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Rowton Manor Cottage

(Ref. 9024)

Rowton near Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic place, very welcoming owner"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very friendly and helpful host."

    Plenty of safe play area in a nice quiet setting for the children. Central location to visit the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay!"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and warm and suited the needs of our family very well."

    The children really appreciated having a good size garden to play in and had it been warmer we would have enjoyed.eating out in the garden. The cottage was surrounded by beautifully tranquil countryside.,It was a delight to see lambs in thr nearby fields. We enjoyed walking at Church Strettom and visiting National Trust properties, which were only a short distance away.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2023

  • "Linda was a great host, we were very well looked after all weekend."

    The property was great and even with other rental properties nearby we had plenty of privacy. The property and facilities are well maintained with enough space to accommodate 8 guests. This was our second time visiting Rowton Manor and I’m sure we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Rahil5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great location for walking and exploring the area."

    Cosy house with great views, ideal for our friends to get together. Helpful and friendly host.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2023

  • "It is absolutely idyllic and gorgeous in this beautiful cottage with views for miles."

    The beds are exceptionally comfortable with each room decorated in a different colour scheme. It’s quiet and peaceful with a real warmth to the ambience. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. The pictures really do not do the place justice.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Shropshire."

    8 of us were very comfortable in the lovely cottage and were made to feel most welcome by Linda. Would very much recommend! Such a peaceful place.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic place to take the family."

    Lots of safe space for the kids to run around in. Spacious inside with plenty of room for a big family meal

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Warm welcome, well equipped cottage."

    Pubs & shops close by. Nothing to much trouble for our host.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Jun 2022

  • "A super spacious, well equipped house."

    We enjoyed a relaxing stay at this beautiful rural location with stunning views over the surrounding fields. A good base for visiting numerous lovely villages, towns and NT properties. Linda is a charming friendly host.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely property!"

    Was clean and well kept, had all the facilities needed for a long or a short holiday. Loved the wood burning fireplace.

    Reviewed by Priyanka5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Rowton Manor Cottage."

    The cottage is lovely and spacious and very comfortable - and just as described. The garden was also nice to sit out in, or for the children to burn off some energy. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans, and we enjoyed experimenting cooking with the Aga as well as a conventional oven to speed things on. We also enjoyed sheep-watching in the nearby fields. It was just right for the 7 of us staying for a week (5 adults and 2 children). Being only a few minutes drive from Craven Arms is a convenient location, and with minimal single track country lane driving needed it is also good for a countryside location! We found the internet connection to be fast enough to take part in a couple of remote work meetings during the week - though the wifi only really covers the main lounge which was a bit limiting. The owner was very friendly and helpful - and was quickly on hand to sort any problems (the boiler had an issue toward the end of our stay, but this was quickly fixed within a few hours). We could see from the visitors book that some guests have returned, and it's easy to see why they would. Definitely a recommended property.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay in the Shropshire hills."

    Bigger than expected. You feel out in the countryside yet it's not far to a town. Only downside is noise travels between floors but that's to be expected in an older property.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were two families of eight adults meeting up for a weekend catch up."

    The house was roomy, comfortable and beautiful. We had an amazing time. Loved the space in the kitchen, all sitting around the table and cooking. The lounge had plenty of room for us all to play games. The beds were comfortable. The house was really warm and the views were amazing. The owners were so accomodating and generous. We are definitely returning soon!

    Reviewed by Katerina5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage, modern facilities."

    Reviewed by Sukhvir3.8Feb 2022

  • "Very comfortable, and cosier than it looks on the website pictures."

    You need to turn off the central heating temporarily to ensure hot water to more than one shower at a time. Wi-fi ok in lounge.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Delightful property and friendly, helpful owners."

    Very well-equipped, clean, warm and spacious, with a lovely garden. Useful porch for wet footwear. The only minor drawback is the flaky internet connection, which I guess is beyond the owners' control.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Such a fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Suited our family structure perfectly with the grandparents having the whole upstairs floor to their selves! We loved the log burner to create a cosy relaxing feel in the evening and the beds were so comfortable. The many bathrooms were a godsend although the hot water pressure didn't cope well with both showers bring on at the same time but it wasn't an issue for us. The Internet couldn't be accessed far from the living room but again it wasn't a bad thing as it meant more family time and less screen time!! We'd love to come and stay again as, it's so close to everything as well as our family.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Oct 2021

  • "Eveything was better than we expected!"

    My friends and I have cottage retreats almost every year - And this was, by far, one of our favourites. Our host Mrs Prince was helpful & friendly :)

    Reviewed by Hamza5.0Sep 2021

  • "An excellent place to stay, nice quiet location with good access to walks such as The Long Mynd and Carding Mill, Castles such as Stokesay and Powis, and towns such as Ludlow and Shrewsbury."

    The accommodation was perfect for the six of us (and up to 8), the use of the shared garden allowing us to play many outdoor games with our grandson and lovely views across the countryside. The additional sitting room area on the top floor added even more space.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage & the garden were lovely."

    The host was welcoming.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jul 2021

  • "It's a lovely place to stay, with great views etc."

    The cottage could have been slightly cleaner and it's far from a dog friendly place as the dog is expected to be locked in the kitchen the entire stay which as far as I'm concerned isn't dog friendly, a dog friendly place means the dog is allowed in more than one room.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry if you felt that the property was not dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed anywhere downstairs; they are just not allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms and should not be left alone in the property. I understand that you were upset at being told your dog should not have been left in the property all day but there is a notice in the kitchen about this and it is also covered in the booking conditions; to which you agree when you make any booking with Sykes. We have a lovely big garden and fields nearby so many pet owners have enjoyed their stay with us, as reflected in our feedback. We also consistently get top marks for cleanliness so we were surprised by your comments in this respect. We do hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise as well as the fantastic local scenery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josh3.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely big house and garden and great owners."

    This is our second stay and we plan to return again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "Rowton Manor had everything we needed for a Perfect family Christmas."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2020

  • "We met up as a family and the space available enabled us all to both get together and at the same time gave space to the groupings."

    An excellent facility.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2020

  • "A great holiday had by all of us."

    Very comfortable and excellent views of the shropshire hills. A warm welcome on arrival and then allowed to independently get on with our visit. Rowton Manor Cottage was a lovely base for a great little break.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at Rowton Manor Cottage, it is in a beautiful, quiet location."

    It was comfortable and well equipped (the kitchen was better equipped than many of the cottages we have stayed in) and there were enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate the whole family and also my mother who stayed for a few days too. It was great to have a large garden and the views of the surrounding countryside were lovely. We visited Ludlow, Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Shrewsbury and the Long Mynd, all places we know well already. Our recommendations are Price & Sons bakery in Ludlow, which bakes bread the traditional way, and Ginger & Co coffee shop in Shrewsbury, for their delicious cakes - they also provide the cake for the Booka bookshop cafe in Oswestry, another place worth visiting.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely spacious house with plenty of room for a big family group."

    We had a 3 and 6 year old with us who loved the large garden as did the dog. There was plenty of living space for 5 adults and 2 children and we disnt feel on top of each other over the week. Excellent area to be based in.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Ideally located close to Ludlow and handy for supermarket shopping in Craven Arms. The owner kindly allowed us to walk our dog in the fields around the cottage which was ideal (no sheep at that time). Place is amazing for wildlife enthusiasts/birders as house martin nests all around the cottage. Also swifts flying over constantly. There are red kites (once very rare) that are circling and swooping around the fields and over the garden - amazing to see! Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is the second time that myself and my extended family have met up for Christmas at the cottage and its great, very homely, beautifully decorated and has everything you need to cook a Christmas dinner for 12."

    We had a lovely time and its great not having to worry that there won't be something there that you need - because they have everything there! The location is great and the fact that you can see sheep from the windows and take a nice country walk in pretty much any direction you want it great for the kids.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2019

  • "A great holiday in a lovely house." a bit lost getting there..beware of going up park lane to get there on (sat nav).. this road is more of a farm track than a good road..make sure you use the proper route b4367 to get there and you'll be o.k I caught my front bumper on a large "stone" in someone's driveway don't you do the same...

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2019

  • "Mrs Prince is a very welcoming host,and presented Rowton manor cottage with pride."

    All our needs were met, and we enjoyed our stay in the peaceful cottage and its surroundings. would certainly go there again. K Giles

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2019

  • "Different outside areas we could sit in the lovely sunshine."

    Good location for going off on walks. All good.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Rowton Manor Cottage."

    There was six adults, 2 children 2 and 8years and twin babies 11months and there was plenty of room for us. Mrs Prince had left us a very nice fruit cake and bottle of wine as a welcome. Everywhere was very clean and comfortable with all the appliances we needed including lots of toys and baby walkers for the children . We particularly enjoyed the large enclosed garden where the children had lots of room to play. The cottage is in a good area with lots of places to visit nearby. Acton Scot, a historical working farm was well worth a visit as is the Ludlow brewery.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    From the yummy welcome cake, to the Easter decorations/fresh flowers all made the stay feel extra special. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2019

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owner."

    The cottage was in lovely suttoundings in the countryside - quiet yet only a short drive from the nearest town. A very pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay over New Year."

    The cottage was very comfortable with a beautiful rural setting, and the owner was very helpful too. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay for Christmas at Rowton Manor Cottage."

    On arrival we were met by our lovely host Linda who had decorated the house beautifully, lit the fire and provided mince pies, cake, Prosecco and mulled wine. The house was perfect to celebrate a wonderful family Christmas and even though the weather was a bit damp we enjoyed a couple of walks in the beautiful countryside, will definitely return

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Dec 2018

  • "Yes, the scant directions to the cottage from Craven Arms were insufficient - we got lost."

    If you had put more detailed directions we would probably not have had the stress at the end of a long journey. The owner, Linda had to come and find us and lead us to the cottage. Embarrassing! We loved the cottage it was very inviting, warm and comfortable, and the view from it was stunning. Linda was an excellent hostess.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points to the property directions will be reviewed to ensure that all property correspondence is all accurate and not misleading. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call us in the office between 9AM to 7PM. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Oct 2018

  • "Great location in a quiet but scenic location."

    Linda is lovely host - a friendly welcome and a couple of minor issues were attended to straight away.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous location, lovely property, great owner"

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great location on a working farm and near to a host of castles and abbeys not to mention Ironbridge."

    The area is really beautiful. Lovely country walks straight from the front door. The house os lovely and warm and really spacious. Loved the farmhouse kitchen and the Aga.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Mar 2018

  • "Lovely large house, ideal for 3 generations."

    Reviewed by Clare4.8Feb 2018

  • "Excellent cottage with fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by Kevin4.6Nov 2017

  • "Lovely holiday home in beautiful countryside."

    Loads of room for everyone (group of 8).

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was spacious and comfortable."

    everyone remarked on how comfortable the beds were.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.8Apr 2017

  • "We had a great time - it was a long weekend."

    The cottage was lovely and warm and the owner very helpful. We would certainly come back again and explore the area more.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2017

  • "Perfect area for walking, beautiful countryside and lovely pubs!"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2016

  • "A very warm welcome to a comfortable spacious house in a very good location for peace and quiet and yet easy access to numerous local amenities."

    I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Aug 2016

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  • Main house
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x super king-size (twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 super king size ( 2 singles on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner. Second floor suite
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • AGA with oven and hob (available October to April inclusive), electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Kitchen on second floor with microwave, fridge/freezer
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent (extra wood available from owner)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • No pets and no smoking Enclosed front garden with lawn, gravel seating area, garden furniture, BBQ and countryside views over the Clun Valley
  • downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub and restaurant 1 mile
  • Note: River fishing available at £15 per day or £10 per morning, afternoon or evening
  • Full licence required, please contact the owner for further information.

The property

Craven Arms 3 miles.

This semi-detached cottage makes up part of a charming 17th century, Grade II listed manor house, which stands in a 27-acre grazing farm near to Craven Arms in beautiful South Shropshire.

This cottage provides well equipped accommodation with a homely feel throughout, with the added bonus of a second floor self-contained suite giving flexibility with the sleeping arrangements.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 963230, together they sleep 10.

Rowton Cottages

A group of two charming, homely barn conversions in a beautifully rural spot, near Craven Arms in Shropshire. The Rowton Cottages are graced with delightful views across the surrounding countryside, making it the perfect location for a relaxing retreat with friends and family. These stone-built cottages still showcase the barn's original wooden beams to create a real sense of character. The living areas are cosy and warming set with homely seating, TVs and WiFi The kitchen's are stylishly finished with all of the necessary equipment. They both come with delightful outdoor sitting areas, great for taking in this wonderful surroundings with a lovely drink. Craven Arms is a great base for a Shropshire holiday, this delightful village provides you with a delightful range of shops and cafés, as well as easy access to the stunning Shropshire Hills should you want to explore its incredible features. This pair of barn conversions are perfect for a countryside break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Church Stretton 7 miles; Ludlow 8 miles.

The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manor houses, or the very popular Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. Church Stretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishop's Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas