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Swallow's Nest Pet-Friendly Cottage in Strefford, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Swallow's Nest Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Swallow's Nest is a cosy ground floor apartment located on the owner's working farm, in Strefford, two miles from Craven Arms in Shropshire. With one double bedroom with en-suite wet room, the cottage can sleep two people. The cottage also includes a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area. Outside is a utility room, off road parking for two cars, plus a patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Swallow's Nest offers couples a relaxing retreat from which to explore the delights of Shropshire.

The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manors, or the very popular Shropshire Hill Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. ChurchStretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishops Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

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.

Biomass central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility, dishwasher, 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. Enclosed gravelled area with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 9 mins walk. Note: Due to the owner's farm opposite, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside the garden. Note: This property may be suitable for wheelchair users.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mr Metcalf
May 2016
We particularly liked the peace and quiet of the area. Though it was a working farm it was not intrusive and added to the enjoyment of the holiday.
Miss Milling
January 2016
Lovely, dog friendly holiday cottage, furnished to a high standard and extremely well equipped. The owners were extremely helpful. The cottage is ideally located with lots of walks direct from cottage but with easy access to Ludlow and Shrewsbury and various local attractions.
Mrs Isaacs
May 2015
Great location, we had upstairs and downstairs apartments which worked well for two couples. Walks from the door so great for dogs. Recommended.
Mr Squire
March 2015
A lovely cottage on working farm. It was very good to be able to walk the dog on the farm footpaths then wash her in the ford without having to go out in the car. Excellent on site farm-shop.
Mrs Murphy
November 2015
It was warm, comfortable and spacious. The location was excellent and easy to get to. There was plenty to do in the area and we had a wonderful week.
Mr Strowbridge
November 2014
Everything about Swallow's Nest was outstanding from the location, to the welcome we received by Mr and Mrs Morgan. Bearing in mind that the cottage was located on a working farm we did expect some minor disturbance, there was and it was minimal. we were able to take our Border collie that was no problem. There are plenty of places to walk straight from the door without driving and the scenery was stunning. We shall definitely recommend it to our friends and we will definitely go again even the weather was dry for the end of October,
Mr Andrews
May 2015
A warm welcome, a beautiful area, good pub food nearby and an excellent Italian restaurant within walking distance for a special occasion. There was a newborn calf on our first morning walk around with the farmer.
Mrs Rattlidge
September 2014
Good walks from the door without the need to drive. A comfortable, warm cottage. Friendly, welcoming hosts.
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