Dove Cottage - Nest Holiday Hideaway

Picklescott, Shropshire
+44 (0)1694 751464

Unwind in remote English countryside at this eco cottage. Enjoy walks on The Long Mynd and cosy nights in front of the wood-burner


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Head past ancient ponds, woods and farmhouses to find Dove Cottage, one of two cottages converted from an 18th-century barn and full of vintage pieces and William Morris fabrics. The green credentials are impressive too – carbon neutral and everything is renewable, locally sourced or eco-friendly.

You’ll find traditional handmade Shrewsbury biscuits to have with a cuppa when you arrive. The courtyard is a lovely place to sit out in the sun with your morning coffee (freshly ground), and you can gaze at the stars around the firepit in your private area of the lower garden.

Bring bikes (there’s a shed for storage) and set off on hilly rides around the Shropshire Hills – or leave on two feet, there are plenty of footpaths to explore. You’re only a 10-minute walk down the road from historic Picklescott; The Bottle and Glass is a wonderful 17th-century inn for delicious food, local ales and the start of the award-winning Portway Walk (a four-and-a-half-mile loop).

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We think you'll love

  • Fishing in the lake (£6 for two rods)
  • Strolling 10 minutes to a great pub
  • Heading out on long walks through the Shropshire Hills
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You should know

  • The living space is on the small side
  • You're not alone - this is a friendly sociable place with other guests milling around
  • The courtyard space is shared


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £54
Weekly price
from £381
Short breaks available: 3-night stays from £222.
1 Cottage for 4
From £543 beds2 bedrooms


A lovely secluded house with a great log burner - perfect for after a stunning walk on the Long Mynd. Very comfortable beds, fantastic bathrooms ( especially the one with its own decking area outside the back door). We loved it here and will revisit when we can.

Rachel, Barnsley

My husband, brother and sister in law had a fantastic time at the cottage! We especially loved the stylish decor and furnishings, the cosy log burner, gorgeous baths and - best of all - the cottage‘s close proximity to stunning walking routes and the Bottle & Glass pub!

Ellen, Berkshire

Me and my friends really loved Tom's cottage, an ideal space / size for a cozy weekend away with a partner of a few friends, we had some lovely evenings playing board games by the fire and cooking together. The cottage had everything that we needed, it's stylish, comfortable and is in a lovely area. We didn't had much opportunity to use the outside space due to bad weather but we had a lovely trip, enjoyed some short walk (due to the wind and rain), local pub visits and trips to nearby villages. Tom was helpful through and we would love to stay again.


We loved this place! Clean, stylish, cosy- real rural getaway!


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The neighbourhood

You’re on the Long Mynd, 500m up and the longest hill in Shropshire, but tucked away on a farm estate with a friendly communal feel. 10 minutes down the hill is Church Stretton with a deli, butchers, antiques shops, micro-brewery and lively Thursday market. Shrewsbury is 10 miles, Ludlow 20 – both are lovely medieval market towns.

Local points of interest from Tom Hunt

  • Discover spectacular countryside — including the National Trust's Long Mynd & Carding Mill Valley, Caer Caradoc, The Lawley and Stiperstones Nature Reserve — from your Nest holiday cottage door, on foot or by bike.
  • You’ll be 3/4 mile from the ancient village of Picklescott, with award winning 17th century inn and eatery The Bottle & Glass, and just a stone’s throw from the most beautiful private, secluded pay-as-you-go fishing lake.
  • Visit the quaint market town of Church Stretton — known as Little Switzerland — just 4 miles south of Nest, and with a 4-floor antique centre and collection of independent shops and cafés.
  • Nest is just 10 miles from the riverside market town of Shrewsbury, first settled by 7th century Saxons, the birth place of Charles Darwin, plus home to 660 listed buildings and a burgeoning boutique and café culture.
  • 20 miles south of Nest is Ludlow, mediaeval market town and gastronomic capital of Shropshire. 22 miles east of the Nest holiday cottages is historic Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and World Heritage Site.
  • Hundreds of historical interest sites nearby: castles; magnificent mansions and manor houses; abbeys and priories; stone circles and myriad other stone-, neolithic and bronze age sites; and a great affluence of Sites of Special Scientific Interest.


Tom Hunt

Tom and Em, young parents in their 30s, are returners to Shropshire – they both grew up in Shrewsbury. They reckon this place is perfect because it's right out in the sticks without being totally isolated. They converted the old coach house for themselves and then started on Nest which is now completely carbon neutral. They are deeply connected (already) with the local community, the farmers and the pub.