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Stokesay near Craven Arms, Shropshire (Ref. 932963)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SusanSep 2021

  • "Very disappointed"

    Reviewed by CAug 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 KimJul 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 SallyJun 2021

  • "Lovely break in lovely county."

    Thanks Mr ad Mrs. Morgan, perfect hosts

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 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 CharlotteMay 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 MargaretSep 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 ChrisSep 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "Great centre for exploring Shropshire!"

    Right next to A49, but very quiet.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2019

  • "No everything was fine."

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

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by DavidAug 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 RebeccaJul 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 JanetJul 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 ClaireMay 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 SherylApr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

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

    Reviewed by DavidDec 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 ZaraOct 2018

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

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by Susan JaneJun 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by RobertJun 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 BJun 2018

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

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RuthMay 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 DavidApr 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 DavidMar 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 BrendanMar 2018

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

    owners friendly and helpful, would book again.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2017

  • "No, it was all fine."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 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 NiomiDec 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 MyraSep 2016

  • "The apartment suited our needs, it was very homely, clean and modern."

    The grounds and surrounding countryside were lovely, and it was made all the better by the hosts.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2016

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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.


  • All first floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

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
  • Last minute
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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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