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The Annexe Romantic Cottage in Craven Arms, Shropshire

323
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per week
sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Annexe Romantic Cottage description

Holiday home
The Annexe is a brick built cottage adjoining the owner's Grade II listed home on the edge of the town of Craven Arms, just seven miles from Church Stretton in Shropshire. The cottage sleeps two people and has a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a gas fire. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car, lockable bike storage, a private patio with furniture and hot tub and shared use of the owner's garden. Set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, The Annexe is a lovely cottage for a romantic break.

Area
The town of Craven Arms is located between the medieval town of Ludlow and Church Stretton. The historic towns of Bishops Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres and a variety of festivals.

Region
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.

Amenities
Gas central heating with gas fire. Range cooker with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lockable bike storage. Private front patio with furniture and hot tub plus shared use of the owner's lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 1 mile, pub/restaurant 5 mins walk. Note: There are 9 steps down to front door from the car parking area. Note: This property is close to the A49 and as such may experience some road noise. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: Due to cleaning, the hot tub will not be available on day of arrival.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Reviews

Mr Freeman
February 2016
The Annexe an incredible place, can not fault it! The kitchen was huge and the bed was the comfiest i have ever slept in on holiday. The lounge had a lovely big sofa and chair for when your girlfriend has fallen asleep on the sofa and is snoring!
Mrs Carne
March 2016
The Annexe had everything we needed and more. A private place to relax. Fully equipped accommodation. Excellent hosts; on hand but not intrusive. A good base to explore the surrounding area. This should be rated at the highest level. We will definitely return.
Mrs Chapman
April 2015
We were extremely warm and comfortable in The Annexe. The welcome was lovely and the owner was always helpful without being intrusive. We had a lovely week.
Mr Wills
March 2015
The owners made me very welcome indeed and this apartment was one of the nicest places I have stayed in for many a year. I would recommend it to anyone in the future and really enjoyed my stay. The owners deserve to do well, they really care about their customers and their standards are exemplary.
Mr Burnett
May 2015
The cottage was to a VERY high standard and the owners were really pleasant and helpful. The cottage is on a main road but this wasn't a problem at all. The garden was delightful, which the owners are happy to share with you, and there were a lot of great walks nearby as well as plenty of places to visit.
Mrs Hunter
October 2014
A fantastic home from home property with kind and considerate hosts. A very relaxing feel to the Annexe and it had everything needed to make the holiday special, Well equipped and very spacious, great location with lots of info in the cottage of all the things to go and see in the surrounding areas. Would love to return and do all the things their wasn't time to do in the week we were there.
Mrs Hyde
March 2015
The Annexe was terrific. It had large rooms and was very comfortably furnished. The owner has taken a lot of trouble to make The Annexe as welcoming as possible. It was really a home away from home. Every evening when we returned to this warm, cosy cottage we felt as though we were coming home. A truly memorable week!
Mrs Pike
December 2014
Liked the whole package - the accommodation, the area and the owners. High quality throughout, if there was a higher standard than 5 stars, then this cottage annex would be it.
Mr Nash
July 2014
Much larger accommodation than we expected, it had everything that we needed.
Miss Renshaw
December 2013
Great friendly welcome. Could not have wished for anything more. Perfect location, peaceful and relaxing, did not even hear the traffic from the A49. Would recommend to anyone, and would definitely go back.
Mr Brooks
November 2013
Lovely people very welcoming. Central to all main towns etc. Very well kept property. Our rating is five stars!
Westwood
June 2014
A lovely place to stay and so roomy for 2 people, central to visit some lovely places in Shropshire and for walking.
Mr Hiscott
August 2013
Fantastic accommodation, very friendly welcome from owners, excellent all around.
Mrs Orrell
April 2013
The area is very pleasant with lots to see and do. The cottage was great.
Mrs Lewis
May 2013
The Annexe was clearly built for full residential use and as such is spacious and contains quality fixtures and fittings. Most of all the care, attention and excellent standard of housekeeping from the owners made our stay most memorable.
Mr Graves
August 2013
Handy central location for visiting local attractions. The best holiday I have had for years, never felt so relaxed, and will be booking The Annexe again.
Mrs Child
May 2013
Everything we needed was there, we couldn't have asked for anything else. It was private and very relaxing. Loved the Annexe and the owner was a very good host.
Mrs Peet
June 2013
As the cottage was just off the A49 it was really convenient to visit all the surrounding towns and villages in Shropshire. The cottage was really spacious, especially as it is only for 2 people. We are hoping to return to the cottage next year.
Mrs Everson
June 2013
Very cozy accommodation. Very high standard of cleanliness and facilities within the property. Owners very welcoming and on hand if needed.
Mr Cadman
September 2013
We enjoyed every aspect of our holiday from start to finish. The Annexe was excellent, better than we could have wished for, it was very comfortable and home from home. Our hosts were very welcoming, and they could not have done any more than they did to ensure that our stay was a very pleasant and relaxing one. We would definitely recommend the Annexe to family and friends, and hope to return ourselves some time in the future.
Mr Lewis
August 2013
Excellent - by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in.
Mr Mistry
February 2013
Perfect little getaway for me and my partner. The Annexe was an excellent little home. We couldn't think of anything wrong with it and are already considering returning next year. Lovely welcome, beautiful grounds, excellent home away from home!!!
Mr Streetley
July 2012
Warm and cosy, helpful owners. Would go again
Mr Holman
July 2012
A very spacious well equipped property - one of the best we have visited! Good position for exploring the area.
Mrs Lyon
September 2012
Everything! We had a warm welcome from the owner who had left a small welcome pack and some flowers. The cottage was clean, spacious and comfortable. The garden was good with plenty of seating. The cottage is in a very good location for walks and sightseeing. Many walks could be done from the cottage cutting down on the use of the car. There was a limited bus service which was useful and a station nearby.
Mrs Dunman
August 2013
Spacious clean very comfortable accommodation, great outside seating and lovely helpful owners next door.
Mrs Pickering
November 2012
I did not do a lot when I booked this particular property as I was just happy to chill and relax. I would recommend this property and cannot fault the cottage at all. Very close to Craven Arms, public transport excellent, friendly people next-door and would definitely book again in the future.
Mrs Dunman
July 2013
Excellent, clean, comfortable accommodation, in a central position.
Mr Kelly
September 2012
Well-appointed accommodation. Friendly hosts. Excellent quality fittings and decor. Private Parking area. Plenty of tourist information available for guests.
Mrs Whiting
September 2012
The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Annexe is centrally located for visiting a range of interesting places in south Shropshire.
Mr Banks
July 2012
We were treated pleasantly by the owners.
Mrs Peppiatt
October 2012
The Annexe was one of the best holiday lets that we have been to. Everything was first class and the owners were very friendly.
Mrs Warburton
August 2012
The cottage was splendid in every way. Good sized rooms and excellent furnishing throughout. Owners friendly and helpful, Easy access to areas of outstanding beauty.
Mr Maitland
January 2012
The Annexe was very well equipped with everything we needed and more.
Mr Long
July 2012
A lovely cottage in an unspoilt area of the UK.
Mr Doughty
October 2011
This was the best let we've experienced! Very spacious and comfortable, with a large garden area and a very welcoming host who had clearly put a lot of thought and effort into providing such welcoming accommodation.
Mr Smith
September 2011
It is a lovely property in a beautiful part of the country. For those concerned about the proximity of the A49, for us it posed no problems whatsoever. We have no hesitation in recommending The Annexe and intend to return ourselves.
Mrs Barnett
July 2012
This was our first time in Shropshire and we enjoyed it so much we intend to return. The property was excellent and our hosts were very friendly and helpful and made us feel at home.
Miss Smith
November 2011
We had a fantastic weekend. On arrival the owner was there to greet us and show us around. The Annexe is superbly furnished and very comfortable. Absolutely stunning place and local to many villages and walks. Thanks again and we hope to return in the New Year.
Mr Ewan
July 2011
Helpfulness of the owners. The surrounding area and the attention given to us in shops and cafe's etc. A truly restful and relaxing break. Not too far to drive to all the places of interest each day.
Mr Roberts
October 2011
The property is a little gem situated in a lovey part of the country. The owners were fabulous. The cottage is spacious, spotless and has everything you could require. If you are looking for a cosy little retreat in the heart of Shropshire, look no further
Mr Houlihan
June 2011
Excellent base to explore the area. Owners very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable accommodation.
Mr Burton
July 2011
The cottage was very spacious and the owners are incredibly helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable break.
Mr Roper
July 2011
The Annexe was just a lovely place, clean, modern quality accommodation with excellent facilities.Everything was just great especially the entertainment centre, TV etc.The owners are very friendly and helpful.
Mr Hill
July 2011
This was a delightful property and the owners were friendly and helpful. It is situated in a lovely part of the country and we could not have asked for a better location or accommodation.
Mr Mrs Underhill
March 2011
The slow cooker was a bonus and the property was very spacious. This is the best property for 2 people that we have stayed in. Excellent area for walking. Friendly, helpful owners. We would recommend this property to others.
Mr Cunningham
May 2011
The accommodation, the area and the owners were all excellent.
Mr Mitchell
May 2011
The family were very friendly, but not obtrusive and they were willing to offer any help required. There was a lovely welcome pack containing tea, coffee, sugar, jam, marmalade and red and white wine. Milk had been left in the fridge and there were condiments and cooking oil - nothing had been forgotten!
Paul F
June 2016
fantastic week spent here great hosts paul and Pauline, superb accommodation hospitality tray with fresh eggs from their own chickens was a lovely touch and tasted fantastic. hot tub was excellent as was the garden just sitting and relaxing great advice on where to visit and eat we would recommend the annexe to anyone paul and Pauline are a lovely friendly couple thanks for a great time
Steven G
August 2014
The Annexe is a great place to stay , craven arms approx. 1.5 miles, local pub 15 mins walk and serves great food , the staff and customers are really friendly , handy location for visiting other local attractions , It's our 2nd visit 23rd-30th august 2014 and have already rebooked for next year , the owners paul and Pauline are friendly and discreet yet close by if you need help . when you arrive you find a welcome pack which includes fresh laid eggs as well as tea coffee milk and sugar . full central heating and gas fire kept us nice and warm , all gas/electric is included in price . we are still at the annexe , hope the week doesn't go to fast !!! We'll be back next year for another relaxing holiday . S and V Graves
J C
March 2016
Fabulous hosts, who were available should they be needed but not intrusive. Warm welcome, generous hospitality basket and fresh flowers on arrival. All of the rooms were spacious and equipped with everything we would need and more. The hot tub was an exceptional luxury. Whilst the annex is attached to the main house it is very private. A good base for visiting Shropshire and surrounding areas. Perfect place to relax and cut off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Annex is on my list of favourite places to stay and we'll definitely return.
hilarynz2015
October 2015
Very welcoming hosts. Very comfortable, spacious rooms provided with all the amenities we could have required. Very convenient base for exploring Shrophire and adjoining districts. Nice rural surroundings, lovely gardens. All in all, one of the best places we've stayed at.
janetcliff
December 2014
Wonderful cottage annex. Superbly furnished throughout. Generous welcome pack with very friendly owners. We had a very relaxing weeks Christmas break. Excellent location and in easy reach to so many places of interest. IF THERE WAS A HIGHER RATING THAN 5 STARS , THEN THIS WOULD EASILY BE THE ONE. We are seasoned travellers around the UK and IRELAND and have stayed in numerous cottages , the "ANNEX" in our opinion , is first class and would highly recommend it to all. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will definitely be going back for a summer break in the near future.
sue w
June 2014
We have just stayed for a week and what a lovely place to stay, the annexe is so roomy for 2 people, handy for Ludlow and Shrewsbury, we also had a lovely meal in the Plough inn just a few minutes walk away, would recommend a stay, we are hoping to go back next year.
Derek
September 2011
Clean,comfortable,spacious and everything one would require set in a truly relaxing garden. Owners at your disposal in case needed: as they were. Welcoming pack. A proper sized TV with Sky. Nearby Pubs and eating out places.Not too far to drive to any of many places of interest.
Guest
December 2011
The service received was excellent. The annexe was very comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. The location was great for a base to the local attractions. The owners were friendly and most helpful.
casbar3
April 2012
What a lovely break we had...just perfect. The property is situated about one mile from the small town of Craven Arms, which can supply all your shopping requirements and has no charges for parking. On the outskirts of town there is the Discovery Centre which is well worth a visit and from where you can begin many well sign-posted walks. There are also walks to be done from the Annexe and with the aid of OS maps, present little difficulty in following them. The "Annexe" had everything we needed and some things we didn't. The rooms were all so spacious with top quality fixtures and furnishings...even down to the electric can opener. The 42" plasma tv with Sky was a definite plus and so seldom seen in many rental cottages. Comfortable seating in the lounge and an excellent bed to rest our weary heads after a days walking were always welcome. Our hosts...Pauline in particular as Paul was busy working most days...were excellent and went out of there way in making our holiday one to remember for all the right reasons. Although the Annexe is positioned on a busy road (which is indicated in Sykes' brochure) we didn't find this to be a problem at all. First class double glazing and large fences around the cottage nullified most of the noise. Would we stay here again? You bet. It was without doubt one of the best places we have stayed at in our many years of holidaying this way. One final thing....we had NO clouds during six of our seven days there. Brilliant. If you have any questions I can help you with please feel free to send a personal message.
casbar3
April 2012
What a lovely break we had...just perfect. The property is situated about one mile from the small town of Craven arms, which can supply all your shopping requirements and has no charges for parking. On the outskirts of town there is the Discovery Centre which is well worth a visit and from where you can begin many well sign-posted walks. There are also walks to be done from the annexe and with the aid of OS maps, present little difficulty in following them. The "Annexe" had everything we needed and some things we didn't. The rooms were all so spacious with top quality fixtures and furnishings...even down to the electric can opener. The 42" plasma tv with Sky was a definite plus and so seldom seen in many rental cottages. Comfortable seating in the lounge and an excellent bed to rest our weary heads after a days walking were always welcome. Our hosts...Pauline in particular as Paul was busy working most days...were excellent and went out of there way in making our holiday one to remember for all the right reasons. Although the annexe is positioned on a busy road (which is indicated in Sykes' brochure) we didn't find this to be a problem at all. First class double glazing and large fences around the cottage nullified most of the noise. Would we stay here again? You bet. It was without doubt one of the best places we have stayed at in our many years of holidaying this way. One final thing...we had no clouds during six of our seven days there. Brilliant. If you have any questions I can help you with please feel free to send a personal message.
Fionaandcez
November 2012
Very easy to find just off the A49 and attached to a beautiful listed home. The property was bigger than expected, more than ample for two people. The house has everything you need for a week long stay and a large flat screen TV ensures that any rainy days are catered for! It is ideally placed to discover Shropshire and the local pub The Plough Inn, Wistnstow served up a fabulous meal. The owners were helpful but discreet and the two German Shepherd dogs were very friendly!! Loved the fact that you could recycle pretty much anything. Despite being close to the A49 we found the location to be quite peaceful and the house was very warm. Would definitely stay again if planning to visit Shropshire.
Panski50
November 2013
A clean, roomy and comfortable extension to the owner's house. The gas central heating kept the house warm when we were there in late November, and the large TV with Sky was a welcome addition on chilly nights - especially as it was a dark walk to the nearest pub, on a lane with no footpath. The property is easy to find as it's right beside the A49, but despite this the traffic noise was minimal. The provision on arrival of fresh flowers, wine and fresh milk was a nice touch. The oven was very smoky, which set off the very sensitive smoke alarm several times. The only way to stop it was to flap newspaper at it! Craven Arms itself is not a great place, but the property is well located for visitng many much nicer places in the area, particularly Church Stretton, Ludlow and Much Wenlock. It's also just up the road from the amazing Stokesay Castle, which is well worth a visit. Now that we are familiar with the area, I would look to stay in a different location on subsequent visits, just to have easier access to local amenities and be in a place that's pleasant to walk around from the doorstep.
MaureenLee
May 2012
A spacious, well maintained cottage which met our every need. Wouldn't hesitate to return or to recommend it. The owners were there to meet us and made us feel very welcome. Don't be put off by being close to the main road - it isn't a problem. We hardly used our car all week as the bus stops opposite the cottage going either to Ludlow or out towards Shrewsbury. The scenery is a well kept secret. If you like walking away from the busy Lakes or Dales, then Shropshire is just the place.
Guest
October 2012
Great cottage owners so friendly. We had a problem with the car and their son fixed it for us thats what I call great service.
Guest
October 2012
We had a very warm welcome from Pauline and her husband, Paul, (not forgetting the two beautiful alsatian dogs) and were shown round the roomy annexe to their Lodge and the garden, and pool. It was specially good to have the goody- pack ready for our tea waiting on the kitchen unit. The home is very well furnished and decorated,' with all mod cons,' as they say. better than at home, in some cases! The location is ideal for visiting all 10 Ironbridge museums, which a pass to the Victorian Township also gave entry; Church Stretton - the Long Mynd for walks and the acton Farm that featured on TV recently; Shrewsbury needs a day (we shall have to go back for that). The original Olympics at Much Wenlock - (the mascot for 2012), its superb new Museum and the English Heritage abbey are well worth time spent exploring. We packed in something every day, and still had loads on a list that there was no time for. The pub in the village provided excellent meals with varied choices, freshly cooked and pleasantly served.
Guest
August 2011
The property was spacious, very clean, beautifully decorated and had all the equipment and facitilties that you could possibly need.The owners were very friendly and helpful. There was beautiful countryside in every direction from the property.
hepsrus
July 2011
We stayed at this property from the 25th June to 2nd July. The Annexe was very comfortable, spacious and well maintained. The kitchen was very well equipped, all I can say is home from home. On arrival we were met by Pauline, who showed us around the property and gave us a welcome pack and there was a bottle of milk in the fridge. The rooms are very spacious with plenty of storage, 2 double wardrobes with 2 chest of draws to match. There is a room with an exercise bike along with a washing machine and dryer if needed but plenty of space to hang your clothes outside. In the evening you could sit and watch TV with the Patio door open where the sun came through. You could sit and watch the rabbits running around at the top of the garden in the mornings and evenings along with the owners dog Roxy who was lovely. The property is next to the main road but was not a problem, which is centrally located to a lot of attractions around the area and you don't have to travel far but a visit to Longmynde is a must for people who love to see things from high, the views are spectacular. You can start your visit there from Church Stretton. We also found that the cheaper the attraction the better value for money. If you love owls then there is a place for you to visit where you can also see miniature ponies and donkies and feed the wildfowl and goats and sheep. We really enjoyed are stay at the Annexe and would definitely consider returning and recommend to anyone.
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