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Kite's Nest

(Ref. 4137)

Eaton-under-Heywood near Church Stretton, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Kite's Nest was a perfect place for a half term break for us - perfectly equipped and really spacious for 2, and set in a beautiful valley with walks from the door."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Feb 2024

  • "Both of us and our 2 Labs Bonnie & Bracken loved our stay."

    The walks through the gardens and woodland were perfect. The cottage had everything we needed and was very warm and cosy. I enjoyed watching the young pony riders on the Saturday morning and John loved his visit to Luke’s blacksmith workshop. This is a great centre for visiting Shropshire. The wildlife and the dark skies are perfect for any nature lover. So nice to be visited by the host to check everything was to our liking.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2024

  • "Third consecutive November we have stayed at Kite's Nest."

    A lovely, peaceful environment, close to Church Stretton and other Shropshire attractions. The farmhouse gardens have to be seen to be believed. Hopefully be back again to this lovely home-from-home.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Nov 2023

  • "This barn conversion is as good as anything we have come across and the lady owner is lovely, Ideal if you want a quiet secluded holiday."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay near Church Stretton."

    Cosy, comfortable; all the facilities you could need to self cater. Very comfortable bed, loads of hot water and spacious for a 1 bed property. Easy parking. Lovely hosts who were very responsive to any queries. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay."

    Lovely and quiet. Really comfy bed. Was nice to watch the horse riders having their lessons. Would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely property in idyllic surroundings."

    Wonderful hosts. Had a really lovely stay and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Kites Nest, was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed There were lots of animals horses, dogs , cats and lots with feathers."

    Lovely very large garden which we were allowed to use. Liz was very helpful and let us borrow her dog Mia as our dog was a bit nervous , so she came with us on a walk. Great holiday!

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Jul 2023

  • "A really enjoyed our time staying at Kite's Nest and would thoroughly recommend for those who would appreciate this peaceful part of Shropshire."

    Kite's Nest was comfortable, very well equipped and we knew the owners were close by if we needed anything. It's an ideal base for beautiful walks and exploring further afield and we hope to visit again!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay, really well equipped and warm."

    Beautiful setting and stunning gardens, set within wonderful countryside, thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2023

  • "Rural retreat exactly what we needed."

    Cannot recommend this place enough. Owners were fabulous. Place really clean and everything we needed was supplied. Loved the peace and quiet. Definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2023

  • "We have been to Kite’s Nest many times, and will continue to go."

    We have a dog and love to walk around the gardens, and the lake. The cottage is great with everything you need in it. The setting is very peaceful, and many walks around. This time we had a day at Ironbridge, and the Welshpool railway, dogs are aloud. The owner is very friendly and full of advice if needed.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location for exploring the area, quiet and unobtrusive."

    Property very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Apr 2023

  • "Had a very good five nights stay owners were very welcoming."

    Lots of walks to go on with two small dogs we had with us and was very peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable and clean and lovely rural location."

    A great area for walking with literally dozens of paths and bridleways close by. Some information on local facilities (shops, pubs, restaurants etc) would be helpful to 'first timers'. Could also do with some new towels! Slightly disappointed that the owners (who we assumed lived at the adjacent farm) made no contact during our 5 night stay.

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Mar 2023

  • "Lovely rural property, just right for two plus dog."

    Very clean and cosy, well equipped and friendly and helpful owners. Loved watching the horses and ponies in the stable yard, and the peacock and peahen, owl and assorted fowl!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days The cottage was everything it said it would be and more ..."

    We had a lovely few days The cottage was everything it said it would be and more Owners were very welcoming Really enjoyed our break quiet and peaceful I am sure we will be returning

    Reviewed by Josette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Hello very pleasant stay, lovely surroundings ,very peaceful ,would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Jan 2023

  • "Great stay in the rural cottage, loved the accommodation and the local farm."

    From the first day, kim made us feel welcome and recommended places to go. loved chatting to the farm workers and mutley made a few new dog and horse friends as well. if you decide to stay, would recommend you download the o.s maps (its free) and can enjoy the countryside with confidence. Colin and Mutley

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Overall a lovely stay, and a very clean and sufficiently equipped property."

    One complaint (and we did leave it in the visitors book) the upstairs heating was not god enough in the winter. As much as we tried we could not get the upstairs warm compared to the downstairs. It could have been something we were doing. It would not stop us booking again. The location was perfect for a quiet get away and also walking in the local area. Plus a bonus they accepted dogs. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Dec 2022

  • "2nd visit to this place, we love it."

    The area is lovely and peaceful, the cottage is clean, warm and comfy, the location is a great base to explore the area. Ticks all boxes. We will be back again!

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Spent a week at Kites Nest in June '22."

    Now, perhaps I should keep quiet about this place, don't want to encourage others to stay here and spoil it! You may have read many of the other reviews explaining just how great this place is, the friendliness of the owners, cleanliness etc. etc. and I can assure you that all are perfectly true. You may also have notices the two that stand out to me - a complaint that the sofa is 'too low' and another moaning about the potholes on the tiny rural roads. GET A LIFE!! This group of very rural cottages is fabulous! True, perhaps not the best place if you have mobility difficulties or expect to glide along trunk roads in your Porsche, or don't want your little Pomeranian to get her paws dirty! And don't moan about the cockerel crowing, waking you early in the morning. But, if - like me - you enjoy the rural life and long rural walks in the beautiful countryside and woodlands; somewhere your well behaved dogs will be just as welcome as you are...look no further. It's a few miles to the shops and the pub (you can walk up an appetite getting there). At about six or so in the morning the mist is lifting off Wenlock Edge as you walk up to give your dogs a good run through the woods, a truly beautiful sight; fresh, clean air and complete peace. Or, if you prefer, a quick tour round the beautiful private garden and woodlands before breakfast. Kites Nest is small but comfortable and well equipped, perhaps a little too small for two of us and a pair of Border Collies so our next stop here will be in Betty's Barn with the extra space. Being country folk ourselves we're quite used to sharing space with the odd spider or occasional mouse (entertainment for the dogs) but we never encountered any here, the place was immaculate. Try doing the shopping at Tuffins supermarket in Craven Arms, plenty of choice and value here. Please, enjoy your stay and leave it as you found it!

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Jun 2022

  • "What a beautiful location!"

    I went with my dogs for a few days of peace and quiet and walks. The cottage was delightful and the location was ideal for walks and central for visiting other places in Shropshire. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would go again. The owners were friendly and helpful too and kindly returned money which I’d left in a book that I’d finished and left there. Wish I’d stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Mairead5.0Apr 2022

  • "Me sue and my daughter grace had a good time in your cottage, nice and relaxing."

    We brought our 2 dogs with us as well we enjoyed the walks, everything was there what you needed couldn't ask for anything else thanks again sue and grace.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cozy cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved staying at kites nest, beautiful cosy little cottage."

    Definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2022

  • "An imaginative barn conversion has created a lovely little cottage in Kite’s Nest (and two others)."

    The gardens of the owner’s Manor House are delightful, with a marked path to follow, which we greatly enjoyed until the mud defeated us!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Clean, plenty of room for two, good wi-fi, quiet location with picturesque gardens and locality."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "Small but perfect for a couple."

    Well equipped and decorated throughout and in an idyllic, super-quiet setting. Good WiFi and even a Chromecast to link to your phone for streaming! The owners could not have been more welcoming and friendly, giving access to their huge garden and woods. Hens roam free and there's a menagerie of friendly birds too. Cannot recommend Kite's Nest more highly. We'll certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Kite's Nest was perfectly located to explore the Shropshire hills."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable abs well equipped. It's quiet rural location was idyllic. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2021

  • "Liked the remote situation and the collection of animals that we say around the farm ."

    A chicken came for breakfast most days and some of the horses and riders where training for an event ( very entertaining ) plenty of walks both near and far . Fairly easy reach to towns and villages including heritage railway ,a must for steam enthusiasts !

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location with walking straight from the door to Wenlock Edge."

    Footpath waymarkers bit hit and miss. Cottage looks out over horse paddocks. Farm has peacocks, turkeys, geese and chickens as well as stables. Holiday was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1May 2021

  • "Very peaceful and quiet apart from the peacock!"

    Liked all of the hens, turkeys etc that roamed free range during the day. Good country walks from the property ideal for my dog - only used the car twice in the week. Property was well equipped, warm and comfortable. Just what I wanted.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "I only marked it down for comfort because I have a bad bad and found it very difficult to sleep on the hard bed."

    I have had this problem at other Skykes cottages. However we love everything else.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Oct 2020

  • "It had everything you needed for the 4 night stay we had."

    The owners were warm,friendly and very welcoming. Being a working farm there were chickens,turkeys,ducks and peacocks wandering around which was lovely to see. A very peaceful and tranquil surroundings an ideal place to unwind and chill would recommend.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fab holiday at kites nest, the barn was beautiful and had everything you could want and need, home from home, the location was lovely , quiet and peaceful and the owners were so friendly and welcoming, i would recommend this little haven ."

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage - everything I needed and hoped for."

    The owners were great and responded quickly with a couple of minor issues. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2020

  • "Warm,comfortable cottage which is well equipped."

    Added bonus was the chickens, peacocks, owl and watching the horses.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Sep 2019

  • "The location of these rather pleasant barn conversions seems the most remote of places."

    There is as near to zero traffic as you will get. The only sounds in the morning and evening are the activities of the local hens, peacocks and horses. The lanes are very narrow and windy, but there is very little traffic, so nothing to worry about. Shopping at Craven Arms or Church Stretton for food is around 20 minutes away. Wonderful walking country on your doorstep and interesting places to visit such as Much Wenlock and Ludlow are both very close. Although we went at the height of the tourist season, it still feels relatively undiscovered as an area. The hostess was very friendly and interested. They live in New Hall which is a fifteenth century house, with extensive gardens and woodlands. They have created a rather nice walk for the guests to wonder around, which is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2019

  • "This holiday cottage was a delight from beginning to end- the beautiful location; the colourful cockerels, chickens and ducks wandering about; the splendid garden trails and wildlife."

    A parasol for the picnic bench would have been useful during the warm afternoons and evenings.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jul 2019

  • "Whilst the cottage is compact it had everything we needed for our stay."

    It’s a little remote being a few miles out of Church Stretton but very peaceful, despite living amongst the chickens, ducks & peacocks (which just added to the charm). It was nice to have a dishwasher as this saved time on chores, though the dinner plates didn’t quite fit in!!!! Would have been nice to have a larger TV in the lounge, maybe even a smart one. The surrounding area is lovely, great for walking and cycling or just meandering the shops and parks of Shrewsbury or Ludlow. I’m sure we’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2019

  • "The whole experience of holidaying at Kite’s Nest from our first contacts with the owner of the property was great."

    Directions were clear and accurate. Once on site Kim and the family were very responsive to our needs. The accommodation was well equipped and anything we needed was facilitated. Thank you Kim for a fantastic week in Kite’s Nest. Paul and Joanne

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2019

  • "The location beautiful gardens loved the animals"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Great rural location, friendly owner and great walking."

    Sadly I had broken my ankle and was unable to take advantage on this occasion, but the owner Kim provided a great footstool, which was a really thoughtful gesture.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "The hosts were lovely and the location was perfect."

    I look forward to returning later in the year.

    Reviewed by H5.0Mar 2019

  • "Superb cottage, excellent surroundings and pleasant people to talk to, what more can you ask"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2018

  • "My daughter and I loved the rural location, although may not be suitable to everyone."

    The owner allowed us access to the grounds of their farmhouse which extend to 10 acres of natural garden and 100 acres of woodland, absolutely delightful and inspiring. It was so tranquil with only the sounds of the farm animals including a peacock family! Would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2018

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday in this cottage - it was an ideal location for exploring the area and we really enjoyed being in such a beautiful location."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "We felt that the dish washer was superfluous for just two of us: whereas a washing machine would have been handy."

    The situation was superb and a map of the area was unfortunately missing, or rather hanging on the wall which is not exactly the right format for walking. There was a vast array of tourist information leaflets which was commendable, but nothing to highlight the wonderful walks near to the cottage. Compared to other organisations this was good value for money and we knew that the owner was always available in case of problems. The issues we mentioned are minor since we consider this the best of the many holiday cottages we have rented over the years. I feel impelled to mention that the signposting .of footpaths in the area is appalling and caused us considerable problems, though we appreciate that it is nothing to do with you or the owners of the cottage. However as a major player in the tourist market you might be able to influence the local authorities concerned.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful."

    The surroundings are stunning, as is the local area generally. The private gardens to which occupants of the cottages had access were tranquil and inviting. The owners were most welcoming, and were happy to allow us to see their animals, of which there were many. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2018

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, extremely helpful and friendly owner."

    Lovely gesture of beautiful daffodils as a welcome gift with local biscuits. Glorious countryside and beautiful towns to visit. Wish we had had longer.

    Reviewed by Llyn5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Stayed for 3 weeks inbetween a house move. The beast from the east had hit and we were given help to get to the accommodation :) the animals were great and the owners extremely helpful would recommend a stay here to anyone

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2018

  • "Pleasant surroundings."

    Very friendly owners and pets offering prompt support if needed.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2017

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Summary

  • One mezzanine king-size double bedroom with wall mounted TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, both with Freeview, 1 with DVD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private patio with furniture plus shared lawned garden with BBQs
  • 10 acre natural garden with ponds and variety of wildlife
  • 100 acres of woodland on slopes of Wenlock Edge
  • Livery for guests' horses by arrangement with owner inc. paddocks, menage, indoor school and famous Jack Mytton Way close by
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: This is a working sheep farm, dogs to be kept on a lead at all times
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

The property

A lovely terraced Church Stretton cottage on a working farm, offering open plan, quality accommodation including original oak beams, a mezzanine bedroom and an en-suite.

A perfect Church Stretton cottage for a romantic break.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref 4139 and together they sleep 7.

New Hall Farm Cottages

These two lovely brick built barn conversions, set on a 200 acre farm, which includes 100 acres of woodlands, in the scattered rural village of Eaton-under-Heywood, on the slopes of Wenlock Edge, 5 miles from Church Stretton. These lovely Church Stretton cottages also share a 10 acre natural garden with ponds and a variety of wildlife, perfect for a picnic or relaxing walk. All three Church Stretton cottages have been renovated to a high standard, providing quality, well equipped accommodation. They offer the perfect combination of a cottage atmosphere with modern facilities, ideal for families and couples alike, with oak beams, open plan living areas and a really welcoming feel. In a wonderful rural location offering peace and tranquillity amidst scenic countryside, at the foot of Wenlock Edge and close to all the attractions of Shropshire, these Church Stretton cottages make a superb base.

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About the location

EATON-UNDER-HEYWOOD

Church Stretton 4.6 miles; Ludlow 15 miles; Shrewsbury 16 miles.

This small rural village lies under both the famous Wenlock Edge and the woods that run along it, and is surrounded by scenic countryside. From the village, the Jacob's Ladder path leads straight up the Edge, providing lovely walks. Nearby is the pretty market town of Church Stretton, which lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It is set amid striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire's hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Working Farm as seen on TV, and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas