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Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill Lodge

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Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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East Onny river runs through the garden of this lovely cottage, Bishop’s Castle and Acton Scott Working Farm are within easy reach.

Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in the heart of the rolling Shropshire countryside near the village of Wentnor, with the East Onny river running through the garden. Each has its own garden and guests are welcome to enjoy the shared grounds with orchards. There is a network of paths in the area for walkers and cyclists and the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley are close by. Bishop’s Castle with its ‘House on Crutches’ and other historic buildings tumbling down the main street is well worth exploring and the Acton Scott Working Farm is also within easy reach. Golf in Church Stretton. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and wooden floor, open plan with beamed kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with French doors to decked area and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • iPod dock (iPod on request)
  • Lawned gardens surrounding property and large enclosed patio to rear with furniture
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi on site
  • Patio with furniture
  • Grounds with orchard
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced river in grounds

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2017
    This is a good quality cottage with its own private patio to the rear and a lovely drive and garden to the front which is ideal for families as its fenced off with lots of room to play. A big downfall of Walkmill however is the WIFI connectivity which is intermitment and a poor signal, we had both apple and mircosoft devices and struggled consistantly to get on line we could sometimes send and receive emails but struggled to load any websites and streaming anything was impossible some people in the adajacent cottage experienced exactly the same issues as we did. The TV system was quite complicated to use with three different controls and three inputs and the welcome information book was out of date having obviously been done in 2010 and needs some more current information to help people who are new to the area in 2017. We only saw the owners once during our two week stay so we were unable to obtain more updated information on the local area which would have been useful . We had an enjoyable stay at Walkmill and its in a pretty location in an area of outstanding natural beauty so if you want to get away from and switch off the distractions of modern life its an ideal place to stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2017
    Walkmill Lodge is an excellent place to spend a relaxed holiday in the very centre of the Shropshire Hills. The cottage has been refurbished to a high specification with all requirements taken care of. The lounge is comfortable and the kitchen large and well stocked. The lodge was exceptionally clean on arrival, with the fridge turned on and a welcome pack waiting in the kitchen. The bedrooms, bathrooms and bedding were exceptionally clean. The dedicated garden and walk around the owner's garden next to a gurgling river was beautiful. One minor point is that the strength of the broadband signal was intermittent, but for a get away from it all holiday, does it matter? A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2017
    Very disappointed with this cottage.It is described as a luxury cottage and it is not.It's nice but not luxurious.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2017
    A very cosy cottage, with a secluded sitting-out area at the back which is a lovely sun-trap. Very clean, and good off-road parking. The village Inn is really good, excellent menu, good beers, friendly service and very reasonably priced. Village shop has all the essentials, and both shop and Inn are only five minutes walk from the cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2017
    Not too sure about paying deposit for breakages up front . Owners went on holiday so will ring them to check on disposal of our deposit - very nice cottage but a little bit remote. Good pub up the road. Nice owners.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2016
    Our only disappointments were the lack of dog walking facilities, off road, straight from the cottage. No wifi signal for phone or internet access.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - however, I'm a little surprised by your comments, which Id like to respond to if I may. The Walkmill is very popular with dog owners as there are lots of walks. Firstly we have 3 acres of grounds that you have direct access too which are perfect for a quick early morning/bedtime comfort break, but we are also surrounded by fields with dedicated footpaths. However, we are in a farming community so you will need to keep your pooch on the lead in certain fields. We do have wifi on site and the service has recently been tested in Walkmill Lodge and was found to be working. We didn't get a chance to speak about this so I'm unsure whether you couldn't connect at all, or whether the signal was just painfully slow which unfortunately is a challenge for this rural community.. We understand fully that many of our guests rely on wifi and this is why we offer our guests the option to come in to our home and connect directly. I know this isn't a perfect solution for general communications but its always a fallback position if you need a wifi service urgently. Finally, there is no O2 mobile signal within 3 miles of the cottages, however, we do have an EE signal. Again you are welcome to use our telephone in an emergency, or indeed to leave our number with your loved ones. I'm so sorry we didn't get a chance to assist you with these matters when you came to stay.

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7.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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