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May Cottage

Stiperstones, Shropshire (Ref. 1049940)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Ley

    “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.

    - Mr Ley, July 2021

    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. - Sykes owner relations

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.


  • 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
  • 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

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.

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