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Abbott's Retreat in Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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sleeps 7
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Abbott's Retreat description

Holiday home
Abbott's Retreat is a charming, detached cottage set in the small hamlet of Norbury, less than five miles from Bishop's Castle in Shropshire. With four bedrooms, including three doubles (one with an en-suite shower room) and one single, this cottage can sleep seven people. There's also a bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars along with wrap-around lawned gardens, a patio and garden furniture. Abbott's Retreat provides friends and families with a contemporary yet cosy base from which to discover this attractive are of Shropshire.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the South West Shropshire Hills. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs.

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.4 miles. Note: The car park area is on a slope with 6 steps to the front door, may not be suitable for less mobile. Note: There is an unfenced slope in the garden, children to be supervised.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Miss Mole
March 2016
It was a wonderful stay. Abbott's Retreat was beautifully located and wonderfully equipped. We loved watching the birds in the garden, the cosy woodburner and the lovely walks nearby.
Ms Jones
December 2015
Abbott's Retreat is stunning and really thoughtfully designed. It simply has everything you need. It's not overlooked and the location is lovely. We didn't want to leave but will definitely be returning
Miss Fairhurst
October 2015
The home was warm, clean and a true home from home. The little hamlet it was set in was very peaceful and everyone was very friendly. Lots to see and do in the local area. A fantastic time had by all.
Mrs White
October 2015
From the moment we arrived and saw the cottage we loved everything about it. Each room had a different colour theme with matching accessories, even the towels in each bedroom were the corresponding colour. Every single thing had been thought of. The wood burning stove was an added bonus. Definitely one of the top cottages we have stayed in.
Mr Lane
March 2015
A really lovely cottage. When I spoke to the owner before the holiday he was really friendly and gave lots of helpful suggestions of places to visit. The cleaner had done a great job too, and there were various provisions that had been left for us to use if we'd forgotten any key essentials. A lovely week.
Mrs Mackey
May 2015
Overall the accommodation was excellent. In a great position for exploring the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the National Trust and English Heritage properties. A fantastic house and gardens in a quiet position near a lovely church. Great for families and those who like us are meeting up with friends from different parts of the country.
Miss Benford
January 2015
The Cottage is fantastic, there is everything you could want and need plus more. The Clearview fire is amazing, just what you need on a cold winters day. The surrounding areas to the cottage are beautiful, plenty of picturesque countryside to be explored. Our little girl and dog loved being outside, seeing the animals that live locally. You really will not be disappointed. The peace and quiet is just what we wanted and we loved every second of it. The cottage is really well maintained and is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Would recommend to all.
Mrs Hayward
January 2015
The location, and quality of accommodation surpassed our expectations.
Mr Westwood
October 2014
The property Abbots Rest, was a most comfortable and well equipped property offering all the home comforts you could wish for whilst on holiday! We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there and would not hesitate to visit again.
Mrs Kennea
December 2014
The location is peaceful and rural. A very well presented and cosy house.
Mrs Walker
December 2014
The cottage was perfect for a two family pre Christmas break, even down to the Christmas Tree. It was extremely well equipped and felt like a home from home.
Mr James
June 2014
The Abbots Retreat cottage is located in Norbury, a very peaceful hamlet in a beautiful farmland setting. The cottage is newly renovated and fully equipped with high quality furniture and fittings. The rooms are spacious and well decorated. The surrounding areas provide an abundance of walks and historical places of interest. My family ( 8) stayed at the cottage for 2 weeks (including 3 young children) and everyone had a great time. We would highly recommend this cottage, great value for money.
January 2017
The location in the charming hamlet of Norbury is superb. Lots of scenic walks and warm, kind people to encounter. The house is perfect; warm, spotless and full of everything you could possibly want. Large hob and spacious kitchen. Lots of outside space and garden furniture and for the cooler evenings a glorious wood burning stove. We stayed in January and had snow so it was like staying in a picture postcard with views across to the beautiful church opposite. I really cannot recommend it highly enough. TOP TIPS? Ask at the farm opposite to buy eggs, (chicken and duck)! And ensure to eat at least twice in the fantastic INN ON THE GREEN just up the road in Wentnor. This really is the best rental we have ever enjoyed and in the most gorgeous location. We'll be back!
October 2016
Lovely accommodation, they have thought of everything. Well equipped kitchen, clean towels and bedding, laundry facilities, lovely outside space, and a spacious inside. A real plus that it's pet friendly as well. Not too much close by to do etc. so you would need a vehicle with you. The only negative point is that the internet connection was very temperamental and would drop in and out. Other than that, great all round place!
Kathy N
April 2015
Very highly recommended. Great week of peace & tranquility in excellent accommodation with every home comfort provided.
March 2015
This cottage (well, 4 bedroom house actually!) ticks every box. From outside it is stunning and once inside it just gets better. Every detail has been considered. It is pristine and everything you need has been provided from a welcome bottle of wine, eggs and milk to a generous supply of logs for the log fore. It is warm, beautifully decorated and has a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere. I cannot think of anything they could have dome better. The bedrooms are all lovely and the spacious lounge is delightful. I especially liked the vast number of mugs and glasses so no need to wash up until the dish washer is full! Every window gives a great view, from the 2700 year old tree. and the and church yard at the front, to the field with horses and songbirds behind. The property is surrounded by wonderful villages (Bishop's Castle) and magical pubs, as well as walks and plenty to do near by. We spent most of our time at the Inn on The Green in Wentnor, and at Minsterly Ranges for Clay Pigeon Shooting. We will definitely be back - if only we can get booked in! The word is out! No spaces till November!
Mrs Eaves
April 2016
The cottage was very spacious, clean and well equipped. The wood burner was a real treat too.
Mrs Scullion
May 2016
A very comfortable house surrounded by beautiful countryside.
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