Squire Cottage At Squire Farm

Chapel lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire, Away from it all

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

Parking is next to the cottage and access is via a stone paved terrace. There is a small lawn at the back of the cottage, which is the 'garden'. However, the property is unattached and borders pastureland, woodland, a stream and river and does not really need much of a garden. We provide garden table and chairs in the summer.

Downstairs Description

The cottage sleeps four people comfortably in two bedrooms; a cot and an airbed are also available for extra family members. The front door opens onto one open space with a large inglenook fireplace complete with bread oven, dominating the ‘living’ end of the room. Here you can sit around the open fire telling stories, reading, listening to music or watching television. At the other end, there is a fully equipped kitchen with hand built oak units and a large refectory table. There is also a small cloakroom with lavatory and washbasin and room for wellies and boots. Home made bread, butter, milk and fresch eggs from the farm’s hens are provided as are tea and coffee.

First Floor Description

Wooden stairs lead up to a spacious landing and to one room with two single beds, the bathroom and the double bedroom with a magnificent chimney breast. The cottage keeps it’s ancient authenticity and rural feel by retaining the old beams complete with redundant peg holes through which the children can spy on their parents! Oak flooring with rugs and mats adds to the cosy and comfortable feel of the place; though watch your heads, some of the doorways are very low.

Windows Views Description

Stunning views of the beautiful Shropshire farmland with its green fields, sheep and cattle and with every season a different scene.

Other Notes

Dog owners should be aware that there is no secure area next to the cottage to allow them to roam free.
There is no mobile signal, nor wi-fi/broadband as yet. The track to the farm is stone and can be pot-holed at times. Best to take it carefully and know that my little car (nearly new) goes up and down regularly.

Dogs Welcome: Squire Farm welcomes both Dogs and Horses if guests wish to bring the pets with them. Take a look at Xidong Cottage located on the same premises.
Child Friendly
Farm Experience: We have a tiny farm of sheep, chickens and horses
Bring Your Horse: Ring for information
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Tourist Attractions:
  • Clun Castle: Clun Castle is dominated today by the great tower, built into the side of the motte. A section of the curtain wall with two flanking, half-round towers also survives, as do the earthworks of the medieval garden, visible in the valley just across the river. Visit website
  • Ludlow Castle: Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility - a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society. Visit website
  • Historic Farm At Acton Scott: Tucked away in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the ancient Acton Scott estate. Visitors and holiday makers are encouraged to come and experience its timeless appeal and village character and in so doing help preserve it for future generations. Visit website
  • Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre: At Craven Arms where you can also meet the Shropshire Mammoth. Or indulge your senses at Burford House Gardens with its national collection of clematis. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Baron Of Beef : In Bucknell which is 3 miles away. The pub has gained a reputation for the quality of dining establishments, in the county from fine dining restaurants to country inns. Visit website
  • The White Horse Inn: Which is a traditional real ale pub in the small town of Clun. They serve a wide selection of local real ales and a varied menu of home cooked food in a convivial atmosphere. Lunch and evening meals are served in the bar and dining room everyday. Visit website
  • The Jolly Frog : At Leintwardine for good French cuisine and pizzas cooked in their own log bread oven Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Harry Tuffins: In the nearby town of Knighton you will find Harry Tuffins, a supermarket with a difference, owned by a local family and also has a petrol station. Visit website
  • Tesco: But if you wish to pre order your grocery orders for delivery for the cottage why not order from Tesco online delivery. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • National Cycle Network : Discover hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network routes along quiet lanes, explore traffic-free trails along old railways and waterways, follow the cycle rides from historic towns and get muddy on mountain bike tracks in woods and forests. Visit website
  • North Farm Riding Establishment: On Whitcliffe overlooks the historic market town of Ludlow, and is adjacent to Mortimer Forest. Both ponies and horses are available to suit the individual rider. Visit website