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Upper Castlewright Cottage - spectacular views, Shropshire/Powys border

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
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Dating back to the 15th century, this cottage oozes with character. It is situated at 1,175 ft on the single-track Kerry Ridgeway, an ancient drovers' road through Wales into Shropshire. The cottage has spectacular views over the hills of Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. It is an ideal touring base for the Welsh Marches, the castles, mountains and coastline of mid and north Wales, and the historic towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. Just 500 yards from a beautiful section of the Offa's Dyke national footpath, it is also an ideal base for walkers. The cottage has been tactfully refurbished to modern standards to provide accommodation for 5 adults while retaining the ancient character. A modern staircase provides easy access the upstairs bedrooms. There is a good-sized open-plan...Dating back to the 15th century, this cottage oozes with character. It is situated at 1,175 ft on the single-track Kerry Ridgeway, an ancient drovers' road through Wales into Shropshire. The cottage has spectacular views over the hills of Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. It is an ideal touring base for the Welsh Marches, the castles, mountains and coastline of mid and north Wales, and the historic towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. Just 500 yards from a beautiful section of the Offa's Dyke national footpath, it is also an ideal base for walkers. The cottage has been tactfully refurbished to modern standards to provide accommodation for 5 adults while retaining the ancient character. A modern staircase provides easy access the upstairs bedrooms. There is a good-sized open-plan kitchen with inglenook and living room with wood-burning stove, a utility room, 3 well equipped bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility room and two gardens. The second bedroom can be arranged as twin single beds or, on request, as a super-kingsize double. Dishwasher, washing machine, freezer, microwave. Central heating, off-lane parking, pets allowed by arrangement (£10 per week). Outside, a lovely summerhouse/log cabin with comfy conservatory furniture provides additional living space and tranquility, and more beautiful views over the valley and hills.More
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About the Owner
Julian R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2018
Interaction with guests
We can offer advice and help concerning the cottage and the local area. We can recommend places to visit, historic sites and towns, etc. If you like hiking and the outdoors, we can suggest a range of walks, from a gentle stroll to more serious hill climbing. During your stay, we will do our best to be attentive but not intrusive and try to respond to any queries or concerns straight away or within a couple of hours.
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

This lovely cottage is in a beautiful rural location on a quiet lane with superb views across Wales. Very clean and tidy with all the amenities needed for a family holiday - including pet bedding! Julian, the owner, was very helpful without being intrusive. This...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Julian582, VR Owner at Upper Castlewright Cottage - spectacular views, Shropshire/Powys border, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Thanks so much for your review and glad we could accommodate you last minute. Good that you enjoyed the Castle Hotel and tracked down those wonderful gardens

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Reviewed May 5, 2019

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Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
Julian582, VR Owner at Upper Castlewright Cottage - spectacular views, Shropshire/Powys border, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

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Reviewed October 28, 2018

A sweet cottage with stunning views, best appreciated from the Summer House. We had a really enjoyable time staying there and loved the chocolates on the bed on arrival! The cottage is recently refurbished, warm (especially with the wood-burner lit) and comfortable. Lots to do...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding views from the cottage which is full of character. We walked all day in this underrated area which is very unspoilt and peaceful. The Kerry Ridgeway and Offa’s Dyke are right by the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed including a huge utility...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Julian582, VR Owner at Upper Castlewright Cottage - spectacular views, Shropshire/Powys border, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thanks for your review, so glad everything worked out well on your holiday

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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About the neighborhood
Bishops Castle, Montgomery and Clun are picturesque small towns with lovely cafes and pubs. Shrewsbury is great for shopping and is a pretty medieval/Tudor town, as is Ludlow. Fantastic Norman castles at Montgomery, Clun and Ludlow. The old Welsh castle, Dolforwyn, a ruin unearthed by archaeolgists in the 1990s, is worth a visit. Upper Castlewright Cottage is a hiker's paradise. Local OS map in cottage. - The Kerry Ridgeway is lovely to walk along. This is the ancient lane the cottage sits on. - Offa's Dyke path runs north-south, just 400 yards west of the cottage. Nice to walk either direction. - Also nearby, great short (or longer) walks at Mitchell's Fold stone circle. - Corndon Hill, the Stiperstones and Long Mynd are all nearby.
How to get there
Nearest towns are Bishop's Castle (4 miles away in Shropshire) and Church Stoke (4 miles, in Powys). The local roads are very slow. Journey times to reach us are: - Birmingham, 90 minutes - Heathrow airport, 3 hours - Bristol, 2.5 hours - Cardiff, 2.5 hours - Manchester, just over 2 hours Rail: Nearest railway station is Newtown (13 miles west). Half an hour by train to Shrewsbury. Buses: Service from Shrewsbury to Bishops Castle - bus 553 runs every two hours and takes 60 minutes.
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