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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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


  • 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

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Short breaks available.


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


Excellent, comfortable and stylish cottage with lovely views over the town and surrounding hills. We had a wonderful week alternating walks (some from the door using the local leaflets provided) with trips to Ludlow, Presteigne and Hay-on-Wye. Bishop's Castle is an understated delight - quality real ale in the two town breweries, book and antique shops, and a small deli as well as supermarkets. We hope to return!

Carole, Denbighshire

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.