Self-Catering in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Situated in the pretty village of Clive which nestles into Grinshill hill, a nature reserve, is Redmarley, a spacious family house. With a local shop and village pub to hand, it is just the right place for an excellent holiday.
In fact, the owners of the property grew up in it and regularly return here for holidays with their own families. There they enjoy relaxing in the large garden, listening to the buzzards meou -ing as they wheel overhead, sometimes seeing a helicopter from Shawbury, perhaps even one of the ones used by Princes William and Harry when they trained there to be helicopter pilots. The mediaeval market town of Shrewsbury is only 8 miles away.
The house is spacious. The accommodation consists of 2 large living rooms, a quiet room/study, a fully fitted kitchen and separate utility room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a cloakroom. There is a living room/garden room and a dining room. Both face south onto the back garden and are sun-traps, but there is also a gas fire in the dining room and an open wood fire in the living room/garden room should a little extra comfort be required. There is plenty of comfortable seating in both rooms and a large table in the dining room which is ideal for playing board games on. The television, hi-fi and DVD player are all in the garden room, and there are radios scattered throughout the house. Next door to the cloakroom, at the end of the house is the study in which one can quietly sit and read or work. Plenty of books and maps are available.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one containing two single beds and the other a double bed. There is also a new bathroom with both a shower and a bath. Bathroom, cloakroom and utility room all have a lavatory. A flight of stairs leads up from the airy hall to the other bedrooms, one of which contains a truckle bed (a single bed or can be made into two single beds) and the other a divan double bed measuring 6' 3'' by 4'. Again there is a new bathroom, with a shower and lavatory.
The new modern kitchen, which also has a walk-in pantry, is well equipped. It leads into the utility room which can double as an over-flow kitchen, or be used to wash or dry muddy clothes and shoes. It contains the washing-machine.
The house has gas central heating with a condensing boiler so there is always hot water. The stove is electric.
At the back of the house, there is a courtyard and patio flagged with sandstone. This is accessible from both the back door and a patio door situated in the garden room, and is an excellent place to sunbathe. There is a variety of garden furniture available for use, as well as some outdoor games and toys suitable for children. There is also a charcoal barbecue.
The garden is large and extends both back and front of the house. It is deliberately kept semi-wild in places to encourage the wildlife. Some of the plants are wildflowers, there to help the bees and other pollinators. A number of different birds can be seen and bird food is available for anyone who would like to fill up the feeders. There is a file in the house where you can record what species of wildlife you have seen. There are also a number of other interesting features. For example, can you find the dragon?
There is plenty of parking on the circular drive at the front of the house.
The village shop provides a good selection of delicious local food, including the local icecream, as well as newspapers, or, slightly farther afield is the Farm Shop at Battlefield which is a veritable foodies’ treasure trove. There you can buy ready-meals made in their own kitchen, or the ingredients for your own meal or even treat yourself to a tasty meal in their café. Afterwards you could visit the historical site of the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1489, or perhaps go for “ A Walk with a Hawk”. From Redmarley, you could walk (or drive) to the Inn at Grinshill, or the Station Inn at Yorton. There are supermarkets in the local towns of Shrewsbury and Wem.
Clive is a perfect base for exploring Shropshire. Grinshill hill is an easy climb from the house with both short or longer walks to be done. It also gives access onto the Shropshire Way. Farther afield are the remote hills in South Shropshire, not much changed from Brother Cadfael’s day. The geology is fascinating, some of the oldest rocks in the country are found here. The wildlife is exceptional. Both Grinshill hill and the churchyard at Clive are nature reserves. The Stiperstones is a National Nature Reserve, internationally important and the mysterious mosses and meres of Ellesmere and its environs are unique. Shrewsbury, where Charles Darwin was born, is a fascinating town of historic importance. It too has some excellent eateries and a delightful collection of unusual shops. Ironbridge, nearby, was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. And there are important Roman remains at Wroxeter, as well as a vineyard close by!
What better place to come for a holiday.
|Room / Unit||Price||No. Of Rooms / Units||Sleeps|
|House||£300.00 - £600.00(Per unit per week)||1||6|
Short Breaks from £200. Please enquire for more details.
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The Shropshire village of Clive is about 9 miles north of Shrewsbury, off the A49 Shrewsbury/ Whitchurch road. After passing through Hadnall village, turn left following the signposts to Clive. Where the churchyard wall begins turn left into Back Lane. Redmarley is on the left hand side.
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