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Stokesay near Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Flat had a lovely outlook over the gardens and bird feeding station, , also a nice place to sit in the garden."

    Hosts were very pleasant

    Thank you for your very kind comments. It was very nice to meet you both and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Riverside and Shropshire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "A nice clean and comfortable apartment in a lovely garden."

    Ideally located for exploring the surrounding area. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Only issue was the stairs up to the property were very tight and would be problematic for people with any mobility issues. The kitchenette is adequate if you don't wish to cook much and make sure you bring all food with you that is necessary for when you arrive.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, clean & comfortable property, as described except the description says there is a toilet in the bathroom as well as a separate toilet and basin."

    There isn't a toilet in the bathroom, but we don't need 2 so not a problem but may be worth changing in the description.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at the holiday property."

    There was everything there to make a comfy stay. The hosts were lovely friendly people.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed at Riverside, Stokesay, in the last week of April 2023."

    The one-bedroom apartment is upstairs in the Old Vicarage; the stairs are narrow and quite steep with a return so would be difficult for anyone with poor mobility. That said, this is one of the nicest rentals we have stayed in. The owners are friendly and greeted us in person. The apartment features large rooms and high ceilings throughout, with large Georgian windows overlooking the owners' large garden. These are single-glazed except in the bedroom (secondary glazing). The property is on the A49 but we were not disturbed by traffic noise at night. The central heating works well and kept the place warm and cosy. There is a large shower room and separate WC. The bedroom features a 6'x8' bed with two large built-in wardrobes, so plenty of storage. The kitchenette, open plan with the lounge, is basic, featuring a mini-oven with hob and a microwave but we rustled up basic meals ok. Some visitors will no doubt prefer to eat out anyway. The views are lovely and the garden is alive with wildlife: birds on the nut feeders, pheasants and wild rabbits. There is a seating area for guests too. The wifi worked well except when the resident squirrels chewed through the phone line! This was fixed courtesy of BT. The property is next door to picturesque Stokesay Castle (EH), and there are walks from the property via the Discovery Centre in Craven Arms. Ludlow is nearby, Bishops Castle and Church Stretton/The Long Mynd/Cardingmill Valley (NT) are a short drive away. The property sits nicely in the south Shropshire hills AONB, and gives access to places in north Herefordshire too, such as Croft Castle (NT), worth a visit. We drive an EV and found a chargepoint in nearby Craven Arms, in the petrol station at Tuffin's supermarket. This has four plugs which seem to be little used so a charge is easy to obtain.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Riverside was clean and spacious set in a beautiful garden with onsite parking."

    . The hosts made you feel very welcome in their property, having our own seating area in the garden allowed us to watch the local wildlife, so relaxing.. Easy access by car to local towns and next door to Stokesay Castle.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Riverside was absolutely perfect for me."

    The accommodation was spacious, spotless and comfortable and well located for exploring the area. Looking down on a beautiful garden I was delighted to be able to watch a wide variety of birds. Wonderful walking on the Long Mynd, Stiperstones and Clee Hills. The owners were friendly and helpful. I would love to return.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice couple who greeted us on arrival."

    We were shown around our accomadation and even had a spot to sit in their garden. Certainly would go back again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very disappointed"

    Reviewed by Christina2.5Aug 2021

  • "Really unhappy to find that Sykes still took their commissions for Covid cancellations whilst making the property owners refund the full amounts."

    Also the £30 fee for changing our booking date - all kept by Sykes for what was probably an automated process! SHAME ON YOU SYKES.... Regarding the property - superb. The owners friendly but not intrusive - recommend Riveside but not Sykes!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and very welcoming - home made cakes on arrival and found us a garage when we got a puncture !"

    ! The apartment was very clean and looked brand new. We had our own garden area which was beautiful. Would definitely recommend and will go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely break in lovely county."

    Thanks Mr ad Mrs. Morgan, perfect hosts

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Riverside."

    The Morgans gave us a very warm welcome, including homemade cakes, and the accommodation has everything you could hope for. It was the perfect base for us to explore the Shropshire Hills and surrounding area. We would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2021

  • "So relaxing and peaceful, very enjoyable, lovely grounds, wonderful for watching wildlife."

    Great centre for touring. Excellent hosts in Mr. and Mrs. Morgan.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Mr and Mrs Morgan."

    Bed is really comfortable, lovely views from windows. Easy walk into Craven Arms and on to walking the hills. Nearly everyone we met was very friendly.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "The booking process for this holiday was very efficient."

    Also the communication from Sykes Holiday was very full and continuous.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hosts were very warm and welcoming, and the location is perfect for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great centre for exploring Shropshire!"

    Right next to A49, but very quiet.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2019

  • "No everything was fine."

    We had a really enjoyable and relaxing stay, we would visit this property again.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Sep 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, pleasant location, beautifull countryside, interesting places to visit"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Karen and Elwyn were fantastic."

    We were so welcome and nothing was too much for them. Always smiling and willing to help and provide us with anything we wanted. Highly recommend a stay with them.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location for visiting the surrounding area."

    The owners were really friendly and the cupcakes laid out for our welcome were much appreciated. There were lots of tourism leaflets and local information available in the accommodation which helped our planning of activities. Thanks Karen and Elwyn.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "A very comfortable flat, close to shops / amenities and the owners were lovely and welcoming."

    We appreciated the extras such as washing up liquid, toilet rolls, nice bed linen. Thanks for the delicious cakes as well. There is a lovely outlook over the river and Stokesay castle in the distance. It was also nice to see their shy little pony in its stable close to where we parked. Staying here we were able to explore lots of lovely places such as Shrewsbury, church Stretton, bishops castle, Powis castle, ellesmere lakes & canals and so much more. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely peaceful holiday at Riverside."

    The accommodation has everything you need and is located in a lovely spot. We could see Stokesay Castle from the window! Peaceful walks and lots of birds watching. We will definitely be returning to Riverside.

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Owners Karen and Elwyn so pleasant and helpful. Devine cakes baked by Karen

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2018

  • "We were greeted by the owner Karen who showed us around the cottage which was lovely, and she had even baked us some cakes which were so delicious."

    It was such a peaceful place to stay and the views from the windows were delightful. There was plenty of information about the best places to visit and food menues for local eateries for is to look through. Overall one of the nicest places i have ever stayed.

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent hostess, Welcoming and 'nothing too much trouble'."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2018

  • "Apartment excellent, beautiful surroundings and lovely welcome, the gluten free buns were delightful"

    Reviewed by S J5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely flat in a beautiful and convenient location."

    I hope the guitar playing didn't keep you awake x

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2018

  • "We wanted a base for this part of the country, to visit the hills, mountains and small towns in Hereford, Shropshire and into Wales."

    The welcome was very friendly, and Karen and Elwyn made the stay most enjoyable - not forgetting Molly the lovely pony in her stable - opposite our window. We look forward to going back next year.

    Reviewed by B5.0Jun 2018

  • "The most comfortable self-catering I have stayed in and a great location for exploring and walks."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2018

  • "It was a perfect location to suit all tastes."

    We enjoyed hill walking, town visits, historical sites and the natural history of the area. The owners were particularly welcoming and friendly and were able to give us advice and information about the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is a delight."

    It is clean and comfortable and has a cosy feel. It is in a peaceful setting with beautiful walks straight from the door. The owners were welcoming and did everything they could to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Couldn’t ask for more. 100% recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

  • "Me & my wife were made very welcome by the host from the moment we got there, very helpful the whole time we stayed."

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Accommodation comfortable and spotlessly clean with welcome homemade cakes on arrival."

    owners friendly and helpful, would book again.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.8Sep 2017

  • "No, it was all fine."

    Reviewed by John4.8May 2017

  • "Lovely and comfortable accomodation, beautiful areas and great surroundings!"

    Very nice warm welcome from Karen and Elwyn, home made cakes on arrival were just what we needed! Definately will consider booking again for a break away!

    Reviewed by Niomi5.0Dec 2016

  • "Yes, Karen and Elwyn are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them."

    A lovely welcome with fresh home made cakes, just what is needed on arrival. The peoperty is ins a good central location for visiting Powys Castle, Hereford, Ludlow and many other historical places. We're sure time allowing that we will seriously consider returning and hopefully to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by Myra4.8Sep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower and wash basin
  • Separate room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Combination oven/grill, two electric hot plates, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Note: Adults only.

The property

This delightful Stokesay first floor holiday apartment is an annexe to the owner’s own Grade II listed former vicarage and is set in 6 acres of lovely garden next to the River Onny.

An ideal getaway for couples to enjoy a tranquil break amidst beautiful scenery and with plenty to explore.

Entering through a side door to the owner’s home, you have space for coats and boots before ascending the stairs to your own private accommodation.

The light and bright living room is attractively furnished with sitting, dining and kitchen areas and leads to a spacious bedroom, a lovely shower room and a separate cloakroom.

The garden is a haven for local birds and wildlife so there is plenty to catch your eye, if you are lucky you might even spot an elusive otter.

Across the river you can glimpse the lovely Stokesay Castle, one of the finest and best preserved medieval manor houses in England, and on a warm evening relax with a refreshing drink or rustle up a tasty barbecue in this delightful setting.

Sightings of Red Kites and soaring buzzards are common so keep your eyes to the skies!

Ideally placed for exploring the local area, there is much to see and do in Shropshire with an abundance of walks, cycle rides and birdwatching all set within areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Take time to explore the nearby popular market town of Ludlow with its varied architecture, plentiful bars and cafés, castle, riverside walks, racecourse and regular market days as well as its famous Food Festivals and brewery producing artisan beers.

Take a ride on the Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, discover our industrial past at Blists Hill Open Air Museum near Ironbridge, stroll through the lovely streets of medieval Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin or visit the market town of Church Stretton, popular with the Victorians as a health resort.

You will be spoilt for choice for things to do when you stay in this lovely apartment.

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About the location


Ludlow 9.2 miles; Shrewsbury 22.5 miles; Hereford 32.3 miles.

Stokesay is a historic hamlet just south of Craven Arms, famous for Stokesay Castle, a fortified manor house. The River Onny runs through the hamlet and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is less than a mile away and is a popular destination for visitors wanting to learn more about this lovely part of the county. The A49 crosses the river, forming links with Shrewsbury, Ludlow and beyond to Hereford. The historic medieval market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amongst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, Ludlow’s medieval street pattern remains almost intact and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town’s regular street markets, held in the shadow of the castle and showcasing a range of goods - from cheeses and fresh produce to books and local crafts. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, with a number of antique and art and craft shops, along with excellent restaurants and numerous tea shops, pubs and inns. Ludlow Castle is over 900 years old and contains fascinating examples of architecture while below, the Millennium Green offers a large public riverside green and the popular Green Cafe. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

Bookings between 17th February 2020 and 6th March 2020 inclusive be advised there is some building work in the adjacent property - Please contact Reservations for further information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season