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Orchard Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £445  to  £595

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Orchard Cottage

Orchard Cottage is situated in the lovely hamlet of Strefford in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage, set within extensive grounds and with tranquil views, is a delightful, comfortable and tastefully furnished holiday cottage, maintained to nationally recognized 4-star standards. It has its own garden of approximately half an acre, and there are lovely walks and cycle rides direct from the front door. A wide variety of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding neighbourhood offer excellent food.

The cottage has two bedrooms, one double, one twin, a comfortable and homely lounge, complete with log burner, fully equipped kitchen/dining area and patio overlooking the cottage garden and Wenlock Edge. Assistance dogs are always welcome, but the owners regret that they are unable to accept pets.

Despite its tranquil location, Orchard Cottage is conveniently situated for easy access to nearby market towns and local amenities. Just 10 minutes by car from Church Stretton, 15 minutes from Ludlow and 30 minutes from Shrewsbury, it is within easy reach of Shropshire’s many tourist attractions and places of historical interest. The market town of Church Stretton, referred to by the Victorians as “Little Switzerland”, is an ideal starting point for walkers and cyclists alike to explore the Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd. Church Stretton Golf Club, with its breath-taking views, is the second highest golf course in England and welcomes visitors, whilst Midland Gliding Club, one of the oldest gliding clubs in the UK, has its airfield on top of the Long Mynd, amidst the beautiful scenery of the South Shropshire Hills. Ludlow, with its Norman castle, is a busy market town with spectacular black and white timber buildings and a justified reputation for its gastronomic excellence. Apart from its shopping facilities, Shrewsbury offers a wealth of charm, with its castle, cobbled streets and timbered Tudor housing, as well as river cruises along the Severn.

The Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its famous iron bridge and ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, offers something for everyone. A visit to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle, both within 10 minutes’ drive of Orchard Cottage, are also well worth a visit. Located in the Welsh Marches, Orchard Cottage offers the opportunity for guests to visit either South or North Wales, including the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park; trips which can be undertaken in less than 2 hours by car. Finally, for those who seek the bright lights, shops and city amenities, Birmingham is easily accessible by either car or rail.

Whatever the season, you will find Orchard Cottage the ideal holiday base to explore the beautiful county of Shropshire.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Dover joined Independent Cottages in August 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Shropshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Orchard Cottage is a traditional English cottage with accommodation over two levels, a big rear garden, and woodland views.


  • Sitting room with dual aspect windows that make it feel light and welcoming all day long. It's comfortably furnished and features a fireplace with a log burner.
  • Kitchen diner with views into the rear garden, a dining table seating four people, and a kitchen well-equipped for self-catering. Glass French doors open into the garden.
  • Handy cloakroom with space to hang coats and store shoes neatly.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed and garden views.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds and a leafy outlook.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage's rear garden has a patio with furniture, a large lawn, and mature trees for shade. There is off-street parking out the front.

Additional Information: Bed linen, bath towels, WiFi, utilities, and firewood are included. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Orchard Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £315 | 4 nights: £420 | 5 nights: £525 | 6 nights: £545
Additional Notes: Six night stays will be charged at the full week price. Stays over one week will be charged at the full week rate plus the nightly rate for each addition night, up to a maximum of the two week price (£1040).

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, 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)1588 673340 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

John Dover
Member Since August 2021

Orchard Cottage Noticeboard

Whilst children are welcome, we do not recommend Orchard Cottage for very young children (under four years of age) due to steep stairs and insufficient space for a cot.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Orchard Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 12th June 2024

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