Tudor Cottage


In a quiet Shropshire town, a stylish and charming cottage with bird-feeders in the garden and shelves full of books. Walk Offa's Dyke...


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


You could be walking into a showhome, such is the perfection of this renovation! Owner Rachael took care of the stylish interior while her green-fingered mum created the south-facing garden – what a delight. At the top of a quiet street, in a historic market town on the Welsh border, a surprisingly roomy interior hides behind the rosy-brick facade. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, pretty and peaceful, the master room with a super-comfortable bathroom. Downstairs: a terracotta sitting room with a huge oak truss and French windows opening to the garden, a single bedroom and a shower and a loo. The kitchen is spacious and light but if you don’t fancy cooking, owner Rachael, who lives a mile away, can rustle up a delicious meal from home-grown and locally sourced produce; she also leaves you a fresh welcome pack and flowers. There’s a delightful garden room for meals and a terrace with lovely hill views. After a day’s tramping Offa’s old stomping ground, toss a log onto the fire and collapse into an armchair with a book – the shelves are well-stocked. Or stroll into the centre of town for tea shops, eateries and pubs.


  • 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 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
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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £380
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 5
From £553 beds3 bedrooms


Lovely cottage in an excellent location. We stayed in deepest winter but the cottage was well heated and there was a bonus of a log burner in the lounge. The cottage was very comfortable with a light and bright kitchen & dining room. We really appreciated the little extras from Rachael - like the delicious cake and apple juice. The cottage is well located in Bishops Castle with easy walking access to the pubs (and 2 breweries!) and shops. We used the cottage as a base to do some excellent walks on the Long Mynd and Stiperstones. Highly recommended overall.

Steve, Corsham

Tudor Cottage is an excellent base for exploring Bishop's Castle - very comfortable, even in depths of winter, with a nice "sun room" area adjacent to the kitchen where we could sit and watch the snow fall! The cottage is well equipped and has good kitchen facilities. There is a very easy to use wood-burning stove should you visit in the winter. The location was ideal, at the top end of the town, with excellent pubs/restaurants within 2 minutes walk of the front door. Would recommend.

Steve, Manchester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rachael Kennedy

  • Walking: Offa`s Dyke, South Shropshire Hills, provide an endless variety of walks. Details of walks from the town are available at Tudor Cottage, alongside maps.
  • Visitor Attractions: Bishop`s Castle has revamped the town hall providing excellent tourist information. Stokestay, Ludlow and Powys Castles, Acton Scott (BBC 2 `Victorian Farm`,) & Berrington Hall(N.T.) are all close by.
  • Great places to eat; Rachael can provide a home cooked meal for you to pop in the oven, local pubs within walking distance, include The Three Tuns. Ludlow is 30 mins. away, well known as a `foodie` destination!
  • Birdwatching: Cardingmill Valley (N.T.) and Bury Ditches Hill Fort are well known spots.
  • Festivals: Bishop`s Castle hosts a variety of festivals including the May & Michelmas Fairs, and the Christmas Lights Festival. Ludlow has its Arts Festival in June/July and its Food Festival in September.
  • Gardens: Besides Tudor Cottage`s own delightful garden! The gardens at Powys Castle, followed by a visit to The Dingle at Welshpool make a super day out.