Cwm Cole

Knighton, Shropshire
Self-catering


Garden trees laden with bounty, sheep grazing the hills: a delicious Shropshire setting for a friendly, comfortable, family-size retreat

Bed

8 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

The
Experience

This remote grouping of Welsh border workers’ cottages has become a warm and peaceful place to stay. Cwm Cole lies down a winding lane, with barns next door and unbroken views of the hills; drink them in from the shared cottage garden. Andrew and Janet are just next door, she with a creative and colourful eye, and a wonderful way of making you feel instantly at home. Downstairs has a fascinating layout. You enter a large welcoming hall, with a dining room to the left and a galley kitchen beyond, opening directly into a sitting room which can also be reached via the hall… and there’s a loo under the stairs. Imagine white painted stone walls and good comfy armchairs, welly boots of many sizes, logs for the burner, rugs for the floor and flowers for the table, chunky modern furniture and charming country pieces. Walking is the big draw, with heaps of useful guides and maps for Offa’s Dyke – on the doorstep. Return home to bedrooms bright, book-lined and homely (children could fight over the cabin bed!) and bathrooms spotless and tidy. Outside: vegetables, barbecue and a huge fabric sail to keep your lunch in the shade.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £97
Weekly price
from £680
1 House for 10
From £978 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

I booked Cwm Cole for 9 adults and 2 babies as a getaway for my 40th birthday and I couldn't have picked anywhere more perfect. The location, the cottage, the information given by Janet both beforehand and during our stay was all fantastic. The cottage is homely, cosy, interesting and has everything you need - including fab wooden train sets and huge amounts of lego for children - with amazing views all around (particularly from the top of the hill just a 10 min walk). I came away with family this time and know my friends would love it - I very much hope to return. Thank you Janet & Andrew!

Catherine

6 delighted adults & 3 excited children had a wonderful celebratory weekend here in late summer sunshine. A blissful setting outdoors & glorious comfort indoors. Our only grievance was that we couldn't stay longer..but a week's stay is a priority now. We did not meet the owners but we're still made very welcome by lovely flapjacks & even lovelier notes from Janet. Very highly recommended for happy family groups.

Clare

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Cwm Cole. What a find! Every detail has been attended to - the place is spotless. We were welcomed with flowers, local honey and apple juice and homemade flapjacks. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with plenty of interesting places to visit and walk to. A wonderful place to spend a family week.

Lisa

Tucked into a dip between hill, Cwm Cole is a lovely, restful retreat, with walks from the door leading to views of ridge after ridge of green hills and the distant Black Mountain. We were greeted with a basket of Shropshire honey, local apple juice and home-made flap-jacks - a welcome touch after a three hour journey. The log-burner was ready to light and the new kitchen and cosy living area with extensive book and CD library waiting for us. Cannot recommend enough sitting in the garden, enjoying a fresh coffee and flapjack and soaking up the peace and views. Therapy for families or groups!

Ken

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Janet & Andrew Lewis

  • A gorgeous 30 minute walk from the front door takes you up onto Offa's dyke for absolute quiet and 360 degree hilly views stretching away into Wales and rural Shropshire.
  • Walks galore whether a gentle stroll or more strenuous muddy hike, the best way to explore this undiscovered corner of England. Cross the bridge in Llanfairwaterdine and you are in Wales.
  • Crumbling castles and hillforts dot the landscape, a legacy of it's turbulent past. Play at medieval knights in the grand surroundings of Ludlow castle, pretty Clun or chocolate box Stokesay. Maybe simply have a cream tea while musing about the past.
  • Cwm Cole is surrounded by streams and woods...perfect for building dams and dens and what childhood should be about whether you are 4 or 40.
  • Stonking pubs include the Sun in Leintwardine, a rare parlour pub, the CAMRA mecca of Bishops Castle with two fine brewery pubs, the Three Tuns and Six Bells and then there's the Harp at Old Radnor, just like a traditional pub should be . Cheers.
  • For a special meal out Ludlow is foodie heaven but then how about the Michelin starred pub, the Stagg at Titley about 30 mins drive.