“The nearest earthly place to paradise.” On arrival at Dove Cottage, it’s easy to see why the author PG Wodehouse said these words of Shropshire.
Peacefully positioned in perfect countryside, nestled on the Shropshire Hills’ famous Long Mynd and hugged on all sides by this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dove Cottage's location provides total tranquility, stunning scenery and a truly beautiful base from which to explore.
Discover spectacular countryside — including the Long Mynd & Carding Mill Valley, Caer Caradoc, The Lawley and Stiperstones Nature Reserve — from your cottage door, on foot or by bike.
One of a pair of cottages, Dove Cottage is a beautiful bolthole of immense character uniquely and lovingly created from an 18th century barn, featuring a wealth of original wood beams and exposed stonework, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Elegantly and eclectically furnished with antiques, vintage pieces and William Morris fabrics, Dove Cottage also boasts a romantic wood burning stove and all modern conveniences, including WiFi, Now TV, very well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and luxurious en-suite bathrooms with rain showers.
Book Dove Cottage today, in this superb holiday location at any time of year.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Wren Cottage (Ref 966881), together they sleep up to 6.
All ground floor with eaves-height beamed, sloping ceilings throughout. Double bedroom with french doors onto terrace and garden, plus en suite bathroom with rain shower. Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom featuring rain shower. Kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove, with French doors onto terrace and garden featuring antique cast furniture and Kadai firebowl.
About the location
Church Stretton 4 miles; Shrewsbury 10 miles.
3/4 mile from the ancient village of Picklescott, with award winning 17th century inn and eatery The Bottle & Glass.
Large private, secluded pay-as-you-go fishing lake.
4 miles to town of Church Stretton — known as Little Switzerland — with 4 floor antique centre and collection of independent shops and cafés.
10 miles to riverside market town of Shrewsbury, first settled by 7th century Saxons, birth place of Charles Darwin, plus home to 660 listed buildings and a burgeoning boutique and café culture.
20 miles to Ludlow, medieeval market town and gastronomic capital of Shropshire.
22 miles to historic Ironbridge, World Heritage Site.
Hundreds of historical interest sites nearby: castles; magnificent mansions and manor houses; abbeys and priories; stone circles and myriad other stone, neolithic and bronze age sites; great affluence of Sites of Special Scientific Interest; and the Roman city of Viroconium.