Bishops Castle, Heart of England

The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Pub Close By

Pets - Not Allowed

Property Info

General Info

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. A detached, early 18th century traditional Georgian house and an adjacent detached, stone-built, single-storey barn conversion cottage, which was the old surgery, set in 1.5 acres of grounds, makes up The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage. 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 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. Read More

Property Info

The Old Schoolhouse. Over 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. Read More


Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner. The Old Schoolhouse: Four oven electric range cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 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 inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. 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, summerhouse 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 (with Refs. 4140 and 15515). Sorry, no pets and no smoking this includes E-cigs. Shops 5 mins walk, award-winning real ale pub/restaurant 1 min walk. Note: There are 5 steps up to the front door of The Old Schoolhouse, level entrance to rear. Note: Check-in 6pm, check-out 11am. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 9 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



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

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.

We all loved everything about this property, the hot tub was a great hit. The house was lovely and big, the children could play without annoying anybody. There were three generations there and all had a fabulous holiday.

We were all big fans of the hot tub! That aside, The Old Schoolhouse and Cottagwas a large and roomy house with lots of space for solitude if you needed it.

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.

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.

The Old School House was warm, comfortable and fulfilled all of our requirements. The owner was on hand to welcome us and show us around.

A wonderful house, comfortable, warm, relaxing and wonderfully equipped. Owner very friendly and welcoming.

An excellent house which was well equipped and very comfortable. Friendly owner gave us some good tips for where to go walking in the hills. We all had a lovely time!

The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage is a superb house, gardens and hot tub, thanks. Very friendly owner on site. All well equipped - more crockery and cutlery than we've ever seen anywhere! Great having two dishwashers. Rooms all equally spacious and well furnished so no arguments!

We found the cottage in a lovely setting. The owners were friendly and the premises were ideal for our requirements.

Our family enjoyed an excellent weeks holiday in a superb house and cottage in beautiful Bishop's Castle. The owner was extremely helpful, ensuring that we knew the best walks and restaurants and pubs, which are great.

The Old Schoolhouse and Cottage was beautiful, the owner was friendly and at hand when needed. The hot tub was huge and we used it a lot. The fridges and dishwashers made catering for 16 people easy.

The house was fantastic, the gardens were beautiful, the hot tub was perfect, and our host was the nicest person. The situation of the house was ideal for town and country.

The house and cottage had all the facilities (and more) that we could possibly have hoped for. The owner could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and we all felt really relaxed and at home in the propert(ies). Local amenities were very close at hand, and the area was a delight to explore. We were all very sorry to have to leave when our holiday was over.

Fantastic property. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The hot tub was the best feature!

The Old Schoolhouse and cottage is very well presented and exactly as described.

We are a group of school friends who meet up every year. This was a fantastic place with the perfect space. We loved being able to set the dining room up for mealtimes and found the buffet sideboard a brilliant addition. It is a character property with a few quirky corners but the furnishings and all beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed the garden and hot tub. It is a great property if you have less mobile people with you as there is a ground floor bedroom and full wet room opposite.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend with our combined family and the property suited us perfectly. There was plenty of space for the children to enjoy themselves and for the adults to sit chatting knowing that the children were entertaining themselves. We plan to return to the property in February with a group of old friends and would thoroughly recommend to others.

A group of 17 came to The Old Schoolhouse for a long weekend to celebrate the retirement of one on us. The house and gardens were amazing! We made excellent use of the hot tub and the wood fire, and catering for 17 was made easier by the abundance of cutlery, glasses etc. Everybody had a brilliant time and without exception said they would recommend it to their friends. The local area, town and pub were all lovely. A thoroughly thoroughly enjoyable time was had any all. Thank you.

House was lovely and had a great atmosphere to it. Owner was relaxed, wanting us to enjoy ourselves. People in the town were all very nice too.

Flexible sleeping arrangements and lots of bathrooms. As there were two properties it was very handy to have two kitchens and plenty of room for eating. The owner was great and was around to answer any questions. The weather was fantastic so we made great use of the hot tub and garden. Overall I'd recommend it to any groups as there's something for everyone here. Great location, within walking distance of some lovely pubs and a lovely village/walks etc. Once you've arrived you don't need a car.

Peaceful, picturesque location good accommodation and facilities.Family loved the Jacuzzi/ hot tub . convenient for shops and pubs

Fabulous old house, with some original features, but modern facilities. There had been no skimping with facilities and basics were supplied such as toilet paper and dishwasher tablets. Plenty of crockery, two dishwashers, two big fridges, freezer. Enormous hot tub was very popular with all ages!

The place itself was brilliant, and exactly what my friends and I needed to relax for a week. Plenty was provided for us plus more. We especially enjoyed (and took full advantage of) the hot tub and the outside furniture.

So good we are going back for the 3rd time!

Beautiful place, stunning grounds. More than enough facilities for 17 people. The owner is a really helpful man who is more than happy to help/ recommend places. Hot tub is a big hit. We love it that much we are booking to go back for a third time next year! Great value for money and a really enjoyable stay!


Booked to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas for my 91 year old grandmother and jointly celebrate my mum's birthday. Had 13 of us comfortably entertained. Great array of twin, double and king sized bedrooms. Well equipped bathrooms and showers to cater for all of us. Loved the hot tub and cosy lounge. Dining was easy with the superbly stocked kitchen, plenty cutlery and crockery with electric range stove and 2 dishwashers made life easy to cater for us all. Lovely log burner with a good supply of extra logs in the lounge and separate dining room to host everyone at meal times. Great walks to be had but the town itself was lovely to walk round and sample the food and drink in the local pubs. The owner of the property was very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. If the weather had been better we would have loved to use the tennis courts too. Great place, highly recommend a visit here.

Home Away from Home

My friends booked this for a total of 10 people as part of a year of celebrations. The house is enormous and is extremely comfortable. I was lucky to have one of the twin rooms at the top. There are 4 double rooms on the first level, so plenty of choice. There are dishwashers aplenty, a hot tub after a day of walking, and an Aga which took a little getting used to. The garden is well maintained and there are fresh herbs for cooking. My only concern is the tiny shower room on the first level, but there are 3 others to choose from. Everyone loved this house, the cottage adjacent to it is compact and the 10 of us chose to stick together in the larger property.

Everything you need in a quaint location.

This property ticked all our boxes with disabled access and restaurants nearby. We received a warm welcome from the owner who lives on site. Our stay included three generations who all were impressed and enjoyed the property. The property was very well appointed with more than ample crockery and cutlery and two dishwashers to wash them all up in. The hot tub was a big hit with some. The property is situated at the top of the town which boasts two breweries, including the oldest licensed one on the UK and four other pubs, with ridge views on three sides. There is plenty of spaces for several cars, we had five between us and there was room for more.


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