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Walcot Farm

Lydbury North, Shropshire (Ref. 934254)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit to the cottage and it did not let us down."

    A beautiful location, totally peaceful, with a fantastic view. The accommodation is fairly simple but very clean and comfortable. It is perfect for chilling out for a few days and is within easy reach of several towns and villages if you fancy a trip out.

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2022

  • "Our second stay."

    Lovely and peaceful

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "This is our second visit and despite the changeable weather, we had a lovely time."

    The cottage is snug, clean and has all conveniences necessary for an enjoyable stay. The bed is huge and extremely comfortable. The surrounding scenery is spectauclar and the grounds affords a lot of beautiful walks. We will certainly be back again. P.S. It was a lovely touch from the owners to have left a welcome basket of eggs, biscuits and coffee for us to enjoy.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "The cottage is set in very peaceful extensive parkland and had everything we needed to have a very enjoyable weeks holiday."

    The cottage is within easy travelling distance of Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford which we visited, plus Craven Arms Visitors centre which we used as a base for walking.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped and in such a lovely position with wonderful views."

    The owner had very kindly left some goodies and also came to check we had everything we required. The bed was extremely comfortable.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed the views from the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, check in and out worked very well, beautiful quiet location."

    Nice gesture from the owners to provide a welcome pack with biscuits, coffee and prosecco. Only slight gripes were the rust inside the microwave and the stone floor, which was disintegrating in places. Definitely a cottage which requires slippers!

    Many thanks for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay Thank you for mentioning the microwave in your feedback, the microwave has now been replaced. ​The flagstones in the property are original, very unique and part of the properties history. Thank you for the advice for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "Very poor lighting."

    Decor very spartan especially in kitchen/lounge. No pictures on the wall. Just bare walls. No salt and pepper, no kitchen roll. Very basic. Lovely location, charming hosts, good size bedroom and bathroom.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The bathroom light which you reported was not working was fixed within 24hrs. We do provide a welcome pack with tea, coffee, biscuits etc. Salt and Pepper is available in one draws in the kitchen. Once again we do thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Clean and comfortable accommodation in a quiet location."

    Easy to get about whether you want to visit towns or just go walking in the beautiful surrounding area. Large American style fridge/freezer and private seating area at the front of the property. Private parking area, easy to park. Minor niggle was the broken sash cord to the living/kitchen window which wouldn't open.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely welcome from the hosts who gave us a bottle of wine, choc biscuits and a packet of teabags."

    That was a lovely touch. The setting was peaceful and quiet- we were very impressed with the views from the cottage. We enjoyed being able to walk across the farm. The cottage had a lot of charm and character and we will be returning in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "Really quiet and peaceful."

    A great place to relax

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased you were able to relax, we are very lucky to live in such a peaceful location Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "Walcot farm is in a stunning location with a beautiful outlook over mature parkland."

    It is a good centre for walking & driving from. Sitting on the terrace in the late afternoon/early evening watching the house martins & sparrows was definitely a highlight.

    Dear Marilyn, thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay we agree the private terrace is a a wonderful place to sit, relax, watch and listen to the birds singing Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarilynJul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location, beautiful surroundings."

    Comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by AudreyJun 2021

  • "Quiet and secluded."

    We loved having the terrace and the parkland, with the sheep so close! A good base for walking, both direct from the cottage and from other locations not far away. Very comfortable, elegant and clean. Thank you!

    Hi Simon, it was our pleasure. Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed the location and your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2021

  • "Walcot farm is a delightful wing of an old farmhouse."

    We loved the stone floors in both rooms and the views over the parkland. Beautiful walks from the door ( accompanied by both calves and lambs) back to a very comfortable base with very up-to-date equipment in Kitchen and wet room. We enjoyed a wonderful break and hope to return.

    Dear Ruth, thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you had a great stay with us and would love to welcome you back to Walcot in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Hi Adrian, thank you for your review yes we think so too Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2021

  • "The accommodation is very quiet and set in very beautiful location."

    Hello Keith, thank you for your lovely review. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "The cottage itself was lovely, very comfortable and cosy."

    The best thing really was the setting, looking out over fields of sheep and lambs, with woodland in the background. It was just so peaceful, there was only the occasional car in the distance, birds were singing, it was idyllic and just what we needed.

    Hi Sheila, thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased it was just what you needed, Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2021

  • "Walcot farm cottage is a lovely, cosy place to stay."

    Well equipped and comfortable. A treat to wake up to a field full of cows outside your bedroom window. The owners are approachable and helpful.

    Hi Pauline, thank you we are delighted you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2020

  • "The cottage was well placed in the area for walking and visiting local attractions."

    There was plenty to see on our doorstep Rob and Lucy had made us feel welcome despite the Covid restrictions and a stiff door key was quickly fixed. Their personal touches made us feel welcome We would visit again.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Delightful location private and peaceful with splendid views."

    Tall ceilings give a sense of space, shower/toilet, bedroom and kitchen are spacious.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2020

  • "As is usual with these sites, the description is a bit OTT (and there was no barbeque) but the cottage was delightful, well furnished and very comfortable."

    There is a huge fridge and freezer and new appliances in the kitchen area. It is a shame that covid meant that any literature/maps of the area had been put away but wifi was excellent so we could look up what we didn't have with us. The patio was a good place to sit and read or just look at the beautifully landscaped grounds, and it was warm enough to eat outside in the evenings. The eggs given us by the owners (thank you. Three out of four were double yolkers!) provided an extra evening meal, when a violent thunderstorm prevented us from getting to Bishop's Castle for our dinner. There was a place to store our bikes.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "Fantastic location,the quietness was unbelievable and the wildlife just topped it off."

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2020

  • "Peaceful relaxing views across open parkland and trees up to the hills."

    If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life come here. In view of current covid situation felt safe and owner provided sanitiser etc. Very comfy bed, spacious en-suite. National cycle route within a mile and just over border from Powys. As described plenty of places to visit around the area. Or spend time on terrace with good book etc.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2020

  • "Great little cottage in a fantastic location."

    Warm and snug on a cold winter weekend. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2019

  • "Superb location, easy to find and perfect for a quiet getaway."

    Wonderful scenery and some great walking paths nearby to explore. The farm cottage had everything you could ask for and we are looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our time at Walcot farm great setting and plenty to see and do in the local areas, spotless clean digs had all you need with a nice touch with the freebies will probably return ."

    Neil and Joan.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Walcot Farm."

    The cottage is ideally situated for spending a relaxing break in the beautiful Shropshire hills.

    Reviewed by RonSep 2019

  • "The location is absolutely idyllic."

    Well away from the main road so very quiet. Beautiful scenery and lovely accommodation. Everything you could need. I can't recommend Walcot Farm highly enough.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2019

  • "A rustic stone floor converted barn set in a really peaceful location."

    Host Rob and Lucy were available for any assistance. Would we go again, certainly.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "The setting was superb with the outside sitting area overlooking beautiful parkland."

    After a days walking a great place to relax. Rob and Lucy were very helpful and thoughtful hosts.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Lovely quiet retreat ,within 30 mins driving distance to Ludlow/Leominster."

    Every thing you need is provided ! We had a great week ! Thank you !

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2019

  • "We had a great holiday, staying in Walcott Farm."

    It is in a beautiful house, which was well equipped in a beautiful quiet setting. An ideal base for walking, visiting beautiful villages and many castles. Would recommend the The Hundred House Inn - super food.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2019

  • "Wonderful location, completely relaxing, very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Ideal area for walking in the Shropshire Hills.Wi-fi reception good as well

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "Walcott Farm is a lovely place to stay, it is very clean and well equipped and is situated in a beautiful part of the county of Shropshire."

    We enjoyed a long weekend break. The only problem we had was with access to wifi and mobile phone signal as it is quite remote but not the end of the world for me!

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "This holiday was excellent,never stayed in shropshire before lovely county will return at some point as plenty to do and see."

    As for the property itself the photo's on the website do not do it justice.it is a fabulous place and setting with great hosts who don't intrude on you and leave you to it can't thank them enough for opening this place up to us.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2018

  • "Decorated and equipped to a high standard."

    Spacious rooms and great views across the parkland from the front door.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "Lovely farmhouse cottage, beautiful relaxed setting."

    Excellent position for walks on Long Mynd and Stiperstones and locally near Bishops Castle. Good pubs in the area, very friendly atmosphere.

    Reviewed by VictorOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV/DVD and en-suite bathroom with bath, wet room-style shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating in the bedroom and hall with electric heating in the living area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with ha-ha running to one side, patio with furniture, BBQ and access to enclosed orchard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles across private land
  • Note: Tesco deliveries available
  • Note: 3 Solid stone steps connecting to kitchen/living room Note: Due to the ha-ha ditch, care should be taken
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children or infants
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

Lydbury North 2 miles.

This elegantly-presented cottage adjoins the owners’ 18th century stone-built farmhouse on their 750 acre working farm and is set in private historic parklands with lovely views to the surrounding, beautiful Shropshire countryside near to the village of Lydbury North.

The cottage is luxuriously furnished throughout, in-keeping with the grand origins of the lovely farmhouse it adjoins, a perfect place for a romantic break for two.

The cottage is all on one floor and, in part, was once the dairy to the main farmhouse.

Stone flagged floors and high ceilings, complete with oak doors and rich furnishings add to the sumptuous feel of the cottage.

The entrance hall leads to the spacious bedroom which exudes quality and style and is complemented by the lovely en-suite bathroom, complete with bath and wet room-style shower.

The living space combines kitchen, dining and sitting areas effortlessly and is equipped with all you need for your stay.

Sit outside on the private patio and embrace the peace and tranquillity, taking in the splendid views or watching the lambs playing in the surrounding fields.

Coarse fishing is available at Walcot Lakes and the River Kemp runs through the owners’ private land where guests are welcome to fish free of charge.

A 20 minute walk will take you to the village of Lydbury North with its popular pub, community village shop and timber framed village hall which has various entertainment events on offer.

The former home of Clive of India, Walcot Hall, has extensive grounds which are open to the public at various times of the year and is easily accessible from the cottage.

Fabulous walks and cycle rides take you through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Shropshire Way, Jack Mytton Way and Offa’s Dyke all close by.

There are many opportunities for mountain biking and bird watching, make sure to keep an eye out for the rare red kites.

Why not spend a day exploring the wilderness of the Stiperstones, steeped in folklore and with abundant bird life or drive across the top of the majestic Longmynd?

Visit one of the many pretty towns and villages in this part of Shropshire, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton and Ludlow to name a few.

Bishop’s Castle SpArC offers a variety of activities with a swimming pool, fitness classes and a theatre with events to suit all ages and interests.

Explore the medieval county town of Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, and enjoy the interesting architecture, individual shops, bars and restaurants or relax on a boat ride on the River Severn.

Ironbridge with its National Heritage museums, Acton Scott Working Farm museum and the National Trust properties of Attingham near Shrewsbury and Dudmaston near Bridgnorth are all well worth a visit.

Close to the Welsh Marches and within easy reach of Herefordshire, there is much to keep you entertained.

This lovely cottage is perfect for a romantic break and as a base for exploring Shropshire’s beautiful countryside and its abundant market towns.

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About the location


Bishops's Castle 3.5 miles; Ludlow 18 miles; Shrewsbury 23 miles

Lydbury North is a village located in a pleasant valley amidst the beautiful Shropshire hills. The village is home to a 17th century country inn, a thriving community shop and a lovely parish church. Nearby is the ancient bronze hill fort at Bury Ditches, the renowned long distance paths of Offa’s Dyke and the Jack Mytton Way and the historic towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

Region Information

Note: This property is not suitable for children or infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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