Holiday home Robin's Nest is a delightful first floor apartment located in a beautiful rural setting in Strefford, two miles from Craven Arms in the Heart of England. With one cosy super king-size double bedroom, that can be converted into a twin, with access to an en-suite bathroom, this self-catering apartment can sleep two people. The rest of the apartment is made up of a kitchen, and a sitting room with dining area. To the outside of the apartment there is a balcony with furniture and outstanding views towards the Long Mynd Hills, plus a patio garden with furniture and a barbecue, and off road parking for two cars. Robin's Nest is a lovely self-catering apartment, ideal for any couple looking for a romantic getaway in the beautiful Shropshire countryside.
Note: One well-behaved dog welcome.
Area The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manors, or the very popular Shropshire Hill Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. ChurchStretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishops Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.
Region A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Amenities Biomass central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge. Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility. TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front balcony with furniture and enclosed front patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 30 mins walk. Note: Due to the owner's farm opposite, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside the garden. Note: There are 14 external steps leading to this apartment.
The shower has a quirk in that the flow is very limited unless the showerhead is lowered to the base of the shower and then it works.. Something to do with a header tank I understand
Mr Wigmore, September 2020
Robin's Nest was very comfortable, and a great base for exploring the area.. Communication from the owners made us feel welcome, and we had everything we needed.
Mrs Hastie, August 2020
Robins Nest exceeded our expectations very clean, great location, Thank you for .... Robins Nest exceeded our expectations very clean, great location, Thank you for the lovely flowers and the cake was great
Mr Fisher, July 2020
Wren's nest was a perfect little winter retreat.. I enjoyed every minute. There even was home made cake to welcome me.
Mrs Liesens, January 2020
The actual cottage is lovely but unfortunately due to my experience of having stayed the same time another couple in the cottage below, discovered how properties not as sound proof as would have imagined.. The sound of snoring, albeit quite excessive as the guest did mention he has breathing problems, really alerted me to the lack of sound proofing. Advertised as a 'romantic couple get away' it actually isn't very private in the 'noise' aspect. The walls appear very well insulated, using some of the original walls from previous building? and was exceptionally warm, only needing one of the 2 radiators on to maintain the temperature. However the disturbance caused was irritating and quite embarrassing, as I had to alert the guest to this problem after not able to sleep well for 2 days. He was very apologetic even stating they were leaving early as he didn't want to 'cause any further disturbance. Which I emphatically stated he didn't need to do this. He then suggested he slept on the sofa in the living area which he did for the remainder of their break. I could still hear the snoring, however not as much and peace was almost restored. As I have said it is a lovely place and I only had this experience due to the circumstances at the time. I do think the owners should consider sound proofing the floor in between the 2 properties as I think it would go against what visitors are looking for in this lovely quite part of Shropshire.
Miss Crockett, December 2019
Lovely cottage on a working farm, set in beautiful countryside
Miss Wilson, October 2019
The hosts were very hospitablel.. When we arrived there were flowers and some cake! There was a laundry room on the farm for the use of guests. Parking was easy and convenient. Good supermarket just a short car journey (2miles) Quiet at night. Comfortable bed and sitting area. Balcony for sitting in the sun. Good views.
Mr Campbell, September 2019
Great place to stay, beautiful countryside, cosy cottage.. I would not hesitate to book again.
A lovely comfortable and very clean cottage.. Great walking area
Fantastic accommodation.. Everything we needed and more. Very comfortable and we would certainly return. Just perfect!
Brilliant Cottage, very clean and comfortable, everything you could need like "home from home" with great views.. Fantastic comfortable king size bed.
Lovely welcome homemade cake, milk, tea/coffee ingredients and fresh apple juice.
The fresh flowers made a great finishing touch Many thanks.
Cottage was lovely, everyone was welcoming, and was great location for the walking and not too far from local amenities..
Very comfortable accommodation well thought out everything needed for a relaxing holiday.. The owners made sure that we had everything and were on hand in case of problems though
there weren't any. A good location for exploring and walking.
From the moment we entered it felt like home.. As we viewed the rest it fully lived up to expectations. The equipment was impressive as was the comfort. The lovely little cakes and the fresh garden flowers were a lovely extra bonus.
The cottage is well placed to enjoy the walks in this lovely county, and we certainly enjoyed many, including directly from here. A further bonus was the many villages and pubs, both of which we enjoyed.
A really enjoyable week. We will remember it fondly.
The cottage was quiet and in beautiful location but at the same time only a very .... The cottage was quiet and in beautiful location but at the same time only a very short distance to the main road with access to major tourist towns and sites all along the way
Lovely place, large comfortable bed, well equipped.. Was advertised as having wi-fi, owners stated trying to upgrade. Not fixed while we were there, not a problem for us. Would recommend.
Spent Xmas at Robins Nest and it was wonderful.. A lovely Xmas tree was in the lounge and a festive wreath on the door and fresh flowers to welcome us.
If you want to get away from the madding crowd this is the ideal place to go. We found some fabulous places to visit and a couple of really old pubs in the area serving great food but we also cooked in our accommodation as it has all the facilities there. There’s a separate laundry room alongside the main house and we were invited to have a look at all the animals on the farm.
It is a proper working farm and we took our dog and had some wonderful walks in the countryside. It’s a very picturesque setting and so pleased we found it; it’s a little gem. And the beds are so comfortable too. We had them made up as twins but you can have it as a double if needed. It was very clean and tidy and lovely and warm.
Overall this gave us the perfect Xmas break and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.
Every thing was sorted out for us and it is in a wonderful area, we have used you before so knew the standard would be to our liking..
A delightful cottage, more spacious than the pictures show.. Massive comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of lovely walks nearby and pretty little towns to visit.
Miss Lee, August 2017
Very comfortable apartment ideal for walking and visiting many National Trust properties
Mr Fowler, September 2016
Booking the cottage was easy.. Cottage very good value for money.
Pluses. Warm and cosy, bags of piping hot water and the central heating system was excellent, comfy sofa and chair, cottage was clean and welcoming, nice touch with a bottle of wine and nibbles on arrival plus tea tray and milk and biscuits all laid up ready. Also great to actually have some cupboard space to store our food, lots of cottages we rent have no storage and we have to leave food out on worktops all week. Masses of wardrobe space too if we had needed it. Also a good vacuum cleaner so we could give the carpet the once over. Great walking from the cottage too, very important for us.
Minuses. Very few. The garden furniture could do with being replaced and the cottage could do with a coat of paint to freshen it, however we are at the end of the season so this may be on the to do list for Winter.
We would certainly have no hesitation in re booking or recommending Robin's Nest
Robin's Nest fully lived up to expectations, it was very cosy and comfortable and we liked being close to a working farm.
Mrs Thorne, September 2016
Robin's Nest fully lived up to expectations, it was very cosy and comfortable and we liked being close to a working farm..
This was a lovely warm and welcoming place, ideal for a couple and dog. We couldn't fault it.
Mr Disbery, May 2016
This was a lovely warm and welcoming place, ideal for a couple and dog.. We couldn't fault it.
The bed was fantastic and the whole cottage provided in ace quality, everything you could wish for. Couldn't recommend this property more highly. Huge thanks.
Mrs Powls, April 2016
The bed was fantastic and the whole cottage provided in ace quality, everything you could wish for.. Couldn't recommend this property more highly. Huge thanks.
A cosy and well equipped cottage with lovely owners.
Mr Harries, May 2015
A cosy and well equipped cottage with lovely owners..
A really lovely cottage with everything we needed.
Mrs Jefferies, April 2015
A really lovely cottage with everything we needed..
Robin's Nest was lovely and warm, and the bed sumptuous! Everything to hand and the area was beautiful, with plentiful walks to suit all ages, and we would love to visit again sometime.
All the local people that we met were very friendly and helpful.
A beautiful and peaceful spot, comfortable and well equipped . Suggest as an improvement Cottage should have wifi.
The location of the cottage was nice and central for walking.. It was rural but within easy reach of local shops which were excellent.
The location of the cottage was nice and central for walking. It was rural but within easy reach of local shops which were excellent.
We thought it was very good value for money and had a lovely comfortable stay, the cottage was well cared for and thoughtfully well provided for guests. There was a welcome tea tray with a jug of milk and biscuits on our arrival. The owner was on hand if we had any problems, but there were none. The utility room is well equipped for guests' use. We brought our mattress topper but it was not needed as the zip link bed already had a super king size topper on it! This meant we slept very well and woke refreshed ready for another day of walking and exploring Ludlow, the Long Mynd and surrounding area. We can't wait to go back.
The property was ideally situated for visiting local areas, it was immaculate inside, and the owners were very nice too. We would definitely visit this property again because of the comfort and location.
The cottage was everything you could want, friendly owners, very clean and situated in a lovely area which made it an ideal base for touring and walking. Everything you could want for a relaxing holiday.
Mr Atkins, August 2013
We thought it was very good value for money and had a lovely comfortable stay, the cottage was well cared for and thoughtfully well provided for guests.. There was a welcome tea tray with a jug of milk and biscuits on our arrival. The owner was on hand if we had any problems, but there were none. The utility room is well equipped for guests' use. We brought our mattress topper but it was not needed as the zip link bed already had a super king size topper on it! This meant we slept very well and woke refreshed ready for another day of walking and exploring Ludlow, the Long Mynd and surrounding area. We can't wait to go back.
Mrs Tipper, July 2013
The property was ideally situated for visiting local areas, it was immaculate inside, and the owners were very nice too.. We would definitely visit this property again because of the comfort and location.
Mrs Riddel, July 2013
The cottage was everything you could want, friendly owners, very clean and situated in a lovely area which made it an ideal base for touring and walking.. Everything you could want for a relaxing holiday.
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