Xidong Cottage & Squire Cottage

Bucknell, Shropshire

Two snug stone cottages in ancient woodland near Offa's Dyke. Homemade bread, eggs from the hens, wood fires and valley views


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


The approach along the Redlake Valley is glorious. Squire Farm is halfway up the side of the valley; views stretch across to woodland and above is a big hill fort, bracken and buzzards… Squire and Xidong Cottages are converted stone outbuildings close to but not on top of the farmhouse. Expect an eastern elegance inside Xidong (‘Rising Sun’): low level furniture is hand-crafted from oak in a living room open to the eaves, there’s a huge sofa, warm floors and a wood-burner to keep things toasty; the mezzanine bedroom is snug under sloping ceilings. Triple doors open to an oriental garden – with a fishpond, hot tub and terraces. Squire Cottage is more traditional, with old beams, oak floors, low doorways (mind your head!) and a rustic charm; there’s an inglenook to sit and chat by; bedrooms are colourful and quirky. Both cottages have top notch kitchens, books, TVs and space for extra friends. Cats, dogs and hens wander; Becky gives you freshly laid eggs on arrival as well as milk, butter and homemade bread. The area is rich for exploring, walking, mountain biking – if you’re lucky you’ll spot herons; children will love the stream and meadows.


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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £71
Weekly price
from £290
1 Cottage for 2
From £711 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 4
From £833 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Becky Sherman

  • We offer stabling and grazing for horses on request
  • Close to Ludlow (15 m), famous for its restaurants and food
  • Stokesay Castle(12m), Croft Castle(15m), Powys Castle (30m)
  • Ludlow Food Festival in September
  • Offa's Dyke Walk and others
  • Local mountain biking routes