“A great base for exploring an Area of Natural Beauty” - VisitEngland Assessor
Craven Arms, Shropshire
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Folly View is a comfortable two bedroomed, ground floor flat. It has it’s own garden with a bench and table and chairs. Folly View is on one level, it sleeps up to four people and we can provide a travel cot on request. Folly View is on the outskirts of Craven Arms, which is a small rural South Shropshire town on the edge of Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are beautiful walks and cycle rides from the door of Folly View. We can provide storage for bikes on request prior to your visit. Within walking distance is the museum, The Land of Lost Content and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Within a short drive you can visit Stokesay Castle, Flounders Folly and Ludlow Castle.
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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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