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Stiperstones, Shropshire (Ref. 957671)



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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Nant-Isa is a lovely holiday cottage situated in a beautiful, quiet setting overlooking the Shropshire countryside."

    It gave us the perfect base for the autumn break we were seeking. The cottage is clean and comfortable and very well equipped - a true 'home from home'. The owner is friendly and helpful and provided a generous welcome pack of basic foods to get our holiday started. The goats, pigs and donkeys were a delight when they welcomed us over the fence after our days out. The cottage is warmed by central heating but has the added bonus of the log burner in the sitting room. We really enjoyed our 4 night stay, exploring the local towns and walks. I would recommend this holiday cottage and we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2021

  • "Great cottage, very comfortable, brilliant location, very friendly and welcoming owners."

    Loved the animals, welcome pack was amazing, we felt quite spoiled, even our dog.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean and comfortable, the generous welcome pack a lovely bonus."

    Views and walks from the cottage were superb.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Owner really nice, available for any issues we may have had but not looking over your shoulder."

    Animals really friendly. The cottage feels like it is in the middle of nowhere but is actually in the middle of everything. Great walking and cycling from the cottage and within 10 miles. Just remember if cycling there are hills about.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and well appointed and the situation and views were both spectacular.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Lovely owners, friendly, helpful and so nice to be greeted on arrival"

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location and hosted by very nice owners."

    The cottage was really nice, spotlessly clean and contained everything we needed for our stay. The local area is great with many walks from the doorstep and from just a short drive away. Would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, Stunning location, fabulous views !"

    Great walks from the door. Very friendly and helpful hosts. The farm animals are friendly too and enjoy a fuss.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Comfortable, spacious, very well-equipped cottage in beautiful location with views of Stiperstones ridge."

    Warm welcome from Paul, Tracey, Bronwyn and Dylan. The cottage is on a smallholding, which accommodates sheep, goats, two donkeys and a pair of affectionate kune-kune pigs, great company visually and audibly. We were able to walk straight from the cottage to the ridge, where we saw red kites, curlews and other upland birds. Nice pub within walking distance, in Stiperstones, and buses run from there to Shrewsbury. Easy travel to Stokesay Castle (recommended), Powis Castle, Acton Scott Farm, the Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge. Nice pack of fruit and goodies on arrival. We loved this cottage and intend to come back soon.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Wonderful owners next door who were so lovely. We had a very peaceful week.

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with stunning views."

    Our children loved the animals. The cottage is very well equipped and the owners are very friendly and super helpful. We had a fantastic week. Beautiful walks from the door. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by FayeMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely,we wouldn't hesitate to go back,unfortunately we were less than impressed about how you dealt with the covid situation."

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at the cottage over the long weekend, everything you could possible need/want in this beautiful home."

    Tracy and Paul were fantastic hosts, really friendly and approachable. Loved waking up to the rolling hills of the countryside and saying hello to all the animals on the farm! Great opportunity to socialise our 8 month old puppy also. Really really lovely cottage - hope to be back soon! Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by StefApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location, very comfortable with everything that you ..."

    Lovely cottage in a fabulous location, very comfortable with everything that you could need, very friendly and helpful owners, fabulous walking right from the door

    Reviewed by DuncanApr 2021

  • "A superb cottage with everything you can think of contained within it!"

    I always take sandwich bags, kitchen roll, hand soap foil..... but it was already there! Everything you could want and more. Very comfortable cottage too with lovely beds, warm, cosy and close to some great eateries! The animals were a bonus with the girls and we were all sad to say goodbye!

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2020

  • "The cottage is really lovely and we had a wonderful stay there."

    It was spotlessly clean, very warm and well equipped. It is a peaceful location with fabulous views of the Stiperstones and we enjoyed some excellent walking nearby. We're already planning to go again!

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    There was nothing we didn’t like about it. Everything you could think of was provided and it was spotlessly clean. We would thoroughly recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful country break

    Reviewed by LaurieOct 2020

  • "The property was really clean and very well equipped."

    We had absolutely everything we needed and everything was of very god quality. The owners were very approachable and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2020

  • "Very well equipped, dog friendly cottage in pretty setting overlooking Stiperstones."

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "This is a wonderful cottage which is furnished very comfortably, well fitted out, spotlessly clean & in a lovely location."

    The gardens are pretty whilst the views, from inside & out, are beautiful and that whatever the weather. There are lots of walks, of differing lengths, straight from the front door. You could, however, just stay at the cottage to unwind in the peace & quiet. Thank you Tracy, Paul, Bronwyn & Dylan for your warm welcome, not just on arrival but throughout my stay. Thank you too for the welcome pack along with the nice touches such as hand soap at each of the wash basins & sink. I shall be sure, when I next visit, to bring enough carrots & apples so that the donkeys get a good supply of tasty treats!!

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "We had an amazing time, the cottage is beautiful and in beautiful surroundings."

    The view was lovely to wake up to each morning and everyone is super friendly. Our girls loved interacting with the farm animals and will really miss them especially Freddie the ram. The welcome basket was a really special touch & even the pooch got a treat. We will certainly be going back!!

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at Nant-Isa."

    If you love beautiful scenery, peace and quiet and animals this place is perfect for you. The cottage was spotless and cosy with everything we could want. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise, and the owners and their family warm and welcoming. For us the animals made this break, cats, dogs, donkeys, goats, chickens, sheep and a peacock and peahen - all very friendly. My daughter even got to hold a week old chick - a wonderful experience - thank you Bronwyn. The area is filled with walks and places to explore right on your door step. The walk up and across the Stiperstones is a must, Tankville and Snailbeach mines good to explore and Shelve forrest has a mountain bike trail. This is a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by GailAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, welcoming owners, everything was very clean and well equipped."

    Friendly animals, gorgeous views and lovely local walks. Nice, quiet area, easy to keep away from people in the current covid situation.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2020

  • "Nant Isa was simply perfect."

    The cottage was cozy, warm and perfectly decorated. Everything that you could possibly want, need or even think you might need was supplied. The welcome pack, was more like a hamper than a little pack. Gifts of chocolate, prosecco and a new years card were gratefully received. Tracy and Paul were the perfect friendly hosts along with all the other animals. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring Stiperstones and beyond. Couldn't recommend this cottage any higher.... it's just perfect. A real treasure.

    Reviewed by KimDec 2019

  • "Perfect getaway with amazing hosts !"

    The cottage and the facilities exceeded our expectations. It had everything you could wish for and more , the hosts had thought of everything! We absolutely loved our time here and were made to feel so welcome ! we would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by AshleyOct 2019

  • "Superb cottage, had everything we needed (and more!"

    ). Brilliant location, very central for everything. Very friendly and accommodating hosts, who made us feel very welcome - even the dog had a welcome pack! Would highly recommend this property, possibly the best we've stayed at.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2019

  • "Firstly, Tracey and Paul well done on providing us with such a wonderful holiday setting."

    The cottage is wonderful, quiet, and home from home. You certainly deserve full credit on making us feel at home. The welcome pack exceeded beyond compare. The cottage is situated ideally for visiting Wales or staying in wonderful Shropshire. Carding Mill Valley and The Long Mynd are well worth the tired feet at the end of the day and what better place to come back to and relax than Nant Isa. Keep up the good work. From Amanda and Douglas Ivimy and (Mum)Margaret Buckland. East Sussex.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2019

  • "The peace and quiet, and the wonderfully rugged Stiperstones."

    Wonderful location.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Very welcoming hosts without being intrusive ..."

    Very welcoming hosts without being intrusive The welcome pack was a lovely surprise ranging from eggs to cereal milk eggs biscuits juice fruit no need to have to go out for shopping Brilliant views - a hidden gem

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely immaculate and incredibly well-equipped."

    The owners, who live next door, were very friendly, helpful and welcoming without being at all intrusive and left a very generous basket of goodies to get us started, including some lovely things for our children. The location is absolutely wonderful - peaceful and very rural but within easy reach of lots of days out.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2019

  • "First visit to Shropshire, the cottage is in a great location for walkers and anyone seeking a quiet and peaceful holiday."

    If you have children they can enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment and meet the owners friendly animals. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Paul, Tracy and family were helpful, friendly but not intrusive. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MJul 2019

  • "Wonderful location and lovely cottage, loved having the animals on our doorstep!"

    Reviewed by IanJul 2019

  • "Owners very helpful and friendly."

    Fantastic location- quiet, dark skies, stunning views Welcome pack very generous Cottage very well equipped and comfortable. Definitely go again.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2019

  • "We were very happy with the cottage, Tracey and Paul clearly had thought of every little detail to make people comfortable whilst staying."

    The amount of equipment in the kitchen was excellent and the cottage was decorated and fitted out to a high standard. It was lovely to sit out on the patio and view the hills and Stiperstones in the distance, whilst enjoying the peace and quiet with the resident goats, donkeys and sheep. Our son particularly enjoyed helping out on the small holding farm, and thanks to Bronwyn & Dylan who gave him an insight of what it's truly like. Nant-Isa is certainly in our top 5 cottages of where we have stayed around England. Thank you for making the holiday a memorable one.

    Reviewed by CApr 2019

  • "A lovely, well equipped cottage run by very friendly hosts."

    Very quiet and peaceful within easy striking distance of the Stiperstones and numerous walks in the Shropshire Hills. Families with children would love to visit as there are a selection of animals to see and pet. We timed our visit well as lambs were being born almost on a daily basis! Would thoroughly recommend Nant-Isa

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2019

  • "The most comfortable holiday cottage, great location and beautiful views."

    A relaxing and peaceful place with everything you need for a great break! So many home comforts and extras.

    Reviewed by SophieMar 2019

  • "Delightfully cosy cottage that proved perfect for our family of four (including two small children) to explore the local area."

    A basket of goodies was a thoughtful welcome gesture, and the cottage had everything we needed to feel right at home straight away. The view towards the Stiperstones is stunning, and we enjoyed lots of fantastic walks from the door (as well as further afield) with some refreshing pub stops too. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone wanting to enjoy the best of this beautiful part of the country!

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2019

  • "A warm welcome received from Tracy and her family."

    The cottage was spotless with a welcome basket of goodies for us and also one for the dog! This was the best appointed cottage that I have stayed in with everything that you could possibly need provided. It’s in a great location to visit all the nearby towns and also has some great walks directly from the cottage. Well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2019

  • "Tracy Paul Bronwyn and Dylan are a great family."

    They made us so welcome. The cottage is perfect and snug with a log burner in the living room. Large kitchen diner really well equipped. You won’t have to bring any cooking utensils on a visit to this cottage. 2 double bedrooms with really comfortable beds. Great shower and 2 loos. To cap it off you’ve got stunning views. Perfectly placed to explore the local area with a great pub in the village. Good pub grub at really good value. If you run out of anything you have to visit Arkwright store attached to the pub. The smallest store in the country with the largest range of goods. I kid you not. You will be made very welcome at this lovely cottage and have a wonderful time. Enjoy

    Reviewed by DudleyDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, great location, great welcome pack."

    Really enjoyed it, will be staying again.

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2018

  • "We had a lovely 4 night stay in the cottage."

    It is beautifully appointed and spotless, everything seems brand new. The view over to Stiperstones is lovely and the owners couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. It is a lovely area to explore with great walking and some interesting National Trust properties to visit.

    Reviewed by TimOct 2018

  • "Everything at Nant Isa was fantastic and our hosts were brilliant."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2018

  • "The owners had provided absolutely everything to make this holiday easy."

    Simple things which other cottages have not provided, such as kitchen roll, cling film and foil all go to making cooking and picnics better. The kitchen equipment was immaculate and loads of it. The cottage was pristine, and beds and bedding very comfortable. The owners left a goody basket full of delicious treats, and a small supply of tea and coffee making items also left. I cannot praise them enough.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2018

  • "We have just returned from a 5 day stay at Nant Isa in the Shropshire Hills and we could not be happier with our experience."

    We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this was definitely one of the best - the owners Tracy and Paul could not have been more thoughtful - their welcome and their attention to detail was amazing. Everything we needed was in the cottage, the location is peaceful and easily accessible and we had many days out and about exploring the area to then come 'home' to such a lovely environment was just perfect. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Nant Isa and hope to return ourselves as we have definitely fallen in love with the whole area.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

  • "We had a very relaxing break in this lovely cottage."

    It was extremely comfortable and everything was to a high standard. The views were amazing and we would certainly love to go back again.

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a good location that is extremely well equipped and sparkling clean."

    It was a real delight to have the farm animals so close and accessible and Tina and Paul made us feel so welcome and helpful. I can particularly recommend the farm eggs and the walk up onto the Stiperstones.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

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The property

Nant-Isa is a heart-warming stone cottage adjoining the owners home, situated on a small holding, and enjoys a serene rural location, just outside the renowned Shropshire walking village of Stiperstones.

Nestling amid the Shropshire Hills AONB and with welcoming accommodation for up to four people, this is a fine base for enthusiasts of walking and cycling.

Enjoy one last look towards the well-known Manstone Rock before entering this inviting holiday home.

A country cottage-style kitchen/diner greets you with charm as it comes fully equipped and with rustic wooden beams adding that little bit extra.

The ground floor also presents a warming sitting room, snug red sofas bring a real cosy feel as they make this the perfect spot to put your feet up with the fabulous woodburner ablaze and your thoughtful welcome pack to tuck into, your furry friend can enjoy one of their own.

Make your way upstairs to find the property's two peaceful bedrooms, both rooms benefit from luscious rural views and flexible zip/link beds, meaning that this superb getaway can be enjoyed by family, friends and couples alike.

The interior concludes delightfully with a pristine, all-white family bathroom with a rainfall shower over the bath.

Beautifully maintained lawns surround the property, the outdoor space also offers a fabulous patio where you can take a well-deserved rest and appreciate your unique location with an ice cold drink.

The quaint village of Stiperstones is just one mile away, it conveniently provides a quality food pub, as well as a useful shop, many renowned walking and cycling trails also start from this wonderful spot.

Shropshire's finest attractions are all accessible by car from this central location, you can choose to venture through the Shropshire Hills AONB and visit the charming town of Church Stretton, or perhaps head further afield to the captivating market town of Shrewsbury or Ludlow with its quaint architecture and wealth of charming amenities.

A splendid base from which to experience all of Shropshire's wonderful features.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is on the owners small holding farm, so dogs must be kept on the lead at all times.

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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

Note: This property is on the owners small holding farm, so dogs must be kept on the lead at all times

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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