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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0

Buckshead Eco Cottage

Brynmawr, near Clun, Shropshire | 30591 3 Grade:
5 years


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This off grid eco-friendly cottage is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts with many foot/cycle paths from the door.

Ground floor: 1 step to living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Cottage heated by woodburner, back boiler and radiators (radiators upstairs only). Logs for woodburner, bed linen and towels included. Electricity generated by wind turbine and hot water provided by woodburner or solar panels. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. External games room with pool, table tennis, darts and skittles. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

Buckshead Eco Cottage offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views and unwind or, for the more active, there is ample opportunity to explore the local countryside and wildlife, with many footpaths and cycle paths close by. The cottage is located within its own grounds on an organic hill farm in the Clun Valley, where electricity is generated by wind power and hot water provided by solar panels, and is the ideal holiday location to reduce your carbon footprint whilst taking in the landscape and experiencing organic hill farming. Carefully renovated to a very good standard, using local materials, both to retain its traditional characteristics but also to fully accommodate eco-friendly design principles. The Shropshire Hills are located adjacent to the Welsh border and the southern part of the region, in particular the Clun Valley, has outstanding beauty and peaceful character allowing unlimited opportunity for those that love nature, cycling and walking to enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape. Visitors can enjoy the quietness of the Long Mynd, the secret beauty of Caer Caradoc and the Stiperstones, or follow Offa’s Dyke Path, which runs just outside the local village. Other local attractions include Clun Castle and the Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms. Further afield, day trips can be made to Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley reservoir, various Welsh coastal resorts, historic Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. From the door enjoy breathtaking views and wonderful landscapes. Brynmawr Farm, the holding where Buckshead Eco Cottage is located, includes the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, a beautiful large expanse of upland moorland, designated as a SSSI. Explore the farm, which hosts a range of wildlife and includes ponds, meadows and a brook. There are a number of local country pubs that offer excellent pub food and traditional ales or, alternatively, why not visit local towns such as Bishops Castle or Ludlow for a range of places to eat out. The farm leading to the property is proud to support Care Farming West Midlands. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 2


    Confirmed guest, 10/11/2019
    Lovely location - fantastic. Characterful cottage. But not safe for children and especially when you have a baby. We had no electricity during the first night and no mobile reception. The toilet is down stairs. When we managed to speak to owners they were totally unsympathetic about the need of keeping a light/lights on with the baby and generally being safe with getting down the stairs. At night you can't see your arm in front of you it's so dark. The owners reluctantly put on the generator. I can put up with the coldness with only being a log burner for heat and we had exceptionally cold weather but not the safety aspect. Shame because us and our girls did have a lovely time, in perfect location, but spoilt by owners who care more about saving money than caring for the guests. We wouldn't go back.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Hi, in response to this unusually poor review. Firstly we lit the fire as we always do ensuring the cottage would be warm for the guest’s arrival from 3pm and then returned back to the cottage to make up the fire at 6pm as the guests hadn’t arrived. We then had a phone call from the guests at 8.30pm to say that they wouldn’t be arriving until 11pm so again we went up late that evening to ensure the fire was still going. I then went up in the morning to see if everything was OK as I hadn’t heard them arrive in the night. The guests then said that they were not entirely happy because the fire was out when they arrived and later on in the night there was no electricity. On asking, they said that they didn’t arrive until 1.45am in the morning. We also noticed that many of the lights were still on, including the outside ones, which appeared to show that they had excessively used the available electricity and hadn’t appeared to note the advice about using the electricity carefully. We then set a backup generator going at which point the cottage lit up. We also showed them how to use the generator and when to turn it off, but they persisted in leaving it running longer than we said was necessary. As you can see we tried our best to welcome and provide for the guests and it would seem that they had a lovely time in what they said is a perfect location, which at the end of the day is great and for this reason we do feel that the unusually poor review is a little unjustified. Please, for any other guests, we always point out that this is an eco-cottage and that part of staying here is to experience sustainable living which means being careful with available resources. This said there is always plenty of firewood to ensure you are kept warm. Many thanks.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2019
    A great cottage in a lovely location. A little cold in autumn, but once the wood burning stove is going it warms up nicely. Look out for the lovely little ginger cat that paid us a visit, it's super friendly & purrs for England.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2019
    As before, all was as expected. We were not entirely sure why the fire, even when burning away happily, did not really heat the room. We love this part of the country and Buckshead is a great location for walks wihtout needing to drive, but also those a bit further away.

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