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Robin's Nest

(Ref. 24739)

Strefford near Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "I spend more time looking at reviews than I used to after a few bad experiences."

    Robin’s Nest had very good reviews, & I am pleased to confirm that this cottage was as good as expected, clean comfortable & warm, everything worked & we had a really enjoyable stay. The three farm dogs who were on meet & greet duty were an absolute pleasure. We will book this cottage again without question. Neil & Sally Cridge. Bath Somerset.

    Thank you for your review, please you had a comfortable stay in Robins nest. We look forward to meeting you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally/Neil5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Would definitely come back. Maybe needs a new toaster and kettle.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Robin's Nest, a very comfortable and spacious property with everything we needed."

    A real treat to find cake on arrival and local apple juice and fresh milk in the fridge. We enjoyed exploring the area, but there is no pub or shop within walking distance, so it is necessary to drive, this needs to be updated by Sykes on the listing.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2024

  • "This is a very comfortable, warm property with a practical layout, and was well equipped with everything we needed for a great holiday."

    We appreciated the extra large bed and the freezer was a bonus. The owners had kindly left very welcome cake, milk and apple juice to greet us when we arrived and they were very helpful when we encountered a small problem which was rectified immediately. There were walks from the door of Robin's Nest and it was an ideal base for us to explore the Shropshire countryside, hills and the nearby historic towns and villages without having to travel too far. We had no problems finding plenty to do and we could have easily filled several more days.

    Reviewed by Eilir5.0Mar 2024

  • "The apartment was spacious, comfortable and well-equipped."

    The views from the balcony were lovely. There were walks from the door. Shropshire was a revelation, such a beautiful county. Robin's Nest is in a excellent location as it is close to lots of great places: Long Mynd, Stiperstones, Ludlow etc. We could have easily done another week and not repeated ourselves. We arrived late as we had travelled after work but Caroline still came out to greet us and made sure the apartment was warm with the lights on. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2024

  • "This cottage has everything."

    It is so warm, welcoming and homely. The entrance stairs could be challenging for older folks However, this is stated in the description. For those of us who can manage the climb, the views from the balcony are stunning. Locally, there are some beautiful walks. The quietness at night and lack of street lights make this particular hamlet enchanting.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very nice cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just a wonderful spacious completely appointed and equipped lodging that met Susan and my every need for an exceptional 4 days of hiking and English fare."

    Hosting as it is supposed to be at its best.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment spotlessly clean nice and quiet."

    Very comfortable bed would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A warm and welcoming holiday home,it had everything that we needed and more."

    The welcome pack was lovely especially the cake. Great walks from the doorstep, it was idilic.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely comfy apartment."

    Well situated for all visitor hotspots, Including Wales. Walks on doorstep. First visit to Shropshire and I should have booked two weeks instead of one, to be able to fit it all in. And have the odd rest from the walking and enjoy Robims Nest more! Lovely to sit on the balcony, with a nice glass of home made apple juice and tasty cakes, provided on arrival. Thank you Caroline Farm dogs give a very raucous and waggy tail greeting when you arrive back each day. . Enjoyed watching them go about their farm business too. Definitely recommend Robins Nest.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great accommodation, spacious and comfortable."

    The dishwasher was a bonus, not mentioned in the details.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2023

  • "The setting is wonderful, the accommodation has everything you need, the area may be a little quiet at night, so if you are looking for that,it’s not here , but if you like peace and quiet, seeing a sky full of stars at night, you will not be disappointed."

    Reviewed by R J5.0May 2023

  • "On the whole a lovely cottage and location with some great walls nearby however a bit isolated for us, despite the ad referring to amenities close by they appeared to no longer be trading."

    Public transport and taxis limited in the area so travel by car only. Not a huge amount happening in the nearest town craven arms.

    Reviewed by Frank3.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovley stay at Robin's Nest."

    Would highly recommend and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was warm & comfortable, the metal outside steps are really dog friendly when wet our dog slipped a few times which made him very uneasy about going up & down."

    The farms Jack Russel was loose in the area where we parked our car & it attacked our dog, also a young lad was walking around the farm yard with a shot gun which made very uneasy.

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet, rural location, but close to many interesting places to visit."

    Very well equipped, especially the kitchen. Owners very helpful. Only one downside, the shower was not very powerful meaning longer showers.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nicely presented accommodation, very clean and welcoming and extremely comfortable."

    Its location is ideal for explorring nearby Ludlow and Shrewsbury , it's only minutes away from Stokesay Castle. The property looks on the Shropshire hills. Very good value for money

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Robins nest is a wonderful place to stay & has everything you need."

    Beautifully clean & spacious & well equipped. Lovely to be sat on the balcony enjoying the Evening sunshine & a beer. Highly recommend this lovely cottage & the area & the people. Cheers Vic.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Jul 2022

  • "My second visit."

    A lovely, large apartment with garden. Well equipped and off the beaten track. Perfect for exploring the local countryside, Shropshire towns and Wales by car and train.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed at Robin's Nest for 3 nights with our two little dogs."

    It is situated in a very peaceful and beautiful spot.It was lovely to sit out and enjoy the countryside views from the balcony.The accomodation was very clean and well presented with a nice large,comfy bed.The owner was very pleasant and helpful but not intrusive.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "We have stayed here previously and we will do so again."

    We feel at home when we stay here. The barn flat is comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owners, their family and the villagers are friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location."

    Comfortable apartment. Lovely welcome pack! Note for the owners that a plumber would quickly sort out the bathroom shower issue. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Oct 2021

  • "Loved the view of the hills from the balcony."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2021

  • "Whilst very spacious, we could not use the shower due to lack of pressure or hot water."

    The kitchen sink hot tap did not work, so had to heat a kettle,. The small garden is not spacious enough for a dog to run around in, and the staircase, which was mentioned, could be too tough for more infermed people.

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Jun 2021

  • "Cosy and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2020

  • "The shower has a quirk in that the flow is very limited unless the showerhead is lowered to the base of the shower and then it works."

    Something to do with a header tank I understand

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Robin's Nest was very comfortable, and a great base for exploring the area."

    Communication from the owners made us feel welcome, and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Robins Nest exceeded our expectations very clean, great location, Thank you for ..."

    Robins Nest exceeded our expectations very clean, great location, Thank you for the lovely flowers and the cake was great

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wren's nest was a perfect little winter retreat."

    I enjoyed every minute. There even was home made cake to welcome me.

    Reviewed by Hilde4.7Jan 2020

  • "The actual cottage is lovely but unfortunately due to my experience of having stayed the same time another couple in the cottage below, discovered how properties not as sound proof as would have imagined."

    The sound of snoring, albeit quite excessive as the guest did mention he has breathing problems, really alerted me to the lack of sound proofing. Advertised as a 'romantic couple get away' it actually isn't very private in the 'noise' aspect. The walls appear very well insulated, using some of the original walls from previous building? and was exceptionally warm, only needing one of the 2 radiators on to maintain the temperature. However the disturbance caused was irritating and quite embarrassing, as I had to alert the guest to this problem after not able to sleep well for 2 days. He was very apologetic even stating they were leaving early as he didn't want to 'cause any further disturbance. Which I emphatically stated he didn't need to do this. He then suggested he slept on the sofa in the living area which he did for the remainder of their break. I could still hear the snoring, however not as much and peace was almost restored. As I have said it is a lovely place and I only had this experience due to the circumstances at the time. I do think the owners should consider sound proofing the floor in between the 2 properties as I think it would go against what visitors are looking for in this lovely quite part of Shropshire.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order for your comments to be reviewed. To our understanding this issue has not been raised before from previous bookings. It was a stipulation when the property was converted that it was sound proof. The property flooring was fitted with mix wool carpet and good underlay which supports this. If you wish to discuss your feedback further please contact the office. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage on a working farm, set in beautiful countryside"

    Reviewed by Nicole4.1Oct 2019

  • "The hosts were very hospitablel."

    When we arrived there were flowers and some cake! There was a laundry room on the farm for the use of guests. Parking was easy and convenient. Good supermarket just a short car journey (2miles) Quiet at night. Comfortable bed and sitting area. Balcony for sitting in the sun. Good views.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great place to stay, beautiful countryside, cosy cottage."

    I would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable and very clean cottage."

    Great walking area Friendly owners

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Everything we needed and more. Very comfortable and we would certainly return. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by James Colin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Brilliant Cottage, very clean and comfortable, everything you could need like "home from home" with great views."

    Fantastic comfortable king size bed. Lovely welcome homemade cake, milk, tea/coffee ingredients and fresh apple juice. The fresh flowers made a great finishing touch Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, everyone was welcoming, and was great location for the walking and not too far from local amenities."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very comfortable accommodation well thought out everything needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The owners made sure that we had everything and were on hand in case of problems though there weren't any. A good location for exploring and walking.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2018

  • "From the moment we entered it felt like home."

    As we viewed the rest it fully lived up to expectations. The equipment was impressive as was the comfort. The lovely little cakes and the fresh garden flowers were a lovely extra bonus. The cottage is well placed to enjoy the walks in this lovely county, and we certainly enjoyed many, including directly from here. A further bonus was the many villages and pubs, both of which we enjoyed. A really enjoyable week. We will remember it fondly.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was quiet and in beautiful location but at the same time only a very ..."

    The cottage was quiet and in beautiful location but at the same time only a very short distance to the main road with access to major tourist towns and sites all along the way

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely place, large comfortable bed, well equipped."

    Was advertised as having wi-fi, owners stated trying to upgrade. Not fixed while we were there, not a problem for us. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8May 2018

  • "Spent Xmas at Robins Nest and it was wonderful."

    A lovely Xmas tree was in the lounge and a festive wreath on the door and fresh flowers to welcome us. If you want to get away from the madding crowd this is the ideal place to go. We found some fabulous places to visit and a couple of really old pubs in the area serving great food but we also cooked in our accommodation as it has all the facilities there. There’s a separate laundry room alongside the main house and we were invited to have a look at all the animals on the farm. It is a proper working farm and we took our dog and had some wonderful walks in the countryside. It’s a very picturesque setting and so pleased we found it; it’s a little gem. And the beds are so comfortable too. We had them made up as twins but you can have it as a double if needed. It was very clean and tidy and lovely and warm. Overall this gave us the perfect Xmas break and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Dec 2017

  • "Every thing was sorted out for us and it is in a wonderful area, we have used you before so knew the standard would be to our liking."

    Reviewed by Jaqueline5.0Oct 2017

  • "A delightful cottage, more spacious than the pictures show."

    Massive comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of lovely walks nearby and pretty little towns to visit.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.8Aug 2017

  • "Very comfortable apartment ideal for walking and visiting many National Trust properties"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2016

  • "Booking the cottage was easy."

    Cottage very good value for money. Pluses. Warm and cosy, bags of piping hot water and the central heating system was excellent, comfy sofa and chair, cottage was clean and welcoming, nice touch with a bottle of wine and nibbles on arrival plus tea tray and milk and biscuits all laid up ready. Also great to actually have some cupboard space to store our food, lots of cottages we rent have no storage and we have to leave food out on worktops all week. Masses of wardrobe space too if we had needed it. Also a good vacuum cleaner so we could give the carpet the once over. Great walking from the cottage too, very important for us. Minuses. Very few. The garden furniture could do with being replaced and the cottage could do with a coat of paint to freshen it, however we are at the end of the season so this may be on the to do list for Winter. We would certainly have no hesitation in re booking or recommending Robin's Nest

    Reviewed by Sue4.6Sep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Shared external utility
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front balcony with furniture and enclosed front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 30 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the owner's farm opposite, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside the garden
  • Note: There are 14 external steps leading to this apartment.

The property

Craven Arms 2 miles.

This first floor apartment is one of two set within a stone-built converted stable, standing opposite the owner's large farmhouse on a 360-acre livestock and arable working farm in Strefford, two miles from Craven Arms.

Sitting in a delightfully scenic spot at the foot of Wenlock Edge, this picturesque Craven Arms self-catering apartment provides cosy accommodation that is perfect for a romantic break.

This Craven Arms character apartment offers original features that provide a homely atmosphere, including exposed stone walls, wooden beams and trusses.

The king-size double bedroom, which can conveniently be transformed into a twin, boasts an en-suite bathroom, and offers a comfortable place to lay your head at the end of a long day spent in the open, green countryside.

Relax or dine alfresco on the front balcony at this apartment near Craven Arms, and admire the expansive views that stretch as far as the dramatic Long Mynd Hills.

Only two miles away is the small town of Craven Arms which has shops, cafes, a hotel with a bar and restaurant, as well as the medieval Stokesay Castle plus the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre with its virtual balloon ride over Shropshire.

There are many wonderful walks close by including the Strefford Hall Farm Trail available from the doorstep, plus Wenlock Edge and the Corvedale Valley close by, along with the lovely Long Mynd Hills to explore surrounding Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland.

Take your pick of the many impressive NT properties close by; Attringham Park, Croft Castle and Powis Castle can all be reached within easy driving distance.

An excellent Craven Arms apartment for discovering all of Shropshire at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 24740 and 928796, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Wistanstow 1 mile; Craven Arms 2 miles; Church Stretton 5.5 miles; Bishop’s Castle 11 miles; Ludlow 12 miles; Shrewsbury 19 miles.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the historic hamlet of Strefford is situated within the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 2.5 miles from the small market town of Craven Arms. You can also visit the village of Wisantstow, home to The Wood Brewery and The Plough Inn pub. Two miles away is Craven Arms, which is often known as The Gateway to the Marches and is ideally based for walks in the lovely Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley. Craven Arms itself offers historic houses, a number a shops and pubs and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, the Land of Lost Content museum and to the south of the town is Stokesay Castle, one of England’s finest fortified manors. There are number of delightful places to visit within reach, such as the historic towns of Church Stretton, Bishop’s Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Strefford is a convenient base for your Shropshire getaway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas