Holiday home Swallow's Nest is a cosy ground floor apartment located on the owner's working farm, in Strefford, two miles from Craven Arms in Shropshire. With one double bedroom with en-suite wet room, the cottage can sleep two people. The cottage also includes a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area. Outside is a utility room, off road parking for two cars, plus a patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Swallow's Nest offers couples a relaxing retreat from which to explore the delights of Shropshire.
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 shared utility, dishwasher, 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. Enclosed gravelled area with patio, 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: This property may be suitable for wheelchair users.
Well equipped property, had everything we needed.. Owner nearby and dealt with one small issue with lack of WiFi very quickly. Would return to property but may book Robins Nest instead fir lovely view.
Mrs Nurse, August 2020
The flat was extremely well-equipped.. We were able to do all the cooking we had planned and found some great local food to stock the cupboard at the Ludlow Farm Shop. The leather sofa and armchair were great to relax on at the end of a day's walking and the bed is very comfortable too. We liked being next to the farm and seeing the family going about their business. The dogs were eventually friendly too! There is plenty to do in the area. We enjoyed very varied walking: woodland, hills, river valleys, disused railways and lots of wonderful views as soon as you got higher up. The history of the area and the local geology are very interesting, with references to events 700 million years, 2000 years ago, and the last 900 years, depending where you go.
Mrs Davies, August 2020
A beautiful spacious property, very comfy the property has everything you need for a hassle free holiday and plenty of room.. The wet room is an added bonus.
Mrs Newby-rogers, December 2019
Great location & a lovely cottage with everything we needed.. Lots to see & do within a short drive & dog walks from the door plus Onsite car parking space. We loved it & would come again.
The cotttage is part of a working farm which is full of life from the farm animals to the wild ones which both my wife and I enjoy, there were no restrictions and we were allowed to wander arround and enjoy the activities.. The owners were very obliging and let us borrow their BBQ which we prefer to cook on so the cooking smells were kept outside in the sitting area. The Swallows nest accommodation is on the ground floor and the Robins Nest accommodation on the first floor which seems a bit odd as normally Robins nest at low level and Swallows at high level but perhaps it is different in Shropshire. However the owners and their family were very friendly including their pet dogs who welcomed us every time we went into the yard area. The propertity is rustic in appearance externally but internally has a modern layout with seperate shower toilet area, small kitchen, roomy double bedroom and a huge living room. We were lucky with the weather and after our daily trips out visiting National Trust and English heritage buildings we came home and sat in the sunshine on the patio while we had our apperitif and cooked diner. Our neighbours upstairs were chatty and joined us one evening. They had been before and were planning to return in the autumn so they were very happy and so were we. So I would recommend anyone who enjoys farm life and animals it is a must go property. Thank you Caroline, John and family.
Ideal for someone having mobility problems.. Welcomed with scones, butter, jam and tea. Milk in the fridge and when I had forgotten to bring bread they gave us some wholemeal bread that was gorgeous. The area is good for walking and very central to visit popular areas. The Shropshire visitors center in Craven arms ideal for walking dogs if you have mobility issues. The Acton Scott farm was equipped with of road scooter for anyone to use. The area is very dog friendly which includes cafes, pubs and museums. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and would like to visit again.
Swallows nest was lovely, comfortable, warm and well equipped.. It is a great base for exploring the area, the long Mynd and wedlock edge, walkers delight.
Lovely welcome, flowers on the table , tea and cake in the kitchen. Tranquil location, occasional farm related noise but no traffic, no hubbub.
Would definitely recommend.
Brilliant location, friendly welcome from owners (fresh scones butter and jam, plus a lovely vase of wild flowers nice touch)
Dont worry about barks from the farm dogs - they both love a fuss.. Enclosed garden perfect for our dog and with good walks from cottage door when he needed more exercise. I have family who visited and the owners were happy that they did. Cottage has plenty of space. We couldn't find instructions for DVD player and couldn't get that to work.
The cottage was clean,comfy and where we wanted to be.. Could not fault it. the Owners were very pleasant whenever we met them. Dog owners be aware of need to keep dogs on leads because of live stock, sheep especially, but garden is enclosed.Happy holiday in a lovely area.
The Cottage was converted in the 90's, I don't think the bathroom has been updated since, the ceiling light didn't work and the only light was from the light on the mirror, the owner ( I don't know their name as they didn't introduce themselves ) was told twice, but nothing was done.. The kitchen was good and the bedroom was fine, but the lounge area was oddly depressing, could be with some pictures and better lighting.
We particularly wanted Wi-Fi, but we unable to connect during our stay, we are early rises and in the winter can pass a couple of hours in the dark, but once again the owner was most unhelpful.
There is a sign of the farmhouse advising " Beware of the Dogs" they are right, 2 unpleasant dogs greeted us when leaving the cottage with hackles up and baring teeth, the owner assured us they were fine, but disconcerting, our dog was terrified of them.
We decided we had had enough and left a day early, an expensive stay.
This is set in a perfect location for visiting surrounding attractions.. A comfortable and pleasant stay.
A well equipped cottage in a good location.. Friendly and helpful owners and the cake was a nice touch. A pity we had to leave early for family reasons
Bed rather small for two possibly older disabled persons [standard double]
Excellent facilities and location.. Good for the disabled.
A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.. The cottage was both clean and very comfortable. The farm location and surrounding countryside made for a very enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.
We particularly liked the peace and quiet of the area. Though it was a working farm it was not intrusive and added to the enjoyment of the holiday.
Lovely, dog friendly holiday cottage, furnished to a high standard and extremely well equipped.
The owners were extremely helpful. The cottage is ideally located with lots of walks direct from cottage but with easy access to Ludlow and Shrewsbury and various local attractions.
It was warm, comfortable and spacious. The location was excellent and easy to get to. There was plenty to do in the area and we had a wonderful week.
Great location, we had upstairs and downstairs apartments which worked well for two couples. Walks from the door so great for dogs. Recommended.
A warm welcome, a beautiful area, good pub food nearby and an excellent Italian restaurant within walking distance for a special occasion. There was a newborn calf on our first morning walk around with the farmer.
A lovely cottage on working farm. It was very good to be able to walk the dog on the farm footpaths then wash her in the ford without having to go out in the car. Excellent on site farm-shop.
Everything about Swallow's Nest was outstanding from the location, to the welcome we received by Mr and Mrs Morgan. Bearing in mind that the cottage was located on a working farm we did expect some minor disturbance, there was and it was minimal. we were able to take our Border collie that was no problem. There are plenty of places to walk straight from the door without driving and the scenery was stunning. We shall definitely recommend it to our friends and we will definitely go again even the weather was dry for the end of October,
Good walks from the door without the need to drive. A comfortable, warm cottage. Friendly, welcoming hosts.
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