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17th Century Semi-Detached Cottage in Peaceful, Rural Village.



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Family Friendly: garden, trampoline, table tennis, animals. Great walking & cycling. Lots to do whatever the weather!

Framley Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Longnor, and within easy reach of the historic Shropshire towns of Ludlow (30 minutes), Shrewsbury (20 minutes) Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Ironbridge and is the perfect spot to enjoy all the attractions of Shropshire. Cyclists will find that there are a range of interesting routes to suit all ages and levels of fitness and we will be delighted to share with you some of our favourites!

The house is bright as well as cosy and a real home from home. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with bunk beds. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove, TV and DVD. The kitchen is well equipped including dishwasher, cooker and microwave and there is a separate utility room with washing machine.

Children of all ages are welcome. The house has a small private garden with table and chairs but children are welcome to share our own family climbing frame and trampoline. You can also play table tennis and badminton. In a field at the end of the garden we generally have a few ponies and some pigs or lambs (depending on the season)!

There are a few local pubs / restaurants and a farm shop and 'village shop' within a couple of miles. This is essentially a quiet village location where there are few sounds to disturb except for birds in the trees!

The Shropshire Hills 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' is on our doorstep and there are many wonderful places to visit and views to admire, whether on foot, bike or by car.

Shrewsbury and Ludlow are well worth a visit and have many independent restaurants and shops as well as some lovely Tudor streets. Ludlow also has an outdoor market on several days of the week. From May onwards there are many cultural, agricultural and music festivals such as the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury International Street Theatre Festival, Ludlow Fringe Festival, Church Stretton Arts Festival to name but a few! (for more details check (www.shropshiretourism.co.uk).

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We,Sophie, Mark, Kate (aged 14) and Louis (aged 12) live in the house next door and Sophie looks after the holiday house. We have been living in Longnor for 9 years (although Sophie grew up nearby). We can recommend lots of good walks and cycle rides, family friendly places to go and things to do! Sophie is a nurse and Mark works in international development.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Warm and friendly welcome. Great cottage and lovely rural setting. Kids loved it!'

'The cottage was faultless, loved the wood-burner!'

'We have had a lovely break: the cottage is wonderful and we love Shropshire'

'Excellent location for exploring the surrounding areas. Very well-presented cottage too!'
Oct 2012
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1 holidaymaker review


Relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be all that the owner had described! It was very comfortable and well appointed. Although our visit was during a quite warm September it would be very cosy during colder months. The owner Sophie, could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My grandmother used to live in this house and it has been in my family for many generations. We love living in Shropshire because of its beautiful scenery and for the peace and quiet. The children have lots of freedom to ride and cycle around and the community is very friendly.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 61 Miles Nearest Barpub : Dorrington at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Holyhead at 129 Miles Nearest Golf : Church Stretton at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Church Stretton at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M54 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dorrington at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Aberdovery at 73 Miles


The nearest beach is at Aberdovey, Wales - approx 2 hours away.


Nearest airports are Birmingham (2 hours), Manchester (2 hours), Bristol (2 hours 30 minutes). Holyhead ferry port is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Nearest train station is Church Stretton (5 miles) or Shrewsbury (8 miles).

The village is approx 20 minutes drive from the start of the M54 motorway.

The village is NOT well served by public transport and it is recommended that visitors have access to a car.


Nearest shop for general groceries is in Dorrington (2 miles).

There are several pubs and restaurants within 2 miles (Ryton, Dorrington and Leebotwood).

Church Stretton (5 miles) has shops, restaurants, bike hire shops, supermarkets and banks

Nearest cinema and swimming pool is in Shrewsbury (8 miles).

Further Details:

Besides walking and cycling, which are the great local attractions - the scenery is absolutely gorgeous - there are several wonderful historic towns nearby which are well worth a visit. Shrewsbury (8 miles) and Ludlow (20 miles) are full of old buildings (especially black and white Tudor) and plenty of small and independent shops as well as nice places to eat. Ludlow is also famous for its food festival and for being at the forefront of the Slow-Food Movement.

Church Stretton (5 miles) is the gateway to the Stretton Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (including the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones) and there is a bike hire shop and shops selling walking gear in the town. If you like something more adventurous, you can learn paragliding (http://www.beyondextremeparagliding.co.uk/) or gliding (http://www.longmynd.com/) and both places offer taster sessions!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total hire charge is payable on booking and the balance no later than 21 days before the start of the holiday.
The cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Bookings usually run from Saturday - Saturday (7 nights) but we can be flexible. Please get in touch if you require other periods for your stay and we shall do our best to accommodate your booking.

Notes on prices:
£250-£450 depending on season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Longnor is a very quiet village but within easy reach of Birmingham and Manchester. It is conveniently situated only one mile from the A49 road, which is a quick link to the M54. The area is really not very touristy and unlike some parts of the country, when you go on hill walks you'll barely see another person. We think it gets overlooked as a holiday destination.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs the main bathroom has a toilet, basin and bath with shower over. There is an additional toilet and wash basin downstairs


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large, comfortable double bed, bedside tables, lamps and chest of drawers Bedroom 2 has a bunk bed, cupboard for hanging clothes and small chest of drawers


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Framley Cottage is a semi-detached 17th century property. The owners live in the other part of the house and therefore are on hand in case of any difficulties. Outside: Small private garden with chairs and table for outdoor seating in the warmer months. The garden is secured by a fence and gate so is safe for small children. We have a trampoline and climbing frame in the main garden which guests' children are welcome to use (please supervise!). We have some ponies (including 2 Shetlands!), 3 pigs or lambs (except in the winter) and a variety of chickens which visitors are welcome to pat and feed. You can also play table tennis and badminton. We also have a few bicycles which can be borrowed (without cost) for on-road cycling - useful for quick trips to the pub! If you bring your own cycles, we can keep them locked up for you. Utility Room: Washing machine. drying 'horse', ironing board and iron. There is also a clothes line and pegs for hanging washing to dry outside Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen (including tea towels) are included (changed weekly).

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