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The Wilderness

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "A warm very well equipped comfortable cottage in stunning surroundings with amazing hill walks from the doorstep."

    The enclosed garden is private and ideal if you have a dog. The half mile drive to the cottage is narrow and uneven. The local pub is welcoming and provides good reasonably priced food.The wood fired hot tub was a bonus but difficult to light in periods of wet weather. Takes several hours to heat the water. A thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Mar 2024

  • "What a gem this cottage is."

    Warm, welcoming, extremely well equipped and blissfully quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing."

    Fully equipped with every appliance and more. Just like being at home . The owners have gone above and beyond to make your stay an amazing time. Beautiful view from the cottage over the hills. . Very private and just the perfect settings. Highly recommend you take time out to explore the beautiful landscape around the area. Full of history and beauty... First class. Was able to communicate with the owners directly and this made the stay more personal. Thank you Stuart and Carmel for letting us share a amazing experience in your beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by Peter David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay at the wilderness cottage."

    A very warm & cosy place with everything you need for your stay. The local pub and shop staff are really friendly and welcoming to.

    Reviewed by Claire Teresa5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    We were there in a very cold week, but the cottage stayed lovely and warm. Brilliant pub and shop and friendly locals. Have booked again in June.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful property, clean, well equipped in a lovely surrounding."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic homely cottage in a beautiful area, and a lovely village, with great shop and pub"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage located in a gorgeous location ."

    Lots of interesting features on this property plenty of parking , fabulous view and the hot tub area which are all very secluded . A few small things which could have been improved upon but overall very comfortable . A little compact for 4 people with one large bedroom on the 1st floor and one twin bedroom on the ground floor.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2023

  • "Best cottage we have stayed in." cosy, comfortable and well equipped. Gorgeous walks straight from the door and hot tub excellent for aching legs. Village pub has great, reasonably priced meals . Games, maps, DVDs in the cottage , log burner easy to light . Wish we could have stayed for longer!

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Oct 2023

  • "What an amazing property with amazing views."

    The best cottage we have had the privilege to stay in,a great find which ticked all the boxes . Very cosy clean cottage ,lovely hot tub and log fire, not forgetting the relaxing spa bath it had everything even Netflix so u could have a cosy night in front of the fire watching a great movie enjoying a beer,heaven .Lovely walks straight from your door,lovely pub and shop just down the road ,really friendly people.Our 2 dogs had a fantastic time,they were very fascinated with the farm animals that were grazing in the field right next to our garden, cows sheep rabbits,fantastic.We had lovely walks and was very lucky with the weather,would definitely return and recommend .The cottage had everything you needed and a delicious cake was waiting for us on our arrival,thank you so much for that,really kind, looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable, warm & clean holiday home with a fully equipped kitchen whether just to cook an English breakfast or make a pot of coffee."

    Would be helpful to have some sturdy hooks for a family outdoor coats and a place for wellies by the door but superb otherwise . Woodburning hot tub is lovely took one bag from shop plus the starter kit, such a treat Nature reserve on the doorstep just turn right out of Cottage with the local pub and shop at the bottom of the narrow bumpy track to to Cottage,idyllic position. Hoping to return

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Wilderness is just stunning a beautiful cosy cottage."

    Surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery. We were made very welcome at the local pub, everyone was so friendly. Fabulous walks on the doorstep I could not have wished for more

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, thank you we had a really nice week."

    Enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub in the evening.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2023

  • "Really great cottage."

    Had a brilliant time. Garden was great for the dogs, the rabbits might not have agreed. Hot tub was great after wegot the knack of timing the logs. Lots of fun was had.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week in this lovely area - there is plenty to see and do."

    Our main problem with the cottage was the lack of light. This could be improved by better lighting; lighter decor and cutting back some of the overgrown garden. Everything else was fine, the cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The pub in the village is great - very friendly staff (the dog even got a treat) and the food is excellent value.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location near the end of an old track."

    We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in beautiful surroundings, very quiet and peaceful, everything you could could possibly need and more."

    Communication with owner was second to none. 100% recommend Will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2023

  • "Maybe a little more information on the ruggedness of the lane up to cottage."

    The owners were easy to contact and helpful during our stay. The cottage is a unique place to stay in beautiful surroundings with a well stocked shop and village pub . The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need. The wilderness is warm comfortable with lovely decor relating to the history of the miners cottage. The Swedish hot tub was fabulous and well used once up and running . Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break."

    The cottage is very cosy and well equipped. Great location.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "An amazing stay and breath taking surroundings I would recommend this place to anyone, we will definitely visit again !"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jan 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage in a superb location."

    We loved the peacefulness of the surroundings. Great pub and shop within walking distance. A great stay

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday, very quiet ."

    Log burner and hot tub very nice touch, we used the hot tub most evenings even though it was -6c Once you got used to burning it several hours before you use it was fine. Thie wilderness cottage was warm , the local pub and shop looked after all your needs, the staff very friendly. The only minus points was you must have a powerful torch when you get out the car, it's only a short distance but you can't see a thing when your going down the steps , some lights needed here. The only other thing was no milk on arrival for a cup of tea, the carrot cake was lovely as bottle of wine would have been a nice touch. We would definitely return. John and Sarah

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really great cottage in enviable environment."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "The most wonderful holiday at The Wilderness - which is full of charm and cosy nights."

    The cottage is a great location for walks, and exploring Shropshire- there is a pub just 5 minutes walk away and lots of villages to explore nearby. The cottage was just as the pictures show, everything you need for a little getaway and more. We will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Nov 2022

  • "Really lovely location and place to stay."

    We were a little worried over the reviews on the drive to the cottage. However, we had no problems and took it slow and steady up the hill/lane. The local pub is lovely and so are the people. With the darker nights coming I would recommend taking one of the torches that are kindly provided for the walk back after an evening of walking or a meal in the lovely pub.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage and it's surroundings were amazing."

    Wish we had booked longer already considering next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Loved the cake and the birthday card. Very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property, great setting and cosy and warm."

    Nice welcome of cake, thank you!

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Apr 2022

  • "If you want a beautiful and comfortable cottage totally away from it all then this is for you."

    We had a lovely stay - helped by a week of wonderful weather - waking up to birdsong and lovely views every morning. The local pub does great food at very reasonable prices and is only a 10-15 min walk away. Only thing to hi-light is the access to this property. It is reached via a single track that is very steep and bumpy in places. Possibly not suitable for the less able on foot or nervous drivers.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and tidy."

    Nice touch of a cake left for us

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "The location of this house is stunning, tucked away in the Stiperstones hills, it really had the wild and close to nature feel that we were looking for."

    The house itself was very comfortable, stylish and a good mix of traditional touches with modern. The wood fired hot tub took 4-6 hours to heat, (it was winter time), so needed some forward planning to use but wasn’t a big problem. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "This cottage was in a stunning location and was perfect for us ."

    The jacuzzi bath takes a little while to fill but is so worth it and helped with aches after lots of walking. The hot tub we loved , we bought extra wood and fire starters , which I recommend to buy before going . The cottage was immaculately clean and the owner was great when we contacted and super helpful . The dogs loved the gardens . We would definitely stay here again as it’s quiet , close to so many walks and has stunning views. We went to Snowdonia and did the fastest zip wire as it’s only a couple hours away with amazing roads and hills/mountains. The home made cake was a lovely touch also .

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Wilderness and have recommended it - and your organisation - to others."

    The hot tub and whirlpool bath were greatly enjoyed and the dark night sky a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic property I'm a fab location, had the best of times and just perfect to get away from the normal business of life."

    Went for a walk into the hills close by, a day out in Shrewsbury and ate at the local pub. Would highly recommend them all. For harry pottery fans , there is q Harry potter shop in Shrewsbury, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, so warm and cosy."

    Just returned from our third visit and already looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Oct 2021

  • "My family and I had a lovely week at The Wilderness and want to leave a positive review as this place deserves it."

    It was incredibly clean and tidy, beds are really.comfy, kitchen is really well equipped with everything you need and more and the surroundings are stunning. The cottage is right at the top of the road and if you come to a log cabin you have gone too far..its the house before that and the name of the cottage is actually in the wall. Yes the gravel path is long but just drive carefully and slowly and you should be fine. Only slight downside was that the hot tub got nasty grime marks around the outside after Only 2 uses and we all showered before we got in, so not sure what happened there but we didn't want to use it after that and was a bit gutted. The jacuzzi bath and shower are lovely and also the log burner was a lovely treat. All in all a wonderful time was had by all and we were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Aug 2021

  • "In 11 years of UK cottage holidays, The Wilderness was by far the best we have stayed at."

    The cottage is picture postcard, very comfortable and has everything you need for a enjoyable holiday. Will endeavour to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well equipped, and super clean."

    Not only clean, but actually 'smelt' clean - fantastic location, with great walks from the door. Hot tub is a bonus, but lite it a good 4 hrs before use, to allow water temp to rise. Local pub Stiperstones Inn is fantastic, and very friendly, you need to book. Next door the village shop has all you will need, and has been a great asset to the community over the last 2 COVID years. Overall a superb, quaint miners cottage!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week stay in Stiperstones."

    The cottage itself was great with everything we needed. The hot tub was brilliant as well. The area is gorgeous and we enjoyed exploring around as well. The only issue that we had with the stay was the lane leading up to the property is awful! We scratched our alloys and it meant leaving the property quite tedious and we were worried it would ruin the car.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very pretty and peaceful cottage.The only downside was the very rough track up to the property which punctured a tyre beyond repair and cost £125 to replace.

    Reviewed by Freddy4.4Jun 2021

  • "Its is certainly not an easy road to negotiate to get to the cottage, and how people claim it is an 'easy' walk to the pub not sure why they are trying to kid."

    The lane is nothing more than a very steep dirt track so narrow you cannot open the car doors and you risk damaging your car every time you make the journey. The cottage itself is vey difficult to find neither it or the five bar gate you are told to find are visible from the road, and the cottage does not have a name or number on it. Because of the difficult journey to and from the cottage we felt almost like prisoners - we went out in the morning and returned later - we daren't risk the journey any more times. The cottage was quite dark - even with lights on - and the stairs were steep, narrow, slippery, twisted at the bottom and were further complicated by having helmets & lamps hung along the wall, which made holding on difficult. There was very little information in the cottage and we could not find the NHS QR scan. On the plus side the cottage was clean and there was a secure yard for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Pam3.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location, cosy comfortable cottage."

    Owners are very helpful and easy to communicate with. We had a small problem during our stay which was rectified quickly. One thing to be aware of is the cottage is located near the end of a reasonably long track. We were fine as we drive an AWD car but anyone with a car low to the ground may struggle to drive up to the house. There is ample parking at the end of the lane though

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had a lovely break in this quaint cosy cottage."

    You could walk straight out of the cottage up the hill to the stiperstones and the views were breathtaking. Dog freindly pub in walking distance. Relaxing hot tub in enclosed private patio area. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will return the place has a lovely feeling of calmness about it.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2020

  • "Loved the tranquility of the cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings. A fabulous place to recharge your batteries.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Sep 2020

  • "A wonderful quiet location, you have to love to be ‘out of the way‘ to appreciate this place, it is very peaceful and wonderful walks."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had such a lovely holiday at the Wilderness."

    The house was lovely - fantastic location, all the amenities we needed plus very clean. We hope to return again next year!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage lived up to all expectations with lots of little touches to make it a really enjoyable stay."

    The owner contacted me to discuss key arrangements, the cottage was spotless and lots of information was left to give us ideas of activities whilst we were there. The location is peaceful and the local residents helpful and friendly. The hot tub was the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at the wilderness, nice and relaxing atmosphere and locals were very friendly, the village shop and pub have everything you need for a peaceful away from the rat race."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful time at this stunning cottage!"

    The place is beautifully finished, and has kept its lovely authentic feel. The dog-friendly pub is a mile down the end of lane from the cottage, so a nice easy walk and there is a little shop attached that is like an Aladdins cave. All the locals were really friendly and welcoming. The rear yard where the hot tub is, is fully enclosed so our dogs could be out with us whilst we bathed, and it was very private and not overlooked. I would highly recommend taking wood with you, the shop has it for a good price but they did run out over the weekend. We found some fab walks right from the doorstep , meaning you can stop in the pub for a few drinks after and warm on their lovely fire. The hot tub is fantastic after a day walking, it did take us about 24 hours to get up to temp as it was pretty cold outside, we then just lit the fire in the morning and found it to be the right temperature in the evening. The cottage has great facilities, and everything you could want. We will Definitely be back. Ps. Take some bird seed to feed the stunning birds that you can watch from the windows. Bliss

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2020

  • "Quaint little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Spotlessly clean and tasty carrot cake welcome. We had a six month old baby with us and the owner kindly left a baby walker at the property. Great walks and plenty of wildlife. Will definitely return to the property hopefully in the summertime...

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jan 2020

  • "The best Christmas we could have wished for!"

    Amazing cottege in an amazing location and amazing facilities. Hot tub is great when you figure out how to use it. 100% would recommend and would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, really peaceful location but still has shops/pub locally."

    The walking around the cottage is lovely as the Stiperstones Nature Reserve is literally outside the gate. The owner seems really nice and baked us cake. Pet friendly which meant we could take a cat. Tuffins supermarket in Craven Arms is about a 40min drive and well worth a visit for some local produce. The road/track to the property wasn't an issue as mentioned in some reviews. The Wi-Fi was also fine, we were able to watch Netflix without issue but the description does make it clear that it may be intermittent. To be expected in this type of location.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2019

  • "Hot tub should be advertised as ' wood fired ' wifi very intermittent / slow"

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Oct 2019

  • "No everything was spot o"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Cottage was very clean and tidy and the area a bit more remote than we are used to."

    We enjoyed the local wildlife but the walking for us was too hilly. Overall we enjoyed the stay but not the drive upto and from the Cottage.

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Sep 2019

  • "More secure garden required when allowing dogs."

    The tv wasn't really suitable as your could only get limited channels and in a evening if you couldn't watch tv it was a bit boring

    Reviewed by Michaela4.1Aug 2019

  • "Relaxing, everything as expected."

    Recycling instructions could be clearer but that's a very minor point.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Enjoyed an excellent first time holiday with Sykes holiday cottages."

    So easy to book and brilliant customer service!!!...

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in the hills last 400 yards to cottage is up a bumpy lane but all added to our enjoyment of getting there,we felt at home as soon as we entered the cottage, lots of wildlife in the garden which we encouraged with nuts and bird food, very peaceful and great for our dog who loved the enclosed garden and his walks up in the hills, excellent pub 10min walk away which serves lovely food and all the locals we met were very friendly."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Wildness is by far the best holiday cottage that we have stayed in."

    The owners had thought of everything we could possibly need to make our stay absolutely brilliant and there was a beautiful cake for us too. We didn’t use the hot tub but we did have a real fire every evening and our dog loved it. It was so nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of life in a town. I loved sitting outside to watch and listen to the abundance of wildlife that was on the door step. Just a short walk down the hill was the shop and next door the local pub. You can take your dogs in the bar and the food is very reasonably priced too. We had a lovely time in this miners cottage and wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with wonderful views."

    The welcome cake was a nice touch. The bath was a little bit short! But the bluetit alarm clock was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Feb 2019

  • "All I can say is Exellent"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2018

  • "The total peace and quiet."

    The view. The whole place was just perfect. We had a lovely Christmas here. With the log fire burning. We have intentions of coming back. One will be very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Wilderness was a cosy and clean cottage with everything you would need provided."

    Lovely walk from the gate to the summit of Stiperstones. Food at local pub very good and within easy walking distance. The only point I would make is that there are other properties on each side of the Wilderness which you cannot see from the photos. One of which is virtually on the same site and unfenced from the Wilderness. If you had a dog that wanted to explore it would have to be shut in the front garden as the back patio provides free access to the lodge next door.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Sep 2018

  • "The Wilderness was fabulous, one of the best of many we have stayed in: comfortable, cosy, tasteful, a lovely adaptation of a traditional cottage."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Shropshire Hills."

    It's position at the end of a track means no traffic sounds at all and at night the stars are fantastic with no light pollution. Being where it is the water pressure is not great (for a shower) and the wi-fi strength is not good but you should expect that when booking a remote cottage and these things are insignificant compared to the quality of the cottage. The only drawback is the metalled track to reach the cottage was quite a struggle for a small car with four adults and their luggage so I would not recommend booking if you have a lotus. If you keep below 5mph however there is no issue.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2018

  • "Just back from a week long stay at The Wilderness."

    If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place. The cottage is charming and spotlessly clean, with a lovely garden, which our two dogs loved. There are plenty of walks in the area, and a haven for those interested in nature. The local pub was a ten minute walk from the cottage and the welcome by both the staff and locals, was lovely. We ate there most days. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2018

  • "The Wilderness is set in an beautiful secluded location."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped and the owners are extremely helpful. The garden was great for our dogs and there are lovely walks directly from the garden gate. We would definitely go back, it is one of the loveliest cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a excellent stay at wilderness cottage great views and great walks for the dogs."

    There was plenty for us to do in the area e.g. visit castles and towns. It was a great cottage and holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "This was our second stay for Christmas at Wilderness Cottage and was even better than the first time."

    It is in a fabulous location at Stiperstones with fantastic views and walks from the doorstep. The improvements by the owners (bathroom, furniture and telephone as no mobile reception) were really noticeable and appreciated - as were the Christmas tree, mulled wine and mince pies. We will definitely return as this is our favourite Sykes cottage - and we have been to many around England.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was very nice and so quite, took my cat billy love watching the birds, went to the Stiperstone inn was very friendly the meal was lovely."

    if you want a quite break away this cottage is the one. five *****

    Reviewed by Valerie4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, peaceful and quiet, beautiful views and walks right from the door of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Chris4.8Feb 2017

  • "A lovely warm and comfortable hide away in a great area."

    Very well presented cottage with every need catered for. Walks to the Stipperstones close by. Fantastic scenery and well worth investigating around the area.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Nov 2016

  • "It was our 2nd visit this year, autumn was fantastic, thanks to the locals, we ..."

    It was our 2nd visit this year, autumn was fantastic, thanks to the locals, we went walking with the dogs everyday up the stiperstones hills it was cold but sunny and after walking the warm cosy cottage with log burner was out standing, the cottage was spotless and so comfortable, the local shop is an aladins cave full of bargains, and the pub is fabulous, we would recommend it 100%

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2016

  • "Beautifully peaceful, comfortable and a pleasant stay."

    Glad we had a 4x4 to negotiate the track.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and warm."

    The location was lovely and it was so quiet which was what we wanted. The beds were really comfy and everywhere was lovely and clean. The owner had left us a cake and a vase of flowers which was a lovely thought.

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.6Oct 2016

  • "The wilderness was one of the best properties we have stayed in the owners were so friendly and welcoming."

    I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Twin room, 1 x first floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single day bed
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • LPG double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer in outdoor utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs, Landline provided
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner and log fired hot tub inc. in rent
  • Wood for the stove can be purchased from the village shop
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Rear courtyard garden with furniture and log fired hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Please note: New broadband system fitted January 2020 delivering reliable broadband.

The property

This picturesque, detached, old miners’ cottage stands at the foot of the Stiperstones Hill range, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, amidst the Shropshire Hills.

The cottage provides cosy, character accommodation, ideal for a family holiday or a romantic break for two, for those wishing to explore this peaceful and tranquil area.

This attractive cottage, set mostly over the ground floor, offers a spacious first floor family room with a king-size double bed and a single day bed.

There is a room featuring twin beds and a family bathroom with a whirlpool bath, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day exploring Shropshire.

Prepare delicious family meals in the well-equipped kitchen and sit down to eat together around the dining area, in the sitting room.

Retire in front of the woodburning stove, in the charming sitting room and unwind with a film or lose yourself in a good book.

Outside is a pretty, lawned front garden with delightful views across the surrounding countryside to Stiperstones Hill.

Both this space and the rear courtyard offer fantastic places to sit and soak up the summer sunshine after a day’s walking, mountain biking or exploring this beautiful part of Shropshire.

Whatever the time of day or year, the soothing hot tub will add that extra bit of luxury to your stay.

From here, wonderful scenic walks lead you to the summit of the Stiperstones Hill, just one mile away, while excellent mountain bike trails stretch in all directions.

The Stiperstones village pub and the local shop are an easy walk away, offering delicious food and a friendly welcome.

Venture out to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton and Ludlow.

There are also a variety of National Trust properties and gardens to discover, including the Ironbridge World Heritage Site, with its ten museums, the Wroxeter Roman ruins and Stokesay and Ludlow castles.

This cottage is a wonderful base for families and friends exploring Shropshire, all year round.

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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.

In severe weather conditions, the hot tub may not be useable, as it is log-fired, not electric.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas