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The Schoolhouse Brewhouse Family Cottage in Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Schoolhouse Brewhouse Family Cottage description

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Schoolhouse Brewhouse is a wonderful ground floor cottage apartment, next door to the owner's house in 2.5 acres of grounds, and is just a five minute walk from the market town of Bishops Castle. This welcoming cottage apartment has been renovated to a high standard and offers a lovely open plan living area with a well equipped, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner. The cottage sleeps four and has two light and airy bedrooms - one double, which has an en-suite and balcony and one twin room. Outside, this cottage has a pretty garden with a fantastic hot tub and cosy summer house - perfect for dining and relaxing in after a busy day exploring the area. There is also a tennis court within the grounds. Close to Schoolhouse Brewhouse are a number of towns, attractions and places to see, including; Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way, the towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury and Stokesay Castle. This cottage is an ideal base for exploring the area.

Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the historic market town of Bishops Castle. This lovely town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. The town is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival and regular fairs, which includes the popular Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches and rural Shropshire, plus the towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within driving distance. There are a number of other attractions nearby including; Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along stunning Offa's Dyke and The Shropshire Way. A perfect location close to many places of interest.

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.

Electricity from state of the art photovoltaic cell system, heating from solar panels and oil-fired system for back-up, solar panels for hot water plus full water re-cycling system. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine, dishwasher, TVs, DVDs, CD, iPod docks, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with furniture & summerhouse with sofa bed. Exclusive use of hot tub in garden. Shared use of all year round tennis court. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Town shops & amenities 5 mins walk. Award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk. Note: Ramped access to property. Note: Local authority prohibits use of the hot tub between the hours of 11pm and 8am.


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

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Lucy M
June 2013
We have stay here twice within four weeks, the accommodation is of the highest standard, there is everything you think of to make your stay perfect. The standard of furnishings in the apartment are high quality, which gives you a sense of luxury which makes your breakaway even more special as you feel like you are renting a luxury apartment. The kitchen is again high quality with everything you could need to create a filling meal after a day exploring the beautiful surroundings, the added bonus of a slow cooker is fantastic and the dishwasher also makes it more of a rest not having to do the the dishes after a meal. The log burner with the endless supply of logs made for cosy evening, as well as the hot tub which was a fantastic way to start and end the day with complete relaxation. The owner of the apartment was so helpful and welcoming, and really cared that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. All in all we had two fantastic holidays and would recommend it to anyone visiting Shropshire as nowhere could match the standard of holiday accommodation on offer.
Mrs Davidson
July 2016
This is our second stay at this property - our first being three years ago. We enjoyed it just as much as we did previously. We would stay there again. The owner is very welcoming. The hot tub is a great way to relax after a day of walking in the area. The property is in the perfect location for exploring.
Mrs Askew
January 2016
A beautiful apartment with a lovely wood burner fire. The property was very well equipped, everything provided for you. Hot tub was amazing, lovely warm, great to get in after being out on a cold January day. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. We loved Bishops Castle, it is a very old historic town with great pubs, food friendly people.
Dr Eames
April 2016
A comfortable, pleasant apartment. The heating was good, and we particularly appreciated the wood burning stove on a cold, wet night! The showers were powerful and efficient. Communication with the owner was excellent; his friendly, informative approach made an essential contribution to the success of the holiday.
Mrs Hutton
December 2015
This was an excellent flat with street level access for the disabled and easy bathroom facilities. The lounge was great; large and light with plenty of comfortable seating. The place was very warm with copious hot water for a winter holiday. All the amenities were top notch.The owner went out of his way to make our stay comfortable. The location was great; on the edge of the town with views out across to the Long Mynd but close to all local amenities.
Mrs Mckenna
October 2015
Liked the hot tub and the peace and quiet, the owner was very helpful. Also liked the general location and the lovely apartment. We will be back.
Mrs Goringe
May 2015
We loved our trip. Enjoyed the hot tub, tennis and local pubs and shops! A great apartment with a good lounge/seating area to play games and chat with friends.
Prof Biddiss
August 2015
Because of our large party, we rented the Brewhouse as an addition to the Old Schoolhouse - giving us maximum flexibility of accommodation and a haven for the most senior members of the family. All the facilities were excellent - and our stay was much enhanced by the support that we had from a most welcoming owner.
Mrs Westwood
September 2014
A lovely place to stay, enjoyed the hot tub, the local pubs and Indian restaurant.
Rev Reardon
September 2014
The lounge/dining room was very spacious and comfortable. The whole property was furnished and equipped to a very high standard.
Mr Horrocks
February 2015
I loved the simplicity of how a great time is achieved. Relaxing atmosphere, great food within a minutes walk, local ales with history the hot tub is amazing.
Mrs Gardiner
March 2015
The cottage is a little gem in the lovely market town of Bishop's Castle. The hot tub was a real delight; the place to be for an early morning coffee or a glass of bubbly at night.
Miss Parkes
May 2014
The location of the property was ideal. The cottage owner was extremely helpful and friendly. The property was very comfortable and well equipped - one of the best self catering properties I have stayed in. Hot tub was a wonderful bonus.
June 2014
Convenient location for our activities and a very comfortable base. Loved the hot tub!
Mr Payne
July 2014
The location was excellent to either stop at the accommodation or venture out, we did both. The countryside and roads were great to travel on, mainly enhanced by the scenery. To have access to a hot tub was excellent in lovely surroundings. The list goes on..
Miss Barnard
August 2013
Great holiday home, in beautiful surroundings. Would recommend it to anybody !
Ms Harvey
September 2013
The tennis court was wonderful. The owner was lovely and extremely helpful, he could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. A fabulous holiday all round.
Mrs Pollard
December 2013
The property was situated close enough to the lovely town centre that was full of friendly locals, but just far enough away to have you think that the setting was more rural offering privacy, peace and quiet. The property was excellent and had everything that was needed! We did meet the owner who was very welcoming, as too were everyone that we encountered over the short break. In conclusion we would definitely come back again
Mrs Blackbourn
July 2013
The apartment was a good size and perfect for our requirements. Bishops Castle as a location was great with some lovely local walks and interesting days out just a short drive away.
Mr Frappola
February 2013
Was a brilliant first time experience, very spacious, and loved the hot tub, we were in it every single day.
Mrs Burgess
June 2013
Well-equipped accommodation with friendly and helpful owner. Excellent location on the edge of town with all amenities in walking distance. The hot tub was a particular delight. Certainly intend to return.
Ms Davies
November 2012
The owner gave us a very warm welcome and the cottage was great with lots of space and luxurious furnishings. The hot tub was to die for - we really didn't want to leave!
Mrs Fisher
August 2012
The beds where fantastic, so comfortable, and the hot tub was fantastic. The owner very welcoming and helpful.
Mr Cubbin
July 2012
The garden and hot tub was a great success, shame our tennis skills did not do justice to the court. Very close to amenities and some excellent pubs/restaurants.
January 2013
Made very welcome by our host. Hot tub was very relaxing after our walks around the beautiful area. The location of the property was ideal, close to restaurants and bars.
Mrs Coyne
December 2012
The owner was there to greet us on our arrival and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was lovely, very cosy and the hot tub was a wonderful bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Beaumont
July 2012
We appreciated the personal approach adopted by the owner who lives close by. The location proved ideal as a base for a walking holiday and was also peaceful at night. Facilities of particular value: separate utility room (ideal place to dry out our walking clothes), comfortable bed (I wanted to take it home!), the outdoor hot tub, and iPod docks in every room.
Mrs Boydens
July 2012
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Close proximity to very good pubs and restaurants etc., everything you might need was within walking distance. The property was just right for us, very comfortable - the hot tub outside, parking, the location - we just liked everything about The Schoolhouse Brewhouse. The Owner made sure a friend came to welcome us as he was unable to initially, and later was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would love to go back and stay there again.
Mrs James
July 2012
Very spacious and comfortable - quiet and also very near the town. Near good walking and cycling. We are returning to the same property in September.
May 2012
The holiday was fantastic, liked the hot tub and tennis court.
Mrs Lewis
July 2012
We particularly enjoyed the location, the hot tub and the tennis courts.
Mrs Davis
October 2011
Lovely location to explore the surrounding countryside and the hot tub was lovely to come back to every evening
Mr Bailey
September 2011
A very comfortable property in an excellent location. The care taken by the owner was personal but unobtrusive. We couldn't ask for more.
Mrs Calvert
May 2011
Wonderful location, a very helpful owner. Lots of interesting places to visit not too far away.
Mr Nicholson
August 2011
The property was of a very high standard and very spacious. The hot tub was lovely and relaxing and the tennis courts kept kids entertained for hours!
Miss Woodbridge
May 2011
I returned for the second time, so what does this tell you? A wonderful time was had! A lovely area with plenty to see!
Miss Good
September 2010
Wonderful high standard property. Comfortable beds, large showers, quality furnishings and an owner who couldn't have been more helpful. The hot tub was amazing! Loved our break and so did our toddler. Can't fault this property at all, it really was a home from home, owner has gone that extra mile.
December 2016
Stayed many times and always great. Location of apartment perfect for Bishops Castle, especially Three Tuns PH and Castle Hotel. Apartment always clean and furnished beautifully, log burning fire fab after walk on long mynd and once you have been in hot tub.
Mrs Wilson
August 2010
Hot tub old tennis court lots of fun - some great local info from land lord nice touches with fresh flowers ordnance map. Lovely place very helpful friendly owner.
March 2015
A lovely cottage on the edge of the market town of Bishops Castle. It has everything you need and a little extra. The hot tub is a real delight and fantastic for that early morning coffee or relaxing after a day exploring the area (I can recommend Lake Vyrnwy, beautiful). The cottage was roomier than expected with a large lounge and two good sized bedrooms. The wood burner was lovely and there was plenty of fuel provided. Bishops Castle is a nice little town and I would definitely stay here again.
December 2014
Location and accommodation fab, hot tub and wood burner great. Would definitely stay here again. Love Bishops Castle.
March 2014
We would strongly recomend this place to stay. Very clean and cosy. The town is a bit quiet, was difficult to find a place to eat on Sunday, so you better plan in advance :)
August 2014
Stayed for one week this August and loved every minute! Furnishings of the highest standard and immaculate! Little touches like good bedding and towels made the difference. The hot tub made the place extra special
sue w
September 2014
We have just had 4 lovely days here its so relaxing, enjoyed a game of tennis relaxed in the hot tub, our 2nd visit to this lovely apartment which is very spacious and nice to have your own TV's in the bedroom, lovely surrounding areas to vist.
December 2012
Spacious and comfortable. Garden with summer house and hot tub. WiFi recently added. Very convenient for the interesting town (hilly). Within easy reach of a lot of good hill walking and cycling. Warm reception from helpful friendly owner.
November 2010
Lovely place, great owner who really cares that you enjoy the holiday. Hot tub was great fun and made for an exciting end to most days for the kids.
sue w
May 2012
Have just had a lovely weeks holiday here, so relaxing, hot tub was fantastic used every day, another bonus was the tennis courts, the owner was really friendly came to check that every thing was ok, beds were so comfortable and liked it that both bedrooms had their own shower and toilet, will certainly go back, only one niggle there is a busy road next to it, but didn't bother us. fantastic town and real ale pubs.
September 2012
A very well appointed let with a super hot tub in the garden which allowed views of the Shropshire countryside. The bedrooms were luxuriously set up with TVs and i-pod docks. The kitchen was satisfactory (a few more utensils would have been useful). The location in relation to the town was ideal with a five minute walk into the centre. A wide range of hostelries and cafes was present. The garden was a relaxing place to while away the evening although the road noise was a little intrusive.
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