• About The Larches

    With solar panels and wood pellet stove, this log cabin offers eco-friendly and cosy accommodation in a magnificent position high on the Kerry Ridgeway, with far-reaching views across the Shropshire Hills. This holiday cabin has been thoughtfully situated to offer privacy and outstanding views, and a tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. After a glorious day’s walking or cycling on quiet rural lanes, visitors can relax in their own blissful hot tub and delight in an opportunity to star gaze into the night sky with no light pollution. Bishop’s Castle, a charming market town with two breweries, shops, pubs and eateries is 5 miles. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders are all a short drive.
    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.
    Woodburner in living room inc. CH, solar panels (run by pellet stove), elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Wii. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    One Storey features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike Store
      Bike Store
    • Detached Property
      Detached Property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Ground Floor Facilities
      Ground Floor Facilities
    • Games Console - Wii
      Games Console - Wii
    • Enclosed Garden / Patio
      Enclosed Garden / Patio
    • Garden / Patio
      Garden / Patio
    • Golf Nearby
      Golf Nearby
    • Highchair
    • Horse Riding Nearby
      Horse Riding Nearby
    • Romantic Collection
      Romantic Collection
    • Rural Location
      Rural Location
    • Woodburning Stove
      Woodburning Stove
    • Christmas Themed Cottage
      Christmas Themed Cottage
    • Wifi
    • Short Breaks All Year
      Short Breaks All Year
    • Cot Available
      Cot Available
    • Bed Linen & Towels Included
      Bed Linen & Towels Included
    • Washing Machine
      Washing Machine
    • Private Hot Tub
      Private Hot Tub
    • Car Parking - On Site
      Car Parking - On Site
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    9.5 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews

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    out of 10

    We had 3 night break in very clean and well equipped cottage. In a lovely location with easy access to small town for shopping. Gareth was very welcoming and helpful and hope to return.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-04-16



    out of 10

    Amazing place to stay, half an hour drive to any shops but lodge is beautiful. Will book again.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-04-06



    out of 10

    We had another fabulous stay at The Larches. The lodge is well equipped and the expansive views are amazing. It is especially great to be in the hot tub when there is a starry sky.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-26



    out of 10

    A beautiful cabin in the middle of nowhere - Perfect. A wonderful friendly welcome from Gareth and Anne. Stunning scenery with lovely long walks - Geocaching heaven for anyone in the know. There are no local amenities but that is just what we wanted and were well aware of this when we booked, so everything we needed for the weekend we took with us - didn't have to use the car at all. Hot tub was a superb way to end the days, enjoying the night sky in all its glory with no light pollution. Cottage was clean and homely with everything we needed to relax and unwind. If you want a tranquil location with stunning views and lovely walks this is perfect for you as it is relaxation personified. We will definitely return. Thank you Gareth and Anne.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-12-04



    out of 10

    It was just what we needed. A hot tub and seclution. Views. Peace and quiet. We watched the stars at night from the hot tub. Amazing! We wanted to see shooting stars and we did. We love this place.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-11-27



    out of 10

    An excellent luxurious lodge that is ideal for a week or weekend of total relaxation. The height of pampering is relaxing in the Hot Tub for an hour after a day out. Local amenities include Pubs and shops about five miles from site. Lots of lovely views of the Welsh hills and valleys. A great day out is a visit to the Elan Valley Reservoirs for a long walk or bike ride or just wander around the visitor centre. See the wildlife and birds aplenty. Very much enjoyed the week. Thankyou.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-11-17



    out of 10

    Wonderful location and scenery, perfect lodge, warm and comfortable, Anne, Gordon and Gareth look after you so well and make sure you have everything and will always help.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-10-09



    out of 10

    15th-18th September - loved this lodge, had everything we needed. Hot tub was amazing, looking at the stars from it at midnight was fantastic. Listening to the owls and seeing a barn owl fly over us at one point was great. It was so quiet here and did not see any traffic all the time we were here except the odd farm vehicle. We cannot wait to come back.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-18



    out of 10

    An excellent lodge with amazing views and fabulous Hot Tub. Stargazing from the hot tub at midnight....magical!

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-15



    out of 10

    Great location for total peace and quiet, you will think you are suffering hearing loss, you have to be there to understand the tranquility.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-08



    out of 10

    Nice lodge in a lovely secluded location. Great uninterrupted view of the countryside. Very nice and helpful owners. Would recommend for a peaceful break.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-01



    out of 10

    Beautiful cottage; glorious location; wonderful hosts in Mr & Mrs Lewis - we will certainly hope to return one day.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-08-25



    out of 10

    The Larches is well equipped and decorated and furnished to a high standard. There is everything you need for a real home from home experience, even down to a games console in the lounge and comfy loungers to enjoy the outside space. The views from the lodge are delightful and best enjoyed from the hot tub. The location is remote and it is well worth taking all the supplies you feel you will need as the closest town is a good 20 min drive along a single track road. If you are a geocacher, there are a couple of good trails right on the doorstep and good walks locally. The owners are living close by but they are welcoming and unobtrusive. Lots of bird watching to be done and there are plenty of sheep to listen to as they graze the fields directly behind the lodge. The Larches is really well soundproofed, there was no noise disturbance when doors/windows were shut at night. For us, the only downside was that the beds were a little too firm. I would love to pick this lodge up and transport it to a location closer to my own home and would recommend it highly for a relaxing holiday.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-07-21



    out of 10

    Great cottage and great location if you like isolation which is why be picked it. Very well equipped and helpful owner make us most welcome. Only accessed by very narrow lanes which made for interesting driving but made it fun. We only meet another vehicle on one occasion. The hot tub was wonderful when you come in from a long day walking. Nice having two bathrooms and the eco stove was good too. Warm and comfortable.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-06-26



    out of 10

    We stayed at the Larches 14th - 19th June had a fantastic time. Can not fault the lodge or the owners they were so lovely. The only problem we had was that it went too quick. The lodge is lovely and the view is breath taking. We have stayed in a few lodges but this one is definitely the best. We cant wait to book again. Lin & Geoff

    Confirmed guest, 2017-06-19



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