of the walks on the leaflets during the 3 days we were there. The cottage is located in the village itself and just a couple of minutes from the castle, shop and pubs.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2018

  • "The location was lovely; the cottage was comfy and the people in the village were exceptionally helpful and friendly."

    The present and Xmas card was a nice extra touch. Cottage recommended for anyone who is looking to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by LawrenceDec 2018

  • "The beautiful cottage and its lovely décor and facilities were perfect for our 'getaway' break."

    The village and surrounding area were excellent for walking/exploring - highly recommended!

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2018

  • "We had the best time and can't wait to return."

    The cottage is so quaint and quirky, it felt like home straight away. Lots of character and decorated to a high standard. The outside patio area is private and perfect for using the BBQ. Clun has everything you could need to enjoy your stay and everyone was so friendly. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KellymarieAug 2018

  • "We have just returned home from a lovely break at Castle Cottage."

    The cottage is very well equipped making it feel very homely. The towels provided were large & very soft, the quality of the bedding was excellent & I was impressed that there was an option to change the duvet & pillows from feather to hollow fibre if you have an allergy or just don't like feather. There are gorgeous walks right from the door & lots of information leaflets provided for things to do in the area. The paved courtyard at the back of the property is fully enclosed & very private although I would suggest cutting the hedge down in height to make the most of the lovely view. Also I think it would be a good idea to install a hosepipe to make it easier to clean up after your dog. The only negative about the cottage was the road it was situated on. We found this to be quite busy in rush hour and we were woken up everyday by the traffic noise from 6am. But this would not stop us from booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2018

  • "This is a wonderful little cottage in the heart of the village, is very comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed."

    Lovely little garden space at the back and so peaceful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KathyApr 2018

  • "Cottage is perfectly located to explore this part of shropshire, located in a delightful village with an inviting local pub serving good food."

    Reviewed by HelenaMar 2018

  • "We loved everything about the cottage."

    Felt at home from the first moment.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2018

  • "The cottage was full of character, very comfortable and in great location."

    We loved exploring the village and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2018

  • "The cottage was very cosy and close to the centre of the village."

    Very quiet and all the amenities you could want. The village has an excellent shop and 2 great traditional pubs who do lovely food and first class local beer. Excellent bathroom with rain shower. Super efficient wood burning stove. Large comfortable bed and plenty of wardrobe space. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2017

  • "The cottage is beautiful, lovely spot for walks from the door."

    Parking wasn't an issue. Very comfortable bed, furnishings etc. A range is used for the heating and cooking which we found problematic to use. Hence burned food and extreme heat with little control, instructions would help.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2017

  • "Beautiful, quiet cottage."

    Great base for visiting the surrounding areas and walks. I will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area."

    Great base for a break.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2017

  • "Great cottage and holiday; highly recommended."

    Reviewed by ShaunMar 2017

  • "Very nice well equipped well located"

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2016

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Some of the radiators need 'bleeding' but this was not a major problem for us, but would probably be in winter.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Great kitchen, great bathroom. Lots of little homely touches. The village was so friendly. Great meals at the local pub. Little supermarket is really well stocked. Lots of places to see around the local area. Would definitely recommend a holiday in Castle Cottage.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating from Stanley range with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There are a number of internal steps, steep winding cottage stairs and low head height throughout, care to be taken
  • Note: Dogs to be kept downstairs.

The property

This lovely mid-terrace cottage is situated just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of the charming Shropshire village of Clun, just seven miles from Bishop’s Castle.

The cottage dates from the late 18th century and is full of wonderful period features.

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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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