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Lower farm cottages, Shelve

View from Lower Farm
29 reviews
View from Lower Farm
Stiperstones Studio
Cottage living area
Stiperstones View kitchen/diner
Stiperstones View bed area
Stiperstones View living area
Cranberry cottage, outside  sitting area and plenty of parking
Cottage sitting area with stove
Cottage bedroom panorama
'Probably the best view in Shropshire' - tourist assessor
Stokesay Castle -best fortified manor house in England
The Bog Visitor Centre - famous for its cakes and only 30 minutes walk away
Entrance to Lower Farm, Shelve showing views
Grave of the last Sin Eater at Ratlinghope
Tankerville lead mine - a short walk away
Ironbridge gorge, museums & happy guests
Trevitihick's steam engine at Ironbridge Victorian Town - 30 years before The Rocket
The totality of the 'village' of Shelve. Nice and quiet
Wenlock Priory - once the largest church in the world
Buildwas Abbey ceramics
Haugmand Abbey - lots behind the unpossessing facade
A snowy view from Lower farm
Lower farm from a balloon - easily arranged  for you
Golden Valley, Long Mynd
Cranberry Cottage shower room
Autumn view of Cranberry Cottage
Lower Farm from the air, looking towards Bromlow Callow
Long Mynd from the air
Laburnam tree in full golden candle mode with Stiperstone Ridge behind
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Shelve, Minsterley, Shropshire, England
Fully equipped 2 room accommodation with all mod cons set on a registered smallholding where there are a few sheep grazing and free range chickens. No street lights Shelve has a population of 18, so a step back in tranquillity. The property is sheltered from the owner's old farmhouse and set in a private area with own patio for catching the sun or just relaxing. Check website for special offers, or email with specific requirements. Mobile phones don't work here call on the landline
About the Owner, Paul D
Languages spoken: English, French
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 42 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL151521
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Amy W
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We have just returned from a beautiful relaxing long weekend in Shelve Shropshire. Lower Farm cottages were perfect, being peaceful and surrounded by amazing countryside. The cottage has all the amenities we could wish for and was clean comfortable and home from home. The owners Paul and Jean were kind and full of ideas and knowledge to help us make...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a very relaxing stay enjoying the peace and quiet.The cottage was an excellent base for exploring the area and was extremely comfortable and well-equipped! Plenty of books and leaflets provided inspiration for places to visit. Very friendly owners and it was lovely to have a welcome pack containing home-made treats!

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Lower Farm is really a great place to digitally detox. While we do have wi fi there is no mobile signal - putting you in charge of communications :-)


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Huntington, NY
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My wife and I, with 2 friends, spent 5 days at Lower Farm in Shelve in April. We stayed in the Cranberry cottage, which was cozy, spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. The kitchen had everything we needed for a self-catering vacation. Paul and Jean are knowledgeable, warm and friendly hosts. Paul makes wonderful tasty and unusual jams. Shelve is convenient...

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Small dogs are allowed in the Cottage, but not the studio, and there is an additional charge for cleaning. Please ask if in doubt
    Attached (ensuite)
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1 Sep 2017 -
26 Oct 2017
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27 Oct 2017 -
14 Dec 2017
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15 Dec 2017 -
21 Dec 2017
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Pets are an extra £15 to cover additional cleaning
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About the neighbourhood
The Bog visitor centre is renown for its cake and information on the local area, with both Fenny Bank and Mucklewick Walks joinable out of the door. Snailbeach has the most extensive remains of the old lead and barytes mining industry with weekend tours.
Bishops Castle hosts a market every Friday, and various fairs through the year including Michaelmas Fayre. Clun has the Green Man Festival in May while Shrewsbury flower festival in August, and the Darwin festival in February attract worldwide visitors.
Welshpool, Montgomery, and other Marches towns are within an easy drive - as are a variety of historic properties such as Stokesay Castle (EH), Attingham Park (NT), Powis Castle (NT) or Wroxeter Roman Village (EH)
Regular buses to Bishops Castle and Shrewsbury are a short walk. There are...
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Shrewsbury: 22.0 km
From the north, follow A488 south from Shrewsbury in the direction of Bishops Castle. 2 miles after the sign 'Hope' there is a flashing speed warning sign approaching a crossroads. Turn left here, signposted Shelve, and follow the road over the brow of the hill. As you enter Shelve the church is on the left, and we are the last buildings on the right, slightly lower than the road.
From the south it is probably advisable to come the above route unless coming cross-country. In this case follow the A49 Ludlow to Craven Arms, then A489 towards Bishops Castle, then A488 towards Shrewsbury. Again look out for the crossroads (a mile or so after the turn for Nind) and turn right to Shelve.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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