The Dick Turpin luxury holiday cottage in Clun, Shropshire
is spacious light and airy; a relaxing retreat all year round, with its real log fire, central heating and double glazing. This classic yet contemporary Shropshire holiday cottage is set on a hillside in a 20-acre woodland wilderness reserve within the Shropshire hills, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Being high above the village of Clun, the cottage enjoys enviable views across the valley and the rolling Shropshire countryside. It’s the only holiday cottage on the property, set well back from any public roads and not overlooked, so you can be assured of total privacy, seclusion, and peace.
The sympathetic restoration of this detached stone building under a slate roof retained many original features but also, importantly, introduced all of the modern amenities and comforts that you would expect to find in a five-star gold luxury holiday cottage, such as high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
There is parking right outside the cottage which is to be found at the top of a long private drive. Being built on the hillside, access to the cottage is via a short flight of steps. On arrival you will find a welcome hamper with some essentials and a few luxuries to begin your break in style.
The living room is light, airy and spacious. A great deal of care and attention has been lavished on furnishings, fittings and décor. For example, there is a hand-made sofa from Chelsea firm “Miracles”, complemented by a matching coffee table, both adorned with charming nocturnal winter scenes of badgers. These beautiful items fit well with an award-winning oak “Lamino” chair, said to be the most comfortable Swedish chair that money can buy. This lovely room also has a log-burning stove (free logs provided) and French doors looking out onto a very private terrace furnished with table and chairs.
Music lovers will be delighted to find a state-of-the-art Linn music system for radio and CDs, a Brennan music store and a Bose unit. There is also a large high definition flat screen television, a DVD player, video, iPod dock, internet/DAB radio and telephone.
The bedroom is notable for its striking Swiss fabric wall covering and its enormous, sumptuous bed, all very much in keeping with the luxury holiday cottage feel of the place. The German duvet and pillows, designer bed linen and high-quality mattress all make for a deliciously comfortable night’s sleep, before which you can always catch up on your favourite programmes on the flat screen television at the foot of the bed. There’s plenty of space for your clothes in the separate dressing area with wardrobe that adjoins the bedroom.
The bathroom is delightfully light with its quaint circular window. Not only will you find a bath, but also a double-sized shower cubicle with a power shower. There is a pair of luxurious bathrobes, so everything is set up for two people to get ready for the day in comfort. The bathroom has one WC, but there is another one in the separate cloakroom which has a pretty round window. In a separate little room you will find a washing machine, ironing board, information books and a sizeable collection of CDs and DVDs.
The kitchen is very impressive given that this Shropshire holiday cottage is a cottage for two people, and you could easily cater for visiting friends. A lot of thought has gone into making sure you have everything you need to make self-catering easy, convenient and enjoyable. There’s a full-sized fan oven, a ceramic hob, a fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. You will also find a special set of “Fisler” stainless steel 18/10 pans and a full range of utensils.
From the French doors of the living room you can walk out onto the West-facing private terrace, where you can enjoy breakfast in the clean Shropshire air, or you can take a bottle and two glasses up the steps to the elevated seating area, perfect for sitting in peace under the trees, listening to birdsong and admiring the truly breath-taking views of the south Shropshire countryside. Later, why not walk up one of the woodland paths in the stunningly-beautiful 20-acre private wilderness; yours to explore! You will be rewarded by some of the best rural views that England has to offer. You might even stumble upon the hideaway cabin and some fascinating animal sculptures. After your exertions, you can take it easy, sunbathing on the outdoor easy chairs, sipping wine from your complimentary welcome hamper, then in the evening why not round off the day by dining alfresco on the terrace and retreat to the warmth of the log-burning stove as the sun goes down.
The Dick Turpin luxury holiday cottage makes for an easy, relaxing retreat in wonderful surroundings. If it sounds just the thing for you, why wait? You can check availability right now and book yourself a very special experience.
Pets: Sorry due to our own dogs and adjacent farm we cannot accommodate pets.
Wi-Fi: Free fibre broadband is provided.
Mobile Reception: All major mobile network signals are available at the cottage.
Welcome Hamper: A Complimentary Hamper which includes a bottle of wine, milk, tea, coffee, bread, butter or margarine, eggs, oranges, cheese, marmalade, jam, biscuits or cake. (Actual contents may vary)
Linen: Bed Linen and towels are provided. A flannel, hand towel, towel, bath sheet, and dressing gown are supplied for each guest. Guests also receive soap, shampoo, bath salts or gel.
Maid Service: Usually available by prior arrangement. Please ask for details, service cleans are complimentary for stays of 8 days or more.
Cleaning: The cottage is fully cleaned and serviced between bookings but, as the cleaner’s time is often limited during busy periods, we would kindly ask you to leave the cottage as clean and tidy as you found it.
Shops: The nearest shops and post office are in Clun (1 mile) Butchers, Groceries, newsagent, gift shops, general store, antique shops, art gallery, museum.
Eating Out: There is an excellent wide range of pubs and restaurants to suit every pocket and taste. Nearest meals available in Clun (1 mile) Choice of two pubs, one with separate restaurant and two cafes. Good Food Guide/ Michelin Star restaurants within 20 minutes drive. Full list in the cottage. One of the best restaurants in the world is in Ludlow.
Countryside: Please bear in mind that countryside activity and animals can be noisy (and smelly!) at times – so if you are a confirmed “townie” be warned!
Transport: A car is really essential as we are in a remote location.
Car Parking: Private area adjacent to cottage.
Access: Please note we have a steep gravel driveway and there are steps to reach the cottage, which is, then all on one level.
Telephone: The cottage has its own pay telephone (the number is 01588 640942) calls cost from 20p. There is also a telephone connected to the main house/mobile in case of emergencies.
Water: We have our own private deep well and the water is tested for purity.
Utility Bills: No hidden extras for heating, oil, electricity or fire logs.
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