Self-Catering Shropshire Hills

Abbott's Retreat Shropshire Hills, Shropshire

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From: €680 weekly Guests 7 Rooms 4 Bathroom 2

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Near golf
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Abbott's Retreat is a charming, detached cottage set in the small hamlet of Norbury, less than five miles from Bishop's Castle in Shropshire. With four bedrooms, including three doubles (one with an en-suite shower room) and one single, this cottage can sleep seven people. There's also a bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars along with wrap-around lawned gardens, a patio and garden furniture. Abbott's Retreat provides friends and families with a contemporary yet cosy base from which to discover this attractive are of Shropshire.

Accomodation Details
Four bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 6) and woodburner.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the South West Shropshire Hills. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs.

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.

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.4 miles. Note: The car park area is on a slope with 6 steps to the front door, may not be suitable for less mobile. Note: There is an unfenced slope in the garden, children to be supervised.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Near golf
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

March 2023
Highly recommend this beautiful cottage, set in a peaceful hamlet, with a historic church opposite… lots of lovely walks from your doorstep and the most prefect location to visit all of what Shrewsbury has to offer… The cottage is beautifully equipped, a fabulous kitchen with every thing you could think of. The beds all super comfortable… The lounge and log fire was perfect for our group of friends, so specious but cosy at the same time.. . Thanks to Stuart the owner for supplying extra treats …giving sound and friendly advice of the area, he was super lovely and only a phone call away. Will definitely want to return ….
August 2021
A group of seven of us spent a week in this spacious beautiful secluded house in peaceful Norbury village. Our grandchildren loved the garden and the modern Bbq was well received and used. The facilities were first rate, with comfortable large beds and modern TV and kitchen. I would recommend this lovely house to anyone who wants a holiday in the countryside. The host Mr Abbott was helpful and gives good advice on walks, pubs and places to visit should you require it. A great holiday
Mrs Waters
September 2020
We really enjoyed our stay, lots to do despite covid, beautiful surroundings, great views from the house.. Minor gripe with lighting the gas hob, happy to use matches but needed to press down the knob for a couple of minutes before it would stay on.
Mrs Waters, September 2020
August 2020
Booking only with Sykes was easy and abbotts retreat exceeded our expectations.. Cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped with everything out family needed and in a absolutely beautiful location. We would highly recommend this fantastic cottage. I also spoke to the owner beforehand who was very helpful and recommended lots of places to visit.
Mr Fulcher, August 2020
July 2020
Fab holiday house for us all.. Didnt need to plan days out before hand as all is on ones doorstep! the beds are amazing and I took a sceen shot of the make..I soo want one lol.
Mrs Messenger, July 2020
July 2020
Lovely house in a lovely area.. Well equipped but weighing scales would have been useful as baking tins and bowls there so we had to guess quantities when we made a cake. Otherwise a very pleasant place to stay. Thank you to the cleaner for leaving plenty of antibacterial wiped etc for us to use.
Mrs Rothwell, July 2020
March 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Abbott's Retreat and in Shropshire.. Just the right place to get away from it all and relax - it was so peaceful. We would definitely recommend Abbott's Retreat.
Mrs Tunbridge, March 2020
January 2020
Beautiful location, very well equipped cottage.. Large dining/lounge area, large kitchen, close to good walks and pubs. Shop nearby but didn't use. Wood burner really good and welcome pack including wine and fresh local eggs a very nice touch.
Mr Duffy, January 2020
November 2019
This is the perfect place to escape and relax with easy access to many places to visit.. We had a wonderful week here and thoroughly enjoyed coming back to a real log fire after being out in the near winter weather.
Ms Simms
April 2019
An excellent house in a beautiful area.. House was very well equipped and had plenty of space for 6 adults, could have easily managed 7. Lots of space in the garden to sit outside, always somewhere to get the sunshine. Very pretty little village, with lovely walks and cycles straight from the door, or a short drive to various parts of the Shropshire Hills and lovely little towns.. Good selection of places to eat: several pubs (a couple are a nice 30-40 minute walk, and the Coach House restaurant is a few steps away for something fancier (and delicious). Book Abbots Retreat, you won’t regret it!
Mrs Pearce
February 2019
The cottage was well presented had every thing you wanted, only down side was your guest found the mattress in the back bedroom(bedroom 2) rolled to the centre, other wise all was good..
Mrs Swindell
December 2018
Cottage was lovely.. Large bedrooms and lounge. Plenty of space. Kitchen was well equipped with everything needed. Very relaxing.
Mrs Parker
October 2018
Abbott’s Retreat was a lovely cottage very well equipped.. In a quaint rural village very peaceful. We had a very enjoyable stay.
Mrs Bottley
September 2018
Perfect location in Shropshire if you love peace&tranquillity without being too remote.. All the lovely walks&places of interest only about 20mins drive away.Stipperstones,Long Mynd,Bishops Castle&Montgomery to name but a few! Good food available at local pubs too&a village shop a mile or so away. Abbots Retreat great house &so comfortable you won't be in a hurry to leave!
Mrs Williamson
July 2018
Abbott's Retreat is a beautiful cottage, well equipped and comfortable for a large family.. The lounge has lots of seating as too does the table. The beds were all lovely to sleep on and everywhere was exceptionally clean. The kitchen was well stocked nothing had been overlooked. The cottage is in the most perfect of places with amazing views all round; very peaceful and picturesque. The local pub is a few steps away and serves the poshest food I have ever eaten; service was great and the chef even came out to say hello! We locked ourselves out of the house as we were only given a single key, no key ring and a front door that locked when shut - keep the key somewhere safe! the gardens are not enclosed and therefore i would not say suitable for dogs - well not my dogs who would have been out down the road in a flash! Overall I would highly recommend this cottage for a big family holiday, lots of room and beautiful.
Mrs Watson
May 2018
The accommodation was excellent, very comfortable.. The furniture and decor was of high quality. The garden is surrounded by trees and the birds tweeting was relaxing, interrupted by the sheep's 'baa baa', which did not spoil the atmosphere at all. We had a lovely week and the weather was excellent. We found it very peaceful and relaxing. However, considering this was a 'doggy' cottage there was nowhere we could take our dog and let him off the lead which was disappointing. The cottage was surrounded by sheep farms and narrow lanes. The villagers were very friendly. Do visit Green Inn, opposite the little shop, situated about 2 miles from the cottage. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. We were limited for places to take the dog on days out also. We accidently (by following the sat nav) went over Long Wynn, so scary. with it's sheer drops down the side of the road, never again.... Overall we had a fantastic week however. A nice touch was the eggs and bottle of wine left for us. Also tea, coffee and sugar supplied. I would recommend this cottage for anyone who likes walking and wanting a peaceful retreat
April 2018
We had a truly wonderful week long stay at Abbott's Retreat during February half-term. This is a charming rural idyll set on a slight hill with postcard perfect views to the historic church, pretty cottages and hills beyond. Despite there being six of us (including children, grandparents and our dog) there was plenty of room for us to spread out in the very generously proportioned lounge/dining room. The bedrooms and beds were super comfortable and cosy (yet also spacious) - looking out onto woodland and undulating countryside; it was a delight to observe pheasants wondering around the garden and sometimes horses in the field beyond. The kitchen, like the rest of the property, is beautifully appointed - the owners really have thought of absolutely everything you might need. There were plenty of dog-friendly pubs/restaurants around, serving amazing home-cooked food. We had some wonderful trips out to Bishops Castle, stunning Ludlow and Shrewsbury - but it was coming back to the cottage and firing up the log burner that we all looked forward to each day. The property had some amazing walks, right from the front door, with breathtaking views - although we did keep our dog on a lead due to the abundance of sheep. Be aware that the gardens are not enclosed so not ideal for a dog - but we got around this by taking a very long puppy training lead which we tethered to a chair so he could potter in the garden in safety. Our only niggle concerned the water pressure - the showers were quite weak, but there seems to be a knack to them and we got used to it. Overall, it's a stunning, spotlessly clean property in a beautiful, peaceful location. We loved every minute and all felt 10 years younger by the time we got home!
Mrs Hoult
April 2018
Very comfortable, even for seven people and a large dog, and in a wonderfully peaceful rural location..
April 2018
Mr Abbot was very helpful in adjusting the times of the central heating to meet the needs of early-rising toddlers.. The whole house was beautifully clean and we wanted for nothing apart from slightly drier weather! The welcome pack of tea, eggs, etc was much appreciated.
January 2018
Stayed as a family group for a long weekend. Absolutely fantastic !!! Very peaceful and quiet just what we wanted. Ideal for walks despite the awful weather we had !!! Four great bedrooms and a lovely lounge area with a great long burner !! A perfect home from home !!! Would HIGHLY recommend!!!
January 2018
Lovely cottage in a fab location.. Very clean and cosy
Mr Cairns
June 2017
This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location.. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay but there were a few niggles. showers were temperamental due to low water pressure. No toaster. Otherwise we had a great holiday.
Helen M
April 2017
This cottage is in a peacful location surrounded by lovely countryside and a great walking area. It has everything you need and close to interesting historic castles, towns and villages. There are also nice pubs offering good beer and food nearby.
Helen M
April 2017
Well equipped, spacious, but cosy cottage in beautiful location.. We enjoyed walking in the area's stunning countryside, visiting castles and historic local villages and towns. There are also some pubs close by offering good food and local beers.
simon h
February 2017
Fantastic peaceful location. Amazing log burner. Plenty of space for us all. All you could need to have a great time from pots and pans, slow cooker. Comfy beds for all. Everything has been thought of even some games to play. We would return without a doubt. Many thanks for letting us enjoy Abbots Retreat
January 2017
The location in the charming hamlet of Norbury is superb. Lots of scenic walks and warm, kind people to encounter. The house is perfect; warm, spotless and full of everything you could possibly want. Large hob and spacious kitchen. Lots of outside space and garden furniture and for the cooler evenings a glorious wood burning stove. We stayed in January and had snow so it was like staying in a picture postcard with views across to the beautiful church opposite. I really cannot recommend it highly enough. TOP TIPS? Ask at the farm opposite to buy eggs, (chicken and duck)! And ensure to eat at least twice in the fantastic INN ON THE GREEN just up the road in Wentnor. This really is the best rental we have ever enjoyed and in the most gorgeous location. We'll be back!
October 2016
Lovely accommodation, they have thought of everything. Well equipped kitchen, clean towels and bedding, laundry facilities, lovely outside space, and a spacious inside. A real plus that it's pet friendly as well. Not too much close by to do etc. so you would need a vehicle with you. The only negative point is that the internet connection was very temperamental and would drop in and out. Other than that, great all round place!
Mrs Scullion
May 2016
A very comfortable house surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Mrs Eaves
April 2016
The cottage was very spacious, clean and well equipped. The wood burner was a real treat too.
Miss Mole
March 2016
It was a wonderful stay. Abbott's Retreat was beautifully located and wonderfully equipped. We loved watching the birds in the garden, the cosy woodburner and the lovely walks nearby.
Ms Jones
December 2015
Abbott's Retreat is stunning and really thoughtfully designed. It simply has everything you need. It's not overlooked and the location is lovely. We didn't want to leave but will definitely be returning
Mrs White
October 2015
From the moment we arrived and saw the cottage we loved everything about it. Each room had a different colour theme with matching accessories, even the towels in each bedroom were the corresponding colour. Every single thing had been thought of. The wood burning stove was an added bonus. Definitely one of the top cottages we have stayed in.
Miss Fairhurst
October 2015
The home was warm, clean and a true home from home. The little hamlet it was set in was very peaceful and everyone was very friendly. Lots to see and do in the local area. A fantastic time had by all.
Mrs M
May 2015
Overall the accommodation was excellent. In a great position for exploring the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the National Trust and English Heritage properties. A fantastic house and gardens in a quiet position near a lovely church. Great for families and those who like us are meeting up with friends from different parts of the country.
Kathy N
April 2015
Very highly recommended. Great week of peace & tranquility in excellent accommodation with every home comfort provided.
Mr Lane
March 2015
A really lovely cottage. When I spoke to the owner before the holiday he was really friendly and gave lots of helpful suggestions of places to visit. The cleaner had done a great job too, and there were various provisions that had been left for us to use if we'd forgotten any key essentials. A lovely week.
March 2015
This cottage (well, 4 bedroom house actually!) ticks every box. From outside it is stunning and once inside it just gets better. Every detail has been considered. It is pristine and everything you need has been provided from a welcome bottle of wine, eggs and milk to a generous supply of logs for the log fore. It is warm, beautifully decorated and has a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere. I cannot think of anything they could have dome better. The bedrooms are all lovely and the spacious lounge is delightful. I especially liked the vast number of mugs and glasses so no need to wash up until the dish washer is full! Every window gives a great view, from the 2700 year old tree. and the and church yard at the front, to the field with horses and songbirds behind. The property is surrounded by wonderful villages (Bishop's Castle) and magical pubs, as well as walks and plenty to do near by. We spent most of our time at the Inn on The Green in Wentnor, and at Minsterly Ranges for Clay Pigeon Shooting. We will definitely be back - if only we can get booked in! The word is out! No spaces till November!
Mrs Hayward
January 2015
The location, and quality of accommodation surpassed our expectations.
Miss Benford
January 2015
The Cottage is fantastic, there is everything you could want and need plus more. The Clearview fire is amazing, just what you need on a cold winters day. The surrounding areas to the cottage are beautiful, plenty of picturesque countryside to be explored. Our little girl and dog loved being outside, seeing the animals that live locally. You really will not be disappointed. The peace and quiet is just what we wanted and we loved every second of it. The cottage is really well maintained and is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Would recommend to all.
Mrs Walker
December 2014
The cottage was perfect for a two family pre Christmas break, even down to the Christmas Tree. It was extremely well equipped and felt like a home from home.
Mrs Kennea
December 2014
The location is peaceful and rural. A very well presented and cosy house.
Mr Westwood
October 2014
The property Abbots Rest, was a most comfortable and well equipped property offering all the home comforts you could wish for whilst on holiday! We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there and would not hesitate to visit again.
Mr James
June 2014
The Abbots Retreat cottage is located in Norbury, a very peaceful hamlet in a beautiful farmland setting. The cottage is newly renovated and fully equipped with high quality furniture and fittings. The rooms are spacious and well decorated. The surrounding areas provide an abundance of walks and historical places of interest. My family ( 8) stayed at the cottage for 2 weeks (including 3 young children) and everyone had a great time. We would highly recommend this cottage, great value for money.
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