The Shropshire village of Bucknell lies on the banks of the River Redlake, near the borders of Herefordshire and Wales. Located within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, holiday cottages in Bucknell are perfect for visitors who want discover the region’s ‘whaleback’ hills, high, open moorland and deep, wooded valleys. In the village centre, there is a post office, a small shop and a bakery. The Sitwell Arms and the Royal George are both charming pubs where good food and ales can be enjoyed. There are a number of historic landmarks in and around the village, including the remains of a motte and bailey castle on the riverbank, and a pretty parish church. Many of Bucknell’s homes date back to the 16th and 17th century, and the village has a wealth of listed buildings.
You will find many beautiful walks on the doorstep of your Bucknell holiday cottage. A gentle route begins in the village and ascends to the summit of Bucknell Hill, with far-reaching views across Redlake Valley. A more strenuous course meanders through woods and valleys to Mynd Darky Dale, offering equally impressive views of Teme Valley. Self-catering holidays in Bucknell are popular among walkers tackling Offa’s Dyke Path, which follows the Wales-England border for 177 miles from the Severn Estuary at Sedbury to Prestatyn on the north coast, passing through spectacular countryside along the way. Another popular place to visit near Bucknell is ruined medieval Brampton Castle, near the banks of the River Teme, in Herefordshire. The village is easy to reach using public transport, thanks to its station on the Heart of Wales Railway Line, which runs from Craven Arms in Shropshire to Llanelli in Wales. There is also a bus service to Ludlow and Knighton. Bucknell is a 90-minute drive eastward to Birmingham, and a similar distance westward to Aberystwyth, on the Welsh coast.