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Converted Georgian school house nestling in the stunning Clun Valley

Kerry Lawrence

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Kerry Lawrence

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2015
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Converted Georgian school house nestling in the stunning Clun Valley

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Craven Arms House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Sitting on the edge of the village of Newcastle in the rural Clun valley, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the Old School is a luxury conversion of the former village school built in 1830. Exposed beams, a triple height sitting room, wooden and stone floors all give a feeling of space, light and room to relax. The dining room seats 10 in comfort. Set in 3 acres land - courtyard, gardens and woods on the side of the valley, you may feel you don't want to go out and explore at all. The house offers a perfect rural retreat for up to 8 people. The Clun valley nestles in the wilds of the Shropshire hills. See buzzards circling high above the valley floor. Climb the hills and you may see red kites. Whether its for walks and fresh air and historic towns or great food and home to a roaring fire, the Old School awaits your visit.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kerry Lawrence (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Converted Georgian school house nestling in the stunning Clun Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Excellent base in Shropshire

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Old Schoolhouse over Easter 2013 and would heartily recommend it as a location for family gatherings in Shropshire.

The house is beautifully designed and supplied with all the conveniences to make it a comfortable home for the week.

With easy access to beautiful walks, historic castles and great pubs, as well as the wonderful town of Ludlow, it's easy to spend a very enjoyable week there.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely fantastic! The design, quality of the fixtures and fittings, and setting combine to make a truly unforgettable experience. Everyone involved in organising our stay was helpful and friendly. I usually would not stay in the same place twice, as there are so many great locations in the UK, but I would gladly return to this gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful property in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This was probably the first place I have ever been where the property is actually more impressive in real life than in the photos! A really excellent property, very stylishly decorated and very well provisioned and maintained. The bedrooms are excellent, but the highlight is definitely the lounge. It was very clean when we arrived and there was plenty of firewood left for us. We would recommend this property without a moments hesitation, we are already thinking of another occasion that will give us an excuse to book again!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Old School House Again

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time here for a special event - my 65th this time. It is really hard to describe how much everyone enjoyed their stay here. Some were at our previous event in July 2009, for others it was their 1st visit. Yet again it lived up to, and went beyond our expectations. It is simply a stunning place in a stunning location and is very, very comfortable and well equipped. The owner's rep, Lesley, is next door and is very helpful. We are already planning what excuse we have for another celebration here - noit that we need one. Cannot recommend it too highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

a beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The house was large, very well-equipped and clean. Linen and towels were of good quality, and the extra touches on arrival - milk, condiments, and bread were appreciated. The house is spacious and quiet, with beautiful views over the valley. We stayed for a family weekend and it was perfect for this purpose. The large dining area and kitchen make catering very straightforward. It is difficult to think of any way in which this property could be improved for guests - it was really delightful. The price appeared to us to be very reasonable given how spacious and well-equipped the property is, and the beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Merseyside
5

A lovely long weekend in an excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

The Old School is a beautifully converted property set in a lovely location. The rooms are all large,clean and very well furnished. The kitchen has every pot, pan and glass you could possibly wish for, perfect for our Come Dine With Me Weekend. It is an ideal setting for a relaxing break. We would highly recomend this property to people of all ages.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Offa's Dyke can be seen from the House and is just one of the many marked trails to explore nearby, which include the Jack Mytton Way and the Kerry RIdgeway. Walk all day and not see a soul then enjoy a drink back at the village pub. A couple of miles away is Clun, with its castle ruins shops and pubs. The local small towns of Bishop's Castle and Montgomery offer cafes and shops with nooks and crannies to explore. South is the historic market town of Ludlow. Complete with castle and beautiful walks by the river Teme it is famous for its food shops and restaurants. North is the city of Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael country and here you'll find larger shops. Closer to home is Church Stretton, gateway to the uplands of the Long Mynd, formed from ancient volcanoes where a herd of wild ponies roam free. The English Marches become the Welsh hills and mountains, another country on the doorstep. Explore the beauty of the Elan Valley and its dams and take the mountain road across to the coast.

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Rates & Availability

From £180 Per night

Craven Arms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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3 night minimum stay
£180
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£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Craven Arms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Platform Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Choice of bed on platform or sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking

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