Sun Cottage

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

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • AJL1
    June 2017
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    “Comfortable beautifully appointed cottage in rural location”
    This lovely cottage in the village of Norbury is charming, secluded and a very comfortable base for us and our two children (5 and 8). The wood burner is lovely on a chilly evening and the kitchen well appointed and comfortable. The garden area is to the front of the house but the road is very quiet. Bedrooms are very comfortable and the owners supply the bathroom with lovely Scottish hand made toiletries, a r and al luxury. We enjoyed a lovely walk at the Long Mynd and visiting quirky shops in ...
    This lovely cottage in the village of Norbury is charming, secluded and a very comfortable base for us and our two children (5 and 8). The wood burner is lovely on a chilly evening and the kitchen well appointed and comfortable. The garden area is to the front of the house but the road is very quiet. Bedrooms are very comfortable and the owners supply the bathroom with lovely Scottish hand made toiletries, a r and al luxury. We enjoyed a lovely walk at the Long Mynd and visiting quirky shops in Bishops Castle. Lunch at Restaurant Severn in Ironbridge was an absolute treat and excellent value. Biking essential however as the restaurant is small. We also enjoyed RAF Gosford on the way home although agreed with reviews that you need hours there. My only reservation with sun cottage would be for anyone with very young children or those finding stairs difficult as the stairs are very steep. Also the local Inn also run by the owners has a fine dining restaurant that many trip advisor rivers have enjoyed. For us with young kids it was very expensive for quite small portions - after a day in the fresh shropshire air we would have been better off having a hearty bar meal elsewhere. The food was however very tasty and well cooked.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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.

Or, if you require a night off from the kitchen, the owners will be delighted to deliver a home-cooked meal to you, or welcome you to The Coach House for an evening meal, just around the corner.

They can even offer a daily loaf of home-baked bread!

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.

Accommodation

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.

Amenities

  • 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
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Owners’ pop-up restaurant, open approx
  • once a month 200 yards away
  • Note: Steep stairs to first floor, may not be suitable for young children.

About the location

BISHOP'S CASTLE

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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