The Miller’s Cottage, Birches Mill Cottages

Clun, Shropshire
+44 (0)1588 640409

Stride off to Offa's Dyke from the deep comfort of this millside home, with a wildflower garden behind and the river to lull you to sleep


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

The Experience

This is a neat conversion in part of the original mill. Wake to the music of birdsong and the mellifluous river. The Birches Mill and its buildings date back to 1640; corn was ground here right up until the Second World War. Now Gill and Andrew, both artists, live opposite and will happily provide you with a home-cooked, locally sourced meal from their freezer should you arrive exhausted on a Friday night – or if you’re simply too puffed to cook after a day’s hike! You can also order a welcome box of local produce. Downstairs is a living room of exposed stonework, low, beamed ceilings and a wood-burning stove. Attached is the small, well-equipped kitchen with fun, colourful tiles and farmhouse-style wooden units. Wind up a book-lined, doll’s house stair to fresh sky-lit bedrooms – there’s a double and a single – and wake to the morning light coming in through wide velux windows. A wildlflower garden sits behind the cottage, yours to catch the afternoon sun in. Wonderful Offa’s Dyke can be reached by foot; historic Ludlow, Slow Food capital, is a short car hop.


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £57
Weekly price
from £399
1 Cottage for 3
From £572 beds2 bedrooms


My husband and I had the most wonderful time during our stay at The Miller's Cottage, Birches Mill. Everything had been so carefully thought through from the beautiful decor, equipment in the kitchen and the cosy bedrooms. The setting is perfect by the River Unk in such a peaceful valley. We indulged in Andrew and Gill's delicious home cooked meals which were such a treat after days spent walking the stunning Shropshire countryside. Thank you and we're already planning when we can come back!

Jane, Salisbury

Just back from a wonderful few days in this delightful cottage. Andrew and Gill are friendly, welcoming hosts, who can provide the most delicious meals should you not want to cook or eat out. The cottage is well appointed and spotlessly clean and is set in an old mill, in a beautiful, secluded valley. There are many interesting things to do in the surrounding area. The cottage is perfect for those who want a peaceful, relaxing break.

Diana, Arundel

We spent a very enjoyable week in the Miller's Cottage. Cosy, comfortable and well-equipped, it is a great base to explore the surrounding countryside, towns, villages and wonderful castles. A warm welcome from Gill and Andrew. Do try their tasty meals, and Gill's ice cream is Fab!!

Ken, Briston

A beautiful cottage, very well equipped and cozy. Andrew and Gill are excellent hosts - friendly and helpful. Their cooking is wonderful and contributed to a most relaxed start to the week. Lovely landscape with loads of walks and fantastic little lanes to explore by bike. A very peaceful and restorative break.

Ann, Hebden Bridge

Millers Cottage is a lovely, peaceful location for a holiday in Shropshire, surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. We spent a wonderful week making the most of the good weather by walking in the hills, but this has left us lots to do on a return visit! The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could need and the garden is an idyllic place to relax with a cup of tea (or something stronger) and enjoy a spot of birdwatching. Andrew and Gill are welcoming hosts and we hope to return sometime soon.

Chris, Ipswich

We had a wonderful week in the Millers Cottage. This is truly deep countryside in which to immerse oneself. We went on walks and explored places of interest such as Powis Castle. We had relaxing days interspersed with pub lunches. Andrew and Gill were available but not intrusive. Overall a great week. Highly recommended.

Graham and Polly, Hexham

The cottage was very attractive and comfortable with lovely views and was a good place to explore from. A perfect spot to get away from it all. Gill and Andrew were very welcoming and their home-cooked food was delicious. We went in January, but it would be marvellous at any time of the year.

Stephen and Angela, London

A lovely little cottage in a beautiful area with very helpful hosts.

Erica, Woodbridge

Miller's Cottage was the perfect Autumnal get away, though I'm sure would be equally lovely at any time of year. The cottage is extremely comfortable and cosy, with everything you could possibly need, and Andrew and Gill are very welcoming and helpful hosts. The location is idyllic with wonderful walks on the doorstep and lots to do further afield in Ludlow, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury.

Lucy, London

The thought and care put into everything about Millers Cottage is very apparent. Nestled in a secluded valley we loved the peace and escape from the hurly burly but it is also an excellent base for exploring Shropshire. Andrew and Gill made us feel instantly at home, especially after eating one of their delicious meals! We loved it there and we will definitely return.

Patrick, London

A brilliant tranquil location in a very cosy and welcoming cottage, tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture and fittings. Andrew and Gill looked after us royally and their in-house catering provision being most apetising and so convenient. Not to be missed.

Royce and Kay, Coventry

Such a cacophony of birdsong and such a riot of lush English summer landscape. Delightful surroundings and a nicely set up self-catering house, all the better when the self catering is done by your hosts! I would have a vertical rail to the inner edge of the steep winding stair and windows whose head height is well below eye level are a frustration, especially when the view is so lovely. But those are small quibbles set against the pleasures of spending a few days among the beautiful Shropshire hills and enjoying the quiet pleasures of nearby Club.

Sam Kendon and Ali Maskell, Bristol

This is a lovely cottage; very comfortable, tastefully decorated and in an exceptionally tranquil setting. Andrew and Gill are the very best hosts being warm, welcoming and quietly supportive. Definitely a place we will return to in the near future.

Neil, Brecon

We had a really relaxing two night break. Fantastic walks, interesting villages and towns to explore and wonderful tranquility. Very friendly and helpful owners who are able to provide some tasty supplies. Great.

Kate, Tonge

Stayed 7 nights at this cosy cottage. Peaceful countryside setting with the sound of sheep and bird song ti wake up to. Very well equipped and the owners Gill and Andrew gave us a warm welcome. Nothing too much trouble. This is home from home. Several walks that start from outside the cottage. Also if you don't fancy cooking you can order meals cooked by Gill. If you are looking for a relaxing break this is the place Exactly like the pictures on the website. Would give this 10/10.

William, cheshire

Thank you to Andrew and Gill for the warmth of their welcome and faultless hospitality. We loved our stay in The Miller’s Cottage, and felt very much at home, and really appreciated all that was done to enable us to have a lovely holiday celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Highlights include: sitting in the pretty garden listening to the birds, walking the footpaths through the Shropshire countryside, Stokesay Castle, and not forgetting the lovely homemade meal on our first evening – delicious!


Lovely cottage, well positioned for walking, history, sightseeing and resting. Gill and Andrew were very helpful and especially friendly, their years of experience shows. One of the best British holidays we’ve had. A special thanks to the ‘girls’ for their lovely free-range eggs.


Wonderful. Truly away from it all but with the luxury of meals prepared for us on the day of arrival. Great walking from the door and invaluable advice and recommendations from our hosts about local visits. Cottage really cosy. Felt like home, only much more delightful! I'm sure we'll be back.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gill Della Casa & Andrew Farmer

  • Cosy and comfortable cottage with wood-burning stove, perfect for a few days of peace and relaxation in the South Shropshire Hills.
  • The cottage has two bedrooms, just right for a couple with a friend or relative joining them or for two singles who prefer separate bedrooms.
  • Fabulous walking directly from the cottage door into an outstandingly beautiful valley. Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way are a mile away.
  • There is a large sunny wild-flower garden, a lovely place to read and relax with tea on a warm summer afternoon.
  • Lots to do and explore in South Shropshire - our local village of Clun, Stokesay Castle, Powis Castle and historic Ludlow with over 500 listed buildings are among our favourites, and all just a short drive away.
  • Bishop's Castle our small local market town is five miles away, with deli's, book shops, craft and antique shops and two breweries, The Three Tuns dates back to 1640, and serves excellent food too!