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Arden House : The Darwin Apartment

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Standing at the gateway to Carding Mill Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Arden House is the perfect place to escape to the country to relax and unwind. With far reaching views across the surrounding Shropshire Hills - Arden House offers quality self-contained holiday apartments, with well-appointed kitchens, sleeping from two to six guests - all retaining the unique character of this Arts & Crafts country house. With ample private parking, Arden House is only a short level walk from the centre of Church Stretton, with a wide selection of independent shops and quality restaurants. It is ideally situated for discovering the delights of Shropshire with the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and the renowned food mecca of Ludlow all just 30 minutes away ...Standing at the gateway to Carding Mill Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Arden House is the perfect place to escape to the country to relax and unwind. With far reaching views across the surrounding Shropshire Hills - Arden House offers quality self-contained holiday apartments, with well-appointed kitchens, sleeping from two to six guests - all retaining the unique character of this Arts & Crafts country house. With ample private parking, Arden House is only a short level walk from the centre of Church Stretton, with a wide selection of independent shops and quality restaurants. It is ideally situated for discovering the delights of Shropshire with the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and the renowned food mecca of Ludlow all just 30 minutes away by car or even less by train. The Darwin Apartment As one of the pioneers of the Art & Crafts movement, the influences of Charles Renee Mackintosh can be seen throughout this elegant apartment. Available for a minimum of two nights, the Darwin Apartment offers flexible accommodation and can be taken with twin beds or super king-size bed - with luxury mattresses for the perfect night's rest. With fabulous views of the Caradoc, the apartment offers open plan living - all recently refurbished. The apartment offers our guests the perfect home away from home – stylish, comfortable and where every requirement has been carefully taken into consideration - perfect to relax and unwind. The lounge/dining room offers ample seating, a dining table, desk, coffee table and a plasma TV with DVD player. The well-appointed kitchen has quality appliances including an oven with ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, toaster, microwave and ample pans, crockery, glasses and utensils. The bedroom has a luxury mattress and bedding, with quality furnishings, hairdryer and ample storage and plenty of coat hangers. It can be taken with either a super king-size bed or twin beds and has a double wardrobe and drawers, a dressing table and ensuite bathroom with a shower, ample towels and toiletries. For your convenience we provide bed linen, ample bath towels/sheets, an iron and ironing pad, cling film, tinfoil, dish washer and laundry tabs, washing-up liquid, dish clothes and tea towels. For your safety all electrical appliances are PAT tested, there is a fire extinguisher, a carbon monoxide monitor and a first aid kit. More
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About the Owner
Ian and Julie P
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Our aim is to make your visit as relaxing as possible and we will be delighted to offer help and advice with planning walks or mountain bike routes, places to visit, restaurant recommendations and bookings. If you have something to celebrate we can help plan an occasion to remember. Step out of the rat race and discover the tranquillity of wild beautiful spaces - Church Stretton is a haven for hill walking, mountain biking and horse riding. The Long Mynd rises above the west of the town is well-known for gliding, hang gliding and boasts the second highest golf course in England. From golfing to gliding or bike hire to wild swimming – we are happy to help! We look forward to welcoming you to Arden House. Ian and Julie Price
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the entrance of Cardingmill Valley (one of the most beautiful places in Shropshire and the gateway to the glorious Long Mynd) and yet only 5 minute walk from the excellent amenities of Church Stretton, this apartment is hard to beat. Friendly, helpful hosts,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay. Exemplary hosts, great location for walking and eating/drinking in town. Very well appointed apartment.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank gordon w
Ian P, VR Owner at Arden House : The Darwin Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Gordon Thank you for your kind comments, it is appreciated and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Ian & Julie Arden House

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2017
Ian P, VR Owner at Arden House : The Darwin Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We booked this as a treat for our 30th wedding anniversary and it more than lived up to expectations. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, the apartments are in a superb location for walking on the Long Mynd, and everything was provided to a very...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Cleo_Seven
Ian P, VR Owner at Arden House : The Darwin Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Cleo_Seven Thank you for your comments and really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Given our discussions on the quality of the mattress I hope my subsequent email will help you source a supplier for yourselves to purchase. Best Wishes Ian & Julie

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Excellent flat with 5 star facilities. We booked at very short notice; less than 24 hours and everything was ready for us. Ian was especially helpful in providing the information we needed.The perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy the wonderful walks around...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank PeterWeymouth
Ian P, VR Owner at Arden House : The Darwin Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Peter Thank you very much for your lovely review it is appreciated and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay both with us and in Church Stretton.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Arden House is only a short level walk from the centre of Church Stretton, which has some wonderful restaurants and bistros featuring European, Thai and India cuisine. The quaint cafes are great for afternoon tea and we have a fantastic award winning deli. The town is surrounded by the most outstanding selection of country pubs offering everything from fine dining to gastro pub grub. The renowned Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, owned and looked after by the National Trust, is outside our front gate – offering woodlands walks, challenging hill climbs or gentle rambles with a country pub lunch along the way – Church Stretton is one of those destinations that once discovered, people return to time and time again.
How to get there
Directions On reaching the traffic lights at Church Stretton, turn towards the town centre, travel along Sandford Avenue to the junction, turn right into the B5477 Shrewsbury Road, then take the first turn on the left into Carding Mill Valley and you will see Arden House on the bank, to the right, at the foot of the Trevor Hill road. BY RAIL Church Stretton has a railway station, services run to and from Shrewsbury or Newport. Although the station is only a short walk from Arden House, to save our guests struggling with their luggage, we can arrange collection from the station.
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