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Orchard Barn in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, West England

Orchard Barn, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, West England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £1447 to £ 2511

Self catering accommodation in Ross-on-Wye sleeps 14.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 14

Accommodation overview: With its six en-suite bedrooms, this impressive 18th-century barn conversion, with exposed beams throughout, is an excellent holiday venue for a reunion of friends and family. Built round a private walled, lawned courtyard, three ground floor bedrooms allow quick access for the enjoyment of a sunny morning. Orchard Barn stands on the edge of an old cider orchard on the owner’s 200-acre farm. It has beautiful far reaching rural views of a local border castle, Welsh mountains and sunsets. Enjoy peace and quiet in the large garden with apple trees to relax under. Watch buzzards, skylarks and other wildlife. On two sides of the barn is a stunning landscaped patio, ideal for al fresco dining. A fifteen-minute drive to the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, (8 miles) with access to M50 and Monmouth, (6 miles) with dual carriageway to M4. There is plenty to do and see in this Area of Great Landscape Value, including walks from the door, castles to explore and Welsh border only one mile. The Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat, (8 miles), offer walks, rock climbing, cycling and canoeing. Local inns serving food 2 miles at Garway and Skenfrith. Shop 400 yards.

Slope to large entrance hall. Three steps up to spacious living/dining-room with wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen area and patio doors. Five steps down to sitting room with patio door. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower area and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. Marble tiled floor throughout ground floor. Curved staircase to first floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with Velux windows and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with large west window and additional single bed (for +1). Second curved staircase to first floor: Secluded curtained, balconied bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1), Velux, slit barn windows, stunning circular spacious en-suite shower room, toilet. Oak floor throughout first floor.


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The Acton Scott Estate - The Shooting Lodge in Acton Scott, Shropshire, West England

The Acton Scott Estate - The Shooting Lodge, Acton Scott, Shropshire, West England

Sleeps 11
Weekly prices from £780 to £ 1841

Self catering accommodation in Acton Scott sleeps 11.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 11

Accommodation overview:

The flexible accommodation at Acton Scott can be taken together by larger parties so that 36 people can stay for family gatherings and weddings etc. Thirty minutes’ drive to the north, near Shrewsbury, is Cronkhill Farmhouse, sleeping 14, which is also managed by the Acton Scott estate. See property ref RN5.

A finely restored and spacious character property situated in its own private grounds, commanding uninterrupted views across open parkland towards Wenlock Edge.

Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century and occupies an idyllic position in a picturesque estate landscape unchanged for two centuries. This exclusive property retains all its original privacy and character while providing every modern day comfort.
The Shooting Lodge includes a wealth of period features, such as beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fireplaces. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room, for relaxing and entertaining, spacious and bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen, the convenience of a secondary kitchen and south facing lawns and patios.
With bedrooms and bathrooms thoughtfully appointed, it is furnished with a mix of new and antique and the use of traditional English fabrics throughout. There is a rustic log cabin summerhouse with viewing platform and external table tennis room. The property is very popular with families and small groups of friends, achieving many repeat bookings.
Accommodation: Large beamed banqueting room with open fireplace and flagstone floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with feature fireplace, LPG range and Belfast sink. Utility room with additional electric oven and hob. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Narrow steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (can form 5ft double), with wooden floor and wash basin. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles), wash basin, wooden floor and low door. Larger double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles) with additional 2ft 6in bed (for +1), wash basin, oak floor and feature fireplace. Log cabin (35 metres from main house): Double sofa-bed (for +2) with vanity unit and commode-style toilet.


Location: You will discover a piece of British history at Acton Scott, for it achieved national fame as the setting for BBC2’s hit TV series Victorian Farm, acknowledging the Acton family’s championing of sustainable practices. It has been followed by another Acton Scott-based BBCTV series Escape in Time, new for 2010 and presented by Ben Fogle.
Guests can enjoy a memorable setting and a multitude of activities on this lovingly preserved estate, including the Historic Working Farm - where the land is worked with heavy horses to preserve a way of life before the age of the tractor. This visitor attraction is a firm favourite with families. There’s the handy School House café (open April to October) and lovely guided walks and cycle rides.
The prettiest market towns and traditional country pubs are all close at hand. Including Shrewsbury to the north, on the banks of the River Severn; and Ludlow, to the south, in its medieval castle setting. This is a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. The spectacular Stretton Hills and Welsh Marches offer riding, cycling and walking. Among the many nearby sites are Attingham Park, the famous Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums, the castles of Powis and Stokesay and Wroxeter Roman city.
But if you simply cannot tear yourself away from Acton Scott, the finest local produce and home prepared meals can be delivered to your holiday house, with a la carte catering available to pre-book for special occasions.
The Shooting Lodge is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse is a finely restored, detached character property in its own extensive grounds, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three Acton Scott properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
Nearby and three miles to the east of Shrewsbury, Rupert Acton is also the custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse on the National Trust’s Attingham Park estate. A spacious 17th century timber framed property with spectacular views towards the River Severn, it sleeps up to 14, see property ref RN5.

For more information about Acton Scott visit www.actonscott.com


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The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, West England

The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, West England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £1591 to £ 4638

Self catering accommodation in Shrewsbury sleeps 14.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 14

Accommodation overview: Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these two properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views.
Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles.


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Staddlestones Cottage in Pershore, Worcestershire, West England

Staddlestones Cottage, Pershore, Worcestershire, West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £450 to £ 877

Self catering accommodation in Pershore sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Situated in the quiet Worcestershire village of Lower Moor, Staddlestones Cottage is a detached, Grade II listed 16th-century, period holiday cottage with a thatched roof, on the cusp of three counties where guests will find ample opportunity to enjoy the scenic countryside. Close to charming Cotswold villages, the cathedral city of Worcester, the Malvern Hills and Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. There are almost 20 NT properties within a 25-mile radius and the Regency town of Cheltenham, with its raceourse, is close by. Shop, pub/restaurant and church 200 yards.

Living room with multi-fuel burner in inglenook fireplace. Dining room. Compact well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel burner - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • M/wave
  • Washer/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Tel (honesty box)
  • Enclosed lawned garden and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 2 wells in grounds


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Macs House in Craven Arms, Shropshire, West England

Macs House, Craven Arms, Shropshire, West England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £782 to £ 2365

Self catering accommodation in Craven Arms sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: Macs House is a delightful 100 year old, spacious, detached holiday property which has been significantly modernised and extended over the years. Ideal for family holidays, it is situated in a very peaceful and rural position on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border, a quarter of a mile down a farm track, surrounded by rolling fields, and a huge lawned garden, great for children to work off excess energy and perfect for dining al-fresco. This spacious house has four bedrooms in the main house and a further two bedrooms in a separate annexe, together with a games room. Walking is available from the house - indeed the Herefordshire Trail passes a few hundred yards away. In the nearby village of Bromfield, the Food Centre with a range of farm produce is well worth a visit, and just five miles away is the lovely market town of Ludlow, once described by Betjeman as ‘the most perfect town in England’. With its wonderful medieval and Georgian architecture, including a cathedral-sized parish church, ruined castle and local museum, Ludlow has much to offer the visitor including a wide range of places to shop or eat. Stokesay Castle at Craven Arms and Berrington Hall (NT) near Leominster are a short drive away, and both the Ironbridge Gorge and Severn Valley Railway, perfect for family days out, are within easy reach. The quirky town of Bishop’s Castle with its House on Crutches and variety of small shops tumbling down the high street is well worth a visit, as is Bridgnorth on the River Severn and the city of Hereford with its fascinating cathedral. Shops 6 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove and French doors. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking), wooden floor and French doors. Utility and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet. Annexe: Games room. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.


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Glebe Cottage in Worcester, Worcestershire, West England

Glebe Cottage, Worcester, Worcestershire, West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £403 to £ 795

Self catering accommodation in Worcester sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: This delightful, timber frame, black-and-white, thatched property (built 1420) is a fine example of a ‘cruck’ cottage, one of the earliest forms of English domestic architecture. Detached, it has a large garden with views over ancient fields and meadows. It is set along the main road to the village of Callow End (200 yards) which has a village shop, two excellent pubs and lovely walks. Within a short drive are the beautiful Malvern Hills, Great Malvern and Worcester with its fine cathedral, shops, excellent restaurants. Shops 100 yards.

One step down from hall to large living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. One step down from hall to dining-room. One step down from passageway to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with vinyl floor. Beams throughout. One step down from hall to separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: One step down from landing to double bedroom with 5ft bed and small built-in wardrobe. Twin bedroom, with two steps down to second landing and second staircase. Single bedroom with wash basin and one step down to landing with built-in wardrobe. Beamed bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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Mill Cottage in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, West England

Mill Cottage, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £285 to £ 488

Self catering accommodation in Ross-on-Wye sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Situated half way between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, this adjoining converted cider mill lies on the edge of a quiet village within the owner’s grounds and commands great views of the adjacent counties. The holiday property is eco-friendly, with contemporary rooms, oak joinery throughout and oak flooring. Conveniently placed for exploring the stunning Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, with Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cardiff within easy driving. Canoeing on the Wye, fishing, golfing and riding will all be found within the area. Shop 2 miles, pub 400 yards.

Open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors and kitchen area with Travertine stone floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, oak floor and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Cottons Farm - Lime Cottage in Dumbleton, Worcestershire, West England

Cottons Farm - Lime Cottage, Dumbleton, Worcestershire, West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £311 to £ 562

Self catering accommodation in Dumbleton sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Close to ridge and furrow rolling down to the River Isbourne... amidst 58 acres of Cotswold farmland.

Set in glorious countryside with outstanding views towards the Cotswold Hills and Vale of Evesham, Cottons Farm enjoys a truly peaceful setting at the end of a long tree-lined drive,
300 metres from the road. It is just ½ mile from the pretty, unspoilt village of Dumbleton, easily accessible by road or footpath, and 5 miles from Broadway, the ever-popular ‘capital’ of the Cotswolds. The holiday cottages are surrounded by 58 acres of working farmland, with ridge and furrow rolling down to the River Isbourne, which lies 150 metres away from the cottages (toddlers beware!). Visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm and many public footpaths run nearby. Very tastefully converted from 150-year old farm buildings (including cart-shed, stable and dairy), these comfortable cottages are well equipped and furnished to a high standard.
Cool in summer, warm and welcoming in winter, they are all centrally heated and well insulated. Set near the owners’ home, yet retaining complete privacy, each cottage has its own individual character with many original features, and enjoys its own area of garden and patio. A perfect place to relax, they are ideally situated for walking and touring the Cotswolds.
Broadway with its old stone houses and fascinating shops also boasts Broadway Tower, now the centre of a country park and home to an observatory and exhibition. The market town of Evesham (5 miles) has tree-lined streets and pretty walks along the River Avon. Only a few minutes’ drive, on the edge of the Cotswold hills, is Toddington, where visitors can board a train on the Gloucestershire–Warwickshire Great Western Railway (mid March - mid October) and enjoy a ride through picturesque villages.
In nearby Winchcombe there’s Sudeley Castle, while the Cotswolds Farm Park (with its rare breeds of animals) and the bird sanctuary at Bourton-on-the-Water are easily reached, as are Stanway House, Hidcote Garden, Snowshill Manor and Cheltenham. Stratford-upon-Avon and the cathedral city of Worcester are within an hour’s drive. The neighbouring villages boast traditional pubs and many excellent restaurants. Riding, swimming, golf, tennis and fishing are all close by. Shop ½ mile.


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The Ferrymans Cottage in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, West England

The Ferrymans Cottage, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, West England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £977 to £ 2295

Self catering accommodation in Upton-upon-Severn sleeps 14.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Sea • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 14

Accommodation overview: The Ferryman’s Cottage offers a superb rural setting for those wishing to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside, yet be within easy reach of a wide range of fun days out for all the family. Indeed the property itself has much to offer the family, with facilities for snooker and darts, as well as a variety of board games in the adjoining garage. Detached, it is located on the banks of the River Severn and Uckinghall Pool, and is fronted by the vast Uckinghall Meadow – an area designated a Special Wildlife Site on account of its natural beauty. Private fishing and mooring is available along a 1½-mile stretch of river, by arrangement with the owner.
Available locally are a wide range of leisure pursuits – choose from walking, swimming, theatres, cinema, restaurants, cricket, horse racing and golf. For interesting days out visit the elegant spa town of Cheltenham, with its majestic shopping promenade, pump rooms, galleries and museums, or head for the historical cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester. Stratford-upon-Avon, one of England’s best known towns, makes a delightful day trip. The birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford is full of interesting places to visit, including the Royal Shakespeare Company Gallery, the World of Shakespeare and the National Teddy Bear Museum, which will appeal to all ages. Gloucester is home to one of the finest cathedrals in the world, as well as the interesting City Museum and the National Waterways Museum. Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn are also well worth a visit, host to the Malvern Theatre Festival and the International Jazz Festival respectively, while the Brecon Beacons, the Wye Valley and the Cotswolds are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Large dining room with seating for fourteen, piano and French door to garden. Spacious, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor, breakfast area and door to garden. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms; two doubles, one with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one twin and one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for +1).


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West End Farm Cottage in Leominster, Herefordshire, West England

West End Farm Cottage, Leominster, Herefordshire, West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £307 to £ 537

Self catering accommodation in Leominster sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: West End Farm Cottage is in the wing of the owner’s property, a cruck construction medieval hall dating back to 1424. The holiday property has an abundance of timber framing internally and externally and the bedroom has the cruck construction visible. It is located in the heart of the stunning village of Pembridge with an unusual wealth of half timbered houses, which includes a collection of amenities including shops, cider mill, restaurants and pubs. As well as the architectural interest, there are many beautiful walks along the River Arrow and the surrounding area including the Black and White Trail. Kington, Leominster and the cathedral city of Hereford are close by. Shop and pub 200 yards.

Living room/cosy dining room and beamed kitchen area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Beamed throughout.


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The Old Chapel in Clee Stanton, Shropshire, West England

The Old Chapel, Clee Stanton, Shropshire, West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £353 to £ 661

Self catering accommodation in Clee Stanton sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Golf near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Situated down a quiet lane, this former old chapel has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners to provide comfortable accommodation close to one of Shropshire’s most popular towns – picturesque, medieval Ludlow. Single-storeyed, it boasts a cosy and welcoming wood-burning stove, and pleasant secluded garden outside where barbecues can be enjoyed. Taking a break from culinary chores, Ludlow offers some of Britain’s finest restaurants to tempt the diner and variety of festivals hosted by the town provides good entertainment. Golf, horse riding, fishing, bird-watching locally, together with some of the best and most varied walking in England. Shops 3 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Fitted kitchen/dining room. One double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Cruck Cottage in Broadway, Worcestershire, West England

Cruck Cottage, Broadway, Worcestershire, West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £454 to £ 877

Self catering accommodation in Broadway sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This pretty, thatched holiday cottage with far reaching views is located just 400 yards from the heart of beautiful Broadway. One of a pair, built in the 15th century, this half-timbered property has undergone total renovation to provide a modern, up-to-date interior and has a peaceful cottage garden in which to relax after a busy day’s sightseeing. The village of Broadway is often called the ‘showpiece’ of the Cotswolds and there are many visitors who come to its broad, green-verged street to admire its attractive rows of old stone cottages with their bow windows and stone-tiled roofs. A fascinating area with many NT properties and internationally famous gardens, such as Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate Court. Shops 400 yards, pubs ⅓0.3 mile.

Living/dining room/conservatory with wood-burning stove and French doors. Farmhouse-style kitchen. Beams and flagstone tiled floor throughout. Separate toilet. Turning stairs to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath power shower and toilet.


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