Shrewsbury, Heart of England

The Wilderness





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

This picturesque, detached, old miners’ cottage stands at the foot of the Stiperstones Hill range, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, amidst the Shropshire Hills. The cottage provides cosy, character accommodation, ideal for a family holiday or a romantic break for two, for those wishing to explore this peaceful and tranquil area. This attractive cottage, set mostly over the ground floor, offers a spacious first floor family room with a king-size double bed and a single day bed. There is a room featuring twin beds and a family bathroom with a whirlpool bath, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day exploring Shropshire. Prepare delicious family meals in the well-equipped kitchen and sit down to eat together around the dining area, in the sitting room. Retire in front of the woodburning stove, in the charming sitting room and unwind with a film or lose yourself in a good book. Outside is a pretty, lawned front garden with delightful views across the surrounding countryside to Stiperstones Hill. Both this space and the rear courtyard offer fantastic places to sit and soak up the summer sunshine after a day’s walking, mountain biking or exploring this beautiful part of Shropshire. Whatever the time of day or year, the soothing hot tub will add that extra bit of luxury to your stay. From here, wonderful scenic walks lead you to the summit of the Stiperstones Hill, just one mile away, while excellent mountain bike trails stretch in all directions. The Stiperstones village pub and the local shop are an easy walk away, offering delicious food and a friendly welcome. Venture out to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton and Ludlow. There are also a variety of National Trust properties and gardens to discover, including the Ironbridge World Heritage Site, with its ten museums, the Wroxeter Roman ruins and Stokesay and Ludlow castles. This cottage is a wonderful base for families and friends exploring Shropshire, all year round. Read More

Property Info

Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x Twin room, 1 x first floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single day bed. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area. External utility.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove. LPG double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer in outdoor utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs, Landline provided. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner and log fired hot tub inc. in rent. Wood for the stove can be purchased from the village shop. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Rear courtyard garden with furniture and log fired hot tub. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Please note: New broadband system fitted January 2020 delivering reliable broadband. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Wood Fired
  • Seats 4 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Excellent view from the hot tub
  • Located outside



We particularly liked being able to shut out the bad weather after a long walk with the dog and sitting listening to the wind and rain outside whilst being safe and warm inside. Very relaxing and unwinding

Loved The Wilderness, what a place to stay. Lovely cottage. Loved the walk just outside backdoor. Fab local pub, good food.

it was very peaceful and quiet at The Wilderness and there was plenty to see in area. The Wilderness was very cosy and had everything we needed was there sitting in garden watching wild life rabbits in field and squirrels playing

We loved the area and the location of The Wilderness, as the Shropshire hill walk was on your door step . Very peaceful and the local people were very friendly. Our dogs loved a run around the garden which is a little sun trap you get the sun all day .

By pure chance we found the perfect hideaway, in a beautiful setting. Peaceful and quiet with only the woodpeckers rapping now and then. We will be booking again for November. We had a perfect week and time passes much slower there.

The cottage is in a wonderfully quiet setting, just what we were hoping for. A very well equipped cottage with lots of information leaflets of the local area. There were some amazing walks and sites locally. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

Comfortable and homely, well equipped kitchen. I brought kindling and fire logs with me for a roaring wood burning stove, the lounge was cosy and warm. The bed was comfy, always a good night sleep.

The cottage was exactly as advertised and was a delightful place to stay for our 2 weeks. The house was presented very well and was very clean and tidy. The location was wonderfully peaceful & private, we immediately felt at home and very comfortable.

Such peace and quiet; and the wonderful garden with lots of wildlife only feet away from where you sat. The private courtyard was ideal for eating outdoors. A fantastic shower and the overall layout of cottage was perfect.

A little gem! Highly recommended

We had the most wonderful time at this stunning cottage! The place is beautifully finished, and has kept its lovely authentic feel. The dog-friendly pub is a mile down the end of lane from the cottage, so a nice easy walk and there is a little shop attached that is like an Aladdins cave. All the locals were really friendly and welcoming. The rear yard where the hot tub is, is fully enclosed so our dogs could be out with us whilst we bathed, and it was very private and not overlooked. I would highly recommend taking wood with you, the shop has it for a good price but they did run out over the weekend. We found some fab walks right from the doorstep , meaning you can stop in the pub for a few drinks after and warm on their lovely fire. The hot tub is fantastic after a day walking, it did take us about 24 hours to get up to temp as it was pretty cold outside, we then just lit the fire in the morning and found it to be the right temperature in the evening. The cottage has great facilities, and everything you could want. We will Definitely be back. Ps. Take some bird seed to feed the stunning birds that you can watch from the windows. Bliss


Stayed at this beautiful cottage for a week. Interior is cosy, spotlessly clean with all amenities including a dish washer & washing machine. The dogs loved the big spacious garden and the long walks in the breathtaking countryside of shropshire. It was like a home from home & our week went far too quickly. The owner left us a delicious cake for our arrival which was a lovely personal touch. The pub and shop are within 10 minutes walking distance . The pub serves superb food, we dined there every day. We wanted a tranquile holiday, to get us away from the hustle & bustle of city life & thats exactly what we got. We came home totally refreshed. If like us you love your dogs like family and you want them to join you on your holiday, i highly recvomend this dog friendly holiday home. You and your dogs will love it.


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