Our home is an early Victorian cottage situated in rural Shropshire but within easy reach of either Shrewsbury, Condover or Church Stretton. The house has traditional features, oak flooring and a large woodburning stove, it is bright and light and its shining feature is definately the mature and landscaped garden. It has three double bedrooms including a double bunk bedroom with an additional pull out single bed and / cot. We have a dining room with a large dining table, freestanding french rustic style kitchen, good sized living room and one main bathroom, there is also a downstairs wc but please note that this has not yet been renovated so is still in a very old fashioned state of decor! Furnished in a neutral and basic but cosy English style. The house is detached and set in its own very private gardens including a sunken bbq area, patio and mature english lawn and garden full of beautiful blooms and even a raised veg area, there is also use of a large paddling pool and dounble swing slides and monkey bars. There is a secure lock up for bikes and an undercover car port. Surrounded by views of the glorious countryside and the infamous hills -the Lawley and Caer Caradoc are within 1 mile of the house - it's a walkers / outdoorsy dream. Frodesley village is quaint and friendly and the historic medieval town of Shrewsbury is 6 miles away and Church Stretton (known as little switzerland) is 5 miles away and Ludlow (foodie heaven) is a 40 minute drive away.
About the area
With a population of around 100,000, Shrewsbury is the county town for Shropshire, England.
Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England's finest medieval market towns. But stuck in the past it is not!
Shrewsbury Visitor Attractions
The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways.
In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.
Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town.
The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the new pleasure boat Sabrina.
Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park., location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.
International Award Winning Town of Flowers
Continuing on the floral theme, due to the proliferation of plants and blooms, particularly in the summer months, Shrewsbury is often referred to as the "Town of Flowers".
In 2007 the town achieved remarkable victories for the UK in two prestigious international floral community competitions:
Gold in the European Entente Florale Competition and winner of the International Challenge in the Communities in Bloom Competition.
In 2006 the town was also awarded a Gold Medal in the National Britain in Bloom Competition.
You also find a huge variety of things to see and do in the surrounding Shropshire countryside.
A number of major festivals and unique events are hosted each year, including the world famous Shrewsbury Flower Show. The town has recently started to honour our most famous "son" by organising an annual Darwin Festival and August Bank Holiday weekend is Shrewsbury Folk Festival, one of the UK's top folk events.
The historic centre is a shopper's heaven packed with designer shops, smart new malls and an amazing range of independent retailers. Add to that a lively social night life in the bars and clubs, and a rich choice of cafes and restaurants.