Description(Reference number: 107524)
Broughton Cottage is a wing of an 18th century farmhouse, on a working farm in the countryside less than three miles from Bishop's Castle. The cottage has a king-size double and a family room with a small double and a single room. There is a bathroom, a kitchen, dining room with electric fire and a sitting room with open fire. Outside is off road parking and a front garden with furniture and views over the hills. Broughton Cottage makes an ideal base for touring Shropshire and mid Wales, from NT properties to walking trails and market towns.
The small and historic town of Bishop's Castle nestles in the south Shropshire hills, and is in an area renowned for its beauty and tranquillity. The town has a thriving weekly market as well as a number of independent specialist shops that offer a range of fascinating products. There are excellent pubs and cafes and two very good museums – the Railway Museum and the delightfully-named House On Crutches Museum. Bishop's Castle is the perfect place from which to explore this part of Shropshire. As well as enjoying all the opportunities for discovering the beautiful countryside, visitors can also explore the nearby towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Other local attractions include the famous Offa's Dyke, the Severn Valley Railway and Powis Castle.
A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Oil central heating with electric fire in dining room and open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Front lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and hill views. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, real ale pubs and restaurants 2.5 miles.