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The Old Smithy

Bridges near Ratlinghope and Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 930997)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Roberts

    “Cottage is very comfortable and a ...”

    Cottage is very comfortable and a lovely place to 'get away' Cooking facilities limited but not a problem if you're prepared to eat out. The fridge is very small so don't take a lot of food (like we did).

    Cottage is very comfortable and a lovely place to 'get away' Cooking facilities limited but not a problem if you're prepared to eat out. The fridge is very small so don't take a lot of food (like we did).


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

The property

Ratlinghope 1 mile.

This delightful semi-detached cottage has been built from locally quarried stone and was up until 1940 a working smithy.

Located in the hamlet of Bridges, one mile from the rural village of Ratlinghope and six miles from Church Stretton, this superb, single-storey property has now undergone a transformation and offers a unique holiday home for couples.

This wonderful cottage has an open plan studio layout with a sumptuous super king-size double bedroom, a cosy sitting area with a warming woodburning stove, a kitchen and dining area, along with a separate shower room.

Step outside to enjoy the warmth of the sun on your private patio, or why not walk across the road to sit by the bubbling stream?

On an evening, you may wish to relax with a refreshing drink from the pub which is just next door.

Walks are available from the doorstep of this lovely cottage, so pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the area on foot, and The Long Mynd and The Stiperstones, which are perfect for walking, as well as cycling are waiting to be explored.

This cottage will also appeal to birdwatchers with buzzards, kestrels, sparrowhawks and peregrines regularly seen in the area, as well as an increasing number of red kites.

The local shuttle bus will take you to the town of Church Stretton, plus the medieval county town of Shrewsbury is well worth a visit, and also within reach are Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Ludlow.

This idyllic and relaxing holiday home is an ideal base to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with one super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.


  • Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Combination microwave/oven and hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Electricity and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars in free public car park opposite
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub next door
  • Note: Limited mobile phone reception
  • Note: No children, including infants
  • Note: Check-in 3.30pm, check-out 10.30am.

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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: No children, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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