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Linley Lane Cottage

(Ref. 1075003)

Norbury near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very well cared for, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom spotless and well equipped."

    The owners were friendly and very generous with their time and attention. We would definitely like to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2024

  • "We had a lovely holiday in a superb cottage ."

    The owners were very helpful and we appreciated the gifts of wine milk and eggs. Val and Bryan

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We would love to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0May 2024

  • "We had a great stay."

    Cottage is clean, modern and spacious. The owners are lovely. Places that we visited and enjoyed were Ludlow castle, Stiperstones Inn and Carding Mill Valley. Would be happy to stay again and explore more places

    Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thank you Ian and Ann for a lovely second stay in your beautiful holiday cottage."

    It really is a home from home with absolutely everything you could need or wish for. It's extremely well-equipped, warm, comfortable, dog-friendly and spotlessly clean with lots of extra little touches - and in a beautiful location with walks straight from the door. Ian and Ann are so helpful and yet totally respectful of guests' privacy at the same time. The area is great for walking and there are lots of interesting places (Bishops Castle, Clun, Montgomery) to visit. We'd totally recommend this cottage if you're looking for the perfect rural base from which to explore this stunning area.

    Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback. (Apparently a technical issue prevented your comments from being published earlier.) It was great to see you return for a further visit and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Mar 2024

  • "Exactly what we wanted for myself husband and niece."

    Spotlessly clean, good location. Would love to return to explore area more

    So pleased you liked it - we would be delighted to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at this property between 23/12 and 27/12/23."

    It is a lovely property in a very peaceful place. The couple who own it were on hand if we needed anything but weren’t intrusive. The property was well equipped with new appliances, Netflix, fast broadband and was very clean and tastefully decorated. It is often the little things that make all the difference and the owners made it a home from home. They had left Prosecco and a carton of fresh milk in the fridge, a jar of homemade jam, biscuits, coffee, tea and sugar. They had also put up some Christmas decorations for us. We had a lovely relaxing time. Highly recommend

    Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback. It is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, we very much enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is done to a fantastic standard and in such a peaceful location. Thank you for such a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the country and thank you also for the sausage rolls and scones when we were leaving. Very yummy!

    Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback. We do aim to please but it's always nice to have that recognised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just arrived home from a midweek stay at Linley Lane Cottage."

    We were in much need of some peace and quiet and Norbury certainly delivered. A beautiful little village with stunning views and a lovely calm peaceful aura about it. The cottage was a welcoming cosy little home, clean and fresh, equipped with everything you could need. We love Shropshire and this is by far the nicest part we have visited. Thank you Ian and Ann for your kind and respectful hospitality

    Thank you. We do appreciate your entirely positive review and hope we see you again before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic, quiet location."

    Very comfortable, clean and tidy. Kitchen very well equipped. Wi-Fi excellent and TV was a good size for watching. Owners very friendly and very helpful. Loved our 3 day break here. Village was gorgeous. Welcome pack of eggs, wine and milk much appreciated especially as we had forgotten to bring our own milk. Thank you Ian and Ann

    Very many thanks for your kind and detailed review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Sep 2023

  • "The host lady was just absolutely lovely and her property gave us the best straight forward young family weekend getaway we could have hoped for!"

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. If you have a moment, it would help us to know where the listing wasn't quite accurate - this is largely in the hands of Sykes Cottages, so guest feedback is particularly important Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well furnished cottage with everything you would need."

    The owners were most helpful with anything. Great walking nearby and plenty of other things to do.

    Thank you for your kind and positive comments, Jamie Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at Linley Lane."

    We really appreciated the extra touches that made it feel very homely and it was extremely well equipped. The owners have put a lot of thought into making our stay perfect. It is located in such a lovely part of Shropshire and we had some wonderful walks. We hope to come back soon.

    Thank you so much for recognising our efforts to make guests' stays enjoyable - and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "If you are looking for a relaxing holiday or if you are looking for the outdoor life with lots of beautiful scenery and plentiful walking trails Kinley Lane cottage is for you."

    The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and the cottage is well equipped. No garden to let the dog run in but plenty of flowery verges and hedgerows for him to check out. A property to return to!

    Many thanks for your kind remarks - just in case anyone reading this can't find the property it's LINLEY Lane Cottage (rather than Kinley!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a fantastic holiday cottage this is."

    Perfect hosts, making it clear that they would be there if we needed anything, but at the same time totally respecting our privacy. The cottage has a lovely ambience and is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a really relaxing stay. A lot of effort has gone into the décor, the sofas and beds were comfortable, the kitchen/diner was spacious - and it’s also very dog friendly, which is important to us. Norbury is off the beaten track and there are many walks with stunning views straight from the cottage door. The cottage has a series of little maps covering the Shropshire Hills that were useful to take out and about. We fell totally in love with the cottage and the area and will definitely return for a repeat stay. If you’re looking for a cottage in a rural village setting that’s a perfect base for a walking or touring holiday, then Linley Lane Cottage totally fits the bill. Thank you.

    Thank you It's always very rewarding to receive such positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a very peaceful location."

    We used this as a base to visit friends in Brosely, Ludlow and the Long Mynd. All easily reached with stunning scenery all around. The welcome was warm and friendly from the hosts. Kitchen is well equipped and had everything we needed. Pub is approximate 2 miles away but we did not get chance to visit. Cosy lounge with smart TV and comfy sofas. Bedrooms were a good size and comfortable beds. Good size shower with excellent water pressure. Small private area at front of cottage was useful for our dog and would be great to sit out in better weather. We will definitely visit again. Thank you very much.

    Thank you so much for your positive and encouraging review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Fantastic location for a quiet break. Owners were very helpful as available if you should need. This cottage had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday . Would definitely book again.

    Thank you - do hope we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Mar 2023

  • "We all loved our stay at Linley Lane Cottage."

    The house is beautifully decorated, spacious, yet cosy, with everything we needed and in a gorgeous area. The welcome gifts were much appreciated too. Thank you Ian and Ann

    Thank you for your positive comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had the most amazing time over Christmas with our family and pets."

    Our cottage was beautiful, clean and had been tastefully trimmed for Christmas, there was everything we could possibly need. The owners were so lovely and nothing was too much effort. We would definitely go again. A* rating xxx

    Many thanks for your much appreciated positive feedback. We do hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great house with great owners."

    Very well equipped with everything you need as a family.

    Many thanks for your largely positive comments. It would help us if you would comment in more detail on where we slipped up on Accuracy of Listing, Cleanliness and Comfort Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay."

    So quiet. Well equipped kitchen and loved the cosy underfloor heating. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ian and Anne were great hosts and made us very welcome."

    Lovely cottage with everything we needed for our stay. Terrific location for walking and exploring the area.

    Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback We do hope to see you both before too long Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage with all the facilities you could need, if your looking for a get away from it all rural holiday it's ideal, a car is a must !"

    As it is two miles from the nearest shop, so make sure you pack all your essentials, it is dog friendly and a great area for walking, the owners Ian and Ann live next-door and are really nice people, parking is about 50 yards away as the cottage is on corner junction.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I see we didn't get 100% for cleanliness, which is a shock - if you can spare a moment, please let us know where we slipped up. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nino4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great property, in a lovely quiet location, very well maintained and with helpful, kindly owners nearby to give any help that may be required."


    Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Linley Lane Cottage!"

    Such a quiet peaceful location. The cottage itself was really cosy - comfy beds and we loved the little fire in the living room. All the extra touches are so nice - the teddies in the bedrooms and the fabric on the drawer tops etc! The owners gave us a kind welcome and were around if we needed anything.

    Thank you for your generous and much appreciated feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abi5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage."

    It was comfortable with with everything that we needed. We would definitely come again!

    Many thanks for your kind comments. We do hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely a gem of a cottage with everything you’d need and many more touches than expected."

    The views are amazing and the owners could not have been more welcoming. Highly recommend and it’s a ten from us. We hope a return soon.

    Thank you for your kind and positive review, which is much appreciated. We hope to see you again before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely time in Linley Lane Cottage the owners were very helpful and welcoming."

    The cottage was really comfortable and well equipped.

    Thank you for your positive review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at this gem of a cottage."

    It was decorated to a high standard and was comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Lovely towels and linen too. Though there wasn't a lot of outdoor space, there were walks close by and the location was very pretty with fantastic views of the hills. We found a great pub in Bishops Castle, 8 minutes drive away. We would recommend it to our family and friends. A fabulous stay. Thank you.

    Delighted you enjoyed yourself and so pleased that you took the trouble to put your experience on line. Do hope we see you gain Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, the only problem for us, was that it was very hot."

    The owners, who live next door, were very helpful and even said we didn't have to leave early as the cottage would be vacant for 2 days. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped, and the bathroom had a very good shower. The cottage is in a very pretty village and both Church Stratton and Bishops Castle are easily accessible.

    Many hanks for your kind and positive review. We're sorry it was too hot, although the instructions do tell you where the heating controls are - we'll make that more obvious for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely couple so welcoming and friendly."

    Baggins my dog loved the bed all prepared and the extra little touches made what was a difficult time easier to deal with thank you and well done

    Many thanks for your kind and positive review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Jan 2022

  • "This is one if the loveliest cottages my husband and I have stayed in."

    The owners were thoughtful snd provided things to welcome us. As it was Christmas, there were a few tasteful homemade decorations which were nicer than shop bought. It was clean throughout, and the kitchen was spacious and well equipped. The owners were friendly but respectful of our privacy. The cottage was warm and cosy in every room even though it was December. We really could not hasked for more on our stay. An excellent find!!

    Many thanks for your very kind and positive review - it is much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this excellent holiday accommodation."

    It is very well equipped and comfy. Thank you,I'm sure you will be kept busy with bookings.

    Many thanks for your positive review. We always do our best to make people feel welcome and comfortable, but you never really know unless they tell you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with very hospitable owners - facilities were everything we needed and to a high spec, eg good firm mattresses, high end pots and pans and crockery."

    We know the area so spent the week revisiting old haunts; lots of scenic walking but also castles and museums to visit.

    Many thanks for your positive review - it's really appreciated by us newbies! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "A gem of a cottage with brilliant hosts in the neighbouring property."

    It has a great family kitchen with underfloor heating. Parking is on a verge 100m away from the property on a quiet road. There is vehicular access to the property for loading / unloading. It is Ideally situated for local walks, enabling us to explore the Shropshire countryside and Welsh borders either from the doorstep or via a short drive. We stayed for a week, had a lovely time and would love to visit again.

    Thank you so much for your positive and detailed review. We do try hard but it's great when people tell us we're winning! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a very quiet location."

    Linley Lane cottage is very well equipped with everything you need.

    Thank you so much for your positive review. We do try to do everything which will make your stay enjoyable. If you have a moment, we'd be very grateful to know what bit of the listing was not quite accurate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was a lovely base to explore a truly beautiful area!"

    Ian and Ann have made this a wonderful home from home with a kitchen that really does have everything you could wish for from a holiday cottage. A very relaxing holiday that left us feeling almost part of the village by the end!

    Thank you so much for your good review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2021

  • "We were the first guests at this wonderful and well equipped property."

    Anne and Ian have done a superb job on the conversion and it will be a runway success I’m sure. Perfect location to explore the Shropshire Hills. In 30 years of holiday lets this is right up with the best. Not stupidly staycation overpriced either which is to there credit. We will certainly be back and will recommend to our friends. One word would have been sufficient for this review: perfect.

    Thank you for your good review and we hope to see you again before too long. We aim to deliver what you enjoyed to every visitor on a regular and reliable basis. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Travel cot & highchair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available within 100 yards from the property
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Enclosed small side garden with gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Please note, due to changeover dates, no booking is able to commence on 07/10/2022, however bookings are able to include this date

The property

Bishop's Castle 5.5 miles.

Nestled in the quaint parish of Norbury near Bishop's Castle is this delectable detached cottage, Linley Lane Cottage.

A lovely, stone-built dwelling set within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its walking trails just a stone's throw away, this is ideal for a family of five wanting a countryside getaway.

After arriving at the property, pause for a moment on the front patio as you admire those glorious views of the Long Mynd.

Make yourself at home in the delightful sitting room with its leather sofas, Smart TV with Netflix and electric fire.

Continue through to an impressive kitchen/diner, this bright and pleasant space will cater perfectly to all the foodies of the group as it is amply-equipped with appliances.

The elegant dining table is truly superb and makes for a great space to socialise with your group whilst enjoying a delectable meal!

After dinner, make your way upstairs to find three lovely bedrooms; the first one being a king-size that has been finished to a high standard and boasts VELUX windows and a vaulted ceiling, continue along to find another double and single featuring floral décor and handy storage for your belongings.

The shower room isn't far and is a sleek space with marble tiling; the spacious walk-in shower is ideal for when you want to unwind and wash off a day packed with walking.

In the morning, relax in the sunny side garden with a cup of coffee as you relish those views and your quiet location.

Norbury is home to a wealth of walking trails and marvellous landscapes.

Travel a little further to the market town of Bishop's Castle and roam through its streets lined by historic architecture, before grabbing your essentials from the local supermarket and savouring a meal at one of its many eateries.

Church Stretton makes for a great day out, be sure to enjoy a leisurely stroll up Ragleth Hill where sheep can be spotted, or a spot of golf at the town's golf club; Church Stretton is perfect for excursion enthusiasts and acts as the gateway for the renowned trail through Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd.

History fans will enjoy a trip to Montgomery, where they can explore the ruins of Montgomery Castle, visit the historical landmark of Ffrid Faldwyn and finish the day off with a meal at the popular Castle Kitchen.

For a fabulous outing, travel to the county town of Shrewsbury where you can board the Sabrina Boat and sail along the River Severn, go picnicking in The Quarry's stunning sunken garden, before exploring the city's plethora of historic attractions, including Shrewsbury Castle.

There is so much more to see in Shropshire, why not spend the day in Ludlow and taste the delicacies at its famed Food Festival, or venture to Ironbridge for a day packed with history?

For your next Shropshire adventure, choose Linley Lane Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Church Stretton 8 miles; Montgomery 10 miles; Shrewsbury 14 miles; Ludlow 18 miles.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs, including Party in the Park and the particularly popular, Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, while the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.

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Please note, due to changeover dates, no booking is able to commence on 07/10/2022, however bookings are able to include this date.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas