South Shropshire Hills

Woodlanders

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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Our first foray into Shropshire, Woodlanders simply takes our breath away. Oh-so-romantic and exceedingly hidden away from everyday life, this is a must for peace-loving types seeking a getaway from the rat race. Nestled deep in the countryside and surrounded by woodland, you'll be blessed with seriously beautiful views over patchwork quilt fields and rolling heather-covered hills.

Step into the wonderful wooden home and you will find luxurious, open plan living downstairs and a bedroom tucked away upstairs amongst the eaves. Highlights include the wood burner, large windows with exceptional views and the excellently equipped kitchen. Outside, there's a pretty garden complete with a wood fired hot tub - bliss!

Woodlanders is deep in the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is full of wonderful things to see and do, such as the Long Mynd, Stokesay Castle and Ludlow. You're also close to Wales and Offa's Dyke - fabulous for walkers.


Living and eating

The wonderful open plan living space is just lovely with two large windows overlooking the wonderful rolling countryside beyond and a reclaimed floor from an old Scottish distillery. It's super cosy too, with a wonderful Clearview wood burner (made locally in Shropshire) and central heating to keep you warm whatever the weather. We just love the soft, paired-back wooden flooring and subtle, natural tones throughout. There's a super comfy sofa and ottoman coffee table, cleverly positioned to enable sitters to gaze out of the window, whether with their morning coffee or favourite evening tipple. In addition, there's a Smart TV tucked away plus a SONOS sound system for your favourite tunes.

The kitchen, with natural woods and light grey cabinets, is fully equipped with everything you need to rustle up your favourite meals for your loved one. There's a fan oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and all the other essentials including a Nespresso coffee machine. For dining, there is a cute breakfast bar for romantic meals or alternatively head out into the garden where you'll find a table and chairs. We just love the armchair tucked close to the wood burner - the perfect spot from which to watch the cook at work!

In addition, there's a washer dryer in the bathroom cupboard.


Sleeping

Take the stairs up into the eaves and you'll find a blissful space for nights together. The sumptuous king size Loaf bed is covered with Egyptian cotton linens, luxurious throws, and lots of cushions to ensure the ultimate in comfort. The vaulted ceiling creates an open, airy space whilst the Velux window (with blind) is perfectly situated for star gazing at night. From the window you have far-reaching views over the rolling fields and hills, where nothing but the night breeze and the occasional hoot of an owl will accompany you as you drift off to sleep. At the other end of the room, stable doors lead out onto a bridge that goes into the garden's upper level, providing easy access to the hot tub - perfect!


Bathing

The gorgeous bathroom on the ground floor has a wonderfully deep slipper bath for long soaks, whilst the large shower (big enough for two) has a rainfall head and is perfect for wake-me-up blasts or for relaxing muscles at the end of a long day's exploring. In addition, there are heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy and Bramly toiletries.


Outside Space

With jaw-droppingly beautiful views, the cottage garden, backed by lush woodland, is a fabulous spot and the perfect place to while away hot afternoons underneath the dappled light from the overhead branches. Set on two levels, the lower area is home to a table and chairs for alfresco dining - expect dreamy evening meals by candlelight as the sun sets over the hills and the inky sky becomes bejewelled by stars. In addition, there are two loungers, an Ooni Karu 12 pizza oven. and a small Weber gas barbecue.

On the upper level, tucked amongst the trees, is the gorgeous wood-fired hot tub where you can relax with just the sounds of the woods accompanying you. Hammam towels and biodegradable slippers will be provided for use during your stay. Please note, if the weather turns extremely cold and the water supply freezes, the hot tub may not be able to be used.

If you spot the gate, step through and you'll discover your own small private woodland. Hidden amongst the trees, find the little bench - the ideal spot for a drink or the place to sit with a picnic (there's a hamper in the cottage). Find a spot for meditation amongst the trees, or simply a place to spend a moment or two in complete peace.

An area of Woodlander's garden is fenced in and enclosed, making it safe for small dogs.


Parking

There is private, off road parking at Woodlanders and a Zappi EV charging point for guest use.


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Babies and children

Babes in arms are most welcome at Woodlanders. A travel cot and highchair, plus some plastic bowls and spoons, are provided on request. Please call to book a babe in arms into Woodlanders.


Dogs

Woodlanders welcomes one, well behaved dog to stay. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

Woodlanders has a spacious outside dog-friendly space which is divided into two areas adjacent to each other - the garden area and a small woodland area. Both areas are dog-secure with a sheep-fence around the perimeters.

There is the convenience of local dog walks directly from the front door, as Woodlanders is located next to a network of footpaths. The woodlands behind the property provide a great safe off-lead exercise area for dogs, and there are two dog-friendly pubs which are within walking distance of Woodlanders too!


WiFi

Woodlanders has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


In the Area

Shropshire is a wonderful county and is often overlooked as a holiday destination. However, its quiet modesty belies an area blessed with untouched countryside; think rolling hills, farmland untouched for centuries and pretty market towns and villages. As such, you'll find amazing pubs and inns aplenty; the Hundred House Inn at Purslow is just a 15-minute walk away whilst the amazing Crown Inn, fantastic for both food and drink, is a 45-minute walk away in Clunton. You can walk to the pretty village of Clun - a wonderful 1 hour 45-minute walk through woodland and fields, whilst the bridleway next to the cottage head off into the woods - all of this without stepping into a car! Nearby Ludlow boasts an amazing selection of restaurants and a castle. History buffs will love nearby Stokesay Castle, Berrington Hall and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm whilst the nearby towns of Clun, Bishop's Castle, Leominster and Knighton are all worth a visit. As Woodlanders is set within the Shropshire Hills AONB, there's so many places to walk and explore - highlights have to be the awe-inspiring Long Mynd and the Offa's Dyke. Further afield, the county town Shrewsbury is worth a day out with its historic buildings, amazing Abbey, River Severn views and excellent shops. Hop across the nearby border into Wales and pay a visit to the beautiful Powys Castle and eventually into the dramatic hills and mountains beyond.


Uncover a romantic fairytale abode set amongst the trees in the Shropshire Hills, with a wood burning stove and wood-fired hot tub. It's dog friendly too...

At a glance

From £731 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Boutique Hideaway

Celebratory stays

Electric car charging point

Enclosed garden

Hidden Havens

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Rolling countryside

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Woodlanders:

This is a wonderful little cottage set in the most perfect location. You can genuinely get away from everything and get lost in the views. The interior is stunning and has everything you need for a perfect break to recharge. The amount of wildlife right outside the front door is incredible. As is the option for a range of walks in the beautiful woods and countryside. The added bonus of an EV charger to use meant we didn't need to consider stops specially to charge which was great too. A first rate retreat and we will be back.

Negatives....the week went too fast! Positives....too numerous to mention! What a wonderful retreat in a wonderful location, we couldn't have asked for anything more! Perfection!

Beyond our expectations. The most relaxing spot to bring in the new year. This Gem has everything you need and was presented beautifully. We have already booked to return. Thank you

Really beautiful retreat - we travelled from central London to get away from the city. The cottage has the feeling of being isolated, but also a short 15m drive from some great little towns and things to see and do. Hot tub also fantastic. Would stay again.

Wonderful!

We got engaged here! What an amazing week we have had. So cosy and snug, and everything we could possibly need. Thank you for the super welcome gifts too - we enjoyed it all.

Thank you for a wonderful stay and our welcome treats! We had fun making our own pizza, which tasted incredible cooked in the Ooni. The hot tub was heavenly and with the rainy nights, it was cosy in front of the fire.

Really nice location and we were looking for something that was a bit secluded so it was perfect. The retreat was incredibly well appointed and finished to an exceptionally high standard with literally everything we needed. The treats that were left for us pre-arrival were very well received and a lovely touch. The retreat was also incredibly comfortable and we felt right at home, especially with the log burner which we used all weekend. We also really appreciate the outdoor hot tub.

Beautiful!

Fantastic cottage. High end furniture and furnishings. Owners obviously have gone to a lot of trouble added finishing touches making this a really lovely place to stay.

Lovely cottage accommodation and beautiful views. We loved the woods and walks right on our doorstep, and a short drive to other great walks. Amazing to sit and watch the squirrels in the trees outside - our dog was fascinated and obsessed with them!

The cottage - small but perfectly formed. We have only positive things to say about this beautiful place and location. The view from the cottage - we could never grow tired of it!

A fabulous and relaxing retreat. Lots of lovely touches to make our stay really comfortable. We loved the woodland and the bench for moments of contemplation. The hot tub was lovely being set within the trees and the views from the cottage are outstanding. It was quiet and peaceful and everything we wanted it to be. Thank you.

We were fortunate to stay in this beautiful accomodation for nine nights and how relaxing and enjoyable it was. The highlights were everything about the cottage. Hot tub was fab, bath and showe ramazing, and a well equipped kitchen. Setting was stunning and so quiet. Décor stunning and a comfy bed. Many thanks for letting us stay.

Second visit to Woodlanders and will be going back for a third a great place to chill and relax from everyday life

We loved the cabin so much, it is perfect inside and out! Thank you Kate for the welcome hamper for us and our dog, it was greatly appreciated after a long journey. The garden and hot tub were lovely and despite the wet weather, we enjoyed the views from the living space. Thank you for what was one of our favourite cottages!

Great place to relax and unwind. The cottage was super equipped. Enjoyed seeing deer twice and the owl hooting in the distance. Save for gorgeous bird song it was super quiet. Only see a passing car a handful of times a day, if that. Great place for R&R.

A extremely cosy cottage, perfect for lovers of nature and the outdoors! There are lovely walks right from the doorstep, and many great places to explore in the surrounding villages and towns within an hour's drive. We enjoyed a fabulous week here for our honeymoon and would have happily stayed longer.

A perfect retreat for a relaxing weekend.

A thoroughly relaxing first time in Shropshire at Woodlanders, the retreat was beautifully and carefully appointed with great attention to detail. Unusually large and luxurious bathroom for the size of property. Whilst firing up the hot tub takes time, it did make me stop and focus on the peace of the surroundings, including the kites nesting in the trees behind. If you have a dog (as we do) don’t bother going to Stokesay as it’s not particularly dog friendly. We highly recommend Berrington Hall, Ludlow Castle, Croft Castle and Long Mynd instead. Lastly, the team at Ludlow Farm Shop are superb, well worth going here instead of supermarkets.

An incredibly relaxing and peaceful few days - exactly what we needed. Frank, our sausage dog, loved exploring the garden as we enjoyed the hot tub and watched the buzzards. The wet weather did not spoil our stay, but would love to return in the summer!

Beautiful cottage with fantastic views. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Hot tub was a welcome addition and our dog enjoyed sniffing through the garden leaves!

Fantastic stay away from everything. Small touches in the cottage make all the difference. Spotless presentation and stunning views. Hot tub an added bonus, many thanks.

This is a totally adorable and wonderful little cottage in a lovely calm woodland full of beautiful bird noises. It was one of the most relaxing stays we’ve had and the cottage was the nicest we’ve ever stayed in with boutique retreats. It was beautifully appointed, stylish and cosy, and had everything you can think of and more - including a hotel chocolat velvitiser and lovely Bramley products that made the whole place smell heavenly. Honestly a total delight from the first view of the outside to our last evening curled up in front of the fire.

We had an amazing long weekend at woodlanders. The accommodation is stunning and we were surrounded by beautiful landscape. The cottage is a 20 minute drive from Ludlow with lots of lovely pubs, shops and the castle to explore. We loved our stay, thank you.

Lovely weekend in this comfortable accommodation. Lunch in Ludlow at CSONs is recommended. Walked to Clun, enjoying the beautiful autumn colours. Hope to visit again.

We have had a fabulous week away here, thank you so much! We wanted somewhere to escape for a week and we got exactly that! The hot tub is lovely and we loved sitting on the front watching the birds and squirrels. We also enjoyed going for walks with all the wonderful colours everywhere at this time of year. A great little find, that we both thoroughly enjoyed - it's a shame we couldn't stay longer!!

Immaculate cabin, beautiful scenery and a wonderful first stay in Shropshire...

A beautifully equipped and situated cottage. You do not even have to wander out to watch the wildlife, wrens, martins, a barn owl and even a weasel in the tree! Thanks for a very relaxing week.

Just wow! From the moment we arrived we fell in love, from the undulating countryside in front of us and the canopy of trees above, to the pretty cottage itself with its lovely interiors and of course the garden with hot tub...bliss! Stepping inside, everything was spotlessly clean and tidy and oh-so-welcoming, with a fabulous hamper too. We just loved watching twilight descend from the sofa, having the window open at night to hear the birds and of course stepping in to the wood fired hot tub. The wildlife all around was a joy, especially the wren which has nested in the bird box by the door. Being one of the hottest weekends on record, we didn't do too much but the walk to Clun was just lovely. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday we'll never forget!

A lovely quite cabin, very private and relaxing. The welcome package was lovely,along with initial milk, tea,coffee supplies.Lovely toiletries too. Good quality china, knives and pots etc! Everything you could need to eat and cook with.

Blissful, romantic and totally relaxing. A real treat that makes you truly feel that you’ve gotten away from it all. Only downside is having to leave and go back to reality.

This is a lovely cottage in the woods. We loved the setting and it was very peaceful. The welcome hamper was very generous. We would definitely stay here again.

An idyllic location and a high standard of cabin. Lovely setting and the hot tub was in a beautiful location for fantastic views. Peace, quiet and tranquility await you.

Had the most perfect honeymoon at Woodlanders. Really is a beautiful cottage in a very tranquil setting. Would recommend the walk to the Whitehorse Inn over in Clun for a Sunday lunch.

Absolute amazing property, peaceful, relaxing and extremely cosy.

Fabulous location - very cosy (once woodburning stove and radiators mastered!)

The cottage is quiet and secluded, in a lovely stand of trees. Perfect for a romantic, couples weekend away! Loads of walking trails that start from the house, so spoiled for choice! Ludlow has some great restaurants and a spectacular farm shop is nearby. Overall the perfect getaway!

A perfect retreat

The Woodlanders was truly exceptional. The description on Boutique retreats really did do it justice we had a fairy tale weekend. Despite awful weather the woodburning stove and woodburning spa were amazing. There was a hamper awaiting us and on our arrival we received a text from the housekeeper giving us her details in case we needed anything. Fresh flowers in the cottage. Everything seemed to be thought about. In this difficult world it is hard to find something where everything was perfect - we found it here

A lovely relaxing retreat. Cosy & cute, with all the things you need!

If you need to chill out stay here ! It’s beautiful literally in the woods hearing the wildlife at night was wonderful and waking up to the beautiful views was magical loved the skylight window in the bedroom. Beautiful views as we lay in this gorgeously comfortable bed . Went in the wood burning hot tub and walked across the fields to The Hundred House Inn. The owners checkin manual was the best one we’ve ever read tbh everything very clearly explained with detailed maps for various walks In the area. A gorgeous seat right up in the wooded area was a real delight . Absolutely beautiful.

Absolutely beautiful retreat. Really well done and fabulous attention to detail. We loved the Welsh wool fabrics, local and sustainable products in the welcome hamper, the amazing hot tub under the canopy of trees and the look and feel of the cottage itself. We have stayed in other retreat properties (also very lovely) but this was definitely our favourite.

Beautifully presented with all you need for a great stay… very peqaceuld and relaxing and a real get away from it all.

Beautiful cottage in quietly spectacular countryside

A genuinely perfect boutique retreat!

the cottage is perfect for a weekend of relaxation and pure bliss

A simply wonderful, romantic retreat.

The cottage was fantastic. Well appointed and in a lovely location.

It was a beautiful property, small and perfectly formed. Excellent attention to detail and very well equipped. Stunning location too and completely matched the description. Would not hesitate to recommend. Generous goodie basket too that was well thought out. We loved the property and area and hope we can return one day

A MASSIVE thank you

The accommodation was amazing. Lived up to the images and descriptions given/shown. Would highly recommend to others and it was worth every penny.

'A fantastic and beautiful oasis of calm, everything was perfect (well ok the British weather did not disappoint in its wetness!). Hot tub surely has one of the best views. A much needed short break and now back to the madness of four kids and two dogs!' - Goulding, October 2021

'A simply wonderful little retreat you have created in the beautiful Shropshire Hills. We have loved every minute of it and shall miss the wildlife alarm calls every morning! Attention to detail is 5 star rating and thank you for making our vacation even more special' - September 2021

'This is a real retreat! It's wonderful, was listening to all the wildlife last night, just amazing! Everything is beautiful in here. The bed is cosy, such lovely scenery to wake up to. Everything is simply perfect!' - August 2021

'What a wonderful place Avi and Kate have created, it's just beautiful. We've had the most tranquil, relaxing week totally mesmerised by the landscape. Woodlanders is absolutely perfect and we will be back! Thank you.' - August 2021

'Wow! We feel like we have lived in a beautiful painting during our honeymoon. Woodlanders is a luxe, Scandi-chic, amazing bolthole and we don't want to leave! We have been in the hot tub everyday and it has been the relaxation we needed. Thank you for creating this wonderful place! We will be back in the future!' - July 2021

'A wonderfully tranquil retreat in superb countryside. Thanks for providing such a cosy, bright and well-appointed cottage. Loved it all. P.S welcome pack was appreciated and all delicious.' - July 2021

'This place is amazing! Nuff said.' - June 2021

'A gorgeous cottage, amazing views, lovely countryside, fabulous hot tub. Fantastic break, thank you. We will be back.' - June 2021

'Can't think of a better place to relax and unwind! Thank you so much! Wish we could stay longer!' - June 2021

'Woodlanders is the perfect place to switch off, unwind, relax and spend time just with that me person...What an amazing weekend escape, everything you could ever ask for! Love the fact that everything felt like we were the first people to use it! Very impressed!' - June 2021

'Woodlanders is just stunning. So relaxing, so peaceful, such a beautiful setting. First time in Shropshire and we loved it. Not sure we are ready to go back to the real world. We have had a wonderful time.' - June 2021

'A genuine luxury retreat - from the welcome hamper to the welcome text from Jude and then Woodlanders itself, bliss. Fantastic location, superb accommodation and spotlessly clean. 10/10!' - June 2021

'A perfect place to spend our honeymoon weekend. Everything was wonderful, in spite of the rain. Hot tub is a delight and worth the effort! Tranquil, serene, we don't want to leave. Thank you.' - May 2021

'Lovely cottage, great location. Walk from Knuckles, bike ride over Bury Ditches. Lousy weather on Thursday, TV great! Superb area! We'll be back!!' - May 2021

'Beautiful cottage, amazing views. Wonderfully therapeutic to wake up to the sound of birds, cows, sheep, and rain on the tree canopy. Lovely evenings in the hot tub watching the sunset. Very restorative weekend. Thank you!' - May 2021

'What an amazing way to end lockdown! We had everything we needed for our week away. Very nice attention to detail, so grateful for the hamper. Highly recommended, nice location, close to pubs and gorgeous walks. Thank you!' - April 2021

'Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful or enchanting setting. Hot tub in the snow at New Year's Eve was a big highlight! Lovely attention to detail in the cottage to make it homely and welcoming. Thank you for not having a big TV screen blocking the view!' - January 2021

'A beautiful place to make a first escape after lockdown.' - December 2020

'What an incredible way to spend Christmas like no other. Thank you for this wonderful solace in this part of the world. We have loved every moment!' - December 2020

'Woodlanders was a gorgeous retreat for the second leg of our rearranged honeymoon. Love the cosy Christmas vibes with the log fire burning and really appreciate the box of goodies on arrival. The hot tub was stunning and dramatic - thanks for a lovely stay.' - December 2020

'We have had a great anniversary weekend! Very chilled - lovely location beautifully decorated and amazing bath! We would definitely come back, thank you.' - December 2020

'A perfect way to end our wedding day, we have had a luxurious weekend drinking champagne in the hot tub, watching Christmas movies and having some lovely walks. The log burner in the lounge and hot tub are both amazing. A magical cabin.' - December 2020

'This has been an amazing weekend away for our wedding anniversary! The cabin is so clean and well designed. We loved every part of it and the views were great. Such a peaceful place, we will be back for sure! Perfectly splendid.' - November 2020

'Just fantastic!' - October 2020

'This cottage is a cosy, peaceful hideaway with a wonderful view. A great place to be if you want to get away from it all' - October 2020

'We absolutely loved our week at Woodlanders for the second leg of our honeymoon. It was just what we needed after a stressful year trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic! Lovely country walks and pub lunches followed by a lovely hot tub and cosy evenings by the fire - just perfect. Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing stay' - October 2020

'A stunning lodge in an beautiful location. this really was a luxuary break and attention to detail was spot on. We would very much love to return in the future' - September 2020

'This week has been lovely! The lodge is stunning and has everything you need and more! The welcome basket of treats were a lovely surprise it really is such a peaceful setting to unwind in! The hot tub is amazing, as is the bath. We are sad to be leaving after a much needed wonderful week away! We will be back - thank you' - September 2020

'Such a beautiful place to stay. The accommodation was better in reality, could not fault anything and the welcome pack was very much appreciated' - September 2020

'Woodlanders is the perfect combination - peaceful, country setting with all the plush perks! It has everything we needed (and so many bonus treats) to relax and unwind. We are leaving feeling fully charged and very sad to go. The bath tub is just gorgeous after a long day of exploring the woods surrounding its location and it has the most well-stocked kitchen we have ever come across meaning meal times have been a breeze. The Sonos has also been on non-stop! A special thank you to Jude for all her help and recommendations. Woodlanders is just wonderful' - September 2020

'This has been a wonderful weekend for our anniversary. Beautiful, clean and homely. The basket of treats was a lovely surprise! The hot tub was fun to warm up and use, as was the pizza oven.You have made a truly special place' - September 2020

'We booked this for out anniversary. We wanted seclusion, a hot tub and comfort. Woodlanders delivered this and more. The additional treats left were a delight. All electronics worked (you would be surprised how often an advertised facility doesn't work) Unquestionably beautiful and comfortable. Couldn't ask for more' - September 2020

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