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Hill Brow

Hatton near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 928287)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved this cottage!"

    Quite unique! Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and homely. So lovely sitting in the conservatory watching the birds. A beautiful, interesting garden and so, so quiet. A little slice of heaven.

    Reviewed by PennyMay 2022

  • "This was a lovely home to stay in, in a beautiful setting."

    Very relaxing on warm days to sit in the conservatory - in colder weather, I imagine the main part of the house could be very cosy with a fire going.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2022

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Hillbrow and as always we had a wonderful stay."

    We love the quirkyness of the cottage, it has all you could need and the garden is lovely, our dogs had lots of fun playing in it and meeting the cows in the field next door! We will be booking again soon.

    Thanks for your positive feedback. Hopefully we will meet on your next visit. Regards Philip and Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2022

  • "Great holiday, would happily go again"

    Thank you for such positive feedback. I hope you get opportunity to visit Hillbrow during the summer months so you can enjoy the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SeanFeb 2022

  • "Bedrooms and bathroom very cold ."

    Heating not adequate for winter months. Electric sockets in bedrooms not easily accessible as under beds against wall. on the plus side. A nice cottage in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "Garden wasn't as secure as advert leads you to believe, could do with a couple ..."

    Garden wasn't as secure as advert leads you to believe, could do with a couple of oven dishes, but does offer good value for money and the birds and squirrels were a joy to watch, love the bird cake idea, would definitely go back

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2022

  • "We loved staying in this quirky bungalow."

    It was remarkably well-equipped with everything we needed and more. Our dogs enjoyed exploring the lovely garden and we could relax knowing that it was secure for them. We greatly enjoyed watching the birds feed and were grateful to have food left for them. It's a beautiful part of the world, the autumn colours were a sight to see. Settling down in the end of the day with the woodburner lit made the dark evenings something to look forward to. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2021

  • "What a delightful little gem Hill Brow Cottage is!"

    It really did have everything charm, character, peace and a beautiful display from the birds in the garden. We wanted for nothing and the bird feed left by the owners for us to feed the birds was a nice touch

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "We stayed at Hillbrow last last year."

    Smart and very sturdy new garden furniture. Still full of character. Wine and chocolates on arrival much appreciated.

    Reviewed by BrentSep 2021

  • "A great cottage in a very nice rural location."

    Welcome gift in the fridge on arrival was a very nice touch, the cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Grounds were perfect for our dogs, very secure and lots to keep them amused. Super fast wi-fi enabled us to keep connected when we felt the need. Walks from the door ensured we didn’t have to drive anywhere and the local farmers are very friendly if you needed advice on where to walk. Local towns and hills all within easy reach, we had most of the hill tops to ourselves with great vistas for lunch. Recommended.

    Reviewed by VinceJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Hillbrow, looking at several reviews we knew what to expect!"

    It was a quirky cottage which was endearing in some ways. The garden was wonderful, especially for our nervous Springer, we enjoyed the peace and quiet, except it was harvest time!! The bird life was fantastic We didn’t like the fact that the sheets weren’t ironed, and one pillow was particularly badly stained. Also 3 guests staying for a week need more than one loo roll!

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "Lovely holiday in a delightful location."

    The garden was full of fantastic variety of birds and also very pretty. Would recommend for a nice peaceful break.

    Reviewed by GilJun 2021

  • "We had an amazing relaxing break at Hill Brow and as soon as we drove up to the property we had the wow factor."

    It’s set in beautiful countryside with a fantastic garden and facilities and just feels like home. The owners left us in private with a bottle of bubbly in the fridge. The garden was secure which meant our dog could walk around untethered and safe. Which was a weight off our shoulders and total peace of mind. Will we return? ABSOLUTELY!

    Reviewed by SuziJun 2021

  • "An Absolutely Super Stay."

    We loved the character and the garden and the comfort and the relaxation. Of course the bird life was a real pleasure. This AONB is true to it's acronym.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2021

  • "Views of the countryside from conservatory were great."

    Very relaxing and peaceful stay, certainly surrounded by nature. A pleasant week away.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2021

  • "We were just after somewhere to stay near to relatives after lockdown restrictions eased, but Hill Brow was a delight."

    A well-equipped, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location with some quirky touches. Thankfully, not over-modernised but the huge conservatory is a definite bonus. If you are after all mod cons and precisely matching cutlery then look elsewhere; but Hill Brow has character in bucket-loads.

    Reviewed by JustineApr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, in a great, scenic location."

    Very quiet and peaceful throughout the day and night. Nice space in the garden around the property for dogs and only a ten minute drive from church stretton and carding mill valley. Would highly recommend going, and we will be going back!

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "A charming cottage which is furnished for its period and this adds to its attraction."

    Very well equipped with crockery and utensils (which not all cottages are), the garden is a wildlife and dog's delight. It is well fenced so our springer was contained but she really enjoyed her evening encounters with the hedgehog and attempts to meet the fox which obviously cleans up under the bird tables each night! Bird food was supplied and we saw a wonderful variety of feathered visitors. It boats a superb conservatory which we could only enjoy on our last afternoon as the weather was quite cloudy. Very well placed for visits to Ironbridge, Ludlow, Church Stretton and the Long Mynd, there is plenty within reasonable driving distance to keep you busy. We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation especially if you have dogs"

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2020

  • "Lovely remote bungalow set in a large garden a short distance from Acton Scott historic working farm."

    Cozy wood burner in the lounge for chilly evenings. Lovely to eat in the conservatory or have a nap while listening to the birds overhead and watching the many that visit the birds feeders.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "My husband died in April and after self isloation for six months my daughter decided to take me for a break."

    Along with her two children we spent a fantastic holiday at Hillbrow cottage. It was very relaxing and comfortable. The garden was amazing with a gate leading to a field full of sheep which we all loved. The amazing amount of birds flicking to the feeders was great and we saw so much other wildlife too. I would highly recommend staying here and we will come again x

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "We were delighted as soon as we drove up."

    A very private peaceful location. The house is 1920s in style but it is clean and decorated to a very good standard. The garden is heavenly with the birds visiting and the little gate leading into the fields. Perfect for dogs. The quirky features in the house are charming - the stove, the tiles, the curios. We spent many hours in the warm and spacious conservatory, it also acts as a dining room so meals were very pleasant. The bathroom is well maintained, clean, no damp or mould. If you want a clinical, pristine characterless house, dont book this. But if you want a well maintained house which still holds on to its soul, this is the house for you!

    Reviewed by CathrynJul 2020

  • "We enjoyed the experience of staying in this charming 1930’s bungalow complete with beautiful garden and the quirks of staying in an older property."

    In a peaceful setting with lots of wildlife, we were very comfortable and enjoyed spending time both inside the property and out. The owners left food for the birds which was a lovely touch. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Hillbrow, its a cute quirky cottage with everthing you need inside and the garden is perfect, lots of wildlife and cheeky squirrels."

    We will definately be returning on 2021.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2020

  • "The cottage had everything that anyone could want for a weekend in the beautiful Shropshire countryside."

    Much bigger than the photos suggest with huge garden, The only complaint would be the heating was not warm enough for what turned out to be a very cold weekend.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "A quaint and charming cottage - set in a beautiful location- within easy reach of all facilities."

    Would definitely recommend but don’t expect modern and boring - this cottage is filled with memories from the past.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2019

  • "Lovely clean and great location"

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2019

  • "Hillbrow never disappoints us with its quirky charm and peace."

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2019

  • "Generally good but to turn up to buckets of water pouring out of the entrance conservatory and a note asking to empty wasn't great!"

    Especially after a long journey (long due to bad weather and traffic) The bungalow was very cold and the heating isn't quite adequate - although once the log burner gets going the main room warms up - both bedrooms and bathroom are very cold. (we are people who do not feel the cold and are not OAP's!) The Bungalow does have a lot of charm but I think the owners should spend a few days here in winter! the kitchen is very dark and anyone with not so good eyesight would struggle. I'm certain that in the summer this place would be amazing, a totally different take, but when very wet and cold outside it can easily turn a bit miserable. I think to make it very special it needs a bit of a overhaul as its very tired in places. Overall a good stay.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "THE cottage was fine - splendid and furnished of its time."

    It was well equipped and everything was as promised. The garden is beautiful and the views splendid and lived up to expectations. Wish we had been there in the heat of summer - we might never have left the verandah.

    Reviewed by TimOct 2019

  • "It would be useful to have a mirror as you exit the property as the lane is on occasion busy and it is blind coming out of the property."

    otherwise no complaints

    Reviewed by JoyceOct 2019

  • "We most enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location and the lovely garden."

    The conservatory on Hill Brow is really nice and we loved sitting and reading in the sun.

    Reviewed by AbiSep 2019

  • "We loved every moment of our time spent at this lovely cottage ."

    So much so that re rebooked for next year before we left to travel home . We loved looking out over the beautiful garden and to the views to the hills beyond .My Sister loved watching the many birds visit the feeding station. The owners made us very welcome .Thank you We had a very relaxing break and can't wait to revisit again next year .Thank you

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    The cottage was ideally situated for walking and exploring Shropshire. I have fallen in love with Ludlow. My only reservation being that on the few days of rain and cold the heating in the cottage was not adequate without us using the main fire. There was no way to by pass the timer for the wall heaters. However we had a great time and would return soon if I closer to Scotland. Please pass on our thanks and regards to the owner. Sue and John Burns

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay in a unique cottage and picturesque setting."

    Reviewed by TeresaApr 2019

  • "A second visit just as lovely."

    No wonder it is so booked up. We love this place

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2019

  • "It is what is states - a 1920's bungalow with furniture befitting - looks cosy."

    The bedrooms are warm, cosy and pretty. The kitchen has all utensils you need. (Just wish the Arger was working it would have been great). But it does state in the description that it does not work. It has a lovely large pantry (unique in this day and age). The lounge overlooks the wonderful garden - with a fabulous range of birds that come to feed - a delight to watch. The large conservatory is just a delight to sit in and when warm a great place to eat. New doors and windows would be nice but if you put plenty of wood on the wood burner the rooms are warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "Beautiful, peaceful cottage set in a lovely garden with fantastic views."

    Highly recommend buying bird food for the feeders was lovely watching them all even had a few visits from the local woodpeckers!

    Reviewed by SuzanneFeb 2019

  • "Comfortable, warm cottage with character in a beautiful location amid a garden teeming with birds."

    ......a superb stay.

    Reviewed by IanJan 2019

  • "Cottage had everything we needed in a rural location surrounded by sheep and wildlife."

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "Great place owners very helpful loads of wildlife to watch welcome pack was a ..."

    Great place owners very helpful loads of wildlife to watch welcome pack was a nice surprise and cottage was well equipped with lovely wood burning fire would recommend some flags to the entrance as wheelchair was a struggle in the loose gravel but that wouldn’t put us off using the place again also recommend the lazy trout cafe 5 mins away had great breakfast there

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2018

  • "A quirky 1920s bungalow, some lovely original features (windows, French doors with a perfect view of the garden and the birds, attractive quarry tile floor) but with modern comforts too."

    We felt at home for two glorious weeks in the peace and quiet of idyllic Shropshire countryside yet only about 3 miles from Church Stretton. If you want everything brand, spanking new and the ultimate in luxury, go to a 5-star hotel and leave this gem to the rest of us to enjoy!

    Reviewed by AndySep 2018

  • "An idyllic spot, ideal for relaxation, peace and quiet."

    The cottage was exactly as described, and really homely. The garden is super with beautiful views and wildlife. We have already rebooked for next spring, something we have not done before. One of our dogs was adopted from the R.S.P.C.A. just 5 weeks previously, and probably had the best week of his life. A lovely week that went by far too quickly

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "Great cottage, very beautiful & secluded."

    A very help full owner, and a super holiday!

    Reviewed by ShaunAug 2018

  • "We loved this quirky cottage."

    We felt we were revisiting a bygone era of our grandmother's day, (except of course there is a TV, fridge and shower necessary in our lives today!) The iron-framed beds were most comfortable and everything we needed was provided. The wild and rambling garden was full of colour beyond which were moorland and countryside views on every side. The birdlife was spectacular with special bird food provided. It was characterful, full of weird and wonderful ornaments, old craftwork and pictures. We found it charming and quite unique. If you want a special experience of yesteryear, then this is the cottage for you! I wrote a poem to express our gratitude to the owners: "HILL BROW" A cottage so old With treasures of gold With quaint pictures there And craftwork so rare With rickety floors And old creaking doors And flowers and heather Surviving the weather A gem of a find Bringing history to mind Of old times we had As a lass and a lad!

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2018

  • "Great rural location."

    The cottage is quirky, shabby chic. Furniture comfortable and great shower. Lovely garden, but be warned you can't really let your dog off lead in it, if he is likely to jump fences,or scrabble through hedges in attempts to chase the rabbits, rats, foxes etc which you get In this countryside garden. Also sheep in neighbouring field accessible via low gate. Otherwise very dog friendly cottage. The neighbouring farm dogs will defend their territory as they should but beware of this if your dog is walking past

    Reviewed by LornaJul 2018

  • "We loved Hill Brow."

    Such a cosy cottage full of character. The wildlife in the garden was wonderful.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "The owners were were very helpful and so obliging."

    Lovely location, everything supplied that one would need.

    Reviewed by MonicaJun 2018

  • "A return visit, it was more like coming home."

    Lovely feeling home, excellent views, peaceful garden, great location. A true home not a sterile cash maker, Have booked a third time. Thankyou

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, the garden lovely, and the area around very nice."

    It was all as described in the advert.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2018

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Hill Brow, and found it suited us well: comfortable and with a lived in and welcoming atmosphere."

    The cottage is situated in a rural location, with fantastic views from the garden, but is only a couple of miles from the A49, so perfectly located for day trips. Footpaths also go from just outside the gates! We will definitely recommend a stay here to friends and family, and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by KirstyMar 2018

  • "Really lovely remote bungalow, quiet location with beautiful garden."

    Everything you could need is catered for within the bungalow but did take my own hairdryer as when we enquired there wasn't one. Was a pity that the Rayburn in the kitchen was not a working one as this would have been amazing, but was still very cosey with the log burner especially as there was so much snow when we arrived. I would recommend that anyone visiting with dogs is aware that the garden is not completely secure and you should keep an eye on your pets so they don't get out as the fields around have livestock. Our 9 year old dog Maddie loved every minute and we found an abundance of dog friendly cafes and shops in nearby Church Stretton, Ludlow, and Much Wenlock. The homemade bird food left for us to put out by the owners was a nice touch and the many birds love it. We are already planning for another visit in the summer we loved it so much.

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2018

  • "Quaint cottage, wonderful gardens and conservatory which enabled us to watch the variety of birds and the squirrels."

    Fabulous location for our holiday.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2017

  • "Lovely location in Shropshire although more remote than expected."

    We had a power cut which was unfortunate but the owner came out and bought us candels. Property is cold as there is no central heating but nice to be able to burn wood on log burner and there were additional heaters provided to keep place warm. Well equipped. Beautiful area, lots of wildlife, wonderful walks and local places to visit. Great place to get away from it all for a few days, very peaceful.

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2016

  • "The friendliness of the contract with the owner."

    The cottage was more a home than a holiday house . Even down to wild bird food ( cake in the freezer ) . Great time .

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Walk-in Shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area and seating area.
  • Woodburning stove in sitting room with storage heaters in bedrooms, lounge and kitchen, heated towel rail and oil filled heater in bathroom
  • Electric oven, grill and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with BT TV, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, and games
  • Electric and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Decked terrace to rear and side with brick-built BBQ and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.5 miles away
  • Train station 4 miles
  • Note: Children 5 years and over only
  • Please note - Hillbrow is ideal for birdwatchers
  • Thirty five different species of bird have been recognised by visiting guests
  • To encourage birds to visit we provide home made bird cake which is stored in the freezer
  • A check list of birds seen is available for guest use and binoculars and a bird reference book

The property

A charmingly-presented rural detached bungalow in the Shropshire hamlet of Hatton which is near to Church Stretton in the heart of the rolling Shropshire hills.

With views across the countryside and to the hills beyond, the bungalow provides country-style accommodation, ideal for friends and family to spend time together all year round.

Set all on one level, the bungalow has been furnished, in-keeping with its rural location with quarry tiled floors and parquet flooring adding to its charm.

The country-style kitchen has a feature Rayburn stove (not in use) and is well equipped for your stay.

Head on into the sitting room and snuggle up to the warming woodburning stove or, in warmer weather, throw open the French windows and step out onto the decked area to make the most of the garden and views beyond.

The two bedrooms have attractive iron bedsteads, complementing the rural cottage style.

The large conservatory is an ideal place for everyone to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside views, to admire the pretty cottage garden or to stargaze late into the night.

The garden slopes gently away from the bungalow and is a haven for birds with its mature trees and shrubs.

The decked area is perfect for alfresco dining or relaxing with a good book.

The region has much to offer, with fabulous walks and cycle rides on your doorstep.

Why not spend a day or two exploring one of the many market towns, of which this area has plenty, including Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Church Stretton?

The Longmynd and the Stiperstones offer stunning panoramic views and excellent walking and birdwatching or immerse yourself in Victorian lifestyles by visiting the nearby Acton Scott Working Farm Museum or one of the heritage sites at Ironbridge.

With the excellent road links less than two miles away you can set off towards Herefordshire, Wales and Shropshire to sample any number of places of historical and geographical interest.

A lovely, cosy bungalow, with old world charm, in a beautiful rural location, perfect for getting away from it all.

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About the location


Church Stretton 3.5 miles; Ludlow 16 miles; Shrewsbury 18.5 miles.

The lovely hamlet of Hatton is set in Shropshire, in the heart of the rolling Shropshire hills. Hatton is set in a wonderful region with so much to offer visitors, including many opportunities for cycle rides and beautiful walks to take in the stunning scenery of this picturesque area. Nearby is the pretty market town of Church Stretton which lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It sits amidst 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 and the Stiperstones, which offer incredible panoramic views and wonderful birdwatching opportunities and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Stokesay Castle and the heritage sites at Ironbridge. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away, making Hatton an excellent base for your Shropshire escape.

Region Information

Note: Children 5 years and over only.

Note: From 1st January 2023, there will be a Pay As You Go meter fitted into Hillbrow to pay for electricity. The owners will pay for the first £49 in any whole week and the first £25 in any part week. After this, guests will need to top up using the meter card provided. Instructions for the use of the meter and card will be provided at the property.
The owners anticipate that most summer bookings will not need to top up but winter bookings may need to top up depending on electricity usage.

Note: The garden is surrounded by hedges which are not entirely secure for dogs especially in winter.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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