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7 Nights  

  • £300  to  £600

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Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Cranberry Cottage

Lower Farm Holidays offer two delightful holiday cottages that are perfect for couples wanting a romantic retreat or get-away-from-it holiday, located in the beautiful Shropshire Hills rolling countryside. With wonderful walking and stunning views, the cottages provide a peaceful getaway that is still easily accessible of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the Stretton Hills and the Ironbridge Gorge. Do come and “Shelve all your worries here”.

Lower Farm is a smallholding that sits in an enviable position, in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the small village of Shelve, which enjoys stunning views over the surrounding hills. We offer the chance to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life - a place where mobile phones do not work with the only distraction being the beautiful surrounding scenery (there is Wi-Fi internet access for those who just have to make contact with the outside world!).

The house, along with its outbuildings were lovingly restored using traditional building methods (but modern insulation) at the start of the 21st Century with sustainable materials used to preserve the character of the farmstead. Guests are welcome to stroll around four acres of pastureland, home to sheep and free range chickens and can enjoy produce when in season from the vegetable garden which is managed using organic principles.

This is the finest of walking country, whether you enjoy a gentle stroll to Shelve Pool (a tranquil spot to relax) or fancy the challenge of a day hiking the Stiperstones and Long Mynd - all starting straight from the cottage door. The farm also sits on the circular route of the 'Flenny Bank Walk' (allowing you to discover Stiperstones pure beauty) as well as the BC-ring. The Mucklewick Walk can be picked up just down the hill and it is possible to join the Shropshire Way and walk to Bishops Castle and then catch the bus back. In addition, the farm is a few minutes' drive or a stroll from the Stiperstones ridge and there are plenty of other walks in the surrounding area that can be enjoyed. The summer weekend Shropshire Hills Shuttle also provides access to many walking areas and allows you to explore the surrounding countryside without the use of a car.

The area is popular with cyclists and bikes can be hired locally for various types of cycling (MTB on the Long Mynd or Downhill at Earlshill), along with providing secure bike storage should you wish to bring your own. There are numerous local opportunities for those who enjoy fishing.

Bishop’s Castle, a small rural town with great range of shops, traditional pubs, coffee shops and a small weekly market selling fresh vegetables and general goods is easy to reach by car and just nine miles away. On the third Saturday of each month, there is also a farmers market for stocking up on local produce. With its own unique character, many people fall for Bishop's Castle's quirky charm.

Ludlow and Shrewsbury are also within easy reach, offering a more sophisticated shopping experience in a lovely setting with historic buildings, shops and fantastic restaurants. Telford is also a popular choice for serious shoppers with shopping malls and big name stores.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Tom & Katie Buy joined Independent Cottages in January 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Shropshire)

Cranberry Cottage is a stylish and cosy holiday retreat for one couple. Ideal for couples or friends, the cottage sits a short distance away from the owners’ house, with the stone walls of the old farmyard creating privacy and shelter without limiting the wonderful far-reaching views down the valley.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Large open-plan living room with wood burner, television, double sofa-bed and picture window. The kitchen/dining area has fridge, dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave.
  • One double bedroom.
  • Shower room with wash basin and WC.

Outside: There is ample parking space and a sheltered courtyard with table and chairs.

Additional information: Prices include bed-linen, towels, electricity, heating and a welcome basket of logs. Short breaks available by arrangement - please enquire with the owner. Guests have the shared use of a laundry room, separate from the cottage which offers a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and drying area. The owners can provide a continental "Breakfast in a basket" by prior arrangement (please discuss your requirements with them). Pets accepted by prior arrangement at a small charge of £15 per pet. The cottage is on one level, with a ramp to the door, so may be suitable for visitors with restricted mobility – please discuss your requirements with the owner before booking to ensure the cottage meets your personal needs both inside and out.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Cranberry Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double with alternate arrangement using sofabed)
Enquire with owner
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £300
To £600
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7813 966993 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Tom & Katie Buy
Member Since January 2012

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