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The Old School House & Cottage
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The Old School House & Cottage

This is a wonderful pair of holiday homes, situated just a short walk from the centre of the historic market town of Bishop's Castle.

The Old Schoolhouse is a detached, early 18th century traditional Georgian house. The adjacent cottage is a detached, stone-built, single-storey barn conversion cottage, once the old surgery. Both are set in 1.5 acres of grounds.

The Old Schoolhouse is a wonderfully spacious building set over three floors, and provides traditional, character accommodation, which seamlessly combines with modern facilities, including two very large TVs, to provide a house of real merit.

Three zip/link beds give this Bishop's Castle holiday home flexible accommodation to suit the whole family, while the dining room, with its cosy open fire, seats 17, so everyone can gather together in the evening for a delicious meal, then retire to the sitting room for fun and games, or to watch a film.

The farmhouse kitchen in this wonderful Shropshire holiday home benefits from an Everhot cooking range with four large, individually-controlled ovens, great for rustling up a tasty snack after a long day out and about.

The large walled garden beside The Old Schoolhouse is ideal for relaxing in the hot tub, enjoying a drink or stoking up the barbecue after an exciting day, and in season, guests also have access to the vegetable garden.

The adjacent Cottage offers cosy ground floor accommodation for three, and is perfect for a couple, small family or even the grandparents to enjoy some quiet time after all the excitement of a day with the extended family.

With its own private garden area, and full kitchen and sitting room facilities, it's a wonderful place to escape to for some 'me time'.

This Bishop's Castle accommodation sits in a wonderful location, with an award-winning, real ale pub and restaurant on the doorstep, and all of Bishop's Castle's amenities less than a five minute stroll away.

This is a wonderful location for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, with Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way very close by.

Explore the Clun and Kerry Forests, the lovely South Shropshire Hills, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site with its ten museums, which are all within easy reach.

With the private hot tub and the shared all-year-round tennis court, these two adjacent properties combine to provide charming, spacious accommodation, perfect for a family gathering or large group of friends who wish to enjoy this beautiful part of Shropshire.


The Old Schoolhouse. Rooms extend across three floors. * Seven bedrooms: * 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link) * 2 x super king-size double * 1 x double * 1 x twin (zip/link) * 1 x second floor twin * 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link). * Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. * Shower room with shower, basin and WC. * Shower room with shower only. * Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. * Ground floor basin and WC. * Second floor basin and WC. * Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 8). * Utility. * Dining room (seats 17) with open fire. * Sitting room (seats 14) with woodburner. * Second floor sitting room (seats 6).

The Cottage. All ground floor. * Two bedrooms: * 1 x double * 1 x single. * Shower room with shower, basin and WC. * Kitchen with dining area. * Sitting room. * Note: The zip/link beds can be super king-size double or twin beds by prior arrangement.

Amenities * Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner in both properties * The Old Schoolhouse: * Four oven electric range cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwasher * 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 4 x radio/CD, iPod docks, WiFi, selection of DVDs

  • The Cottage:

    • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine,
    • TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent

  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • 4 x travel cots and 4 x highchairs on request
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Large walled lawned garden with patio, 9-seater hot tub with changing room, summerhouse, BBQ and vegetable garden which guests can use when in season to rear of Old Schoolhouse
  • Private lawned garden with furniture to rear of the Cottage
  • Shared use of tennis court
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 5 mins walk, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk

Notes: 1. There are 5 steps up to the front door of The Old Schoolhouse, level entrance to rear 2. Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am




A Haven of Peace and Tranquility

The owner made our stay both easy & comfortable and everyone we came into contact with made us feel very welcome. The property was just perfect for our requirements and felt very much like a home. The gardens were stunning and very well kept, a haven for peace and tranquillity. The village was an ideal base to be able to go out in the evening and find somewhere to eat

Mr Hammond, Ipswich July 2016

Perfect For Our Reunion

This property was perfect for our medical graduates of 1972 reunion. The house was homely, the garden really lovely. All facilities were wonderful and the house was perfectly equipped for catering for large numbers. For those who enjoyed walking, there was a good choice of routes.

Mrs Whitehouse, Rugeley, June 2016

A Fantastic Cottage

A fantastic cottage with more than enough room and facilities for 17 people without it feeling cramped. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the house is obviously well looked after. The hot tub and gardens were great.”

Miss Parker, Rugeley, May 2016

An Excellent Cottage For Large Groups

This is an excellent property for a large group. Really good facilities and the hot tub was fantastic!

Mrs Newton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, April 2016