Holiday home The Shepherd's Rest is a detached cottage close to the village of Leighton just four miles from Ironbridge Gorge. The cottage sleeps two people and has open plan studio accommodation with a double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area together with separate external shower room. Outside is off road parking for one car and a decked area with furniture. Situated in the heart of Shropshire, The Shepherd's Rest is a lovely romantic base from which to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Area The historic village of Leighton, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087, stands in the heart of beautiful 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 pretty 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 wonderful all-year-round location.
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 Woodburner with electric heater in shower room. Combination microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car approx. 100 yards away. Front decked area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath. Note: The cottage is set within a sloped site and is not suitable for those with limited mobility.
The location was great for walking up The Wrekin - plus it gets dark at night and is excellent for star gazing. The owner was friendly and it was nice to be on a proper working farm. It was very cosy too once the wood burner was going. All in all a great place for a digital detox.
The gardens were not just excellent, they were stunning our hosts were charming, helpful very nice people.
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