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Drover's Rest

Church Stretton (1.5mls N), Shropshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Eco Friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set high up on the Long Mynd with far reaching views across the Shropshire Hills, a real haven for walkers and cyclists
  • Newly built property with a clever mix of aged wood, glass and stunning views and access to National Trust Land
  • A haven for both walkers and cyclists with access to National Trust land from your front door
Property code: 66627

Set high in the Shropshire Hills surrounded by National Trust’s Long Mynd, with breathtaking views across to Caer Caradoc this stone and timber cottage offers simple luxury whatever the time of year.

You will be well served by foot with immediate access onto the Long Mynd and Shropshire Hills, owned and managed by the National Trust and offering well maintained paths, bridleways and mountain bike trails. You can also easily access Caer Caradoc one of the most beautiful Shropshire hills with it’s craggy ridge. For something a little more challenging and further afield is the Stiperstones with Manstone Rock and the Devil’s Chair. Shropshire has many market towns and villages with famous regular festivals and fairs. Of particular note are the nearby thriving market towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury, with festivals celebrating good food, arts and crafts and music to include the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival held every September and the Shrewsbury Flower show held every August.

Climb the winding hill enjoying the views before you gain your first glimpse of the cottage set within the grounds of the owners estate, set in an elevated position with uninterrupted views across the valley to Caer Caradoc. Step inside and leave your boots by the door. You will feel the immediate warmth through the heated wooden floors from the underfloor heating. The space is open-plan and the vaulted ceiling with exposed frame is a pleasant surprise and is further enhanced by the unobstructed view across the Shropshire hills. The lounge area is simply perfect for a cosy evening in catching up with friends in front of the wood burner, or on a summers evening take advantage of the bi-folding doors opening out on to the patio. A dining table and chairs is set to one side and will accommodate four guests. The kitchen with wooden work tops and shaker style cupboards is well-equipped with an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washer/dryer. And so, when the day is done you will find on the ground floor, a bedroom with super-king-size zip-and-link bed (that can be made up as a twin on request). Wake up and enjoy the views across the hills, or simply relax in bed with a morning coffee and watch TV. There is a shower room on the ground floor with WC. Climb the solid wooden stairs to the first floor where you will find a further bedroom with super-king-size zip-and-link bed (that can be made up as a twin bed on request). Take time to admire the breath-taking view across the countryside from the well positioned roof lights or snuggle down and catch a late-night movie on the TV. Across the landing there is a bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, open the blinds and enjoy the views.

Open the bi-folding doors and step out on to the patio area, a perfect extension of the lounge in the summer months with garden furniture and BBQ provided. The enclosed gardens surround the property with an enclosed barn offering bicycle storage. There is parking for two cars to the side of the property.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room located on the ground floor and a bathroom on the first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and biomass central heating and underfloor heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • TV in lounge and both bedrooms

Laura Southern

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Paul, 27th August 2021

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Drovers Rest is a very pleasant house and we had a very enjoyable week, staying there for the last week in August 2021. The house is very lovely and the view from the sitting room through the bi-folding doors is so restful. The kitchen is well equipped, which allows for proper meals to be cooked if so desired. The beds were comfortable and the bathRead morerooms had good showers. The Drovers Rest was very clean, and Simon was unobtrusive but responsive when needed. It is an excellent place for walking. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth, 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by David, 2nd July 2021

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If youre looking for a get away from it all holiday destinations in a beautiful setting with stunning countryside right on your door step, then Drovers Rest is the place to stay. Everything about Drovers is brilliant, with quality fittings & appliances and superb comfort plus you will be looked after by the perfect host (Simon) with his loyal dog DRead moreigby & Kip the cat. This is our 2nd stay at Drovers and it wont be our last. Hide

Reviewed by Iris, 25th June 2021

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The most perfect setting --right on the Long Mynd. Fabulous views from the front and the back. Great care has been taken to make this an exceptionally comfortable home. Simon the owner was so helpful and friendly--nothing was too much. The gardens around the big house were stunning. The area is wonderful for walking. Some friendly pubs nearby and CRead morehurch Stretton really nice for shops and tea rooms. Everything about this stay in Drovers Rest was perfect for us. . Exceptional.! Hide

Reviewed by Jayne, 18th June 2021

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The cottage has a lovely view and in a great location for walks from the door, we did not use the car all week. Very well maintained and presented, would love to revisit and take our cycles.

Reviewed by Kate, 11th June 2021

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Our stay at Drovers' Rest was just perfect. The views are superb, just at the edge of the Long Mynd to walk from the door. The house is a very high quality spec, beautifully and tastefully furnished and equipped. The owner, Simon, could not have been more helpful and generous yet unobtrusive. We were blessed with the best weather of the year so farRead more, but I am sure it is delightful at any time. A great spot to recharge and do as much or as little as you like. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 4th June 2021

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Everything about Drover's Rest was brilliant, from the beautiful setting to the well-equipped kitchen. It was spotless, very comfortable, and a great base for walking. We loved it and will definitely do a return visit.

Reviewed by Penny, 24th May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Drover's Rest. The cottage is very comfortable and the views amazing. Simon was very welcoming and if we go back to the area would book again.

Reviewed by Gavin, 21st May 2021

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High quality cottage in great location. Really appreciated the welcome pack. Plan to visit again next year

Reviewed by Michele, 14th May 2021

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This place is heavenly....filled with light..warm...surrounded by nature ...rabbits and badgers in the morning ....the most beautiful sunrises ....Drovers rest is spotlessly clean...everything is very high quality and works perfectly...you can do many walks right from the door and the wildlife comes right up close ...rabbits...badgers...and the mosRead moret beautiful sunrises...we had a couple of cold stormy days on our holiday but we came back from our walks into a lovely warm cottage....10/10.perfect Hide

Reviewed by Catharine, 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Helen, 11th December 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage with great views, a perfect location for walkers and a friendly, helpful host made for a relaxing week.

Reviewed by David, 30th October 2020

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Pssst, can you keep a secret? Just back from The Drover's Rest, what a cracking place, the quality property, location, scenery/view and the peace and quiet, just wonderful. You will not be disappointed, but don't tell anyone I said so! Sally & Dave

Reviewed by Rebecca, 23rd October 2020

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Our 3rd visit to Drovers Rest and we love it here! Our breaks allow us to walk, eat, sleep and repeat. Set on Long Mynd its a perfect spot for beautiful walks in nature. The property is stunning and so comfortable, stocked with everything you might need to be comfortable. Thanks to Simon for a lovely welcome hamper and for providing this beautiful Read moreholiday cottage Hide

Reviewed by Joseph, 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Francis, 18th September 2020

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Perfect location for exploring the Shropshire Hills. First class attention to detail, fantastic views from bifolding doors.

Reviewed by David, 11th September 2020

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We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this rates as one of the best. If you are wanting a get away from it all location, with peace & quiet, stunning views and breath taking walks on your door step then look no further than Drovers Rest. Truly stunning accommodation, with everything you need for a perfect holiday with very comfortable beds anRead mored settees, a must for a restful break. Simon, the owner of Drovers Rest who lives next door is the perfect host. We will return. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew, 4th September 2020

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A delightful modern house in a wonderful location with outstanding prime views of the Stretton valley. A well-placed generous outdoor space and plenty of interior space. Very thoughtfully designed by someone who is knowledgeable and sympathetic to the location. Very private. Its all about the views and the design maximises the residents opportunitiRead morees to enjoy them. The owner and their team are friendly helpful and generous, the hospitality left for us on arrival was superb and a lovely surprise Hide

Reviewed by Katie, 21st August 2020

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This is a wonderful cottage in the perfect location to escape and relax. The cottage is well thought out and we had everything we needed. It was comfortable, clean and enjoyable to spend time in. There were nice touches added such as fresh flowers, interesting books, games and a delicious welcome pack of local produce. The Longmynd is on the doorstRead moreep with glorious walks to explore. The scenery is breathtaking. Already thinking of booking again! Hide

Reviewed by Heather, 7th August 2020

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Beautiful and very clean accommodation. Fantastic views and good for bird and nature watching. Very peaceful and relaxing. Perfect location for hillwalking and easy trips to Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

Reviewed by Louise, 31st July 2020

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Drovers nest is an exceptional property that is finished to a very high standard and is situated in a perfect location to not only explore the Shropshire Hills, which are breath taking but provides a very relaxing environment. Simon the owner was very welcoming and accommodating throughout our stay and the house is a credit to him. I would highly rRead moreecommend this to family and friends and would love to return. The photographs do not capture the true uniqueness of this place. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 24th July 2020

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This property is excellent. We found everything clean, comfortable and completely delightful. The views from the property are stunning and there are fantastic walks on the doorstep. Its in a great area for visiting interesting places and there are many lovely pubs and eateries nearby.

Reviewed by Rosemary, 7th February 2020

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A wonderful cottage with the most amazing views and great facilities. If you want to get away from it all - whatever the weather - this is the place to be, with immediate access to stunning countryside.

Reviewed by Paul, 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Steven, 21st December 2019

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Drover's Rest is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Every smallest detail is high quality especially the important things like beds and linen. We had all the utensils required for a massive Christmas Day meal to give you some idea. Simon & Claire give you complete privacy once you have received a warm welcome at arrival but are happy to heRead morelp at any time if required. Beautiful country walks direct from the gate with wild ponies and views over Shropshire. Fabulous welcome hamper. Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle, 6th December 2019

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Drover's Rest is a wonderful holiday home, and the owner, Simon who lives next door could not have done more to make us comfortable. It's a new property and was so spotless that we thought we might be amongst the first to stay in it, but that wasn't the case. The area is beautiful and the cottage is very well placed for walks, and for viewing the sRead moretars. Hide

Reviewed by Gina, 20th September 2019

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A stunning location, the newly built property has been tastefully furnished, with every comfort in mind. The owners were most welcoming, leaving a Welcome Box full of local treats. Both walking and cycling onto the Longmynd can begin from the front door; there are a number of both English Heritage & NT venues in the locality worth visiting. Church Read moreStretton has a great little Co Op as well as independent food shops. All in all, a lovely holiday, would love to return! Hide

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