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The Stables

(Ref. 1069967)

Frodesley near Dorrington, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a perfect cottage with a wonderful view which is well equipped and ideally located for visiting Shropshire's attractions."

    The trolley provided was very useful for transporting luggage the 50m from the car to the cottage and vice-versa. Lu was very helpful by removing all feather bedding from the stables before we arrived to accommodate a feather allergy. We had a really enjoyable holiday. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with lovely views in a peaceful location."

    The accomodation was extremely comfortable and had everything we could have wished for.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    We loved our stay. Thank you. Bob and Marilyn

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages over the years, and The Stables was one of the best."

    It was light and spacious with amazing views of the surrounding countryside from every window. The walled garden gave us privacy and was very attractive. Lu and Mike, who live in the house opposite, were the perfect hosts and were friendly and helpful when needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sad to leave. We would definitely go back again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be very happy to welcome you here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The stables is a great place to stay."

    Very clean and well furnished. Thank you to Lu the owner for being accommodating with the fact we had a wheelchair. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage that offered a beautiful small walled garden to enjoy on the sunny days and a comfortable, bright lounge to relax in during the rainy spells."

    The cottage is well situated and day trips to Ludlow, Iron Bridge and the many ruined castles, priories and abbeys are easily achieved.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, like staying with friends."

    Accurate listing. Although personal choice, option of a thicker duvet in the double bedroom would help with the variable summer weather. Appreciated the welcome pack but milk would be useful. We found some at a pop-up farm shop which was still open when we arrived. There are no shops or pub near.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "The car parking space was unsuitable because it was overhung by trees which continually dropped debris and a lot of very sticky sap which was very difficult to remove."

    After the first night and having spoken to the owner, we were allowed to park on the drive. The controls for the four hot plates were unworkable even though we followed the instructions so we were unable to use them. We informed the owner who did try to assist. The double bedroom was cold. It needed a warmer duvet and better space heating.

    We are so sorry you had so many problems during your stay. The trees have not been a problem for anyone else, it's rather unfortunate that your stay was at the time they were blossoming. We did our best to help you clean your car at the time and found you a different spot. The hob works perfectly well, I think you had difficulty understanding how best to use the different rings. When I explained this to you I thought we had solved the problem for you. It's a shame you didn't ask for help again as I would have been happy to assist. I 'm not sure why the room was cold as the heater was on when you left the property and the room was overly hot. There were clear instructions as to how to use it but perhaps you struggled with those as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    Everything was just as shown in the photographs. We enjoyed our stay and are returning next May. Visiting local towns like Shrewsbury we used the park and ride and they were excellent and made life easy. The only thing that could have improved our stay would have been to have had a parasol for the table and chairs in the private walled garden, but we coped.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it's really appreciated. We are so sorry about the parasol and absolutely kicking ourselves as we had put it away for the winter and completely forgotten to get it out. If only you had popped over or messaged, we could have found it for you. Point taken over some comfy chairs, we'll get that one sorted straight away. Looking forward to seeing you again next year, enjoy the rest of the summer. Lu and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2023

  • "Pleasant, peaceful surroundings with great views."

    Private walled garden was a bonus. Cottage had everything we needed for a 3 night stay. Shame about the distance from car park to front door which in heavy rain would be unpleasant, although property description had pre warned us. None less would stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "A comfortable spacious property with a great outlook and private walled garden."

    The only negative was the distance from parking to the property which we were aware of from the property description.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic Chritmas break very cosy cottage lovely setting evan a christmas tree ..."

    Fantastic Chritmas break very cosy cottage lovely setting evan a christmas tree Church Stretton and Much Wenlock just up the road Great little Market Towns Loved it

    Thank you, it was lovely to see you again. So pleased you enjoyed your Christmas in the cottage, you must come in the summer when the sun is shining! Lu Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Dec 2022

  • "This delightful cottage had everything we could want."

    A real home from home. It was lovely and cosy to come back to after a day out when the temperature was sub zero. The garden looked very inviting, a pity we couldn't use it because of the weather! I would definitely recommend this accommodation and will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Stables was an excellent stay."

    Spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. Everything we needed to make the stay relaxing was provided, and the local walks and pubs were both excellent. Definitely recommend and would stay again - great for exploring Shropshire

    Thank you for your great feedback, it was lovely to meet visitors from the other side of the world! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Lu and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "An absolutely delightful stay at a wonderful property."

    Picturesque cottage, furnished well, great facilities, very comfortable and clean throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again. Friendly and helpful hosts too. Cannot recommend enough.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we would be delighted to welcome you here again. Lu and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely home from home for a very relaxing holiday."

    In fact, the best holiday cottage we have ever booked, and we've visited quite a lot. We loved the spacious accommodation and the decor. The owners live nearby but were unobtrusive and friendly. We plan to return to enjoy the peaceful location and explore more of Shropshire.

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments, your feedback means a lot to us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you both again soon. Lu and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very private walled garden. Owners live opposite so there if needed but otherwise left us alone. Lots to do in the area and nice places to eat nearby. Quite a bit of wildlife visible from the garden. Very comfortable two weeks.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful location and thoughtfully equipped, we had a great stay."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lu and Mike are very warm & welcoming, concerned & generous hosts."

    We felt so at home as soon as we walked in - spacious, bright, well equipped, clean and comfy. Really enjoyed the heatwave, so we could make full use of the cosy & private walled garden. Experienced so many interesting places in the vicinity, wish we could have stayed longer.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to welcome you again when you're back in the UK . Lu and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olof5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved everything about the cottage, location, accommodation, furnishing, tranquility, and especially the garden."

    The provision of a trolley for transportation of luggage and supplies, was much appreciated.

    Your positive feedback is very much appreciated, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Lu and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "A super cottage, everything was perfect."

    Lovely walking in the area, particularly from Church Stretton. No problem with the distance from parking area to the cottage, there is a trolley. Absolutely excellent all round.

    Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate your very kind comments. Lu and Mike. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings."

    The owner made us welcome and ask us to let her know if any help required. We found however that one of the twin beds in the second room were not fit for use. The mattress had been replaced but the base had not. The furniture in that Room had seen better days. I think the crockery could also be replaced. However we this is a perfect place to relax and visit the surrounding area.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry you had a problem with one of the divans. We will be changing them both as soon as possible for more comfortable beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anonymous3.1Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    The cottage is very pretty on the outside and all mod cons on the inside. The owners welcome you with little presents ; tea, coffee, gin & tonic and some pretty toiletries in the bathroom. The surroundings are beautiful, with sweeping lawns out front leading to fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. There's a very well cared for private garden. The whole place is lovely and quiet and peaceful. The owners are very kind, considerate and helpful. It's within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and lots of other places of interest. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Stables to anyone.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback Christine, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Stables. We are about to deadhead the roses in the garden, it could take some time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property has a real atmosphere of comfort and homeliness."

    Even with the instructions, one or two of the appliances e.g. the hob, take a bit of practise but, the kitchen is very well equipped for someone who loves to cook. We appreciated all the little extras. The property has wonderful views, fabulous garden, and the hamlet is well appointed for the towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Church Stretton. Shropshire is a beautiful county with diverse landscape and great market towns. My only small niggle is that the mattress on the first single bed in the twin room was lumpy and probably needs replacement. I was however, able to use the second single bed which was very comfortable. I would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. We’re so sorry you had a problem with the mattress but very pleased you have brought it to our attention. 2 new mattresses are ordered and on their way! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7May 2022

  • "Unquestionably, a wonderful place to stay for a holiday."

    Magnificent views from The Stables and we were surprised how spacious it was. A beautiful and private walled garden to enjoy the flowers and sit outside. If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you. Church Stretton is easily reached for shops/restaurants etc. Lots of walks from the doorstep and in the vicinity. Lots to see and do for everyone We were very impressed and would not hesitate to return in the future..

    Thank you for your very kind feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in The Stables and look forward to welcoming you again. Lu and Mike. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful, "away from it all" cottage."

    Warm, comfortable, well equipped and standing in amazing surroundings, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Stables. Having our own walled garden with furniture (and most days with sunshine too) was a real bonus after walking some of the Shropshire Hills. The owners left some delicious treats and toiletries. Definitely a cottage we will return to. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you to the Stables again soon. Lu and Mike. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property in a quiet location, with beautiful views of the hills."

    Thank you Cheryl, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, despite the storms! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Perfect location for exploring the area whilst being in a very peaceful setting. Everything was exactly as we had hoped. For absolute perfection, some maps showing the footpaths from the cottage would be amazing!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed at, we could not fault the site or facilities."

    It was a fantastic setting with wonderful views of the countryside.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Spacious accommodation, better than pictures."

    Immaculate and well equipped. Beautiful garden, very comfortable cottage, would recommend

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private garden with lawned area and outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Please note: The path from the parking area to the property is around 50 meters.

The property

Dorrington 4.1 miles.

Tucked away in the tiny village of Frodesley, The Stables is a picturesque holiday home offering up a truly tranquil base from which to explore the Shropshire Hills.

With outstanding views of the surrounding countryside from every window, and attractive features such as original beams on the walls and ceiling, this beautifully converted stable is perfectly suited to one or two couples, or a family of 4. Frodesley is located in the centre of Shropshire's “Golden Triangle”; sited between Shrewsbury, the Ironbridge Gorge, and Ludlow.

Designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be well placed to enjoy long walks or cycle rides in the beautiful and ever-changing countryside.

When you return to the Stables, pop your boots by the door and make the most of the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a tasty reviving meal, or take advantage of our local farm shop just 2 minutes down the road.

It offers a range of fresh produce, delicious cakes and biscuits, local produce and best of all a variety of ready meals all prepared on site.

Once replete you can relax on the sofas in the comfortable living room and enjoy a film or your favourite binge watch on the flat screen TV.

Books and games in the cupboard offer an alternative or a rainy afternoon solution.

Free WiFi.

From the lounge the Patio doors open onto your private well stocked garden, a lovely sunspot to indulge in alfresco dining or just relaxing in the sunshine.

Back inside, an attractive king-size bedroom promises a good night's sleep and next door the cosy twin room is the perfect place for the children to settle down, in peace and quiet, equally suitable for 2 more adults of course. At the end of the hall, a light modern bathroom can be found with a spacious bath and separate shower, always warm and cosy with underfloor heating and heated towel rail.

From the Stables, the view is of the Lawley and the Caradoc, very popular with walkers all through the year and hang gliders in the summer.

In the valley between these and the Long Mynd nestles the town of Church Stretton, less than a 10-minute drive away, where you will find a good-sized Co-op, chemists, Post Office, bakery and plenty of smaller interesting shops.

Alternatively spend the day in the bustling and historical town of Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin.

Famed for its intriguing ‘Shuts and Passages’ and overlooked by Shrewsbury Castle, home to the Shropshire Regimental Museum, the town nestles in the crook of the River Severn.

The Quarry parkland follows the length of the river and features ‘The Dingle’; an outstanding formal garden and water feature with lots of seating for relaxing and taking in the view.

With museums, the Theatre Severn and numerous independent shops and places to eat the town has plenty to offer all ages.

Within a short distance you can also find the towns of Much Wenlock and Ludlow and various sites of historic interest.

A beautiful rural location, perfect for an all-year round break.

Please note: The path from the parking area to the property is around 50 meters.

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About the location


  • Bath 5.4 miles
  • Frome 11.2 miles
  • Wells 16.4 miles
  • Glastonbury 22.5 miles

The Shropshire village of Dorrington is situated between the popular towns of Church Stretton and Shrewsbury. The village boasts a pub/restaurant, an excellent Persian cuisine restaurant, a shop/Post Office and a butchers. Close by are the beautiful Long Mynd and Stiperstone Hills both providing lovely scenic walks and cycle trails. Explore the wonderful historic towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, with their ancient castles, excellent shops, restaurants, pubs and delightful riverside walks, as well the delightful World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge with its fascinating museums, the amazing Roman ruins at Wroxeter, Stokesay Castle and the Acton Scott Historic Farm. An exciting holiday location, perfect for an all year round break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas