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Converted Georgian school house nestling in the stunning Clun Valley

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

Kerry Lawrence
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Nov 2013
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Craven Arms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Converted Georgian school house nestling in the stunning Clun Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderfully Renovated History

  • 5 of 5

Kerry was wonderful to work with and so helpful when it came to any questions that we had, including changing our booking at the last minute. Provided great suggestions for the area too. The two local pubs in Clun were just a few minutes away and had good food and a great atmosphere. Gorgeous home and beautifully renovated.

Thank you for a memorable holiday

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful Conversion, with lots of character remaining, peacful & tranqil settings

  • 5 of 5

The reason for the stay was two-fold, it was my youngest Daughters 30th Birthday, and my Husband is recovering from major heart surgery. The property therefore was ideal, a beautiful tranquil location, the house was spotless, with every necessary amenity available for self catering. The Home Owner could not have been more helpful, in accomodating with clear direction and guidance in facilitating a wonderful short break. Not withstandihng the Peace and Tranquility within the vicinity, there is easy access to places like, Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, and much more beautiful countryside. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and family.

The Jones Family - Hednesford, Staffordshire.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Stylish, Spacious and Welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

I should start by saying we are by and large the fussy end of the spectrum when it comes to rents. The School House did not disappoint! In fact we hadn't planned on going to Shropshire, but searched the country looking for somewhere for two families (8 in total) to stay. The School House looked perfect, was within an area of outstanding natural beauty so we booked. House was perfect, lovely well thought out refurbishment with lots of clever touches. Offa's Dyke walks were literally on the doorstep, local pub was very welcoming, lots of firewood left for us to have roaring fires. Kerry's communication was warm, friendly and first class. A definite recommendation.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect house for a big family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our extended family at The Old School over a long weekend. The house is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped! The surrounding is beautiful and whether you like long (or short) walks, old castles or market towns there's something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Old Schhol - Family Ester Break

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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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
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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.


Rates & Availability

Craven Arms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $195.44

Full refund of monies property owner receives (i.e. less any HomeAway administration fees) if cancelled prior to 30 days before visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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