Place To Stay Category: Self Catering
Moonrise Lodges are two contemporary, self-catering lodges each sleeping four, with private hot-tubs, located on a family farm in the south Shropshire Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Their elevated positions give both lodges stunning views of the surrounding Shropshire and Welsh countryside.
Positioned in a peaceful meadow with plenty of space between the lodges it is an ideal place in which to unwind and relax as a couple or family.
Landscapes and Viewpoints
The Swallow and Curlew Lodges are situated on our family run diary farm. We farm over 300 acres of the countryside you will wake up to every morning whilst on holiday. Throughout the year its a pleasure to sit and view the changing countryside through the floor to ceiling windows of the lodge. Whether its blazing sun or snow covered hills there is always something happening on the farm!
If the views from the lodge aren’t spectacular enough you only have a short walk to the top of Stapely Common to enjoy panoramic 360 views.
As we are situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there is little light pollution making for fantastic evenings outside. Each lodge has its own fire pit so enjoy stargazing whilst keeping warm and toasting a marshmallow! Of course there is nothing better than after a days walking to relax in the hot tub and watch the stars with a glass of wine!
The hamlet of Little Weston is perfectly situated to enjoy the many walks in the area. There are guides in the lodges but if your keen to get planning then here are a few suggestions! Click on the links for more details.
Meadow and Mines, Coppice and Commons is a 7.5 circular walk through the stiperstones and Cordon Hill country,
Myths and Mines on Stapely Hill a 4 mile walk on stone tracks, grassland and moorland taking two hours. passing through Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle.
Tranquillity and Treetops at Bromlow Callow a challenging 4 mile walk on grasslands and quiet lanes, taking in Bromlow Callow and Castle Ring fort, taking around three hours.
You won’t be stuck for places to visit in the area either. Below are a few suggestions but when staying with us please stop me to ask for further suggestions if needed.
Trails and Tours
Montgomery (Our nearest town) is a beautiful Georgian market town with a 13th century castle. The town has a small market square with independent shops and cafes and a Michelin starred restaurant. The castle is free to look around and has beautiful views across the town.
Visit www.visitmontgomery.co.uk for more deatils.
Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd
From the top you can see for fifty miles in each direction, to get there you can drive, cycle, walk or jump on a horse! In the valley there are easier walking paths, orienteering, grass sledging and streams to dam!
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-the-long-mynd for more details.
Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem. It has a lively community feel and is always busy with events and festivals. The town has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with many excellent restaurants and cafes. Every September the town is host to the Ludlow food and drink festival.
Visit www.ludlow.org.uk for more details.
The Stiperstones has ancient landscapes, old mines, rock climbing, whinburry picking and plenty of walks. The area is a great destination for exploration. The Bog centre (always makes the kids laugh) is handily placed to stop for a drink and cake.
Visit www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk for more details
Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns. The centre is packed with timbre-framed black and white buildings, steep narrow streets an alleyway. It has 600 listed buildings and a castle which is now a regimental museum. The River Severn loops around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks through beautiful parks or take a trip on the Sabrina pleasure boat. The town has an amazing range of independent shops and cafes.
Visit www.shrewsburyguide.info for more details.
Iron Bridge Gorge Museums
Ten award winning museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn. Experience life as it was over a hundred years ago at Blists Hill Victorian Town or enjoy a day at Enginuity, a hands on science and technology centre.
Visit www.ironbridge.org.uk for more details.
Hawkstone Park Follies
Hawkstone Park Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago. The park is not open all year around so plaese check before heading off.
Visit www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk for more details.
The castle is home to an amazing collection of painting, sculpture, furniture and tapestries. The award winning gardens have something of interest all year around from spring bulbs and summer blooms to autumn shades and crisp winter views.
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk for more details.