|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
We all had a great time this weekend. The house is amazing and really well equipped. Very Spacious and not cramped at all considering how many of us there were. Loved the bunk bed, the open fire and the setting. Lovely walks around too and great to get out of the busy town and come somewhere quiet. Think we may be back again soon!
Our entire family had a lovely stay at the old school. Plenty of space both inside and out for the children to enjoy, fabulous view right out the front where I sat and enjoyed a glass of Rioja as the sun settled each evening. Beautiful walks and countryside. The entire building has been designed to a high spec with the kitchen being the most impressive – I give the kitchen 10% of the credit for the awesome beef and pork roast I cooked
We would highly recommend this place just as much as the location it sits in.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£150|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.