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Shepherd's Hut Countryside Cottage in Leighton, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Shepherd's Hut Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Shepherd's Hut is a unique wooden cottage with accommodation spread over two buildings 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 and a sitting area with woodburner in the hut and a shower room and a kitchen in the barn, this cottage can sleep two people. To the exterior of the cottage is off road parking for 1 car and a sitting area with outdoor furniture and countryside views. Just four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Shepherd's Hut 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 well as 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.

Woodburning stove in Shepherd's Hut with electric fires in The Barn. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Private gravelled sitting area with furniture, BBQ and views of farmland and the Wrekin Hill. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Shop 3 miles. Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath. Note: There are 3 steps up from ground level into the Shepherd's Hut.


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

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Mr Clark
December 2014
This is a cosy retreat for a quiet and secluded holiday staying in an unusual and unique accommodation.
Mr Eaton
November 2014
It was everything we hoped for and in a beautiful part of the country. We will come again!
Mrs Marshall
December 2013
Beautiful location. Quirky but amazing accommodation, clean and well thought out! We will return!
Mrs Barnard
January 2014
We loved the cosiness of the Shepherds Hut. We were slightly concerned it would be chilly, as we stayed mid winter, but with the log burner going it was toasty! The bathroom, located in the converted barn, was super hot too, so our fears were completely unfounded.
Miss Ludlow
October 2012
Lovely, romantic property in a peaceful setting tucked away in stunning Shropshire countryside. Fantastic for a cosy getaway. The farmer was great, keeping us in fire wood, providing advice on walks and even cakes.
Gill V
March 2015
What a lovely place - situated on a working farm (in the middle of what seems nowhere!) We arrived on a cold, damp night to be greeted by the wood burner roaring and homemade cake on the table! This is the cutest place I've ever stayed - a hut with a bed, two chairs and a woodburner - its perfect! We visted Irongorge and all its attractions (a lovey little town!) and had a totally relaxing few days - we'll definately go back so that we can make use of the small BBQ area! - A lovely place to relax, unwind and chill!!
Mr Brown
January 2013
Wonderful environment and well positioned on the farm. Great walks, plenty of wood and very friendly.
Jonathan K
March 2014
This is the perfect spot for a couple, small but full of character, superbly finished and the perfect romantic getaway. The hut itself is just perfect, the little woodburner heats it up wonderfully and the quaintness makes for the perfect romantic setting. Tucked away from the farmhouse, it is wonderfully private and with fantastic views across the open farmland with the Wrekin as the backdrop. It is far enough outside Telford to feel totally isolated and out in the countryside while actually being only a very short taxi ride away. A wonderful place to stay and at a very good price, thank you Derick for a fantastic christmas week here and I look forward to my next visit.
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