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The Old Church

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Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire
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Converted nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church with original font and pulpit. Country lanes ideal for cycling and walking close by.

For a truly unique and memorable self catering holiday experience, The Old Church is a property that is hard to beat. On the site of a medieval chapel, (an incumbant is recorded as early as 1355), the present church was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, and is of sufficient architectural merit that it was included in the guides of the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Hopton Cangeford, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this professionally converted nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church still has many of the original features such as squire’s pews, oak dado panelling, font and pulpit. The mix of 21st century décor and facilities such as flat screen TVs in both the living room and bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen with hand-painted tiles and underfloor heating blends effortlessly with the original stain glass windows and architecture. The double bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom, tiled extensively with travertine and granite, providing both a shower enclosure and a Jacuzzi spa bath. If you love unusual properties then The Old Church ticks all of the boxes. You can even dine by candlelight in the vestry! You will never stay anywhere like this again and it’s a true gem hidden away in the Shropshire countryside. A once in a lifetime experience! The quiet country lanes surrounding The Old Church are ideal for walking and cycling. Just 4 miles from Ludlow, surrounded by the unspoilt hills of the Welsh Marches, this historic market town offers a medieval castle, fine restaurants and, in September, the famous Ludlow Food Festival. Visit Tenbury Wells, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the breathtaking Long Mynd. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 50’’ Freesat plasma TV. Blu-ray home cinema system and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed, lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fish ponds in garden.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Customer's choice
    Customer's choice
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Free Pets
    Free Pets
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Church or Chapel
    Church or Chapel
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    The Old Church is the most unique and exceptional place we have stayed. The property is both stunning and cosy, and we had everything we needed so hardly left the site. Steve and Sue have done a remarkable job restoring the property and are remarkable people. They live directly above the downstairs accommodation, which isn't explicit in the information and may not be to everyone's liking, but for us it was the icing on the cake, and we thoroughly enjoyed their stories and the tour of the tower and upstairs rooms. The chickens and cats wander freely around the property so dog owners need to be vigilant, but it is a small price to pay for such a charming addition to the holiday. A memorable and delightful stay, would highly recommend.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our property and found your needs met. Our cats and chickens are not allowed in the rental part of the church at any time.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    Lovely place to stay and very friendly owners. A little off the beaten track which is fine if you want to walk and enjoy the countryside but not great if you want to go out often as the road is 2 miles long on a single track lane. Very different from other properties and one you will never forget.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    A property full of character, providing an excellent mix of old and new. It is very well equipped with all mod cons.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2016
    We had a really lovely holiday here at the Old Church, location is great for visiting in Shropshire and surrounding areas. Some of the one track roads are challenging but you do get used to them. The Old Church was a great venue, comfortable and relaxing, well equipped to ensure you (and your pet) have a fab stay. The hosts are welcoming, warm and friendly, there if you need them. A visit here is one not to be forgotten.

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