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Sun Cottage

Norbury near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 919257)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Sun Cottage was Idyllic in really peaceful surrounding."

    Reviewed by GlenSep 2021

  • "No food or pubs within 4 miles, no sign on gate or cottage, making locating the actual property difficult for myself and food deliveries."

    Lovely cottage and countryside

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "Good size and lovely cottage but some things that you need to know from our experience… When we arrived, we drove up and down because unhelpfully there was no name on the cottage."

    If you need to find it, the “What Three Words” location is bonus.surnames.frail which will get you to the front gate – next to Bank Cottage. You need to travel to go to restaurants, supermarkets, and pubs – nearest pub was 2 miles away (but you wouldn’t want to walk it at night!) In previous reviews, people said that The Coach House, a few steps away from the house, was recommended but sadly it has closed down. NO welcome pack so you would need to take ALL your essential food items, tea towels, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper are kindly provided as well as a good selection of pots, pans, plates and utensils. There was salt, pepper and the odd dried herb. Clingfilm was provided but no foil. Certain things niggled and need attention: When we got there my husband had to fix the toilet seat which slipped to one side as you sat on it and he fixed the flush which was weak and you had to hold down. We had to turn off the cold water tap in the kitchen which was annoying and continuously trickling and not environmentally friendly, losing many litres of water in a day. So, we did without it for the week, using the hot water tap for the kettle and cold water from upstairs for water bottles. The stairs are steep as written in the description, but the bannister is only a rope which looks pretty but it is useless and swung if you wanted to use it for support - it is not safe. The table in the front garden needs a lot of attention – I wouldn’t want to eat on it. (No BBQ as said in listing). The Guest Information file talked about locking the front door because otherwise any insurance would be void in the event of a burglary. However, the front windows – at the bottom and top - do not shut properly and cannot lock because the window stays are not attached (glad it wasn’t winter!) Also, it asks you to recycle food, but no food caddy or liners are provided to do this, and the blue sack was missing to recycle paper. It asks for you to put out the bins on a Wednesday, but the recycling calendar was two years out of date in the file. Very quiet, charming location. The area is beautiful - great for walking and cycling and lovely towns to visit.

    Reviewed by DanusiaAug 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage with excellent facilities."

    We loved it! Comfortable, tasteful, pretty. Friendly owners live round the corner, and superb walks straight out of the door. We will definitely book again

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2020

  • "The cottage was so lovely, and so well equipped, such a beautiful peaceful break after the stress of the last months as key workers."

    Reviewed by NickyOct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in an idyllic location."

    We hope to be able to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet area, the kitchen and bathroom are finished to a high standard."

    Comfortable beds and the owners run the pub just up the lane. the pub serves superb cuisine, the kind you would expect from someone on master chef. not to everyone's taste, however it was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. the local area is beautiful and Shrewsbury park is well worth a visit/walk around. will definitely return to stay here again.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2019

  • "Lovely quaint cottage perfectly situated for visiting the countryside, castles & national trust properties in the area."

    Parking needs to be explained in the listing as it is actually round the corner on a verge.

    Reviewed by GeorginaMay 2019

  • "No, Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, from the start,your efficient handling of the booking,to the holiday itself, full marks!"

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "Have to say that if the next two bookings we have this year with Sykes are as good as this holiday it will have been a great year of holidays."

    The cottage was excellent, clean, original,idyllic, all you will need for a quiet relaxing break in a lovely little village. Comfy beds, fantastic front garden to just sit in and enjoy the summer, loads of nice drives to places of interest had loads of walks can recommend going to the national trust walks at Church Stratton (go over the mountain from norbury fabulous drive and views ) All in all fabulous week in a proper cottage,

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "The off road parking is slightly misleading - On a verge down the lane."

    The stairs are VERY steep inside the cottage. Make clear that there is no welcome pack of milk, tea bags, etc., and that you need to bring everything with you, no store cupboard of dried goods, cling film, kitchen roll etc. Pretty cottage in a lovely setting. Comfortable beds. Woodburner very easy to light. Back garden owned by property next door.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "Loved the location and the cottage-would definitely go again."

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2018

  • "My husband and I had a most enjoyable stay at Sun Cottage ."

    It was beautifully decorated and had very comfortable furniture. We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet spot."

    This was our 2nd visit, and we will probably be back again. We have booked a number of holidays with Sykes, and also recommend the company to friends, especially those with dogs, as we have never had to pay extra to take our dog with us.

    Reviewed by AileenMar 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful area with lots to see and many places to visit."

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2016

  • "Sun Cottage was cosy and comfortable and the garden was ideal for our dog."

    We loved the wood burning stove, especially as the evenings were chilly outside. The cottage is ideally situated for visiting so many lovely places. We plan on returning.

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2016

  • "A very peaceful location, a comfortable, well-equipped character cottage ideal for relaxing and within easy distance of many places of interest."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LynApr 2016

  • "The standard of our accommodation was first class, nothing was too much trouble."

    Cannot fault anything about the property or the lovely welcoming landlords. It was all way beyond our expectations.

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2015

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. We had a warm welcome from the owners, and really enjoyed our time at the cottage.

    Reviewed by KatyApr 2015

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The property

Bishop’s Castle 4.3 miles.

Set in delightful countryside, adjoining the owners’ home in the lovely village of Norbury, this pretty, Grade II listed cottage is just a short stroll from the parish church and a 10 minute drive from the charms of Bishop’s Castle.

Having been tastefully styled to provide welcoming accommodation, the cottage retains its original front windows and Victorian chimneys.

It has two attractive, first floor bedrooms; the king-size double enjoys unspoilt country views across the front garden and the rear twin room can be made into a super king-size double on request.

Enter the cottage through a character wooden door and into the charming sitting room, which has a warming woodburning stove.

A door leads through into a social kitchen, with a dining area, where you can sit in front of the open fire on cooler days, keeping the chef entertained whilst they prepare sumptuous evening meals.

Outside, the garden provides a delightful, tranquil retreat in the summer, enjoying a south facing aspect and doorstep walks leading onto The Long Mynd, The Shropshire Way and Stiperstones, with links to the Offa’s Dyke Path just over the hill.

This superb cottage is the perfect location for an exciting break exploring Shropshire and the surrounding area, all year round.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private front garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Steep stairs to first floor, may not be suitable for young children.

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About the location


Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 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.

Region Information

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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