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7 Nights  

  • £350  to  £680

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Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Gorse Cottage

Gorse Cottage is perfect for couples who want a peaceful retreat in a beautiful setting. It is on Ryton Farm near Dorrington in the glorious rolling Shropshire countryside and just a short walk from the village pub and walking distance of the owners fishing ponds. The cottage can be hired individually or together with one of the other cottages on the farm to accommodate larger parties of extended family or friends (sorry but no children under 14).

Ryton Farm is a beautiful setting for a holiday. Despite being easy to reach, it is away from main roads and is lovely and peaceful. There is lots of outdoor space and well-behaved dogs are welcome, so guests can step outside the front door and enjoy being close to some of Shropshire's 3,500 miles of walking routes, including through the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to places like The Lawley and Caer Caradoc. Cyclists also have a great choice of routes encompassing everything from smooth roads to challenging mountain bike trails - all with fantastic views as their reward. Anglers will appreciate the owner's six well-stocked coarse fishing ponds which are just a ten-minute walk from the cottage and only open to guests at Ryton Farm.

The county town of Shrewsbury is seven miles from Gorse Cottage and a fantastic place for a day out. Settled around the year 901, the town is a wealth of historic sights including Tudor black and white buildings, museums, galleries and shops. There is a vibrant weekly market, excellent pubs and a quay beside the Severn River from which you can take a boat trip along the River Severn. Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury and christened at St Chad's Church, where there is a tombstone for the fictional character, Ebenezer Scrooge - a remnant prop from a film set). Other great places for a day out include Ludlow, which has an enormous number of great places to eat considering its size, and Church Stretton, known for its antique shops and cafes.

Favourite local attractions include The Dana prison in Shrewsbury which is open daily for tours or, for the brave, the occasional night-time ghost tour! Attingham Park, a lovely National Trust property, is also nearby, as are the Battlefield Falconry Centre, Pitchford Hall, the Wroxeter Roman Vineyard and Ironbridge.

There is plenty to see and do around Gorse Cottage. Whatever your purpose for visiting, you will feel welcome and comfortable.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ann Cartwright joined Independent Cottages in February 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Shropshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Gorse Cottage is one of several that face a quiet, sunny courtyard.


  • Enter into the sitting room where there is a leather sofa for two, and a footstool so you can put your feet up and enjoy the TV.
  • A table and chairs for two are in a separate part of the living room, and ideal for relaxed breakfasts or romantic dinners.
  • Facing the courtyard, the kitchen window lets in lots of natural light. The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering.


  • The bedroom has fantastic oak beams and a king-sized bed (or two singles) with bedside tables and reading lights.
  • Tiles keep the ensuite shower room feeling fresh and modern, as does the heated towel rail.

Outside: There is a bench outside the front door where guests can sit and enjoy the sunshine with a book and their favourite drink. Guests also have shared use of the extensive grounds, which include well-stocked fishing ponds, and allocated off-road parking. Wonderful dog walking.

Additional Information: Short breaks (minimum three-night stay) are possible all year round (apart from Christmas and New Year), depending on availability. Well behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner and a small surcharge. Bedding, bed linen and towels are not supplied but can be hired for your stay. Electricity by coin meter. No smoking. Sorry but no children under the age of 14. Credit card payments for bookings can be taken over the phone, as well as by Cheque or bank transfer.

Gorse Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King/Twin)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £350
To £680
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)1743 718449 (08:30-17:30) 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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Ann Cartwright
Member Since February 2019

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* Calendar last updated: 8th February 2024
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