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The ideal base for touring. Secluded rural setting on the edge of Shrewsbury!

Bedrooms 1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 storey cottage on a small farm with lovely views over meadows and woodland

Accessed by a 250 metre private tarmac road right to the door, this brick built cottage used to be the granary on our small farm. It has been converted and equipped to a high standard.It has a large open plan living area/kitchen upstairs, from which a stable door leads to a raised outside seating area. Downstairs - a comfortable double bedroom, shower room, hall and enclosed porch with drying area and storage for coats, bikes etc. There is private parking beside the cottage.

There is a good local pub in the village(10 mins walk) and a regular bus service into Shrewsbury. Quick and easy access to main trunk roads and to Shropshire's areas of outstanding natural beauty.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking arrangements:

Changeover days for the cottage are Monday or Friday, you are welcome to book for :

7nights beginning on either a Monday or a Friday, or

3 nights Friday 3.00pm -Monday 10.00am or

4 nights Monday 3.00 pm -Friday 10.00am

For further information see:-

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About Us

Nora Richards
Hanley House, Hook-a-gate
SY5 8BE Shrewsbury
VAT Reg No

Nora and Simon Richards
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Nora and Simon Richards

We are Simon and Nora Richards and we live at Hanley House, the old farmhouse where we have brought up our two children. Life here has included looking after cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and poultry. We are both retired and enjoy country pursuits as well as relaxing and enjoying the banter in our local hostelry.

Nora and Simon Richards purchased this cottage in 1993


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shrewsbury in Longden

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Changeover days are Monday or Friday
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • king size bed with memory foam mattress fitted wardrobe and dressing table bedside tables with touch sensitive bedside lights
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf


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The ideal base for touring. Secluded rural setting on the edge of Shrewsbury!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Ideal base for touring.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. Lovely hosts in Nora and Simon. The cottage was spotless with every accessory you could possibly need. The welcoming hamper is a lovely touch and very much appreciated. Looking forward to staying again. Thank you Nora and Simon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was excellent. A beatiful 'upside down' cottage in a great area. Lots of interesting places to visit within a stone's throw. Would definitely recommend and hope to revisit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect base for exploring Shropshire

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 peaceful nights after full days out and happy hours on the balcony enjoying the country view. The property is done to a high standard and has everything you need and even more including a local pub within walking distance serving nice food and beer and a nearby Park and Ride for easy access to Shrewsbury. The owners are very welcoming as are their dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving us such a lovely review. We very much enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests and bringing such amazing weather with you! Please come again! Nora and Simon
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Very , comfy ,clean and well supplied cottage. Convenient for town centre and countryside alike.

  • 4 of 5

We were happy with our stay. Shame about TV and poor wifi reception, but only needed it for our house hunting.

Nice touch with a reception hamper and everyday kitchen requirements.

Would stay again if in area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet well-kept in a great rural location

  • 5 of 5

The Cornhouse was just what we needed for a few quiet days away from the rat race

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything provided - a true home from home

  • 5 of 5

The Corn House was an ideal place to relax and to enjoy the wonderful beauty of Shropshire - chosen for the King-size bed and comfortable looking chairs! In fact we didn't venture far and made use of the maps, information leaflets and books of walks in the cottage. A selection of games and DVDs, a sewing kit, and of course the welcome hamper and cakes (amongst other things) showed how much Nora and Simon care about their visitors. We felt welcomed, pampered and appreciated. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Car: recommended

There is good shopping, historic buildings and castle, a theatre and museum in Shrewsbury. It is within easy reach of the World Heritage site at Ironbridge and also Wroxeter Roman City and vineyard. There is lovely walking country locally and on the Long Mynd and Stiperstones. National cycle routes are on the doorstep. It is a good touring base for the Marches and Mid Wales. There are several National Trust properties locally - Attingham Hall and Park, Powys Castle, Sunnycroft. A bus service between Shrewsbury and Pulverbatch stops in the village.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellations -100%refund 60 days or more, beforeyour booked holiday, 30-59 days before the booking 50%refund.

Bookings are usually Friday to Friday, Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday.

Notes on prices:
Weekend and midweek breaks are welcomed.
Please note 3 night weekend stays (fri. to mon) or 4night midweek stays (mon to fri) are both the same price of £250, if your quote says otherwise I will adjust it for you before your payment is taken.

It is easy for you to use the secure payment system available through Owners Direct. This becomes available to you on the screen when you book.

Alternatively, you will see that you can choose to pay by cheque.

Your cottage will be ready from 3.00pm and we ask that it is vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.
Changeover days are Monday and Friday - 7night stays being Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday
For further information please visit our website at www.the

Many thanks, we look forward to seeing you.
Nora and Simon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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