Place To Stay Category: B and B
A warm welcome awaits you at Hardwicke Farm, our aim is provide a high standard of accommodation in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Escape to tranquil surroundings in a peaceful rural location, on the Shropshire / Worcestershire border. Hardwicke is a small, family run working farm, guests access their accommodation via a private entrance into a traditional flagstone hallway. Downstairs is guests own sitting / dining room which has a double seat settee and easy chair, as well as dining table and chairs. There is a log fire as well as central heating.
The spacious double bedroom is located upstairs, it has a fitted wardrobe, easy chair and dressing table. Facilities include a shower en suite, a hairdryer and a small fridge. The room has a light and airy feel thanks to the soft pastel shades of the décor and the lovely view of the grass fields beyond. A cot is available on request.
We hope to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our hearty farmhouse breakfast is made from locally sourced produce with home made bread and preserves, it is provided at a time to suit you. We are happy to cater for vegetarian and other special diets, please inform us of your requirements at the time of booking. A highchair is available on request.
We are in a very rural location which means street lights are very few and far between, this enables you to appreciate the depth of the night skies with their fantastic array of stars.
The Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd, which is a lovely drive out from us, is listed as a perfect spot for budding stargazers – see nationaltrust.org.uk > features > Top spots for stargazing.
We are spoilt for choice with regard to walking, go to http://www.stottystrollers.org.uk for information on circular walks right on our door step. They take you to places not accessible by car, they vary in length from 3 miles to 7 miles and allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding us.
A little further afield:
www.cmfa.co.uk for walks in and around Cleobury Mortimer which includes the Simon Evans Way which takes you through the undulating countryside between Cleobury Mortimer and Stottesdon, a route the postman Simon Evans used to use.
http://www.ludlow.org.uk > walking or http://www.shropshiregreatoutdoors.co.uk>circular walks- enjoy the character of historic Ludlow with it’s medieval castle ruins and open street market. Sit down by the weir and watch the swans glide by or if you are lucky the Salmon leaping and enjoy a scrumptious piece of cake at the Green Café.
http://www.walkinginshropshire.co.uk > bridgnorth Enjoy walking along the banks of the River Severn and explore this unique town which is situated on two levels.
http://www.ifootpath.com> Upper Arley Circular Walk. Arley is a lovely village, nestling by the River Severn, with an arboretum at the top of the hill, where you can stop and enjoy light refreshments or go to the tea room by the river and watch the trains go by on the Severn Valley Railway.
Landscapes & Viewpoints
We are surrounded by wonderful viewing points:
Brown Clee / Wrekin / Clee Hill / Malverns / Shropshire Hills
If you are feeling fit there are walks up and around all of these hills, it is well worth the effort as the views over the surrounding countryside spread far and wide. For those of you not wishing to go on foot drive over Clee Hill and park on one of the many laybys to enjoy the view.
Trails & Tours
Follow part of the Geopark Way http://www.geopark.org.uk which runs from Bridgnorth to Gloucester, see how rocks have shaped the landscape on the Alveley and Severn Valley Country Park part of this route.
Travel to Much Wenlock http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk and see the significant role of Much Wenlock in the revival of the modern Olympic games.
Explore part of the Jack Mytton Way a long distance (68 miles) footpath and bridleway through Shropshire from Cleobury Mortimer to Llanfair Waterdine.
Enjoy part of the Shropshire Way a route introduced to showcase the beautiful countryside of Shropshire.