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The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage in Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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sleeps 17
9 rooms
5 bathrooms

The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage description

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The Old Schoolhouse and Surgery is a pair of properties in the centre of Bishop's Castle. Made up of two separate properties, the larger of the two is spread over three floors and sleeps fourteen people in seven bedrooms. It also has four bath/shower rooms and two cloakrooms with basin and WC. There is a kitchen with breakfast area, dining room with open fire, sitting room with woodburner and a second floor sitting room. Outside, there is a walled garden with a summerhouse, furniture and 9-seater hot tub. The Surgery is all over the ground floor, and offers two bedrooms, sleeping a total of three, a bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a sitting room. Outside, it has a private garden area. There is off road parking for ten cars at the properties, and shared use of a tennis court. This pair of properties are wonderful for a family getaway.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is situated in the 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 and regular fairs, with the Michaelmas Fair being particularly popular.

Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner. The Old Schoolhouse: Four oven electric range cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 4 x radio/CD, iPod docks, WiFi, selection of DVDs. The Cottage: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. 4 x travel cots and 4 x highchairs on request. Off road parking for 10 cars. Bike storage. Large walled lawned garden with patio, 9-seater hot tub with changing room, summerhouse, BBQ and vegetable garden which guests can use when in season to rear of Old Schoolhouse. Private lawned garden with furniture to rear of the Cottage. Shared use of tennis court (with Refs. 4140 and 15515). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 5 mins walk, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk. Note: There are 5 steps up to the front door of The Old Schoolhouse, level entrance to rear. Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Tennis court
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Whitehouse
June 2016
This property was perfect for our medical graduates of 1972 reunion. The house was homely, the garden really lovely. All facilities were wonderful and the house was perfectly equipped for catering for large numbers. For those who enjoyed walking, there was a good choice of routes.
Miss Parker
May 2016
A fantastic cottage with more than enough room and facilities for 17 people without it feeling cramped. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the house is obviously well looked after. The hot tub and gardens were great.
Mrs Newton
April 2016
This is an excellent property for a large group. Really good facilities and the hot tub was fantastic!
Mrs Summers
April 2016
We all loved everything about this property, the hot tub was a great hit. The house was lovely and big, the children could play without annoying anybody. There were three generations there and all had a fabulous holiday.
Mr Spence
April 2016
The Old School House was warm, comfortable and fulfilled all of our requirements. The owner was on hand to welcome us and show us around.
Ms Taylor
February 2016
We were all big fans of the hot tub! That aside, The Old Schoolhouse and Cottagwas a large and roomy house with lots of space for solitude if you needed it.
Mr Howes
October 2015
Our family enjoyed an excellent weeks holiday in a superb house and cottage in beautiful Bishop's Castle. The owner was extremely helpful, ensuring that we knew the best walks and restaurants and pubs, which are great.
Ms Patching
October 2015
A wonderful house, comfortable, warm, relaxing and wonderfully equipped. Owner very friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Rosser
August 2015
The house was fantastic, the gardens were beautiful, the hot tub was perfect, and our host was the nicest person. The situation of the house was ideal for town and country.
Mr Roberts
June 2015
The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage is a superb house, gardens and hot tub, thanks. Very friendly owner on site. All well equipped - more crockery and cutlery than we've ever seen anywhere! Great having two dishwashers. Rooms all equally spacious and well furnished so no arguments!
Ms Weller
June 2015
We found the cottage in a lovely setting. The owners were friendly and the premises were ideal for our requirements.
Mrs Tobin
May 2015
A group of 17 came to The Old Schoolhouse for a long weekend to celebrate the retirement of one on us. The house and gardens were amazing! We made excellent use of the hot tub and the wood fire, and catering for 17 was made easier by the abundance of cutlery, glasses etc. Everybody had a brilliant time and without exception said they would recommend it to their friends. The local area, town and pub were all lovely. A thoroughly thoroughly enjoyable time was had any all. Thank you.
Mr Hammond
August 2016
The owner made our stay both easy comfortable and everyone we came into contact with made us feel very welcome. The property was just perfect for our requirements and felt very much like a home. The gardens were stunning and very well kept, a haven for peace and tranquillity. The village was an ideal base to be able to go out in the evening and find somewhere to eat.
Mr Carr
April 2015
The house and cottage had all the facilities (and more) that we could possibly have hoped for. The owner could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and we all felt really relaxed and at home in the propert(ies). Local amenities were very close at hand, and the area was a delight to explore. We were all very sorry to have to leave when our holiday was over.
Mrs Thackwray
February 2015
Fantastic property. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The hot tub was the best feature!
Mrs Ridgeway
March 2015
The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage was beautiful, the owner was friendly and at hand when needed. The hot tub was huge and we used it a lot. The fridges and dishwashers made catering for 16 people easy.
Mr Lloyd
January 2015
An excellent house which was well equipped and very comfortable. Friendly owner gave us some good tips for where to go walking in the hills. We all had a lovely time!
Mrs Smyth Osborne
January 2015
House was lovely and had a great atmosphere to it. Owner was relaxed, wanting us to enjoy ourselves. People in the town were all very nice too.
Mrs Wright
December 2014
The Old Schoolhouse and cottage is very well presented and exactly as described.
Mrs Sewell
December 2014
We had a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend with our combined family and the property suited us perfectly. There was plenty of space for the children to enjoy themselves and for the adults to sit chatting knowing that the children were entertaining themselves. We plan to return to the property in February with a group of old friends and would thoroughly recommend to others.
Mrs Blanchard
October 2014
We are a group of school friends who meet up every year. This was a fantastic place with the perfect space. We loved being able to set the dining room up for mealtimes and found the buffet sideboard a brilliant addition. It is a character property with a few quirky corners but the furnishings and all beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed the garden and hot tub. It is a great property if you have less mobile people with you as there is a ground floor bedroom and full wet room opposite.
Dr Jones
September 2014
Flexible sleeping arrangements and lots of bathrooms. As there were two properties it was very handy to have two kitchens and plenty of room for eating. The owner was great and was around to answer any questions. The weather was fantastic so we made great use of the hot tub and garden. Overall I'd recommend it to any groups as there's something for everyone here. Great location, within walking distance of some lovely pubs and a lovely village/walks etc. Once you've arrived you don't need a car.
Mr Miller
June 2014
The place itself was brilliant, and exactly what my friends and I needed to relax for a week. Plenty was provided for us plus more. We especially enjoyed (and took full advantage of) the hot tub and the outside furniture.
Mr Hunt
August 2014
Peaceful, picturesque location good accommodation and facilities.Family loved the Jacuzzi/ hot tub . convenient for shops and pubs
Mrs Vizor
August 2014
Fabulous old house, with some original features, but modern facilities. There had been no skimping with facilities and basics were supplied such as toilet paper and dishwasher tablets. Plenty of crockery, two dishwashers, two big fridges, freezer. Enormous hot tub was very popular with all ages!
January 2017
Booked to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas for my 91 year old grandmother and jointly celebrate my mum's birthday. Had 13 of us comfortably entertained. Great array of twin, double and king sized bedrooms. Well equipped bathrooms and showers to cater for all of us. Loved the hot tub and cosy lounge. Dining was easy with the superbly stocked kitchen, plenty cutlery and crockery with electric range stove and 2 dishwashers made life easy to cater for us all. Lovely log burner with a good supply of extra logs in the lounge and separate dining room to host everyone at meal times. Great walks to be had but the town itself was lovely to walk round and sample the food and drink in the local pubs. The owner of the property was very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. If the weather had been better we would have loved to use the tennis courts too. Great place, highly recommend a visit here.
August 2016
My friends booked this for a total of 10 people as part of a year of celebrations. The house is enormous and is extremely comfortable. I was lucky to have one of the twin rooms at the top. There are 4 double rooms on the first level, so plenty of choice. There are dishwashers aplenty, a hot tub after a day of walking, and an Aga which took a little getting used to. The garden is well maintained and there are fresh herbs for cooking. My only concern is the tiny shower room on the first level, but there are 3 others to choose from. Everyone loved this house, the cottage adjacent to it is compact and the 10 of us chose to stick together in the larger property.
Joe M
March 2015
This property ticked all our boxes with disabled access and restaurants nearby. We received a warm welcome from the owner who lives on site. Our stay included three generations who all were impressed and enjoyed the property. The property was very well appointed with more than ample crockery and cutlery and two dishwashers to wash them all up in. The hot tub was a big hit with some. The property is situated at the top of the town which boasts two breweries, including the oldest licensed one on the UK and four other pubs, with ridge views on three sides. There is plenty of spaces for several cars, we had five between us and there was room for more.
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