The cheery red door of this splendid Georgian house is opened by Steven and he welcomes you in with offers of tea and a home-baked something. The peaceful rectory is at the foot of the Long Mynd, so the walks and views are glorious.
Inviting bedrooms, named after former rectors, come with slippers, robes and comfy seats, homemade biscuits and chocolates made by a nearby chocolatier. Steven and James are keen to support local businesses and there’s a fantastic choice at breakfast: continental with fruit salad, cakes and pastries or a full cooked spread with leek and herb pork sausages and roasted cherry tomatoes. Two separate antique tables are placed in front of the windows in the drawing room overlooking the lovely garden.
Set aside an afternoon for a hike up Ragleth Hill, then sit out on the flower-filled terrace with a glass of wine before walking into the centre of the market town for dinner – just five minutes away.