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7 reviews
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Church Stretton, Shropshire, England

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Sue J
Westerham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 11 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed for a week at the end of May and found the cottage to be an ideal base for days out. The cottage is well appointed, quiet, comfortable and ideally located for Shrewsbury, Ludlow and surrounding sites. John and Maggie are friendly and knowledgeable hosts. This is a beautiful part of the country and we would definitely stay again.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed both our cottage and this lovely part of the world. We do hope you will be able to visit again at some time in the future. John
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Emily F
1 review
“A lovely snug bolthole in a perfect location”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This is a lovely cotage -- ideal for small families. It is very comfortable, with a lovely big living room and two nice bedrooms. Log store and fire, well equipped, and a welcome victoria sponge cake on arrival! Although it's very near the A49 you cannot hear it, and so this makes it very convenient -- Hary Tuffins in Craven Arms is just 5 minutes in the car, and very close to lovely spots such as the Long Mynd, Caradoc, and the ActoN Scott farm. We know Shropshie well and this is definitely a good place to stay for those keen to get to know it.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jan 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day. John & Maggie
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308ab37
Rhyl, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable and well presented cottage in a beautiful part of the country, well recommended.”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Spent a very pleasant week in this cottage, a very convenient location for exploring South Shropshire's countryside & history. The cottage itself was immaculately prepared and is a credit to the owners, John and Maggie, who are next door to the cottage and were both friendly and helpful. Although comparatively small, with four adults it didn't feel cramped. Strefford itself is very quiet and relaxing hamlet, surrounded by pleasant countryside and the cottage is also adjacent to a small farm shop selling good quality meat and game as well as veg, dairy, ice-cream etc. The A49 is only a few hundred meters away but there is absolutely no evidence of it when in the cottage or its very large but secluded gardens. It does mean that although the cottage feels out in the middle of nowhere, it is conveniently located: Craven Arms is about 5 minutes by car and Church Stretton about 10 mins, both have a reasonable range of shops and eateries. Ludlow is about 20-25 minutes distant.
Overall a comfortable and very clean cottage with a huge garden and a very pleasant location ideally situated for touring through South Shropshire and the Welsh Borders. The welcoming cake and provisions of milk, eggs, tea & coffee was also much appreciated. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Orchard Cottage and do hope you will be able to stay again at some time in the future.
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Paula G
Rochester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“A lovely house situated in a peaceful location”
Reviewed 30 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Orchard House is a lovely, cosy comfortable house. Perfect for families with children as it has a large garden and is situated in a hamlet with little traffic. The owners made us very welcome. Ample supplies of tea, coffee and milk. Plenty of kitchen equipment - no worries about not having sufficient utensils to cook with. Generous supply of coal and wood for the lovely open fires. Although the house is situated in a quiet location you are not far from the shops in Craven Arms and Church Stretton. Perfect location for walkers. Lovely walks within 10 miles. Close to all the main sightseeing locations. We would stay in Orchard Cottage again.

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Liked best: Open fire
Liked least: No dishwasher
Travelling group: Other
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: Everything - views, location, kitchen, beds..
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike - only having to leave and come home again!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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