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Stable End Countryside Cottage in Bucknell, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Stable End Countryside Cottage description

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Situated in a charming rural location, around an attractive courtyard with four cottages, this property is just two miles from the quaint village of Bucknell. The cosy, king-sized bedroom comes with original wooden beams and exposed brick-work, as does much of the rest of the property. With a welcoming, open-plan living area that incorporates a fitted kitchen and dining table, as well as a pretty front patio for relaxing on or dining outdoors, this property is a great spot for a second honeymoon or romantic break. And with so much to see and do in the local area, it'll be a tough choice whether to stay in and enjoy the house, or go out and explore the countryside.

Nestled in the beautiful South Shropshire valley of the River Teme is the pretty village of Bucknell, complete with two village pubs – both of which serve food. Close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire, quiet, peaceful village is set in a lovely area of beautiful, unspoiled countryside – ideal for ramblers and hill walkers. The historic market town of Ludlow is close by and is well renowned for the superb quality of its restaurants. Ironbridge provides a wealth of museums whilst the historic town of Shrewsbury is also within easy driving distance. Local towns of Craven Arms and Knighton offer a full range of amenities. Stopping in the village is the Heart of Wales Railway, taking visitors through beautiful, hillside scenery and to the south are the quaint, wood-beamed cottages and cider orchards of North Herefordshire.

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.

Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, table-top freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD player, CD/radio, shared use of payphone, small library of games/CDs/DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage available. Delightful front patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Shared use of children's play area, including swings, sandpit, wildlife pond and seating area, set within an acre of communal garden behind the owners' property (children must be accompanied by an adult). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles. Note: WiFi can be accessed by all guests staying at the information area set out near by.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Walker
July 2016
Stable End is a lovely cottage. It is comfortable and well equipped. The owners are friendly.
Mr Irish
July 2016
It was lovely and quiet, a great place to recharge your batteries.
Mrs Craven
June 2016
We loved our holiday at this accommodation, everything was perfect.
Mrs Spink
May 2015
A very clean and comfortable cottage.
Mrs Steele
August 2015
The cottage had everything in it that we needed. It was very comfortable, beautifully done and maintained. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. An ideal location for visiting Shropshire and Wales, set in beautiful countryside. There were lots of walks and places to visit.
Mr Bradley
August 2015
We enjoyed most of all the accommodation which was out of this world and a credit to the owners, we will be back.
Mrs Newman
August 2015
A friendly welcome, helpful owners and superb accommodation. A beautiful cottage situated in an area of outstanding countryside. We were able to relax and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday!
Mrs Croft
March 2015
A lovely cosy cottage in beautiful scenery. Loved Shropshire and we were well placed to explore.
Mrs Amos
October 2014
Peace and quiet able to relax and chill out.
Miss Hopwood
November 2014
A lovely place, the best holiday we've ever had, thank you!
Mrs Street
July 2013
There was everything you could possibly need in this excellent accommodation. There were lots of extra touches that made it feel very homely and welcoming. T
Mr Kenchington
August 2013
Quite simply the standard by which all future cottages will be judged - faultless!
Mrs Bull
September 2013
The owners were lovely, and gave excellent advice about the local national trust houses, and were very helpful about where to catch the train for Shrewsbury. It was so quiet and peaceful, we had a wonderful stay, and the weather was perfect, what more could you want.
Mrs Campbell
October 2013
The cottage was exactly like how it looked on website, in fact it was even better. What a lovely place just to chill. Fantastic holiday and would love to go back!
Dr Holloway
October 2013
Spacious, well appointed cottage in secluded area.
Mr Platts
July 2014
This is the best cottage we have rented through Sykes.
Mr Stanford
October 2014
The property for the two of us was just right. We came for a walking holiday and walked every day, some straight from the cottage. The owners lived within the accommodation area and so were always around if needed, but at the same time kept a low profile. Plenty of local information provided both in the cottage and in a communal room.
Mr Goodger
September 2011
Stable End was in a very isolated area with beautiful scenery. Just perfect and lovely and peaceful. The accommodation was of a very high standard. Lots of places to visit near by.e.g. Iron Bridge, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and across the border to Wales in particular Rhayader, Elan Valley and the reservoirs and dams.
Mr Mcsweeney
September 2012
The location, the quality of the cottage and the welcome given.
Ms Gibbs
September 2012
A very relaxing holiday. The cottage was very well equipped and cosy and there were great views over the Shropshire hills. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who enjoys a very quiet and relaxing break.
Mrs Chapple
August 2012
The cottage was cosy, comfortable and peaceful. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We were impressed with the attention to detail in the cottage, both in the building conversion and all the finishing touches - it was excellent.
Mr Fowler
July 2012
Stable End was by far the best cottage we have stayed in for comfort and cleanliness. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and the owners very friendly and helpful. It is top of our list for when we next go back to Shropshire.
Mr Davies
October 2011
We were very pleased that the description of the property was exactly as we found it. The property and surrounding area were very nice and we enjoyed one of the best holidays we have ever had in this country. The owners had provided all the necessary equipment you could want and the property was very clean and comfortable. We had an excellent week and didn't want to leave!
Mr Brooks
November 2011
Cottage warm on arrival, with lovely bottle of cider and homemade cake. Lovely place, lovely people.
Mr Mitchell
March 2012
Fabulous location and spotless property. Charming and helpful hosts.
Mr Forsyth
July 2012
The cottage is in a very quiet rural area, and the owners were very pleasant and helpful when required.
Mrs Shafeie
July 2012
We received a very warm welcome from the owners. The cider and cake were wonderful. We would certainly come back to the cottage and area.
Mrs Hughes
July 2012
Another excellent Sykes cottage with friendly welcoming hosts. Perfect relaxing retreat, but so many places to visit in the area. Croft Castle and Park is well worth a visit. Would definitely come back, and I definitely recommend Stable End.
Mr Fieldsend
November 2010
This is a very cosy, quiet cottage which is well equipped. The owners are very friendly and provided a very warm welcome.
Mrs Kennedy
May 2011
The cottage was excellent! The owners were welcoming but not intrusive and the cider and cake were most welcoming. Lots of information on things to do.
Mr Whitehead
June 2011
Holiday totally covered our needs; from the standard of the cottage, facilities and welcome etc - and a great location!
Miss James
July 2011
I cannot fault this property, it was extremely clean and tidy, the owners provided everything you could need and all the items were of excellent condition. The welcome we received was perfect and I will be recommending this cottage to everyone.
Mr Thatcher
August 2011
An excellent base to travel from to see the various sights.
Mrs Harber
August 2011
We thought the cottage was in the most peaceful and lovely location. The cottage was very nice and comfortable and so we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There was nothing about the holiday or cottage that we did not like.
July 2010
A lovely welcome. Exceptionally well equipped - lovely cider and cake on arrival.
Mr Hughes
August 2010
The best appointed and most comfortable cottage that we have encountered. Friendly and helpful owners on site.
Mr Kinninmonth
September 2010
Superb accommodation with very friendly owners who made us feel very welcome.
Miss Cumming
April 2010
Cottage was lovely - a really well considered and executed barn conversion. Friendly and helpful owners. Really lovely location and nice to have some extra facilities for young children.
Mrs Sanders
May 2010
Lovely place to be and so very quiet.
Mrs Lack
June 2010
This was our second visit to Stable End and it was as lovely as the last time. The owners were very friendly and the accommodation was excellent. The surrounding countryside is stunning. Very highly recommended.
Mr Howe
November 2009
Excellent standard of cottage in a beautiful remote setting.
Mr Mrs Gray
February 2009
Beautiful location but the property was the highlight.High standard fittings and aptly decorated. Lots of space and yet cosy at the same time. We'd definitely recommend it. A classy place.
Mr Cook
May 2009
Excellent area for walking and relaxing. Helpful and friendly owners. Superb accommodation. Highly recommended.
Mrs Woolley
June 2009
Owners were on site but not intrusive though always happy to help if asked. There is a vast garden behind the owners property, with play equipment which they are happy for visitors to use.
Mr Dodd
June 2009
Liked the comfort and standard of equipment in the cottage. Plus beautiful surroundings.
Mr Robbins
September 2009
The property is a beautiful conversion fitted and equipped to a very high standard and set in a peaceful and scenic country area. All making for a pleasant and relaxing holiday.
Mr Stonham
July 2009
Beautifully kept cottage with attentive owner. Wonderful area for walking and touring around.
Miss Capel
August 2008
Beautiful and spacious cottage. Lots to see in the surrounding area.
Dr Aspinall-O'dea
September 2008
The cottage was wonderful and a tribute to the owners. The peace was fantastic.
Mrs Litchfield
September 2008
Lovely quiet location, friendly helpful owners.
Mr Bennett
December 2008
Peaceful isolation. Fantastic surroundings. Everything we needed was available plus much more. Highly recommended to anyone needing a break from life!
Mrs Ralph
December 2008
Peaceful and remote setting.
Ms Kourgli
January 2009
Friendly welcome. Beautiful property, well appointed property, and in a lovely location. Great for a walking holiday.
Mr Mrs Downing
January 2009
The cottage was brilliant and so comfortable we felt at home immediately, it was well laid out and had everything you could want. The views around the area and from the cottage were stunning. Hopefully we will be returning later in the year to enjoy a great holiday with some lovely folk, do some walking and look into family history connections with the area.
Mr Byrne
February 2009
Very peaceful and good for a get-away. Very high standards especially in bathroom and bedroom. Very friendly hosts and well looked after.
Bill Kenchington
October 2013
We had a wonderful week in Bucknell, the cottage was perfect & surely stes the standard by which others should be judged! The one regret was that we were involved in a very busy music course at Bedstone so didn't have as much time to enjoy the cottage as we would have wished.
September 2011
Very good - the lane to and from the property is very interesting!
August 2011
Stable End is located on a single track road with one passing place. That said we were lucky as we never met any oncoming traffic. Every convenience is provided and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Handy for Knighton, Clun and beautiful Shropshire hills
November 2012
The property was very well presented, very clean. The down side for us was that it was much farther away from things than we had realised and was on a very narrow country lane where if another vehicle was coming towards you then you had to reverse down the hill to the bottom of the lane as there were no passing places. We had to do a lot of driving to get to places to eat and visit but maybe this was just us not realising that it was so far out of the way. It certainly was quiet, no internet or mobile phone connection which was not a huge problem, there is a land line phone on site but we could not find the number of the restaurant we wanted to call in the yellow pages. The owners provide a huge amount of leaflets and information which is very useful. Shops for provisions are some distance away although if you do go into Knighton then go to Harry Tuffins supermarket - they have everything you could ever want - and I do mean everything. Their bacon is extremely good my husband tells me. The area is great for walking if the weather is kind to you and there are plenty of attractions to visit if you don't mind the drive.
February 2013
A great property for a romantic stay in a beautiful location.
October 2012
We had a great time at Stable End. The cottage is extremely well equipped and the location very peaceful with stunning scenery. There is plenty to do in the local area from exploring Shrewsbury to walking and visiting Stokesay Castle, Much Wenlock and the Ludlow Food Centre - its a great area. I would recommend this cottage to couples who enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday - and don't mind a slightly unusual lane when driving to the property!
December 2009
great place to stay, clean and tidy, finished to high standards. very friendly owners Only minor issue is the narrow country lanes, lovely pubs locally so would definitely recommend.
December 2009
We had a wonderful week here the accomodation is well equipped and cosy with all the conveniences you need .All the labour saving devices ,owners close at hand but inobtrusive unless required .It was near to many interesting locations all within easy driving distance also near to local shops and pubs.All in all the only minus was we were only there for a week ,a very relaxing holiday in a delightful rurul location.
December 2009
Quiet and remote. Ideal to get away from it all and a superb area for walking and appreciateing the wonderful countryside that surrounds this property. This is a barn conversion that has been undertaken to very high standards providing all modern comforts. The owners (who live across the courtyard are very friendly and helpful). All together this is excellent accommodation in a beautiful area - highly recommended.
November 2010
Stable End is probably the finest self catering accomodation we have had the pleasure to stay in in the UK.
November 2010
We have been staying in self catering cottages for over twenty years and this has to be the best of the lot. a charming and comfortable base for two with splendid bedroom and bathroom. Spotlessly clean and well prepared with everything you could need. Friendly, helpful owners on the spot who even sent on the reading glasses I had left behind. One slight quibble in that the approach lane is very much one way but this does help preserve the tranquility of the beautiful area..
July 2010
Enjoy the great peace and quiet, great place to stay and enjoy the nice big bath and bed. It is a good place for a romatice week/end. Lots to see and do around Bucknell. but make sure you have all you need as few shops around to buy the odd loaf or pint milk.
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