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Ratlinghope near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 915129)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Hall
    June 2017
    “Lovely welcome from owners, ...”
    Lovely welcome from owners, peaceful and comfortable, walks from the door and close to many other walks.
    Lovely welcome from owners, peaceful and comfortable, walks from the door and close to many other walks.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful cottage annexe, adjoining the owner’s home, is situated on the slopes of the Onny Valley, in the rural village of Ratlinghope, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, under six miles from Church Stretton.

In its elevated position, this Shropshire cottage provides wonderful views over the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve and surrounding hills.

This Ratlinghope cottage offers very comfortable accommodation, which includes a corner spa bath and a cosy woodburning stove, making it a lovely peaceful location for a couple in search of a romantic break.

There are wonderful scenic walks and cycle trails from the door of your Shropshire holiday home, or you can simply relax on the patio and watch the buzzards and house martins fly over the hills.

There’s a pub only one minute's walk from this Ratlinghope cottage, which is renowned for its local real ale and excellent food.

Discover picturesque Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, or Bishop's Castle, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, all of which are less than thirty minutes' drive from your Shropshire cottage.

This welcoming Ratlinghope cottage is perfect for an excellent hill walking or birdwatching holiday, or a quiet break, at any time of year.


Split-level all ground floor accommodation. One double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite corner spa bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, extra wood available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: There are 3 steps from kitchen into sitting room, therefore property may be unsuitable for guests with mobility issues
  • Note: The property is accessed up a steep drive.

About the location


Church Stretton 6 miles.

The rural village of Ratlinghope is scattered around a valley in the hills of the Long Mynd and Stiperstones, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies alongside the Darnford Brook, which originates at Wildmoor Pool in the hills above. This wonderfully scenic area provides beautiful walks and bike trails through the surrounding rolling hills, and the renowned Castle Ring, the earthwork of Ratlinghope Hill, is the fort described by Mary Webb in her novel "Golden Arrow". Only 6 miles away is the pretty town of Church Stretton often described as "Little Switzerland". The town is home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short drive away. This whole area is renowned for its beautiful hill scenery and wonderful walking.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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