Little Bothy at Lyme Cottage - Shropshire, Sleeps 2
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Little Bothy at Lyme Cottage - Burford, Shropshire, England - Sleeps 2

Little Bothy at Lyme Cottage

Little Bothy sleeps two and is a lovely peaceful place in which to retreat from the world whilst having easy connections to all that you might need to comfortably manage your holiday. Easily accessible by road, with a fabulous pub/restaurant and plentiful shops for supplies all within a flat short walk. Its gardens and small orchard surrounded by fields, provide a pretty and peaceful place in which to while away a few hours, reading, picnicking or simply doing nothing. Nestling alongside Lyme Cottage where the owner lives, Little Bothy is easily accessible for Tenbury Wells, Ludlow and the market town of Leominster. It sits close to the River Teme in Shropshire so well placed for visiting the lovely counties of not only Shropshire but also Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Both Lyme Cottage and the Little Bothy have an interesting history and after sympathetic restoration, still have many lovely original features. Situated in the old part of Burford village, the cottage dates back to 1867 when it used to be the District nurse's house, with the adjoining cottage having been the local Police House. Over past years, the original Little Bothy has had many uses but speculation has it that it may originally have been a place in which the nurse treated her patients. The Bothy was extended in 2012 to become the delightful little holiday cottage that it is today.

Visitors to the Little Bothy are able to walk to many local attractions, including the historic St Mary’s Church in Burford and its neighbour Burford House Gardens where there is a restaurant, interiors shop, garden centre and historic clematis gardens.

The small ancient market town of Tenbury Wells is just a flat half mile walk away and provides an abundance of eating establishments, individual shops and good retailers to purchase local food. There are also lovely walks alongside the river and a swimming pool.

For fine dining and shops (including those selling antiques), Leominster and the foodie heaven of Ludlow are just a fifteen-minute drive, and Berrington Hall and Croft Castle (National Trust) are too easily accessible - all with busy events and festival calendars.

Short breaks (2 night minimum) and flexible arrival days offered all year round

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  • From the garden towards Little Bothy
  • Into the garden through the garden door
  • A small but perfectly formed kitchen
  • Horace enjoying the cosy  wood burner
  • Everyones favorite evening Gin and Tonic seat
  • Comfortable sofa whch is also a sofa bed when required
  • Cosy bedroom with ensuite shower room
  • Swing the day away
  • Alfresco dining or just a glass of wine
  • Lovely gardens to exlore and relax in
  • There is always somwhere to sit quietly and reflect
  • A basket of local goodies awaits your arrival
  • Lots of lovely vintage bits and pieces to enjoy
  • A misty view across the fields
  • A place of Victorian History
  • A stroll in the gardne
  • Walking back towards Little Bothy
  • Supper platters of local produce available for order from £9
  • Extra cakes may be ordered too
  • Mistletoe festival visitors at Little Bothy
  • A cosy winter retreat
  • We love returning guests
  • Happy guests make me happy too


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Cot
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Accessible via Public Transport

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Accommodation comprises:

  • Open plan living area with kitchen, sitting room and dining area. The roof is partially glazed, which with the windows let the 'outside in' and provide a light and airy living environment, whilst the stocky little wood burner provides a warm and cosy atmosphere on chilly days. Perfect for curling up on the sofa and watching a good film. There is a full sized table with two chairs for dining and a door leading out onto the patio with garden furniture for alfresco dining.
  • Kitchen area equipped with cooker, fridge and microwave.
  • Double bedroom.
  • Shower room with WC and wash basin.
  • External porch where wet coats and boots can be dried.

Additional information: The cottage is furnished with a lovely mix of traditional character and modern conveniences to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment. Dogs welcome and have plenty of place to run around in the garden, there are also easy dog walks for you to enjoy from the Little Bothy (maximum of three dogs). A limited laundry service is available if required by arrangement with the owner. Breakfast baskets and supper platters subject to availability.

Outside: There is a garden as well as a little orchard that belongs to Lyme Cottage that guests are welcome to enjoy with an abundance of herbs, fruit and vegetables that guests are welcome to pick when in season.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £250
Mid Season from £360
High Season from £380

Key details:
Pets: Yes 3 or more dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Enquire with owner
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Cheque, Credit Card

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom (1 Double)

Owner's details:
Owner: Penny Thompson, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Little Bothy at Lyme Cottage joined Independent Cottages in Oct 2012

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  • Mistletoe festival visitors at Little Bothy
  • A cosy winter retreat
  • We love returning guests
  • Happy guests make me happy too
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