Courtyard Cottage, a Shropshire Holiday Cottage is joined to the owner's Victorian country house, in the rural hamlet of Wootton near Claverley on the edge of the National Trust Dudmaston Estate. The house is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and is only 5 miles from the delightful town of Bridgnorth.
Enter Courtyard Cottage across a brick paved courtyard; a small outdoor seating area is provided. The cottage has recently been fully refurbished to a very high standard. From the front door you enter the fitted kitchen complete with double oven, ceramic hob, larder fridge, dishwasher and washing machine with dryer. The kitchen has a small dining-breakfast area with seating; a high chair can be provided on request.
A wide flight of stairs from the kitchen leads to the spacious first floor sitting room complete with two sofas, one of which has a double pull-out bed. A 37" flatscreen TV with built-in freeview and DVD player is provided. Also, a Sony HiFi complete with iPod dock and DAB radio.
Off the sitting room, at the top of the stairs, is a well appointed bedroom with a super king-size double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair and wonderful views over the garden, fields and the Shropshire hills. The super king size double bed can be prepared as a double or split into twin beds on request. The Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down duvets and pillows are of the highest quality and ensure a cosy sleep. Off the sitting room, through a small dressing room is the bathroom fitted with bath, large double shower, wash basin and WC.
Guests are welcome to make use of the owners large garden with its lawns, double box hedges, pleached limes, orchard and kitchen garden, from which seasonal vegetables are often available. For children there is a fort with swings and slides and croquet on the lawn. Parents can sit and enjoy a glass of wine.
Bring your own Horse: Courtyard Cottage offers ideal Horse and Rider accommodation with a paddock with stabling available for extra rent.
Child Friendly: Childs Chair, cot and stairgate is provided, and children can play in extensive gardens complete with fantasy fort.
What you can see from the bedroom windows: Views across open countryside with unspolit views of the Severn Valley and Shropshire hills in the distance.
Tourist Attractions: Courtyard Cottage is near to Severn Valley Railway which runs between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster using variety of steam trains through picturesque country stations. Also nearby is Dudmaston Estate which offers something unexpected in the Shropshire countryside, a house that provides a classical setting for a collection of modern and contemporary art.
Visit Ironbridge Gorge Museum where you will find ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley. See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the Museums craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.
Sporting Activities: Walking enthusiasts will be thrilled at the walks available from the front door. If you love Golf visit Worfield Golf Club is located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside on the gentle slopes of the former Wyken Estate. The free draining loam sand provides the perfect base for all year round play on tees and greens. An excellent blend of both deciduous and coniferous trees complement the picturesque lakes to provide a challenge to golfers of all abilities.
For more extreme sporting activities visit The Edge Adventure and enjoy a huge range of activities including Quad Biking, Trekking, Mountain Boarding, Grass Boarding, 4x Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Off Road Karting. There are many different and interesting Cycling routes in and around Bridgenorth.
Drinking and Eating: Within a mile of Courtyard Cottage you will find Six Ashes Pub and Tuscano Italian Restaurant offering simple Mediterranean style cuisine. Visit the The Plough at Claverley, perfect either for a quick pint, or for those who want to enjoy good food in a restaurant which offers home cooked food and a great atmosphere to enjoy it in.
Foodstore: The nearest supermarket is Tesco at Bridgnorth. Why not pre order a grocery delivery for when you arrive.
Things you should know about Duken Courtyard Cottage: The cottage is adjoined to the owners Victorian country house.
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Living room with sofa bed
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes.
All linen and towels supplied. Cottage serviced and cleaned prior to arrival.
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Formal garden with seating. Children's play area with fort, swings and slide.
Local Services: Shop and petrol station 1/2 mile away. Several pubs and restaurants nearby.
Follow the A458 towards Stourbridge. Travel approx 4 miles to a crossroads and turn right for Quatt. Then, take the first left and Duken House is a large Victorian House on the right.
Follow the A458 towards Bridgnorth, passing through Stourton, Enville and Six Ashes. After Rushmere petrol station/shop, turn left for Quatt, then take the first left, and Duken House is a large Victorian house on the right.
Follow the A442 towards Bridgnorth, passing through Shatterford, Alverley and Quatt. Turn right in Quatt by the church, follow the lane for 1 mile, through the ford, take the next left and Duken House is a large Victorian house on the left.
Enter the drive through either gate and park in front of the house. The cottage is to the right of the main house, through the courtyard.