You’re near to Offa’s Dyke for challenging walks – and a new cycle trail which circles the route – but there are comfy armchairs to collapse into and a big log fire when you get back. With books on the shelves, flowers from the garden and a basket of homemade things to eat, this place feels like home.
Tucked off the High Street with a south-facing garden, the light-filled cottage has views across the rooftops to woods and hills. In spring and summer you can pick up the scent of lilac and roses. In winter, sit in the sun room and watch the weather.
Bishop’s Castle is an understated gem, with six pubs, two breweries, many independent shops, and a farmers’ market on the third Saturday of the month. The kitchen has all the stuff you need but if you fancy a night off, you can eat well at the historic, atmospheric Castle Hotel.