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May Cottage

Stiperstones, Shropshire (Ref. 1049940)


(16 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect place to stay."

    May Cottage is a real home from home, as soon as we arrived we felt welcome and comfortable. The cottage is well equipped and well furnished in a beautiful and peaceful setting. We appreciated the little extra's of local produce that were left for us. A great base for exploring Shropshire with local walks on your doorstep, be sure to drive over Long Mynd for outstanding views. Very handy to have Stiperstones Inn just down the road, very friendly pub. Already planning our next trip.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a fabulous location."

    Very well equipped and comfortable house. The views from patio are stunning and a real sun trap late afternoon. The welcome gifts were very generous and appreciated. The local pub, Stiperstones Inn, is lovely with a varied menu and the shop next door is very handy. Lots of lovely walks in and around the village. Would recommend this cottage in a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage situated in a beautiful part of Shropshires hills may cottage /stiperstones small but quirky village is in the perfect spot for your activity’s the cottage (MAY COTTAGE) with it’s hot tub has everything you need we were so excited as soon as walked through the door absolute credit to the owners 10/10 my partner and my self have done many a cottage holiday over the years and this find takes the biscuit."

    ..didn’t want to leave the seven nights flew over with very memorable days...looking to book May cottage again this year/very recommendable

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, go to sleep with the stars and wake with the sunny Valley."

    Short five minute walk to local Inn and shop which is very well stocked. Loved the hot tub, that was a real treat regardless of the weather. There's also lots of walking locally around Stiperstones National park

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "Originally booked for Saturday and Sunday nights but we were that excited to get ..."

    Originally booked for Saturday and Sunday nights but we were that excited to get away we checked to see if the cottage was available on the Friday night, it was so we were able to begin our break earlier

    Reviewed by DonnaMar 2022

  • "Would of been nice to access Netflix but all week it would not connect."

    Lovely having the entrance/boot room. The local pub is a jewel and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The scenery is stunning and so are the walks.

    Reviewed by DMar 2022

  • "Great cottage and location for walking Local pub 200 yds and landlord Phil was superb in giving local advice Only let down was hot tub took 24 hours to get to useable temperature and with stay of 43 hours was disappointing Totally understand Covid/clean regimes however this should have been indicated up front."

    . Still a great little cottage

    Hi Wayne, very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed the hot tub took a little longer than expected to warm up. It is a legal requirement for every holiday home to change the water after each stay and the safety of our guests is important to us. Best wishes, Andrew & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by WayneFeb 2022

  • "What a beautiful place can't wait to go back, so clean, warm, cosy, everythink ..."

    What a beautiful place can't wait to go back, so clean, warm, cosy, everythink you need, log fire was perfect, hot tub was great, lovely people, very helpful with what I needed, pub and shop just a few minutes away, the people were so welcoming and friendly, I've recommended May cottage to my friends and family love, love, love

    Hi Sharon, it was an absolute joy to read your review. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back in the future! Best wishes Amy & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2022

  • "We've thoroughly enjoyed our week at May Cottage - a welcome New Year break and a great start to 2022."

    The cottage is a lovely and has been sympathetically renovated with good attention to detail. We took advantage of the local walks on the doorstep, but always enjoyed returning to the comforts of the cottage. We had a lovely holiday particularly with the added bonus of the hot tub!

    Reviewed by JillDec 2021

  • "The property was fantastic all round."

    Well equipped and very clean on arrival. We particularly enjoyed the wood burners on some very cold and stormy nights. The area is a walker’s paradise, and the pub and shop just down the hill were so handy. We would have no hesitation in recommending May Cottage to others, and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location for the hills, with numerous walks."

    The pub was a stones throw away, as was the village shop - which was superbly stocked. Snailbeach lead mine was a short drive away and was an interesting place. Powis castle and Shrewsbury were close. Overall - really comfortable cottage, fabulous location and plenty to keep us busy - but also great for chilling out locally.

    Reviewed by DarrenSep 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage."

    Great pub 2 minute walk away. Very peaceful, easy stay. Don’t be put off by narrow road to property- it only lasts 100 yards or so!!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back in the future, Amy & Andrew. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdeleSep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful- very high spec and great location."

    It was very quiet but not too far away from local attractions. Excellent local pub to eat.

    Thank you for leaving a review for May Cottage, it's great to receive such positive feedback. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future, Amy & Andrew. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BernadetteSep 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, everything feels fresh and new and is well appointed."

    Plenty of room for 4 adults. The seating area outside is a suntrap in the afternoon with butterflies and bees visiting the wildflower border and in the evening you can hear owls in nearby woodland. We got a couple of disposable BBQs and had a BBQ sat outside. Plenty of places to visit nearby including Shrewsbury and Ironbridge but also walking routes from literally outside the cottage. Would be lovely in the winter too snuggled round the log burners. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at May Cottage and hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianneAug 2021

  • "The pictures of the cottage don’t do it any justice - the cottage has been renovated to a high level, the patio views are great and the night sky is clear with no light pollution."

    One draw back is the fridge has no freezer and the nearest supermarket is 20 min drive and therefore we had difficulty storing our dog’s food which we brought with us for a week stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. Its important to us and as a result we have made some additions and improvements. We hope to receive you again in the future, kind regards Sykes Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in excellent location."

    Accommodation for four people but lounge seating restricted but not unexpected in a small cottage. As a new listing it felt that some details were lacking such as cleaning equipment, and no instruction or contact details for emergencies or general information such as rubbish or heating system ect. Also no visitors book. These I am sure are just teething problems with a new let and shouldn't detract from the quality of the property or our holiday. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LeeJun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Air source heat pump heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/Freezer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1, Pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property it is unsuitable for guests of limited mobility, babies and toddlers
  • Note: Both bedrooms are accessed via staircases which are narrow compared to modern-day standards
  • Note: There is a single step on entry and an internal step between the dining room and lounge Please note due to Health & Safety Regulations the hot tub may not be up to temperature on the first night of your stay

The property

Nestled in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this early 19th Century miner’s cottage which has been beautifully renovated and benefits from an elevated position over Stiperstones village with the local pub and shop less than 3 mins walk away.

Boasting period features throughout and stunning rural views from every window, guests can relax in the patio area or wildflower garden.

This property is ideal for one or two couples looking for a rural retreat with easy access to stunning walking and cycling routes in the heart of England.

Arriving at the property, off-road parking greets you, before making your way into the cottage.

Take advantage of the stylish kitchen and whip up your dinners in style; recently redecorated with a fabulous anthracite and gold colour scheme.

The kitchen is home to a modern electric fan oven, induction hob, microwave and a handy dishwasher to assist with the cleaning up.

From here, gather with friends to eat around the oak dining table enjoying the views through a picture window, whilst a wood-burning stove warms the room and you plan your adventures for the days ahead.

As day turns to night, snuggle up with your loved ones on a plush corner sofa, in front of the smart TV with Netflix included; the lounge is home to another woodburning stove, perfect for those chillier months.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to the luxurious double bedrooms; these mezzanine-style bedrooms are accessed via their own staircases, with ample storage for your belongings in the bespoke built-in wardrobes and shelving units.

One bedroom is served by a fabulous, contemporary en-suite shower room with rainfall style shower and both bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, boasting original beams and magnificent views across the countryside.

Back on the ground floor, you will find a family bathroom, perfect for soaking your muscles in a hot bubble bath after a long day of exploring the area.

Take the patio door out into the garden; boasting a fantastic position, elevated above the rest of the village with glorious views, it will be hard to stay out of the sun in the summer months.

Explore Shropshire Hills AONB from your doorstep with an abundance of idyllic walking and cycling routes for all abilities.

Spend the day exploring the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, this internationally important heathland landscape rises to 536m supporting rare wildlife including red grouse, stonechat and skylarks.

Venture into the county town of Shrewsbury to enjoy medieval architecture, independent high street shops, restaurants and café culture.

Or hop over to Church Stretton for lunch and explore the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley.

Have a drink at one of the many pubs in the villages of Bishop Castle and Craven Arms which boost some award-winning local breweries.

Short of supplies just pop to the village shop, and if you don’t fancy cooking then head down to the Stiperstones Inn only 150m away where you can enjoy traditional pub food & drinks offering both inside and outside seating areas.

May Cottage is a superb base for a memorable holiday in Shropshire.

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

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About the location


Church Stretton 8 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles; Bishop’s Castle 12 miles; Ludlow 27 miles.

The village of Stiperstones nestles in an unspoilt valley on the slopes of the beautiful Stiperstones Hill range and is only eight miles from the delightful Church Stretton and 12 miles from the historic towns of Shrewsbury and Bishop’s Castle. This small Shropshire village boasts a shop and charming inn and is a perfect starting point for many scenic trails, with the summit of the famous Stiperstones Hill, a 1.5 mile walk, and the East Ridge Wood mountain bike trails very close by. This area is a designated National Nature Reserve, a SSSI and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is consequently a favourite place for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. The Stiperstones Hill range is dominated by dramatic quartzite tors, which tower above an unspoilt heathland, the most famous is the Devil’s Chair, whilst Manstone Rock is the highest point at 536m above sea level and offers stunning views on a clear day. A short drive away is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings; Shrewsbury nestles on a loop of the River Severn. Shrewsbury has a magnificent abbey as well as Shrewsbury Castle, which stands in beautiful gardens and is home to the Shropshire Regimental Museum. There's plenty of interesting things to do in the area, with Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, and the castle and Michelin-starred restaurants of Ludlow, all making this hillside village the perfect touring spot for your Shropshire adventure.

Region Information

Please note: This property has a minimum stay of x3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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