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“Comfortable Cranberry Cottage”
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View from Lower Farm
Stiperstones Studio
Cottage living area
Stiperstones View kitchen/diner
Stiperstones View bed area
Stiperstones View living area
Cranberry cottage, outside  sitting area and plenty of parking
Cottage sitting area with stove
Cottage bedroom panorama
'Probably the best view in Shropshire' - tourist assessor
Stokesay Castle -best fortified manor house in England
The Bog Visitor Centre - famous for its cakes and only 30 minutes walk away
Entrance to Lower Farm, Shelve showing views
Grave of the last Sin Eater at Ratlinghope
Tankerville lead mine - a short walk away
Ironbridge gorge, museums & happy guests
Trevitihick's steam engine at Ironbridge Victorian Town - 30 years before The Rocket
The totality of the 'village' of Shelve. Nice and quiet
Wenlock Priory - once the largest church in the world
Buildwas Abbey ceramics
Haugmand Abbey - lots behind the unpossessing facade
A snowy view from Lower farm
Lower farm from a balloon - easily arranged  for you
Golden Valley, Long Mynd
Cranberry Cottage shower room
Autumn view of Cranberry Cottage
Lower Farm from the air, looking towards Bromlow Callow
Long Mynd from the air
Laburnam tree in full golden candle mode with Stiperstone Ridge behind
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Shelve, Minsterley, Shropshire, England

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Fiona L
Malvern, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable Cranberry Cottage”
Reviewed September 16, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Lovely conversion looking out on to what may have been original farmyard, now tidy courtyard with views to Stiperstones beyond. All we needed within, everything including a basket of logs for the woodburner (not needed due to good weather) and a welcoming tray including tea, gooseberry jam and fresh milk in the fridge.
Lovely walks from the front door and lots of maps and information available if needed. Stiperstones are famed, and rightfully, Cardingmill beautiful even when school/coach parties throng.
We adored Bishop's Castles individual stores (Check out 'Simpsons' for unique items and some seriously cool reggae), the market and charity shops in Newtown - W H Smiths for original 30's (?) tiles on frontage and inside, and the most excellent wholefood/organic store 'Harvest' at Lydham.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
24 Sep 2011
Sorry the duvet was too warm - we do have other thicknesses available when someone asks. We'll need to add that into the welcome information, so thanks for pointing it out.
Paul
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john e
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
718 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“September 2011: Another wonderful stay at Lower Farm”
Reviewed September 16, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Another delightful two week holiday at Lower Farm - our third visit - and once again we wished we could have stayed longer. The studio is clean, cosy and comfortable with wonderful views and all the amenities we could have wished for, and the new owners made us very welcome. This is an excellent base for anyone who loves hill walking, with the hills of the Stiperstones only a mile away. Its also a good central location for visits to Shrewsbury, Bishops Castle, and Church Stretton, all with their own unique charms. We will be back!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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fiona s
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent base for some great mountain biking”
Reviewed August 22, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

This quiet extremely well equipped studio is spacious and comfortable with stunning views. The surrounding area is perfect for "from the door" bike rides and walks. The stiperstones are just 10 minutes away by bike and the lanes, tracks and bridleways of Shropshire are excellent fun and very quiet. There are many additonal options by driving just a short distance to the Long Mynd or Wenlock Edge or across in to the Welsh borders. There are so many options for rides from here that we will definitely be back to sample more.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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LsaKingsw...
Kingswinford,England
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
102 hotel reviews
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“Salopian Retreat”
Reviewed July 24, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Having recently spent four nights staying in The Stiperstones Studio, (perfect for 2) we can report that everything exceeded our expectations. This first class, stylish accommodation, set in a more remote area of Shropshire is spotless, beautifully kept and provides peace and quiet, views, walks and interesting towns and villages within driving distance. There is a secluded patio set amongst a cottage garden beyond the veg plot. It was lovely to sit there admiring the views over the fields, the black and white cows and the hills beyond. We had a very warm welcome from our hosts who provided us with a starter pack and later delicious salad leaves fresh from the garden.

I particularly appreciated the small things - plenty of towels, t towels and all the items needed to wash up etc! Fully equipped - there was nothing we needed that we did not find there. The bed was very comfortable and the bedding good quality.( View from the bed was rather addictive)!

A lovely place to watch the sunset from is outside the Callow Hill pub. A must for visits further afield - Ludlow on a market day. Go up church tower,(small charge). Its worth it. Also Ironbridge. From the Ironbridge walk upwards through any of the small alleyways on the hillside passing tiny odd shaped cottages, pubs, churches etc, to get a real feel of the place.

Would thoroughly recommend Lower Shelve Farm for an escape from the stresses of life.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
Your age range 50-64
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sa0u8230
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed May 24, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

We stayed in the studio apartment and were a bot worried about the size as it was a studio but there was no need it was large and comfortable with an amazing sofa. The rooms were cleaned to an exceptionally high standard and all the fittings were modern. There were information packs provided for all types of activities and if you are into walking there is a path straight from the back into fields and public walkways.

The owners were lovely and provided tea, milk, biscuits and some fresh salad leaves from their garden not to mention what looked like homemade marmalade. The kitchen was fully equipped like your kitchen at home and not all like a self catering apartment which can sometimes be sparse.

Only negative was that the heaters did not seem to heat up very much but the studio was warm enough and it didn't bother us. Overall an excellent experience at a great price and i have very high standards.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
25 May 2011
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Weather has been bizarre for temperature(and wind!) recently and storage radiators are difficult to regulate - but there is a panel heater and a coal effect fan heater should things need a boost (and fans if they need to go the other way). We will look at enhancing the information book to explain the additional heating. I'm just happy you were warm enough without the extras.
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TonyMoorh...
Yarcombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Room with a View”
Reviewed April 9, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

The Studio at Lower Farm was a great find - serendipity indeed. Our hosts attended to our every need, advising us on walks, eating places, trips in the area and recommendations for local hostelries! My wife even came back with some plants donated from the gardens. The accommodation was fully equipped, including Sky TV which we did not feel the need to sample, it being sufficient to admire the views of Stiperstones in the far distance. A peaceful retreat ideally located for both short and long stays. Thank you Jean and Paul - Morris on.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Apr 2011
Thanks for the review Tony - hopefully we'll meet up again soon. Perhaps come back and see what other new plants are unfurling later in the year, I'm sure more can be cloned!
Paul
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Gerigypsi...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Come Back Again!”
Reviewed April 1, 2011 for a stay in March 2011

The views are wonderful, the countryside idyllic, the accommodation is first class. For a couple who like some space "Cranberry Cottage" is warm, cosy and private. Complete with a separate bedroom (the doonas are beautifully warm) bathroom, lounge/dining & a fully equipped kitchen it is all you need for a great self-catering holiday. We explored the countryside, ate at small pubs, local cafes and a one star Michelin restaurant, visited castles, Stately piles and met lots of friendly locals. Our only regret is we couldn't stay longer!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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