Lower Buckton

Leintwardine, Shropshire

A relaxed, glorious house for friends and families with masses of space and a big garden with play area, croquet and wild swimming. Huge fun


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


In the tiny hamlet of Buckton find a long, low, creeper-covered house with all the essential ingredients for a fabulous house party: a drawing room both grand and relaxed with faded cheery sofas, ancestors lining the walls and a fire roaring away; a massive dining room with lovely china and glass and a piano in the corner; an Aga-warmed kitchen with two dishwashers, a booze fridge and a cocktail cupboard… What could possibly go wrong? Upstairs are colourful bedrooms which major on comfort (old-fashioned in a ‘staying with your much-loved eccentric aunt’ sort of way) with masses of books, antiques, pictures and a rocking horse. It’s all pure aristocratic bohemia – so if you abhor clutter this isn’t for you – but imaginative souls will adore the privilege of being among so many family treasures with real history and stories. Owners Henry and Carolyn live in the cottage next door, on-site but not in sight. They leave you homemade cake and apple juice from their own trees, and they’ll light the fire, and dam the stream for you in summer to create your swimming pool, and greet you warmly – then its all yours you lucky things.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
4pm-6pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Dinner available on request. Restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £214
Weekly price
from £1500
Nightly prices £400-£500.
1 House for 10
From £21410 beds5 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Henry & Carolyn Chesshire

  • Five double bedrooms all on first floor for ten guests to spread out with comfort. Cook on the four oven AGA, eat at the massive dining room table, relax in the drawing room & hideaway in the study. A house full of charm & character. Free wifi throughout.
  • We have a delightful Shepherd's Hut for self-catering in the Millstream Camp. It's listed on Canopy & Stars or you can contact us direct. Cosy bed, fire-pit cooking, log-fired bath, starlit nights, swim in the millstream, watch birds, spot bats & relax!
  • Stabling & grazing available for bring your own horse holidays. Wonderful riding from our gate: bridle-paths, quiet lanes, open farmland, parkland & woodland with pubs & tea rooms en route! Ride three counties in a day! World-class riding on Welsh borders.
  • Cellar cavern with pool table, darts board and table-tennis
  • We've festivals galore throughout the year. Ludlow's "biggies" are: May & September Food & Drink Festivals; June/July Arts Festival; November Mediaeval Fair. Easy reach is Hay-on-wye Book Festival in May plus our "own" Mortimer Country Food Fair in July.
  • However you spend your well-deserved break at Lower Buckton, be inspired by our unspoilt & undiscovered area. Charming villages, mediaeval castles, historic churches, houses & gardens, wild walks, local food, books, antiques, dark night skies, dawn chorus.