Creagh Dhu Family Cottage, Ratlinghope, Heart Of England

sleeps 4 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
1 dogs allowed 1
family friendly
4 star4 star4 star4 star
Country viewsRural

Cottage with woodburner, Rural, Country views

Ratlinghope 2 miles. This delightful semi-detached cottage is in a fantastic, elevated position on the Minsterley Range within the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve. Nestled between the famous Stiperstones and Long Mynd, this Shropshire cottage is located 2 miles from the village of Ratlinghope in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This Ratlinghope cottage offers high quality, contemporary accommodation, which is welcoming and light and airy due to the open plan living area and large windows. On rainy days, why not stay warm and cosy thanks to the Clearview woodburner and the home cinema system? This unique rural location boasts uninterrupted views of the Stiperstones, which are less than half a mile away and provide many wonderful walks right from the door. Surrounded by a smallholding with some hens, two cockerels, one goat and 2 sheep, you can also relax, sitting out on the decking, and watch the buzzards and house martins flying over the surrounding hills, whilst having breakfast or a pre-dinner drink. The Bridges Country Pub is only 1.4 miles away from this Shropshire cottage and is renowned for local real ales and quality food. The amenities of Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, Bishop's Castle, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all less than a 30 minute drive from this Ratlinghope cottage, as well as many of Shropshire's numerous attractions. This excellent Shropshire cottage is perfect for an exciting hill-walking or birdwatching holiday, or a quiet romantic break, at any time of year.

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tv / dvd

Accommodation layout and features:

First Floor, Bedroom 1:
King size bed(s)bed linen
First Floor, Bedroom 2:
Zip and link bed(s)  6ft acrossbed linen
microwave dishwasher freezer laundry facilities
shower  towels

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Central heating Wood stove parking garden Welcome pack

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Family Friendly

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dogs allowed

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Ratlinghope, Shropshire
Nearest city: Church Stretton, Shropshire 7 mile(s)


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Creagh Dhu is a lovely welcoming semi-detached cottage in a rural location just outside Ratlinghope village, near the Stiperstones and Long Mynd, 7 miles from Church Stretton. There is a king-size double bedroom and a second bedroom which can be offered as a twin or a super king-size double. Downstairs is a welcoming open plan living area with kitchen, pantry, dining area and sitting area, and a Clearview woodburning stove. Please note that although firewood is plentiful, only a starter pack is included for firelighter/kindling. Further firelighters/kindling can be purchased locally. Off road parking for two cars, electric car charging point included, please enquire for details. There is also a front garden area with decking, furniture and fine views. One well-behaved medium/large dog or two small dogs welcome. Note: Limited mobile reception. Note: The track to the property is quite bumpy although it is stable due to concrete sleepers underneath. Please drive slowly however when approaching/leaving the property as there are also free range chickens in the area. With the Shropshire countryside on the doorstep, Creagh Dhu makes a wonderful year-round retreat for walkers, couples or families alike. Check in 3pm and check out 10am

Church Stretton is a pretty market town in the heart of rural south Shropshire. Described as "Little Switzerland", the town is surrounded by stunning scenery and is the major part of Shropshire's hill country. The town offers a good selection of pubs, tearooms, and specialist shops, as well as other attractions including fantastic walking opportunities on the Long Mynd; the fascinating Acton Scott Working Farm, and the ancient Stokesay Castle. Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are all historic local towns with much to offer to visitors, and they are all an easy drive away from Church Stretton, as are the beautiful Welsh Borders.

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, pantry, dining area and spacious sitting area with woodburner.

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More about luxury holidays in Shropshire

Shropshire is probably one of England’s more quiet counties but don’t let that fool you. Found in the west of England, bordering Wales, Shropshire boasts over 90 places of interest to visit as well as traditional market towns, outstanding countryside and a tranquil environment. Visit historic houses, awesome castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge or one of the many family attractions and enjoy many great days out on your Luxury break to Shropshire. Shrewsbury is also a fantastic place to visit, the birthplace of Charles Darwin and surrounded by the River Severn, Shrewsbury is home to a collection of delightful medieval black and white buildings that retain a wonderful history. If you’re looking to revitalise and take in some fresh air then you can always get out in the Shropshire hills, by the Meres or Mosses or take a stroll beside the Shropshire Union or Llangollen canal. Take your family pet along for the fun and discover a Luxury pet-friendly cottage.

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