Listing Ref: 94
Alder Lodge Clunton near Clun, Heart of England
Alder Lodge has been exquisitely designed and finished, to provide bright, luxurious accommodation in this picturesque place. It is one of ten stunning lodges situated in this lovely, peaceful park on the banks of the River Clun.
The Alder lodge benefits from plenty of traditional features, such as wood panelling and a classic woodburning stove.
Large French windows lead out onto raised decking that looks out over the lovely rural surroundings, perfect for long summer evenings basking in the peaceful atmosphere.
Cosy and luxurious, the lodge is an idyllic place for a romantic retreat or a peaceful family holiday.
Alder Lodge accommodation
All on the ground floor, the lodge consists of two bedrooms: one double with direct access to the bathroom, and one twin. The bathroom has a bath, a separate shower, a basin and WC.
The open plan living area is stunning. Bright and spacious, it has a modern kitchen, dining area and cosy sitting area. The traditional woodburner provides a great place where guests can relax and unwind no matter what the weather is doing.
French doors lead to a large, furnished decking area, ideal for morning coffees in the sun or drinks on warm summer evenings.
General amenities include: gas central heating with a woodburner, an electric oven, a gas hob, a microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher.
The lodge is equipped with a Smart TV with FreeSat and a Blu-ray player, an iPod dock/radio, Wi-Fi, and a great selection of books, games and DVDs, so guests will ever be short on entertainment.
Fuel, powerm the starter pack for the woodburner, bed linen and towels are all included in the rent. There is off road parking with space for two cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
The nearest shop is 2.5 miles away, and a pub just a 10-minute walk.
Please note: there are 4 steps (with a handrail) leading to the cottage entrance and 4 steps up to the rear decking, so care must be taken, and the lodge may not be suitable for those who are less able.
The lodge has direct access to the River Clun, on which the owner has fishing rights, guests must obtain their own rod licence
• Note: Due to the nearby fast-flowing river, children must be supervised at all times
Alder Lodge surrounding area
A.E. Houseman’s poem, A Shropshire Lad, defined Clun as ‘the quietest place under the sun’, and with its dramatic ruin of a Norman castle, Saxon church, the bustling river which flows under the 14th century pack horse bridge, and a country inn, Clun is a rural gem situated in the South Shropshire Hills.
It lies on the Shropshire Way in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the border of Wales, an area known as The Marches. This unspoilt part of Britain has an abundance of wildlife and beautiful unhindered walking and cycling routes winding their way through the countryside with the Clun and Kerry Forests, Offa’s Dyke, and Kerry Ridgeway all close by.
There are a wide range of festivals and shows on offer in the surrounding area throughout the year, including The Green Man festival in May, in Hay-on-Wye. From Clun, you can also enjoy exploring the historic towns of Bishop’s Castle, Presteigne, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, and Hereford, a must for visitors.
There are excellent walks and cycle paths from the doorstep of this Shropshire lodge, with the enchanting wildlife site of Clunton Coppice just a short stroll away.
Bury Ditches is close by, boasting an impressive Iron Age earthwork fort from which uninterrupted views can be enjoyed.
The local history of this impressive area can also be discovered in the village of Clun, a short distance from this Shropshire lodge along the valley, with its romantic 11th century castle ruin and local amenities including shops, tea rooms and welcoming rustic pubs.
An outstanding Shropshire lodge, ideal for a memorable holiday at any time of year.