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Hook-a-Gate near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 955516)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Albeba is a lovely bungalow in a beautiful location."

    I could have sat in the back sunroom and watched the clouds go past for hours. Neil is a wonderful host with lots of suggestions of interesting places to visit. If I’m ever in Shropshire again Albeba is somewhere I would like to stay.

    Thank you Mary for your lovely comments . We hope the rest of your holiday in England is enjoyable as well Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2022

  • "An absolutely lovely Cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very generous Welcome pack reflected the warmth of the welcome given by the owners. We enjoyed the lovely gardens and brilliant views. The Cottage was equipped with all we needed. Would thoroughly recommend this Cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback We look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "The bungalow was very homely and comfortable."

    We had everything we needed and any queries were quickly responded to. A beautiful setting.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2022

  • "Great place to stay One of the."

    Best cottages we we have ever stayed in

    Thank you Mike for your kind words . It was lovely to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2022

  • "Amazing property, everything you could want."

    Only sorry weather not good so couldn't sit in the garden and enjoy the views. Hoping to return again. Owner really nice and helpful

    Thank you for the feedback We look forward to seeing you again Barbara Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Very friendly welcome, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Heating a bit hard to understand and control. Quiet and peaceful. Lovely garden. Lovely countryside. Proper off-road parking.

    Thank you for your comments, we are sorry you found the heating hard to understand , we are around most of the time and happy to explain. If you can tell us what we can do to improve facilities and comfort we would be more than happy to learn from your experience Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday, fab location if you want peace and quiet but or still close enough for places to go."

    The owners are brilliant, very helpful but not intrusive. If you have limited mobility you will find this little gem perfect but not for wheelchair user's. Fabulous hamper left which wasn't expected. A great stay all round.

    Thank you for your feedback which is most helpful. If you can tell us what the problem was in relation to cleanliness we will do all we can to improve in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by BernardOct 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Albeba - just as good as the previous two."

    The nearby Stiperstones area is beautiful and not as well known as Long Mynd.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "The property was ideal in a beautiful location."

    The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend this place!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "Albeba was a really lovely place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our four day break there."

    It was very spacious and had every amenity you could wish for. The best part of staying at Albeba was the beautiful rural setting, quiet and peaceful, but not far from Shrewsbury town itself and the lovely garden with plenty of outdoor seating. We hope to return in the not too distant future

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2021

  • "The bungalow is very comfortable, ideally located for visits to Shrewsbury as well as Shropshire and the surrounding counties."

    Mr & Mrs Evans were friendly and neighbourly, whilst Mr Evans provided some information about the bungalow on our arrival and there were notes around the place an information folder would have been useful especially when dealling with the wonderful heating and the troublesome plumbing! A very comprehensive hamper was left for us. Although the directions were accurate it is easy to miss the turning as the street is not tarmac and can appear to be a country lane, it is signed but the sign does not face the driver coming from Shrewsbury! All-in-all a very nice holiday let at any time of year.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "Our hosts were warmly welcoming and helpful."

    Having a garden and rural view was the most enjoyable feature of staying there. The sitting room was very comfortable. We did thinkhowever that the lighting in the bathroom and more especially the kitchen was inadequate. It would have been helpful to have had specific written instructions about how to operate the centralheating.

    Reviewed by JSep 2020

  • "Very nice bungalow with a garden overlooking countryside view."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped with a super welcome hamper on arrival with friendly owners who greeted us upon arrival. Ironbridge gorge is a world heritage site that is within an easy drive as is mid Wales, the location of the cottage makes a car a necessity. Recommended for a weeks peace & quite with activity's & nightlife of Shrewsbury only about 3 miles away if you want it!

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2020

  • "Our hosts, Neil and Barbara, are very welcoming and helpful."

    Albeba is ideally placed to easily access Shrewsbury but the countryside too. It is spacious. Loved sitting in the conservatory, looking out over the garden to the views beyond. Many thanks

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2020

  • "Albeba is spacious, yet cozy."

    It's very well equipped and there is plenty of storage space. Set in lovely gardens with countryside views. It's very peaceful there, yet you can drive to Shrewsbury in 10 minutes. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2019

  • "A comfortable bungalow in a quiet rural location SW of Shrewsbury."

    Good base for days out and owners( next door) very helpful. Only downside was minor issues with the plumbing which were resolved by the owner.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2019

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay in this very comfortable bungalow."

    Appreciated the tasty welcome hamper. Neil was there to welcome us on arrival and we were grateful for the wealth of local information that he was able to share. Enjoyed spending time relaxing in the beautiful garden and watching the amazing variety of birds. Great base for exploring the county particularly the National Trust and English Heritage properties. Would love to come back for a visit soon.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful, including providing mobility aids for a semi-disabled member of our party."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Very comfortable and welcoming"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Large spacious bungalow, very comfortable."

    Friendly welcome and generous welcome pack. Extensive garden and lovely view to enjoy with plenty of outdoor seating areas. Attentive and knowledgeable owners next door.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "We found the garden was brilliant and very relaxing."

    The views were really wonderful.the different types of birds was truly amazing.the bungalow was very comfortable being able to sit and look at the views was great.The only downside was we didn't book a meal at the local pub so when we arrived there it was fully booked next time we will book.Barbara and Neil were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us Thank you very for a lovely week

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "The only problem we had when we arrived at Albeba, was that there were no locks on the windows."

    The windows were large, and very easy to climb out of. We have a child with autism and learning difficulties, so we werevery disappointed. However explaining this to the owners, they immediately set to and put the acquired locks where necessary. Very helpful and obliging. We had a really comfortable stay in a very nice location

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2019

  • "Loved this property."

    The views from the conservatory were lovely and it was so peaceful there with lots of birds in the lovely garden. Want to definitely go back in the summer next year. The owners were so friendly and gave us some good information on good places to visit in the area. Shrewsbury has some lovely historic buildings.

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2018

  • "The owner were very friendly and helpful, a lovely welcome pack was waiting for us and all instruction were clear."

    A lovely home, great location for getting about but you do need a car.

    Reviewed by KennethNov 2018

  • "A lovely bungalow with great garden all around and view beautiful."

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2018

  • "This bungalow was more than a "holiday let" it was home for two weeks and we loved it."

    Wee had the best of both worlds beautiful countryside and great grocery stores nearby.

    Reviewed by NormanJul 2018

  • "Barbara and Neil (owners) made us very welcome."

    Neil was always available if needed and advised on places to visit and the best routes to take. The bungalow and gardens are a credit to Barbara and Neil's hard work

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "The view from the cottage was beautiful we sat for hours looking at it."

    There are many many things to do within a 30 mile radius and Shrewsbury is a delight.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2018

  • "It wassuch a roomy and comfortable bungalow and such a friendly and helpful owners"

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2018

  • "We had the most relaxing holiday we have ever had."

    barbara and neil were the most lovely hosts you could wish to meet,nothing was to much trouble. the bungalow is divine,the garden is the most perfect cottage garden we have ever seen .the view from the garden is lovely. you can hear a pin drop it is that tranquil.there is not a bad thing you can say about it.and to top all that they left us a beautiful welcome i have seen one like and to top all that they have most adorable 2 westies who came to visit us quite often .my husband is disabled and i did not feel like driving anywhere because the weather was so lovely but neil took us both out for a little drive around the town and countryside using up his own time and through his own kindness,i dont think you will find a nicer place and nicer hosts .eleanor hanson/

    Reviewed by EleanorMay 2018

  • "We enjoyed the very pretty garden and the conservatory,and the owners were friendly and helpful and great welcome pack,that went down very well ."

    A lovely peaceful bungalow,with a lovely view.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2018

  • "Lovely comfy cottage, everything you need is there."

    The best welcome pack we’ve ever seen. Nothing to much trouble for the owners that live next door. Very good area to explore the county. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "The owners who live next door are a charming couple who were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable of the area and local attractions."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2018

  • "Lots of things to like about this cottage - the cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, there was a welcome pack of delicious and practical goodies, lots of local books and tourist material to read and the owners are very kind and have loads of information about what to see and do."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable (we were there in Winter over Christmas), has everything you need in a home away from home, kitchen well equipped, a washer and a dryer in a separate laundry area, Wi-Fi good, comfortable furnishings. On-site, safe, easy parking. The location is excellent, it's a short car ride to the nearby town of Meole Brace where there is a really nice Sainsbury's and a few other shops, plus the Park 'n Ride to use to go into Shrewsbury easily. There's so much to see if you have a car:- Attingham Park; R.A.F. Cosford; Ironbridge and Much Wenlock; The Roman City; Chester; driving through Wales including seeing The British Ironwork Centre; Ludlow with its castle, cathedral and on the approach the Ludlow Food Market which is fascinating; Acton Burnell plus of course Shrewsbury itself with lovely walks around and in the city to see the Abbey, Cathedral, the Market, museums, the Castle and Tower. In summer there would be loads of lovely walking trails from the cottage to the town of Hook A Gate and Lyth Hill. The gardens to the cottage are beautiful and its a very quiet area, no traffic or road noise. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage for a short or long term rental.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2017

  • "Very pleased with the welcome pack provided, beautiful breakfast items, scenery from the conservatory is also beautiful."

    Very convenient place to travel from, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Much Wenlock Church Stretton and market towns. The countryside around the property is gorgeous, would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Sun room.
  • Electric central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, two summerhouses and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Shrewsbury 3.5 miles.

This delightful detached bungalow lies close to the small village of Hook-a-Gate near Shrewsbury.

This charming bungalow is perfect for exploring Shrewsbury and the Shropshire countryside beyond.

From the hallway leads you into a well-equipped kitchen and there's a separate dining room available.

The relaxing charm of the sitting room includes two recliner chairs, as well as an electric stove.

A bonus to staying in this lovely property is the sun room, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee before venturing out for the day.

Two double bedrooms and a shower room complete this holiday home.

The beautifully kept grounds begin with the driveway surrounded by flowers and shrubs.

The garden is a well-maintained lawn area, with a small outdoor seating area and two delightful summerhouses.

If the sun is shining, why not partake in a spot of alfresco dining, the ideal place from which to look out across the rolling countryside.

A country walk will take you into Hook-a-Gate village for a pub meal, and the town of Shrewsbury is within reach, with its vibrant but charming town centre and historic buildings.

Beyond Shrewsbury are the full delights of Shropshire.

A longer drive will take you to historic Ironbridge to the east or south to Ludlow.

Or simply take a countryside drive around the Shropshire Hills.

Albeba is a delightful bungalow for exploring lovely Shropshire.

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About the location


Church Stretton 13 miles; Much Wenlock 13 miles; Telford 15 miles

Shrewsbury lies in the heart of one of England's most beautiful counties. Set within a giant loop of the River Severn, it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season' which caters for every age and interest. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and excellent restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm, as featured in the Victorian Farm TV series.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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