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Rickyard Cottage Countryside Cottage in Leighton, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Rickyard Cottage Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Rickyard Cottage is one of four brick built barn conversions in a farmyard location on a 100 acre working cattle farm on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton near to Ironbridge. Boasting one double bedroom with a shower room, this cottage can sleep two people. Elsewhere in the cottage is an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, sitting room with an electric log effect stove and a dining area. To the exterior of the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars and a front sitting area with outdoor furniture and countryside views. Just four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Rickyard Cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage for anyone wishing to explore this part of the country.

The village of Leighton, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087, stands in the heart of Shropshire, and is only four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, home of the world's first iron-built bridge, built 1777-79. The Ironbridge Gorge is one of the country's most delightful tourist attractions; situated in a lovely wooded valley, the village has many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including the renowned Blist Hill Victorian Village, where you can step back in time. Enjoy the nearby medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as wellas many NT properties including Attingham Hall and Park as well as the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard.

A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.

Wall mounted (instant heat) electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine. TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Front sitting area with furniture and countryside views. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. Shop 3 miles. Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath. Note: Babes-in-arms only.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Miss Bowen
March 2016
A very pretty cottage, very cosy and in lovely surroundings. It was very peaceful, a lovely break away from it all, we thoroughly enjoyed our week here.
Mr Willson
August 2016
Wonderful! This was just about the best self catering property I have experienced. The property is in a beautiful, peaceful area.
Mr Machin
February 2016
Off the beaten track but so near to attractions! The property was excellent and the owner attentive. We would not hesitate to recommend to others
Mrs Brinkworth
June 2014
The owners were very friendly and we even got home baked cakes upon our arrival which was a lovely thought after a long journey. Although in a peaceful setting, the cottage was central to explore many aspects of Shropshire. The information provided by the owners, everything from the local shops to what went where with regards to our rubbish was exceptionally good, as was the amount of literature provided regarding places and events in the area.
Mr Keene
September 2015
An extremely well equipped, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings.
Mrs Wright
May 2016
The farm was set in a beautiful part of the countryside with lovely views. The Cottage for us was perfect, very comfortable and met all our needs. We will return here to this lovely cottage and would have no hesitation to recommend it to friends and family.
Mr Dennis
October 2014
On arrival made to feel very welcome by the host nothing was too much trouble.The cottage was ideally situated to explore Shropshire . The setting of the cottage was excellent , lovely views very quiet secluded.
Mrs Clough
October 2012
The welcome was warm and friendly, the cottage was cosy, what more could anyone want? I went to that area because there is plenty to see and do and it kept me really busy.
Mrs Turek
April 2013
The owner had made sure the heating was on before we arrive and it was lovely to be greeted with a nice cosy, warm cottage on such a cold wintry day - and the cakes were a nice touch too, thanks. We got stuck with the snow, and the farmer was very happy to dig us out, very friendly and helpful, thank you. All in all, we loved the property, very comfortable and cosy, wonderfully quiet and secluded, perfect for a relaxing get-away weekend. We would happily return to stay again and thoroughly recommend to others.
Mr Worthington
February 2012
The setting was excellent, the owner was very friendly, and the area provided us with plenty to do. The clear night skies boasted thousands of stars and the fresh country air was a welcome change.
Miss Sherratt
November 2012
Quiet and rural. A barn owl on arrival flying over then in front of car was amazing! Enjoyed every bit of it.
Mr Walker
September 2011
Very warm and friendly owners. Peaceful surroundings. Excellent standard of accommodation - even better than it appeared in the photos! Good location - close enough to plenty of places to visit, but remote enough to be peaceful.
January 2013
Gor the dairy instead so people who had booked didnt have to move out & back in. Very lovely people & dog, Molly on working farm in very quiet area. Barn owl flew over car on approach to house. So cosy & had everything we needed for weekend break. One place I would go back to & not just for homemade cake on arrival. Did find farm hard to find due to lack of lighting on road through but no real problem
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