The Bolting Rabbit

Rushbury near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 917175)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “Having rented through Sykes before, ...”
    Having rented through Sykes before, we had some expectations as to quality. While the property itself was fine, it lacked certain small details and finesse that make a difference and that we had experienced at other Sykes properties. ...
    Having rented through Sykes before, we had some expectations as to quality. While the property itself was fine, it lacked certain small details and finesse that make a difference and that we had experienced at other Sykes properties. For example: 1) no welcome pack at all. After a 4 hour journey to get there, it would have been nice to have at least have some milk in the fridge to be able to make a cup of tea, without having to drive another 10 miles to Church Stretton and back to get some! This has been provided at other Sykes properties we have rented, in some cases tea, coffee, biscuits and even a bottle of wine! 2) while perfectly clean, many light bulbs were either missing or not working, in particular there were no working outside lights, which would have been helpful given the time of year, and arriving after dark. 3) the lighting in the sitting area was completely inadequate, making reading in the evenings there impossible. Some side tables with lamps (for which power points existed) would have also made that area seem cosier. 4) the beds in the master bedroom and twin bedroom were old and uncomfortable and all the bed linen was definitely past its best and of poor quality. When we arrived there were no towels out in the bedrooms or bathrooms, although these were located in the airing cupboard 5) the property instructions were practically non-existent as were details of local amenities apart from a list that provided no commentary 6) some of the cooking utensils in the kitchen were extremely cheap and barely fit for purpose. 7) some of these comments had been made in the visitors book by previous guest but evidently ignored by the owners 8) given that the owners lived next door, one might have expected them to look in to check that everything was OK, but this didn't happen, and even when we did see them around on the property, they were not overly friendly or welcoming.
    - Mr Davies, November 2017


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This beautiful, semi-detached barn conversion is one of two holiday homes set on the owners’ 120-acre arable farm, on the edge of the attractive village of Rushbury, and is reached via a sweeping gravel drive and pretty front garden with patio.

Entry is directly into the large farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, leading nicely into the spacious sitting room, which is complete with character beams and a wooden floor.

From the kitchen is a beautiful wooden staircase accessing the three comfortable bedrooms, which are full of rural, rustic charm with sloping ceilings and beams, one of which also benefiting from an en-suite shower room.

The village of Cardington, home to the oldest pub in Shropshire, sits within easy reach, and within five miles is the delightful town of Church Stretton, often fondly referred to as 'Little Switzerland’, observed by the superb surrounding Long Mynd hills.

This is the perfect place for walkers and cyclists to enjoy beautiful South Shropshire, and within easy touring reach are the medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Ludlow and Shrewsbury, and the many attractions in the area including the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge.

A lovely, family-sized barn for a special Shropshire holiday.

Note: This cottage is attached to Ref. 23550, together they sleep 10.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

About the location


Church Stretton 5 miles; Cardington 6 miles; Much Wenlock 9 miles; Ludlow 15 miles.

The charming village of Rushbury sits amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Apedale Valley, between historic Much Wenlock and nearby, delightful Church Stretton. Also close by is the picturesque village of Cardington, which lies at the foot of Caer Caradoc and the Lawley Hills, home to the oldest pub in Shropshire - The Royal Oak, which has been noted in the Domesday Book. This rural area is ideal for outdoor exploration, with many walking trails criss-crossing the countryside, heading in all directions. A wealth of native birdlife, which includes buzzards, woodpeckers and ravens, thrives in the Shropshire Hills, which provide a fantastic backdrop for the avid rambler. There are many attractions to be discovered, including the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, all less than half an hour’s drive away. The striking towns of Church Stretton and Much Wenlock are also both within easy driving distance, each offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. With so much to discover nearby, Rushbury provides a superb year-round base for discovering scenic Shropshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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