|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Sitting on the edge of the village of Newcastle in the rural Clun valley, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the Old School is a luxury conversion of the former village school built in 1830. Exposed beams, a triple height sitting room, wooden and stone floors all give a feeling of space, light and room to relax. The dining room seats 10 in comfort. Set in 3 acres land - courtyard, gardens and woods on the side of the valley, you may feel you don't want to go out and explore at all. The house offers a perfect rural retreat for up to 8 people. The Clun valley nestles in the wilds of the Shropshire hills. See buzzards circling high above the valley floor. Climb the hills and you may see red kites. Whether its for walks and fresh air and historic towns or great food and home to a roaring fire, the Old School awaits your visit.
We all had a great time this weekend. The house is amazing and really well equipped. Very Spacious and not cramped at all considering how many of us there were. Loved the bunk bed, the open fire and the setting. Lovely walks around too and great to get out of the busy town and come somewhere quiet. Think we may be back again soon!
The reason for the stay was two-fold, it was my youngest Daughters 30th Birthday, and my Husband is recovering from major heart surgery. The property therefore was ideal, a beautiful tranquil location, the house was spotless, with every necessary amenity available for self catering. The Home Owner could not have been more helpful, in accomodating with clear direction and guidance in facilitating a wonderful short break. Not withstandihng the Peace and Tranquility within the vicinity, there is easy access to places like, Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, and much more beautiful countryside. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and family.
The Jones Family - Hednesford, Staffordshire.
I should start by saying we are by and large the fussy end of the spectrum when it comes to rents. The School House did not disappoint! In fact we hadn't planned on going to Shropshire, but searched the country looking for somewhere for two families (8 in total) to stay. The School House looked perfect, was within an area of outstanding natural beauty so we booked. House was perfect, lovely well thought out refurbishment with lots of clever touches. Offa's Dyke walks were literally on the doorstep, local pub was very welcoming, lots of firewood left for us to have roaring fires. Kerry's communication was warm, friendly and first class. A definite recommendation.
We stayed with our extended family at The Old School over a long weekend. The house is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped! The surrounding is beautiful and whether you like long (or short) walks, old castles or market towns there's something for everyone.
Our entire family had a lovely stay at the old school. Plenty of space both inside and out for the children to enjoy, fabulous view right out the front where I sat and enjoyed a glass of Rioja as the sun settled each evening. Beautiful walks and countryside. The entire building has been designed to a high spec with the kitchen being the most impressive – I give the kitchen 10% of the credit for the awesome beef and pork roast I cooked
We would highly recommend this place just as much as the location it sits in.
We stayed in the Old Schoolhouse over Easter 2013 and would heartily recommend it as a location for family gatherings in Shropshire.
The house is beautifully designed and supplied with all the conveniences to make it a comfortable home for the week.
With easy access to beautiful walks, historic castles and great pubs, as well as the wonderful town of Ludlow, it's easy to spend a very enjoyable week there.
This house is absolutely fantastic! The design, quality of the fixtures and fittings, and setting combine to make a truly unforgettable experience. Everyone involved in organising our stay was helpful and friendly. I usually would not stay in the same place twice, as there are so many great locations in the UK, but I would gladly return to this gem.
Offa's Dyke can be seen from the House and is just one of the many marked trails to explore nearby, which include the Jack Mytton Way and the Kerry RIdgeway. Walk all day and not see a soul then enjoy a drink back at the village pub. A couple of miles away is Clun, with its castle ruins shops and pubs. The local small towns of Bishop's Castle and Montgomery offer cafes and shops with nooks and crannies to explore. South is the historic market town of Ludlow. Complete with castle and beautiful walks by the river Teme it is famous for its food shops and restaurants. North is the city of Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael country and here you'll find larger shops. Closer to home is Church Stretton, gateway to the uplands of the Long Mynd, formed from ancient volcanoes where a herd of wild ponies roam free. The English Marches become the Welsh hills and mountains, another country on the doorstep. Explore the beauty of the Elan Valley and its dams and take the mountain road across to the coast.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|