We have been visiting Shropshire regularly for the past three years and have stayed at the Dick Turpin cottage every time.
The cottage is first class in every way the grounds are extensive and guests are free to roam at will.
The small town of Clun is close by and is served by a Butcher and a general dealers/post office as well as two very good pubs.
Most importantly the owner ( Roger ) is always very welcoming.
Situated in a beautiful, tranquil part of South Shropshire with stunning views over the rolling hills,the only sounds are bird song and the occasional bleating of sheep calling for their lambs. The cottage is fabulously presented, immaculately maintained and guests are greeted with fresh flowers and plants throughout. Once here, you will not want to leave.
This was our third visit to the wonderful Dick Turpin Cottage.
A warm welcome awaited us, the cottage was full of beautiful fresh flowers, the fridge was well stocked with cheese, eggs & champagne, fresh bread & a cake were in the kitchen as well as wine. Tea & coffee plus all the extras were also there. Chocolates by the bed & plenty of bathroom necessities were also supplied. More than a home from home!
The grounds were perfect, well worth the climb (sturdy footwear & a head for heights needed) to the top of the woods for the view & solitude it offers.
There is plenty to do in the area, we visited Acton Victorian farm, the Long Mynd, Carding Mill Valley, Much Wenlock Priory, Knighton (for Offers Dyke) Welshpool Steam railway & Powis Castle, all within a 30 mile radius. (If you don't want to wonder about, it is just as good to chill 'at home').
Clun village has a very good pub (The White Horse) serving excellent food. Clun castle is worth walking around (we didn't do that this time).
We hope to return many more times
Dick Turpin Cottage. Shropshire. Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Many attractions near by. Several National Trust properties. Powis Castle about 45 miles
Blists Victorian Town not fa from Iron Bridge and many more
We recently stayed at this great cottage. Wonderful surroundings with open views over the valley. Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break was available in the cottage. Champagne, butter, cheese, milk, bread, jam, sponge cake, red wine - all provided by our gracious hosts. This cottage is ideal for anyone wishing a comfortable relaxing break yet within easy travelling distance of all that Shropshire has to offer. Cannot recommend highly enough. We were sorry to leave a day early but had family commitments. PS - great log burner.
Dick Turpin cottage is lovely and located in a most beautiful part of Shropshire, we look forward to returning later in the year. Roger is a perfect host and has thought of everything to make his guests feel welcome and very comfortable. Christmas morning we walked through the woods at the back of the cottage and came back to a cosy fire and a glass of Cockford aperitif - thank you Roger, it was delicious! We played music through the very clever sound system (that can be heard in every room if you wish) before watching a film in the afternoon while toasting our toes - bliss! The village of Clun is only about a mile away and although we didn't get chance during this visit to try out the local pub, we can certainly recommend the florist/greengrocer shop and butcher, everyone was so friendly, produce was fresh and locally sourced. See you in a few months Roger when we hope to stay again. PS A big thank you for going to so much bother with the Christmas tree and garlands - it was all so lovely.
The cottage exceeded our expectations by a mile. The location is fantastic and the peace is remarkable, no road noise, just the sounds of the birds, the sheep and the babbling brook. The decor is beautiful, full of imagination and flair with so many interesting things to capture your attention. Everywhere is spotlessly clean with vases of fresh flowers to add to the welcome. The welcome pack is very generous and just when we thought we had found everything, we found a large chocolate cake! Roger and Burkhard have thought of everything and are certainly the perfect hosts. Thank you very much.
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