Two bedroom stone cottage in isolated location, set amidst beautiful countryside. It is still only about 30 minutes drive from the centre of Shrewsbury.
Located on the Stiperstones in Shropshire. It's right next to the Brook Vessons Nature Reserve managed by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Details can be found on their web site.
It's a perfect location for walking and horse riding. Footpaths and bridle paths pass the property.
Access is via a rough farm track. Perfect for 4x4 owners/enthusiasts but if you haven't got your own 4x4 then you can borrow ours to go from the main road up to the cottage. You can leave your own vehicle in safe keeping at the bottom farm parking area. A photo of the 4x4 you can borrow is shown in the picture gallery.
Alternatively you might wish to make it a full walking holiday and only use the owner to take up your things the first day and help bring them back to your vehicle at the end of your stay. To walk up and down the track takes about 15 minutes each way. There are photos of the track in the picture gallery. Half is in the wood and half is in the open countryside with beautiful views.
A fridge, freezer and a microwave are available and bed linen and towels will be supplied.
The half acre paddock is suitable for two horses if required. It is well fenced. A horse box or trailer can be left at the farm yard at the bottom of the track.
No problem in accepting pets, subject to discussion with owners.
There is no wifi at the cottage but it is freely available at the 2 local pubs - The Bridges and The Stiperstones.
A propane gas boiler provides central heating and hot water, and there is a gas cooker.
Further heating in the sitting room is provided by a log stove and sufficient logs will be made available for your stay.
The cottage was built in the 1840's and used by people working in the local lead mines. The Stiperstones and Snailbeach were very important lead mining areas in the second half of the 19th Century. The mines eventually closed down and the cottage became abandoned in 1949. By the time the current owners bought it in 2005 the roof had fallen in. There is a photo showing the cottage at this time. The cottage was renovated to a high standard using traditional bulding techniques - lime putty plaster, lath, goats hair and oak doors and beams. There is a photo showing the plastering work.
* Please note once you have requested your dates for booking the owner will be in contact within 24 hours to confirm the dates are available and then payment can be made. Thank you for your patience.