Two delightful, well appointed cottages in beautiful South Shropshire. Exceptionally peaceful and tranquil, wonderful walking and stunning views.
If you are looking for a relaxed and friendly rural retreat – somewhere you can take a deep breath and unwind after a day out exploring this beautiful county – then Hope Park Farm is the place for you.
Adjacent to our farmhouse home, both cottages retain many original features and are bursting with character – wood burning stoves, beamed ceilings, natural slate floors and exposed stone walls downstairs, while upstairs all rooms have wooden floors. They provide spacious, well equipped and tasteful accommodation with a real homely feel where your comfort is our number one priority. Both cottages have free WiFi.
Facing south, the cottages enjoy stunning views over beautiful gardens towards the hills and valleys of Shropshire and Wales. Tucked away from the road and surrounded by fields they offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. During the summer months we often have the most spectacular sunsets as late as 10pm in the evening and with some of the clearest night skies in England it is possible to get the most glorious views of the Milky Way.
The location is perfect for touring Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. The delightful towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, while nearby attractions include Powys Castle, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scot Historic Farm (as seen on TVs ‘Victorian Farm’) and the Severn Valley Railway. The museums of Ironbridge and the historic towns of Clun, Bishops Castle and Montgomery are also within easy travelling distance.
Ideally situated for walking it is possible to forget the car and walk from our garden to take in views from nearby Iron Age hill forts and stone circles and tread in the footsteps of ancient drovers. Not far away popular hills such as the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd have some glorious unspoilt walking and long distance paths in the area include Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, the Shropshire Way, the Kerry Ridgeway and the Jack Mytton Way.
We warmly invite you to come and sample the hospitality and friendliness of this relatively undiscovered, but stunningly beautiful part of Britain, and to stay with us at Hope Park Farm, whatever your interests and at any season of the year. This is truly an all-year-round holiday place.
Heron Cottage – sleeps 4
From the porch, the front door opens into a spacious, cosy lounge in which you can relax and unwind. There is a Freeview TV, DVD player (with small library of DVD’s) and an iPod dock.
Three steps lead down to the second sitting room which has lovely views from all windows and is a peaceful place to sit and play games, read or listen to music on the CD player.
From the inner hall there is access to the bright and sunny, very well equipped kitchen/diner with built-in cooker, fridge and dishwasher together with a microwave and washing machine/tumble dryer. From here the back door leads to the patio and private garden where guests can sit and enjoy the glorious views of the surrounding countryside.
From the inner hall there is also access to the main bathroom and toilet.
Upstairs there are two large bedrooms. The first has twin beds, while the second, main bedroom has a 6’ zip and link bed and an en suite shower room with basin.
Curlew Cottage – sleeps 2 + 1
From its own private patio the front door of Curlew Cottage opens into the bright and sunny kitchen which is very well equipped with built-in cooker and hob together with microwave and fridge.
The inner hall gives access to the downstairs shower room and toilet.
The sitting/dining room is a peaceful relaxing area with a large bay window overlooking the garden and the nearby landmark, Bromlow Callow. There is a Freeview TV, DVD player (with small library of DVD’s) and iPod dock.
From the sitting room the staircase leads to the large vaulted double bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed. A second small under-eaves bedroom with a single bed is accessed from the main bedroom.
Both cottages have night storage heaters in addition to the wood burners.
Linen, including towels, is provided. There is parking for one car per cottage but we can accommodate extra cars with prior notice. The local village shop and two pubs serving good food are only 5 minutes away.
Dogs welcome (additional £25 per dog per stay)
Short breaks are available.
We look forward to welcoming you soon for what we hope will be the first of many visits.
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From A5 Shrewsbury bypass take A488 (Bishops Castle). Go through Hanwood, Pontesbury and Minsterley, turning left at roundabout in Minsterley, still on A488. 3 miles after roundabout in Minsterley turn right (Bentlawnt, Leigh, Hope School). At crossroads turn left. Pass Post Office/village shop on left. At next crossroads continue straight on. Approx 300yds after crossroads go through galvanised steel gate on right. Proceed down the track to next gate which is the entrance to Hope Park Farm