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1 Royal Oak Cottages

(Ref. 1056008)

Longden, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (6)
  • pub (5)
  • well (4)
  • kitchen (4)
  • friendly (4)
  • lovely (4)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage, very spacious with a great kitchen and dining area."

    Wifi was brilliant and a bonus having Netflix. Great selection of games, books for a rainy day, especially if you have children. Pub just two minutes away, with an excellent menu and friendly owners. The cottage is a short drive to a variety of great places to visit. The stairs in this property, would be challenging for small children or anyone with mobility issues. However there is a downstairs toilet as well as one upstairs, so it limits the stair climbing. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely tip-top in every way."

    All amenities, (beds, towels, seating, white goods in kitchen, wifi etc) of the highest quality and the hosts had provided everything you could possible need for a really comfortable and luxurious holiday. Many thoughtful extras for children like crayons and board games, pamphlets for tourers, books for readers or explorers, and a little welcome pack. Well done, these host !!

    Thank you so much for your review, it is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here in Shropshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2023

  • "Charming cottage in a pleasant location; friendly, lively country pub right opposite!"

    Nice touch having the Christmas tree up, for guests, thanks! Only minor thing I would suggest, is maybe include a mop & bucket, at cottage, please? Helps clear up muddy paw prints, this time of year!

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Dec 2022

  • "Very nice cottage,clean and well kept."

    The welcome pack was a very nice thought.The only couple of slight moans we had was that the road outside the cottage is 30 mph but most vehicles seem to travel much quicker and the Red Lion pub 100 yards down the road does not allow dogs in the pub or the beer garden which was a disappointment but one I am sure they will come to regret, hopefully.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2022

  • "Nice very old cottage,tidy park your car in front of the garage, but no lights on over night as security, only on a senser !"

    ! ,bit of a smell from the chimney, soot smell, maybe needs cleaning, otherwise good plenty of room down stairs ,kitchen dining room,open plan, with a separate front room, take care holiday makers on the roads bit narrow, people walking their dogs etc ,and people riding their horses.

    Reviewed by Hywel3.8Jan 2022

  • "The key collection safe is at the rear of the property and this is not stated."

    The location is down as a gps coordinate which we are not familiar with.easier to say first house on right entering from north or last house on left from the south.the heating was programmed to come on at 6.00am far too early for most on holiday.Hedges either side of car access are too high for safe exit.All the above are constructive comments and did not deter from our enjoying the property Also if you are taking a dog the pub over the road is not dog friendly in fact they dont want them anywhere near the pub not even in the garden

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologies about the check information, this has now been updated and the details are clear with instruction on how to access the property and where to find the keys. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Oct 2021

  • "A cute cottage with a spacious kitchen/diner."

    A nicely shaded table and chairs in the garden. It was great to have the garage to store our bikes. We had a lovely week exploring scenic Shropshire on foot and by bike. The very friendly staff at the Red Lion pub almost opposite served very reasonably-priced and tasty meals.

    Reviewed by Ceri-anne4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, very comfortable."

    Great outside area as well as a lovely interior. Well situated for walks, visiting Shrewsbury and other local attractions. Owners provided a really thoughtful welcome pack which was very appreciated. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely helpful hosts

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jun 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 1 x two 3” singles
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with 2 x open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Tassimo coffee machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars and garage for bike storage
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private garden with furniture, which is access via a shared path
  • One well behaved pet welcome, not allowed upstairs or on furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Staircase is steep and narrow, please consider this when booking
  • Note: Holidaymakers only, no workers.

The property

Longden 1 mile.

Enveloped by the picturesque Shropshire countryside lies this endearing end of terrace cottage, perfectly positioned for enjoying the plethora of walks and cycle routes in the area, as well as being within striking distance of the market town of Shrewsbury.

Offering bags of character from the outset, 1 Royal Oak Cottage has been designed with a family in mind, boasting all the modern conveniences required for a self-catering getaway, whilst retaining many original features.

Enter into the red brick property and be welcomed into the sitting room, where the exposed beams frame the open fire, which is awaiting to be lit during the winter months to set a tranquil ambiance as you flick through the channels of the Smart TV or perch at the bay window to watch the world go by.

Step through into the kitchen/diner, where the character beams seamlessly blend with the contemporary kitchen units, housing all the essentials to cater to your culinary delights, as well as a dishwasher to serve as a helping hand and a handy washing machine to freshen up any belongings after a day’s walk.

Accompanying the space is the dining table, where you and your loved ones can settle down for meals, pop open a bottle of fizz or while away fun-filled hours playing board games brought from home, whilst the second open fire gently fills the room with warmth.

Take the stairs and unpack your bags in one of the two bedrooms, both featuring beautiful original floorboards, pretty views across the village and served by a lovely, family bathroom with a shower over bath.

Here, you can choose between a wonderful double bedroom with a feature fireplace and an impressive exposed brick wall, highlighting the history of the property and a twin bedroom, which is perfect for young children.

For the evenings where you do not feel like cooking, find the local pub serving food just moments away or travel a mile up the road to Longden, where you will find Tankerville Arms pub, as well as a shop for picking up any last minute essentials.

Continue along the same road to find yourself in the market town of Shrewsbury, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of places to eat and drink, from traditional pubs, fine dining restaurants and tasty takeaways, you are sure to find something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Lace up your walking boots and better acquaint yourself with your surroundings on one of the many walks from the doorstep of the cottage, including a hike along the Lyth Hill Loop from Bayston Hill or trekking along part of the Shropshire Way, a waymarked long distance footpath taking you through the finest parts of Shropshire county.

Explore the AONB further by paying a visit to Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, both promising to be wonderful days out for a family of all ages, or there is the market towns of Church Stretton and Bishop's Castle that are well-worth visiting too.

The county town of Shrewsbury makes a great afternoon out, with the historical landmarks of Shrewsbury Prison and Lord Hill's Column, as well as the plethora of independent shops awaiting to be explored.

Other attractions that rest further afield include the National Trust owned Attingham Park, the Shropshire Sculpture Park and the Giant's Cave in Priest Weston.

With so much to see and do, bring your loved ones to 1 Royal Oak Cottages and prepare for the adventure!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bayston Hill 4.1 miles; Shrewsbury 5.5 miles; Church Stretton 10.2 miles; Telford 17.5 miles

The quaint countryside village of Longden is tucked away in a peaceful corner of Shropshire, with Shrewsbury market town just over five miles away and Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd resting beneath. This small parish destination is home to The Tankerville Arms, a traditional country pub surrounded by picturesque walking trails and cycle routes, a local Post Office/shop, a private tennis club, playground park, and a recreational field. The church of St Ruthen dates back to the 1500s, originally built as a chapel to the parish church at Pontesbury, with ties to medieval origins, it is home to a war memorial, and is the resting place of two World War II soldiers. Shrewsbury market town is a short car ride away, a historic medieval settlement with the gorgeous River Severn flowing through, boasting attractions including Attingham Park, Shrewsbury Historic Church Trail, Shrewsbury Castle and Ironbridge Gorge. Longden is a lovely base to explore The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with striking landscapes, rocky hills, and unique wildlife, you'll never be bored in this area!

Note: Holidaymakers only, no workers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas