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    The Willows

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    Property ref: S2697

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 8

    • Baths 2

    • Pets Yes

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (44)

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    About this property

    This character semi-detached cottage in Bucknell sleeps eight people in three bedrooms.

    Three bedrooms with basin and TV: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single day bed, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom with double-ended bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and comfy seating. Sitting room (seats 7) with open fire.

    The Willows is a characterful semi-detached cottage in the village of Bucknell, on the English/Welsh border. The cottage has a double room, a family room with king-size double and single daybed, and another family room with a double and a single. All the bedrooms have a basin and a TV with FreeSat. There is a family bathroom and an additional shower room. The kitchen/diner is well-equipped and offers a couple of sofas for extra space, while the sitting room has a warming open fire. Outside is off road parking for three cars, a front gravelled area, and a side lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. The Willows is in the heart of Bucknell, so offers a shop and two pubs within ten minutes' walk, while the tiny Post Office is next door, and run by the cottage owner.

    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.

    Nestling in the beautiful River Teme Valley in South Shropshire, Bucknell offers two pubs, which both serve food and within easy reach are the market towns of Craven Arms and Knighton with their excellent amenities for visitors. This is a charming area of unspoiled, tranquil countryside, close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire, which offers many interesting pursuits and attractions. The notable market town of Ludlow with its fine restaurants, the famous museums of Ironbridge and the thriving county town of Shrewsbury are all a short drive away.

    Accommodation

    LPG central heating with open fire. Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, 4 x TVs (3 with FreeSat, 1 with Freeview), DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Front gravel area with furniture. Side lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs 10 mins walk.

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    Local amenities

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    • Sitwell Arms
      < 0.5 miles
    • The White Horse Inn, Clun
      5.5 miles
    • Stokesay Castle
      7 miles
    • Croft Castle
      8 miles
    • Ludlow Food Centre
      8 miles
    • Green Café
      9.5 miles
    • Ludlow Castle
      9.5 miles
    • Three Tuns Brewery
      9.5 miles
    • Ludlow Market
      9.5 miles
    • The Unicorn
      9.5 miles

    Reviews (44)

    Mrs Gomm
    "The surrounding area is stunning, the village is beautiful and the property is lovely, it was good value for money."
    Mrs Ballard
    "The cottage was very quirky and we liked that. However we did feel that there was a lack of storage space for food and no freezer or freezer compartment. However we had a great weekend with the family and would return."
    Mr Palmer
    "Owner friendly and quickly resolved minor issue without fuss. Quirky comfortable property in lovely area. We had a very enjoyable week."
    Mr Tim Williams, Enfield, Middlesex
    "The Willows is a unique cottage that is full of its own individual character. The front room feels like a step back in time with shelves full of old tins, books and other memorabilia. The cottage is in the heart of the village and the railway station, two pubs and the strangest general store you'll ever see all within walking distance."
    Miss Sally Freeman, Stoke-on-Trent,
    "This was a fascinating cottage in a perfect location, we would definitely return."
    Mr Mark Stevens, Taunton, Somerset
    "Our whole party loved the quirkiness of The Willows and the the general ambiance was great. Picturesque village location. Very helpful owner living next door. "
    Mrs Gemma Keyes, London,
    "Beautiful house and décor, in a lovely location, with a friendly owner."
    Mrs Debbie Sinnott, Bournemouth, Dorset
    "A wonderful character property in a beautiful setting. The cottage has some real quirky details and a great collection of books, if only we could have stayed longer. Thanks to the owner of the cottage and the adjoining Post Office, he knows everything about the local area and has a great sense of humour with it."
    Miss Kirsty North, Leicester, Leicestershire
    "It is a unique property that felt very cosy and homely. The beds were very comfortable. Had a superb time there."
    - Miss Collins, August 2015
    "Was cold during stay at end of August and not able to put central heating on so elderly travellers were very cold. Ample parking close to property. Lovely local walk by stream."
    - Mrs Ballard, April 2017
    "However we did feel that there was a lack of storage space for food and no freezer or freezer compartment. However we had a great weekend with the family and would return."
    - Mrs Dickson, June 2017
    "The main room, which is an old shop, is bright and cheerful, but the lounge is very dark, but would probably be very cosy in winter. The bedrooms are charming and the bed linen lovely"
    - Mr Turvey, September 2017
    "Thankyou"
    - Mrs Lee, October 2017
    "We particularly liked the open plan kitchen/diner/seating area. The owners were helpful and friendly and the surrounding area had lots to offer."
    - Mr Dobbing, December 2017
    "What we expected. But little things really let it down. Heating control from next door and not on much. Crockery very cheap and cracked. Broken furniture. Old cobwebs everywhere. Now i dont mind odds individually but the impression was that they had fallen out of love with the place. It would not take much to make it an idyllic place. Start with some decent crockery..."
    - Mrs Hughes, February 2018
    "You should make it clear."
    - Mrs Taylor, May 2018
    "The rest of the cottage was very charming and cosy, with lovely bathroom and shower room! The area was excellent for being able to to visit many places and the village was lovely. A dishwasher would have been an asset especially as we were on holiday."
    - Mrs Featonby, June 2018
    "Absolutely loved its eccentricities but people should not choose to stay here if they demand luxury and lack the imagination to be beguiled by its charms. Host exremely helpful, garden lovely and surroundings superb for walking and cycling. We absolutely loved it and would definitely come again."
    - Mrs Gomm, June 2018
    "Some of the comments in the visiters book are laughable! This property is not advertised as being luxury and you get what you pay for. So my advise is read the description more carefully. The sheets and towels are clean and it's full of vintage charm, it's a grade 2* listed property with all the charm you would expect. We were 4 adults, 2 being 82 years old, and a dog and we had a lovelly time."
    - Mr Felton, July 2018
    "It's a lovely house in a lovely village in a lovely county."
    - Mrs Taylor, May 2018
    "The downstairs furniture although in keeping with the age of the cottage was extremely uncomfortable especially for someone in there 70s, green sofas and chairs were so deep you couldn't sit comfortably in them at all! The rest of the cottage was very charming and cosy, with lovely bathroom and shower room! The area was excellent for being able to to visit many places and the village was lovely. A dishwasher would have been an asset especially as we were on holiday."
    - Mrs Gomm, June 2018
    "This was our second visit to The Willows, it is a nice place, could perhaps do with just a little improvement, but was cheap and cheerful and as described. Some of the comments in the visiters book are laughable! This property is not advertised as being luxury and you get what you pay for. So my advise is read the description more carefully. The sheets and towels are clean and it's full of vintage charm, it's a grade 2* listed property with all the charm you would expect. We were 4 adults, 2 being 82 years old, and a dog and we had a lovelly time."
    - Mr Felton, July 2018
    "The house was smashing and we all really enjoyed it. It's a lovely house in a lovely village in a lovely county."
    - Miss Collins, August 2015
    "Lovely cottage in lovely quiet location. Was cold during stay at end of August and not able to put central heating on so elderly travellers were very cold. Ample parking close to property. Lovely local walk by stream."
    - Mrs Dickson, June 2017
    "This is a charming quirky cottage which could well be described as shabby chic! The main room, which is an old shop, is bright and cheerful, but the lounge is very dark, but would probably be very cosy in winter. The bedrooms are charming and the bed linen lovely"
    - Mr Young, August 2017
    "We have a wonderful time and have decided to come back next year."
    - Mr Turvey, September 2017
    "Lovely stay in the Willows Cottage great locatuon and value for money would definitely visit again. Thankyou"
    - Mrs Lee, October 2017
    "This was a warm, comfortable cottage with lots of period features. We particularly liked the open plan kitchen/diner/seating area. The owners were helpful and friendly and the surrounding area had lots to offer."
    - Mr Dobbing, December 2017
    "Cottage itself was lovely. What we expected. But little things really let it down. Heating control from next door and not on much. Crockery very cheap and cracked. Broken furniture. Old cobwebs everywhere. Now i dont mind odds individually but the impression was that they had fallen out of love with the place. It would not take much to make it an idyllic place. Start with some decent crockery..."
    - Mrs Hughes, February 2018
    "I think if you were advertising it as dog friendly, small dogs should be allowed upstairs as long as not on bed. You should make it clear."
    - poblycwm, February 2018
    "Stayed as a family with elderly parents and a well behaved dog. The place was very reasonably priced and some of the décor reflected the price. That saying, we had a great time, the place was comfortable and warm and cosy. The kitchen was quite well equipped , although they could do with a few baking sheets for the oven, The stairs were quite difficult for my old mum, who's not as agile as she used to be. The stair carpet is threadbare - it reminded me very much of a gite. Please be aware that dogs are only allowed downstairs. The bathrooms had good showers. The bedrooms are big with lovely views. The area is great for walks. Ludlow and Knighton are near- Knighton had a chipshop and takeaways. We visited the Sitwell Arms- dogs are allowed. We had the tasty carvery on the Sunday.(we booked after visiting on the Friday and advised it gets booked up ) The 2 pubs and the tiny village shop are all a very short walk away. There are lots of games and books available- the tv hasn't all the freeview channels but it worked fine. The docking station worked fine too- didn't try the upstairs tvs .All in all we had a lovely time."
    - Mr Smith, June 2018
    "nice cottage great location, nice village, beautiful scenery spacious if a little dated , bathrooms modern and great showers great pub 3 minutes walk away"
    - Mrs Featonby, June 2018
    "Idiosyncratic,delightful,unusual cottage. Absolutely loved its eccentricities but people should not choose to stay here if they demand luxury and lack the imagination to be beguiled by its charms. Host exremely helpful, garden lovely and surroundings superb for walking and cycling. We absolutely loved it and would definitely come again."
    - Mrs Gomm, June 2018
    "This was our second visit to The Willows, it is a nice place, could perhaps do with just a little improvement, but was cheap and cheerful and as described. Some of the comments in the visiters book are laughable! This property is not advertised as being luxury and you get what you pay for. So my advise is read the description more carefully. ..."
    Miss Hilary Brown, South Norwood, London
    "We loved the cottage. It was particularly appreciated for the information on local walks in the area, and also about the history of the cottage itself. Fabulous place and friendly owners. Highly recommended - beautiful!"
    A FlipKey verified reviewer
    "A spacious, comfortable, and well equipped house, in a very nice, well-connected village. The villagers whom we met were welcoming and interested in our presence. The house has some drawbacks which reflect its varied history. It was obviously a village shop and the kitchen\dining room had the serving counter and shelves to show that former use. But it felt open to the public, with passers by seeing us at breskfast - never a pretty sight. And the sitting room, by contrast, was dark and cramped. All was forgiven in the face of our host's helpfulness and friendliness, and the beauty of rhe surrounding countryside."
    colin h h
    "Really nice comfortable property, used to be the village store in the 1920's, friendly owners have left the original fittings in the kitchen/diner, great entertaining room, bedrooms are huge and bathrooms great, powerful showers (a must), lovely garden, village location great for all local attractions, if you love nature and outdoor pursuits you need to come here, Shropshire is a very underrated county. Ludlow is a must to visit for all foodies."
    Ms Alayne Robin, Lancaster, lancashire
    "The Willows provides delightful, if somewhat quirky accommodation, which we loved once we got used to it. It was warm and welcoming, throughout our stay, with helpful owners and neighbours when we had any queries. The location in the village, gave good access for local walks and plenty of scope for longer walks and cycle rides, in the surrounding country. "
    Mr Thomas Bloor, Stoke on Trent,
    "Great location and very friendly owners. Would definitely return to this holiday rental property."
    Mr Steve Revill, Yelverton, Devon
    "The cottage was ideal for us all as we like to be outbound on foot and mountain bikes. The lounge seated us all comfortably and the two showers were brilliant for cleaning us all up after a walk or ride in the local woods. The bedrooms were big and cosy with lovely beds. We would go back."
    Mrs Knagg, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    "Characterful quirky cottage with lovely bathrooms."
    Mrs Gill-Merrall, Shetland, Shetland Islands
    "The area is of outstanding beauty with easy access to so many places. The village is delightful and people always speak to you! The owners of the cottage were very helpful."
    Mr Durkan, London,
    "A fantastic location in a picturesque village. Very good base for walking and cycling. Accommodation traditionally furnished reflecting grade II listed cottage - very cosy. "
    Mrs Spinks, Macclesfield, Cheshire
    "Relaxed, easy-going country accommodation. A helpful, warm welcome."

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