Place To Stay Category: Self Catering
Relax and refresh in these spacious beamed holiday rentals ideal for couples, with full equipment and linen and towels provided, which verlook “probably the best views in Shropshire”.
The previous barn buildings at Lower Farm have been lovingly renovated to self-catering holiday rentals whilst retaining the charm and character of the farmstead. Two self-catering holiday lets, each ideal for 2 people, have been created – one holiday cottage from the old cow byre as a bungalow within the central working courtyard, and one holiday apartment in what was agricultural worker’s digs above the barn on the first floor. Totally private and separate from each other, each self-catering holiday let has their own outside relaxing area ideal for dining al fresco or just enjoying the sun and taking in the fabulous view – described as “probably the best view in Shropshire” on a visit from the tourism board. Both self-catering holiday rentals are spacious with Cranberry Cottage having walk-through living area and a separate bedroom, while Stiperstones View has a large combined studio-type arrangement with bed and living area together plus a separate dining/kitchen. Being on the first floor these are possibly the best views on the whole property whilst giving intimate privacy.
The holiday cottages are in the tiny village of Shelve which is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views of the Stiperstones Ridge round through the Rhadley hills, Mucklewick etc and on to Corndon in Wales. The Shelve lead mining field at one stage produced one-quarter of England’s lead and remains dating back to Roman times are visible. Close by are Church Stretton and the Long Mynd plus the Stretton Hills giving lots more walking opportunities while Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Welshpool and Montgomery are all within half an hour’s drive.
You are welcome to wander over our six acres of pastureland, which are home to about 24 sheep and half a dozen chickens.
Walks from the door
A footpath runs through our land as part of the Flenny Bank walk (with the incentive of a stop at The Bog Visitor Centre half way) and also Walking with Offa walk 13 or an extended version Bog-circular taking 3-4 hours.
The vegetable garden, from which visitors enjoy produce in season, is run on organic principles. All guests receive a pot of homemade preserve using home-grown produce.