Dining table for 2
Enjoy an al fresco dinner
Woodland views
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up next to the warming woodburner
Open plan living
Double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
Wake up with the woodland for your view
Shower room
Patio area leading to woodland area
Sculpture set in the grounds of the property
Woodland views
Clee Hill
1 / 13  Dining table for 2
2 / 13  Enjoy an al fresco dinner
3 / 13  Woodland views
4 / 13  Perfect spot to relax
5 / 13  Cosy up next to the warming woodburner
6 / 13  Open plan living
7 / 13  Double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
8 / 13  Wake up with the woodland for your view
9 / 13  Shower room
10 / 13  Patio area leading to woodland area
11 / 13  Sculpture set in the grounds of the property
12 / 13  Woodland views
13 / 13  Clee Hill

Artists Retreat

Coreley, Shropshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful and isolated single storey property sleeping two guests, cleverly designed to allow guests to feel a part of the surrounding woodland
  • Understated and chic styling giving the property a tranquil and restful atmosphere
  • Peaceful country walks direct from the property and shops and pubs within 5 miles
Property code: CHL32

Stunning rural property, with a stylish minimalist aesthetic, set close to the owner’s home, and yet still affording guests a high level of privacy in the midst of the surrounding woodland.

This property is a converted Forge and  enjoys a fantastically secluded rural location in the grounds of the artist owners’ property in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The location makes it ideal for those who want to escape the stresses and strains of daily life and decompress on quiet country walks in the surrounding hills or just admiring the birds and wildlife found on your doorstep. Clee Hill is within walking distance of the property, offering breath-taking views over the surrounding area or why not explore Mortimer or The Wyre Forest nearby. Just a few miles away, the town of Ludlow, famed for its food festival, is a wonderful place to spend a day browsing the shops, admiring the Georgian architecture (the town has over 500 listed buildings), and sampling the food in the town’s many highly-regarded restaurants and bistros.

Approaching this property along the farm track, gives guests a taste of what is to come: a secluded countryside retreat with a unique charm, where the rural surroundings are made, very much, a part of the overall experience. On entering the property, across the terrace and through the glass double doors, guests come straight to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a light-filled space with a stylish minimalist air. The corner sofa makes a great place to relax in front of the TV and cosy wood burner, and enjoy the views out to the paddock, or perhaps catch up on a long-awaited book with a glass of wine. The dining table comfortably seats four, whilst the kitchen which runs along one edge of the room, is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. The bedroom, a double room, is a breath-taking sanctuary-like space, which, thanks to its huge floor-to-ceiling windows, creates the sensation that guests are sleeping right under the trees. The shower room, with its walk-in shower and WC, also benefits from a tall window, allowing guests to feel that much closer to nature.

Outside, the property has a raised decked terrace with garden furniture, providing guests with the perfect spot to enjoy al fresco drinks whilst listening to the breeze in the trees and watching the many fascinating birds and squirrels who come to feed. The owners also have an enclosed paddock next to the property, which contains some of the owner’s large sculpture work, which guests are free to use. In addition to this, guests are able to enjoy the surrounding woodlands. There is off-road parking provided.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £50 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Bed linen included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs are welcome however due to the size of the property, 1 may be more comfortable.
  • Off-road parking
  • Shops and pubs within 5 miles
  • Arrival 4pm

Samantha Weatherstone

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hilary, 23rd April 2021

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A truly lovely and very peaceful location. Super relaxing with welcoming hosts. Watching the birds from the bedroom window was magical.

Reviewed by Laura, 16th April 2021

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Total relaxation at the cottage, exactly what we needed. it is compact but has everything you need. Completely dog friendly ,which was good when one of our dogs decided to run off around the owner's garden and field one morning. The wood burner was lovely for the evenings and the patio looking out over the paddock was great. So quiet! Really enjoyeRead mored the stay and will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Yolanda, 12th April 2021

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I had a lovely visit. and the owner was quite friendly. I arrived 60 min early, and the owner was willing to let me hang in the driveway until she was ready. Beautiful place in the world, and the perfect time to enjoy the spring lambs.

Reviewed by Andy, 23rd October 2020

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What a cottage in a fantastic location. Was not disappointed in any way perfect relaxing retreat and Judy was brilliant

Reviewed by Rebecca, 18th October 2020

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Reviewed by Isabelle, 10th October 2020

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The Artists Retreat is a peaceful and tranquil place, a hidden gem. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. We are missing bird watching in the morning from the comfort of our bed ! Judith is a great host.

Reviewed by Jessica, 3rd October 2020

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What a perfect place to retreat from the world and rest! We had a magical time here at The Artist's Retreat. We loved the rural location, the wonderful design of the space and the comfort of the sofa and bed. It was a perfect getaway and Judith made us feel so welcome. She gave us top tips on the local area as well as keeping us topped up with birdRead moreseed and firewood. The windows bought the outside in and we spent hours watching the autum colours and birds. perfectly peaceful! x Hide

Reviewed by Hilary, 18th September 2020

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We wanted a beautiful, quiet comfortable place with character which is exactly what we found . Perfect place for walking and cycling if you like hills and very quiet country roads and wonderful country views. Great for off road cycling as well as on road. Very safe place to store bikes. So lovely to relax and watch the beautiful birds feeding . HisRead moretoric Ludlow 20 mins away is absolutely worth a few visits. Julia is very welcoming and helpful, I would recommend The Artist retreat Hide

Reviewed by Sophie, 11th September 2020

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This was the perfect place to get away from it all and properly relax! The surrounding area is possibly the most beautiful unsung area of England, and the property itself was ideal for us. Judy made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed calling it home from the day we arrived! The big glass window looking out onto the bird feeding station was Read moreso peaceful and gave us both a good reason to hone our bird identification skills! I imagine we will be back again for a visit in the future! Hide

Reviewed by Francesca, 7th September 2020

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We loved the view of the bird feeder from the bedroom, it was great to wake up in the morning and see all the birds busily feeding. The private patio area was also a nice place to chill out. The whole cottage was very comfortable and in a peaceful location, yet close to many interesting places to visit. Judy was a very welcoming host and the properRead morety pack gave us loads of ideas and tips for where to visit and eat out. Hide

Reviewed by Leanne, 4th September 2020

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Perfect location, lovely owner (only met Judy!) and a completely relaxing environment. Our 2 Jack Russells had a fabulous time playing in the paddocks too. Would recommend the short drive to Ludlow, (also very dog friendly) we bought some wonderful local produce to enjoy back at this idyllic little part of the world! Had fun trying to identify the Read morebirds without picking up the guide book in the bedroom. A beautiful place for some complete R & R and we would definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Teresa, 29th August 2020

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This is a lovely, peaceful and private cottage that is perfect for a bit if R & R with dogs. The only sounds are birds and sheep. With the Shropshire Hills on your doorstep, Cleobury Mortimer, Ludlow and Tenbury Wells all within a half hour drive. We had a fantastic week break and actually spent a couple of days at the cottage without going out, spRead moreent hours watching the birds on the feeders that Judy filled every day for us. A marvellous time had by me, my partner and dog. Hide

Reviewed by John-paul, 14th August 2020

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The retreat itself was warm and impressive, the grounds were perfect and spacious for our dog to wander around , and Judy was very friendly and accomodating. Enjoyed waking to see the many birds enjoying the birdfeeders. We had a wonderful time

Reviewed by Laura, 4th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah, 10th July 2020

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Great location, very peaceful and tranquil. Lovely to watch a wide variety of birds out of the bedroom windows. Owners friendly.

Reviewed by Jackie, 28th February 2020

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A peaceful and beautiful place for a weekend getaway! Cosy, rural retreat which was just what we needed. The dog loved the walks in the woods and across the fields.

Reviewed by Fiona, 15th February 2020

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We had the most wonderful relaxing break at the Artist's Retreat. It wasn't then best weather to explore the area as we arrived during storm Dennis! but we were so cosy and comfortable in this lovely little space. The big windows in the bedroom with the bird feeder outside were our favourite thing. It was so lovely to lay in bed watching the huge nRead moreumber of birds and squirrels. Our dog loved it too! Highly recommend a trip into Ludlow and the castle too. Hide

Reviewed by Greg, 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Ben, 30th December 2019

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Reviewed by Dawn, 24th December 2019

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Stunning location, very scenic and lots of nature to enjoy. The glass patio window to the bedroom was a special feature and lovely to wake up to squirrels and birds every morning

Reviewed by Mary, 25th October 2019

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If you like peace and tranquility and to be at one with nature then this is the place. We enjoyed walks from the property and time seemed to just drift past whilst sat in bed in the mornings just watching the variety of birds feeding from the bird feeders, often in competition with the squirrels. It was also nice to watch the pheasants and a coupleRead more of times a fox meandered through the grounds. The beautiful floor to ceiling bedroom window is the only barrier between you and nature, just lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 27th September 2019

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If you want to get away from it all Artists' Retreat is the ideal place. Set at the bottom of narrow lane and across a shallow ford it's located in deep countryside there is no noise, no street lights just lots of nature and plenty of peace. The bedroom has a ceiling to floor window and you could watch the birds at the feeder all day. Although the Read morevillage is isolated Ludlow, the Severn Valley Railway and numerous National Trust houses are nearby so there is no shortage of things to do. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, 16th September 2019

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This is the 2nd time we have been to The Artists Retreat and once again we had a fabulous holiday. The location is the best we have stayed in with woods, field and a paddock to explore. Our dog was able to wander freely and safely and didn't want to come home! The cottage has all the basic equipment for self catering and it has a rustic feel with aRead more fabulous log burner for cosy evenings when it gets a bit chilly. We look forward to returning next year. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 6th September 2019

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A lovely historic building, sensitively restored immersed in beautiful rural countryside away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and everyday life. A warm friendly welcome. We hope to go back

Reviewed by Sheenah, 19th July 2019

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In an excellent location for visiting such places as Ludlow, Clee Hill, Malvern, Worcester, Shrewsbury and other places in the South Shropshire/Worcestershire/Hereford area. Hosts friendly and extremely helpful. The property benefits from being in a very quiet setting. The bedroom has large floor to ceiling windows and overlooks a wooded area whichRead more is home to many bird species. Would stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by David, 5th July 2019

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An idyllic location. So peaceful and restful. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and the owner, who lives onsite, is friendly and helpful. Oodles of hot water!

Reviewed by Ann, 16th May 2019

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A beautiful & quiet location to just sit, listen & watch birdlife. Judy was very accommodating towards my dog Poppy. Hope to return.

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Dining table for 2
Enjoy an al fresco dinner
Woodland views
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up next to the warming woodburner
Open plan living
Double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
Wake up with the woodland for your view
Shower room
Patio area leading to woodland area
Sculpture set in the grounds of the property
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Location

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