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The Boat House Lodge is your home-from-home open plan apartment located in Wroxeter, a historic and picturesque village 6 miles from Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Newly-refurbished, everything has been carefully chosen to make your getaway enjoyable and relaxing including a welcome hamper of seasonal or local produce on your arrival. Sink into silky, soft sheets on the super-king bed or curl up on a comfy sofa. There’s a well equipped kitchen in case you want to make something delicious from the local produce you’ve found out and about.
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Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.
Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world.
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