Court Farm Bed and Breakfast
“A warm welcome awaits at this homely Georgian property on a working farm” - AA Inspector
CHURCH STRETTON, SHROPSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Located in the village of Gretton, this Grade II listed stone-built Georgian house is on a 330-acre working farm, and its bedrooms overlook the pretty gardens. Home to the Norris family since 1898, over the years they have sympathetically restored and modernised the building. Comprehensive breakfasts are served in an elegant dining room, and a comfortable guest lounge is also available. A holiday apartment very suitable for the less able bodied is available and the Farm is an ideal base for exploring Shropshire and surrounding areas.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 2
- Free TV
- Lounge with TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
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About the area
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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