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The Boundary Annex

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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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74 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely getaway from everything lovers are stay a week wasn’t long enough lovely fire warm hot tub beautiful views"

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Feb 2024

  • "What an absolute gem of a holiday cottage."

    Booked it for my partners 50th birthday. Packed with everything you need for your stay including a bottle of bubbly, chocolates and milk. Gilbert & Emma were lovely and although Gilbert had to check the hot tub every morning you never knew he was there. The cottage was immaculate and so nicely decorated (would love to live there) including a christmas tree. Such beautiful scenary and so peaceful a great place to relax and recharge your batteries. Great secure areas for our 2 GSD's to stretch their legs. Would highly recommend 5*, I will be recommending to all my friends those with and without dogs. Hoping to rebook in 2024. Thank you both for our great long weekend and have a lovely

    Hi Kerrie, thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely Christmas break and liked our decorations! We would greatly appreciate it, if you told your friends about us, that's very kind of you! Please feel free to contact Gilbert or I directly, to save paying a booking fee, we would love to have you both back. Many thanks again, the Annex team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a great stay."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly, but still felt very private. Beautiful location with lots of lovely walks. Outside tap a must with dogs as very muddy in November! Cottage was perfect - lovely and warm and very comfortable. The hot tub was a bonus amd perfectly clean and well maintained. Don't think I have ever given 5s for all aspects, but would definitely return here.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback Claire. Glad you found it comfortable and enjoyed the hot tub! We would gladly welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property is a great size, in a great location & Gilbert is very helpful."

    That said there were some elements which were not quite as described in the listing (possibly Skye's errors). The owner's property being in close proximity actually means it is about 3mtrs away & the drive in the picture is their main access to their property. This means every time they come & go it is right in front of your windows & having the hot tub checked every morning means someone goes past the window & kitchen daily - not making it very private. The Crown Inn is also in Wentnor, not Wetnor as per the listing and is also over 2 miles away - we were disappointed to find we could not walk to it (although it was fabulous!). The blue light in the bedroom for the heating controls was very bright at night & the shower area needed a good clean around the bottom. It is a shame as these things would have stopped us booking this property, we felt the listing misleading. That said the owner could not have more polite, friendly and welcoming. The hot tub was a lovely luxury but the dressing gowns and towel were only really ideal for very small people.

    Firstly apologies for Sykes misleading info in the listing, that has now been altered. We were very disappointed to receive this feedback as this is the first negative review that we have had and both guests left a lovely review in our guest book. Gilberts house is 8.5 metres from the annex and is almost completely separated with a wall and high wooden fence. He usually parks next to the road & only occasionally uses the drive. No one else lives there. And very rarely does anyone else visit there. Delivery drivers & post men use the small gate entrance completely separate to the annex. The annex/driveway gate can certainly be closed if desired. The underfloor heating controls have been alerted so the light no longer comes on-a easy fix if we would have been informed. Gilbert checks the hot tub every morning & evening as a legal requirement and tries to check it when the guests are out. There are curtains that can remain drawn until he has done so. We ensure guests have both bath towels and hand towels. We have now increased the size of all of the bath robes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick2.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property in great setting."

    Everything we needed and the hot tub was lovely even in the rain ! Great walks from door and our spaniel was well catered for and loved it too. Welcome pack a nice touch. Thank you . Would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed all the lovely local walks and would highly recommend staying with us! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really loved the property - clean, had everything we needed, good location, nice view from the property, and the added bonus of a hot tub which was lovely to relax in after a hard days walking."

    It was also safe for our two greyhounds

    Hi Richard, thank you for your great review. We are glad you found it so relaxing and safe for your dogs. Many thanks Emma & the Annex team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Second stay at The Boundary Annex and once again we were not disappointed."

    It’s a very unique place to stay in a breathtaking part of the UK. It has everything we needed for a family of four and our dog. We stayed local for exploring on some days and went further afield using it as a base on others. Gilbert is a lovely host and on hand for anything you need. The hot tub is one of the bonuses of the stay. We will return soon.

    Thanks very much for your return visit, Dawn. If you would ever like any more ideas for local places to explore, please drop me a message. Thanks again, Emma. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Boundary Annex is an outstanding place for a break."

    A home from home, very comfortable and clean. The views from inside and outside the cottage are superb, unspoilt and constantly changing. It is very spacious inside and there is everything you need. It is very quiet and peaceful, yet there are many beautiful places to visit just a short drive away. Gilbert the owner was very kind and thoughtful and made us very welcome. We hope to book again when will be able to use the log burner. A wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Gayna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Where to start!"

    The Annex was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Gilbert was so helpful, cleaning the hut tub every day and being on hand for anything that we needed whilst also being unobtrusive. Fantastic area to stay with dogs as there are loads of local walks and ones to travel out too as well. The hot tub was out of this world, we done some star gazing and bubbly drinking while in there :) Tea, coffee, sugar, bubbly and milk all provided for our arrival (so thoughtful). We all loved it and hopefully will be back! We ate at The Loopy Shrew in Shrewsbury (great roast dinner) and The Three Tuns in Bishop's Castle (delicious food and lovely staff). We also visited Ludlow, Gregynog Hall (great for walks) and Bewdley on the Great Severn Railway from Bridgnorth. Lovely holiday, thanks to all at the Annex x

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just back from my first visit at the Annex as a Solo Traveller and it was amazing, firstly I'd like to say The Boundary Annex will be all things to all people , for me it was a retreat."

    It's so peaceful, a million miles away from the rat race with the most amazing scenery. It was like staring at a painting. Set along a country lane with next to no traffic with cows, sheep and birds for neighbours. My day started with some morning yoga, afternoon bbq, hot tub , country walks, comfy sofa , amazing views ,fireplace and Netflix. My dogs loved it!, it's was secure for them I had no worries at all. There are places to explore, Shrewsbury, the Welsh border is 15 mins away There are idyllic country pubs 10ish min drive but for me this was about Well-being and switching off. The annex is adorable, everything you need. The lounge with its high beamed ceiling, fireplace, massive wet room, underfloor heating and windows that frame a view to die for.The hot tub is a lil gem and the bbq area is a perfect viewing point. You will not be disappointed! It will forever hold a place in my heart. Don't change a thing x Thank you Solo Traveller

    Aww thank you for such a lovely review Michelle. We are glad you had such a peaceful holiday with us! Morning yoga sounds such a lovely idea Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "Just had a week in boundary annex and Wow."

    Having read previous feedback it was hard to believe that it was that nice, but it's was. The owner Gilbert greets you and explained everything. Once you walk in you see it's got everything you need and it's spotlessly clean. We've stayed in a lot of cottages, but this is the best and we will definitely be going back.. a credit to the owners thank you

    Thank you so much for your kind review, I’m glad we lived up to the previous comments you have read! That’s such a nice compliment. We would love to have you back! Kind regards, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely property in a stunning location - the views are incredible."

    Everything about this property and location makes you relax. Gilbert is the most wonderful host, nothing was too much trouble, and he really goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. A great location to explore the surrounding area. You will not be disappointed with a break in The Boundary Annex!

    Thanks very much for your lovely review Maria, we are glad you felt relaxed and loved the location and views Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2023

  • "The annex was excellent."

    And surrounding s was breathtaking.will book again .this year.

    Thanks for a lovely review , we will look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful location and immaculate cottage that was spotlessly clean with pretty much everything you’d ever need for a cottage get away."

    The owners went out of their way to ensure you had all you needed for your stay and are extremely helpful and friendly. We will definitely return for another stay in the Shropshire Hills.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property, great location, well presented"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable, warm and well looked after accommodation."

    Hot tub great, in secluded placement and checked every day. Host Gilbert both friendly and unobtrusive. Garden areas with good views and secure for dog (and ours does test for this!). Great walking from the door. Cold water swim area at nearby Carding Mill reservoir, permitted by National Trust and with good access. We loved our stay and hope to go back next year. Many thanks to Gilbert.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, clean, well maintained, comfortable, great views and helpful welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jan 2023

  • "Friendly and helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jan 2023

  • "Better than listing."

    Beautiful and relaxing. Hot tub checked daily. Logs replaced as needed, without asking. Scenery amazing. The most comfortable place we have stayed in self catering accommodation. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is now our holiday destination every year."

    Gilbert is amazing & we absolutely love the annex

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing spacious property which is a great base to explore Shropshire and even mid Wales."

    Stunning views from the lounge and BBQ area and lovely walks from the cottage. Really good that the decking area and separate BBQ area are completely secure for dogs. It was lovely to relax of an evening in the secluded hot tub or on the big comfy sofas. As previously mentioned the sky lights would benefit from a bit of work eg. blinds and ways to open, but that's a minor point. Gilbert and Emma are really helpful and friendly. Thank you for providing the vacuum cleaner so we could leave the property as we found it (we refuse to do any other). All in all a great week and we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful area."

    Well appointed and kept immaculate. Quiet and peaceful. Hot tub is fantastic to relax on an evening. Had a great week away and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely quite locations surround by farms."

    The hot tub is a lovely touch and it has a fire which would be perfect on the cold evening. The cottage has everything you would need for a lovely stay, a well equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom and bedroom. The Addition of blinds and curtains in the bedroom would make it better as the sun wakes you up early in the morning. The local shops are around a 10 min drive away with a small selections of pubs and takeaways. Gilbert was there to meet us when we arrived which gave it a lovely touch. He answered any questions we had and had good knowledge of the local area.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2022

  • "Wow! Well we stayed for a week at the start of August, which was during the intense heat, not that we were complaining as it was glorious."

    Lying in the hot tub watching planes fly over knowing the great weather we were having on UK turf! Bonus! What a gorgeous cottage, well equipped and very clean annex with a fabulous host, Gilbert was a star and despite hard at work trying to keep the farm going as we were being hit by a drought, he still had lots of time for us. He was brilliant. We spent the week at the Annex (family of four and our pooch!). We explored the local area and even went further afield by climbing Snowdon. Lots to do either walking or a short drive, but even staying in the annex was lovely. So peaceful with only the sounds of the country and farming in the background, right up our street. Nights in the hot tub watching the bats under the clear sky of stars made our stay even more remarkable. Don’t hesitate to book this amazing gem, we will be back next year for sure! The Raines - Co. Durham

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "We were so lucky to chose a week of July sunshine for our stay and made the most of the fabulous outside space overlooking the glorious Shropshire countryside."

    It’s such a peaceful place with the noisiest residents being cows in the fields across from the property. It was so hot that a couple of days we stayed “at home” and relaxed, eating outside and enjoying the hot tub late in the evening when heat of the day subsided. The property itself is superb and so much bigger inside than it looks from the photos. It’s one of those places we’d love to experience in the winter, especially for the dark skies and another go in the hot tub! Thank you to Gilbert and Emma for sharing your bit of Shropshire with us. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous property set in beautiful countryside with stunning views."

    Spacious and comfortable with fully equipped kitchen, liked the hot tub and enclosed decking area and garden.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the annex."

    The annex is stunning & all the garden area is so beautifully kept but still quite natural. The area is perfect for long walks. Gilbert was an absolute delight. Such a friendly & helpful man. We have booked to come back in November

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Apr 2022

  • "An absolute amazing holiday at The Boundary Annex."

    Gilbert, Emma and of course Toby the dog make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Beautiful part of the country and amazing scenery right on your doorstep. Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Apr 2022

  • "A great location with stunning views."

    The accomodation is exactly as advertised and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to friends and family. So much to do in the area with highlights such as Shrewsbury (Town walk and the Prison tour was really interesting), Ludlow (Vaughan's hot pork sandwiches

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a great week Jan into Feb 2022."

    Warm, cosy and clean, spacious inside and everything is provided. A welcome pack was waiting for us, including a carton of milk in the fridge. The hot tub made the perfect week. Gilbert met us on arrival to welcome us to the annex he was the perfect host and friendly. Lovely walks and places to visit. We were not disappointed.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property was better than advertised."

    It was clean, comfortable, warm and in an idyllic location of the Shropshire countryside. Gilbert was there to greet us, and was more than accommodating throughout our visit. The hot tub is cleaned and treated regularly, and the log burner in the lounge combined with the view from the large windows made for a scenic stay.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found it comfortable! I am working with sykes to try and update our pictures Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathaniel5.0Jan 2022

  • "The pictures do not do this place justice."

    Incredible views from the living room, clean, airy, modern yet very homely and cosy. Gilbert and Emma are very helpful and the area is just stunning. Can’t wait to return

    Thank you so much, we are very glad you both enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arlinda5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place."

    Bottle of Prosecco with chocolates, hot tub already heated and fire blazing in the living room. Underfloor heating was fantastic, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. Spotlessly clean and Gilbert was a gentleman. Amazing two nights spent relaxing in the hot tub, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Nov 2021

  • "A fantastic property that has all the makings of a wonderfully relaxing break away in the most stunning countryside."

    Everything you need and more. The owners are so fantastic, ensuring all needs are met and that you have a fabulous experience. Would go back anytime.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a gem."

    Clean and modern accommodation, so peaceful and relaxing, the owner Gilbert was on hand if you needed anything. Cannot find fault. Martin and Jeanette

    Thanks so much both for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to see you again! We are glad you found it relaxing Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Host Gilbert, is a top bloke always on hand and friendly."

    Ideal place if you have dogs.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing little cabin beautiful views and soo quiet perfect get away thank you"

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a lovely annex, plenty of room for a couple."

    The view from the window was great. I can't recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by A5.0Aug 2021

  • "The boundary annex was perfect for us."

    It had everything and more that you could need. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk all provided. Towels for us to use and bathrobes for the hot tub which was a great touch. I can’t fault it. The bbq was great, the patio area perfect for us and so peaceful. Gilbert was great, attended the hot tub twice a day and helped us when we got lost. He knew exactly where we were and directed us straight there. Would love to stay again especially in the winter months to try out the log fire. Thanks for a lovely week!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful little cottage in a very peaceful location, everything we could have wished for a relaxing do nothing holiday."

    The flies were a nuisance when it was a warm day but apart from this everything was great. The owner Gilbert is very helpful and a lovely man, nothing is too much trouble if you need help with anything. Just a wonderful holiday overall.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Annex what a fantastic place to stay."

    We made full use of all the outside facilities Hot-tub, Gas BBQ and Chimnea on raised patio with spectacular views . Inside the Annex is just as good lovely and homely throughout. Finally but not least the owner Gilbert was always happy to assist to answer any questions and provide extra firewood when needed, very friendly . Highly recommend as a holiday home.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2021

  • "The annex was in a beautiful location, with outstanding views of the Shropshire countryside."

    The area was a good base to explore various places, including Much Wenlock, Ludlow and Powis alongside fabulous walks to Stiperstones, Caer Caradoc and the Long Mynd. We had the most amazing weather throughout our week and spent most evenings in the hot tub and on the terrace. The annex is very comfortable and provides everything you need. Gilbert was a perfect host, more than happy to help and advise.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2021

  • "Was a wonderful chill out week."

    Could not fault it in any way

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2021

  • "This lovely cottage is set on a hill overlooking the valley with spectacular views and great local walks."

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and comfortable."

    The owners Gilbert and Emma have thought of everything and made us feel very welcome. The hot tub was sublime at the end of a day walking. We are looking at returning next year it was that good. The decked area was fenced in so our dogs could come in and out the house without us worrying about them. Perfect in every way!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "This holiday was perfect."

    Gilbert the host went above and beyond for us and also left extras like wine and chocolates and milk. The surroundings were beautiful and the local pubs and walks were great. Talking about coming back in the summer too.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Dec 2020

  • "Gilbert our host was outstanding."

    I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my husband. Gilbert put birthday bunting and balloons up. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The little extras made us feel spoilt. I would definitely like to return here. It’s a lovely, comfortable cottage with plenty to do if you embrace the outdoors. We enjoyed walks, mountain biking and local pubs on our doorstep.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2020

  • "We are pleased about the experience as a whole and will be likely to book again, it is a shame we didn't book longer as we feel it would have given us the chance to explore more."

    This is a place you have to book way in advance to ensure you get an amazing experience! However, it was still a great experience nevertheless, so Thank you Gilbert! - The treats were a nice touch also! I would also like to point out how hospitable Gilbert was after fetching us logs and us when getting lost! lol Thank you for everything again! :)

    Reviewed by Trudie4.4Sep 2020

  • "The annex was very clean and like home from home."

    It’s in a beautiful location and Gilbert the host was very friendly and accommodating. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Sep 2020

  • "I would like the accommodation to have been more secure for dogs staying and have requested this for if we stay there in the future."

    Other dog families have also left feedback regarding this. The accommodation is also advertised on Facebook as dog friendly so I expected the cottage to be secure at the moment dogs can easily reach the lane as its all open. But having said this the annex is in a beautiful position with outstanding views and countryside. Gilbert the owner greeted us on arrival but then stayed away unless there was a problem he maintained communication by text and when there was an issue with the TV he soon rectified it. Shropshire is absolutely stunning and we will definitely be returning to the County.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with amazing views across the Shropshire countryside."

    The hot tub was fabulous and the barn was comfortable, clean and fairly well equipped. Chocolates, Prosecco and milk on arrival were a thoughtful touch from the friendly owners. A fabulous relaxing week with plenty to do in the area with the most magnificent views and scenery.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at The Boundary Annex."

    The cottage itself is immaculate, with every thing you need. The hot tub was a great addition and we loved stargazing from the hot tub on a night. We had an endless supply of logs for the fire,topped up daily by Gilbert. The area the cottage is in, is very quiet, very peaceful,lovely and relaxing with lots of places to visit in the surrounding area. The chocolates,milk and prosecco was a lovely addition on arrival. I would definatly recommend this lovely little cottage to family, friends and visit again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the boundary annex, Gilbert was very welcoming and the place is so much nicer in person!"

    We especially loved the fireplace and the hot tub

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2020

  • "The owners of this fabulous annex kept in contact from as soon as we booked,until we arrived home asking if we arrived safely."

    The annex itself is amazing, from the super king size bed, under floor heating, log burner and treats left by the owners. The setting is idyllic, with a huge picture window in the lounge with views over beautiful countryside. Then there’s a lovely hot tub and a separate garden area with a gas bbq, fire pit and seating. This place is the ideal get away, we returned so relaxed . We can’t recommend this lodge and the family who own it enough and can’t wait to return. Trust me you won’t regret booking this lodge.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jan 2020

  • "Stayed for 4 nights in this beautiful cottage can't fault it at all."

    It was lovely and warm with the underfloor heating and the lovely log burner which we lit every night. Huge super king-size bed and the shower was amazing just what you need after being in the fantastic hot tub which we made full use of. The welcome goodies where a lovely touch and Gilbert the host was so lovely and accommodating. We got to check in early and checkout late as no one was booked into the cottage immediately afterward. Overall the short break was so relaxing we spent most of our time in the cottage because it was so beautiful, I really didn't want to leave. We went in January which was quite cold & wet so we will definitely be back in the summer so we can make good use of the barbicue. Recently I tried to book 3 nights in March so I could show my daughter it, and also take her Frenchy as there is an enclosed area for dogs which would have been great but unfortunately it was fully booked

    Reviewed by Kathrine5.0Jan 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    The most relaxing holiday ever. Nothing too much for the owners. Everything you could possibly need. Definitely need to come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Boundary Annex is a gem greeted by Gilbert on arrival who showed us round log burner already lit which made it really cozy the little touches made us feel welcome prosecco and mince pies on the table milk in the fridge."

    The annex is a lot bigger than you think inside the hot tub was just brilliant on the cold nights and then back in front of the log burner was great also the enclosed garden was great for the dog although he didn't know what to make of the cows in the field next door. This gem is a credit to Gilbert and Emma would recommend it to any one

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2019

  • "It is a lovely cottage warm and comfortable."

    The area is beautiful and the walking fantastic.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2019

  • "Really friendly and helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Boundary Annex was absolutely superb, the facilities were exceptional."

    Gilbert and Emma were fabulous hosts and the little touches like milk and eggs made things much easier in the first night. The hot tub is fabulous, tucked around the corner of the cottage so nice and private. The wood burner was also brilliant, especially as we stayed during November when it was getting chilly. Well definitely be looking at coming back

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation and amenities."

    We spent a relaxing 6 nights in an idyllic setting surrounded by delightful countryside.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "Really comfortable accom."

    Plus owners very welcoming,and went out of their way to make our stay memorable despite the iffy weather.Hot tub was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "As above every thing was fine, perhaps we could have a had a mop & bucket, with having a dog"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners Gilbert and Emma made our stay a very welcome one."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The little extras made the trip even better ."

    .... and NOTHING was too much trouble .

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time here at The Boundary Annex."

    The owners were kind and very welcoming with a bottle of prosecco and box of chocolates on arrival. The cottage was great, well equipped. We loved the hot tub and the enclosed patio which was good for our dog to roam about in without worry. The cottage was situated in the scenic picturesque Shropshire Hills. Carding Mill Valley is definitely worth a day out located close to the cottage. We would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a great holiday, mainly due to this little cottage."

    Perfectly located to drive to the hills and National Trust properties. The cottage was clean and airy and the hot tub was a real bonus. Gilbert and his daughter could not be more helpful. Gilbert was there to meet us on the Saturday and showed us round. He checked in a couple of times during the holiday even leaving tomatoes one of the days. You need to be aware of the narrow country lanes; surrounding the cottage; which can make for some interesting experiences. Hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Aug 2019

  • "The idyllic setting, excellent facilities and the friendly help and support from Gilbert and Emma all contributed to a restful and enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Boundary Annex exceeded all of our expectations from the moment we arrived."

    We were met on the drive by the owner Gilbert, who was extremely welcoming and showed us into the cottage. We were expecting the cottage to be very small based on the picture of the front visage, and because there were two adults, two children and one large lurcher forming our party, we had anticipated feeling 'on top of one another'. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the rooms are much bigger than the pictures suggest, and the high ceilings and skylights throughout meant that the cottage felt light, airy and spacious. We also hadn't realised how there would be a field of sheep right next to the secure garden (which we all loved, especially the lurcher, who seemed surprised to see them every morning), that there would be a gas BBQ, and a chiminea for our use with some logs and kindling provided. The extras didn't stop inside either: with wine and chocolates on arrival; milk and eggs in the fridge; bath robes in the wardrobe to use for the very fancy hot tub; and tea, coffee, cleaning products and some bathroom essentials. My kids even found some colouring activities stowed away for their use! The rooms are well furnished, and comfortable - with the option to use a log burner in the living room, though it was a bit warm for this when we stayed. The cottage was spotlessly clean, and brilliantly equipped for all - with Netflix in the front room for the kids, and a super-king bed in the main bedroom for an excellent night's sleep. Both Gilbert and daughter Emma were so friendly, and honestly couldn't do enough for us. We are already planning to return in 2020.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2019

  • "My husband and I have just had a great week at boundary annex."

    Our hosts Gilbert and Emma we’re very friendly and extremely helpful generous too ,we arrived to find chocolates and a bottle of Prosecco.The annex is fab ,clean and well equipped . Very rural hardly a car on the roads very peaceful surroundings .The hot tub was a bonus was very relaxing after the days out we had.plenty to do we recommend Shrewsbury, Powys castle and gardens is a must, bonus if national trust members of course. We went to a couple of local pubs for meals which we recommend the in on the green and the crown. Plenty of wildlife around overall had a great time

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Boundary Annex."

    The owners were so lovely and welcoming! Great location and the views were beautiful. Will definitely be back! Thank you so much, wish we were still there!

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is a little gem, really comfortable, warm, lovely wet room, wood burner, very fast internet its perfect."

    The hosts Gilbert and his daughter Emma are lovely people could not be more accommodating. They even left me a birthday present and card. Forgot to mention the fabulous hot tub which we both used. The outside sitting area with barbecue is totally secure so if you've got dogs or little ones they can't wander off. It has fabulous views and if your into wildlife on our first evening I saw a Hen Harrier(which are rare) two hares and a Red kite. This area of Shropshire is so beautiful. It was the best short break we've ever had in this country. We will certainly be coming back to this stunning property.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "The people who own this idyllic annex, Gilbert, Liz and their daughter Emma, were so accommodating, friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble, they gave us some fresh eggs and milk, tea coffee and sugar, toiletries, bottle of prosecco and chocolates hair dryer foot spa, bath robes, logs for the fire."

    They were so kind to us and made mine and my two girls stay a really pleasant and happy break. The annex was perfect condition, hot tub amazing, spotlessly clean. The annex was as described if not more! Lucky to have nice genuine owners, Making are stay so pleasant and memorable, would highly recommend this beautiful shropshire property to anyone it is unique.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "An absolutely superb cottage."

    Gilbert and Emma were outstanding hosts and we couldn’t have asked for better. We stayed with our two children over the Bank Holiday weekend. The property has just been renovated with brand new hot tub, outdoor BBQ and log burner. Beautiful views from the living room (and hot tub!) looking out over the valley, very peaceful and relaxing with a wide range of walks and historic sites to visit nearby. The Shropshire Way, Nipstone Rock and Stokesay Castle were particular highlights. We are already planning a return stay. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and woodburning stove.
  • Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Mini Freezer, washing machine, BBQ
  • TV, Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel power and logs supplied free of charge for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure enclosed garden with private patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • There is a £15 pet supplement, per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.1 miles.

The property

Bishop's Castle 4.1 miles.

The Boundary Annex Boasts an elevated position in the area of the Shropshire Hills, known for its outstanding natural beauty, positioned in close proximity to the owners’ cottage.

This charming get-away is suitable for up to 4 persons to stay.

With public footpaths on the doorstep leading to the Shropshire Way.

The Stiperstones, Longmynd Hills, Linley Beeches and Offs Dyke are all other walking options just a short drive away.

Step inside and unwind from your journey within the light-filled sitting room.

The interior offers bags of character, with a woodburning stove adding warmth to a cold winter's night, set within a beautiful stone fireplace.

Curl up on the sofa with your loved one and find a programme on TV or simply take in the stunning views, with a refreshing beverage to uplift your mood.

Should you wish to stay in for your meal, the well laid out kitchen is ideal for cooking, nevertheless there a plenty of places to dine out.

Wetnor boasts a village shop with all the essentials catered for, plus a wonderful choice of home- made cakes, sandwiches & pies etc.

The market town of Bishops Castle is close by, hosting many events throughout the year, including walking festivals, the Michaelmas fair, a carnival, live music bands every Thursday evening at The Vaults, a beer festival and many others.

There are also all the pubs, cafes and shops you would expect to find in a vibrant market town.

Ludlow, home to Ludlow Castle, also offers an outdoor theatre, antique fairs and a riverside cafe.

Other attractions nearby include Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway, and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge.

Also local, is the very handy, large co-op store at Churchstoke, which holds a car boot sale every Sunday and a very successful charity fun day, held every August.

This is a wonderful bolthole to choose for your next holiday in Shropshire.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas